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Comic Relief, Inc – also known as Comic Relief US – is a US 501(c)(3) charity. We receive money raised through a range of fundraising campaigns and programs and then distribute it to charity partners whose work helps combat poverty in America and in some of the poorest communities in the world.

Comic Relief Inc. is also known as Comic Relief US. It is a US 501(c)(3) public charity.

Comic Relief US is an independent sister organization of a British charity, Comic Relief, founded in 1985. Comic Relief US and Comic Relief UK are related through their shared vision of “a just world, free from poverty;” and with the same mission to effect “positive change through the power of entertainment.”

Comic Relief UK and Comic Relief US are not connected in any way to the former US charity Comic Relief (now called the Tahoe Institute) that was fondly associated with Robin Williams and Whoopi Goldberg. However, both organizations have used the power of comedy to put the public at the heart of their social mission.

America Gives Back is now called Comic Relief US. We changed our name when it was confirmed that we’d be bringing Red Nose Day to the US. The name Comic Relief US better reflects our mission of ‘driving positive change through the power of entertainment’ and particularly the focus on comedy and fun that are at the heart of Red Nose Day.

Comic Relief US — also known as Comic Relief Inc. — is the US 501(c)(3) charity behind the Red Nose Day campaign. Comic Relief US receives and distributes the money raised during Red Nose Day campaigns in the US to pre-selected charity partners.

Comic Relief US’s aim is to bring about real and lasting change by tackling the root causes of poverty and social injustice. To drive this change, we award grants to projects on the ground which work to help people who need it most.

If you’d like to make a donation to Comic Relief US it’s easy! You can donate online on this website by clicking the donate button at the top of this page.


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