Programmatic Themes

Global Impact’s charity partners focus on the most pressing issues affecting people in need in the developing world. We partner with more than 100 organizations that are addressing these areas and actively working to establish change.

Programmatic Themes:

Clean Water

Water is essential to human life. Yet, worldwide, nearly one billion people lack access to safe water supplies. In fact, more people die each year from unsanitary water than from violence, including war. Global Impact and its partners build wells and piping systems, teach proper sanitation, and install water stations.

Disaster Relief

Countering disaster requires a coordinated and immediate response to deploy the most aid to the most victims. Global Impact and its partners provide aid in the form of shelter, food, water, funds, medical care and supplies, ensuring life-saving intervention that relieves and rebuilds families, communities and economies.

Economic Development

Poverty lies at the heart of mankind’s worst dilemmas including hunger, infant and childhood mortality, violence, social injustice and ecological destruction. Global Impact and its partners combat poverty and bring hope through training and finance initiatives that give populations in need the tools to help themselves.

Education

Education is the great equalizer. For every year a child stays in school, his or her future earning potential increases 15 to 25 percent. Global Impact and its partners give access to safe schools, trained teachers, textbooks, supplies and tuition fees, helping to break the cruel cycle of poverty.

Global Health and Child Survival
 
More than one billion people around the world are living in extreme conditions without access to the most basic medical care, essential vaccines, lifesaving drugs and clean water. Global Impact and its partners deliver relief every day in the form of health care, sanitation, education and emergency services.
 
Human Trafficking
 
Each year, hundreds of thousands of people are trafficked, the majority of whom are women and children often being used for commercial sexual exploitation and manual labor.  Global Impact and its partners help to provide rescue and child protection programs, safe places and services for survivors.
 
Hunger
 
Poor nutrition causes nearly half (45 percent) of deaths in children under five—3.1 million children each year. Ending hunger can lay the foundation for progress in many other areas of development, including health, education and economic development. Global Impact and its partners help address these problems through distribution of food, helping farmers adapt to climate change, and teaching families about nutrition and diet around the world.
 
Malaria
 
Malaria is a preventable and treatable mosquito-borne illness. Yet, malaria continues to cause the deaths of 500,000 people each year.  By investing in prevention measures and treatment programs for malaria, Global  Impact and its partners seek to decrease outbreaks, community infection rates, and ultimately lower mortality rates.
 
Refugees
An estimated 65 million people have been displaced from their homes; half are children. Persecution, famine, war and violence have driven millions to seek refuge, causing the largest refugee crisis since World War II. Global Impact and its partners work to address the needs of refugees, ranging from basic shelter, food and water to psychosocial support and ultimately resettlement.

Women and Girls

Global poverty has decreased over the last three decades, yet the percentage of women living in poverty continues to rise. Sixty-six percent of women are illiterate. Global Impact and its partners recognize the role of women and girls in healthy economies and communities; they deploy combined resources to provide education, protection and rehabilitation from violence and exploitation, job training, healthcare, and a host of other services to women and girls around the world.