A network of trusted, seasoned advisers working with and for orphans and vulnerable children who use our criteria to provide us with critical guidance and recommendations.
What better source of regional recommendations than those who know us, know the region, and value collaboration. This is a stipulation of our grants.
Through our website, networks, travels, and partners we review all recommendations, consider all applications, and explore all potential grantees. Anytime and always.
Business models that (a) prioritize longevity of service to vulnerable children in solidarity with communities, governments and companies – and (b) segment philanthropic capital primarily to pilot new ideas, overcome unexpected barriers and seize new opportunities.
Leadership is local, from the region served, and respects the rights of the children, operating with dignity, humility, flexibility and compassion with staff, donors, children, communities and partners alike.
Holistic & Direct
Programs include psycho-social support, education, food, a roof, water, economic access, safety, and the love and mentorship of an adult.
Catalytic Growth Opportunity
We fund organizations at tipping-point moments in their growth – where a stronger organizational infrastructure will mean a significant increase in transformational change for vulnerable children.
Defined Capacity Building Need
We fund actionable, time-bound, and goal-oriented capacity building plans including hiring new staff, purchasing new technologies, revitalizing the Board, or stabilizing organizational infrastructure.
Action Plan to Leverage
When our grant doesn’t meet the full resources needed to execute the capacity building plan, we co-create a plan to leverage our funds, our networks and our partners’ networks to meet the full need.
Network & Partnership Growth
Active network building, facilitated introductions and stewardship of partnerships through our network of experts and practitioners
Unrestricted Financial Capital
Multi-year unrestricted grants and active co-creation of a plan to leverage additional resources to meet full needs.
Financial & Executive Expertise
Financial modeling and growth strategy thought-partnership on a scheduled, regular basis from our funders & advisers