We are grateful to the many active donors who utilize Focusing Philanthropy as a resource for their philanthropic activities. The result is a growing impact, addressing individual and community challenges in the United States and worldwide.

To date, our generous donors have contributed the following impacts through over $14 million in gifts. Selected Impacts:

United States

  • 3,428 ninth grade students received an effective semester-long health education curriculum – Peer Health Exchange
  • 829 disengaged middle school students participated in apprenticeships which increase high school graduation rates from 50% to 92% – Spark
  • 313 low-income high school girls from Southern California received a year of college-level academic experiences and admission assistance as part of an intensive 3 year program that helps them gain admission to and succeed in top colleges and universities – Scripps College Academy
  • Funded the codification and deployment nationwide of two innovative programs for day labor centers: specially-crafted English language class curriculum with supporting teacher guide and student workbooks, and worker enrollment and job placement software – Casa Latina
  • 377 Foster youth in Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco have or will receive a full year of intensive life changing advocacy provided by a specially trained volunteer, solely dedicated to speaking up on their behalf in court and guiding them through the system until they are placed in a loving permanent home; also supported assessment and triage of case files for an additional 760 foster youth – Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)
  • 2,543 elementary students were added to a literacy program that moves under-performing third and fourth graders toward peer group proficiency, a strong predictor of high school graduation; provided 7,000 books, enough for each student in the program nationwide to choose at least one to take home and keep – Reading Partners

International

  • 28,690 blind people can see as a result of sight-restoring cataract surgeries – Seva Foundation
  • Funded construction and equipping of an eye hospital and feeder clinic in Nepal which creates new permanent capacity to perform 23,000 eye care services annually, of which 1,800 will be sight-restoring surgeries; Also funded vital sight-saving equipment for clinics in Nepal, Cambodia, Tibet and the United States – Seva Foundation
  • 4,581 villagers across multiple countries now have access to clean water and sanitation – charity:water
  • Catalytic funder for the commercialization, launch, and global scaling of the $80 ReMotion Knee, a high performance prosthetic knee for low-income amputees; lead funder of the design and testing of earlier generations of D-Rev knees which were fit on over 7,501 amutees by the Jaipur Foot Clnic. The target impact is 40,000 amputees fit by 2020 across several countries – D-Rev Mobility Project
  • 20 Brilliance Classic LED phototherapy devices were delivered to high-need hospitals in India to treat thousands of babies for severe newborn jaundice, and FP donors supported market entry in two new countries for D-Rev: Thailand and the Philippines – D-Rev Neonatal Project
  • 47,010 people have or soon will receive primary medical care and specialist services in Central America and Ecuador; also, provided a foundational gift to launch a first-ever medical records system designed for those serving Latin American poor – Timmy Global Health
  • Funded the roll-out into Tanzania, Uganda, Malawi, and Zambia of a program that triples the agricultural output of subsistence farmers, now reaching 25,000 Tanzanian farm families (~150,000 people); earlier-stage Uganda, Malawi, and Zambia programs already benefiting 8,000 farmers (~36,000 people); also supporting services to 315 additional farm families (~1,890) in Kenya where the program began. Projected to serve 125,000 people by the third year – One Acre Fund
  • Funded the construction and equipping of a K-8 school for academically promising but severely poor girls in Nairobi’s Kibera slum which has enrolled 265 girls thus far; Also funding increased health service capacity to reach ~32,000 additional people in Kibera through newly built, equipped, and staffed clinics; also funded clean water, public sanitation and economic empowerment for students and the broader community – SHOFCO