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Foundation support

Foundations play a crucial partnership role with Welthungerhilfe

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Children peer through a school window, built in the Htan Tabin township as part of a Welthungerhilfe project in Myanmar. © Roland Brockmann
Eva-Maria Thurnhofer Foundation Partnerships Officer

Foundation support is essential to realising Welthungerhilfe’s vision. We recognise that foundations have distinct goals for their philanthropy. We seek out foundations, anywhere in the world, which share goals with Welthungerhilfe. For this purpose, we maintain “Team Foundation”: three experienced Foundation Partnership Officers, identified and pictured below. The Team is meticulous in its attention to detail: proposals are thorough and responsive to application guidelines, while programme and financial reporting is timely and comprehensive, responding to funders’ requests.

Welthungerhilfe’s foundation supporters range from small, family foundations based in Germany to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, largest in the world. For grantmaking from American foundations, Welthungerhilfe is a “qualifying public charity” as defined in Revenue Procedure 2017-53.

On account of our global reach, in-country offices, and vast network of local partners, Welthungerhilfe is unusually flexible in its programming. Our Team Foundation is prepared to explore participation in foundation-led initiatives, if these are compatible with our vision and mission.

Our programmes’ core tasks include:

Food and nutrition security in Uganda

Pigeon peas are a pulse grown all over the world. They also have the potential to significantly improve the lives of those facing poverty and undernutrition in Karamoja, Uganda. For this reason Welthungerhilfe has been working jointly with communities on the ground to set up a new project for more intensive pigeon pea cultivation. This project has involved cooperation with 1,729 households and five schools. The current Welthungerhilfe emergency assistance project has also distributed pigeon pea seeds to a further 4,300 households and provided accompanying advice. Thanks to the support of several foundations, this project has been able to make a substantial contribution to the fight against hunger in the entire region.

Our projects in Uganda.

Building schools in Myanmar

Promoting education and fighting poverty: Welthungerhilfe is offering people a brighter future by setting up schools. The vocational training they provide gives people the prospect of an autonomous and secure future. These activities have also been made possible by the generous support of foundations.

Our projects in Myanmar.

Emergency Assistance in Syria

The situation in Syria as it enters its seventh year of war is alarming; 13.5 million people, including 5.6 million children, urgently need humanitarian assistance. Our project focuses on the victims of the civil war in Northern Syria, providing them with basic foodstuffs in particular.

This intervention has reached: displaced people in three camps on the Turkish border comprising 24,000 individuals in 4,000 families/households, 1,800 individuals from 300 families/households living in a refugee camp in Iraq, as well as 19,200 individuals, returnees and displaced people from 3,200 families/households who have been accommodated in abandoned buildings in the Azaz region. This emergency assistance was only possible thanks to donations from foundations.

Our projects in Syria.

You want to help with a foundation?

We are happy to advise! Call us or write an e-mail for more information. We are looking forward to your contact.

Eva-Maria Thurnhofer

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