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Our International Partners

Action for Environmental Sustainability (AFES) works to address the most critical root causes of environmental and poverty problems in rural Malawi. Read more.
Africa Bridge empowers Tanzanian communities to improve the lives of children orphaned and made vulnerable by HIV/AIDS. Read more.
Andando Foundation alleviates poverty through micro development strategies. Read more
Bega kwa Bega works to ensure that the orphans do not have to face life alone. Read more.
Community Action for Development (CAD) works to strengthen local capacities through education, extension and activities that support local livelihoods and biodiversity conservation. Read more.
CREATE! helps rural populations in the developing world cope with water, food and fuel shortages resulting from the impact of climate change on their communities. Read more.
DESEA Peru provides comprehensive community health services to rural communities in Peru. Read more.
Empower And Care Organization (EACO) provides physical and psychosocial support to marginalized and at-risk women, vulnerable children and the elderly living in the Mukono district. Read more.
Eco-Agric Uganda is dedicated to improving agriculture for a healthy population in a healthy environment for better livelihood. Read more.
Egbok Mission is devoted to connecting young adults with their potential as hospitality professionals. Read more
Etta Projects partners with Bolivian communities to implement sustainable solutions to the challenges of poverty, while educating and inspiring North Americans to act for positive change. Read more.

Global Hope Mobilization promotes economic empowerment, environmental responsibility, and health education and preventive services. Read more.

Green Empowerment provides renewable energy and water systems that alleviate poverty and improve the environment. Read more.

Jhai educates farmers on specialty coffee practices, purchases directly from farmers & invests 100% of net profits into water & hygiene solutions at schools within the community. Read more.
Liliir Education Project provides education to build leaders and promote peace in South Sudan. Read more.
MAP International is a global Christian health organization that partners with people living in conditions of poverty to save lives and develop healthier families and communities. Read more.

Mercy Corps alleviates suffering, poverty, and oppression by helping people build secure, productive, and just communities around the world. Read more.

HaitiChildren provides care and education to abandoned, orphaned, and disabled children in Haiti. Read more.

Mixteca Alta Coffee Growers provides expertise and training in the growing, harvesting and processing of specialty coffee in order to raise local coffee quality and production. Read more.

Montañas de Esperanza promotes educational enrichment, global exchange, and sustainable community development for the children and people of Ecuador. 

Sri Lankan Nagenahiru Foundation is dedicated to improving the innate capacities and strength of the rural communities for the prosperity of the nation, while protecting, conserving and restoring the natural environment. Read more.

Nazarene Compassionate Ministries partners with local congregations around the world to clothe, shelter, feed, heal, educate, and live in solidarity with those who suffer under oppression, injustice, violence, poverty, hunger, and disease. Read more.

Noomayianat Community Development Organization addresses poverty and climate change through food security, conservation measures, and improved agricultural practices in local Kenyan communities. Read more.

Oxfam America is a global organization working to right the wrongs of poverty, hunger, and injustice. Read more.

Planet Water is focused on bringing clean water to the world's most disadvantaged communities through the installation of community-based water filtration systems and education programs on water-health & hygiene. Read more.

Pump Aid is committed to achieving lasting positive change in people’s lives by improving the quality, availability and use of water with communities in need. Read more.

RAIN partners with rural and nomadic desert people of West Africa to enable enduring livelihoods through access to education. Read more.

SECARD Nepal brings about positive changes to maintain ecological balance and the overall integrity of the social system. Read more.

Local Initiatives & Development (formerly known as Shurugwi Partners) is a National Organization working to address issues of water, agriculture and the environment in the Midlands Province in Zimbabwe. Read more.
SiKanda facilitates processes of participatory and sustainable development, with the goal of improving the quality of life of marginalized and slum-dwelling communities. Read more.
Sonje Ayiti aims to uplift the Haitian community through education, economic development, and health promotion.
SPOON Foundation improves nutrition and feeding for orphans and vulnerable children so they may grow and develop to their full potential. Read more

StoveTeam International helps local entrepreneurs in Latin America establish factories to produce safe, affordable, fuel-efficient stoves. Read more

SurfAid is dedicated to enriching lives through improved access to health for mothers and their children. Read more.

