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Eradicating preventable & curable blindness
The Himalayan Cataract Project (HCP) works to eradicate preventable and curable blindness through high quality ophthalmic care, education and the establishment of a world-class eye care infrastructure. At the core of HCP's work is its goal to achieve high-quality, low-cost eye care that can be sustained in the developing world for the long-term. HCP trains local eye care teams with methodologies optimized for the developing world. All training and education hinges on maximizing the capacity of eye care staff at all levels. This allows for the expansion of efficient eye care delivery, an increased number of patients treated, and an increased number of trained eye care specialists who can then train future eye care providers.
Connecting the resources of emerging markets professionals with local organizations
EMpower, The Emerging Markets Foundation, connects the resources of Emerging Markets (EM) professionals worldwide with the vitality of local organizations in emerging market countries. Founded in 2000 by financial professionals from the EM community who wanted to give back to the countries where they did business, EMpower makes grants to local organizations working to improve conditions in their communities. EMpower UK was formed in 2007 when a group of London-based EM professionals wanted to add their resources and energy to the work being done by EMpower US. Recently, EMpower has incorporated in Hong Kong and is in the process of forming an Underwriting Group and a Board. Beginning in 2005, EMpower narrowed its focus to strategically invest in at-risk youth, aged 10-24. We provide funding and other critical support to organizations in EM countries that are working to improve the lives of young people.
Bringing hope. Changing lives.
HOPE worldwide's vision is to bring hope and change lives. We are a faith-based international charity that serves the poor and needy through sustainable, high-impact, community-based services on a non-sectarian basis. With a global pool of committed staff and volunteers, HOPE worldwide annually serves more than a million needy people on all six inhabited continents. We treat the sick, feed the hungry, house the homeless, comfort the downcast, educate the poor and provide loving homes for the abandoned. Our work is produced by faith, prompted by love and inspired by hope.
Courage. Commitment. Change.
The Association for India's Development (AID) is a volunteer movement committed to promoting sustainable, equitable and just development. AID supports grassroots organizations in India and initiates efforts in various interconnected spheres such as education, livelihoods, natural resources including land, water and energy, agriculture, health, women's empowerment and social justice. Founded in 1991, AID has 36 chapters in the United States, approximately 1,000 volunteer, has supported 365 projects, and has 100 ongoing projects.
Link, connect, form a relationship
Enlace believes the local church to be the primary agent to transform poor communities in El Salvador. Enlace commits to a 10 year relationship with a local church and equips the church to become an effective agent of change. We walk a church through a process of being "interested," then "committed" and eventually a "leader" in its community, replicating what it has learned through interaction with other churches in the area. ENLACE's vision is to see 100 churches transform the spiritual and physical lives of 250,000 people in El Salvador by 2015.
Inspiring Chinese and Americans to learn and serve together since 1901
Founded in 1901, the Yale-China Association contributes to the development of education in and about China and to the furtherance of understanding and knowledge between Chinese and American people. Yale-China's work is characterized by sustained, long-term relationships designed to build Chinese institutional capacity. The Yale-China Association (Ya Li Xie Hui ) inspires people to learn and serve together. We foster long-term relationships that improve education, health, and cultural understanding in China and the United States
Changing Lives ~ One Person at a Time
The mission of the Haitian Health Foundation (HHF) is to improve the health and well-being of women, children, families and communities living in the greater Jérémie region through healthcare, education and community development..This is accomplished through: a secondary care outpatient clinic; a public health outreach program; nutritional rehabilitation services; safe motherhood services; community development programs; self-help programs which advance family & community self-sufficiency; and responding to emergencies and crises with humanitarian relief.
Building and Securing the Heartland of Our Nation
One Israel Fund (OIF) is the premier agency dedicated to providing humanitarian aid and services throughout Judea, Samaria, the Jordan Valley and the reemerging communities of Gush Katif evacuees. These 430,000+ pioneers are the vanguard of the security and sovereignty of the Jewish State.Working in concert with community leadership, municipal and government agencies, the IDF and local security teams, One Israel Fund supports health, recreational, educational, communal, preventive security and other social welfare needs, filling the gaps which are often conspicuously lacking in these areas.A highly touted four-star rated charity by Charity Navigator, One Israel Fund is the leading charitable organization committed to the security, welfare, development and economic growth throughout the Heartland of Israel.
Working to secure a future for children in Armenia
The Children of Armenia Fund (COAF) is a non-profit organization that uses community-led approaches aimed at improving the quality of life in rural Armenia, with a particular focus on children and youth. We work to ensure the development of healthy, educated, socially responsible and economically viable villagers and rural communities. In just 12 years, COAF has raised over $25 million dollars and implemented programs in more than 44 villages.
The promise of tomorrow comes from the children of today
Since its doors have opened in 1965, Or Chadash has been family to 1000's of girls who were at-risk living at home with their families of origin. Some of the students come from situations in which they were severely neglected and lived in great stress. Some experienced physical or emotional abuse. Most students who arrive at Or Chadash, suffer from deep emotional unrest and have little self-confidence. In turn, these insecurities often cause the girls to act out in unhealthy and self-destructive ways. In providing these girls with an alternative, Or Chadash has given these girls hope for a better tomorrow and a promise of high standards in education and personal values. For over 50 years, Girls Town Or Chadash has been a home, as well as a center for education, which services the daughters of families in distress from all across Israel. The campus of Or Chadash is 40 acres large located in Rechasim at the foothills of Mount Carmel, in northern Galil. Surrounded by mountain and trees, the environment produces a serene atmosphere which provides the girls with a quiet refuge from their turbulent lives.
Providing critical support to the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology
The American Technion Society (ATS) provides critical support to the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, ranked among the world's leading science and technology universities. The ATS accomplishes this through a national organization of 21 offices and thousands of members from coast to coast. The ATS has a distinguished record of achievement having raised more than $1.5 billion since its founding in 1940. ATS regions and chapters offer a full program of events, seminars and networking sessions with Israel's premier scientific, educational, and business leaders. The ATS is constantly expanding its efforts to ensure the Technion's continued excellence and achievements.
Partners in Community Development since 1915
The Near East Foundation helps build more sustainable, prosperous, and inclusive communities in the Middle East and Africa through education, governance, and economic development initiatives. NEF is an operational NGO with projects in seven countries -- Armenia, Egypt, Jordan, Mali, Morocco, Palestine, and Sudan. Working with local partners, our programs directly improve the lives of tens of thousands of vulnerable people across the region through initiatives in Peacebuilding, Civic Engagement and Education, Sustainable Agriculture, and Microenterprise Development.
For Israel forever
In 1926, Jewish National Fund was incorporated in the United States, developing a uniquely American effort to support development in Israel. Its six action areas included ecology and afforestation; water; community development; research and development; tourism and recreation; and education. JNF has evolved into a global environmental leader by planting 240 million trees, building over 200 reservoirs and dams, developing over 250,000 acres of land, creating more than 1,000 parks, providing the infrastructure for over 1,000 communities, bringing life to the Negev Desert and educating students around the world about Israel and the environment.
Defending dignity, fighting poverty
Founded in 1945, CARE is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. Our mission is to serve individuals and families in the poorest communities in the world. Drawing strength from our global diversity, resources and experience, we promote innovative solutions and are advocates for global responsibility. We facilitate lasting change by: strengthening capacity for self-help; providing economic opportunity; delivering relief in emergencies; influencing policy decisions at all levels; and addressing discrimination in all its forms. We place special focus on working alongside poor women because, equipped with the proper resources, women have the power to help whole families and entire communities escape poverty.
Advancing the ministries of the Gospel
Founded in 1942, AMG (Advancing the Ministries of the Gospel) International is an evangelical mission and relief agency, working in approximately 50 countries of the world. Our mission is clear: to give each person at least one opportunity to hear and respond to the gospel. At AMG, we endeavor to meet people at the point of their need whether it be hunger, sickness, or hopelessness, and show them Jesus as the only answer to the problems of this life and the only hope for eternal life. Our Christian missionary activities include children's work and relief, newspaper and magazine evangelism, radio and television evangelism, and missionary projects and support.
Dedicated to improving the lives of the poor through education and economic and social development programs
Founded in 1951 to meet the needs of the educationally disadvantaged, World Education provides training and technical assistance in nonformal education across a wide array of sectors. All World Education projects are designed to strengthen the capacity of local partner institutions, catalyze community and national development, and contribute to individual growth. World Education supports the development of many types of indigenous non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and community-based organizations (CBOs) to achieve long-term results. World Education strives to develop assets such as good health, literacy, numeracy, business and civic participation skills, and access to credit. World Education has worked in over 60 countries in all regions of the globe to provide training and technical assistance in many sectors.
From choice, a world of possibilities
International Planned Parenthood Federation/Western Hemisphere Region is a recognized leader in the international movement to ensure access to sexual and reproductive health care as a human right for all people.We believe that every individual is entitled to quality health care and a life free of violence and discrimination. We reach young people and poor communities with free or subsidized sexual and reproductive health services in a region characterized by high rates of adolescent pregnancy and extreme income inequality.In 2012, we provided nearly 33 million services-such as contraception and gynecological consultations-in nearly every country in the Americas and the Caribbean and helped safeguard 37 national policies and legislation in support of sexual and reproductive health and rights.
Lasting health change in Africa
Amref Health Africa's mission is to improve the health of people in Africa by partnering with and empowering communities, and strengthening health systems. We work at the grassroots level to tackle Africa's most critical health challenges: maternal health, child health, HIV/AIDS, TB, malaria, the lack of access to water and sanitation, and the lack of access to quality diagnostic, and surgical services. The cornerstone of our work is training local health workers, from community volunteers to midwives and doctors. We work primarily through women and girls, championing them to build the knowledge, skills and means to transform their own health and the community's health.
One hundred years of making a difference
Bnai Zion Foundation, a membership organization dedicated to assisting those in need with humanitarian projects in both Israel and America, has been in existence since 1908 and has completed hundreds of initiatives for the people of Israel and for Jewish people worldwide. Dedicated to American and Zionist ideals, Bnai Zion strongly supports the significant, enduring tie between America and Israel and is forging ahead with its efforts toward the advancement of the physical and social welfare of the Jewish people.
Helping forward the struggles of oppressed peoples for justice and self-determination
The Interreligious Foundation for Community Organization (IFCO) was founded in 1967 by progressive church leaders and activists. Its purpose is to advance the struggles of oppressed people for justice and self -determination. For almost 40 years, IFCO has assisted the poor and disenfranchised in developing and sustaining community organizations to fight human and civil rights injustices. This work includes education about the realities of the poor in the US and the third world. Through our project Pastors for Peace, IFCO carries out similar work in Chiapas, Mexico; Haiti; and other nations of Central America and the Caribbean. IFCO also provides support for grassroots community organizing projects in urban and rural regions of the United States.
Delivering tangible help
CitiHope International seeks to Promote Health, Prevent Disease, and Provide Cure to rural and underserved populations worldwide. Our strategy is to focus resources on a few major world areas to "make a world of difference for good." Since 1990, CitiHope has procured, shipped and distributed over $1 billion in medicine, medical supplies, nutritional and developmental resources worldwide. Our priority is to get the right drugs to the right patient, in the right dosage, at the right time, for the maximum impact in the lives of individuals and communities. CitiHope strives to uphold the values of stewardship, integrity and compassion exampled through concrete actions of people of faith.
Serving a Better Future for Children
The ITCF raises funds in the American philanthropic community to support the operations, facilities and programs of the 14 Israel Tennis Centers (ITC) throughout Israel. Through the discipline of tennis we strive to improve the lives of children in one of the most conflicted regions of the world. By teaching the life skills of self-reliance, perseverance and focus, the ITC fosters sustainable values of self-esteem, character and tolerance, creating a positive impact on the children, their families and the world for generations to come. For more than 35 years, the ITC has been helping children and teens living in poverty, new immigrants, coexistence programs, youth at-risk and those with developmental and intellectual disabilities. The ITC was founded in 1976 by six business leaders to achieve the goal of helping children and teens in Israel facing extreme obstacles. To date we have served over 400,000 children and teens and are currently serving 20,000 annually at the centers.
