In 2014 we focused on direct impact through symptoms relief by providing basic needs and economic development. Through our giving, we hope to not only provide assistance but help create systems change at the root of the issues.
This non-profit wants to make clean water a reality—20 Liters at a time—in one of the world’s most underserved areas: Sub-Saharan Africa. To do this, they developed a partnership with World Relief Rwanda, leveraging their expertise at mobilizing local churches and teaching water hygiene to school-aged children. They also developed solutions specifically for those along the Nyabarongo River. And they develop methods to empower locals to be the ones leading the change. They’re making dirty water clean.
SOPUDEP (Society of Providence United for the Economic Development of Petion-Ville) is a Haitian founded and run grassroots organization located in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. SOPUDEP’s focus is on providing accessible education to adults and children, supporting children’s and women’s rights, and creating programs of economic empowerment for members of their community. They also work closely with other local organizations to help them achieve these same goals in other communities that face economic and social challenges.
Friends of the Petaluma River
Friends of the Petaluma River is dedicated to celebrating and conserving the Petaluma River, its wetlands and its wildlife. Its outreach and educational activities foster enthusiasm and commitment in the watershed for long term sustainability stewardship.
People for Progress in India
PPI is a Seattle-based, volunteer-run non-profit organization that supports development work in India. PPI was founded on the concept that, help to under-privileged should go beyond conventional charity. PPI has been guided by the following goals:
To fund programs that make people and communities self-sustained through co-operative s, low interest loans, vocational training, small-scale industries, etc
Promote innovative programs that remove the obstacles faced by marginalized communities
Promote sustainable and organic farming techniques; Training farmers on improving efficiency
To maximize the effect of money by working directly with local organizations and volunteers and maintaining constant contact with them
To encourage new ideas that involve people participation in such issues as environmental awareness, forestation, etc.
One project World Centric® provided funding for was Pragathi Orphanage. The orphanage houses over 113 children between the ages of 5-16. It was opened in 2002 on 3.5 acres of donated land in India. In 2011 they began construction to seperate the boys and girls living quarters. World Centric® financed the completion of this project as the dust from uncomplete rennovations was becoming a health hazard.
Power of Love Foundation
POL funds and runs projects in Zambia, and India targeted toward helping women and children infected/affected with HIV/AIDS. Their mission is to (1) To ensure no child is born infected with HIV and (2) care for HIV positive infants and children so they can live close to normal and productive lives. Their vision is a world where the AIDS epidemic is in continuous retreat, and people living with HIV have access to loving care and treatment in an environment free of stigma and discrimination.
World Centric® works with POL to provide long lasting insecticide treated nets and education on prevention of malaria to children and families vulnerable to malaria in Zambia.
Green Schools Innitiative
GSI works to transform schools into models of sustainability for communities, engaging youth in hands-on, inquiry-based learning and action to improve the health and sustainability of facilities and operations. They advocate for policies, action plans, and professional development that foster high performance, cost-efficient, and academically excellent schools.
World Centric® funded GSI's Zero Waste School Events Guide and Buying Guide.
At Sonder Farms, they believe that changing the course of our future, the economy, the environment, even our own happiness begins with a single meal. The farms mission is to:
Educate our communities on the importance of diet, nutrition, and sustainable agriculture
Provide meaningly work, equal chances, living wages, housing and a chance for promoting meaningful opportunities for personal/economic growth
Create a community that is inherently safe, secure, and loving for all to belong
Social Advocates for Youth
SAY provides support, opportunities and hope to children, youth and families. They are dedicated to creating and supporting a caring community where all children, youth and families grow, thrive and succeed. Their programs cover housing, counseling, and jobs.
The Green Ninja Project is an educational initiative to inspire interest in the science and solutions associated with our changing climate. Adventures of the Green Ninja – a superhero – are told in a youth-oriented and humorous way, but grounded in science and data. Related educational materials are used to support teachers in the classroom and promote hands-on learning experiences for students. Green Ninja is a collaborative project out of San Jose State University.
Three Stone Hearth
Three Stone Hearth has pioneered the development of a unique business model as a community supported kitchen. Their model combines community-scale food preparation with an emphasis on local, seasonal, healthy, natural and whole foods purchased directly from sustainable producers in the region. In addition to providing meals for pick-up or bicycle delivery and a pathway to ownership for all staff, they also offer educational programs on nutrition, health, and their business model and philosophy.
Turning Green is a student led global movement devoted to education and advocacy around environmentally sustainable and socially responsible choices for individuals, schools, and communities. TTG seeks to engage youth in the transition from conventional to conscious living, by informing, inspiring, and mobilizing action to sustain a healthy, just and thriving planet.
Additional donations to:
Redwood Gospel Mission-Food for the Hungry, San Francisco Mime Troupe, Solid Ground, South Bay Sanctuary Covenant, Surf Rider, Petaluma Community Foundation, Petaluma Wildlife Museum, Oceana, 10,000 Degrees, 5 Gyres Institute, American Cancer Society, Bahamas Reef Environment Educational Foundation, Create Plenty, East Bay SPCA, El Sol, Jupiter's Neighborhood Resource Center, Environmental Protection Information Center, Friends of the Environment, Grateful Heart Holistic Therapy Center, Greenpeace, Healthy Foods for Healthy Kids , Jubilee USA Network, Kindred Spirits Care Farm, Inc.