Harnessing the kindness that connects us to make the greatest positive impact.

Actor Kevin Bacon, Composer Michael Bacon


We believe our shared compassion has the power to unite, motivate and bring about positive change. That's why we're turning a light hearted game into a game changing movement that will directly benefit grassroots organizations while establishing a global intimacy. Through our dedication to igniting a universal connection and our passion for making a tangible impact on people’s lives, we remain committed to achieving our vision of harnessing the kindness that connects us to make the greatest positive impact.


SixDegrees.org is a charity led by actor, musician, and philanthropist Kevin Bacon. Launched on January 18, 2007, the organization builds on the popularity of the "small world phenomenon" by enabling people to become celebrities for their own causes by donating to or raising money for local and grassroots charities in the United States.


SixDegrees.org was born out of a strong desire to create a lasting positive impact. Kevin Bacon wanted to give back and knew his brand could influence. Over the years, our philanthropic organization has grown from a celebrity experiment into a valuable and rewarding global project. What we’ve discovered along the way is that folks everywhere are looking for a way to feel connected. So, we’re harnessing that power of connection to support grassroots nonprofits and their often-overlooked social missions. Because at the end of the day, we’re all just six degrees from someone who really needs our help, and when we work together, we really can do a great deal of good.

over $12 million dollars raised!

With over $12 million dollars raised through individual campaigns and dozens of celebrity drop-ins and pop-ups driving awareness and support for small nonprofits around the country, SixDegrees is focused on doing more to keep donors engaged and participating in the long term.