General Frequently Asked Questions

Donations and fundraising

Hustle For Humanity relies almost entirely on funding from individual donors, foundations, and corporations. We are fortunate to have thousands of supporters, many of whom give every month or year. Hustle For Humanity operates efficiently and always aims to minimize administrative costs, and is committed to transparency. Last fiscal year, 88 percent of our expenditures went directly to program support—well above the standard recommended by CharityWatch, one of the leading charity-rating organizations in the US. At least 90 percent of funds designated by individual donors for humanitarian emergencies directly support our responses for those emergencies. We strive to exceed or maintain these standards each year.
Our most recent annual reports, as well as additional financial information, are available in the Financial Information section here.
Hustle For Humanity seeks to operate efficiently and to minimize fundraising and administrative costs. In 2016, we allocated 88 percent of our expenditures for development programs and emergency relief—a number that is well above the standard recommended by the CharityWatch, one of the leading charity-rating organizations in the US. During this same period, at least 90 percent of funds designated by individual donors for humanitarian emergencies directly supported our relief efforts for those emergencies. We strive to exceed or maintain these standards each year.
Hustle For Humanity creates lasting solutions to poverty, hunger, and social injustice. Because we are not tied to any specific political, economic, or religious interests, we are able to independently develop, fund, and support effective programs that help people overcome poverty and secure their rights. To protect our ability to speak out on behalf of those who most need it and to preserve our independence, Hustle For Humanity does not accept funds from organizations involved in industries in which we are campaigning or from the US government. Additionally, we do not accept some product donations because they could compromise the effectiveness of our programs.
Hustle For Humanity is rated highly by leading independent charity evaluators, including Guidestar, the nation’s largest charity evaluator. Hustle For Humanity has the Better Business Bureau’s highest rating and seal of approval for charitable organizations by meeting all 20 of its Standards for Charity Accountability. Hustle For Humanity is also a "Top Charity" and recipient of an "A" rating from charity watch-groups. These rankings place Hustle For Humanity among an elite group of charitable organizations nationally. Do you offer a gift planning program?
Hustle For Humanity has an extensive gift planning program. You can learn more in our Programs section.
Yes, Hustle For Humanity has a policy on ethical fund raising and marketing. We encourage donors or potential donors to contact us regarding any questions or concerns regarding our Donor Bill of Rights. We hope that our adherence to these rights strengthens the trust and confidence our donors have in us and our efforts to work together to reduce global poverty and injustice.
Yes. Hustle For Humanity has a public records retention policy for handling, backing up, archiving, and destroying documents. Read the details of this policy.

Monthly giving

Yes! You can give on a monthly basis by signing up to be a Hustle For Humanity World Changer. Setting up monthly payments via your credit card or through automatic bank transfer helps provide Hustle For Humanity with a reliable stream of funds to create lasting solutions to hunger and poverty, while also reducing our administrative costs. In addition, members of the Hustle For Humanity World Changer Program receive quarterly updates on our work and our newest projects. You can sign up here.
Giving through secure automatic bank transfers reduces fees and eliminates printing, paper, and postage costs, which lets Hustle For Humanity put a larger portion of your gift to work in more than 13 countries!  Existing Partners can switch to automatic bank transfer here or by calling us at 1-888-478-2898.  Not a Hustle For Humanity Partner yet? Sign up for monthly giving and become an Hustle For Humanity World Changer here!
When you sign up to give monthly through your credit card or bank account, your monthly gift will be made on (or near) the same day of the month as your first pledge gift.
Existing Hustle For Humanity Partners can update their credit card information here or by calling us at 1-888-478-2898.  Not a Hustle For Humanity Partner yet? Sign up for monthly giving and become an Hustle For Humanity World Changer here.
Existing Hustle For Humanity Partners can change their contact information (address, email address, or telephone number) here or by calling us at 1-888-478-2898.
Please send your request with your name, mailing address, current gift payment method, and monthly gift amount to donorcare@hustleforhumanity.org or contact us by phone at 1-888-478-2898, or mail your request to our address provided below.
  • Visit www.hustleforhumanity.org/programs
  • Email: programs@hustleforhumanity.org
  • Phone: (888) 478-2898
  • Fax: (310) 586-3456
  • Mail: Hustle For Humanity Attn: Hustle For Humanity Partner Program 433 N Camden Dr, 4th Floor Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Employment

