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].

International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

Today is International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. On this day in 1982, the U.N. Working Group on Indigenous Populations met for the first time with the goal of promoting and protecting the rights of indigenous people worldwide. The observance, first recognized in 1994, strives to promote that goal.

This year, we focus on the right to education.

AIDF Global Disaster Relief Summit: September 7-8, 2016 in Washington, DC

The AIDF Global Disaster Relief Summit returns to the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, Washington DC on September 7-8. This high-profile event gathers all actors involved with delivering aid relief and resilience programs with an aim to enable quicker and better response during crisis and catastrophes. 

World Hepatitis Day

Put in place by the World Health Organization in 2010, World Hepatitis Day aims to bring attention to viral hepatitis and its treatment and prevention.
The 2016 theme is “Know Hepatitis. Act Now.” – the WHO asks people worldwide to assess their risk, get tested and demand treatment.

Global Impact Expands Growfund Connecting Donors to 800,000-Plus Charities

 Enhanced Search Capabilities and Charity Reports Powered by GuideStar Help Donors Make Informed Investment Decisions

Minnesota emerging as a leader in global philanthropy

Chennai, India: In this photo courtesy of St. Paul-based Global Volunteers, Kathy Bender teaches young students to count.

By Jean Hopfensperger Star Tribune | July 10, 2016

A bright red tractor donated by farmers in rural Minnesota rolled into a tiny village in the small African nation of Burkina Faso last month, planting seeds of hope for impoverished farmers.

An entire village in Guatemala — including houses, schools and roads — was built by a St. Paul nonprofit.

Global Health Council is Seeking an Executive Director

Global Health Council recently announced the departure of President & Executive Director Dr. Christine Sow.

Accelerating for Social Transformation: A one-week professional development certification course from August 7-12, 2016

This exciting new certificate program will explore the changing dynamics of social investments and provide insights to create the next wave of innovation and progress.

World Refugee Day

In 2014, an estimated 59.5 million people were forcibly displaced from their homes due to war, persecution or other natural or man-made disasters. That number has only increased since then.
The Syrian Refugee crisis has not slowed down since it began in 2011, and others are also still ongoing – many Somali refugees have been away from home for more than 20 years. 
Refugees face difficult journeys across unfamiliar and often dangerous terrain. Being of refugee status is a barrier to work, school, health care and other necessities.