In June 2017, when Jimmy Donaldson (AKA MrBeast) received his first YouTube sponsorship deal of $10,000, he wondered, “how can I transform this money into something good?” Not wanting to keep the money for himself, Jimmy agreed to the sponsorship deal with one condition: he was able to give away all of the money. The sponsor agreed.
Jimmy stayed true to his word and gave away the full $10,000, but he quickly realized that handing someone an envelope of cash was not enough. This first giveaway ignited a flame within Jimmy, and every charitable act fueled his desire to help those in need.
Over the next few months, MrBeast started giving money to Uber drivers, to pizza delivery drivers, and Twitch streamers. Jimmy enjoyed the genuine reactions from his recipients, and he quickly realized how lives were being changed. It became Jimmy’s mission through video integration to help as many people as possible overcome barriers.
And with a goal of making the world a better place, the idea for Beast Philanthropy was born.
As a 501(c)3 organization, Beast Philanthropy exists to leverage the power of social media platforms and raise funds to alleviate hunger, homelessness, and unemployment. Beast Philanthropy will provide life-changing grants, assistance, and both monetary and non-monetary gifts to individuals and families. With your support, Beast Philanthropy will change the world.
Frequently Asked Questions
After formally launching Beast Philanthropy in October 2020, MrBeast used his resources to provide over 50,000 Thanksgiving and Christmas meals to support families in need within his community.
But MrBeast’s model doesn’t stop at giving away cash, or meals. Beast Philanthropy is committed to providing long-lasting relief to individuals suffering from homeless, hunger, and poverty. Using his innovative model of a mobile food distribution unit, MrBeast is ready to inspire the next generation of philanthropists.