Tree Kangaroo Conservation Program fosters wildlife and habitat conservation and supports local community livelihoods in Papua New Guinea. Read more.

VNHELP is a nonprofit organization dedicated to transforming the lives of Vietnam’s poor. Read more.
Women's Empowerment International Foundation works to promote local infrastructures, micro-lending enterprises and ensure access to quality education and healthcare. Read more.

Our Portland Partners

Artichoke Music provides an active music outreach program to teach music and music education to the most underserved populations of Portland. Read more.

Ethos is dedicated to the promotion of music and music-based education for youth in underserved communities. Read more.

Friends of the Children provides a nurturing and sustained-relationship mentor for vulnerable children to help them become a healthy, productive member of the community. Read more.

Growing Gardens helps people grow their own food in Portland, Oregon by building organic Home Gardens in urban backyards and schools, and by teaching sustainable organic gardening methods. Read more.

I Have A Dream helps low-income kids achieve academic success in school, college, and career. Read more.

KairosPDX is a non-profit organization focused on delivering excellent, equitable education to underserved children, their families and their communities. Read more.

Kúkátónón Children’s African Dance Troupe works to preserve the cultures of the people of Africa by virtually transporting audiences and the children who participate in our program alike to this amazing continent. Read more.

Mt. Scott Learning Center offers an accredited alternative education program to meet the special needs of Portland's at-risk youth. Read more.

NW Dance Project connects emerging dancers and the field's leading dance creators and mentors to work in an open, collaborative, and creative environment. Read more.

Open Meadow successfully re-engages disconnected youth in their education, providing academic and support services to those at high risk of dropping out of school. Read more.

BRAVO Youth Orchestra transforms the lives of underserved children and youth through intensive, ensemble-based classical music instruction. Read more.

Oregon Children's Theater advances growth, development, and creativity through exceptional theater experiences for young people. Read more.

p:ear builds positive relationships with homeless and transitional youth through education, art and recreation to affirm personal worth and create more meaningful and healthier lives. Read more.

PHAME supports the development of skills and self-esteem in adults with developmental and/or physical disabilities through education and participation in the fine and performing arts. Read more.

PlayWrite uses the power of performance in art to transform the lives of youth at the edge. Read more.

Portland YouthBuilders offers an integrated program of education, vocational training, leadership development and personalized counseling, for youth to acquire the tools and skills they need to move out of poverty and into self-sufficiency. Read more.

Portland Fruit Tree Project provides a community-based solution to a critical and growing need for access to healthy food. Read more.

Reading Results serves low-income students in partnership with local schools to provide a proven reading intervention program. Read more.

Social Venture Partners Portland helps to build the Portland community's capacity to get things done by advancing initiatives, achieving results, and improving lives. Read more.

The Shadow Project works with special education teachers to help close the achievement gap for students with complex learning challenges. Read more.

Urban Gleaners collects edible, surplus food from farmers' markets, restaurants, grocery stores and event sites and delivers it to local agencies that feed the hungry. Read more.

Verde improves the economic health of disadvantaged communities. Read more

Well Arts brings playwriting and oral history theatre workshops to people facing physical illness, mental illness, or social trauma.  Read more.

Willamette Riverkeeper is dedicated solely to the protection, restoration and improvement of habitat of the Willamette River. Read more.

Write Around Portland's mission is to To change lives through the power of writing. Read more. 

Potomac & Shenandoah Riverkeeper works to protect water quality in the Potomac River. Read more.

  • John visits Haiti, Ecuador & Peru
    In January, John Stephens traveled to Haiti, Ecuador and Peru to visit our grant partners.
    2017-02-19 16:15
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