Through the power of entertainment, Comic Relief US mobilizes the masses to create awareness, inspire participation, and raise money to support organizations that address the critical global issues identified within the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Our organization and our work is a powerful platform to bring together the public who donate and the grantees through which funds are put to work, providing services and support to address short term needs and create long term change. We partner with organizations to amplify our collective impact through a range of campaigns, programs and grants. By creating a movement accessible to all, fueled by hope and positivity, we believe we can help create a just world, free from poverty, and full of opportunity.
Launched in the US six years ago, Comic Relief US has raised over $300MM, mainly through its signature campaign Red Nose Day, aimed at alleviating child poverty by ensuring children in need are safe, healthy, educated and empowered. With the money raised through Red Nose Day, Comic Relief US makes grants to nonprofit partners, such as Covenant House, Save the Children and Laureus, to support programs for children living in poverty, in the US across all 50 states and Puerto Rico and internationally in Latin America, Africa and Asia. Through these efforts, Red Nose Day has positively impacted over 25 million children.
Comic Relief US is a sister organization to Comic Relief UK, which has raised over $1 billion since its launch in the UK in 1988. Comic Relief was co-founded by Richard Curtis, a film writer and director, behind films such as Four Weddings and a Funeral, Notting Hill, Bridget Jones’ Diary, Love Actually, and Mr. Bean. Richard is also a UN Sustainable Development Goals Advocate.
Comic Relief US – also known as Comic Relief Inc. – is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
Through the power of entertainment, Comic Relief US mobilizes the masses to create awareness, inspire participation, and raise money to support organizations that address the critical global issues identified within the UN Sustainable…