Changing The Present

Cause Area

  • Animals
  • Community
  • Faith-Based
  • LGBTQ+
  • Veterans & Military Families


401 7th Avenue, level BNew York, NY 10001 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

We are launching our new website, which involves inviting the participation of all one million nonprofits, providing each with their own private gift site, and promoting this growing social norm: You don’t have to buy stuff to show your love; instead, you can do something meaningful in a friend’s name.


ChangingThePresent is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, which helps channel to nonprofits some of the $250 Americans spend each year on birthday, holiday, and other gifts, by making the experience of giving a donation in a friend’s name feel like a gift with tangible giving opportunities, wish lists, registries, and beautiful, personalized printed greeting cards. The New York Times referred to the site as an " of the nonprofit world." You may recognize this as the approach proven by Heifer International, which raises $115 million a year by letting people donate to fund farm animals in a friend’s name. If farm animals can attract that much money, imagine how much is available for more popular causes.


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by Shaniece W. (August 13, 2021)
I would share it to a colleague as someone has to speak up so that global warming will get better in the future. Society has to understand that environmental issues has also cause animals to be endangered and extinct. New generations wouldn’t have the experience to even see these animals. We have to fight for the animals as a group. We are always stronger together.
by Alessandro C. from IT (November 30, 2020)
Simply because, we must help each other and make the world a better place. Thank you in advance. Best Regards, Alessandro Cucchiarale

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