Driven by his curiosity, foundation creator Ryan Davis began a bartering project among his Facebook friends in 2010. Little did he know, his actions would soon lead him to the discovery of an extremely influential concept. He immediately realized that this new found idea had to be focused on benefiting others in need. And so, The Ryan's Pennies Foundation was created. Visit www.ryanspennies.org/how-it-works for more information about the Bigger & Better trading concept.
Our mission is to provide a more inclusive way of raising funds for non-profit organizations while bringing together average folks who have a simple desire to help with those who depend on charitable contributions to achieve their own commendable objectives.
- We are imaginative. There is no right or wrong way to donate to charity. But we say to forget the days of merely reaching into your pocket and shelling out a few bucks. We intend to make serving others fun and exciting, all while generating public awareness of local organizations working to better our communities.
- We are innovative. Not everyone has the ability to give large amounts of money to charity. We understand this, which is why we start with a single penny and work our way up. Beneficiaries are uniquely honored at presentation and fundraising events where one ordinary american cent is dedicated and traded on their behalf. Veiwed as a symbol of untapped potential, every penny now lets anyone support the effort of creating a better world.
(THE RYANS PENNIES FOUNDATION IS IN THE PROCESS OF OBTAINING 501C3 TAX EXEMPT STATUS. FOR THE TIME BEING, CONTRIBUTIONS OF ANY KIND CANNOT BE CONSIDERED A CHARITABLE TAX DEDUCTION.)