New England International Donors

NEID Giving Circles

Join a NEID Giving Circle, donate internationally as a community, make a difference together, and address the world's big problems together.

NEID is a peer-to-peer learning network of passionate and dedicated global philanthropists. Since 2017 we have been running internationally focused Giving Circles and they have rapidly become very popular among our members because they offer intimate but deep learning environments. The themes vary every year and each Circle includes 5-6 sessions. The members of the Circle are led by a Chair who has some expertise on the issue, but all Circle members determine the direction of the learning that takes place.

In 2022, NEID will be facilitating two Giving Circles focused on Indigenous Philanthropy and The Ocean. Join a Circle to be part of the conversation and explore the past grantees and causes we've supported through NEID Circles below.

NEID Giving Circles

2022 Oceans Giving Circle

NEID’s 2022 Oceans Giving Circle will convene to explore the intersectionality of marine conservation, local livelihoods and climate resilience by examining the greatest threats to our world ocean, and the most effective solutions being locally deployed.

2022 Indigenous Philanthropy Giving Circle

The 2022 Indigenous Philanthropy Giving Circle will meet once a month from December to June to promote transformative funding practices that come from a position of respect and appreciation of Indigenous people's leadership, knowledge, diversity, and activism.

2021 NEID Racial Justice and Addressing Inequality Globally Grantees

ASSEJEBA

ASSEJEBA
Tigard, OR

ASSEJEBA seeks to restore hope in the lives of the Batwa through education, health and food secure.

Pastoral Women’s Council (PWC)

Pastoral Women’s Council (PWC)
New York, NY

The Pastoral Women’s Council is a non-profit membership organization that works in northern Tanzania to achieve gender equality and community development through the empowerment of Maasai women and girls.

African Visionary Fund

African Visionary Fund
New York, NY

Our mission is to drive more funding to African visionaries to accelerate their impact.

Global Pediatric Alliance

Global Pediatric Alliance
San Francisco, CA

Global Pediatric Alliance promotes grassroots empowerment and community-based healthcare to improve the lives of women and children, and reduce maternal and infant mortality in Latin America.

SOYDEN

SOYDEN
New York, NY

We concentrate and prioritize that Somali youth groups has to remain and unified entity and struggle against all clans tic, prejudices and to get equality, cohesiveness and making couple with harmonized peaceful atmosphere.

2021 NEID Climate Change & Clean Water Grantees

Sustainable Organic Integrated Livelihoods (SOIL)

Sustainable Organic Integrated Livelihoods (SOIL)
Sherburne, NY

Sustainable Organic Integrated Livelihoods (SOIL) is a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting soil resources, empowering communities and transforming wastes into resources in Haiti.

Global Grassroots

Global Grassroots
Portsmouth, NH

Our mission is to catalyze women and girls as leaders of Conscious Social Change in their communities.

AIDA

AIDA
San Francisco, CA

AIDA uses the law and science to protect the environment and communities suffering from environmental harm, primarily in Latin America.

Water for South Sudan

Water for South Sudan
Rochester, NY

Deliver sustainable quality-of-life services to and with the people of South Sudan by efficiently providing access to clean, safe water, and improving hygiene and sanitation practices in areas of great need.

Keep Loreto Magical

Keep Loreto Magical
Washington, DC

The mission of the Keep Loreto Magical Foundation is environmental conservation: restoring and protecting our beautiful Sea of Cortez and the watersheds of our magnificent Sierra de la Giganta.

Saha Global

Saha Global
New York, NY

Saha gets the cleanest water to the hardest to reach people who need it most. We work in rural Northern Region Ghana where we set up entrepreneurial women with chlorinating businesses that provide clean water that all can afford.

Unlocking Communities

Unlocking Communities
Chicago, IL

We equip entrepreneurs with the education and tools to sell sustainable products that unlock economic, social, and environmental transformation in their communities.

2020 NEID Climate Justice Giving Circle Grantees

Amrita Bhoomi Agroecology School

Amrita Bhoomi Agroecology School
Chamarajanagar, India IN

The centre has the sole objective of building a new paradigm centred on diversity in Biological agriculture,Food industry, Medicine and Education-Prof.MDN

Indigenous Environmental Network

Indigenous Environmental Network
Bemidji, MN

IEN is an alliance of Indigenous peoples whose mission it is to protect the sacredness of Earth Mother from contamination and exploitation by strengthening, maintaining and respecting Indigenous teachings and natural laws.

