International NGO Directory
MINN’s International NGO Directory is a collection of nongovernmental organizations that work internationally and have a presence in Minnesota. Social enterprise initiatives, nonprofits, non-registered humanitarian organizations, church groups and other charitable groups doing work abroad are welcome to include information on their organization.
Photo credit: Educate Tanzania
MINN is now accepting submissions for our 2020 Global Report! If you are a Minnesota-based nonprofit with a global focus, please complete our short survey by March 30, 2020. Your submission, if accepted, will also provide you with inclusion in the NGO Directory below.
If you are interested in receiving a copy of the previous 2016 MINN Global Report, which provides disaggregated information (e.g., region of the world, focus area, internship opportunities, etc.) on nearly 50 of Minnesota's most important implementing NGOs, please click here.
Acacia Global feeds people. We feed the body through emergency food aid and community gardens. We feed the mind by keeping students in school. We feed the community by developing leaders. We feed the soul by nourishing relationships around the world.
Accion is the micro-finance pioneer who first discovered and developed the field of micro-lending and, later, commercial microfinance - going back to the mid-1960s.
Africa Classroom Connection holds a vision that every child in KwaZulu Natal has the opportunity for an excellent education. Our mission is providing resources to help build and improve schools in KwaZulu Natal. We work to get buildings built, help kids stay in school, and facilitate cultural exchanges/overseas travel.
In millions of conversations with the people we serve through the years, we listened. What they told us was plain and simple: they don’t want to be defined and labeled by a single dark moment in their lives. They don’t want the name ‘refugee’. In solidarity with them, we’re removing the name American Refugee Committee. Now, we are Alight. We’re the same people, providing health care, clean water and other life saving services. But we’re holding ourselves accountable for doing a better thing.
The mission of the Alliance is to bring about personal, organizational & planetary sustainability through support of projects that are ecologically sound, economically viable, socially just and humane.
ARAHA’s Mission: To strive to alleviate the suffering from hunger, illiteracy, diseases, and poverty in the horn of africa, as well as help the east African community in Minnesota.
Our Mission “We come as a family to make a connection, person to person, arm in arm and along the way to share our lives. It is our honor to improve the conditions and create opportunities for changing the cycle of poverty and disease in South Africa.”
We believe it is in the long-term interest of AAPIs nationwide to build philanthropy within our own communities. By investing in the issues that matter most to us, building leaders and lifting our voices in social and policy debates, we are powering the change and the future we want to see for our community.
Atlas Corps is an international network of nonprofit leaders and organizations that promotes innovation, cooperation, and solutions to address the world’s 21st century challenges. Our mission is to address critical social issues by developing leaders, strengthening organizations, and promoting innovation through an overseas fellowship of skilled nonprofit professionals. Profiled as a “best practice” in international exchange, Atlas Corps engages leaders committed to the nonprofit sector in 6 to 18 month, professional fellowships at organizations (like Ashoka, Peace Corps, and Susan G. Komen for the Cure) to learn best practices, build organizational capacity, and return home to create a network of global changemakers. Our network of Fellows includes 200+ nonprofit leaders from 54 countries and 100+ Host Organizations.
The mission of Books For Africa is to end the book famine in Africa. With your help, we will help create a culture of literacy and provide the tools of empowerment to the next generation of parents, teachers, and leaders in Africa. Books donated by publishers, schools, libraries, individuals, and organizations are sorted and packed by volunteers who carefully choose books that are age and subject appropriate. We send good books, enough books for a whole class to use. They are shipped in sea containers paid for by contributions from people like you. It costs about 50 cents to send a book from the United States to Africa. Since 1988, Books For Africa has shipped more than 22 million books to 45 African countries. They are on once-empty library shelves, in classrooms in rural schools, and in the hands of children who have never before held a book. Each book will be read over and over again. When the books arrive, they go to those who need them most: children who are hungry to read, hungry to learn, hungry to explore the world in ways that only books make possible.
We are Bountifield International: Dedicated to creating sustainable solutions to end hunger and poverty. We partner with farmers and entrepreneurs so they can better nourish and sustain their communities, reduce the drudgery and improve the lives of rural women, and provide sustainable postharvest business solutions across Africa.
