Where We Fund

We fund programs in countries ranked as low or medium in the UNDP’s Inequality-Adjusted Human Development Index. Within those countries we aim to support the most vulnerable regions. We will not fund organizations operating in countries where there are high security threats.

Current Grantees

All
South America
Africa
Central America & Caribbean
Asia

Ecuador

Fundacion Tierra Viva

Support farmers to transition their farms to agroecological practices and diversify their income so they can sustain their livelihoods and wellbeing in the highlands of Ecuador

Partner Since
2021
Funding to Date
$70,000
Current Grant
$100,000

Ghana

Peace for Life

Implement a multi-sectoral program that focuses on food and nutrition, livelihoods, value chain development, education, health, water, hygiene and sanitation

Partner Since
2021
Funding to Date
$25,000
Current Grant
$35,000
Pure Trust Social Investors Foundation (PTSIF)

Supports development interventions in the areas of livelihoods/economic empowerment, education, health, advocacy, financial inclusion, and water & sanitation.

Partner Since
2021
Funding to Date
$35,000
Current Grant
$50,000
Songtaba

Implement a holistic model to improve access of vulnerable populations to justice, food, nutrition, health and education.

Partner Since
2021
Funding to Date
$35,000
Current Grant
$50,000

Guatemala

The Garden's Edge

Support an agroecoogy field school and support for farmers in the program, construction of a sand dam and reforestation in a second community, and organizational strengthening for Qachuu Aloom, the local Guatemala organizational partner

Partner Since
2016
Funding to Date
$250,527
Current Grant
$180,000
Trickle Up

Lift indigenous women and their families out of extreme poverty using the Graduation Approach, a proven and time-bound method for building livelihoods and inclusion for the extreme poor

Partner Since
2017
Funding to Date
$370,814
Current Grant
$234,544

Haiti

Fonkoze

Support for women in Northern Haiti to lift themselves out of ultra-poverty through an 18-month graduation model program. The program includes a cash transfer and intensive coaching to launch a productive activity.

Partner Since
2018
Funding to Date
$377,255
Current Grant
$150,000
HEMP-FEED

Support for a school lunch program in Northern Haiti

Partner Since
2018
Funding to Date
$150,690
Current Grant
$57,000

India

Upaya Social Ventures

Invest in early-stage companies, creating dignified jobs for the poorest of the poor in India and other countries (Recoverable Grant)

Partner Since
2019
Funding to Date
$100,000
Current Grant
$250,000

Kenya

The BOMA Project

Empower women in the drylands of Kenya to establish sustainable livelihoods, build resilient families, graduate from extreme poverty

Partner Since
2017
Funding to Date
$420,000
Current Grant
$270,000
Kenya Drylands Education Fund

Develop a holistic approach to reduce barriers to access to education and increase school enrollment in rural Kenyan communities

Partner Since
2019
Funding to Date
$310,706
Current Grant
$186,634

Malawi

Footsteps Africa

Implement an integrated community-based program including WASH, livelihoods and health in southern Malawi.

Partner Since
2019
Funding to Date
$94,025
Current Grant
$100,000
Foundation for Community and Capacity Development (FOCCAD)

Implement an integrated program focused on health, livelihoods, education, governance, human rights, emergency and disaster risk.

Partner Since
2021
Funding to Date
$50,000
Current Grant
$75,000
Wandikweza

Provides health services to rural households through a Community Health Worker (CHW) model

Partner Since
2021
Funding to Date
$100,000
Current Grant
$100,000
Acades

Build communities of economically empowered smallholder farmers and youth

Partner Since
2021
Funding to Date
$70,000
Current Grant
$100,000
ECHO - Better Soil, Better Lives

Working with local NGO partners in East and West Africa (Mali, Malawi, Tanzania) to promote the proliferation of gm/cc's among farmer groups.

Partner Since
2019
Funding to Date
$75,000
Current Grant
$100,000

Myanmar

Shanta Foundation

Support a multi-sector community development program in Pauk, Myanmar

Partner Since
2017
Funding to Date
$312,695
Current Grant
$216,000

Peru

DESEA PERU

Install biosand water filters in homes, build and repair community water systems, train community health workers, and support community and economic development in the highlands of Peru

Partner Since
2013
Funding to Date
$662,606
Current Grant
$173,275

Senegal

Andando Foundation

Establishing and managing market garden cooperatives, improving school infrastructure and rehabilitating health posts in Northern Senegal (around the town of Podor)

Partner Since
2013
Funding to Date
$1,432,700
Current Grant
$203,000
Groundswell International

Helping dryland farmers in Senegal build resilience to climate change and other shocks and the achieve sustainable food and nutrition security through agroecological approaches.

Partner Since
2018
Funding to Date
$407,500
Current Grant
$250,000

Uganda

Bega Kwa Bega

Support agricultural and business training, nutrition programs and mobile health clinics in Uganda

Partner Since
2015
Funding to Date
$298,183
Current Grant
$137,000
The Water Trust

Support villages, schools, and health centers in rural Uganda to equip communities to minimize preventable disease through improved water, sanitation, and hygiene

Partner Since
2014
Funding to Date
$541,999
Current Grant
$100,000
Raising the Village

Support last-mile communities in Uganda living in extreme poverty through community designed projects which increase household incomes

Partner Since
2014
Funding to Date
$165,374
Current Grant
$150,000
Friends of Orphans

Support war-affected communities through through rehabilitation, education, vocational skill training, agriculture, microfinancing, women empowerment and HIV/AIDS programs.

Partner Since
2021
Funding to Date
$35,000
Current Grant
$50,000

Zimbabwe

Local Initiatives Development (LID) Agency

Support households to build resilient livelihoods through agroecology, WASH and education support

Partner Since
2015
Funding to Date
$756,993
Current Grant
$447,230
LID Agency/LEAP

Support women farmers to produce more food to improve food security and increase income.

Partner Since
2021
Funding to Date
$80,400
Current Grant
$213,200
Center for Gender and Community Development in Zimbabwe

Support communities to have diversified livelihoods and economic opportunities strengthening the resilience of smallholder women farmers

Partner Since
2020
Funding to Date
$120,000
Current Grant
$170,000

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