This post will focus on the mission of the AnonDo Fund. Please also check out this post for an easy-to-follow explanation of a donor advised fund (DAF) and how it operates (the AnonDo Fund operates a DAF), and please also see this post to read more on our partnership with the Silent Donor Platform.
Mission Behind The AnonDo Fund
Simply put – there was not an easy way for people to send truly private, anonymous donations to the causes they love to support. We noticed, especially living in 2021, more and more people want to take back their privacy. To an extent never-before-seen, people and companies are constantly being watched and judged, compounded by social media and oftentimes intrusive polices set by big tech and big data corporations. It also doesn’t help when you donate to a charity and get stuck receiving endless emails, texts, and fliers in your mailbox – sometimes for years!
Unfortunately, there is also an overpowering ethos of “cancel culture” that has gripped the US and introduced pressure around the globe, which has made people and companies apprehensive about where they choose to donate. If someone who opposes the recipient of your donation finds out (or finds out that you gave “too little” relative to an estimated/made-up net worth), you can be subject to a fierce and relentless public cancelling to the detriment of your career, your company’s bottom line, and even your personal safety. A lot of this unfortunately plays out on social media, which often serves as a self-propagating echo chamber and can always be counted on for supplying virulence and outrage among its users. Backlash for donating to the “wrong” organization is at an all-time high! We help eliminate this problem by offering donors a chance to give back fully privately. No longer will donors have to fear any reprisals for giving to the causes they believe in, which we believe will bring greater benefits to many organizations and the people’s lives they help improve.
The AnonDo Fund (and our donation technology partner Silent Donor) are unique institutions in that they both have been built from the ground-up with a single goal in mind: to preserve and maintain the privacy of donors. Privacy is protected above all else. We empower donors to give back with the level of privacy they are comfortable with.
***Please note : we are prohibited by US law from making any donations to United States political candidates, parties, campaigns, PACs, or Super PACs.