Carmen Pampa Fund generates resources to assist the growth and development of the Unidad Académica Campesina - Carmen Pampa, a college serving the impoverished rural familes of Bolivia through education, research, and community projects.
CVT International Services works in areas where conflict and torture has resulted in widespread devastation of the community. When political violence intentionally destroys a community, the society itself must heal before peace and democracy can flourish. Healing survivors of torture and war trauma is integral to the process or rebuilding. CVT International Services provides mental health services in an effective, efficient and sustainable manner so that survivors of torture and trauma can resume their life. CVT targets those communities with high numbers of survivors and few sources of help such as in post conflict or refugee camp situations. While working directly with survivors, CVT is also helping build the infrastructure to meet the mental health needs beyond the tenure of this project.
We are engaged in one of the poorest areas on earth, East Africa, primarily Tanzania. We have an innovative model to finance businesses in an investment range that is essentially unavailable in the developing world, from $5,000 to $500,000. This is the key investment size because it starts or grows the small businesses that hire people and drive the economy. Working jointly with local universities, we provide intensive businesstraining and mentoring. We’re looking for people who are social investors or want to engage to make change.
Founded in 1969, Children’s HeartLink is a medical non-governmental organization working in partnership with health care centers in underserved regions of the world to promote sustainable cardiac care for children with congenital or acquired heart disease. Children’s HeartLink currently supports partner hospitals and programs in nine countries: Brazil, China, Ecuador, India, Kenya, Malaysia, South Africa, Ukraine and Vietnam.
Children's Surgery International is a Minnesota-based, nonprofit volunteer organization that provides specialized medical and surgical services to underprivileged children around the world in a safe, compassionate and culturally sensitive manner and promotes in-country self-sufficiency through professional training and support. Children’s Surgery International travels to locations around the world where we have determined the need for our services to be great. Our volunteers have provided life-changing surgeries, in-country education and medical supplies for children, their families and medical professionals in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Ghana, Haiti, Liberia, Mexico, Peru, and Vietnam.
The heart of Common Hope’s work in Guatemala is education. We provide the necessary resources for over 2,700 children to attend school each year in seventeen villages outside of Antigua and Guatemala City. We understand that education is about more than books and uniforms – a comprehensive approach is critical to help students and their families to reach their full potential. For this reason we also focus our efforts on health care, housing, and family development.
Through direct community engagement, we help local residents and leaders to actively participate in achieving sustainable change. We facilitate a process whereby we engage the entire community to:
Organize their knowledge
Identify resources, assets and existing community skills
Articulate the social, spiritual, economic and environmental issues of community life that contribute to poverty
Actively participate in developing strategies to understand barriers and formulate solutions
Take action to achieve sustainable change.
Cultivate International empowers local leaders to address issues of poverty and injustice through small- scale community projects. We exist to empower those who often are the recipients of charity at the hands of privileged community outsiders, and empower communities to take the reins of their own growth and fight against poverty and injustices. We believe that fighting poverty, injustice, and inequality is worth our efforts. We think that community insiders, not outsiders, are the best fighters. We’re about breaking the cycle of dependency. We’re about mobilizing community development project leaders because they are the best ones to lead charitable efforts.
DSI began in 2016 to help address the immense needs of people with disabilities in places in our world where this is most needed. Our mission is to advocate, support and empower to improve the lives of persons with disabilities in developing countries so they can live life to the fullest. We do this by working closely with in-country partners to build disability capacity (through training and support programming) to promote sustainable progress toward more inclusive societies.
Divas Fair Trade is a socially responsible organization based in Minnesota (since 2004), that looks to create equal opportunities for women and disenfranchised people worldwide.
We carry a wide selection of sophisticated fashion accessories and gifts from over 15+ countries; generating work opportunities for thousands of people, especially women’s cooperatives and family groups.
Dodoma Tanzania Health Development (DTHD) is a non-profit charitable organization established in 2003 in order to help found and support Dodoma Tanzania Medical Center (DCMC).
