Submitted by: Global Impact
Posted: Mar 09, 2010 – 10:31 AM EST
Global Impact, a leader in global philanthropy, announced today that Habitat for Humanity International will join its network of U.S.-based international charities. Founded in 1976, Habitat for Humanity International has built over 350,000 houses around the world, providing more than 1.75 million people in 3,000 communities with safe, decent, affordable shelter.
"Habitat for Humanity International addresses shelter, a fundamental need that aligns directly with our mission to assure help for the world's most vulnerable people," said Renée S. Acosta, President and CEO of Global Impact. "They are a leading charitable organization that will complement our existing portfolio."
Global Impact raises funds for 55 of the most respected U.S.-based international relief and development charities. To be a member, an organization must demonstrate a commitment to international humanitarian relief and development and have a reputation for effectiveness and integrity in financial management, program implementation and service delivery to the world's neediest people.
"We are excited about our new partnership with Global Impact as they spread the word of our international work," said Mark Crozet, Senior Vice President of Resource Development. "The organization will help Habitat for Humanity International serve more families in countries where there is a greater and greater need for tenant rights, affordable shelter and housing investment for the poor."
Global Impact's commitment to financial integrity results in excellent ratings including the Charity Navigator Four-Star Rating, the Seal Holder status from the Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance and an administrative and fundraising expense ratio of 5.16%, a small fraction of the 35% deemed acceptable by the Better Business Bureau.
For details on adding Global Impact to your workplace giving campaign, including a complete list of member charities, visit www.charity.org/Workplace_Giving.
For more information about donating to Habitat for Humanity International's work in the United States, visit www.habitat.org/partnerships/corporate_partnerships.aspx.
About Habitat for Humanity International
Habitat for Humanity International is an ecumenical Christian ministry that welcomes to its work all people dedicated to the cause of eliminating poverty housing. Since its founding in 1976, Habitat has built, rehabilitated, repaired or improved more than 350,000 houses worldwide, providing simple, decent and affordable shelter for more than 1.75 million people. For more information, visit www.habitat.org.
About Global Impact
Global Impact is dedicated to raising funds to support humanitarian relief and development programs for the world's most vulnerable people. Since 1956, Global Impact has raised more than $1.2 billion for thousands of charitable organizations, including its 55 member charities, through a comprehensive set of programs. In addition to supporting critical international programs, Global Impact manages two of the largest workplace giving campaigns in the world: the Combined Federal Campaign of the National Capital Area, serving all Federal employees in the Washington DC area, and the Combined Federal Campaign-Overseas for civilian and military Department of Defense personnel stationed abroad.
To learn more and for a copy of the 2009 Global Impact Annual Report, go to www.charity.org.