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Global Impact respects the privacy of its online visitors and donors. At our site, we do not collect personally identifiable information from individuals unless they provide it to us voluntarily and knowingly. This means we do not require you to register or provide information to us in order to view public areas of our site. Global Impact only gathers personally identifiable data that is voluntarily submitted by the visitor, such as names, addresses, zip/postal codes and e-mail addresses.
Global Impact is the sole owner of the information collected on our website. We collect information from our visitors at several different points, and we do not sell or trade it.
We request information from the visitor on our donation form. A visitor must provide contact information (such as name, e-mail and mailing address) and payment information (such as credit card number and expiration date). This information is used for billing purposes and for sending a receipt of the donation. If we have trouble processing a donation, we use the information to contact the visitor. If the visitor has expressly given us permission, we may share his or her name and contact information with carefully selected organizations and charities that we feel would interest that donor. Where requested by the visitor, we will provide information on larger donations to appropriate charities and donors for tax purposes. Financial and credit card information is NEVER released.
Card Transaction Security
All communications initiated by embedded donation forms are transmitted via Secure Sockets Layer (SSL). The SSL protocol is the industry standard method for creating an encrypted and secure connection between your web browser and a web server. Global Impact has partnered with Acceptiva to assist in the processing of transactions.
We request information from the visitor on our forms. A visitor must provide contact information such as name, e-mail and address. We use this information for internal purposes only, and it is not shared with third parties.
We request information from the visitor in our Tell-a-Friend referral service. A visitor must provide their name and e-mail, as well as the name and e-mail of their friend(s). This information is not shared with outside organizations. Global Impact stores this information for the sole purpose of sending a one-time e- mail and tracking the success of our referral program. The friend(s) may contact Global Impact firstname.lastname@example.org to request the removal of this information from our database.
We store information that we collect through cookies and log files in order to create a profile of our visitors. A profile is stored information that we keep on individual visitors that details their viewing preferences. We do not share your profile with third parties.
A cookie is a piece of data stored on the visitor’s computer that is tied to information about the visitor. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information while on our site. We use both session ID cookies and persistent cookies. Once a visitor closes the browser, the session ID cookie terminates. A persistent cookie is a small text file stored on the visitor’s hard drive for an extended period of time. It enables us to track and target the interests of our visitors, in order to enhance the experience on our site. Persistent cookies can be removed by following Internet browser help file directions. If a visitor rejects cookies, he or she may still use every public part of our site. We do not share information gathered though cookies with third parties.
Like most standard website servers, we use log files. This includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track visitor’s movement in the aggregate and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are only linked to personally identifiable information when online credit card transactions are conducted (i.e., when donations are made). We do not share individual information gathered though log files with third parties.
Though we make a good faith effort to preserve visitor privacy, we may need to disclose personal information when we believe that we are legally required to do so (e.g., to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process served on our website).
This website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we, Global Impact, have no control over and are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our visitors to be aware when they leave our site that they should read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this website.
From time to time, our site requests information from visitors via interactive features, such as surveys or quizzes. Participation in these features is completely voluntary and therefore the visitor has a choice of whether or not they disclose this information. The requested information typically includes contact information (such as name and e-mail), and information on the visitor’s interests. Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this site and providing pertinent information to participants. Visitors’ personally identifiable information is not shared with third parties.
If a visitor elects to use our referral service for informing a friend about our site, we ask the visitor for the friend’s name and e-mail address. Global Impact will automatically send the friend a one-time e-mail with an introduction to Global Impact and an invitation to visit the site. The one-time e-mail will include the name of the person making the referral. Global Impact stores this information for the sole purpose of sending a one-time e-mail and tracking the success of our referral program. The friend may contact Global Impact at email@example.com to request the removal of this information from our database.
This website takes many precautions to protect our visitors’ information. When visitors submit sensitive information via the website, their information is protected both online and off-line.
When our donation form asks visitors to enter sensitive information (such as credit card information), it is encrypted and protected with one of the best encryption software programs in the industry – SSL. While on a secure page, such as our order form, the lock icon on the bottom of web browsers such as Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer becomes locked, as opposed to being un-locked, or open, as occurs when visitors are just ‘surfing.’
While we use SSL encryption to protect sensitive information online, we make every good faith effort to protect visitor information off-line. All of our visitors’ information, not just sensitive information, is restricted in our offices. Only employees who require the information to perform a specific job are granted access to data that is personally identifiable.
If visitors have any questions about the security of our website, they may contact us via e-mail.
Notification of Changes
If, however, we are going to use visitors’ personally identifiable information in a manner significantly different from that stated at the time of collection, we will notify visitors via e-mail and will not disclose the information unless express permission is granted. However, if visitors have opted out of all communication with the site or deleted/deactivated their account, then they will not be contacted, nor will their personal information be used in this new manner.