Educate Tanzania partners with the most effective businesses, government, and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO’s) in Minnesota, Africa, the U.S. and Europe in order to bring education, water and health to remote and needy areas in the developing world.
Engineers Without Borders - USA is a nonprofit humanitarian organization established to support community-driven development programs worldwide through partnerships that design and implement sustainable engineering projects, while creating transformative experiences that enrich global perspectives and create responsible leaders. EWB chapters commit to working with communities for a minimum of five years to implement these projects. Projects include, but are not limited to, water supply, wastewater management, roads, schools, hospitals, bridges, agriculture, and energy infrastructure to name a few.
EOS International's mission is to provide under-served communities with access to low-cost appropriate technologies that generate income, improve health, and preserve the environment. EOS empowers impoverished Nicaraguans by working with them as autonomous customers rather than charity recipients, and each beneficiary pays a share of the cost. Our team of engineers uses locally sourced materials to improve system designs that lower costs and improve efficiency for the average Nicaragua.
The mission of Ethiopia Reads is to collaborate with Ethiopian communities to build schools, plant libraries, teach teachers, boost literacy, put pencils and paintbrushes into the hands of thousands of children, and provide youth and families with the tools to improve their lives.
The women of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are among the poorest in the world. Civil war, disease, famine and sexual violence are a fact of daily life. They must rely on their own ingenuity and support of trusted friends to provide for their families in a land with very little infrastructure and few jobs.
First Step Initiative was founded to give the women of the DRC a helping hand. We provide small grants to women’s collectives – called “merry-go-rounds” – to enable women in the city of Lubumbashi start or expand their small businesses so they can earn a living while providing valuable goods and services to their communities.
At FEC we promote healthy communities through relationship building, leadership training, and education. ButterflyDNA is a grassroots program within FEC promoting the empowerment of girls and women worldwide, with particular emphasis given to social and environmental sustainability.
Footprint was founded on the principle that how we help matters. Providing humanitarian assistance is energy intensive, especially when performed on an industrial scale. Footprint specializes in comprehensive emissions calculation, local impact monitoring, and real-time operational improvement. We build tools that help those in the business of saving lives fulfill their commitment to first do no harm.
Mission: Friends of Africa Education is a nonprofit organization providing access to education for children in sub Saharan Africa (Sponsor at risk children and build classrooms) Vision: We seek to inspire students and their families to reach their full potential by developing essential skills to attain social and economic independence Key Values that guide our work: • Student Success • Accountability to donors • Partnership with local communities in Africa • Sustainability (of FOAE and partner organizations)
We provide education and support for Nairobi children living in poverty whose families are affected by HIV/AIDS so they can transform their lives. We have sponsors who donate money to certain students so those students can afford school, books, uniforms, and health care, among other things. Our goal is to help our students go to school, become employed, and ultimately transform their lives for the better.
From the 2nd grader to the CEO, Global Minnesota connects individuals, organizations, and communities to the world. Through a unique lineup of programs offered from the Twin Cities to Greater Minnesota, Global Minnesota takes relevant and timely information on international issues, foreign policy, and cultural topics, and provides the space and opportunity for Minnesotans to engage and discuss.
As a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, we are unparalleled in the ability to deliver programs that allow Minnesotans to connect and participate in the international sphere, and for Minnesota to extend its influence around the globe.
Global Rights for Women collaborates with partners around the world to promote women’s human rights to equality and freedom from violence through legal reform and systems change.
Global Volunteers is a private, non-profit, non-sectarian, non-governmental organization engaging short-term volunteers on micro-economic and human development programs in close partnership with local people worldwide. Working at the invitation and under the direction of local leaders, volunteers help create a foundation for world peace through mutual international understanding. Our purpose is to maintain a genuine, sustained service partnership with the host community and provide volunteers a genuine opportunity to serve.
Greenlife Africa (GLA) is a holistic agro-economic entity established to meet the agricultural needs of rural Liberia, empowering individuals and communities by maximizing agriculture proficiency and collective productivities.
