What we do
In many parts of the world there are communities struggling to escape extreme poverty.
These communities often have little to no assistance from the government and a weak private sector. Traditionally, NGOs have stepped in to provide aid. While helpful at times, far too often this aid leaves populations dependent on outside directives and leadership. This dynamic of dependency fails to foster local ownership over development efforts. Communities are unable to strengthen their own capacity and left ill-equipped to manage and maintain the efforts, jeopardizing the very sustainability of those efforts.
We believe in a world in which the very communities living in poverty are the ones leading the fight against it; a world in which communities decide their own future and manage their own development.
Our mission is to support and promote a community-driven approach to development—an approach that is based on strengthening local capacity in order to improve the quality of life in marginalized communities.
We provide assistance to community-based organizations that are sustainably improving quality of life in their communities by investing in local capacity and supporting community-led development initiatives.
Capacity-Building and Technical Assistance
We provide community-based organizations (CBOs) with capacity-building opportunities and technical assistance to help them build and scale their organizations and strengthen the capacity of local leaders.
Organizational Funding and Resources
We provide community-based organizations (CBOs) with funding and other resources to strengthen and scale their organizations and help fund community-led development projects.
Networking and Partnership Opportunities
We help community-based organizations (CBOs) identify and establish new partnerships that bring additional skills and resources to help them improve quality of life in their communities.
Our Impact in Numbers
In Grants Provided
Hours of Trainings
Our Partner: Rasin Devlopman
Development Without Dependency
We advocate for a more sustainable approach to doing development and supporting charitable causes.
Experiences and Best Practices
We share our experiences and best practices to help promote community-led development and advocate for development without dependency.
Tools and Resources
We serve as a hub for tools and other useful resources related to practicing and supporting community-led development. Click here to view our tools and resources.
Challenge and Promote
We teach and challenge practitioners and donors to change their approach to development and rethink how they give charitably.