Raising US awareness of the Open University of Israel
American Friends of the Open University of Israel (AFOUI) is the dynamic arm of the Open University of Israel (OUI), Israel's largest university. AFOUI is dedicated to raising US awareness of OUI and the vital role that an educated Israeli society plays in keeping Israel and Jews of all economic backgrounds safe and strong. We are committed to helping OUI achieve its educational and research goals. OUI opens the gates of learning to limitless numbers of students through leading-edge educational technologies and globally recognized Distance Learning methods. A 21st century University, OUI offers 600 online, internet courses to students located all over the world, every day, every hour. The University's 70 Study Centers are scattered throughout Israel.
The American fundraising organization for Schneider Children's Medical Center of Israel
Medical Development for Israel (MDI) is the American fundraising organization for Schneider Children's Medical Center of Israel (SCMCI). SCMCI is the only comprehensive, highly specialized care hospital of its kind in the country and in the Middle East, dedicated exclusively to the well-being of all children and adolescents. Since its establishment in 1991, Schneider Children's has become recognized as an institution of medical and academic excellence. Schneider Children's comprises 250 beds, 43% of which are assigned to critical care (Intensive Care Units, Neonatology, Burns) and provides the full range of pediatric subspecialties and comprehensive paramedical services to all children from newborn up till age 18.
"Off the Streets and On To Life"
Founded in 1982, ELEM/Youth in Distress in Israel is the country's leading nonprofit organization dedicated to treating and transforming the lives of troubled youth. ELEM's 280 professionals and more than 1,700 volunteers don't wait for referrals to treat these youth, but seek them out on their turf -- on the streets, in schools, on the Internet and at bars and nightclubs. The 25,000 young people we serve annually and the additional 100,000 youth who reach out to ELEM online each year face tremendous challenges, such as: domestic violence, substance abuse, neglect, bullying, homelessness and prostitution. ELEM works with secular and religious Jews; Christian and Muslim Arabs including Bedouins; immigrants, including those from the Former Soviet Union and Ethiopia; and the LGBTQ community. Many live on the streets and most of them will not seek help from traditional social service groups. Our 78 programs in 43 cities provide counseling, mentoring, vocational training and a safe space for Israeli youth to envision a positive future for themselves and become productive members of Israeli society.
For a world free from hunger.
Action Against Hunger is a global humanitarian organisation that takes decisive action against the causes and effects of hunger. We save the lives of malnourished children. We ensure everyone can access clean water, food, training and healthcare. We enable entire communities to be free from hunger.
Supporting personal reflection, bridging leaders and partnerships to change the systems that keep people in poverty
Synergos brings people together to solve complex problems of poverty and creates opportunities for individuals and their communities to thrive. Systemic change requires collaboration. Solutions to poverty are often built in silos - and therefore fail. Synergos creates, promotes, and sustains collaborations among business, government, civil society, and marginalized communities. We foster successful collaborations by building trust, designing and implementing change processes, and enhancing the effectiveness of bridging leaders and institutions. Our approach uses four elements that increase individual and collective effectiveness to address complex problems: personal reflection, bridging leadership, systems thinking and collaboration. This approach develops bridging leaders and helps create inclusive partnerships and institutions - contributing to changes in systems, improved system outcomes, and improved lives.
Providing emergency medical care
Doctors Without Borders, USA (DWB-USA) was founded in 1990 in New York City to raise funds, create awareness, recruit field staff, and advocate with the United Nations and US government on humanitarian concerns. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international medical humanitarian organization that provides aid in nearly 60 countries to people whose survival is threatened by violence, neglect, or catastrophe, primarily due to armed conflict, epidemics, malnutrition, exclusion from health care, or natural disasters.
A Global Alliance Saving Rainforests
Established in 1988, Rainforest Trust partners with local, in-country conservation organizations around the world to strategically purchase and protect lands vital for wildlife conservation. We specifically target rainforests and tropical habitats that are critical for preventing species extinctions and that are exceptionally rich in biological diversity. Celebrating over 27 years of lasting conservation action, we are proud to have saved more than 15.7 million acres of rainforests and tropical habitat across 20+ countries in 100+ protected areas and wildlife reserves.
A pregnant woman's needs are as important as her baby's
Just One Life/Nefesh Achat B'Yisrael was formed in 1989 by a group of community leaders, Rabbis and social workers in New York and in Jerusalem. Its focus is the Israeli family who is faced with the dilemma of an untimely or medically at risk pregnancy. When pregnant women are grappling with difficult choices, it is important for them to know that they are not alone, that there is an organization that they can turn to for assistance. Nefesh Achat has set for itself the goal of providing a safety net and a listening ear to pregnant women who are confronted with financial, emotional or medical difficulties.
Helping people face their challenges
Ezer Mizion USA raises funds for Ezer Mizion, the Israel Health Support Organization, which offers an extensive range of medical and social support services to help Israel's sick, disabled, elderly and underprivileged populations. Since its founding in 1979, Ezer Mizion has grown to become one of the largest non-profit organizations in Israel, benefiting over 650,000 people every year. Ezer Mizion has branches in over 20 cities throughout Israel, with over 16,000 volunteers and an annual budget of over US$20 million. Ezer Mizion's diverse line-up of services includes the world's largest Jewish Bone Marrow Donor Registry and specialized programs for children with special needs, cancer patients, the elderly, and the mentally ill.
Honor the past, empower the present, ensure the future
The Fund for Armenian Relief (FAR) was founded in 1988 in response to a devastating earthquake. FAR provides short-term emergency relief and implements long-term programs for the economic growth and social development of Armenia. It helps the most vulnerable segments of the population - children and the elderly - and prepares the youth and professionals to drive the country's new democratic state. FAR implements a wide range of programs in Armenia and Karabagh: from emergency relief to construction to education, medical aid, and economic development. Since its inception, FAR has channeled more than $265 million in humanitarian assistance to Armenia.
Targeting extreme poverty
Concern Worldwide USA is a non-governmental, international, humanitarian organization dedicated to the reduction of suffering and working towards the ultimate elimination of extreme poverty in the world's poorest countries. Since its foundation in 1968, Concern Worldwide - through its work in emergencies and long-term development - has saved countless lives, relieved suffering and provided opportunities for a better standard of living for millions of people. We work primarily in the countries ranked in the bottom 40 of the United Nations Human Development Report. Concern implements emergency response programs as well as long-term development programs in the areas of livelihoods, health, HIV & AIDS, and education.
When we save one life, it's as if we have saved the whole world
Chabad's Children of Chernobyl (CCOC) evacuates kids from the radioactive Chernobyl region and provides them with critical medical care, new homes, and excellent education in Israel. CCOC also provides children currently living in the radioactive zone with medicine and advanced medical equipment. The children suffer from radiation-induced immune suppression which requires immediate care to prevent minor ailments from developing into major emergencies. CCOC brings doctors from the contaminated areas to the USA and Israel for medical training, and has rehabilitated orphanages in the affected areas. CCOC is dedicated to saving children's lives and to improve the health of those adversely affected by the Chernobyl disaster.
Health is a human right
Founded in 1990 as Doctors of the World-USA, HealthRight International mobilizes the health sector to promote and protect these and other basic human rights and civil liberties for all people, in the United States and abroad. In collaboration with a network of affiliates around the world and in partnership with local communities, we work where health is diminished or endangered by violations of human rights and civil liberties. We provide essential care and services while training community residents to carry on the mission of health at the conclusion of our efforts. We combine these services with appropriate advocacy to ensure maximum impact. To achieve our goals, we mobilize health care professionals as volunteers, bringing their expertise and idealism to those who need it most.
Imagine a world without AIDS.
Founded in 1996, the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) is a global, public-private partnership working to accelerate the development of a vaccine to prevent HIV infection and AIDS. IAVI researches and develops vaccine candidates, conducts policy analyses, and serves as an advocate for the field with offices in Africa, India, and Europe. IAVI supports a comprehensive approach to HIV and AIDS that balances the expansion and strengthening of existing HIV prevention and treatment programs with targeted investments in new AIDS prevention technologies. We also work to ensure a future vaccine will be accessible to all who need it.
Putting science to work for a faster TB cure
Established in 2000 to address an urgent health need, TB Alliance relentlessly pursues its mission of discovering and developing improved TB treatments that can bring hope, and health, to millions. Today, the organization manages the largest portfolio of new TB drug candidates ever assembled, and leads the global effort to transform TB therapy. Their mission is to discover and develop better, faster-acting, and affordable drugs to fight tuberculosis. From this global network, the TB Alliance leverages the most promising science to advance new TB drug regimens that are needed to fight this pandemic.
Generating resources for programs that transform the social reality of Brazil
BrazilFoundation was established in 2000 with the goal of generating resources for social entrepreneurs who propose creative and innovative solutions to challenges faced by communities throughout Brazil. In 10 years BrazilFoundation has raised over $17 million dollars and supported more than 300 social projects in Brazil in the areas of Education, Health, Culture, Participatory Development and Human Rights. We provide project grantees with financial support while stimulating local advocacy and promoting access to goods and services, empowering communities to take responsibility for their own development.
Fighting and treating preventable blindness and malnutrition
Founded in 1915, Helen Keller International (HKI) is among the oldest international nonprofit organizations devoted to fighting and treating preventable blindness and malnutrition. HKI has programs in 21 countries in Africa and Asia as well as in the United States. HKI builds local capacity by establishing sustainable programs, and provides scientific and technical assistance and data to governments and international, regional, national and local organizations around the world. HKI programs combat malnutrition, cataract, trachoma, onchocerciasis (river blindness) and refractive error. The goal of all HKI programs is to reduce suffering of those without access to needed health or vision care and ultimately, to help lift people from poverty.
Building Israel. One child at a time.
Founded in 1925, AMIT is the world's leading supporter of religious Zionist education and social services for Israel's children and youth, nurturing and educating Israeli children to become productive, contributing members of society. Our more than 70 schools and programs constitute Israel's only government-recognized network of religious Jewish education, incorporating academic and technological studies. These also include youth villages and facilities for children in foster care. At present, AMIT's more than 20,000 children come largely from impoverished and/or dysfunctional families; significant numbers are new Ethiopian and Russian immigrants, as well as young people of Sephardic backgrounds.
Supporting Israel's national home for girls
The General Israel Orphans Home for Girls, USA provides grants to the General Israel Orphan Home (GIOH) in Jerusalem, Israel for maintenance of kitchen and educational staff and operations of the building as well as assistance to indigent former residents of the orphan home. GIOH programs include providing a real family home for several hundred orphan girls; a day-care center for children ages 3-6; a complete education including academic, vocational and art courses from elementary through high school; programs for immigrant children; and extended day care facilities.
Where the impossible is possible, the ordinary is extraordinary, and disabilities become abilities
American Friends of ALYN Hospital supports Israel's premiere rehabilitation center for physically disabled children, adolescents and young adults. ALYN Hospital combines expertise and love so that each patient and family can meet the challenges of living with disabilities and achieve the highest possible level of mobility and independence. ALYN Hospital, established over 80 years ago, is one of the world's leading specialists in the active and intensive rehabilitation of children with a broad range of physical disabilities and is the only facility of its kind in Israel. The Hospital currently has 93 beds for hospitalized patients, 100 beds for day-care treatment and specialized out patient clinics which receive over 20,000 patient visits a year. ALYN is a jewel in Israel's crown of accomplishments and makes the impossible possible and truly transforms the lives of its children and their families.