Haiti Outreach is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization whose principal working base is in Pignon, Haiti, located in the central plateau, and has an executive office in Minnesota, USA. Since 1997 our partnerships and collaborations have focused on community initiated development projects in rural Haiti communities, primarily in increasing sustainable access to clean water.
HealthPartners builds the capacity of rural stakeholders, especially women of reproductive age and the poor, enabling them to pool risk for access to care at an affordable cost through the health cooperative model as a form of health financing.
Our mission is to build a faithful and stronger Horn of Africa through child sponsorships which benefit a whole family. Sponsored children must attend their local school, and they receive Saturday instruction in health, swise spending, gardening and animal husbandry, and Christian leadership. In addition, we respond to requests from the community for projects that benefit the wider area, and have just completed a pedestrian bridge over the Wadecha River that will save lives in the rainy season.
Hope Multipurpose sponsors a small orphanage in Kazo Parish, Uganda. A new dorm for 44 children, the Blue House, was built through the generosity of HMI donors. The orphans and vulnerable children, currently all girls, have safe housing, nutritious food, clothing, health care, mentoring, and support for education.
Humanitarian Services for Children of Vietnam (HSCV) is dedicated to serving orphans, homeless children and other children in need in Vietnam. Assistance is provided in the areas of food, shelter, clothing, health and education. Services are provided directly to the children by HSCV or through local Vietnamese child-based organizations addressing these needs.
The International Institute of Minnesota welcomes New Americans (refugees and immigrants) to the Twin Cities and offers a continuum of services to promote their full integration into our community. The Institute’s programming includes job training and language classes as well as refugee resettlement, immigration, citizenship, and anti-human trafficking services. We are guided by the knowledge that a strong start to a new life enhances the ability of New Americans and their children to contribute fully as members of our community.
We support the rebuilding of relationships, cultural understanding and respect, and a country torn apart by decades of war, sanctions, and occupation. We focus on the arts, education, cultural and professional exchange, and water and sanitation projects.
We are Iraqis and Americans, veterans and refugees, peace activists and artists, students and professionals, and many others united by our work for reconciliation.
The Iraqi and American Reconciliation Project (IARP) was established in July of 2007 as grassroots, citizen-based support in the United States for the Muslim Peacemaker Teams (MPT) in Iraq. IARP and MPT operate as partner nonprofit organizations in the United States and Iraq, respectively.
Light of Hope is a home and school that provides refuge, restoration, and redirection for the abandoned, impoverished, or abused girls in Kenya. We provide shelter, quality education, training, and counseling in a supportive Christian family environment in order to enable them to live independently and emerge as leaders to the community.
Our Vision: LPGM envisions a world where relationships transform boundaries and where all people have the resources and opportunities they need to thrive.
Our Mission: LPGM provides access to quality education for people at the margins–especially women and girls. We work together with global partners to listen, respond and bear witness to local needs and priorities.
How We Do It: LPGM focuses on four main ways to help those in need: Partnerships, Education, Empowerment, and Travel.
Our mission: to create partnerships with impoverished Bolivian communities to improve health and increase economic well-being.
Mary's Pence gives grants to small, local women's project, to projects that are creating models to increase women's economic status and improve their status in their community. We look for models that foster women working together, to learn from each other, support each other, and explore new ideas. We fund women in North, Central and South America.
The Medtronic Foundation was created in 1978 and is charged as the primary channel for Medtronic's strategic giving, with the majority of grant programs thoughtfully aligning with the company's commitment to improve access to quality healthcare.
The Minneapolis Foundation has partnered with generous individuals and families, effective nonprofits, engaged civic leaders and other people just like you to strengthen our community through charitable giving.
As an affiliate of the American Evaluation Association our goal is to provide Minnesota evaluators with information on local evaluation events, links to evaluation resources, jobs openings, and opportunities to connect with evaluators across the state.
At this site, you will learn all about our organizational structure, upcoming events and professional opportunities.
For more than 40 years, Minnesota-Uruguay Partners of the Americas* has promoted friendship, cultural understanding and societal development in Uruguay and Minnesota.