Global Impact builds partnerships and raises resources that help the world’s most vulnerable people. Serving both private sector and nonprofit organizations, we provide integrated advisory and secretariat services; campaign design, marketing and implementation for workplace and signature fundraising campaigns; as well as fiscal agency and technology services.
Global Impact is a leader in growing global philanthropy. The organization works towards bettering the world by providing integrated, partner-specific advisory and secretariat services; campaign design, marketing and implementation for workplace and signature fundraising campaigns; and fiscal agency, technology services and integrated giving platforms. Global Impact works with nearly 100 private sector and over 300 public sector entities to generate funding for an alliance of more than 100 international charities, including CARE, Doctors Without Borders, Heifer International, Save the Children, the U.S. Fund for UNICEF and World Vision. Through these partnerships, Global Impact meets real needs with real results by supporting programs focused on clean water, disaster relief and resiliency, economic development, education, environmental sustainability, global health and child survival, human trafficking, hunger, malaria, and women and girls.
Global Impact is located at: 1199 North Fairfax Street, Suite 300, Alexandria, VA, 22314
Call toll free: 800-836-4620 or 703-717-5200
Counterpart partners with local organizations – formal and informal – to build inclusive, sustainable communities in which their people thrive.
Work in Central America
Counterpart International supports local communities in Central America based on their specific needs. Counterpart’s programs range from working in partnership with coastal communities in the Dominican Republic to reducing violence and corruption in Honduras to increasing food production in Guatemala. In each of our programs, Counterpart helps people build better lives and more durable futures, community by community.
Counterpart, through the Improved Technical Support to Farmers program, is working in partnership with the Ministry of Agriculture and universities in Guatemala to train rural extension agents. The program increases food security in 35 municipalities in the Western Highlands, revitalizing the agricultural sector by building the capacity of the Ministry of Agriculture and offering improved economic prospects for local farmers and cooperatives. Once the agents are trained, they work with the indigenous women heads of households to develop solutions for their communities and in their households. By addressing not just agricultural production, but household nutrition, health and other community issues, Counterpart is working to decrease rural childhood malnutrition rates. Establishing local ownership of the trainings creates a lasting impact. Counterpart has been working in Guatemala since 2005, with previous programs focused on eco-tourism.
Counterpart’s community-based conflict and violence prevention programs in Honduras address a number of areas of community concern. The Citizen Participation for Responsive Governance (CPRG) program in Honduras is increasing the transparency and accountability of public institutions through support for civil society-led initiatives, while improving citizen and community safety by strengthening local communities' and governments' ability to prevent crime and violence. To date, the program has successfully advocated for 15 public policies, established 36 community committees that focus on keeping their neighborhoods safe and reached more than 8,000 people through violence prevention initiatives. Counterpart started work in Honduras in 2004 with previous programs focused on eco-tourism and conservation.community-based conflict and violence prevention programs address a number of areas of community concern. The Citizen Participation for Responsive Governance (CPRG) program in Honduras is increasing the transparency and accountability of public institutions through support for civil society-led initiatives, while improving citizen and community safety by strengthening local communities' and governments' ability to prevent crime and violence. To date, the program has successfully advocated for 15 public policies, established 36 Community Committees that focus on keeping their neighborhoods safe and reached more than 8,000 people through violence prevention initiatives. Counterpart started work in Honduras in 2004 with previous programs focused on eco-tourism and conservation.
Counterpart believes in the importance of a sustainable environment for tourism, fishing and local agriculture in the Dominican Republic. Counterpart’s Coastal Community Resiliency Framework in the Dominican Republic, which started in 2014, focuses on improving the provision of sustainable climate-resilient services by coastal communities in the Dominican Republic. The program strengthens the national-level resiliency operating environment; enhances capacity of local institutions to formulate, advocate for, and implement improved coastal climate resiliency strategies and programs; and increases youth opportunities for coastal conservation education and engagement. This framework successfully builds upon previous programs that focused on coral restoration, understanding the carbon currently in mangroves and increasing sustainable tourism. All programs have operated in partnership with local Dominican organizations on the ground. Counterpart has worked in the Dominican Republic since 2008.
All content courtesy of Counterpart International.
FINCA is a charitable microfinance institution serving poor families in developing countries, with the goal to reduce poverty through financial inclusion. They provide clients services that micro-entrepreneurs need including savings accounts; group and individual loans; credit life, short term disability, hospitalization insurance and money transfers.
FINCA pioneered the “Village Banking method” of credit delivery, now used by hundreds of organizations worldwide. Their programs reach low-income people in more diverse countries than any other microfinance provider, enabling low-income families to create their own solutions to progress.
