When we created NikeTalk in the winter of 1999, we developed and maintained the site as an act of community service. For the first six years of our history, we operated on an ad-free basis, relying entirely on the generosity of our volunteer staff and registered members to finance the site’s hosting fees. As our community grew, it became impractical to expect our fellow members to cover these costs and the burden was shifted, instead, to advertisers. Rather than treat this as a nuisance or a necessary evil, we chose, instead, to embrace the possibility to use our surplus revenue to help support some of the world’s most inspiring nonprofit organizations in their efforts to make our world more just, compassionate, and sustainable.
Since first implementing ads in the summer of 2006, we’ve donated over $379,000 to a wide range of charities, and it’s all thanks to the support of members and visitors like you.
We hope you’ll agree that the following list of donations reflects the diversity that makes our community such a rich and vibrant place.
Announced Donations to Date:
Thank you for helping NikeTalk sponsor a Room to Read library in India!
Thank you for helping NikeTalk contribute an additional $10,000 to the Equal Justice Initiative!
Thank you for helping NikeTalk contribute over $10,000 to the One Love Foundation!
Thank you for helping NikeTalk contribute $30,000 to Room to Read to establish a school library in Bangladesh!
Thank you for helping NikeTalk, Cap City, and Instyleshoes contribute over $23,000 to the Equal Justice Initiative by supporting our NT Fitted Caps fundraiser!
Thank you for helping NikeTalk donate $35,000 to Room to Read to publish an original children's book in South Africa!
Please consider supporting earthquake relief efforts in Nepal!
Thank you for helping NikeTalk raise over $16,000 in direct contributions and matching funds for Room to Read in the Skoll Social Entrepreneurs Challenge!
Thank you for helping NikeTalk donate $15,000 to Operation Smile and Doctors Without Borders in honor of our community's 15th Anniversary!
Thank you for helping NikeTalk contribute $10,000 to the Equal Justice Initiative!
Please consider supporting relief and recover efforts in the Philippines in the wake of Super Typhoon Haiyan!
Thank you for helping NikeTalk contribute $11,000 to the American Indian College Fund!
Thank you for helping NikeTalk donate $9,203 to the See Forever Foundation!
Thank you for helping NikeTalk donate $4,800 to the Harlem Children's Zone!
Thank you for helping NikeTalk & Room to Read build a preschool in Sri Lanka! ($20,000)
Thank you for helping NikeTalk donate $10,000 to Operation Smile!
Thank you for helping NikeTalk provide $8,956 to Room to Read and the Human Rights Campaign!
A child dies of starvation every 6 mins in Somalia. Thanks for helping raise $18,000 so far!
Please contribute to relief efforts in Japan! Together, we've raised $20,000 and counting!
Thank you for helping NikeTalk raise $2,358 for the Children's Defense Fund!
Thanks for helping NikeTalk contribute $2,150 to Doctors Without Borders!
Congrats to the HSUS, your choice to receive NT's $10,000 10th anniversary donation!
Thank you for helping NT donate $7,000 to the HSUS' End Dogfighting Campaign!
Thank you for helping NikeTalk donate $19,000 to build a library in Nepal!
Thanks for helping NikeTalk donate $10,000 to the WWF to join the Amur Leopard Conservation Society!...
Thank you for helping NikeTalk donate $4,056 to Habitat for Humanity!
Thank you for helping Free The Children build a school in Kenya! ($17,204)
Thanks for helping NikeTalk allocate $6,820 to Kiva.org - now YOU can decide who we loan it to!
Thank you for helping NikeTalk donate $5,000 to Green For All! www.greenforall.org
Thank You for Helping NT Donate $2,768.60 to JDRF!
NikeTalk Donates $2,553 to the American Cancer Society
Thanks for helping NT donate over $2,000 to Operation Smile
Thanks to you, NikeTalk has just donated $3,656 to the UNCF!
Thank you for helping NT donate over $4,000 to Access Books!
Thank you for helping NikeTalk donate over $2,500 to UNICEF!
Though the announcement posts have since been lost, we also donated $2,907 to Gawad Kalinga and $3,908 to Ettie Lee Homes.
We’ll update this list with each new donation, and you’ll always find the latest announcements on the front page and right here in our charity tab. To help stay current, you can also subscribe to this post to receive on-site or e-mail notifications.
If you know of any charities that you’d like to see added to this list in the future, let us know! Feel free to e-mail your suggestions to us, or, better yet, share them with the entire community via our forums.
True social responsibility is not an occasional act, but a constant attitude. We look forward to working with all of you every day to enact our values, advance our efforts, and make a positive, lasting difference in the lives of others.
A single clicked ad may only be worth a few cents (and a single viewed ad but a fraction of a cent), but the above donations help prove how strong and effective we can be when we all work together.
Thank you so much for making this possible!