*Conceived by John F. Kennedy, Partners of the Americas Inc. is a community-driven, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting economic and social development throughout the Western Hemisphere. It has emerged as one of the most influential forces building goodwill and private sector cooperation among the people of the Americas. Today, more than 15,000 people in 46 U.S. States and 28 Latin American and Caribbean nations are active in 60 Partnerships. In fact, two Uruguayans who have been involved with our Minnesota chapter are now on the national Partners of the Americas board of directors.
Investing in LGBT entrepreneurs across generations and borders. Mossier develops young LGBT individuals and allies in Minnesota by partnering with LGBT-owned businesses in Kenya, Uganda, and the Dominican Republic.
The purpose of MSAADA Architects, non-profit corporation, is to provide professional Architectural and Engineering (A/E) services in the planning, design and implementation of building projects for organizations dedicated to serving others. The services provided focus on assisting those with building projects dedicated to life-enhancing services such as education, medical services, and spiritual expression. Emphasis is given to activities in the Developing World, as the corporation was created in response to the need for such services. Priority is further given to providing these A/E services for organizations with a commitment to assist the Worldwide Church.
- Nonviolence: We believe nonviolence is the strongest and most-effective solution to working out conflict.
- Non-partisanship: We don’t take sides in a conflict, but work to create safe space for dialogue between conflicting parties.
- Primary of local actors: We facilitate and create safe space for local people to work out their own solutions to conflict.
- Civilian to civilian: We employ civilians to protect civilians in communities affected by violent conflicts.
Current program locations include Mindanao, the Philippines, South Sudan, Myanmar, and Iraq. Headquarters is located in the Greater Geneva Area, with support offices in Brussels, Belgium and Saint Paul, Minnesota. Additionally, Nonviolent Peaceforce’s Advocacy and Outreach program focuses on advocating for the wider use of unarmed methods to protect civilians. This idea is gaining traction – 16 UN and UN-related policies, recommendations and resolutions have recognized unarmed approaches for the protection of civilians. Five UN agencies have funded Nonviolent Peaceforce’s work and 11 country missions to the US have hosted events on unarmed civilian protection,
NPH USA transforms the lives of abandoned and disadvantaged children with homes, healthcare and educational programs, making a positive impact in Latin America and the Caribbean. NPH USA supports Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos (NPH, Spanish for "Our Little Brothers and Sisters"), which is raising more than 3,400 orphaned, abandoned, and disadvantaged children in Bolivia, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua and Peru.
The word Pambazuka is used in Swahili to describe dawning of the first hint of light at sunrise. Pambazuka Africa is helping God’s precious children to see a future made brighter by the light of Christ. People with disabilities have special needs and need specialized help. Our mission is to provide financial, practical, and spiritual support in the areas of healthcare, rehabilitation, and education to people with disabilities in East Africa. Pambazuka Africa was founded as a non-profit organization in 2010 by Rebecca Busch and Alex Mnyangabe, after they spent time in the preceding years working with many people with disabilities in the Karatu area of Tanzania. Our organization benefits from the combination of Rebecca's skills and knowledge as a pediatric rehabilitation nurse, and Alex's cultural knowledge and leadership skills. We are also blessed to have Esther Ebae Muthoni, our Operations Manager living in Karatu to keep our projects moving forward. Pambazuka Africa's other board members also have experience with those with special needs.
Pathways To Children works to improve the lives of children in poverty in India and Africa. Specifically we partner with local NGOs in adopting and supporting schools, orphanages and medical facilities in these areas. We also create meaningful and measurable volunteer experiences for adults and student groups. We find these experiences "change the lives" of both the volunteer and the children they work with.
Peace House Africa is a US-based nonprofit organization working in Tanzania, East Africa. Our goal is to create a positive, sustainable future for AIDS orphans and their communities. Peace House Africa's comprehensive approach is designed to provide a quality, effective education for children who have lost parents to AIDS, and to generate sustainable economic growth in their communities through technology research and business development. Peace House Africa opened Peace House Secondary School, a tuition-free boarding school for orphans and vulnerable children, in 2007. Our goal for the students who graduate from Peace House Secondary School is that they become the future innovators and job creators of Tanzania--young people who can build a sustainable future for their country.
