Impact Stories

NGOs Help Provide Safe Water to At-Risk Communities

More than 2.2 billion people are living without access to safe water. In 2010, the UN General Assembly explicitly recognized the human right to water and sanitation. Everyone has the right to sufficient, continuous, safe, acceptable, physically accessible, and affordable water for personal and domestic use.

NGOsource spoke to four NGOs that are certified in the NGOsource repository and asked each one to reflect on how COVID-19 has changed their work the past year.

Tiny Totos: Serving East African Daycares through a Pandemic

NGOsource is proud to support NGOs like Tiny Totos Kenya Limited, which is transforming the way organizations serve their communities during a pandemic. Tiny Totos first went through the equivalency determination (ED) process in 2020, when the David Weekley Family Foundation requested its ED. Now that Tiny Totos has been certified, its ED will remain on file in the NGOsource repository, where additional grantmakers can search and find it, creating new opportunities for funding. 

Baobá Fund: The Brazilian Experience of ED to Promote Racial Equity

Contributed by Selma Moreira, Executive Director, Baobá Fund for Racial Equity

Promoting racial equity is one of the main challenges of the 21st century: now it is the time to put an end to injustices perpetuated by the past centuries that keep a significant portion of humanity in the margins of the society.

itworks: Dismantling Access Barriers to the High-Tech Industry in Israel

Based in Netanya, Israel, itworks was created in 2006 after its founder Ifat Baron noticed the systemic problem that highly-qualified individuals from diverse communities lacked access to high-level positions in Israel's tech industry. Baron established itworks to narrow these employment gaps and increase diversity in Israel's high-tech sector.

La 27e Région: A Lab for Transforming Public Policies

La 27e Région is an innovation lab dedicated to transforming the public sector in France through citizen-centric design. Based in Paris, La 27e Région was first developed in 2008 in partnership with the Next Generation Internet Foundation (FING) and with support from the Associations of Regions in France (ARF). It has been an independent nonprofit association since 2012.