Many celebrate the international day of giving, #GivingTuesday, by supporting nonprofits around the world. But with large western charities dominating the U.S. donor news feed, small community-led nonprofits can be difficult to find.
To make this easier, every week Give2Asia announces a new Fiscal Sponsorship partnership.
Below is an early preview of all of the remaining partnerships that will be announced through the end of 2018 to provide a resource for Giving Tuesday, on November 27th. All donations to these nonprofits are tax-deductible. Search the Give2Asia partner database for over 200 other nonprofits to support this season.
Give2Asia is a platform to connect donors with projects in the Asia Pacific, driven by the philosophy that local communities know best how to address their own needs. We apply thorough due diligence to locate and bring such nonprofits into this accessible network.
1. Wadah Foundation, Indonesia
Wadah Foundation addresses the special needs of children, youth, and women in Indonesia - and has supported 11,000 people in 2018 alone. Wadah provides services such as access to affordable education to ensure that pre-school children are able to attend school; health assistance to children and the elderly; and livelihood trainings for women and community members.
2. ARPAA/Bophana, Cambodia
Bophana is dedicated to recovering and preserving the cultural history of Cambodia, which has been threatened by decades of war. They collect film and audiovisual archives to help Cambodians “restore and understand their past, build their present, and invent their future.” They further empower young people (70% of Cambodia’s population is under 30) with filmmaking skills to cultivate the arts and create records of their own unfolding histories.
3. Beacon Foundation, Australia
Beacon Foundation is working to empower young people to successfully transition from education to meaningful employment. They build connections between industry, education, and the community to create real world education in underserved high schools across Australia. Their efforts are increasing retention rates in youth that are otherwise at risk of being excluded from the education system, and empowering them to be skilled contributors to the workforce.
4. IGSSS, India
The Indo Global Social Service Society (IGSSS) empowers vulnerable communities in India and grassroots community-based organizations. IGSSS has evolved as a major player in the development sector in India, working on the themes of climate change, sustainable livelihoods, disaster risk reduction, urban poverty reduction, gender equity, and youth development. IGSSS has received multiple recognitions for its credibility as a development organization working in the intersection of government agencies, the private sector, and civil society.
5. Bacolod Street Kids, Philippines
Bacolod Street Kids provides transformational opportunities to street children and their families in the Philippines. They aim to engage, equip, and empower underserved children and families to become self-sufficient individuals throughout Bacolod City, and eventually throughout the entire Philippine Islands. Bacolod Street Kids’ programs include a feeding initiative, education programming, livelihoods development so that parents will be able to support their families over the long term.
6. PKPU Human Initiative, Indonesia
PKPU Human Initiative is a social agency that was formed in 1999 to address the multidimensional crises impacting Indonesia. Through emergency disaster response and rehabilitation work, they are committed to empowering local communities to become more disaster resilient and independent. They focus on the four pillars of the economy, health, education, and emergency response to build the quality of life of communities and reach almost all of the regions in Indonesia.
7. Independent Research Institute of Mongolia
The Independent Research Institute of Mongolia was established in 2008 to expand the body of research and education resources in the country. They have conducting extensive research on issues ranging from the mining sector to labor markets to gender equity, and help increase access to education so that all members of the population have the skills and knowledge to benefit from these findings. As an independent body they are uniquely able to facilitate cooperation between government, industry and civil society and to implement innovative programs that address the needs of the population.
8. Yayasan Habitat Kemanusiaan Indonesia
Habitat for Humanity Indonesia is a branch of the international organization committed to providing housing to underprivileged families. Their work in this region is particularly focused on disaster recovery provisions, as a series of fatal earthquakes in the summer of 2018 destroyed over 100,000 homes and left many displaced. Habitat Indonesia is implementing a three-phase over three years that will transition families from relief to recovery and reconstruction, including rebuilding sanitation and infrastructure, to support earthquake survivors.
9. Sustained Health Initiatives of the Philippines
Sustained Health Initiatives of the Philippines (SHIP) is an HIV care provider dedicated to providing affordable, scalable, sustainable, and quality services to empower more than 900 clients living with HIV in the Philippines. They further conduct research and capacity-building initiatives as part of their holistic approach to treatment and patient-centered care.
Make a Greater Impact this Holiday Season
Give2Asia’s #WhatsYourCause campaign is an end-of-year mobilization to support over 100 local projects in the Asia Pacific region.
All donations made before the end of the year, however big or small, increase recipients’ chances to win a bonus financial gift. Three nonprofits will win.
Give2Asia is a San Francisco-based nonprofit that strengthens communities throughout the Asia Pacific region by building trusted networks for charitable investment, driven by the mission of empowering local knowledge. Its network includes 2,000 grant recipients and 15,000 donors.