News & Press Releases

Global Impact reacts quickly to the evolving priorities of donors. Our expertise, business acumen and efficiency ensure that charitable gifts are used to address the most pressing problems facing the poorest and most disadvantaged people. For the latest information on the work we are doing to meet critical humanitarian needs around the world, see our current and archived press releases and news stories below.

Please direct all media inquiries to the attention of Global Impact Director, Marketing & Communications, Micaela Vivero at 703.717.5265 or email [email protected].

Fellows in the Field: Nikhila Kalra, PATH in Ghana

See how the Hilton Prize Coalition Fellows Program is growing future leaders. Spring 2016 Fellow Nikhila Kalra gives us a taste of her experience working in Ghana with PATH's Nutrition Innovation Program.

Hilton Prize Coalition Fellow in Nepal Receives National Award

As the Secretariat of the Hilton Prize Coalition, we are pleased to share that a 2016 Hilton Prize Coalition Fellow, Amul Thapa, has received an award from the Prime Minister of Nepal for his work documenting the aftermath of last year's tragic earthquake and aftershocks.

Voices from Nepal: Amul Thapa

Voices from Nepal: Amul Thapa is a photojournalist and creative partner in the Hilton Prize Coalition Storytelling Program in Nepal, supporting Steve Connors, the Master Storyteller.

Part 4 of the Storytelling Series in Nepal: The Beauty of Our Journey

Rasmi Dangol, a young Nepali woman, reflects on her experience from the April 2015 earthquake in this Hilton Prize Coalition Storytelling Program blog post.

World Tuberculosis Day

World Tuberculosis Day commemorates Dr. Robert Koch’s 1882 announcement of his discovery of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacillus that causes TB.

Since Koch’s announcement, great strides have been made toward ending TB—at the end of 2015, the world met MDG #8’s indicators for the reduction of death by TB. Still, in 2014, 9.6 million people contracted Tuberculosis. Of that number, 1.5 million died, including 140,000 children.

World Water Day 2016: Better Water, Better Jobs

Tuesday, March 22nd, is World Water Day. This year, the UN theme is a less well-known aspect of clean water—the affect that it has on job quality.

Devex: Growfund aims to 'democratize' donor-advised fund model of philanthropy

Global Impact launched Growfund, a new platform aimed at “democratizing” philanthropy by giving donors of any income level access to a tool commonly used by foundations and wealthy givers: the donor-advised fund. The new tool allows anyone to put money into their own Growfund account and begin giving donations as they choose, something Global Impact describes as akin to having a personal foundation. Growfund is particularly targeted toward younger donors as a way to cultivate and empower a future generation of donors.


Global Impact, whose mission is to build partnerships and resources for the world’s most vulnerable people, today announced the launch of Growfund—an online, community-based charitable giving platform. Growfund is a donor-advised fund that operates like a personal foundation or a 401(k) plan. Contributions can be saved or invested, grown over time and granted to the charities and causes that matter most to the donor. Unlike other donor-advised funds that require sizeable contributions before the funds are invested, Growfund contributions can be invested with the first dollar. And, the donor can keep the tool for their lifetime.

International Women’s Day: “Pledge for Parity”

Though women have come far in economics, politics and culture overall, gender equality has not yet been reached and, recently, progress towards that goal has even slowed down.