In 2021, VisionSpring was awarded $15,000 in general operating expenses. The millions of workers they serve – including garment workers, tea pickers, truck drivers, crafts-persons, and students – are now responding to COVID-19 in their communities. Because their eye screening work intersects with community health workers, hospitals, government health ministries, supply chain providers and the manufacturing sector, the organization has... Read More
In 2021, Opportunity International received a one-time grant of $5,000 for assistance regarding fund raising efforts for its COVID Response fund, which was established in 2020 with the intent of accumulating $12.5 million to serve 4.5 million people. In particular, the fund will be used for assistance to Ghana, Uganda, Nicaragua, and Colombia, in regard to smallholder farmer resilience, as... Read More
In 2021, Hesperian Health Guides was awarded $15,000 in unrestricted funding to support and expand their work to create new multilingual health resources for people worldwide. Hesperian’s content, delivered as print materials, digital resources, and mobile apps, helps people take greater control over their own health and organize for equal access to health and healthcare.
In 2021, Care2Communities was awarded $10,000 in unrestricted funding to support its ongoing work in northern Haiti. Although COVID-19 vaccinations are already a reality in the US and other developed countries, the organization is uncertain as to when they will be readily available in Haiti.
In 2021, Smiles Forever was awarded $10,000 as the third and final installment of a three-year grant for phase II of its research pilot focused on demonstrating the effectiveness of Silver Diamine Fluoride. Since 2000, more than 37,000 impoverished children have received quality dental care that is complete, free, preventative and restorative. Additionally, 37 disadvantaged indigenous women (mostly single mothers)... Read More
In 2021, Lifewater was awarded $7,500 for assistance with its current program, “Vision of a Healthy Village” (VHV), which is designed to work in remote communities experiencing extreme poverty. VHV includes three years of water, sanitation, and hygiene education including COVID prevention. Funding from The West Foundation would assist active programming primarily taking place in two districts within Uganda, Kakumiro... Read More
In 2021, Trickle Up was awarded $15,000 for general operating support. The skills that Trickle Up fosters – managing a business, planning for the future, building confidence, and mobilizing women’s voices within their households and communities – have never been more important. This grant will help their participants meet the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and escape extreme poverty.
In 2021, Nurturing Minds was awarded $7,500 in general operating support. The organization transforms lives and communities by educating and empowering Tanzanian girls through its SEGA Girls’ School. Nurturing Minds responded swiftly and effectively to COVID-19 during school and outreach program shut-downs last spring. This approach continued when students returned to campus. Ove the course of the year, the organization... Read More
In 2021, Mothers2mothers(M2M) received $7,500 (2nd of 3 installments) of its $22,500 grant over a three-year period (FY ’20-’22) in renewed general operating support for its efforts to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa. M2M utilizes a peer-based model to deliver health benefits to women, their partners, infants, children as well as adolescents. The organization is believed to... Read More
Since receiving funds from The West Foundation in 2021, approximately one hundred and fifteen people have been directly impacted by the support. Through hygiene education, sanitation solutions, such as latrine blocks, and drilling new wells that provide access to safe clean water, these lives and villages will be transformed. (From contributing writer Jim Evans, Regional Director of Donor Relations, Lifewater... Read More
mothers2mothers (m2m) is an Africa-based NGO that unlocks the power of women to eliminate pediatric AIDS and create healthy families. m2m trains and employs women living with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa as frontline health workers called “Mentor Mothers.” These women become role models who help other women and families at health facilities and in their communities access essential services and... Read More
Care 2 Communities (C2C) operates a network of primary care clinics in northern Haiti. We are different from traditional aid models because we have a public-private partnership (PPP) with Haiti’s government—rather than building new clinics, we work with the Ministry of Health to rehabilitate existing public clinics, improving the quality of primary care services offered and increasing access to care... Read More
Opportunity International designs, delivers, and scales innovative financial solutions that help families living in extreme poverty build sustainable livelihoods and access quality education for their children. We equip families with the tools and training they need to build their businesses, improve their harvests, provide for their families and send their children to school, all with the intent of breaking the... Read More
Smiles Forever is a non-profit foundation dedicated to improving the quality of life of impoverished children through free preventive and restorative dentistry backed by a unique educational model for disadvantaged women and mothers to become professional dental hygienists. Through the last 20 years they have provided free preventive and restorative dental care to over 47,000 children, caretakers/parents that are disadvantaged... Read More