Global Communities is a non-profit organization that works closely with communities worldwide to bring about sustainable changes that improve the lives and livelihoods of the most vulnerable. Founded in 1952, Global Communities has broad international reach and scale, having worked in more than 80 countries since our inception.
With decades of experience at the cutting-edge of economic, social and political development, we have considerable technical expertise designing and implementing programs to tackle food security and hunger, financial inclusion, water and sanitation, humanitarian assistance, disaster recovery and reconstruction in some of the most complex and resource-challenged places in the world. We also work very closely with vulnerable women, youth and other disadvantaged groups to ensure access to resources, employment, and education to reduce inequality and promote their full participation in their community.
We seek partnerships with companies, foundations, and governments to support our mission to promote sustainable, community-led solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges.
In Kenya, maize markets are fragmented and volatile, especially for vulnerable smallholder farmers. Many farmers continue to trade directly with middlemen who often take advantage of them. Partnering with major commodity buyers is a win-win strategy to empower smallholder farmers to live with pro...
Competing for greater market share while employing sound environmental and social practices requires that corporations design and execute comprehensive and integrated external stakeholder strategies. The degree to which a company incorporates stakeholder contributions into its business decision-...
With an increasingly globalized economy, many multi-national corporations (MNCs) find it more profitable to outsource production of goods and services to companies operating in countries where manufacturing inputs and labor costs are lower. However, as these efforts continue to grow in size, some...
Global Communities recently announced that it has partnered with the John Deere Foundation to expand its intervention with vulnerable populations to Argentina and additional areas in Brazil, building on its previous successful work in John Deere home communities over the past six years. Programmi...
Global Communities has launched the Responsible Sourcing Initiative (RSI), a unique approach to partnering with civil society, governments, suppliers, and corporations to promote inclusive economic growth and resilience within vulnerable communities around the world. Under the RS...
Global Communities and Cargill have entered into a strategic partnership to promote agricultural trade for small- and medium-sized agribusinesses in Kenya. The collaboration will stimulate commercial linkages between Cargill and Kenyan small- and medium-sized agribusiness that are working with Gl...
Global Communities today announced the successful completion of the first year of a partnership with BHP Billiton Sustainable Communities (BSC) to assist vulnerable communities and displaced persons in Colombia. BSC has provided US $28.6 million to ANDA, a five-year program specifically designed ...
The DLA Piper Foundation has donated $43,369 to Global Communities to assist recovery efforts in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. The typhoon struck on November 8, 2013, and caused widespread destruction, damaging more than 1 million homes and affecting 14 million people.
The Caterpillar Foundation and Global Communities today announced a $4.4 million, three-year partnership to prepare youth in Jordan, Lebanon and Yemen for the labor market and job placement. The Middle East and North Africa Youth Empowerment Strategy (MENA-YES), which targets young people aged 15...