Building Capacity to Overcome Poverty
The International Institute of Rural Reconstruction (IIRR), is a rural development organization working in Africa and Southeast Asia. Formally incorporated in 1960, IIRR promotes people-centered development through capacity building for poor people and their communities, other development organizations and governmental agencies. We believe that communities can help themselves out of poverty if we can provide the stimulus. The US Office coordinates fundraising activities from all sources in the U.S.; promotes the public profile of IIRR within the U.S.; assists senior IIRR staff in partnership building and networking with U.S. based organizations; and acts as a liaison between IIRR and its board of trustees in the U.S.
Philanthropic relief, altruistic service and development
Founded in 1992 The PRASAD Project is an international organization committed to improving the quality of life of economically disadvantaged people around the world. PRASAD's intention is to help people become self-reliant and live a life of dignity. PRASAD's humanitarian work is based on the core values of the Siddha Yoga mission - selfless service, enduring commitment, and respect for all people, regardless of their race or belief. PRASAD assists communities around the world through a wide range of programs in health, education, sustainable development and disaster relief. Every year, more than 75,000 people around the world directly benefit from PRASAD's humanitarian work. PRASAD programs include general health care, eye care, dental care, community health, sustainable development and disaster relief.
Helping Christian organizations work together for maximum impact
visionSynergy helps Christian organizations work together for maximum impact by developing and strengthening strategic ministry networks and partnerships in critical areas of world mission. We play a unique role in the worldwide Christian movement as one of the few mission service organizations specifically dedicated to empowering ministry collaboration. We act as a catalyst, coach, and consultant – providing advisory services for numerous multi-lateral networks and partnerships of Christian mission organizations. We empower these groups to accomplish together what they could never do alone as they seek to advance the Gospel in every part of the world where Christ is not yet known.
Together we can make a difference
Outreach was created in 2004 when the founders, Floyd Hammer and Kathy Hamilton, returned from a trip to Tanzania on a construction mission. During that trip they experienced the death of many children from hunger and related diseases. Outreach provides safe water, food, medical care and education to children and those in need at home and abroad.
Help our troops help the people
Spirit of America's mission is to support the safety and success of Americans serving abroad and the local people and partners they seek to help. Spirit of America is the only nonprofit organization that directly supports the safety and success of deployed US personnel.Since being founded in 2003, we have provided millions in targeted assistance to help US troops and diplomats assist vulnerable local people in Africa, the Middle East, Central and South Asia and Latin America: Afghanistan, Colombia, Djibouti, Guyana, Honduras, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, the Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Pakistan, Peru, Syria, Tajikistan and Yemen.We've established a groundbreaking model for partnership of a nonprofit organization with the US government. Our support is fast, flexible and decentralized. It makes our troops and diplomats safer and more successful. It helps them improve security and stability, build goodwill, and increase the wellbeing of those most at risk of extremism and conflict.
Committed to the eradication of extreme poverty, hunger, and preventable disease.
Our mission is to provide the operational platform and resource mobilization for the Millennium Villages Project (MVP) , which empowers communities to lift themselves out of extreme poverty.At Millennium Promise, our vision is the eradication of extreme poverty, hunger, and preventable disease within our lifetime.We believe that extreme poverty can be cut in half by 2015, even in some of the poorest, most remote places in the world. Through the MVP we are showing how, using a holistic, science-based approach to benefit more than 500,000 people across sub-Saharan Africa. The MVP offers an innovative holistic approach to sustainable rural development. As a partnership initiative, the Project is driven by core science and policy leadership of the Earth Institute, Columbia University, alongside Millennium Promise's operational leadership. Millennium Promise operates Millennium Village sites in 10 countries.
One Acre Fund supplies smallholder farmers with the financing and training they need to grow their way out of hunger and poverty. Instead of giving handouts, we invest in smallholder farmers to generate a permanent gain in farm income. Through a model of asset-based financing that addresses the full value chain, we provide a complete service bundle of seeds and fertilizer, financing for farm inputs, agricultural training, and market facilitation--and we deliver these services within walking distance of the 400,000 rural farmers we serve in Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi and Tanzania.One Acre Fund measures success in our ability to make more farmers more prosperous. We only serve farmers, and we always put Farmers First.
Empowering people to improve the health of their families, friends and communities
At Living Goods we empower people to improve the health of their families, friends and communities. Living Goods supports networks of ‘Avon-like' health entrepreneurs who go door to door to teach families how to improve their health and wealth and sell life-changing products such as simple treatments for malaria and diarrhea, safe delivery kits, fortified foods, clean cook stoves, water filters, and solar lights. By combining the best practices from business and public health, we are dramatically lowering child mortality AND creating livelihoods for thousands of enterprising women.
Rebuilding safe, resilient schools in areas impacted by natural disasters.
Founded in 2006, Happy Hearts Fund (HHF) rebuilds safe, resilient schools in areas impacted by natural disasters. We work during the gap period when children are forgotten after emergency response is complete, bringing hope and empowerment to generations of children and entire communities.Happy Hearts Fund was created by Petra Nemcová as a response to the devastating effects of the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami. Globally, HHF is active in 10 countries and has rebuilt 162 schools and kindergartens. Since inception our programs have benefited more than 99,500 children and 613,000 community members.
BRAC is a global leader in creating opportunities at scale as a means to end poverty.
BRAC is a development success story, spreading solutions born in Bangladesh to 10 other countries around the world - a global leader in creating opportunity for the world's poor. What started out as a limited relief operation in 1972 in a remote village of Bangladesh has turned into the largest development organization in the world. Organizing the poor using communities' own human and material resources, it catalyses lasting change, creating an ecosystem in which the poor have the chance to seize control of their own lives. We do this with a holistic development approach geared toward inclusion, using tools like microfinance, education, healthcare, legal services, community empowerment and more. Our work now touches the lives of an estimated 126 million people in 11 countries. BRAC USA is a US affiliate created in 2007 to advance and support BRAC's global mission.
Alleviating poverty, hunger and disease among the people of the developing world
Established in 1985, the American Jewish World Service (AJWS) is an international development organization motivated by Judaism's imperative to pursue justice. AJWS is dedicated to alleviating poverty, hunger and disease among the people of the developing world regardless of race, religion or nationality. Through grants to grassroots organizations, volunteer service, advocacy and education, AJWS fosters civil society, sustainable development and human rights for all people, while promoting the values and responsibilities of global citizenship within the Jewish community.
"What you receive for free, you must give for free." -Mathew 10:8
The Haitian Project, founded in the early 1980's, is a Catholic Mission which supports and operates Louverture Cleary School (LCS), a tuition-free, Catholic, co-educational secondary boarding school in Haiti. The Haitian Project through Louverture Cleary School, educates and nurtures academically talented and motivated students from Haitian families who cannot afford the cost of their children's education in order to maximize their potential and enable them to work toward building a Haiti where justice and peace thrive.
Breaking the cycle of poverty, illiteracy and low expectations through service and education.
At home or abroad, buildOn's mission is to break the cycle of poverty, illiteracy and low expectations through service and education. Across the U.S., buildOn empowers urban youth to transform their neighborhoods through intensive community service and to change the world by building schools in some of the economically poorest countries in the world. In the U.S., buildOn runs service learning programs in some of the lowest performing urban high schools in the Bay Area, Boston, Bridgeport CT, Chicago, Detroit and New York City. Globally, buildOn is breaking ground every two days on new schools in developing countries, including Burkina Faso, Haiti, Malawi, Mali, Nepal, Nicaragua and Senegal. Since 1991, buildOn has empowered more than 1.8 million hours of youth service in the U.S. and has constructed 1,055 schools worldwide, with more than 137,000 children and adults attending these schools every day.
Alleviating physical and spiritual poverty through microenterprise development
Founded in 1997, HOPE International (HOPE) is a Christian faith-based non-profit organization focused on alleviating physical and spiritual poverty through microenterprise development. HOPE believes that microfinance can be a powerful force in changing the world for the better and that loving people as Christ loved others means caring for both physical and spiritual needs. HOPE practices a holistic approach to poverty alleviation. Microcredit and basic business training enable individuals to build businesses and break free from physical poverty. Clients find that their increased income enables them to provide more nutritious and regular meals as well as improved housing and education for their children.
The power of people against poverty
Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty. With 70 years of experience in more than 90 countries, Oxfam takes on the big issues that keep people poor: inequality, discrimination, and unequal access to resources including food, water, and land. We help people save lives in disasters, build stronger futures for themselves, and hold the powerful accountable. Join us.www.oxfamamerica.org.
Bringing Hope. Providing Health. Transforming Communities.
Since 1970, Esperança has been providing health and hope for the world's poor through health and development projects and a volunteer surgical program in more than fourteen countries around the world, including the United States. Our mission is to improve health and provide hope for families in the poorest communities of the world through sustainable disease prevention, education and treatment. Each project is unique to the needs of that community, and we partner with local trusted agencies and community leaders at each project site to ensure that programs are culturally appropriate and build capacity. Esperança provides long-term solutions that promote sustainability and empowerment of the entire community.
Improving lives, building futures
Founded in 1970, Africare, a leader among organizations assisting Africa, has more projects on the continent than any other U.S.-based charity. Africare works to improve the quality of life for the people of Africa. Our programs address needs in four principal areas: health and HIV/AIDS, food security and agriculture, water and sanitation, and emergency and humanitarian assistance. Africare places communities at the center of development in the belief that only through strong communities can Africa feed itself, develop and manage its natural resources, provide adequate education and vocational training, address people's needs for health care and disease prevention, achieve economic well-being and live in peace. Since its founding, Africare has delivered well over $800 million in assistance - over 2,500 projects - to 36 countries Africa-wide.
Supporting medical mission points
IHCF (International Health Care Foundation) African Christian Hospitals exists to support medical mission points which we are involved with on an ongoing basis and to begin new mission points when opportunities are right. We are currently involved in five medical works in West Africa. We operate a clinic and two hospitals in Nigeria. In Ghana, we work with two clinics, one in the northern part of the country and one in the south. IHCF African Christian Hospitals also hosts a medical missions seminar each January in Dallas. This is the largest and oldest medical missions conference in the Church of Christ fellowship. Many organizations, ministries, and individuals working around the globe attend to share ideas, information and fellowship.
Grow a Global Heart
Concern America is a globally focused organization that provides long-term solutions to support economically impoverished communities throughout the world. Concern America trains and accompanies community members in health, sanitation, education, income-generation, etc., so the villagers themselves become the health care providers, water system builders, educators, and cooperative business members. This approach maximizes local resources, saves and sustains lives, and builds community and civil society in remote, war-torn regions that lack these services. Since its establishment in 1972, Concern America has worked in fifteen countries on four continents, making a measurable difference in the lives of over two million people in thousands of communities.
Saving sight worldwide
ORBIS is a global development organization whose mission is to eliminate avoidable blindness in developing countries. We do this by strengthening the capacity of our local eye health partners to prevent and treat avoidable blindness. Through capacity building, our partners gain self-sufficiency in providing quality eye care, and residents enjoy quality treatment that is affordable, accessible and sustainable. As part of ORBIS's broad-based capacity building program, our organization works with carefully selected local partners on projects typically lasting at least three years. ORBIS has approximately 100 active partners. These include hospitals, health centers, universities and training centers, local non-governmental organizations (NGOs), eye banks and government health departments.
Providing access to life-changing reconstructive surgical care that is safe and timely.
ReSurge at a glance: For nearly fifty years, ReSurge has focused on providing people in developing countries with access to life-changing reconstructive surgical care that is safe, timely and affordable. We train the next generation of reconstructive surgeons in Africa, Latin America and Asia; work with them to create a sustainable business model; and together, we provide high quality reconstructive surgical care to people living in poverty and in remote areas. As a result of our work , our patients' lives are transformed-they are able to more fully participate in their communities, attend school, and provide for their families.
