Gifts In Kind – Global Leaders In Product Philanthropy – A generous 3M corporate product donation in 1983 marked the beginning of Gifts In Kind International, a charitable organization that today is the 3rd largest charity in the U.S. Today’s top manufacturers and retailers, including 44 percent of the Fortune 500 companies, rely on Gifts In Kind International to design and manage the donation process. Driven by a mission of providing an effective conduit for the donation of products, goods and services from the private sector to the charitable sector, Gifts In Kind International is the recognized leader in the field of product philanthropy. Ranked as one of the most cost-efficient charities in the world, Gifts In Kind International operates at less than 1 percent of the value of products, goods and services contributed annually. This has been added to Grant Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.