The foundation partners with organizations at the early stage of their endeavors, providing them with the capital they need to pilot innovations and prove solutions. We are unafraid of trying new approaches and filling needs to drive change, even if it means facing risks that other funders avoid. We also provide thought leadership to the field and are advisors to and advocates for our grantee partners.

We work in Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East, and Baltimore and we focus on water, sanitation, and hygiene; cookstoves; ecumenical and interfaith issues; and social justice. We strive to create an equitable, peaceful world in which everyone can thrive.