Submitted by: Global Impact
Posted: Sep 29, 2010 – 12:03 PM EST
Global Impact, a leader in global philanthropy whose mission is to assure help for the world's most vulnerable people, recently announced that The American Himalayan Foundation joined its alliance of 55 U.S.-based international relief and development charities. The American Himalayan Foundation, a nonprofit organization, touches the lives of 300,000 Tibetans, Sherpas and Nepalis every year through more than 150 effective, human-scale projects.
"The American Himalayan Foundation supports projects that provide hope, opportunity and help directly to those who need it, which complements and supports our mission," said Renée S. Acosta, President and CEO of Global Impact. "They are committed to helping those who have no one else and to projects that produce tangible results. We are delighted to welcome them as one of our distinguished member charities."
Global Impact raises funds for 55 of the most respected U.S.-based international relief and development charities. Each Global Impact member charity is carefully evaluated before being invited to join the alliance and must demonstrate a commitment to helping the world's most vulnerable people. Rigorous membership criteria ensures that member charities meet the highest standards through their work in international humanitarian relief and development, including integrity in program implementation, sound financial management and program effectiveness.
"This alliance with Global Impact will expand the reach of our programs, broaden engagement with new donors and provide additional revenue to support critical projects," said Erica Stone, President of The American Himalayan Foundation. "We look forward to the opportunities associated with membership and are pleased to be in the company of such a respected group of member charities."
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 The American Himalayan Foundation, visit www.himalayan-foundation.org/live/donate/donate.
About The American Himalayan Foundation
For 30 years, the American Himalayan Foundation has brought education, health care, cultural preservation and environmental conservation to the people of the Himalayas. They touch the lives of 300,000 Tibetans, Sherpas and Nepalis every year. Working to stop girl trafficking, giving disabled children life-changing surgery, and protecting the lives and culture of Tibetans both inside and outside of their ancestral land – just a few of their 150 effective, human-scale projects that bring real care, hope and opportunity directly to those who need it. For more information, visit www.himalayan-foundation.org.
About Global Impact
Global Impact raises funds to address critical needs throughout the world. Since 1956, Global Impact has generated more than $1.2 billion for thousands of charitable organizations to assure help for people and communities in need. In addition to supporting international relief and development programs, Global Impact strategically manages two of the world's largest workplace giving programs: the Combined Federal Campaign of the National Capital Area and the Combined Federal Campaign-Overseas. Global Impact is proud to hold the Charity Navigator Four-Star Rating and the Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance Charity Seal. For more information, visit www.charity.org.
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