The Carter Center
Founded in 1982 by President Jimmy Carter and First Lady Rosalynn Carter, the Carter Center aims to advance human rights and alleviate human suffering. In partnership with Emory University, the Center has helped to improve life for people in more than 80 countries by advancing democracy, resolving conflicts and preventing diseases among other efforts. The achievements of the Carter Center include leading a coalition that has reduced incidence of Guinea worm disease by 99.99 percent, making it likely to be the first human disease since smallpox to be eradicated, as well as having conducted election observation in over 105 elections in 39 countries. Serving as an alternative channel for dialogue and negotiation the current conflict resolution efforts include Israel-Palestine, Mali, Sudan and Syria.
The Carter Center ranked in the top ten of Forbes America’s Top Charities list for 2019.
The Center for Strategic and International Studies
Founded as a part of Georgetown University, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) is now an independent, bipartisan and nonprofit policy research organization dedicated to providing strategic insights and policy solutions to help decision makers chart a course toward a better world. CSIS focuses on issues concerning trade, international relations, technology, security and defense. For the past eight years consecutively, CSIS has been named the world’s number one think tank for defense and national security by the University of Pennsylvania’s “Go To Think Tank Index.”
Religions for Peace International
Religions for Peace is the world’s largest and most representative multi-religious coalition and advances common action for peace among the world’s religious communities. The organization works to transform violent conflict, advance human development, protect the earth as well as promote just and harmonious societies. The Religions for Peace network consists of a World Council of senior religious leaders from all regions of the world, six inter-religious regional councils, and ninety national councils, the Global Women of Faith Network, and the Global Interfaith Youth Network. In 2013, the Center for Interfaith Action on Global Poverty joined Religions for Peace International.
Synergos works to reduce global poverty by creating, promoting, and sustaining trust and collaboration among business, government, civil society, and marginalized communities. The programs operate in fifteen countries, tackling issues in which deeper trust and coordinated, aligned action by diverse stakeholders can provide opportunities for individuals and communities to thrive. Synergos collaborates with networks of individual leaders around the world such as social entrepreneurs in different parts of the world, extraordinary civil society leaders through the Senior Fellows program as well as philanthropists through the Global Philanthropist Circle (GPC), which includes more than 100 families. For two decades, the GPC has provided unparalleled experiential learning to hundreds of philanthropic high net worth families from over 60 countries. By traveling to learn about programs, participating in learning journeys and engaging in GPC retreats, members deepen their knowledge, engagement and commitment to philanthropy, often in the areas where it matters most.
Working to improve healthcare in Tanzania, the Touch Foundation addresses one of the world’s most significant humanitarian crises: the shortage of healthcare workers in sub-Saharan Africa. The mission is to save lives and relieve human suffering and the work focuses on strengthening local health systems and spreading data-driven problem-solving model in the global health community. Since being launched in 2004, the Foundation has improved the quantity and quality of healthcare workers and enhanced healthcare delivery and the programs reach 17 million people, or a third of the population of the country.