The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
Pangea Giving supports grassroots organizations globally to improve the well-being of their communities through engaged giving.
Pangea Giving is a giving circle whose purpose is to give its members and supporters direct, thoughtful and effective ways to support grassroots organizations in developing countries to improve the quality of life in their community. We make grants in places where there are high levels of poverty and vulnerability to human rights abuses.
We believe that lasting change is built from the ground up. Our grants support the self-defined needs of local communities, and build the capacity of community organizations and leadership to meet those needs.
The Pangea model gives its members a unique opportunity to be involved directly in every aspect of the grantmaking process, from targeting regions and establishing criteria, to the direct monitoring of needs and progress through personal site visits. We believe that our own continuous learning and reflection, as well as establishing trusting, transparent and supportive relationships with our community partners, is essential to meeting our goals.