Share your story and you could win a grant of up to $10,000 for your favorite nonprofit organization!

#MyGivingStory is an annual campaign and social media storytelling contest held each November, in conjunction with GivingTuesday, that fosters a public conversation about generosity and encourages more people to give.

Every Act of Giving Has a Story. What’s Yours?

Share a story answering one of the following prompts and you could win up to $10k for your favorite nonprofit:

  • What inspires you to give back?
  • Is there a moment or event that changed your understanding of generosity?
  • Who is the most generous person you know and how has that person influenced you?
  • Is there a moment or event that changed your understanding of generosity?
  • What is the first time you remember giving?

Participating in #MyGivingStory is as easy as 1-2-3…

  1. Tell us why you give! Submit a 150-1200 word essay (with a photo if possible) or a video (no more than 5 minutes) between Nov 1 - Dec 3, 2019.
  2. Share on social media and encourage everyone you know to vote daily through Dec 10. 
  3. The 20 entries with the most votes will be considered by the judging panel.

Share Your Story!


The 20 stories that receive the most votes in the online gallery during the month of November will be sent to a panel of judges who will award prizes:

  • 1st-Place Winner: $10,000 for the entrant’s favorite nonprofit
  • 2nd-Place Winner: $5,000 for the entrant’s favorite nonprofit
  • 3rd-Place Winner: $2,500 for the entrant’s favorite nonprofit

Other prize opportunities include:

  • Most Nominated Nonprofit: $2,000 to each of the 4 nonprofits “chosen” the most often.
  • #GivingTuesdayKids: $1,000 for the entrant’s chosen nonprofit to the 5 stories submitted by youth (ages 13-17) garnering the most votes.
  • #YoDonoPorque: $1,000 for entrant’s chosen nonprofit to the 2 Spanish-language stories garning the most votes.
  • Honorable Mention: $1,000 for the entrant’s chosen nonprofit to 2 outstanding stories
  •  $500 grants for entrant’s chosen nonprofit will be awarded 2x each week throughout the contest period to a randomly selected story. That’s a total of 8 chances to win!
  • 33 Day Sweepstakes: Each day, one story will be randomly selected to win a custom GivingTuesday gift.


Toolkit for Nonprofts

MyGivingStory one-sheet

MyGivingStory one-sheet (Espanol)

MyGivingStory for Kids

Some additional tips and requirements:

  • Download our toolkit and check out the FAQ for tips on crafting and sharing your story.
  • Check out previous winners to help you get inspired.
  • #MyGivingStory is open to legal residents of the U.S., who are age 13 and older.
  • Written entries must be between 150 and 1,200 words and should ideally include a photo.
  • Videos must be between 30 seconds and 5 minutes in length and under 100 MB in one of the following formats: AVI, MOV, WMV, MP4, MPEG, FLV, 3GP, and 3G2.
  • All entries must be original, unpublished works.
  • Only one entry per entrant.

Las participaciones para #MyGiving Story pueden escribirse en español o inglés! Para encontrar la información en español, pulse aquí y use el menú de opciones en la esquina superior derecha.

By sharing our story, we can inspire others to give.

Why do you give? Share your story! #MyGivingStory