Portfolios 2021

Click through portfolio categories to view grant portfolios for 2021.

Education

Livelihood Development

Grassroots Healthcare

Environmental Management

Servant Leadership

Emerging Nonprofit Initiative

Discretionary Funds

Education 

Nurturing Minds

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 provided a safe environment for students to study and learn while also implementing COVID-19 precautions and interventions.

 

Livelihood Development

Trickle Up

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.

 

Lifewater

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 and Mayuge.

Opportunity International

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 well as that of proprietors, teachers and students at OI’s nearly 14,000 partner schools.

Grassroots Healthcare

Mothers2mothers

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 be the largest employer of HIV-infected people on a global basis and in 2018 it served 3 million people. For the past five years mothers2mothers has virtually eliminated mother-to-child transmission, lowering the number of children infected to 1.3% across its seven countries of service. Funding provided will allow the organization to serve new audiences and to assist all beneficiaries in preventing transmission of COVID-19.

Smiles Forever

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) 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.

Care2Communities

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.

Hesperian Health Guides

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.

VisionSpring

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 built-in capabilities that have been helpful in responding to COVID-19.

Environmental Management

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Servant Leadership 

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Emerging Nonprofit Initiative

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Discretionary Funds

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