Operating Hôpital Albert Schweitzer
The Grant Foundation's purpose is to operate Hôpital Albert Schweitzer (HAS) in Haiti. The inspiration to establish Hôpital Albert Schweitzer in Haiti came to Larimer and Gwen Mellon through a 1947 Life Magazine article about Dr. Albert Schweitzer. Construction of the hospital began in 1954, and it was opened in 1956. The mission of Hôpital Albert Schweitzer is to collaborate with the people of the Artibonite Valley as they strive to improve their health and quality of life. HAS provides medical care and community health and development programs for more than 350,000 impoverished people in the Artibonite Valley of central Haiti.
Repairing the world
The Good People Fund, inspired by the Jewish concept of tikkun olam (repairing the world), responds to significant problems such as poverty, disability, trauma and social isolation, primarily in the United States and Israel. We provide financial support, guidance and mentoring to charitable activities of modest proportions that are undertaken by Good People acting singly or in small groups. Target endeavors are those that, by their personal scale and often-unusual nature, might otherwise find it difficult to attract sufficient support. We serve as a means for donors to reach many groups and individual needs and act as an instigator of good, inspiring people to do tikkun olam and tzedakah (to do the right thing by giving) responsibly and regularly.
Providing charitable funding support for education, scientific research, community leadership, and sustainable technologies
The Cape Eleuthera Foundation provides financial assistance for the furtherance of education at the Island School in Cape Eleuthera, Bahamas. The programs supported by the Cape Eleuthera Foundation continue to provide transformational life-changing educational experiences. The foundation invests in future leaders through support of programming to help them realize their own potential, to gain perspective on cultures different than their own, and by creating a broader community that is supportive of that leadership development. As a natural outgrowth of this process, whereby students are learning to live on a green campus powered by renewable energy and that recycles its waste, and whereby students from Eleuthera are realizing opportunities on-and-off island as part of their middle school training, and whereby ongoing science research is attracting expertise, generating knowledge, and informing local decision-makers we have been recognized as a model for sustainable development.
Empowering people with sustainable access to clean water
Founded in 2004, Water for Good is a faith-based non-profit organization based in Indiana, USA. We are committed to improving lives and demonstrating God's love to people through reliable clean water access in one of the world's most neglected countries, the Central African Republic (CAR).Water for Good works collaboratively, in long-term partnership, with communities, empowering people with sustainable access to clean water and transformational sanitation principles. Water for Good accomplishes all projects with trained Central African staff. We are committed to making a lasting impact in the Central African Republic and one way we accomplish this is to hire, train, and learn from a local Central African staff. Their leadership and commitment to this work ensures that it will be sustainable. Water for Good is committed to working at the local, community level. We continually meet with the villages and work with them to plan ways to improve their lives.
Transforming the lives of Brazil's street kids
Founded in 1991, Hope Unlimited for Children transforms the lives of children at mortal risk, providing them and their future generations a productive future and eternal hope. We minister to the physical, educational, and spiritual needs of Brazil's street children. Hope Unlimited helps these children to experience personal transformation while being equipped to live successful, productive lives as adult members of society. Hope's comprehensive Christ-centered model is long-term, residential, educational and community-based. In order to impact the lives of tens of thousands of street children, we are developing the Hope Institute to train local organizations to serve more effectively and expand their reach.
Building hope for boys without families and families without homes
Since 1988, Project Mexico has been involving young people in the alleviation of suffering by building homes for Mexico's poor. In 1996 our outreach expanded through the opening of St. Innocent Orthodox Orphanage in Tijuana which provides a home for teenaged boys who live on the streets or who have been put out of other orphanages and would otherwise be left to fend for themselves. St. Innocent Orphanage is the only facility dedicated to teenaged boys in Tijuana and one of only four in the entire country of Mexico. We now stand at well over one hundred homes built and blessed. Over 6,900 volunteers from forty-three of fifty states and eleven foreign countries have come to give of themselves and have been blessed in return.
Equipping the next generation of Christ-centered leaders
Mission Possible, in cooperation with Mission Possible Canada, owns and operates nine schools in Haiti and the Dominican Republic. It provides a Christian education, evangelism, feeding programs, and discipleship training. Another focus is leadership development, student leadership training, pastor seminars for pastors and lay people, and teacher seminars for private and public school teachers. Mission possible sends short-term mission teams for construction, medical missions, pastor and teacher training and evangelism.
Transforming the body, mind, and soul of the poor in the Dominican Republic.
Solid Rock International is a Christian non-profit 501(c)3 organization focused on transforming the body, mind, and soul of the poor in the Dominican Republic. When Solid Rock International (formerly Solid Rock Missions) was first beginning as an organization in the early 1990s, the desire was, and still is today, to holistically serve the poor in the Dominican Republic by focusing on all aspects of health. SRI's first missionaries along with other founders professed,"We would like to express our gratitude to our Lord for allowing us to serve through the gifts, skills, and resources He has given us, to the poor of the Dominican Republic, providing health to the sick, bread to the hungry, education to the illiterate, assistance to the needy, and proclamation of the Kingdom of God."SRI acknowledges that there is so much more to wellness than just physical health. We believe we are called by God's Word to care for the poor, and by doing so, are serving God himself.
Bringing Hope to the Forgotten
Founded in 1993, Central American Medical Outreach (CAMO) is today one of the most recognized non-profit health care organizations in the region. It serves over 130,000 people annually with services ranging from breast exams and prosthetics to neo-natal care and eye surgery. CAMO's mission as a humanitarian organization is to improve the quality of life of people in Central America by strengthening health care systems and promoting sustainable community development.
Connecting People's Resources with People's Needs
Brother's Brother Foundation (BBF) promotes international health and education through the efficient and effective distribution and provision of donated medical, educational, agricultural, and other resources.Since it began in 1958, BBF has helped people in over 140 countries, working through and in partnership with local agencies that want to help their own people. Together with partners in the United States and other more affluent countries, BBF has provided over $4 billion in goods and services, that includes approximately 103,000 tons of medical supplies, text books, seeds and food that have touched many tens of millions with better health, education, nutrition, material security and hope.
Founded in 1998, Christel House International works to help children around the world break the cycle of poverty and become self-sufficient, contributing members of their societies. Christel House builds and operates high social-impact learning centers in impoverished neighborhoods, which provide: quality education, nutritious meals, regular health care, life skills training and character development, as well as parent and community outreach. Children are taught the importance of caring, sharing and making a difference. Christel House believes that academic learning must be complemented with character development, a positive self-image and a commitment to caring for others. As a result, the work of Christel House will be multiplied many times over.
Making a difference in Haiti and the Dominican Republic
International Child Care (ICC) is a Christian health development organization. Operating in Haiti since 1967 and in the Dominican Republic since 1988, ICC is working to change the conditions of poverty that impact health and well-being. ICC works to prevent illness amongst children and their families through immunization, oral rehydration, vitamin A distribution and clean water projects. ICC provides health education, pre- and postnatal care, reproductive health services, growth monitoring and community based rehabilitation for children with disabilities. In addition, ICC offers Tuberculosis and HIV treatment, outpatient medical clinics at Grace Children's Hospital and curative care services through our integrated community health projects.
Changing hearts in healthcare
Founded in 1931, the Christian Medical & Dental Associations (CMDA) provides programs and services supporting its mission to change hearts in healthcare with a current membership of more than 15,000. CMDA promotes positions and addresses policies on healthcare issues; conducts overseas medical evangelism projects through its mission arm, Global Health Outreach; coordinates a network of Christian doctors for fellowship and professional growth; sponsors student ministries in medical and dental schools; distributes educational and inspirational resources; hosts marriage and family conferences; provides Third World missionary doctors with continuing education resources; and conducts academic exchange programs overseas.
Happy mothers, breastfed babies
La Leche League International's (LLLI) mission is to help mothers worldwide to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information, and education, and to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and mother.
Together we can do more
Christian Blind Mission (CBM) is the largest international development organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with disabilities around the world. In 2015, CBM provided life-saving assistance to 39 million people with vision, hearing, or physical disabilities in 63 countries. For more than 100 years, CBM has worked with children and families with disabilities to deliver our holistic approach to care, including prevention, treatment, education, and economic empowerment programs. CBM offers long-term, sustainable solutions versus short-term fixes. We not only empower those with disabilities, but ensure their communities and-most importantly-future generations are able to break the cycle of poverty.
Informing and educating policy makers and the broader policy community
Founded in 1984, the Jamestown Foundation is an independent, non-partisan research institution dedicated to providing timely information concerning critical political and strategic developments in China, Eurasia and the Greater Middle East. The Foundation informs and educates policy makers and the broader policy community about events and trends in those societies which are strategically or tactically important to the United States and which frequently restrict access to such information. Utilizing indigenous and primary sources, Jamestown's material is delivered without political bias, filter or agenda. It is often the only source of information which should be, but is not always, available through official or intelligence channels, especially in regard to Eurasia and terrorism.
Proclaiming Christ to our world in both word and deed.
New Life Advance International (NLAI) is dedicated to proclaiming Christ to our world in both word and deed, and glorifying God in all that we do. Through the use of creative new approaches, methodologies, and working as teams, the mission of NLAI is to glorify God through the development of gifted, creative leaders who will make disciples among the nations, will establish ongoing church planting movements, and will work for the relief of human suffering. NLAI is an interdenominational international mission organization that is dedicated to world evangelization by identifying and developing ministry approaches that are relevant to the various social, economic, political and cultural environments of the nations where we work.
Partners in development
Founded in 1984, Global Volunteers strives to wage peace throughout the world by helping to establish mutual understanding between people of diverse cultures. Global Volunteers is a NGO (non-governmental organization) in special consultative status with the United Nations. Global Volunteers builds bridges of understanding between people of diverse cultures by involving them in one-on-one service projects. The function of servant-learner volunteers is to serve local people by sharing their talents with them. Projects include tutoring children, teaching conversational English or business skills, renovating and painting community buildings, assisting in health care or with natural resource projects, and nurturing at-risk kids.
Helping the hands that heal
Established in 1987, Global Health Ministries (GHM) continues the healing ministry of Jesus Christ by enhancing health care programs of Lutheran churches in other countries. GHM funds approved health care projects, scholarships, support for charity patients, capital improvements, and development of appropriate technology. In addition, GHM gathers and ships useful donated health care equipment and supplies to various countries; communicates to groups and congregations the opportunities and needs of the church's overseas health care programs; prays for the church's health care missionaries and those they serve; recruits nurses, dentists, doctors, surgeons, and allied workers for overseas service in training and consultation missions; and advises synods and other groups on health care mission issues.
Haitian baby ministry
God's Littlest Angels is a Haitian orphanage located in the mountains above Petion-Ville, close to the village of Fermathe. The majority of the children brought to the orphanage are between the ages of newborn and 7 years old. We also have older children, sibling groups, and children with special needs waiting for adoptive parents. God's Littlest Angels has ministered to the children of Haiti since 1994 and has been involved in international adoptions since 1997. GLA is involved in several children's ministries in the local community. In the year 2000, GLA implemented a school sponsorship program for children unable to attend school due to the lack of funds. Today, more than 200 children attend school sponsored by people in North America and Europe.
Helping people help themselves.
The Human Development Foundation of North America (HDF) was formed in 1997 to facilitate a non-political movement for a positive social change and community empowerment through mass literacy, enhanced quality of education, universal primary health care and grassroots economic development. In the past ten years, HDF has worked towards the goals of health and human development in Pakistan. We accomplish this through programs in the areas of community empowerment, education, healthy families, self help infrastructure improvements and economic self-sufficiency. For the past decade, HDF has helped more than 1.5 million of the most underprivileged people in all four provinces of Pakistan.
Helping the medically impoverished on a local, national, and international basis
Established in 1953, World Medical Relief (WMR) is a multi-funded charitable organization whose mission is to impact the well-being of the medically impoverished on a local, national, and international basis. WMR achieves this through the collection of financial donations and goods, including medical, dental, and laboratory items, as well as through the purchase and distribution of such commodities. Goods are distributed in a non-discriminatory manner without regard to race, color, gender, religion, nationality or political beliefs. The Durable Medical Equipment provides low-income people with walkers, wheel chairs, commodes, and other medical equipment. Local Shipping provides tri-county area clinics with medical supplies and equipment, and the Medical Supply Program offers basic home health care supplies to individuals for a minimal charge.
