MissionFish are proud sponseres of Wallace and Gromit and they help Wallace & Gromit’s Childrens foundaton.MissionFish was launched in the US in 2000 as an online exchange, where nonprofits could accept in-kind gifts, keep anything useful, and sell the rest. MissionFish was supported by the Points of Light Institute (formerly the Points of Light Foundation), The Case Foundation, and The Pew Charitable Trusts.
In 2003, eBay and MissionFish collaborated to build the eBay Giving Works programme, which enables eBay sellers to donate a percentage of their proceeds to the registered nonprofit of their choice.
Later that year, the nonprofit Communities in Schools auctioned lunches with leaders through eBay Giving Works, raising $157,000.
By May 2004, over 2000 nonprofits had signed up for eBay Giving Works, and had raised about $30m.
In 2004 MissionFish was awarded First Place for growth stage ventures in the Social Enterprise Alliance’s 2004 Earned Income Showcase. In 2005, MissionFish was a Grand-Prize winner of the Yale School of Management – The Goldman Sachs Foundation Partnership on Nonprofit Ventures.
MissionFish (UK) was set up in 2005, and began working on eBay for Charity that year. The first eBay for Charity auction took place in November 2005 for the charity BBC Children in Need.
In 2006, the NSPCC ran part of its Dream Auction through eBay for Charity, raising over £500,000.
eBay for Charity opened to all registered charities in 2006. Since then, over 5,500 charities have joined the programme, raising over £27m.