Who We Are
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
Beast Philanthropy currently serves 6 different geographical communities in Eastern North Carolina. Our goal is to expand throughout the United States and into international communities as well. We have provided resources and assistance to several organizations that support disadvantaged families in Georgia, and assisted with disaster relief in North Carolina and Louisiana. We will continue to expand our reach to make a meaningful impact in the communities that need it most.
Our mobile distribution model! Several times a week, we pack multiple trucks full of packaged goods. We then take these trucks out to communities who aren’t served by a traditional food pantry. Our goal is to reach people who don’t currently have access to other food pantries. Our goal is to reach people most in need.
Our food is acquired through several different sources! We are a partner agency of the Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC, which is a part of the Feeding America network. We also partner with local retailers to pick up donations on a weekly basis. Additionally, we are grateful to have received a number of in-kind donations from individuals and companies across the US. We work hard to ensure that food isn’t wasted and is distributed quickly to those who need it.
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.