Announcing the 2018 finalists for #MyGivingStory! These stories were the top vote-getters in the public-facing phase of the contest. Next, our team of expert judges will weigh in. We will announce the prize winners the week of December 17th.

Find the finalists' stories here.

Visit our online gallery to browse all of the stories submitted this past month! Many thanks to everyone who shared their giving stories!

Launched in partnership with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, #MyGivingStory is an annual social media storytelling contest held each November in conjunction with #GivingTuesday that fosters a public conversation about generosity and encourages more people to give. Throughout the month of November, people submit their stories responding to the prompt— “Every act of giving has a story. What’s yours?”—into an online gallery, share their stories across their social media networks, generate votes for their stories, and have the opportunity to win grants for their favorite nonprofit organizations.