Making an Impact through our Global Grassroots Giving
Annually, World Centric® gives a minimum of 25% of our profits to fund grassroots community projects around the world and to offset our carbon emissions. These projects provide basic needs and economic development opportunities for communities experiencing extreme poverty, while beneficially impacting the environment. We hope to not only provide assistance but help create systems change at the root of the issues.
World Centric produces high quality, plant-based compostable products that look great, perform well and contribute to reducing waste. We set aside at least 25% of the profit from the sale of our products to fund projects around the world helping provide basic needs for communities and the environment, as well as to offset our carbon emissions. This means that each time you purchase World Centric products, you are helping create a better world for all of us.
At the end of each fiscal year, we take the profits set aside for giving and allocate it to aligned partners who have requested funding for specific projects. Projects are reviewed by our internal team to ensure that they meet our strict criteria for direct impact. Once approved projects are funded, we receive reporting on the ongoing results.
Since 2009, World Centric has been able to donate over $7.9M to fund more than 216 projects. Your purchases make this possible.
We look for projects with high impact addressing basic needs in communities experiencing extreme poverty with a preference for systemic approaches and local community empowerment and engagement.
World Centric provides funding for projects that meet specific criteria aligned with the impact we hope to have in the world. We do not typically donate to the general fund of a non-profit. We look for projects that have a significant positive impact in providing basic needs for communities and the environment, while making the most efficient and effective use of funding to achieve those results.
Basic needs infrastructure such as food systems, clean water, shelter, education (women+girls), health care, sanitation, ad economic development
Community-driven models and locally sourced solutions
Multiple impact areas (social, ecological, economic) with a preference for ecosystemic approach
Locally led or majority local staff
Representation on the board from the community you serve
Low administrative overhead
Need for funding
To summarize, we are looking for projects with high impact in areas of greatest need with a preference for systemic approaches and local community empowerment and engagement.
We accept projects on an ongoing basis, but the bulk of our projects are reviewed and funding in January - April of each year.
Submit your organization for review using this form.
If your organization is accepted, we will provide an application form for requesting funding for a specific project. This includes the project’s timeline, the problem you are trying to solve, direct and indirect impacts, budget, and your plants for monitoring and evaluation.
If your project is approved, you will be required to submit reporting at the projects half-way point, the end of project, and 1 year later.
If you have questions regarding our giving program, please reach out through our contact form.