Restoring Sight. Restoring Lives.
Seva Foundation was formed in 1978 with a mission to alleviate suffering caused by disease and poverty. Our approach is to build partnerships that respond to locally defined problems with culturally sustainable solutions. Seva currently works to prevent blindness and restore sight in 22 countries in developing nations including Native American projects in the U.S. Our focus is to help people transform their lives by restoring their sight.
Reaching the unreached
Organized in 1985, Adventist Frontier Missions (AFM) is a Seventh-day Adventist Christian lay ministry dedicated to establishing church-planting movements among people groups with no Adventist presence. There are over 1.5 billion people who will never hear the gospel unless someone goes and tells them. Jesus Christ called us to go and share the gospel with these unreached people. Our missionaries learn the language and culture and begin raising up a body of believers, committed to spreading the gospel among their people. Our completed projects have a mother church with at least one daughter church and one granddaughter church. These finished projects are strong and growing with church members committed to and trained for outreach.
Give a grain of hope
Mercy-USA for Aid and Development is dedicated to alleviating human suffering and supporting individuals and their communities in their efforts to become more self-sufficient. Our philosophy is "Helping People Help Themselves". Incorporated in the State of Michigan in 1988, Mercy-USA's projects focus on improving health, nutrition and access to safe water, as well as promoting economic and educational growth and providing disaster relief around the world.
Realizing the power and promise of young people
The International Youth Foundation (IYF) is a global organization uniquely dedicated to preparing young people to be healthy, productive, and engaged citizens. Founded in 1990, IYF's worldwide network of partner organizations has grown to 70 countries, helping young people to shape their futures through proven programs that tie education to work, improve employability, and enable and inspire them to play a positive role in their communities. IYF collaborates with businesses, governments, and civil society organizations to build effective and sustainable programs that positively impact the lives of young people worldwide.
Educating children, empowering families
Common Hope promotes hope and opportunity in Guatemala, partnering with children, families, and communities who want to participate in a process of development to improve their lives through education, health care, and housing. The organization was established in 1986 by the Huebsch family, who made the difficult decision to leave friends, family, and a peaceful lifestyle to see what they could offer the people of Guatemala. Since then, Common Hope has grown into a dynamic organization serving more than 11,000 Guatemalan children and adults living in rural and urban poverty. With Common Hope, more than 1,500 young adults have graduated from high school with the skills for professional careers, in a country where the average adult drops out before sixth grade and survives on several dollars a day.
Working to end the book famine in Africa
Founded in 1988, Books for Africa (BFA) collects, sorts, ships, and distributes books to children in Africa. Our goal is to end the book famine in Africa. Books donated by publishers, schools, libraries, individuals, and organizations are sorted and packed by volunteers who carefully choose books that are age and subject appropriate. We send good books, enough books for a whole class to use. Since 1988, Books For Africa has shipped more than 35 million books to 48 African countries. They are on once-empty library shelves, in classrooms in rural schools, and in the hands of children who have never before held a book. Each book will be read over and over again. When the books arrive, they go to those who need them most: children who are hungry to read, hungry to learn, hungry to explore the world in ways that only books make possible.
Helping people help themselves in a variety of educational programs in Africa
Operation Bootstrap Africa (OBA) is a Minnesota-based, inter-denominational organization dedicated to helping people help themselves in a variety of educational programs in Africa. OBA began its mission of service in Tanzania in the mid-1960's, and was incorporated in 1965. OBA seeks to assist with educational opportunity in Africa, and has funded more than 2,250 classrooms and teachers' quarters in Tanzania alone. In that same timeframe the literacy rate of Tanzania has gone from 10% to 85%. In recent years, OBA has expanded into Madagascar, Zimbabwe and The Gambia, always working on self-help partnership agreements, in response to requests for assistance.
Since 1979, Outreach International has provided sustainable solutions to help end extreme poverty around the world. Projects don't end poverty-people do. That's why our key investment is in the people themselves.Outreach International has been working with the world's most marginalized people to create solutions to help end world poverty. We are currently working in 9 impoverished countries, reaching hundreds of thousands with our mission to create permanent change.At Outreach International, we believe that giving a gift without educating a community to use it, repair it or cultivate it, is no gift at all; it's a quick fix to a problem that will continually resurface. And we don't want to create short-term solutions for world poverty; we want to change it forever.By giving impoverished communities the tools they need to maintain and continue their own successes, we can change their lives for generations.
To Provide Clean Water, Sanitation, Education and Economic Opportunities to Alleviate Suffering.
WorldServe starts with water as the foundation for communities to become self-sufficient, capable of adding additional services such as health care, sanitation, job training, and education. WorldServe's primary strategy is the drilling of boreholes for water wells. WorldServe works in partnership with local leaders to ensure that well sites are built and maintained for sustainability. A key outcome is that, instead of walking several hours to a dirty water source, village women and girls can secure clean water in perhaps 15 minutes, allowing economy and education to flourish as time is spent more productively. Health issues diminish further as hygiene can be learned and practiced.
Transforming the lives of the poor through education.
Friends of Chimbote firmly support our founders Father Jack and Sister Peggy's conviction that education is the primary factor in which the poor may overcome their desperate circumstances. However, we also recognize that basic human needs must first be met so that children may study without lethargy stemming from malnutrition, illness caused by inadequate access to healthcare, or lack of sleep due to no bed or home. They also need a place in which to study, funds for school supplies and uniforms, as well as other basic necessities. To respond to these needs and to ultimately transform the lives of the poor of Chimbote through education, Friends of Chimbote supports four primary areas of competency.
Transforming checkouts into charitable acts
making change promotes human dignity, wellness and self-sufficient communities. We do this by enabling retailers to provide support to non-profit agencies whose missions are to promote health, education and community spirit. We accomplish this through cause marketing promotions, special events, in-store point-of-purchase campaigns, and fundraising support.
Developing strategies to end hunger.
Bread for the World Institute (BFWI) provides policy analysis on hunger and strategies to end it. The Institute educates its advocacy network, opinion leaders, policy makers and the public about hunger in the United States and abroad. BFWI is the research and educational partner of Bread for the World, generating studies on hunger issues and vital educational resources. We believe that a well-educated and motivated U.S. constituency who care for hungry people will ultimately change the politics of hunger. BFWI helps U.S. citizens tell the story of hungry people in their communities and see our connections to hungry people around the world. By empowering people with information, Bread for the World Institute affects real progress toward ending hunger.
Innovators for the public
Founded in 1980, Ashoka strives to shape a global, entrepreneurial, competitive citizen sector: one that allows social entrepreneurs to thrive and enables the world's citizens to think and act as changemakers. Ashoka envisions a world where everyone is a changemaker: a world that responds quickly and effectively to social challenges, and where each individual has the freedom, confidence and societal support to address any social problem and drive change. Ashoka works by supporting individual social entrepreneurs, bringing communities of social entrepreneurs together, and building infrastructure and financial systems to support the growth of the citizen sector and facilitate the spread of social innovation globally.
Peace and hope begins with education, one child at a time.
Founded in 1996, Central Asia Institute (CAI) empowers communities of Central Asia through literacy and education, especially for girls, promotes peace through education, and conveys the importance of these activities globally. CAI currently works in remote regions of Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Tajikistan. CAI-supported programs include school building, scholarships, teacher support, public health, women's vocational & literacy centers, and global outreach.
Saving sight worldwide since 1961
Founded in 1961, the mission of International Eye Foundation (IEF) has been to prevent blindness and restore vision in the developing world. IEF's programs focuses on four key areas: confronting the leading causes of blindness in the developing world - cataract, trachoma, onchocerciasis, and vitamin A deficiency; reducing the cost barriers associated with purchasing necessary ophthalmic equipment and supplies; providing additional technical training for local nurses and ophthalmologists in developing nations; and improving management structures and financial stability of local eye clinics and hospitals.
Partners For Good
Global Communities is an international non-profit organization that works closely with communities worldwide to bring about sustainable changes that improve the lives and livelihoods of the vulnerable. Development is not something we do for people; it is something we do with them. We believe that the people who understand their needs best are the people of the community itself.We make a difference by engaging with communities, governments, the private sector and NGOs as partners for good - bringing together complementary strengths and shared responsibilities to work toward common goals. We envision a world where everyone has the freedom, means and ability to live and prosper with dignity.Global Communities has existed for 60 years. Most recently we have been known as CHF International and, before that, the Cooperative Housing Foundation. We began in 1952 as the Foundation for Cooperative Housing.
Improving Lives in the Middle East
Incorporated in 1968, ANERA (American Near East Refugee Aid) is a leading provider of development, health, education and employment programs to Palestinian communities and impoverished families throughout the Middle East. ANERA helps local institutions become more self-sufficient and effective in serving their communities. Every project is planned in consultation with the communities that ultimately benefit - an approach that ensures relevancy and commitment, and secures the long-term viability of the projects.
Changing Their Lives Forever!
Aid For Starving Children has been helping to save the lives of children for over 30 years. Here in the US, we work with African-American children of Single Mothers. Our worldwide focus is on AIDS orphans, education, and community health and development. Aid For Starving Children belongs to a coalition of organizations on four continents, all of which share a common passion to save the world -- one child at a time. These entities are committed to coordinating their resources and efforts in order to achieve maximum results and efficiency.
Dedicated to improving living conditions and opportunities for the poor
Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) USA, established in 1981 is private non-denomination development organization which promotes social development in low income countries by funding programs in health, education, rural development, civil society and environment. The Foundation's principal sources of financial support are grants and contributions from individuals, government agencies, and corporations and foundations.
Creating just and positive change through empowering partnerships and responsible action.
ADRA (Adventist Development and Relief Agency) was initiated by the Seventh-day Adventist church in 1956. The basis for its existence is to follow Christ's example by being a voice for, serving, and partnering with those in need. ADRA works with people in poverty and distress to create positive change and justness through empowering partnerships and responsible action. ADRA seeks to identify and address social injustice and deprivation in developing countries. The agency's work seeks to improve the quality of life of those in need. ADRA invests in the potential of these individuals through community development initiatives targeting Food Security, Economic Development, Primary Health and Basic Education. ADRA's emergency management initiatives provide aid to disaster survivors.
Healthy children, bright futures
Since 1986, INMED Partnerships for Children has worked to rescue children from the immediate and irreversible harm of disease, hunger, abuse, neglect, violence and instability, and to prepare them to shape a brighter future for themselves and the next generation. Through a broad range of health, education, family support, youth development, agriculture and income generation programs, INMED creates opportunities that inspire hope, build self-reliance and encourage community collaboration, making each generation healthier, stronger, and more productive than the last.
Bringing sustainable socio-economic development to remote parts of India since 1988.
IDRF's mission is to empower marginalized people with skills, services and infrastructure grounded in sustainable development. We provide support for programs that improve education, healthcare, women empowerment, governance, and eco-friendly livelihoods at grass-roots level all across India, and Nepal. Moreover, IDRF converts natural disasters into opportunities for long-term development of the affected communities. Our programs are implemented by carefully-vetted and experienced local NGOs.
Promoting public awareness of Armenian issues
Headquartered in Washington, DC, the Armenian Assembly of America is the largest non-partisan Armenian-American advocacy organization in the United States. Since 1972, the Assembly has promoted public awareness of Armenian issues, encouraged greater Armenian-American participation in the American democratic process, and assisted in humanitarian and development programs in Armenia and Nagorno Karabakh, while strengthening the U.S. - Armenia and U.S. - Nagorno Karabakh relationships.
Sharing surplus. Saving lives.
