Founded in 2021, Causability.org is a cause-based grant making and fundraising platform for nonprofits and creative change makers. Causability is focused not just on a cause but its effect. We want donors and supporters to know the story behind a cause, how they are helping their communities, and to see the real world benefits from their donations.
Through offering Artist Grants we also want to encourage, empower and provide artists, donors and nonprofits the ability to mutually assist their communities through causes, to see sustainable, real world impact and benefit from their work and donations.
Artist Grants are not just funding opportunities, we want to sponsor artists ability to collaborate on cause based programs within their communities, to also assisting with their fundraising efforts.
As a painter, I know what it’s like to be a struggling artist, trying to make money with my art. In 2019, I started a business, Art for Your Cause, to help artists keep more money from the sales from their art.
I’m also a donor who wants to give money to make the world a better place, so I know how challenging it is to find worthy causes, run with integrity and transparency. I couldn’t find a place where sincere changemakers could breathe life into meaningful causes. This got me thinking:
- What about people (like artists) who want to help others, but can’t afford to?
- What about people who use peer-to-peer platforms to raise money, but the fees are eating into their donations?
- Why isn’t there full disclosure on other platforms as to where their fees go?
- What about supporters who want more information about where and what donations are funding?
- What about donors who also want to create their own causes?
To meet these challenges, with the support of my family, together we founded Causability. It’s been an interesting year! We parted ways with consultants who didn’t share our values; as we worked long hours to satisfy the IRS’s strict requirements. After 9 months of waiting, we received our approval letter.
As I studied the nonprofit landscape, I was blown away by these facts: 69% of all nonprofit donations come from individuals rather than grants or government subsidies. Those donations amount to over $400 billion/year. Most of these are single donations of $5-$10. These facts ignited my passion even further.
My dream of a Cause community has come true. With Causability.org, changemakers can work together on shared passions. I’m excited about how many people we’ve already helped. Our first Cause Creator, a professional soccer team, doubled their fundraising goal — to buy hats for their loyal fans! They got the money quickly and directly.
And we’re also sharing the love, by using all our transaction fees of 0.5% to fund Artist Grants!
We believe we are so much more than just a cause or a donation, we’re part of creating a new community for everyone to realize the effect of their cause and how it changes the world.
This is only the beginning. Join Us.
Our Philanthropic Purpose
The definition of philanthropy is the ‘love of humankind’.
The definition of ‘Causability’ is to provide humankind the ‘ability’ to share their love for causes.
Causability is a common unity. A ‘community’.
Causability (cause-ability) funds Artist Grants between both creators and communities (causes) enabling programs to succeed.
We are a sustainable cause-based community for artists to receive funding combined with a marketplace for collaborating within their local community.