FINCA is not a typical charity. Although they are a nonprofit, they operate using sound business principles and an entrepreneurial spirit. FINCA has developed a very innovative organizational structure that set a new standard for the microfinance industry which allows them to mobilize private and commercial capital while keeping true to their mission. FINCA’s ultimate goal is to combat poverty by creating employment, raising family incomes and reducing poverty world-wide.
Work in Central America
FINCA’s Village Banking methodology of microcredit was born in Latin America in 1985, and its roots continue to run deep, serving the indigenous poor in South and Central America and Mexico.
FINCA works across four countries in Central America, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua, with over 100,000 clients, providing a variety of microfinance services. Their services include, individual loans, village banking loans, agricultural loans, savings, insurance, money transfers, rural/agricultural loans, and remittances.
At A Glance: FINCA’s Work in Central America, Country-by-Country
EL SALVADOR: ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Established in 1990, in the wake of the country’s civil war, FINCA El Salvador today operates 10 branches throughout the country. It offers Village Banking and individual loans, local currency loans and money transfer services.
GUATEMALA: ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Since 1989, FINCA Guatemala has provided working capital to Guatemala’s lowest-income families. It has traditionally targeted women clients, knowing that raising their incomes is a proven strategy for improving their children’s nutrition. Today FINCA Guatemala operates 29 branches in urban and rural areas throughout the country, offering Village Banking, individual and local currency loans, savings and insurance.
HONDURAS: ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
FINCA Honduras is a non-banking financial institution licensed to accept savings deposits, and serves both rural and urban areas of the country through nine branches. FINCA Honduras offers Village Banking, solidarity, individual and local currency loans, as well as voluntary savings products and insurance.
NICARAGUA: ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
With more than 20 years’ experience assisting Nicaragua’s lowest income entrepreneurs, FINCA Nicaragua is today a regulated financial institution. It serves rural and urban clients through 14 branches, offering agricultural loans, as well as Village Banking, individual and local currency loans, savings and money transfer services.
All content courtesy of FINCA.
The Central America and Mexico Youth Fund (CAMY Fund) supports work in Central America and Mexico that is led by youth, for the benefit of youth. This Fund gives young people the tools they need to succeed – that means funding and technical assistance with project planning, budgeting, and evaluation of results. We also help young people see opportunities beyond the immediate scope of their projects, by developing leadership skills and networking with other donors and young leaders.
Work in Central America
The CAMY Fund, supported by the Seattle International Foundation and in partnership with The Summit Foundation, is a new vehicle for donors and others to support young leaders as they design and implement projects that improve the lives of local youth and their communities. The Fund is initially focused on projects that advance girls’ equality and adolescent sexual and reproductive health and rights, and will likely expand its scope to tackle other challenges in other Central American countries in the coming months and years.
The CAMY Fund provides critical financial support and technical assistance to young leaders to turn those fresh ideas into reality, helping young people to lead their peers to build better lives. The Fund gives young people the tools they need to succeed – that means funding and technical assistance with project planning, budgeting, and evaluation of results. The CAMY Fund provides the framework for young people to see opportunities beyond the immediate scope of their projects, by developing leadership skills and networking with other donors and young leaders.
The CAMY Fund works across three countries in Central America: Belize, Guatemala and Honduras.
All content courtesy of SIF Youth Fund.
Global Impact currently does not have a rating with Charity Navigator. However, until May 2015 we maintained a three-star rating with this organization. The reason for the change is not due to poor performance, but rather is due to the fact that Global Impact recently changed our operating model, which changed how our financial statements are structured.
Since Charity Navigator’s methodology compares current financials to previous financials, and the comparative financial information has changed based on the new model, they cannot appropriately rate us at this time. We understand that we will regain our rating within two years when our new financial statements can be compared to a previous year.
Global Impact’s financial performance, transparency and credibility as strong as ever. Please see our BBB and other ratings for assessments of our performance.
Central America is home to more than 34 million people spanning across seven countries including Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama. For years the region has been plagued by drought, conflict, poverty, high unemployment, human rights violations, natural disasters, and unstable governments.
In fact, half of Central America’s population lives below the poverty line.
Gangs and other criminal groups specifically target children in Central America, causing hundreds of thousands of children to flee as refugees.
Severe droughts in the region have impacted the lives of farmers, limiting their income and access to food.
The Global Impact Central America Fund brings together three of the most respected, best-in-the-business international organizations focused on helping those in Central America.
Through this fund, you will join with millions of people to change the world by helping to provide refugee support, food distribution, protection from violence and exploitation, job training, youth empowerment, microfinance and entrepreneurship, and a host of other services to those in need in Central America.
Your contributions go directly to supporting real and meaningful work to improve the lives of those living in Central America.
Your donation today will support the Central America Fund
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