Global Links is a medical relief and development organization dedicated to supporting health improvement initiatives in resource-poor communities and promoting environmental stewardship in the US healthcare system.Global Links' collaborative efforts include:1. Redirecting still-useful materials away from US landfills to support public health programs in targeted communities throughout the Western Hemisphere2. Sharing expertise and technical knowledge with international and domestic partners3. Educating partners, volunteers, and the community on issues of global health and environmental stewardship
Helping women survivors of war rebuild their lives
Women for Women International (WWI) provides women survivors of war, civil strife and other conflicts with the tools and resources to move from crisis and poverty to stability and self-sufficiency, thereby promoting viable civil societies. Women begin in our Sponsorship Program where direct financial aid from a sponsor helps them deal with the immediate effects of war and conflict such as lack of food, water, medicine and other necessities. The next leg of the journey is the Renewing Women's Life Skills (ReneWLS) Program that provides them with rights awareness, leadership education and vocational and technical skills training. Women build upon existing skills and learn new ones in order to regain their strength, stability and stature on the path to becoming active citizens.
Providing food, clothing, shelter medical attention and the Gospel of Christ to the people of Sudan
Sudan Relief Fund was established for the purpose of bringing food, clothing, shelter, medical attention and the Gospel of Christ to the people of Sudan. At the height of the war we dug bore wells wherever and whenever we were able. Today, we're digging more wells and creating healthful, more permanent sources of life-giving water for the people. We have built a full-scale, 80-bed hospital; we're supplying life-saving medicines, vaccines and much-needed basics like first-aid ointments, bandages and soap; we're moving beyond our first makeshift schools to the development of the first full-fledged educational system ever in the diocese; and we're building centers of education and religious formation. Additionally, we're building basic housing for catechists and teachers, so that they will have clean and safe places to live while doing God's work in the diocese.
Investing in women to improve the world
Founded in 2000, Vital Voices Global Partnership identifies, trains, and empowers emerging women leaders and social entrepreneurs around the globe, enabling them to create a better world for us all. We provide these women with the capacity, connections, and credibility they need to unlock their leadership potential. Vital Voices believes in the transformative value of women's participation in society. We invest in women who are creating economic opportunities, advancing political reform, and safeguarding human rights.
Serving the world community
Since incorporating in 2000, and with support from foundations, law firms, lawyers, and government programs, ISLP has sent hundreds of experienced lawyers to work, pro bono, with clients in more than 50 countries and has delivered more than $110 million worth of pro bono legal assistance through both on-site projects and remote analysis and advice. ISLP is now widely recognized for the high quality law-related assistance and capacity building it offers to select clients – including civil society organizations, least-developed country governments, and other institutions – with scarce resources and little or no access to experienced lawyers to help them meet important rule of law and development needs.
A global leader in reproductive health
Since 1957, Pathfinder International has maintained an unwavering belief in the right of women and families to have access to contraception and to quality reproductive health care. Pathfinder works in remote locations, under the most difficult conditions, serving the most vulnerable people. We collaborate with governments, NGOs, and community- and faith-based organizations to make contraception available and provide the quality care needed to ensure safe childbirth and healthy families. Working in countries with high prevalence of HIV/AIDS, we provide a continuum of HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment services and are expanding the integration of these services into reproductive health and family planning programs.
Health and hope for tomorrow
Founded in 1958, Project HOPE works to achieve sustainable advances in health care around the world by implementing health education programs and providing humanitarian assistance in areas of need. Project HOPE is unique among international organizations in that we have always worked across the health spectrum in a wide variety of settings, from the family and community levels to the tertiary care level, training traditional birth attendants and community health volunteers where resources are limited and cardiac surgeons and biomedical engineers where technology is appropriate.
Teach one. Heal many.
Physicians for Peace was founded in 1989, dedicated to the ideal that health care in the developing world can best be improved by providing training and education to health care professionals in those countries. By focusing on long-term, sustainable, replicable medical education and training, we send teams of medical volunteers - including physicians, dentists, nurses, physical therapists, physician assistants and other healthcare professionals - to places where their teaching and healing skills are needed most. We have developed a number of specific, sustainable programs, each in response to a particular need voiced by the nations that we visit. Each of these core programs follows specific methodologies, and can be replicated in other nations facing similar health-care needs.
Solutions for suffering
Founded in 1993, Kingsway Charities is a faith-based, Christian organization improving the lives of the sick and suffering worldwide by providing life-sustaining resources so they will know Gods love and compassion. They provide much needed medicine and medical supplies to medical missionaries working in third world and developing countries where poverty and suffering are rampant. Their primary focus is International Medical Mission, a ministry that warehouses medications and medical supplies donated from pharmaceutical companies. These donations are then shipped to qualified medical mission teams serving the poor.
Promoting Hope, Growth, and Stability in Landmine-affected Countries
The Marshall Legacy Institute (MLI) is a Virginia-based non-profit organization committed to helping war-torn countries help themselves. Our current focus is eliminating the humanitarian dangers and the destabilizing effects of landmines. MLI assists war-torn countries in building humanitarian, sustainable and affordable programs to eradicate landmines and alleviate the suffering caused by these instruments of war. To date, MLI has assisted 13 severely mine-contaminated countries by donating more than 200 privately sponsored lifesaving dogs to sniff out mines. Programs also include robust Survivors' Assistance projects that provide medical assistance and vocational training to victims of landmines, as well as Mine Risk Education classes that are given to tens of thousands living in mine-affected countries. Through the Children Against Mines Program (CHAMPS), MLI engages tens of thousands of American youth in the landmine problem so that they can get involved and help others.
The ultimate construction experience
Founded in 1999, Building Goodness Foundation (BGF) works to build community and improve lives. Their purpose is to bring together volunteers from every part of the construction industry to design and build structures for communities in need. Together with their partners, they use donations of time, money, materials, and expertise to build clinics, schools, community centers, and specialized housing for those who need them most, both in their own community and around the world. Non-construction volunteers are a critical part of their team. And, beyond the bricks and mortar of a new structure, BGF volunteers build lasting relationships with the people they are helping, relationships that profoundly improve the lives of all involved.
Build to Innovate. Build to Educate. Build to Inspire.
Bridges to Prosperity provides isolated communities with access to essential health care, education and economic opportunities by building footbridges over impassable rivers. We develop and share engineering solutions that are safe, replicable, and locally viable. We provide educational programs that teach footbridge construction to reach the greatest number of people in need. We provide opportunities for leadership development and personal growth through international collaboration. We measure our success by the long lasting impact our training and bridge projects have on the reduction of rural poverty due to isolation.
When you educate a girl everything changes
Camfed is dedicated to the eradication of poverty in Africa through the education of girls and the empowerment of women as leaders of change. Since 1993, Camfed has improved the learning environment of over 2.4 million children in rural areas of Zimbabwe, Zambia, Tanzania, Ghana and Malawi and has trained over 19,550 Camfed alumnae to advocate for and lead change in their communities. All Camfed programs begin with an individual girl. By looking at the world from the individual girl's perspective, Camfed works to dismantle the hurdles in her way to obtaining an education and living a healthy adult life. Camfed achieves this by partnering with community members at all levels who help lead Camfed's program design and implementation. Camfed enables communities to solve problems, identify their own resources, knowledge and creativity, and supports them in creating an environment in which every girl is educated, protected, respected, and valued, and grows up to turn the tide of poverty.
Using the power of stories to change lives around the world
INVISIBLE CHILDREN EXISTS TO BRING A PERMANENT END TO LRA ATROCITIES.ETHOS We believe in the equal and inherent value of all human life. We believe that a worldview bound by borders is outdated and that stopping injustice anywhere is the responsibility of humanity everywhere. MODELInvisible Children focuses exclusively on the LRA conflict through an integrated four-part model that addresses the problem in its entirety: immediate needs and long-term effects.
Taking action in situations of poverty, exclusion, conflict and disaster.
Handicap International US is one of eight national associations within the Handicap International Federation. Handicap International is an independent and impartial aid organization working in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. We work alongside people with disabilities and vulnerable populations, taking action and bearing witness in order to respond to their essential needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights. Together with local partners, we develop programs in health and rehabilitation and social and economic integration. We work with local authorities to clear landmines and other war debris and to prevent mine-related accidents through education. We respond to natural and civil disasters in order to limit serious and permanent injuries and to assist survivors' recovery. We advocate for the universal recognition of the rights of the disabled through national planning and advocacy.
Health. Access. Rights.
Ipas is an international organization that works around the world to increase women's ability to exercise their sexual and reproductive rights, and to reduce abortion-related deaths and injuries. We believe that women everywhere must have the opportunity to determine their futures, care for their families and manage their fertility. Along with caring, committed health professionals and other colleagues worldwide, Ipas tackles this neglected public-health problem head-on in some of the world's poorest countries. While many international donors and governments have focused attention and resources elsewhere, we struggle against the fundamental social injustice that results in the deaths of so many women in the primes of their lives.
Hope through health
Curamericas Global partners with underserved communities to make measurable and sustainable improvements in their health and well-being. Formerly known as Andean Rural Health Care, Curamericas Global was created in 1983 with the goal of establishing primary health care programs that are responsive to the health needs of the community, improving child survival within the community, and building the national and local capacity of health service providers. Curamericas Global works in Guatemala and Liberia and plans to start a project in Sierra Leone in 2015. All Curamericas Global's programs focus on teaching prevention and also help to establish health clinics in areas of desperate need.
Water Mission is a nonprofit Christian engineering organization that designs, builds and implements safe water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) solutions for people in developing countries and disaster areas. Since 2001, Water Mission has used innovative technology and engineering expertise to provide access to safe water for more than 3 million people in 52 countries. Water Mission has 250 staff members working around the world in permanent country programs located in Africa, Asia, North, South and Central America and the Caribbean.Notably, Charity Navigator has awarded Water Mission their top rating nine years in a row, a distinction shared by only one percent of the charities rated by the organization. To learn more about Water Mission, visit watermission.org.
Social marketing programs for a better world
Since 1989, the nonprofit organization DKT International has been promoting family planning and HIV/AIDS prevention through social marketing in the developing world. Today, DKT has programs in 18 countries in Latin America, Africa, and Asia. With 22 million CYPs (couple years of protection) in 2010, DKT is the largest private provider of contraceptives and family planning services in the developing world. This 22-million figure represents 11 percent of all couples using modern contraceptive methods in the developing world, minus China. DKT's cost per CYP -- under $2 -- is the lowest of any major social marketing family planning organization in the world. DKT's contraceptive social marketing programs have been a remarkable success. Every year, DKT's innovative programs are saving more lives and improving the health of more families in the developing world.
A day to remember can help a child forget
Founded in 1985, Children's Wish Foundation (CWFI) is committed to bringing joy and happiness to seriously ill children throughout the world and this dedication has created special experiences for children around the globe. Recognizing our families' needs outside of the scope of wish fulfillment, we stepped up our commitment to the children by developing hospital enrichment programs which place educational and entertainment materials in children's hospitals throughout the world as well as our Family Focus programs. To keep costs to a minimum, we operate with the efforts of a small staff and only one U.S. office, relying on a network of volunteers to act as our "hands and feet" in communities around the world. To date, CWFI has touched the lives of children in 53 countries, providing a lifetime of memories for them and their family.
Providing access to safe water and sanitation
Co-founded by Gary White and Matt Damon, Water.org has transformed hundreds of communities in Africa, South Asia, and Central America by providing access to safe water and sanitation. Water.org traces its roots back to the founding of WaterPartners in 1990. In July 2009, WaterPartners merged with H2O Africa, resulting in the launch of Water.org. Water.org works with local partners to deliver innovative solutions for long-term success. Its microfinance-based WaterCredit Initiative is pioneering sustainable giving in the sector. All of the projects Water.org supports are self-sustaining, with organizational and financial structures in place to allow communities to independently operate and maintain them. Projects have an active water committee governing the operation of the water system, and users paying a water bill to cover the costs of operating and maintaining the water system.
