Programs @ GPFD
Vineyards to Villages
A unique partnership has been built between the Sonoma County wine industry and African communities through the Vineyards to Villages (V2V) initiative. Through V2V, the Sonoma County wine industry is “turning wine into water” by funding clean water infrastructure, sanitation facilities, and hygiene education for rural schools in western Kenya.
Community WASH Program
In addition to GPFD’s response to water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) needs at schools, we also work with local leaders to develop effective and sustainable WASH solutions on a community-level. Although COVID-19 has highlighted the importance of WASH, these interventions are proven to improve community health and are a basic human right even in the absence of a global pandemic.
CBO Partnership Program
We partner with grassroots East African organizations to accelerate locally-led change by assessing and strengthening organizational health. We work with small yet motivated community-based organizations (CBOs) to assess their strengths, needs, and goals; evaluate how GPFD can provide value and impart new skills; and then develop a work plans with clear objectives and timelines for the partnerships.
Grassroots Community-Led Development (GCLD) Fund
Global Partners launched its Grassroots Community-Led Development Fund to directly support grassroots organizations in East Africa. Our 40-plus year history working with East African leaders and groups has taught us that local people have the knowledge and trust of their communities, but they seldom have access to sufficient funding. We aim to change this.
Global Partners utilizes its expertise to help other organizations evaluate and improve their programming. We believe that high quality data leads to better development outcomes, and we specialize in providing rigorous monitoring, evaluation, and learning services (MEL) for those who are working directly with communities to fight poverty and inequality.