Where Our Members Work
Mission: To promote economic opportunities for cooperatives, enterprises and communities through the innovative application of sound business practice.
Action Against Hunger
ActionAid International USA
ActionAid International works in partnership with poor and excluded people to eradicate poverty and injustice. Our programs focus on advancing women's rights, the right to education, the right to food, the right to security during conflict and emergencies, the right to life with dignity in the face of HIV/AIDS, and the right to just and democratic governance. ActionAid International USA is the US affiliate of ActionAid International, working in coordination with ActionAid colleagues in 50 countries to support the efforts of poor communities to secure their rights.
We work at the roots of African communities to create environments in which Africans can thrive. Our vision is an Africa that is not dependent on aid but on the resourcefulness and capabilities of its people. Regardless of where we work, our approach is the same: we help communities through partnerships and shared decision-making. We do what's needed, where it's needed, working across four program areas: developing skills for life and work; reinvigorating the economy; providing humanitarian aid; and influencing policy. At the same time, our founding belief that the protection of the natural environment is integral to a thriving community cuts across everything we do.
Adventist Development and Relief Agency International
ADRA's overall mission is to: * Reflect the character of God through humanitarian and developmental activities. * Actively support communities through a portfolio of development activities that are planned and implemented cooperatively. * Provide assistance in situations of crisis or chronic distress, and work toward the development of long-term solutions with those affected. * Work through equitable partnerships with those in need to achieve positive and sustainable change in communities. * Build networks that develop indigenous capacity, appropriate technology, and skills at all levels. * Develop and maintain relationships with our partners and constituents that provide effective channels for mutual growth and action. * Promote and expand the equitable and participatory involvement of women in the development process. * Advocate for and assist in the increased use of communities' capacities to care for and responsibly manage the natural resources of their environment. * Facilitate the right and ability of all children to attain their full potential, and to assist in assuring the child's survival to achieve that potential.
Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A.
Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A. seeks sustainable solutions to long-term problems of poverty, with special emphasis on the needs of rural communities in mountainous and other resource-poor areas. Priority is given to integrated approaches that are community-based, participatory and innovative, and reinforce civil society and respect local culture. The geographic focus of the Foundation's work is in East Africa and South and Central Asia. The Foundation's activities are guided by the conviction that self-help brings dignity and self-respect, which in turn generate human creative energy. Key characteristics of the Foundation's programmatic approach are the promotion of integrated area development, solutions-oriented models, partnerships with local counterpart organizations, and long-term relationships with donor agencies and peer organizations. Aga Khan Foundation, a private, nondenominational, not-for-profit international organization, was founded in Geneva, Switzerland in 1967 by its Chairman, His Highness the Aga Khan, spiritual leader of the Ismaili Muslims, which have a long tradition of philanthropy, volunteerism, self-help, education and social welfare. The Foundation currently supports over 100 projects in health, education, rural development, civil society and the environment. Aga Khan Foundation is an agency of the Aga Khan Development Network, a group of private development agencies working to empower communities and individuals, often in disadvantaged circumstances, to improve living conditions and opportunities, especially in Africa and Asia. The Network's agencies have individual mandates ranging from health and education to architecture, culture, microfinance, rural development, disaster reduction, the promotion of private-sector enterprise and the revitalization of historic cities. The Network works for the common good of all citizens, regardless of their gender, origin or religion and its underlying impulse is the ethic of compassion for the vulnerable in society.
Alliance for Peacebuilding
To build sustainable peace and security worldwide.
- Initiate, develop and support collaborative action among governmental, nongovernmental, and intergovernmental organizations to prevent and resolve destructive conflicts.
- Build understanding of and support for peacebuilding policies and programs among leaders in government, business, media, philanthropy, religion, and other sectors of civil society.
- Increase the effectiveness of the peacebuilding field by developing networks, disseminating best practices, and enhancing organizational capacities and professional skills.