EarthSpark International

EarthSpark International
Washington, DC

​EarthSpark is a non-profit working as an incubator for clean energy enterprises that can deliver sustainable energy services. EarthSpark's mission: eradicate energy poverty. Our method: do the research and development on business models that can spin off and scale to address specific aspects of energy poverty. We focus first on what can work in Haiti. So far, we have spun off Enèji Pwòp, S.A., a Haitian social enterprise, and SparkMeter, Inc., a smart meter technology company. We have also built a first-of-its-kind, town-sized, solar-powered, smart grid in rural Haiti and are nearing the launch of our second grid.

La Via Campesina

La Via Campesina
Eastlea, Harare ZW

Founded in 1986, LVC is an autonomous, pluralist international movement made up of over 200 million peasants, small-scale farmers, landless peoples, farmworkers, Indigenous Peoples, and other food producers in over 70 countries around the world. LVC is at the forefront of the fight against the corporate takeover of our food and resources. They are united – now more so than ever – by the struggle for food sovereignty, a term they originally developed, and define as the peoples’ right to control their food systems, securing nutritious, culturally appropriate food for communities everywhere. LVC defends small-scale sustainable agriculture to promote social and economic justice, cool the planet and defend a dignified life for rural peoples. In addition to food sovereignty, LVC promotes the right to water, protection of eco-resources and biodiversity, elimination of violence against women, and human rights of international migrants and agricultural workers. The strength of LVC is defined by the fact that the movement has a clear long term vision, a mass base and a strategy based on creating solutions that address the root causes of several major issues that people and the planet face.

CLIMA Fund

CLIMA Fund
Oakland, CA

The CLIMA Fund is a pathway for funders to directly support Indigenous, women, and youth-led work building climate resilience and mitigating climate chaos.

2020 NEID Women’s Empowerment: Maternal and Reproductive Health Giving Circle Grantees

Asha

Asha
New Delhi, India IN

To work with the urban poor to bring about long-term and sustainable transformation to their quality of life. Through a practical expression of the Christian values of faith, hope and love, we aim to provide holistic community-based healthcare, empowerment, financial inclusion, education and environmental improvements by training, resourcing and encouraging slum communities to receive and enjoy their basic human rights. Asha also aims to influence the lives of its international audience by sharing local practice, experience and vision and facilitating partnerships where awareness and association between different cultures can impact and change individuals globally.

Barakat Bundle

Barakat Bundle
Newton Upper Falls, MA

Work with local communities to create life-saving care and education bundles for mothers and newborns in need.

Mali Health

Mali Health
Durham, NC

We reduce maternal & child mortality in resource-poor communities in West Africa through strengthening the health system.

Oda Foundation

Oda Foundation
Summit, NJ

The Oda Foundation, based in Kalikot, Nepal focuses on fostering community empowerment through education and health services.

The Okoa Project

The Okoa Project
Boston, MA

Our goal: connecting people to the medical care they need through utilizing community knowledge to create context-specific solutions.

2019 NEID Climate and Health Giving Circle Grantees

The NEID Climate and Health Giving Circle spent its meetings learning about the intersection between climate and health and mainly discovered that while there are quite a few organizations and funders working at this intersection, few are aware of it. In addition, key interlocutors (doctors, teachers for example) are not educating the general public about the linkages. At the same time communication experts have found that people are more likely to change their attitudes and behavior with respect to climate change when health outcomes are linked to climate. The members of the Circle focused on this disconnect and explored ways to improve communication and education about climate and health. They ultimately made grants that in very different ways seek to address this gap. The three grants they chose included Gardens for Health, The Ground Truth Project and Community Environmental Monitor.

Gardens for Health

Gardens for Health
Cambridge, MA

Gardens for Health International provides lasting agricultural solutions to chronic malnutrition. The majority of the world’s poor are farmers, yet millions are malnourished. In Rwanda, this disconnect between agriculture and nutrition is striking: 80% of families grow food for a living, yet 35% of young children are chronically malnourished. This simple concept, that food alone does not equal good nutrition, is at the heart of our mission. To tackle the root causes of malnutrition, we equip families with seeds, skills, and knowledge to create vegetable gardens, prepare balanced meals, and keep children healthy. Transformative impact is possible by investing in the nutrition of mothers and young children, since well-nourished children get sick less often, perform better in school, and are more likely to escape poverty.

