Expensify.org Announces Over 60 Semi-Finalists for Community Justice Grant Challenge to Fight Injustice and Win up to $100,000

Public can Vote on the Best Campaign for Change from July 19 - July 26

SAN FRANCISCO--()--Expensify.org, a charity founded by the preaccounting platform Expensify, today announced over 60 semi-finalists advancing to the first voting round for the Community Justice Grant Challenge. The grant challenge will provide up to $100,000 in funding to 10 grassroots organizations or individuals fighting injustices in their community. This initiative is just the beginning and part of Expensify’s $3 million commitment to combat systemic inequity.

Since launching the grant challenge in February, Expensify.org received more than 1,000 applications to advance community initiatives supporting climate justice, food security, housing equity, reentry services, or youth advocacy. Now entering the voting stage, Expensify.org is inviting members of the public to cast their ballot for the campaigns they think should win up to $100,000 of the over 60 qualifying campaigns seeking to scale their efforts for change.

“It’s simply been amazing seeing how many people are out there fighting for change, justice, and equity in their communities. The level of creativity and hustle shown by these applicants reminds us that change is possible – especially when we work together to build local solutions that empower those most affected by the issues,” said Puneet Lath, a Director at Expensify. “We’ve worked closely with all the applicants to truly understand their campaign proposals, and we’re excited for the public to see all the incredible ideas that they can help support simply by voting.”

Voting is open from July 19, 2021 through July 26, 2021 @ 11:50 p.m. PST on www.expensify.org. All members of the public are eligible to vote. People can vote for one campaign per fund category for a total of five campaigns. Ten finalists will be announced shortly after voting closes. Additionally, to honor the incredible effort put into these campaign applications, we are going to fund all semifinalists with up to $5000 in reimbursements each, starting immediately.

To learn more about the Community Justice Grant Challenge, visit www.expensify.org and check out the launch video HERE.

About Expensify.org:

Expensify.org, a 501(c)(3) charity with a fully transparent direct-giving model, is on a mission to eliminate injustice around the world by making giving and volunteering more convenient, meaningful, and collaborative. By harnessing Expensify.com’s receipt capture technology, Expensify.org creates transparency in the expenses process to connect donors and recipients in a meaningful way.

About Expensify:

Expensify keeps money moving. More than 10 million people around the globe use Expensify's preaccounting platform to reimburse expenses, manage business credit cards, generate invoices, pay bills, and plan trips from one easy-to-use app. Whether you're working for yourself, managing a team, or closing the books for your clients, Expensify makes it easy so you have more time to focus on what really matters. Download the app or sign up at expensify.com today.

Contacts

Julia Arredondo, jarredondo@skdknick.com

Contacts

Julia Arredondo, jarredondo@skdknick.com