Print the Love: Serving the World with Instant Photographs
It is Print the Love's vision to see every person on earth feel loved, valued, and celebrated even amidst life’s most difficult trials; that all would have access to photographs of family, friends, and life’s most cherished memories and milestones.
It is our mission to celebrate the value and dignity of individuals in under-resourced communities through the gift of an instant photograph.
Print the Love is about more than just giving away a photograph to those who have none. It is about hope, love, and encouragement. It is about uplifting others, helping them see the beauty in themselves regardless of their circumstance.
Project Zawadi is a non-profit organization founded in December 2000. Our mission is to provide educational opportunities within a nurturing environment to orphaned and other vulnerable children in Tanzania so that they become self-reliant and active members of their communities.
Supporting the education and empowerment of African girls with current program in Ethiopia.
RREAL’s mission is to make solar energy accessible to everyone. We use the power of the sun to empower low-income communities across the globe with a clean, reliable source of energy. Skip the Grid is an initiative of RREAL’s that is demonstrating a resilient model of rural electrification with solar energy in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Our mission is to partner with rural communities in Sierra Leone to redevelop healthcare systems and overcome one of the highest maternal and child mortality rates in the world.
The Rural Integrated Development Program of Africa (RIDPA) is a non-profit organization based in Minneapolis, MN. RIDPA employees and volunteers work together to help families and individuals dealing with extreme poverty and health issues in rural Africa. RIDPA is currently operating in Tanzania and East Congo, helping real people deal with real issues. RIDPA is working in partnership with Fifty Lanterns.
The See Them Grow Foundation recognizes that every child deserves to enjoy the right to education as well as to be protected from abuse and exploitation. The STGF Foundation seeks to provide a better way of life for some of the most vulnerable children in Uganda by offering access to an inclusive and quality education to orphaned children. See Them Grow Foundation seeks to fulfil the pillars of the rights of children as recognized by United Nations convention on the rights of the Child (UNCRC).
See Them Grow Foundation’s main focus is to assist children most especially orphans in Uganda to have immediate access to free, high quality, education by financing school related costs, such as fees, uniforms, books, and meals in order to relieve economic burdens on impoverished families.
Shelter For Life International (SFL) is an international faith-based relief and development organization with over 30 years experience in providing humanitarian assistance to post conflict countries around the world. SFLspecializes in providing sustainable aid solutions for internally displaced persons, refugees, ecological migrants, and disaster victims.
Sierra Leone Foundation for New Democracy works in partnership with communities to build the foundation for citizens of all ages to deliberate and enact new, non-adversarial alternatives that nurture democratic relationships and decision-making within and among individuals, families, institutions, and the environment.
Solar Kits For Change's mission is to uplift people by providing solar equipment and education to schools, communities and small business.
Surge brings life-sustaining water and sanitation solutions to those in need and raises awareness of the global water crisis. It is a nonprofit organization registered in the United States and the United Arab Emirates with water, sanitation, and hygiene projects in nine countries and counting.
Surge’s purpose is to . . .
FUND projects that provide access to safe water.
ENGAGE, EDUCATE, and EMPOWER communities around the world.
INVEST in innovation that drives sustainable solutions.
We specialize in getting clean water to the poor villages in central Tanzania - around the Dodoma area. We do complete water systems including 500 foot deep wells, and all the accompanying equipment, etc. We complete about one village per year at a cost of approximately $100K. We also manage an HIV/AIDS branch funded by Abbott Fund of Chicago.
The Indika Alliance is a U.S. nonprofit focused on advancing human rights for India's domestic workers and preventing the labor trafficking of children and young women. We work in partnership with the National Domestic Workers Movement across 17 states in India.
The McKnight Foundation, a Minnesota-based family foundation, seeks to improve the quality of life for present and future generations. Through grantmaking, collaboration, and encouragement of strategic policy reform, we use our resources to attend, unite, and empower those we serve.
