Back in December, the Board of Directors solicited thoughts, critiques, and comments via an on-line survey with 14 substantive questions that focused on grant impact, project portfolio considerations, long-term direction, and classmate involvement.
Project Redwood grantee organization Compatible Technology International (CTI) is featured on PBS Newshour. This 7-minute profile spotlights the success of their water chlorinators in Nicaragua. Click to watch at any time.
In our last grant cycle, we distributed over $266,000 to a record number of 13 projects. Since the founding of Project Redwood almost 10 years ago, we have supported 56 projects worldwide with over $1.2M in funding.
Jake Harriman, founder and CEO of Project Redwood grantee NURU International, has been selected to be a member of the inaugural class of Presidential Leadership Scholars. Jake is also a member of the GSB Class of '08.
I had been completely taken with the children at the home--they were incredibly polite, well-spoken, careful with the gifts our group brought, attentive to the little ones in their extended family, and clearly loved. Of all the places we visited on the trip, this orphanage stood out...
Haitian Educational Initiatives (HEI) founder Susan Whitcomb initially went to Jacmel, Haiti after the earthquake in 2010 expecting to teach English for a few weeks. She quickly learned that 50% of children had no access to school and that the few schools still standing were in desperate straits.
Initially, I took what amounted to a sabbatical. I refereed college soccer games and consulted for a number of non-profits while taking courses in fundraising. Ultimately I met the founders of HOPE worldwide, and I just was really drawn to the organization and its work with poverty relief.
In the early 1990s, Donna Davis Allen was at a crossroads. It wasn’t a full-fledged crisis, exactly, but an increasingly persistent inner voice urged her to let loose the security blanket of a conventional job and reach for something different.