2015 Board Members


InterAction is managed by a committed and active board of directors. Diverse in representation, we seek variety in NGO size, geographic representation, a mix of faith-based and secular organizations, CEO gender, a balance of new and returning board members, and experience. Our board members are expected to participate for the good of the whole rather than as representatives of individual organization perspectives. In addition to oversight of InterAction, the board engages on multiple levels of thinking regarding issues for our community. 


Board Directors



Neal Keny-Guyer
CEO, Mercy Corps

William M. Abrams
President, Trickle Up
W. Douglas Jackson, PhD, JD
President and CEO, Project C.U.R.E.
Vice Chair

Carolyn Miles
President & CEO, Save the Children

Nancy Aossey
President and CEO, International Medical Corps
Anwar Khan
CEO, Islamic Relief USA

Tessie San Martin
President & CEO, Plan International USA

Shawna Bader-Blau
Executive Director, Solidarity Center
Purnima Mane
President and CEO, Pathfinder International
Ex Officio

Samuel Worthington
President & CEO, InterAction

J Ron Byler
Executive Director, Mennonite Central Committee U.S.
Ruth Messinger
President, American Jewish World Service
  Steve Davis
President and CEO, PATH
Douglas Rutzen
President and CEO, International Center for Not-for-Profit Law
  Deb Derrick
President, Friends of the Global Fight
Kathy Spahn 
President and CEO, Helen Keller International
  Jonathan Duffy
President, ADRA International
Donald Steinberg
President and CEO, World Learning
  Michael Elliott
President and CEO, ONE
Susan Sygall
President and CEO, Mobility International USA
  Pierre Ferrari
President and CEO, Heifer International
Tosca Bruno-vanVijfeijken  
Director, Transnational NGO Initiative
  Caryl Garcia
President and CEO, CBM-US
Nancy Wilson 
President and CEO, Relief International
  Pape Gaye
President and CEO, IntraHealth International, Inc.
David A. Weiss 
President and CEO, Global Communities

2015 Member Organizations


InterAction’s mission is rooted in the collective missions of our diverse member organizations — diverse in focus area, operational scope, and international geographic footprint. In 2015, member dues made up approximately one-third of InterAction’s budget, and represented an investment in our success as the guiding resource for a coalition of nearly 200 development and humanitarian organizations. With our unrivaled clout, credibility and convening power, InterAction catalyzes our collective ability to eliminate poverty and vulnerability, strengthen human rights and citizen participation, safeguard a sustainable planet, promote peace, and ensure dignity for all people.

As the voice of the U.S.-based INGO sector, we also advocate for more effective development and humanitarian budgets, policies, and practices with government leaders and global funders by showcasing our members’ experiences, work, outcomes, and impacts. Their unique front-line perspectives and insights — informed, transparent, and evidence-based — help to shape meaningful and sustainable foreign assistance and activities. We do this with the goal of a sustainable world where all people live in freedom, prosperity, dignity, and peace. Please visit the Membership section of InterAction’s website to learn more about our impressive members, and how your organization can join the future of NGOs! 