Africa has roughly 60% of the world’s uncultivated arable land. On the land that is being used, outdated technologies mean that productivity is low. The majority of African farmers still till their soil by hand. Yields can be as much as 80% lower than US levels by comparison. This contributes to food insecurity for millions of people across the continent. Tractors for Africa’s mission is to increase yields and living standards for farmers. We find secondhand tractors and attachments that are too small for American farms, refurbish them, and ship them to farming cooperatives in West Africa. On the ground we provide training in equipment use and maintenance, business management, and agronomy to help increase yields.
UNICEF USA protects the rights of every child and continues working to improve the lives of children and their families. UNICEF USA supports UNICEF's work globally, and other efforts in support of the world's children, through fundraising, advocacy and education in the United States.
We work with governments, civic leaders, celebrities, corporations, campus groups, churches, teachers and people just like you; anyone willing to help us advocate for the survival and well-being of every child.
Uniting Distant Stars, Inc. is a Minnesota registered non-profit serving youth in Liberia, West Africa. We have been providing educational support since 2011 with scholarships and distributing school supplies. We also offer innovative programming to cultivate future leaders.
The Human Rights Center works locally, nationally, and internationally to provide training, educational materials, and assistance to professionals, students, and volunteers working to promote and protect human rights. The Human Rights Center is dedicated to the human rights movement’s larger goal of creating a culture of equality, justice, and respect. Housed in the University of Minnesota Law School, the Human Rights Center operates at the nexus of theory and practice in the belief that strong scholarship and practical field work in human rights symbiotically enrich the quality of both.
Haiti has a severe soil erosion problem that threatens their natural environment and food production system. Vetiver Solutions plans to invest in communities and their future through a plant called vetiver. Vetiver has an extensive root system that can reduce erosion by 100-fold, hugely impacting the sustainability of agriculture in the country. Vetiver Solutions will work with farmers to plant living-plant barriers around food crops, and then will purchase the vetiver shoots in order to produce locally-sourced yarn. The yarn will be sold to NGOs in Haiti that focus on vocational training for women, further investing in local economies.
Vidya Gyan is aimed at improving education and health of underserved children, particularly girls, in government primary schools in rural India.
We believe that unleashing the full potential of scientists worldwide is our best hope for fighting global diseases, feeding our growing population, collecting data and protecting our planet. With your help, we can equip all scientists with the tools, training, and connections they need to be on the cutting edge of global discovery.
West African Medical Missions is an organization of health care-minded individuals focused on aiding and strengthening health care systems in West Africa. The organization works to bring supplies, educational aids, and volunteers to West Africa annually.
WAMN's Mission is to provide a platform of programs to facilitate networking, learning and the exchange of resources and experiences, to promote positive social change, empowerment and stability for immigrant women in Minnesota. We believe in the immense power of women, who can join forces, to establish local and international alliances to influence economic, political, social and environmental decisions that affect their lives.
World Encounter serves the working poor in the developing world through holistic community development. We nurture personal and community transformation through economic and social development, as we strive to alleviate material and spiritual poverty in rural villages. Women involved in our microloan program experience a growing sense of dignity, self-reliance, and confidence. Participating in lending circles fosters accountability and personal development and a vested interest in each other’s success; creating a ripple effect of generosity that extends to families and villages.
Our goal is to see women and the villages they live in transformed in all aspects of their lives and relationships. Self-sufficiency and freedom from the effects of abject poverty are central to our mission.
World Servants is a mission sending agency, which facilitates short-term mission trips serve/help in international communities, as well as within the United States (Appalachia and Native American Reservations).
International Mission Statement: To mobilize a global network of people to impact the world through Jesus Christ through responding to physical and spiritual needs.
U.S. Mission Statement: To develop and facilitate life-changing learning and serving experiences that bring hope to the world.
Vision: Through training and short-term mission trips, our desire is to develop people as both servants and leaders in their everyday lives. We believe these learning opportunities will result in the transformation of individuals and communities across the globe.
World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. We work in nearly 100 countries, serving all people, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender. We provide emergency assistance to children and families affected by natural disasters and civil conflict, work with communities to develop long-term solutions to alleviate poverty, and advocate for justice on behalf of the poor. Motivated by our faith in Jesus Christ, we serve alongside the poor and oppressed as a demonstration of God’s unconditional love for all people.