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A 57 year-old family foundation working in international community development through effective partnerships with U.S. 501(c)(3) organizations.


  • Education (Focus: Girls & Women)
  • Livelihoods Development
  • Grassroots Healthcare
  • Environmental Healthcare (Focus: Potable Water Supply)



Mali Health empowers the most vulnerable families in the peri-urban communities of Bamako to transform maternal and child health. 

Giving Back to Africa (GBA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the long-term mission of educating young people in the Democratic Republic of Congo.


Hesperian Health Guides

Hesperian Health Guides: $20,000 in renewed flexible support for its ongoing book projects. The 2015 tranche will cover ongoing production of four books: an updated version of Where There Is No Doctor (the “gold standard” of grassroots healthcare manuals, which addresses general health, first aid and basic safe pregnancy and birthing.), a Spanish language version of Health Action Guide for Women and Girls (covers gender-based violence, safe motherhood, reproductive health and needs of adolescent girls),...
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Top ten recommended non-profits for donations to Nepalese Relief

Recently, TIME Magazine named constituent organizations MAP International and CARE International  as two of their top ten recommended non-profits for donations to Nepalese relief following the disastrous earthquake which hit the country on April 25. The West Foundation also endorses these organizations, as well as relief work being done by our other partners, International Development Exchange (IDEX) and READ Global. Each of these have strong representation on the ground in Nepal through indigenous non-governmental organizations (NGOs)...
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