Global Partners

We invest in strategic partnerships with sustainable, place-based initiatives that promote holistic wellbeing and an empowered worldview

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As a grant maker, our Foundation has been guided by our lived experience in the Vista Hermosa community. Over time, as a deeper, more authentic relationship developed with people, a holistic understanding emerged of what was holding them back from living into God’s dream. It was not simply housing, education, or health, but a much deeper brokenness of spirit evidenced by lack of voice, purpose, meaningful relationships, agency and connection.

That same perspective is at the heart of our international grant making.  We seek relationships that are mutual and authentic, and we commit to honest and open dialogue as engaged partners. Though we seek to partner with visionary, servant-led organizations, the focus is always on the communities they serve.  Our partners strive to tell the story of a people in their place, not as a single issue or homogeneous vulnerable people group, but as communities of practice with unique stories, gifts, talents and dreams to share.

Partner With VHF

If you believe that your organization aligns with our theory of change, and you would like to explore a partnership, please feel free to email us. We ask that you describe the context of the community you serve and how people are working together in their place to promote holistic wellbeing and an empowered worldview.

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The Foundation primarily partners in 4 geographic areas: Mexico, India, East Africa, and Haiti. We also strongly prioritize rural communities. You can learn more about some of the communities and organizations we partner with by clicking the links below.

Our Global Partner Communities

World Vision — India

World Vision — India

World Vision is committed to partnering with the people of India to improve their lives today and to help enact sustainable solutions for the future of their children, families, and communities. World Vision’s child sponsorship program plays a vital role in this partnership, with donors from the United States sponsoring more than 59,000 girls and… View Community

Stephen’s Children — Egypt

Stephen’s Children — Egypt

Many Coptic Christians come from the agricultural communities of Upper Egypt. Over half of the population there is under the age of 29; 80% of severe poverty is concentrated in this region; and half of the youth are unemployed.  This area has long been neglected by successive governments, lacking in transportation, healthcare, education services, and… View Community

Plant with Purpose — Mexico

Plant with Purpose — Mexico

Fifty-seven miles from Oaxaca City, along a dirt road in the Mixteca Alta, is the community of San Andres Nuxiño. Founded in 1825, the Mixtec people named this place “community in movement” or “community that advances” as a testament to its founding dream of being a place of refuge and opportunity. Traditions like the “tequio,”… View Community

Partners Worldwide — Gulu

Partners Worldwide — Gulu

Talanta Finance’s vision is to create a nation where citizens are progressively moving away from poverty, disease and lack of knowledge toward a highly prosperous society where everyone is able to fulfill their dreams and potential in life through business. Talanta is a local lending partner that provides access to capital and business training to… View Community

Mercy Corps — Kashmir

Mercy Corps — Kashmir

Wedged between India and Pakistan, Kashmir is a lush, green bowl-shaped valley surrounded by the Himalayas.  While the land is fertile, a protracted political dispute over the region has caused widespread instability as people struggle with unemployment, chronic rural poverty, food shortages, and poor infrastructure.  Potatoes and apples have emerged as two of the most important cash… View Community

Haiti Partners

Haiti Partners

Haiti Partners provide students with educational opportunities in primary schools and churches. The best chance for change comes when they work closely with the individuals and with the institutions that can transform a community. Nearly 50% of school age children don’t go to school. 90% of schools must rely solely on enrollment fees to support their work.… View Community

CDC — Oaxaca, Mexico

CDC — Oaxaca, Mexico

In the State of Oaxaca, six hours from the capital city, down a windy, mountainous road, past villages where time seems to stand still, is the very distinct city of Juchitan de Zaragoza. Known as “the little waist of Mexico,” Juchitan is located in the Isthmus, a 120 square mile section of land that separates… View Community

Beyond Borders — Haiti

Beyond Borders — Haiti

Restavèk (n.):  A modern form of slavery affecting 250,000 Haitian children. Haitian parents are no different from parents elsewhere. They love their children and want them to grow up at home. Still, each year tens of thousands of rural Haitian parents send their children away to live with families in distant cities. They do so in the hope that their children… View Community

Amextra — Guerrero, Mexico

Amextra — Guerrero, Mexico

In the isolated Montaña Alta region of Guerrero, in the poorest county in Mexico, is the community of San Miguel Amoltepec. Six hundred Ñu Savi Mixteca, known as “people of the rain,” live here. They have a rich culture of community service — mayordomas prepare community celebrations and, through the tradition of “faena,” people serve… View Community