1,000 Days
Action Against Hunger USA
ActionAid International USA
Adventist Development and Relief Agency International (ADRA)
African Methodist Episcopal Service and Development Agency (AME-SADA)
Aga Khan Foundation USA
All Hands Volunteers
Alliance for Peacebuilding
Alliance to End Hunger
American Friends Service Committee
American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee
American Jewish World Service
American Leprosy Missions, Inc.
American Red Cross International Services
American Refugee Committee
American Relief Agency for the Horn of Africa (ARAHA)
AmericasRelief Team
Amigos de las Américas
Amref Health Africa, INC.
Ananda Marga Universal Relief Team (AMURT & AMURTEL)
Association of Volunteers in International Service, USA (AVSI-USA) 
Baitulmaal Ahed
Baptist World Alliance
Basic Education Coalition (BEC)
Bethany Christian Services Global, LLC
Bethesda Lutheran Communities
Better World Fund
Bread for the World
Bread for the World Institute
Brother’s Brother Foundation
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation
Build Change
Catholic Relief Services
CDA Collaborative Learning Projects
Center for Health and Gender Equity (CHANGE)
ChildFund International
Church World Service
Combat Blindness International
Concern America
CONCERN Worldwide U.S., Inc.
Congressional Hunger Center
Convoy of Hope
Counterpart International
Creative Learning
Direct Relief International
Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF)
Doctors of the World USA
Education Development Center (EDC)
Episcopal Relief & Development
Ethiopian Community Development Council
Fairtrade America
Feed the Children
Free The Slaves
Freedom from Hunger
Friends of ACTED
Friends of the Global Fight
Giving Children Hope
Global Communities
Global Community Service Foundation
Global Health Action
Global Health Council
Global Links
Habitat for Humanity International
Handicap International USA
Headwaters Relief Organization
Healey International Relief Foundation
Heart to Heart International
Heartland Alliance
Heifer International
Helen Keller International
HelpAge USA
Helping Hand for Relief and Development
Himalayan Cataract Project
Humane Society International (HSI)
Information Management and Mine Action Programs (IMMAP) 
INMED Partnerships for Children
Institute for Sustainable Communities
Interchurch Medical Assistance, Inc. (IMA World Health)
International Budget Partnership
International Catholic Migration Commission (ICMC)
International Center for Not-for-Profit Law
International Center for Research on Women (ICRW)
International Emergency and Development Aid (IEDA Relief)
International Housing Coalition (IHC)
International Medical Corps
International Medical Health Organization (IMHO)
International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC)
International Relief & Development
International Relief Teams
International Rescue Committee (IRC)
International Social Service—United States of America Branch, Inc.
International Youth Foundation
IntraHealth International, Inc.
Islamic Relief USA
Jesuit Refugee Service/USA
Jhpiego – an affiliate of The Johns Hopkins University
Keystone Human Services International
Life for Relief and Development
Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service   
Lutheran World Relief
MAG America
Management Sciences for Health (MSH)
MAP International
Medical Care Development
Medical Education Cooperation with Cuba (MEDICC)
MedShare International
Mennonite Central Committee U.S.
Mercy Corps
Mercy-USA for Aid and Development
Millennium Water Alliance
Mobility International USA
National Association of Social Workers
Near East Foundation
ONE Campaign
Operation USA
Oxfam America
Pan American Development Foundation
Pathfinder International
Perkins International
Physicians for Peace
Plan International USA
Planet Aid
Plant with Purpose
Population Action International
Population Communication
Posner Center for International Development
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance and Hunger Program
Project C.U.R.E.
Refugees International
Relief International
ReSurge International
Salvation Army World Service Office
Save the Children
Seva Foundation
ShelterBox USA
Society for International Development (SID)
Solar Cookers International
Solidarity Center
SOS Children’s Villages – USA
SPOON Foundation
Stop Hunger Now
Syria Relief and Development
Syrian American Medical Society Foundation
The Hunger Project
Transparency International USA
Trickle Up Program
U.S. Climate Action Network (USCAN)
U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants
U.S. Fund for UNICEF
Unitarian Universalist Service Committee
United Methodist Committee on Relief
United States International Council on Disabilities (USICD) 
Volunteers for Economic Growth Alliance (VEGA)
Water for South Sudan
WaterAid America
WellShare International
Winrock International
Women Thrive Worldwide
Women’s Refugee Commission, Inc.
World Animal Protection
World Concern
World Connect
World Food Program USA
World Hope International
World Learning
World Neighbors
World Rehabilitation Fund
World Renew
World Vision
Zakat Foundation of America

Associate Members
Center for Justice and Peacebuilding, Eastern Mennonite University
Disaster Resilience Leadership Academy (DRLA) at Tulane University
GBG Foundation
Public Interest Registry (PIR)
Transnational NGO Initiative of the Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs at Maxwell School of Syracuse University

2015 Grantors


In 2015, member dues made up approximately one-third of InterAction’s budget. InterAction leverages the impact of member dues with support from institutional grants and individual donors, accelerating our collective ability to shape a sustainable world where all people live in freedom, prosperity, dignity, and peace.

