Impact Stories

Gender Equality in Mexico: How ED Helped an Organization Flourish

The Simone de Beauvoir Leadership Institute (ILSB) is a feminist Mexican NGO that has worked for the last 17 years to strengthen social leadership and citizen participation. Its focus is on bringing about justice, equity, and gender equality in society by helping feminist leaders influence national and regional policies. ILSB's policy agenda focuses on fulfilling women's human rights and demanding accountability for gender equality. 

Global Platform for Syrian Students: Providing Education and Resiliency in Times of Crisis

The ongoing conflict in Syria has created one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises since World War II. In situations like these, higher education is typically deprioritized, leaving entire generations uneducated, developmentally disadvantaged, and not able to contribute to their society's recovery. If quality education is provided during times of conflict and disaster, however, it provides a sense of normalcy, resiliency, and hope for the future. This can ultimately save people from the vulnerabilities that manifest in a crisis situation.

International Disability Alliance: Supporting the Rights of People with Disabilities Worldwide

Persons with disabilities and their representative organizations have historically found themselves with limited access to both advanced educational opportunities* and the capacity-building resources they need to influence policies and legislation. The International Disability Alliance (IDA), an alliance of eight global and six regional organizations of persons with disabilities, is working to change this.

Connected Development: Building Community Development Programs in West Africa

In the past three years, NGOsource has received over 2,100 requests for equivalency determination (ED) for organizations in over 110 countries around the world. For over 1,300 NGOs, our EDs have facilitated grant funding that expands their capacity to achieve their missions and benefit their communities. One of these NGOs, Connected Development (CODE), recently shared their experience with us.

Family Planning in the Philippines: How Equivalency Determination (ED) Makes a Difference

The Forum for Family Planning and Development was founded in 2004 in Quezon City, Philippines as a way to bridge the gaps in information and services for family planning in underserved communities. Today, their innovative and internationally recognized model brings together leaders from education, health, policy, and the private sector to create lasting impact for family welfare and reproductive health throughout the country.