NEID Giving Circles
2021 NEID Racial Justice and Addressing Inequality Globally Grantees
ASSEJEBA seeks to restore hope in the lives of the Batwa through education, health and food secure.
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
New York, NY
Our mission is to drive more funding to African visionaries to accelerate their impact.
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.
2021 NEID Climate Change & Clean Water Grantees
Sustainable Organic Integrated Livelihoods (SOIL)
Sustainable Organic Integrated Livelihoods (SOIL) is a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting soil resources, empowering communities and transforming wastes into resources in Haiti.
Our mission is to catalyze women and girls as leaders of Conscious Social Change in their communities.
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
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
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.
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.
2020 NEID Climate Justice Giving Circle Grantees
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
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 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
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.
2020 NEID Women’s Empowerment: Maternal and Reproductive Health Giving Circle Grantees
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.
Newton Upper Falls, MA
Work with local communities to create life-saving care and education bundles for mothers and newborns in need.
We reduce maternal & child mortality in resource-poor communities in West Africa through strengthening the health system.
The Oda Foundation, based in Kalikot, Nepal focuses on fostering community empowerment through education and health services.
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 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 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
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.
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 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
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.
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.
Empowerment, partnership, empathy, humility, intellectual rigor, justice, effectiveness, and transformative social change.