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.
Groundswell International supports dryland farmers to build resilience to climate change and to achieve sustainable food and nutrition security using agroecological approaches. Our funding supports programs in Burkina Faso, Ghana, Mali, and Senegal.
The Garden’s Edge works to revitalize cultural knowledge and improve well-being through sustainable agriculture, micro-enterprise, and education. Our funding supports families to improve household nutrition through backyard gardens, nutrition classes, and health screenings for young children.
Trickle Up implements a Graduation Model program that provides seed-funds and training for young women to start small businesses. Trickle Up also provides reproductive health education to men and women to promote healthy birth spacing and lower the rate of teenage pregnancy.
Fonkoze provides financial and non-financial services to empower Haitians (primarily women) to lift their families out of poverty. The program includes a cash transfer and intensive coaching to launch an income generating activity. Fonkoze partners with Sonje Ayiti (above) to implement their poverty graduation program in Northern Haiti.
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Haiti Educational Mission and Ministry Partnership (HEMP) is a US-based charity that works with their local partner, FEED, to address education needs in Paulette, Haiti. Through the VVF grant, children receive daily school lunches in two schools in Paulette.
Upaya works to support ultra-poor individuals through job creation. Upaya invests in early stage business entrepreneurs to help build their businesses and ultimately employ thousands of ultra-poor individuals.
The BOMA Project delivers a Graduation Model program uniquely adapted to the arid lands of Northern Kenya. With VVF’s support, BOMA is expanding their program, which includes livelihood development and family planning education, to women and men in Marsabit and Samburu Counties.
KDEF is a local Kenyan organization whose mission is to address poverty in rural, Northern Kenya. With VVF’s support, KDEF works alongside pastoralist communities to identify, analyze and solve development challenges, including access to clean water and education.
PumpAid works to improve the health of rural communities in Malawi. With our support, PumpAid improves access to water and sanitation at community-based childcare centers, and established kitchen gardens at those childcare centers to improve diet and nutrition for the children who attend everyday.
DESEA PERU supports Andean communities near Machu Picchu to improve their access to clean water and health care. With our support, DESEA PERU provides training for community health workers to detect and treat common illnesses and improve child and maternal health.
Andando works to support whole communities in Senegal. They establish community gardens, improve school conditions, and support a literacy and numeracy training center. With our support, Andando supports over 15 garden groups and is expanding operations into the Podor region in the north.
Africa Bridge empowers Tanzanian families to protect, support, and care for vulnerable children by helping villages implement sustainable social service and economic solutions. With our support, Africa Bridge supports the most vulnerable households in two districts through livestock and avocado co-ops and education and healthcare for children.
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Bega Kwa Bega
Bega Kwa Bega supports orphans and vulnerable children in remote Ugandan villages by working with the whole community. With our funding, Bega Kwa Bega supports mobile health clinics, agricultural trainings, and income generating activities for their program participants.\
The Water Trust supports villages, schools, and health centers to equip communities to minimize preventable disease through improved water, sanitation, and hygiene. With our support, The Water Trust supports communities and schools to improve access to clean water and sanitation in Kiryandogo District.
Raising The Village works to improve livelihoods in remote communities living in extreme poverty through community-designed projects. With our funding, Raising the Village supports 23 villages in Western Uganda to build sustainable livelihoods.
Support war-affected communities through through rehabilitation, education, vocational skill training, agriculture, microfinancing, women empowerment and HIV/AIDS programs.
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Local Initiatives Development (LID) Agency
LID Agency implements a multi-sectoral program that includes the construction of clean water sources, promotion of community gardens, and improvement of crop storage practices. With our funding, LID Agency has supported dozens of communities in rural central Zimbabwe.
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Support women farmers to produce more food to improve food security and increase income.