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About Us

Welcome to Given Tree!

We certify smaller trusted charities in order to enhance accountability, improve best practices and provide resources for those making an amazing difference in the world.  

Smaller charities make a big impact and we are proud to offer a certification to those quality charities.

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Our Mission

To more effectively help those in need by enabling smaller charities to enhance accountability and impact through certification.

Our Vision

Be the global standard to ensure smaller charities are trusted to help those in need.

Our Values

  • We value smaller charities
  • We value transparency & accountability (with funds, programs, challenges and goals)
  • We value best practices (being effectively used in communities)
  • We value collaboration (between charities and between charities and communities they work in)
  • We value community involvement


We certify smaller charities based on 3 Areas of Accountability --

Philosophy & Approach

Financial Health



  • We believe smaller charities make a great impact in this world for good.
  • We believe providing a platform for smaller charities to show their accountability and transparency will open up greater opportunities for growth and support.
  • We believe providing a certification for smaller charities will reduce the fraud in nonprofit giving and establish more confidence in giving to smaller charities.

Given Tree Team

Our team consists of all volunteers who dedicate their time, funds and talents to create what we are today! Thank you to all the current and past board members, expedition team members, consultants and advisors. 

Angela Holzer, 

Founder & Education Specialist 

Marcie Hill, 

Certification Specialist

Brady Mitchell, 

Web Development Specialist

Sarah Lum, 

Marketing Specialist

Dr. Brandon Erickson,

Dentist & Expedition Specialist

Brooke DeGraff,

Financial Specialist

Robin Ritch

Business Development Specialist

Melissa Della Gatta

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Contact Us
Tel. 650-503-4483 (GIVE)
 2625 Middlefield Rd #258, Palo Alto CA 94306