Portfolios 2018

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Education

Livelihoods Development

Grassroots Healthcare

Environmental Management

Servant Leadership

Emerging Nonprofit Initiative

Discretionary Funds

Education 

Ubuntu Pathways

The second installment of $10,000 of a two-year, unrestricted grant will support Ubuntu Pathways in supporting the launch of the Ubuntu School – the first high-achieving primary school in Port Elizabeth, South Africa’s townships. The organization helps break the cycle of poverty in those townships.

CARE International

The second installment of $10,000 of a three-year grant will help fund CARE International’s “A Future She Deserves” program, which focuses on early childhood marriage intervention and girl’s education programming in the Middle East and North Africa.

Giving Back to Africa

Giving Back to Africa received the second installment of $10,000 of a three-year grant for $30,000. The organization will continue investing in education and community service projects with their Congolese partner organizations, schools, and students and teachers.

Cooperative for Education

Cooperative for Education received its second of three $10,000 installments to deliver its education and literacy programs in the Guatemalan Highlands. These programs include a revolving schoolbook program, the installation of computer labs in rural communities, and a culture of reading training program for teachers.

Ubuntu Pathways

Through its programs in health, household stability, and education, Ubuntu Pathways seeks to expand its campus and core programming that serves over 2,000 youth in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, every year. The $20,000 multi-year support will allow it to establish an on-site school in partnership with the African School of Excellence and planning to launch a global advisory platform as well.

Boys Hope Girls Hope

Through its Guatemalan arm Esperanza Juvenil that connects youth to college, career, and life skills programming, Boys Hope Girls Hope seeks to empower youth to transform the world in Guatemala. The $7,500 grant will help the organization open its new site focused on high programming, which will need the ongoing educational needs of students with limited financial resources.

Educate!

Educate! tackles youth employment by partnering with schools and governments to reform what schools teach and how they teach it. With new programs and projects underway, a $10,000 flexible grant will allow them to proactively respond to new opportunities and challenges in Uganda.

Livelihoods Development

Digital Divide Data (DDD)

Digital Divide Data (DDD) seeks to bring tech skills and living-wage work to men and women in underserved communities. The organization received a $10,000 grant towards its cloud computing training initiative. DDD built a proven work-study methodology to train, support and employ talented individuals around the world.

Village Enterprise

Village Enterprise works to end extreme poverty in rural Africa through entrepreneurship and innovation. The second installment of $10,000 of a two-year unrestricted grant will help the organization provide women and men with the tools and resources to start and earn income from sustainable small businesses.

Strategies for International Development

Strategies for International Development will use the second and final installment of a two-year grant of $20,000 to help coffee farmers graduate from poverty in Guatemala. The organization seeks to help farmers build successful farm businesses that increase their income.

Shared Interest

Through its impact investing in South Africa through loan guarantees for businesses and farms, Shared Interest looks to strengthen individuals and institutions in reducing poverty. The one-time, $10,000 grant will allow it to continue scaling and measuring its transformational banking model on a regional level in Malawi.

MAP International

MAP International provides medicine and health supplies for mission clinics and hospitals in developing countries around the world. The one-time, targeted support grant of $15,000 will go towards Improving Maternal and Child Health Initiative in Liberia with an emphasis on reducing mortality rates.

TechnoServe

The organization TechnoServe works with enterprising people in the developing world to build competitive farms, businesses, and industries. A grant of $15,000 will go towards funding its cocoa production program in Peru, and helping include women small holder farms into agricultural and business training programs.

Spark MicroGrants

Spark MicroGrants supports rural poor communities to design, implement, and manage their own social impact projects through microgrants to enable village-level project implementation. The organization received a $10,000 strategic administrative grant to help complete three training projects, which will advance the organization’s overall strategic growth.

Opportunity International

Opportunity International seeks to end extreme poverty by empowering individuals to work their way out of poverty through programs focused on financial services and assistance. The $20,000, two-year grant will go towards the organization’s Philippines LIFE program, which focuses on economic asset transfers, life skills coaching, and small business training.

Outreach International

Outreach International strengthens and empowers communities in the Global South through development of indigenous non-governmental organizations. It received a grant of $10,000 to purchase and install hardware related to technology updates in its new location in Kansas City.

ASAP Empowers

Through its Tools for Empowerment program, ASAP Empowers seeks to provide tools to students and graduates in Haiti, El Salvador, and the Dominican Republic. The West Foundation will work to help ASAP build its fund development strategy and program through a $6,330 grant over three years.

Grassroots Healthcare

Smiles Forever

Smiles Forever received the third installment of a three-year, $30,000 grant towards its oral hygiene and dental care programs in Bolivia. The organization demonstrated the effects of silver diamide fluoride (SDF), an FDA-approved treatment for cavities and one that can be utilized by dental hygienists.

Hesperian Health Guides

For its ongoing book projects in its grassroots healthcare series, Hesperian Health Guides received the second of two $15,000 installments. The 2018 tranche will cover ongoing production of its grassroots organization and medical care books.

Environmental Management

Plant with Purpose

Plant with Purpose will use the second and final installment of $10,000 of a multi-year grant to support its integrated community development efforts in the Dominican Republic. Its programs equip farming families around the world to increase farm yields, heal damaged ecosystems, improve nutrition, and increase household savings and opportunities.

H2O for Life

H20 for Life partners with US schools to provide service-learning curriculum educating thousands of students about the global water crisis while simultaneously inspiring philanthropic action. The organization was granted $15,000 in renewed, multi-year unrestricted support to continue supporting water access, sanitation, and hygiene products in schools in the Global South.

blueEnergy

blueEnergy works with at-risk communities in Nicaragua to build resiliency and sustainability in the areas of energy and environmental health, sanitation, access to clear water, and sustainable agriculture. The organization will use the $7,500 unrestricted grant to continue its renewed emphasis on food security.

CoCoDa

Through its dedication to cooperating in projects for democratic, community-based social and economic development in Central America, CoCoDa seeks to build strong relationships and communities between people in the U.S., El Salvador, and Nicaragua. A three-year, $21,000 flexible funding grant will assist CoCoDa in experimenting with new fundraising efforts and planning future programs.

Servant Leadership 

Thousand Currents

The second installment of a three-year, unrestricted operating grant of $30,000 will help Thousand Currents strategically leverage its partners to build the capacity of grassroots movements and organizations in the Global South. The organization uses philanthropy to elevate and support the development of community voice.

Emerging Nonprofit Initiative

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Discretionary Funds

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