Portfolios 2020

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Education

Livelihoods Development

Grassroots Healthcare

Environmental Management

Servant Leadership

Emerging Nonprofit Initiative

Discretionary Funds

Education 

Ubuntu Pathways

Ubuntu Pathways, an organization working to alleviate health, education and financial poverty in Port Elizbeth, South Africa, is awarded a $10,000 grant. Over the past 20 years, Ubuntu has developed and delivered its model based on four main tenants that include a “cradle through career” pathway out of poverty, depth rather than breadth of scale, sustainable investment in capacity and infrastructure and localized grassroots programming.

L’Ecole de Choix/School of Choice

L’Ecole de Choix/School of Choice is awarded a 2021 grant in the amount of $5,000 as a follow-up grant to the gift given in 2019. This grant was given to assist the organization in overcoming the funding gap created when one major donor changed its funding parameters and two others held back major gifts due to the political situation and resulting violence in Haiti. The school is a valued community partner that serves its community in various ways and it has been a stabilizing force in the community in a variety of ways during the current dire fiscal and political situations in Haiti.

Cooperative for Education

Cooperative for Education is awarded $10,000 as the first installment of a three-year grant of $30,000 toward general operating expenses. These funds will go toward furthering the organization’s efforts to improve education systems in the rural highlands of Guatemala. Programs include the organization’s flagship revolving textbook program, as well as its computer centers, Spark Reading Program and Rise Youth Development Program.

 

Livelihoods Development

TechnoServe

TechnoServe is awarded a $15,000 grant to continue its work with smallholder female cocoa farmers in the San Martin region of Peru to ensure their full integration into the cocoa market, thereby further improving their livelihoods. Despite the high level of success that the project has attained thus far, it remains difficult to fund due to the extended nature of the outcomes and general complexity of its delivery.

Shared Interest

Shared Interest is awarded $10,000 to support the implementation of their five-year strategic plan, which will launch the next phase of their organizational development and support their goal to reach another 100,000 low-income, indigenous South Africans. Shared Interest is focused on impact investment and provides guarantees for South African commercial loans to low-income communities and their financial institutions, allowing them to create businesses, jobs, and affordable homes.

Global Partnership

Global Partnerships is awarded $10,000 in unrestricted funds per year for three years to support operations and impact management associated with their debt fund portfolio. Global Partnerships funds social enterprises to reach people living in poverty. The organization currently invests in a portfolio of 77 partners – including microfinance institutes, agricultural cooperatives, and social enterprises – in 19 countries. Their investments are guided by 18 investment initiatives across several areas, including health, housing, livelihoods, and energy. Global Partnerships is launching its 8th fund and their goal is to impact 30 million people living in poverty by 2023.

Grassroots Healthcare

Mothers2mothers

Mothers2mothers is awarded $22,500 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 and adolescents. The organization is believed to be the largest employer of HIV-infected people on a global basis and in 2018 it served 3 million people.

Smiles Forever

Smiles Forever is awarded $10,000 as the second 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) have completed the Smiles Forever two-year vocational dental hygiene program, which helps them become trained to work as professional dental hygienists with the Smiles Forever Foundation.

Hesperian Health Guides

A nonprofit health information and health education source, Hesperian Health Guides supports individuals and communities in their struggles to realize the right to health. It develops easy to read materials that are produced in many languages. The $30,000, multi-year, flexible support grant will cover ongoing publication of several projects. The organization will also continue to develop its family planning app.

Environmental Management

Plant with Purpose

Plant with Purpose is awarded $10,000 toward general operating support for its efforts in reforestation and sustainable agriculture in eight countries around the world. For the past 40 years, the organization has empowered farmers in devastated landscapes through trainings in its Environmental Core Curriculum, which is comprised of six units that include watershed approach, soil conservation, agroforestry, conservation and biointensive agriculture, and soil fertilization.

blueEnergy

blueEnergy is awarded $7,500 in unrestricted funds to continue to fulfill its mission and vision in working towards a more equitable, sustainable world. This includes advancing the skills and technical capacities of the communities it serves in Nicaragua and Ethiopia through integrated and sustainable development through two programs.

Servant Leadership 

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Discretionary Funds

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