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Human rights start with you. The choices you make and actions you take show the world the values you stand for. When you actively stand against gender-based violence and stand for dignity and equality, you can change the world.

Individual Support

    • Become a monthly supporter
    • Join the Breakthrough Leadership Circle
    • Make a one-time donation
  • Explore other ways to give

Fundraising and Special Events

    • The Inspiration Awards
    • Dudes Against Violence Against Women because DUH Comedy Show
  • Host an event/fundraiser

Corporate and Foundation Partners

    • Partner with Breakthrough
    • Employee Giving
    • Matching Gifts
  • In-Kind Donations

Why you should support Breakthrough

Boys will be boys.” “GIRLFIGHT!” “‘Real’ men don’t cry.” “‘Rape’ is just sex that women regret.” Those are myths. They’re cultural assumptions and attitudes that reinforce rigid norms about gender: about how and who girls and boys and women and men are “supposed” to be.

PROBLEM: gender norms do real harm. They confine us to labels, limiting or shaming who we really are or want to be. Tacitly or outright, they also condone gender-based discrimination and violence. Violence that, according to the CDC , affects about 1 in 3 women and nearly 1 in 6 men throughout their lifetimes.

SOLUTION: Break through those norms. Breakthrough provides tools for people like you to challenge those norms and stand for something better for everyone.

There’s no better time. #MeToo, “Bathroom” bills, trans people in the military, campus sexual assault—the  news is not all good, but the attention, awareness, conversation, and actions are unprecedented. This is the moment Breakthrough is seizing. This is the moment we can seize together.

Your support RIGHT NOW means YOU are taking action. It enables more people like you to take action. It helps build a world where boys and men aren’t bound to one brand of “masculinity,” where girls and women are valued and trusted, and where people of all genders and identities are respected as just that: people.

What will your Breakthrough be?


Become a monthly supporter

Join Breakthrough’s core group of monthly supporters dedicated to making gender-based violence unacceptable.
Join now!

Thank you to our supporters!

Join the Breakthrough Leadership Circle

The members of Breakthrough’s Leadership Circle work to make gender-based violence unacceptable with an annual gift of $1,000 or more to support Breakthrough’s work.
Join now!

Thank you to our Breakthrough Leadership Circle members!

Make a one-time donation

The quickest and simplest way to help Breakthrough build a world free of gender-based violence.
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Other ways to Support Breakthrough

Matching gifts – If you work for a company with a matching gift program, you can double or even triple your gift to Breakthrough. Breakthrough is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and is eligible for most employers’ Corporate Matching Gifts programs. Simply obtain the form from your company’s Human Resources department and contact Lider Restrepo at Lider@breakthrough.tv or (212) 868-6500 x303.

Shop – A portion of the proceeds from every Amazon purchase you make will be donated automatically to Breakthrough once you enroll. Visit smile.amazon.com, search and select “Let’s Breakthrough, Inc.” and you will be automatically enrolled.

Host an event/fundraiserclick here for details.

Partner with usclick here for details.

Contribute from a Donor Advised Fund (DAF) – If you have previously contributed to a donor advised fund, then you only need to instruct your fund manager to make a donation on your behalf and how to designate it. If your DAF is with Fidelity Charitable, Schwab Charitable, or BNY Mellon, you can also use this link to make your donation.


The Breakthrough Inspiration Awards

The Breakthrough Inspiration Awards honor pioneering leaders who have shown extraordinary leadership and vision in their field while channeling their influence toward concrete, sustained, positive change in the larger world This yearly gala in New York is Breakthrough’s largest and most important fundraising event of the year. Attendees include luminaries in business, entertainment, and philanthropy.

Thank you to everyone who made our 2017 Breakthrough Inspiration Awards a stunning success!

Event Photos: 2019, 2017, 2016, 2014

For more and to get involved with the Inspiration Awards, please contact Jason Fluegge at jason@breakthrough.tv.

Dudes Against Violence Against Women Because DUH Comedy Show

Like comedy? Not like violence against women? PERFECT. Whether we create or consume the funny, we can all take action in our own worlds and ways to make a difference. We got a bunch of funny dudes together to tell jokes—and stand up to challenge the culture that promotes gender-based violence.

See more details from our 2018 show.

For more and to get involved with the Comedy Show, please contact Jason Fluegge at jason@breakthrough.tv.

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Host an event or fundraiser

Breakthrough is grateful for all those who have brought their skills, talent, art, and vision to help build a world free of gender-based violence. Whether you want to turn your birthday party into a fundraiser, host an Indiegogo campaign (like Stephanie), or raise funds via Facebook, we’re here to help.

For more information, contact Jason at jason@breakthrough.tv or (212) 868 6500 x300. 


Employee Giving

Engaged employee giving boosts engagement by empowering your staff to support causes that matter to them. Join organizations such as Mastercard who have teamed up with Breakthrough to facilitate workplace conversation about gender-based violence while making a difference they can be proud of. For more information, please contact Jason at jason@breakthrough.tv or (212) 868 6500 x300.

Partner with Breakthrough

Take your corporate social responsibility to the next level by partnering with Breakthrough to make a bold impact to end gender-based violence. Whether you are a small business or large corporation, Breakthrough would be glad to partner with you and recognize your efforts to end gender-based violence while supporting our mission.

For more information, please contact Marc at marc@breakthrough.tv or (212) 868 6500 x302.

Foundation Support

Breakthrough gets some of its support through independent, corporate, and family foundations who underwrite our overall work and provide for special programs in the U.S. and India.

For more information, please contact Marc at marc@breakthrough.tv or (212) 868 6500 x302.

In-Kind Donations

Breakthrough relies on contributions of all sorts—from financial to in-kind donations such as professional services, auction items for our Inspiration Awards gala, and more. If you would like to make an in-kind contribution to Breakthrough, please contact Jason at jason@breakthrough.tv or (212) 868 6500 x300.