Institutional Funders

Foundations and public agencies invest in InterAction’s diverse programs, collectively and continuously strengthening and sustaining the work, impacts, and outcomes of our members. Across the sector — from humanitarian assistance to food and water security to data mapping and transparency  to public/private partnerships to aid effectiveness to government and country-based advocacy — InterAction is proud of our dual role as a platform for change and a pathway to progress. We thank the following for their belief in and dedication to our mission, and to a sustainable world where all people live in freedom, prosperity, dignity, and peace. 

Grantors (Foundation, Government) Program Funding Level
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Global NGO Advocacy Infrastructure $2,500,000 (2014-2017)
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

NGO Data Mapping to Improve Investments in Food Security and Agriculture

$1,900,000 (2015-2017)
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

New Narrative Project to Improve NGO Communications and Increase Sector Support

$409,000 (2015-2016)
European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid & Civil Protection Department

Strengthening Global Protection Policy and Practice

International Fund for Agricultural Development

Strengthening NGO Capabilities in Agricultural Development

International Fund for Agricultural Development

Strengthening Civil Society Support of Farmers’ Organizations

$500,000 (2015-2017)
New Venture Fund

Strengthening U.S. Leadership in Global Food and Nutrition

$170,000 (2014-2015)
New Venture Fund

Strengthening U.S. Leadership in Global Food and Nutrition (Phase II)

$235,000 (2015-2016)
Open Society Foundations

Assessment of USAID Partner Vetting System Pilot

USAID Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance

Strengthening Global Humanitarian Policy and Practice

$5,000,000 (2013-2015)
USAID Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance NGO Risk Analysis and Mitigation $100,000
U.S. State Department of Population, Refugees and Migration NGO Risk Analysis and Mitigation $100,000
U.S. State Department of Population, Refugees and Migration

Investing in United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees — Collaboration to Improve Protection and Assistance

$351,000 (2015-2016)
Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency

Improving and Standardizing Civil Society Organization Accountability

$197,000 (2015-2018)
The Rockefeller Foundation

Strengthening NGO Leadership and Institutional Capacity

Wallace Genetic Foundation

Congressional Education and Advocacy to Increase U.S. Foreign Assistance

Wallace Genetic Foundation

Mobilizing NGOs to Strengthen U.S. $25,000 Leadership in Water, Sanitation

Corporate Funders Program Funding Level

Increasing Transparency and Aid Effectiveness through NGO Aid Map


Building NGO Capacity to Strengthen Private Sector Partnerships


Individual Donors

InterAction is fortunate to benefit from a dedicated and growing community of private donors who invest in our mission and our work. Marquee foundations and agencies understand the change that we help create — Gates, Rockefeller, and USAID among others — and support us with grants tied to specific projects and timelines. Unrestricted donations enable us to direct financial resources where and when needed, helping to expand the overall impact of the sector. This means that we can increase the effectiveness with which members organizations respond to humanitarian crises, catalyze funding around newly identified development opportunities, and strengthen the backbone of our infrastructure upon which all programs rely. These are true gifts, and we are very grateful to the following individuals whose donations ranged from $100 to $8,000:


Nancy Aossey

Lindsay Coates

Bob Evans and Steve Davis

Peter Engebretson

Hart Research Associates

Dr. Charles MacCormack and Ms. Susan Ross

Ruth Messinger and the Messinger Family

Brendan and Carolyn Miles

Lynn Patinkin

Jonathan Quick

Jonathan and Ashley Reckford

William Reese

Mathias Schmidt and Annette Ley

Stephanie Weiner

Samuel A. Worthington


InterAction accepts donations online via our Facebook page, as well as from donor advised funds.
For any giving inquiries, including legacy options, please contact Kathryn Harper, Director of Resource Mobilization, via 202-552-6545 or