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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.



TechnoServe: $30,000 000 in renewed funding for its Economic Development Alliance for San Martin, Peru. This project partners with the Peruvian government to integrate former coca growers into the global cacao market. Smallholder farmers received agricultural and business training and individuals were mobilized into collective commercial blocks. These groups were provided access to high value buyers, thereby increasing their annual incomes. By eliminating illegal crops, farmers also received additional government funding for improved infrastructure and...
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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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