Major Checkout Charity Campaigns Grew 24% From 2020 to 2022

$1 Million+ Point-of-Sale Efforts Hit $749 Million: Engage for Good
May 16, 2023 3:00 PM ET
America's 2023 Charity Checkout Champions

May 16, 2023 /3BL Media/ - The largest point-of-sale fundraising efforts by American retailers collected $749 million in consumer donations in 2022, a 24% increase from 2020, according to the biennial Charity Checkout Champions study released today by Engage for Good.

The sixth edition of this study of $1 million+ campaigns found 77 programs that reached that revenue level, up from 76 in 2020.

"This impressive growth is a testament to consumers’ continued willingness to chip in for a wide variety of good causes in partnership with retailers," said Engage for Good's Alli Murphy who led the research effort. Collectively these leading programs have raised more than $6.7 billion over the last 30 years.

The five largest US-based point-of-sale fundraising campaigns in 2022 were produced by:

eBay -- $107 million (supporting a wide variety of nonprofits)

Albertsons -- $67 million (supporting hunger relief, Ukraine aid and other charities)

Walgreens -- $50 million (supporting Comic Relief)

Costco -- $49 million (supporting Children's Miracle Network Hospital)

PetSmart - $46 million (supporting PetSmart Charities)

Changes in the formats of checkout charity programs were a major factor in their growth, said Engage for Good President David Hessekiel. Integration of fundraising into electronic point-of-sale systems (as opposed to completely relying on human cashier asks) grew by 45% from 2020 to 2022. And the percentage of campaigns that allowed shoppers to round up their purchases to a whole dollar amount increased to 67%, a 43% increase from 2020.

The entire study is available for free download at

The report provides a detailed list of the 77 $1 million+ programs and delves into topics such as consumer behavior, program formats, the impact of macro factors like inflation and program success strategies.

About Engage for Good  
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