  • Find an open position that matches your skills, experience, and interests and apply online today. Click the Apply button at the bottom of any position description page.
    • Available positions
    You will receive an email confirming receipt of your résumé/CV. If we determine there is a good match between your background, experience, and education and the position requirements, we will contact you for a telephone interview for initial screening. If you are selected for further consideration, you will be contacted to schedule an additional interview with a hiring committee, either in person or via telephone. If there are no open positions that match your interests, you can still add your information to our database, so that we can send you notifications of new positions based on your interests. Thank you for your interest in joining Hustle For Humanity in our fight against poverty and social injustice. Hustle For Humanity is an equal opportunity employer.
Interested in being a volunteer or intern at Hustle For Humanity? We're looking for highly motivated people to support our mission and bring excellent interpersonal and communication skills to the task. Internships and volunteer positions provide a substantive, challenging work experience and will expand your understanding of Hustle For Humanity's work.  You will receive a confirmation email and will be contacted if you are selected as a candidate. If there are no open positions that match your interests, you can still add your information to our database, so that we can send you notifications of new jobs based on your interests.  Interns and volunteers perform many of the same tasks and frequently work together on projects, but there are some key differences between internships and volunteer positions at Hustle For Humanity.

Our interns

  • Are students in an accredited educational program, or have visas for their year of training after graduation
  • Work for a fixed period with a set number of hours per week; eight hours is the minimum per week, and a total of 80 hours is an acceptable minimum commitment
  • May work for credit or a college-provided stipend, but are generally not paid by Hustle For Humanity

Our volunteers

  • Must have US work papers
  • May be in an accredited educational program, but may not want to be interns
  • May be at Hustle For Humanity for short-term projects, for special events, for occasional work, or for a number of years
Unless otherwise noted, any qualified individual can apply. All applicants must have valid visas or work papers that allow them to legally work in the US. Hustle For Humanity does not provide visas for interns or volunteers. Hustle For Humanity is an equal opportunity employer.
We are unable to offer internships or volunteer opportunities abroad. The nature of our work often requires very specific knowledge and skills, and overseas work can sometimes be dangerous. As a result, all of our internships and volunteer opportunities are based in the US, located in: Los Angeles, CA; Seattle, WA; New York, NY; or Washington, DC.

Grants/funding requests

Hustle For Humanity partners with local communities to address their needs directly and to create solutions that will be sustainable over time. Because of our limited funds, we can only support organizations that are working in the approximately 30 countries in which we have programs. As much as we would like to fund more projects, we must adhere to our strategic focus. Here are some additional details on how Hustle For Humanity allocates funds:
  • The majority of grants are for one year.
  • Last fiscal year, we funded more than a dozen partner organizations.
  • Grants usually range from $2,500 to $10,000, and in a few cases can be up to $50,000.
  • In general, grant proposals are developed in cooperation between our regional staff and potential partner organizations. Although we usually refer unsolicited requests to our regional staff (if the proposal is in line with the regional strategy), such proposals are rarely funded.
  • We do not fund individuals.
  • We do not fund government projects, churches, clinics/health centers, schools, and government bodies.
Please see the explore section of the website to learn more about the focus of our regional programs, the issues we work on, and our emergency relief work. If you still have questions about funding, feel free to email us at info@hustleforhumanity.org
  • Hustle For Humanity is only able to provide financial aid to individuals via our Student Charity Ambassador Program (SCAP).  We cannot we arrange, organize, or fund study abroad programs. However, for answers to your financial aid questions, we recommend the following helpful websites:

Online Community

Absolutely. Anyone can participate in our online community and receive our monthly newsletter and occasional action alerts. While many of our email campaigns target US-based organizations and authorities, we also coordinate with groups all over the world.
You can update your email subscription preferences here. To update your personal information, please send an email to donorcare@hustleforhumanity.org

General

Yes! When you join our free email update list, you'll receive regular news on our work and campaigns, as well as opportunities to take action in the fight against poverty, hunger, and social injustice.
  • Our headquarters office is in Los Angeles, CA, and our policy & advocacy office is located in Beverly Hills, CA. We've posted directions to our offices for your convenience.
Existing Hustle For Humanity Partners can change the amount of their monthly gifts here or by calling us at 1-888-478-2898.
Existing Hustle For Humanity can change the payment method used for their monthly gifts to credit card here, or to automatic bank transfer.  Or, call us at 1-888-478-2898.