GFC has mobilized its emergency fund to support its grassroots partners in Haiti, which are already delivering critical relief to children and families affected by the hurricane.
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In this manifesto, 14 grassroots organizations, along with GFC, declare who they are, how they work, and how you can work with them in responding to the Syrian refugee crisis. Together, we can make the world a more just and more gentle place.
GFC’s executive vice president Victoria Dunning gives a first-hand account of meeting Syrian refugee children on a recent trip to Serbia.
For three weeks this month, the attention of much of the world will be focused on the Russian city of Sochi and the XXII Olympic Winter Games. Stellar athletes from nations large and small will awe us with their ability to swoosh, fly, soar, twirl and jump. I am willing to guess that many of those […]
Four years ago this week, Haiti was hit by a devastating seven magnitude earthquake. It leveled the capital and killed an estimated 100,000 to 150,000 people. When I visited a year ago, many people were still living in tent camps, and the presidential palace was mostly a pile of rubble, a bulldozer standing nearby. Still, […]
I’m no Rockefeller, but I am an everyday philanthropist. Some call it “charity,” some “donating,” some respond when asked to sponsor a friend’s half-marathon effort for a good cause. But in the grand scheme of things, what most of us can practice is everyday philanthropy. And if we begin to be more thoughtful and intentional […]
Backpacks are everywhere this time of year, cluttering the entryways and living rooms of most homes with school-age children. They are carelessly thrown over chairs, buried under jackets and sometimes left overnight in classrooms. At The Global Fund for Children (GFC), we believe that a backpack — both figuratively and literally — can change the course of […]
Cross-posted from Council on Foundations RE: Philanthropy blog April 18, 2013 By Victoria Dunning, GFC VP of Programs I enjoyed presenting at a great session, “Small Grants, Big Difference,” during last week’s Council on Foundations Annual Conference with Daniel Tillias of Pax Christi Sakala in Haiti; Kate Ahern of the Case Foundation; and Monica LaBiche […]
Often when I talk about The Global Fund for Children’s grassroots grantmaking model, I share the critical importance of strong local organizations for sustainable communities. If things get bad, I say, you want your microcommunity to be capable and resilient. On my recent trip to Haiti with Financial Times reporter Orla Ryan and photographer Charlie […]
On my recent trip to Haiti with Financial Times reporter Orla Ryan and photographer Charlie Bibby, I gained an even greater appreciation for the incredible work of The Global Fund for Children’s program officers. Watching them in action reminds me of the many hats they wear and the many skills they employ when working with […]