Global Honors and Innovators
Here at GFC, we believe in creating partnerships, not dependencies. We succeed when our grassroots partners have the skills, knowledge, and capacity to continue their amazing work well into the future … after our financial support has ended.
That’s why I’m so proud to announce our 2017 Maya Ajmera Sustainability Award winners. This competitive, capstone award recognizes outstanding GFC partners that are ready for the next level of impact.
GFC’s founder, Maya Ajmera, pioneered the award in 2005, providing carefully selected grassroots partners with a strategic infusion of funds to enhance their long-term sustainability. Since then, 141 organizations have received the award, which was named in Maya’s honor in 2012.
To learn about this year’s two winners, view our photo slideshows of awardees Mariposa DR Foundation in the Dominican Republic and COBURWAS International Youth Organization to Transform Africa in Uganda.
These awards are what GFC is all about: not just protecting children and youth, but building resilient communities through grassroots development. There are few people I’ve met who understand this more than our than our new executive vice president, Neil Ghosh. A thought leader, innovator, and strategist, Neil joins us with a deep commitment to vulnerable children and youth, inspired by his childhood growing up in Kolkata, India, and his vast professional experience in global anti-poverty work.
This April, GFC board members, staff, partners, and supporters from around the world will gather in London for the GFC spring gala, which has a special focus on the refugee crisis. We’ll celebrate what we have achieved together and rally to protect refugees and other vulnerable children and youth worldwide. Please let us know if you’d like to attend!
As always, I am so grateful for your support. Thank you for all you do to give all children the opportunity to grow, learn, and thrive. Warmly,