The GroundTruth Project

The GroundTruth Project
Brighton, MA

THE GROUNDTRUTH PROJECT is an award-winning, independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit news organization dedicated to supporting the next generation of journalists in the U.S. and around the world. Our mission is to restore journalism from the ground up by supporting the next generation of journalists through field reporting that serves under-covered corners of the United States and the world.

Community Environmental Monitors

Community Environmental Monitors
Besant Nagar, Chennai IN

The Healthy Energy Initiative in India is coordinated by Community Environmental Monitoring (CEM), a program of The Other Media. Particulate matter from high pollution is exacerbating climate change and the increased temperatures and pollution are increasing asthma and bronchial illnesses. The program seeks to curb emissions and alert the population and policy makers to dangerous levels of air pollution.Based in Chennai, CEM addresses the plight of pollution impacted communities through environmental health monitoring skills training, information and organizing support, and emergency response services and funding.

2019 NEID Refugee Giving Circle Grantees

The NEID Refugee Circle was originally particularly interested in understanding refugee situations at border regions close to Europe and the US (Greece, Turkey, Mexico/Central America) and then began to focus - in the course of their learning journey - on both the plight of refugees in urban centers (as opposed to camps) and the urgent need to support refugee self-reliance in these settings. They also explored how refugees are currently supported here in the United States. The four grants this Circle’s members made were all designed to support refugee self-reliance in urban settings, but geographically included two US based organizations (working to provide refugees both job training and acculturation) and two international ones (working in Turkey with Syrian refugees and working in Uganda with Congolese refugees – in both cases supporting adoption of different types of work skills) The organizations receiving the grants include: Refugee Protection International, YARID, Beautiful Day and New England Arab American Organization.

Refugee Protection International Inc.

Refugee Protection International Inc.
Belmont, MA

RPI’s mission is to partner with local NGOs and duty bearers to strengthen protection and self-reliance among urban refugees and internally displaced persons near conflict zones through interventions including, but not limited to, innovative housing solutions, civil and residency documentation, and emergency protection assistance.

Beautiful Day

Beautiful Day
Providence, RI

Beautiful Day builds onramps to employment and economic self-sufficiency for refugees through business innovation. By aligning a need for job-training with consumer demand for socially conscious products, we are developing practical, efficient, community-oriented ways to integrate and welcome refugees to our society.

New England Arab American Organization

New England Arab American Organization
Portland, ME

We are an energetic group of first generation immigrants who are passionate about advocating for our mission and vision. Our experience as immigrants puts us at an advantage as we understand the integration and inclusion challenges new immigrants are facing. We speak the same language, share the same culture, and cherish the same values and concerns. Using this compassion and experience makes us a highly effective service helping new Arab immigrants integrate and positively contribute to our new society.

Mission

For over 10 years NEID has been creating community among internationally focused donors across New England. Our mission is to convene and empower donors to help address the world’s big problems. Through strategic networking, educational opportunities, and information sharing we aim to spark donor action and collaboration. By coming together to share knowledge and experience, we become increasingly generous and committed philanthropists for global social change.

Values

Empowerment, partnership, empathy, humility, intellectual rigor, justice, effectiveness, and transformative social change.

Payment Options

Please make your donation in one of the following ways:

CREDIT OR DEBIT CARD Select the "Donate Now" button at the top of the circle and make your payment via credit card.

CHECK Make checks payable to "Social Good Fund" Include the purpose "Grapevine DAF: NEID: [giving circle name]" Mail checks to "Social Good Fund, 12651 San Pablo Ave #5473, Richmond, CA 94805-4021"

DAF ACCOUNT TRANSFER From your DAF Account donor portal, select "Social Good Fund" (EIN: 46-1323531 - Address: 12651 San Pablo Ave #5473, Richmond, CA 94805-4021) for your grant Include the purpose "Grapevine DAF: NEID: [giving circle name]" Disburse the grant"