Idol Gives Back


America Gives Back (then called ‘Charity Projects Entertainments Fund,' and part of the Comic Relief, Inc. family) was the charity partner of the first Idol Gives Back event in 2007, created in conjunction with American Idol and FOX.


FOX, American Idol and America Gives Back (previously known as Charity Project Entertainments Fund and part of the Comic Relief, Inc. family) created a two-night special on April 24th and 25th 2007 to help raise awareness and funds for organizations focused on delivering health and education resources for children and young people in extreme poverty, in the US and some of the poorest communities in the world.

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    In keeping with the Idol Gives Back theme, the six finalists sang ‘life anthems’ of compassion and hope, with viewers voting for their favorite contestants, as usual. On this special night, however, viewers also helped to change the lives of people in need, both in the US and some of the world’s poorest communities – for every vote cast, sponsors donated money to the charity.

    The extended two-hour results show was a star-studded evening featuring world-renowned artists and celebrities. The public responded with unprecedented generosity by donating more than $54 million, bringing the grand total raised, including corporate and matched funding, to $75.1 million.

    Money raised was spent to transform the lives of hundreds of thousands of people around the world. You can learn more about the project, the results, and how the funds were distributed on the America Gives Back homepage.

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Total money raised


Total money raised

People helped


People helped

Viewers of the 2007 live show


Viewers of the 2007 live show