Take action this Women’s History Month

Embrace Global Equity for Women & Girls

March is Women’s History Month, a time to celebrate the strides made by women and to acknowledge the challenges that still remain. To mark this month, and International Women’s Day on March 8, we hosted the “Embrace Global Equity for Women & Girls” event. It was a wonderful celebration of global progress, a chance to […]

Beating the odds. Meet Rosemarie, Rozina, Martha, Agnes, Zainab and Hanna.

Collage of photos of women and girls around the world

Addressing gender inequality isn’t something that can be handed down from the top — we must empower the people affected to create lasting change. Our charities know this. When they look at the issues facing women and girls, they understand the best way to solve this is to involve the entire community and give women […]

How to help people affected by the earthquakes in Turkey and Syria

Turkey-Syria Earthquake rubble

Updated 2/23/2023 at 9:40 a.m. ET You’ve seen the horrifying coverage of the 7.8 magnitude earthquake (and subsequent quakes) that has affected millions of people across Turkey and Syria. You heard that over 40,000 people have died and might have seen that the UN predicts that that number will top 50,000. You’ve listened to news […]

The many faces of global health

Health and wellness looks different in every country and on every continent. What some may regard as a right in one country, is inaccessible or scarce in another. Global health represents the environments that affect physical, social and mental well-being for all humans.

Himalayan Cataract Project supports eye health in remote communities

In February, Global Impact is focusing on global health and the environments and obstacles that people around the world face on their path to wellness. Global Impact’s featured charity partner, Himalayan Cataract Project, works to screen communities for eye disease and provide restorative eye surgery for a minimal cost. To support this charity and other […]

Human trafficking: A worldwide humanitarian issue

Human trafficking is often a difficult topic to talk about – and even more challenging for those working to end human trafficking every day. There are more than 40 million human trafficking victims worldwide, including men, women and children trapped in forms of modern slavery: from forced labor to sexual exploitation. Human trafficking occurs in nearly every country around the globe stemming from both in-person and online targeting.

The top charities to give to before the end of the year

Two girls participating in an Alternative Rites of Passage Ceremony in Kenya.

“What are the best charities to support in 2022?”“Where should I give to charity this year?”“What charities make the most impact?”“How should I donate money before the end of the year?” A colleague and I were discussing all of the things we Google at the end of the year, and these are some of the […]

What social justice means on a global scale

A woman holding a sign that says 'Respect'

At its basic level, social justice is the equitable distribution of wealth, opportunities and privileges for all people, especially underserved and marginalized populations. While this is important in America, it is also a basic, crucial need for people in developing countries. In each community, the oppressed and the oppressors vary. The drive for social justice […]

5 ways to make an impact on Giving Tuesday

The final weeks of November are upon us – days reserved for family get-togethers, turkey in all its glorious forms, pre-holiday shopping and, for the past ten years, an emergent observance day for doing good: Giving Tuesday. While still a relatively new movement, Giving Tuesday, observed the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, is gaining considerable steam as […]