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China's Green Leap Forward

Gray, smoggy cities and black manufacturing wastelands – these are the images that dominate international headlines about China’s environment. Heavy industry, the pressing need to generate energy and jobs for more than 1.3 billion people, and the systematic failure of adhering to operational standards has led to dangerous levels of pollution and environmental degradation. However, the need for more sustainable practices has not gone unrecognized by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).


SNV USA provides innovative solutions in Agriculture, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, and Renewable Energy to 38 developing countries worldwide. An affiliate of SNV, we are a registered US non-profit organization, connecting North American partners to sustainable global development. SNV USA has formed a number of exciting partnerships with prominent donors, such as USAID, USDOS, UNICEF, the World Bank, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Master Card Foundation, Dubai Cares, the Clinton Global Initiative and the Ford Foundation.

SOS Children’s Villages -- USA

The Mission of SOS Children's Villages

  • To build families for children in need
  • To help children shape their own futures
  • To share in the development of communities

SOS Children’s Villages creates stable, loving families for orphaned and abandoned children. We provide mothers who give individual attention and guidance to each child until they become an independent adult.

Volunteers for Economic Growth Alliance (VEGA)

The Volunteers for Economic Growth Alliance (VEGA) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that brings together its 26 members to implement economic growth projects overseas. Our member organizations incorporate highly-skilled volunteers into most or all of their programs.

The Global Food Crisis in the Middle East

In the wake of the global food crisis of 2008, Middle Eastern oil producers announced multi-billion investments to secure food supplies from abroad. Often called land grabs, such investments are at the heart of the global food security challenge and put the Middle East in the spotlight of simultaneous global crises in the fields of food, finance, and energy.

American Relief Agency for the Horn of Africa

To strive to alleviate the suffering from hunger, illiteracy, diseases, and poverty in the Horn of Africa, as well as help the east African community in Minnesota.


Description: GlobalGiving is an online fundraising platform that gives social entrepreneurs and nonprofits anywhere in the world a chance to raise the money that they need to improve their communities.

Mission Statement: To catalyze a global market for ideas, information, and money that democratizes aid and philanthropy.

Friends of ACTED

ACTED’s vocation is to support vulnerable populations affected by wars, natural disasters and/or economic and social crises, and to accompany them in building a better future; thus contributing to the Millennium Development Goals.

The programmes implemented by ACTED (around 260 per year), in Africa, Asia, Middle East and Central America/Caribbean, aim at addressing the needs of the populations affected by wars, natural catastrophes and/or economical and social crises.

Winrock International

Winrock International is a nonprofit organization that works with people in the United States and around the world to empower the disadvantaged, increase economic opportunity, and sustain natural resources.

Winrock matches innovative approaches in agriculture, natural resources management, clean energy and leadership development with the unique needs of its partners.


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