Comic Relief US is committed to breaking the cycle of intergenerational poverty.
Our experience has shown that people are more willing to act when they feel good about themselves and connected to a larger world. And nothing makes people feel more connected than shared laughter.
Since 2015, millions of people have been moved by the laughter and fun we’ve delivered through our celebrity-studded fundraising activations, including Kids Relief, Full Plate Project, Pickled, and our signature campaign – Red Nose Day.
But communal, fun-filled fundraising is only the beginning. The initiatives we fund help people overcome the barriers that forced them into financial hardship and create opportunities so they can provide for themselves, their families, and future generations.
We identify and fund innovative solutions and amplify the energy of people who are committed to transforming their communities. We’ve built a network of grantees that includes people who are on the frontlines working on life-changing programs, such as organizations offering personalized health care to pregnant women who lack access to doctors and urban farmers who are providing fresh produce to their food-insecure neighbors as they employ and train a new generation of farmers and community leaders.
In 2022, 42% of our new grants went to Black, Indigenous, or locally-led organizations — the kinds of smaller programs that have not historically received investments that enable them to grow and scale. Our support can make a big and lasting difference, providing opportunities to change the lives of even more children and their families.
We may be well known for our network of celebrity friends and our ability to create pop culture magic that gets everyone’s attention, but these moments truly come to life and reach remarkable scale through partnership.
Our campaigns and activations offer companies opportunities to create meaningful ways for their customers and employees to participate in feel-good fundraising that makes a difference in the lives of children in all 50 states and around the world.
The challenges are monumental, but our momentum is strong. You can be part of the solution. Join us today on the journey to a better world.
Read our Cumulative Impact Report, 2015-2021
Comic Relief US has a four-star rating from Charity Navigator reflecting our accountability, transparency, and financial health.