Improving health, education and quality of life for the people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Founded in 1997, the Dikembe Mutombo Foundation is dedicated to improving the health, education, and quality of life for the people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The Foundation strives to accomplish this goal through an emphasis on primary health care and disease prevention, the promotion of health policy, health research and increased access to health care and education for the people of the Congo. The Biamba Marie Mutombo Hospital and Research Center in Kinshasa provides special care to the nation's poorest residents and train its health professionals with the latest innovations in health care.
Improving the quality of life of people and the planet
MedShare's mission is to improve the quality of life for people and the planet. MedShare is dedicated to improving healthcare and the environment through the efficient recovery and redistribution of the surplus of medical supplies and equipment to those most in need. We collect surplus medical supplies and equipment from hospitals, distributors and manufacturers, and then redistribute it to qualified healthcare facilities in the developing world. We also outfit medical missions and safety net clinics in both the U.S. and abroad. Our mission is to strengthen health systems around the world.MedShare has received Charity Navigator's 4-Star Rating for twelve consecutive years, placing the organization in the top 1% of all nonprofits in the U.S. for its careful use of donors' investments.
Literacy for All
Alfalit International is a faith-based non-profit organization founded in 1961. We offer a mix of literacy, basic education, preschool and job skills programs in the communities that we operate in. Our international programs are currently in Latin America & Caribbean (Bolivia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Haiti and Peru), Africa (Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo, Guinea Bissau, Liberia and South Sudan), Europe (Portugal and Spain) and in the US (South Florida). We also offer complementary health, nutrition, community development and economic empowerment programs based on community needs and our resources.
Providing Christian mission aid to Haiti
Mission to Haiti provides Christian mission aid to Haiti, primarily though the work of mission teams and sponsorship of school children. The purpose of the mission teams is to bring volunteers to the field to serve the Haitian people through building projects, medical clinics and Bible schools for children. Through these projects, we are able to share the Gospel and to better the daily lives of the Haitian people. Through the child sponsorship program, children are provided with life-changing opportunities such as going to a Christian school, getting nutritious food and health care, and hearing about Jesus and his redemptive love.
Serving changes everything, lead the way
Founded in 1986, World Servants works to mobilize a global network of people to impact the world for Jesus Christ through responding to physical and spiritual needs. Through training and short-term mission experiences, our desire is to develop people as both servants and leaders in their everyday lives. We believe these learning opportunities will result in the transformation of individuals and communities across the globe. In the past 20 years World Servants has mobilized more than 40,000 people who have served in over 50 individual communities globally.
Physically & spiritually touching lives
Harvest International is a non-denominational Christian-based ministry whose purpose is to make a difference in the physical and spiritual lives of people throughout the world, one person at a time. We are a facilitating ministry helping those who have a genuine call on their lives to serve the Lord in a foreign mission field on a long term basis (3 years or longer). We provide administrative, logistical and prayer support to encourage and enable their work. We presently have representation in Cuba, Haiti, India, Jamaica, Kenya, Romania, Uganda, Ukraine, US Virgin Islands and Zimbabwe. We provide Child Sponsorship Programs where individuals, families, or Churches, can support a child on a monthly basis. We provide opportunities for individuals, groups, and Churches to serve the Lord on short-term (7-14 days) mission trips holding Medical clinics, doing Building projects, Vacation Bible School, Door-to-Door Evangelism, Feeding programs, and wedding ministries.
Building people to build nations
Incorporated in 1990 as a non-sectarian, educational, and humanitarian organization, Resource Exchange International (REI) engages, encourages, equips, and empowers people in emerging nations to strengthen the strategic sectors of their countries. At REI we exist for one reason: to serve individuals in developing nations during times of transition. REI believes in the potential of each individual, building them to strengthen the entire nation. REI invests in these countries by implementing strategic programs that will help develop their human resources in such sectors as medicine, micro-enterprise development, and education. These programs provide interchange with qualified experts in order to help facilitate economic and social development.
A holistic ministry centered in Christ and resourced by passionate partners
In 1988, God opened the door for Heart to Honduras, under the leadership of its late originator Charles Smith, to bring the village churches together in unity. Interdenominational associations were formed to advance the Kingdom of God and administer support provided by the church in North America. As a result, God is bringing new life and vitality to these materially poor followers of Jesus. Heart to Honduras is a holistic ministry that seeks to address both the spiritual and the material needs of the poor in Honduras. Our objective is to meet basic needs. In the spirit of Matthew 25:31-46, we see these needs falling into five primary categories: hope, healing, housing, food and clothing.
Let's make medical missions work
For over 50 years, the Medical Benevolence Foundation (MBF) has worked to provide hope and healing to those most in need. Working with our partners, MBF supports healing ministries in more than 100 hospitals and clinics throughout the world. Our work includes: providing crucial funds to give medical care to the needy; working with our partners to fill cargo containers with surplus donations of pharmaceuticals, medical supplies and equipment; recruiting healthcare professionals and other volunteers to care for "the least of these" in developing nations; and training indigenous healthcare workers through educational programs on disease prevention and nutrition.
More than Medicine
Baptist Medical & Dental Mission International (BMDMI) exists under the Lordship of Jesus Christ to evangelize the lost, disciple the saved, and minister to the needs of the poor. Since its founding in 1974, BMDMI has served the poor of Central America through short-term mission teams that offer medical-dental care, planting local churches, and preparing Christian leaders. BMDMI also operates Christian schools, children's homes for abused and abandoned children, a hospital and permanent clinics, and vocational training centers. The staff and 2,500+ volunteers of BMDMI have made Honduras and Nicaragua our mission field, caring for the body and soul as Christ calls us to do.
Providing education, health, food and housing for Nicaraguan families
The American Nicaraguan Foundation (ANF) was founded in 1992 to help the neediest sectors in Nicaragua in the areas of health care, housing, nutrition, education and sustainable development. ANF forges strategic alliances to procure quality goods and products, which are distributed to social service organizations that have been selected based on their effectiveness, transparency and spirit of service. ANF's programs include education programs, aimed at increasing school attendance rates and lowering drop out rates; nutrition programs, reducing the malnourishment levels and improving maternal and elderly health; health care programs, increasing access to quality medical care to reducing mortality rates; and housing programs, reducing the housing deficit to increase standards of living.
Supporting people in need in Latin America
Volunteers for Inter-American Development Assistance (VIDA) has been serving underprivileged communities in Latin America since 1992 by providing them with medicines, medical supplies and equipment donated to us by San Francisco Bay Area hospitals, clinics and individuals. Through such donations we helped to provide care for over two million people in under-served communities throughout 12 Latin American and Caribbean countries. In partnership with other US-based humanitarian non-profits, to date we have shipped over 290 ocean containers of medical relief worth over $210 million.
Inspiring people. Strengthening communities.
World Neighbors is an international development organization striving to eliminate hunger, poverty and disease in the poorest, most isolated rural villages in Asia, Africa and Latin America. World Neighbors invests in people and their communities by training and inspiring them to create their own life-changing solutions through programs in agriculture, literacy, water, health and environmental protection. Since 1951, more than 26 million people in 45 countries have transformed their lives with the support of World Neighbors. Our programs focus on hunger, poverty, disease and the environment. Communities tell World Neighbors what their needs are, and World Neighbors, in turn, works with them to acquire the knowledge, skills and organization to solve their problems.
Empowering people. Changing lives. Innovating for the world's poor.
Grameen Foundation (GF) USA supports technology and microfinance, commonly known as banking for the poor. Microfinance provides small loans, savings, and other financial services so poor people can launch businesses. As an entrepreneur's business grows, so does her self-esteem, her family's well-being, and jobs in her community. GF was founded in 1997 by individuals inspired by Muhammad Yunus and Grameen Bank, Nobel Peace Prize laureates. Our mission is to enable the poor, especially the poorest, to create a world without poverty. GF's work has helped families across Africa, the Americas, Asia and the Middle East.
AMIGOS works to create a world in which young people realize their full potential as leaders and global citizens.
Amigos de las Américas (AMIGOS) inspires and builds young leaders through collaborative community development and immersion in cross-cultural experiences.Our vision is a world where each young person becomes a life-long catalyst for social change.Founded in 1965 in Houston, AMIGOS is an international organization that provides unparalleled leadership and community service opportunities for young people while concurrently contributing to the well-being of hundreds of communities throughout the Americas. Supported by a strong network of Pan-American chapters, high school and college students from diverse backgrounds immerse themselves in the lives of their host communities and truly experience collaborative development work. During its 50-year history, more than 27,000 AMIGOS Volunteers have gained a life-long commitment to community service, while strengthening multicultural understanding and friendships in the Americas.
Helping Africans know God and raise their standard of living through orphan care, a widows program, and education.
The Rafiki Foundation is a Christian organization whose goal is to help Africans know God and raise their standard of living. It was established in 1985 by Rosemary Jensen and other who desired to help Africans with Bible teaching and development. To accomplish its mission, Rafiki established ten Rafiki Training Villages within the African countries of Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, and Ethiopia. These Villages provide living, educational, and medical facilities through Rafiki's five programs: Childcare (orphans), Education, Bible Study, Advanced Learning Institute, and Widows. Rafiki's work is both individual as well as exponential with the potential of reaching many children with Bible study and better education through its Rafiki Institute of Classical Education. Rafiki's K-12 Christian classical curriculum and teacher training is designed to create new private Christian classical schools throughout the ten countries in Africa.
The end of poverty is building people, not projects
Founded in 1982, CHOICE (Center for Humanitarian Outreach and Inter-Cultural Exchange) Humanitarian is ending extreme poverty by focusing on sustainable village development. Our goal is to connect motivated villages to resources and tools to change their lives. By building skills, capacities and leadership of the villagers - the entire community brings itself out of the cycle of poverty. Over the last 34 years, we have worked in over 15 countries throughout the world. We are headquartered in West Jordan, Utah with advisories councils starting throughout North America. Currently, CHOICE is focusing on 7 countries: Nepal, Kenya, Peru, Mexico, Ecuador, Bolivia, and Guatemala.
Life changing medical mission
Incorporated in 1994, the mission of Faith In Practice is to improve the physical, spiritual, and economic conditions of the poor in Guatemala through short-term surgical, medical and dental mission trips and health-related educational programs. Our mission is based on an ecumenical understanding that as people of God we are called to demonstrate the love and compassion that is an outward sign of God's presence among us. Faith In Practice's life-changing medical mission is to minister to the poor, while providing a spiritually enriching experience for our volunteers.
Delivering intelligent compassion to people in complex situations
Houston-based Millennium Relief & Development Services is a network of international development centers and field workers who live long-term among the people they serve. These workers speak the local language and are experts in the local culture. By listening to and understanding the needs of the people, field workers design social investment projects to help solve human problems at the local level. Our projects focus health and social services, micro-economic development, education, disaster relief and assistance, and consulting services.
Exchanging Grassroots Brilliance
Thousand Currents (formerly IDEX) has funded, connected, and walked alongside visionary leaders around the world for 30+ years. Thousand Currents partners with grassroots groups - led by women, youth, and Indigenous Peoples in the Global South - that are transforming their communities and creating lasting solutions to our shared global challenges.
Bringing hope through education
Mission: "To catalyze socio-economic change in India through education of underprivileged children."Founded in 1991, Asha for Education is a secular organization dedicated to causing socio-economic change in India by focusing on access to basic education. Asha believes that education is a critical requisite for socio-economic change. As of 2015, there are over 50 Asha chapters worldwide including US, Canada, Europe and India. The organization has more than 1,000 active volunteers and several thousand supporters around the world. Till date, Asha has supported more than 400 different projects spanning more than 24 states in India. Since its inception and till 2014, Asha for Education has disbursed around $32 million dollars which benefited thousands of disadvantaged children and youth.
