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

World Vision

Since 2007, in India’s Maharashtra state, World Vision has been working with communities of the Yavatmal district to reverse a trend of farmer suicide due to crop failure, extreme debt, and economic desperation. Today agricultural training, improved technologies, and targeted cash-for-work activities are boosting farm production and bringing hope to 9,000 people in 35 villages—with zero reported… View Community

Watye Ki Gen

Watye Ki Gen

Northern Uganda’s brutal civil war has had an immense impact on the whole Acholi sub-region. But its effects on young people have been particularly harsh. It is estimated that over 50,000 children and youth were abducted by the Lord’s Resistance Army and forced to serve with this illegal armed group. Thousands were killed; many are… View Community

Stephen’s Children

Stephen’s Children

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

Plant with Purpose

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

Oasis India

Oasis India

Punganur is located in Chittoor district, about 120 kms from Bangalore. It is an important junction for travel to major cities across the states of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. Surrounding the main town, which acts as a commercial center, are many small villages.  Organic farming is a lucrative business in the region, with… View Community

Mercy Corps

Mercy Corps

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

Bellevue-la-Montagne is a rural, mountainous community located 20km from downtown Port-au-Prince. The dirt roads are steep and rocky, making it accessible only by foot, motorcycle, or 4×4 vehicles.  Most people are subsistence farmers and market traders.  Basic human services such as clean water, electricity, healthcare and education are scarce. Because of Haiti’s long history of… View Community

Groundswell / PDL

Groundswell / PDL

PLD works with peasant organizations in Haiti to sustainably improve their agricultural production, income generation, food security, health and natural resource management. PLD staff have succeeded where so many have failed largely because they focus on strengthening local leadership and peasant organizations through a practical “learning by doing” approach to addressing basic needs. Support is… View Community

Centro de Compartimiento

Centro de Compartimiento

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

Catholic Relief Services

Catholic Relief Services

Bihar is one of the least developed and poorest states in India, with 35% of the population below the poverty line.  West Champaran is Bihar’s largest district.  Here people mainly survive off of rain-fed rice farming during the monsoon season and daily wage labor. Over 64% of the population is below the poverty line and… View Community

Beyond Borders

Beyond Borders

Despite a vibrancy and zest for life that permeates Haitian culture, far too often Haiti is simply known as the poorest country in the western hemisphere. La Gonave, the nearly 300 square mile island that lies 13 miles off its coast, is often forgotten and conjures little to mind other than desperate poverty. Though the… View Community

Amextra

Amextra

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