Education For Employment's (EFE) mission is to create economic opportunity for unemployed youth in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) by providing world-class professional and technical training that leads directly to jobs and entrepreneurship support. EFE is an affiliated network of locally-run non-profit organizations in MENA that provides youth with training in vocational and professional skills in high demand by the local labor market, and connects graduates to jobs. To promote job creation and an alternative pathway to economic opportunity, youth entrepreneurship programs are also being piloted. Graduates of our programs have access to the EFE alumni network, which offers opportunities for continuing professional development, civic engagement and leadership, mentoring, networking, and international exchange. To broaden its impact for systemic change, we work with governments and public educational institutions to implement youth employability programs. The EFE Network is comprised of locally-run affiliates in Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Palestine, Tunisia and Yemen, and a presence in the Gulf, and support organizations in Spain and the United States that support the regional affiliates.
Everyone | Forever
Water For People is an international NGO organization that exists to promote the development of high quality drinking water and sanitation services, accessible to all, and sustained by strong communities, businesses, and governments. Our work in nine countries will ultimately enable millions of people to gain access to safe water and sanitation. For water and sanitation services to be reliable and permanent, they require capacity and commitment from local institutions. Accordingly, Water For People's strategy focuses on building strong relationships among the private sector, civil society, and government, which will ultimately serve as the collaborative network that sustains water and sanitation for the long-term. Through strategically-focused programs, we are extending sustainable services to each of the regions where we work, while simultaneously providing a model for greater replication. This approach is called Everyone Forever.
A catalyst for global health
PATH is an international nonprofit organization that transforms global health through innovation. We take an entrepreneurial approach to developing and delivering high-impact, low-cost solutions, from lifesaving vaccines and devices to collaborative programs with communities. Through our work in more than 70 countries, PATH and our partners empower people to achieve their full potential.Headquartered in Seattle, Washington, PATH operates offices in 33 cities in 22 countries. PATH currently works in the areas of health technologies, maternal and child health, reproductive health, vaccines and immunization, and emerging and epidemic diseases.For more information, please visit www.path.org.
Land. Hope. Life.
Founded in 1982, Agros International enables rural poor families in Central America and Mexico to escape the cycle of poverty by purchasing their own land. Agros extends land loans to purchase farmland and partners with families in applying sustainable agricultural practices. Agros has helped more than 8,500 people build new lives for themselves by facilitating land ownership and providing technical assistance, training, capital loans, village infrastructure and volunteer service teams to support the work and vision of community members. Agros' holistic development strategy includes: community organization, land ownership, housing and infrastructure, sustainable economic growth, and community education and training.
Live Your Mission
Forward Edge International partners with God to transform the lives of vulnerable children, disaster victims, and those who go to serve them. Forward Edge programs help more than 3,000 at-risk children flourish each year, and work towards empowering their families and communities. Forward Edge's phase II disaster response program focuses on long-term rebuilding efforts for those unable to rebuild on their own after first-responders and the media have left. Forward Edge's mission teams program has mobilized more than 16,000 volunteers since 1983 to many parts of United States and 34 nations.
We see human suffering as a call not just to open our hearts, but to move our feet.
The mission of Medical Teams International is to demonstrate the love of Christ to people affected by disaster, conflict and poverty around the world. We are a Christian global health organization based in Portland, Oregon. We send teams of volunteer health professionals to carry out disaster relief, long-term development and community health programs in collaboration with local partners. ship millions in humanitarian aid to countries around the world, and provide mobile dental care to those in need in the U.S..
Identifying and treating every child in the Middle East in need of specialized surgery
The Palestine Children's Relief Fund (PCRF) is a non-political organization established in 1991 by concerned people in the U.S. to address the medical and humanitarian crisis facing Palestinian youths in the Middle East. The main objective of the PCRF is to identify and treat every child in the Middle East in need of specialized surgery not available to them locally. We locate, sponsor and run volunteer medical missions to the Middle East in adult and pediatric cardiac surgery, pediatric cardiology, plastic and reconstructive surgery, maxillofacial surgery, pediatric urology, ophthalmology, vascular surgery, pediatric orthopedic surgery, occupational therapy, and other specialties. Since our founding, over 800 children have been, or currently are being treated, outside of the Middle East through the PCRF.
Excellence in international volunteering
Cross-Cultural Solutions was founded in 1995 and is a recognized leader in the field of international volunteering. Each year, over 4,000 people volunteer abroad with CCS in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Eastern Europe in the areas of care giving, teaching, healthcare, and community development. Our mission is to operate volunteer programs around the world in partnership with sustainable community initiatives, bringing people together to work side-by-side while sharing perspectives and fostering cultural understanding. Our vision is of a world where people value cultures different from their own, are aware of global issues, and are empowered to effect positive change.
Working to build a peaceful, prosperous, just, and open Asia Pacific community
The Asia Foundation is a nonprofit, non-governmental organization committed to the development of a peaceful, prosperous, just, and open Asia-Pacific region. The Foundation supports Asian initiatives to improve governance, law, and civil society; women's empowerment; economic reform and development; sustainable development and the environment; and international relations. Drawing on nearly 60 years of experience in Asia, the Foundation collaborates with private and public partners to support leadership and institutional development, exchanges, and policy research. With 17 offices throughout Asia, an office in Washington, DC, and its headquarters in San Francisco, the Foundation addresses these issues on both a country and regional level. In 2010, the Foundation provided more than $98 million in program support and distributed nearly one million books and journals valued at over $42 million.
Empowering women and men to end their own hunger
Founded in 1977, The Hunger Project is a global, strategic organization committed to the sustainable end of world hunger. In Africa, Asia and Latin America, The Hunger Project empowers people to lead lives of self-reliance, meet their own basic needs and build better futures for their children. The Hunger Project carries out its mission through three essential activities: mobilizing village clusters at the grassroots level to build self-reliance, empowering women as key change agents, and forging effective partnerships with local government.
Promoting equality for all Israelis
The New Israel Fund (NIF) works to strengthen Israel's democracy and to promote freedom, justice, and equality for all Israel's citizens. For 37 years, NIF has been a leader in building a just and strong Israel, believing that Israel's strength depends as much on its commitment to democratic principles as on its ability to defend itself against physical and military threats. Since its founding in 1979, NIF has granted more than $300 million to more than 900 organizations in Israel. Many of those institutions are now able to stand on their own, and others attract support from a variety of other organizations. Meanwhile, the New Israel Fund constantly invests in new organizations and takes on new challenges.
Healing Lives... Transforming Communities
Medical Ambassadors International (MAI) is part of an international network of people who are passionately committed to holistic mission in the name of Jesus. We believe that practical action and prayer are equally indispensable for transforming lives physically, socially, and spiritually. Our MissionMedical Ambassadors International empowers community-owned transformation through both physical and spiritual training, so that the world will glorify Jesus Christ.Our VisionMedical Ambassadors International dreams of a world where everyone knows Jesus Christ and recognizes the practical love He expects each of us to demonstrate to our neighbors. We believe Community Health Evangelism is a key strategy in reaching this vision
Working for the rights of children in the Middle East
The Middle East Children's Alliance (MECA) works for the rights of children in the Middle East by sending humanitarian aid, supporting projects for children and educating North American and international communities about the effects of the US foreign policy on children in the region. We support children and families in Palestine, Iraq and Lebanon through: Direct aid including food, medicine, medical supplies, and clothes as well as books, toys and school supplies. Since 1988, we have sent more than $19 million in aid to children in Palestine, Iraq and Lebanon; Financial support and professional assistance to community organizations in the West Bank and Gaza; Educational and cultural programs in the US and internationally; University scholarships for Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank; and through providing clean water to children in Palestine.
World-class healthcare for everyone
The AIMS Project, also known as Healthcare Charities, Inc., was established in 1995 for the purpose of supporting international health and community services. The Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Center, AIMS, is the recipient of such support. AIMS is one of Southeast Asia's premier hospitals. Shipments include everything from bandages, beds and gurneys to ambulances, linear accelerators, MRIs, PET CT, gamma cameras, and cath labs. To date, volunteers have packed over 146 ocean containers and 116 air freight shipments of new and donated medical equipment and supplies. Many of the volunteers have been with the project since its inception in 1996, as a way of supporting Amma's charities and serving those in need.
Saving smiles, changing lives
Rotaplast International, Inc. is committed to helping children and families worldwide by eliminating the burden of cleft lip and/or palate, burn scarring, and other deformities. Working with local professionals, Rotarians, and other organizations, Rotaplast sends multidisciplinary medical teams to provide free reconstructive surgery, ancillary treatment, and training for the comprehensive care of these children. Rotaplast supports education and research towards prevention of cleft lip and/or palate. Our aim is to help local professionals build sustainable models for the care of these children, improving their lives & those of their families.
Publishing for community health and empowerment
Hesperian Health Guides is a non-profit publisher of books and newsletters for community-based health care. Hesperian publications are written simply and heavily illustrated so that people with little formal education can understand, apply, and share health information. Developed collaboratively with health workers and community members from around the world, our books and newsletters address the underlying social, political, and economic causes of poor health and suggest ways groups can organize to improve health conditions in their communities.
Saving lives & building healthy communities
Founded in 1961, Project Concern International's (PCI) mission is to prevent disease, improve community health, and promote sustainable development. Motivated by our concern for the world's most vulnerable children, families, and communities, PCI envisions a world where abundant resources are shared, communities are able to provide for the health and well being of their members, and children and families can achieve lives of hope, good health, and self-sufficiency. PCI works in disadvantaged and isolated communities to bring health and hope to those in greatest need by preventing disease, responding in emergency relief situations, and providing access to clean water, nutritious food, and economic opportunity. PCI reaches 6.7 million people annually with programs in Africa, Asia, and the Americas.
A ministry of missions, evangelism, and reconciliation in Africa
African Enterprise (AE) was founded in 1961 by a South African, Michael Cassidy, with the express mission to evangelize the cities of Africa, through word and deed, in partnership with the Church. AE is a Christian interdenominational, multicultural ministry of evangelism; reconciliation; leadership development training; and relief and community development. Our scope is all of Africa. AE leaders are African nationals that work with local church and parachurch leaders to mobilize congregations in outreach to African cities. Sixteen or more strategic cities are being reached this way each year. AE's ultimate vision is to see an Africa of peace and justice through the spiritual renewal and transformed lives of thousands of people.
Providing teams to teach English as a foreign language
Founded in 1981, English Language Institute/China (ELIC) is an educational organization that exists to place passionate people in contact with students across Asia through the medium of teaching English. We accomplish this through recruiting, training and sending men and women from the U.S. and Canada to meet the ever-growing demand for quality English education in Asia. While ELIC is focused primarily on university campuses, we believe that we also have a stake in what happens beyond the campus. We currently have 534 teachers and family members in Asia, and have sent 10,000 throughout the history of our organization.
Giving children a living chance
Established in 1985, World Emergency Relief alleviates the suffering of human beings by providing humanitarian relief and developmental aid to people who have been marginalized by geography, or harmed by natural disaster, war, armed conflict, exploitation, physical or mental abuse, or economic deprivation.
Saving and enriching lives
Christian Salvation Service is a registered non profit social service organization in Taiwan and a registered not-for-profit 501 c3 organization in the United States. CSS was established in 1983 and our goal is to continue to save and enrich lives. In so doing we strive to show the love of God to all we meet by both our work quality and our personal faith. We have developed an active child rescue program and children's shelter to assure the safety and proper care for children who for whatever reason are relinquished for adoption by their parent or who are wards of the government. CSS also provides respite care for infants in high risk family situations.
Tostan's mission is to empower African communities to bring about sustainable development and positive social transformation based on respect for human rights. Tostan means "breakthrough" in the West African language of Wolof. Since 1991, Tostan has brought its holistic 30-month education program to thousands of communities in ten African countries. Currently, Tostan offers an education program called the Community Empowerment Program to hundreds of villages in West and East Africa. In addition, Tostan has adapted a special version of this program for prisoners in Senegal.