American India Foundation -

The American India Foundation (AIF) is a leading international development organization charged with the mission of accelerating social and economic change in India. By mobilizing people and resources across the United States, AIF has raised over $26 million since its inception in 2001. AIF awards grants to education, livelihood, and public health projects in India – with emphases on elementary education, women’s empowerment, and HIV/AIDS, respectively. AIF works out of New York and Silicon Valley in the US, and New Delhi and Bangalore in India. President Bill Clinton serves as Honorary Chair.


More than a billion poor people lack access the basic financial services essential for them to manage their precarious lives. CGAP is a consortium of 31 public and private development agencies working together to expand access to financial services for the poor in developing countries. CGAP was created by these aid agencies and industry leaders to help create permanent financial services for the poor on a large scale (often referred to as "microfinance"). CGAP's unique membership structure and network of worldwide partners make it a potent convening platform to generate global consensus on standards and norms. As such, CGAP is a resource center for the entire microfinance industry, where it incubates and supports new ideas, innovative products, cutting-edge technology, novel mechanisms for delivering financial services, and concrete solutions to the challenges of expanding microfinance. CGAP serves four groups of clients: development agencies, financial institutions including microfinance institutions (MFIs), government policymakers and regulators, and other service providers, such as auditors and rating agencies.

Grameen foundation USA -

Grameen Foundation USA (GFUSA) is a global non-profit organization that combines microfinance, new technologies, and innovation to empower the world's poorest people to escape poverty. Founded in 1997, GFUSA�s global network includes 52 partners in 22 countries. The network has impacted an estimated 7 million lives in Asia, Africa, the Americas, and the Middle East.

The i2Foundation -

The i2Foundation is dedicated to promoting advances in education, technology, environmental practices, medicine, and economic opportunity through programs that improve quality of life and create a healthier society.
  • Aidmatrix is a not-for-profit online marketplace designed to help streamline the delivery of humanitarian aid. Our goal is to touch 50 million lives by the year 2005.
  • The Grants Program provides funding to charitable organizations whose missions align with that of the i2Foundation. In just 6 grant cycles, the i2Foundation has funded 61 organizations in 29 countries - helping over half a million people around the world.
  • i2Cares helps children break the cycle of poverty, disease, and malnutrition through direct care programs. There are over 5,600 children enrolled in i2 Cares programs in countries around the world.
  • The i2Foundation Relief Program was created in response to the events of September 11th. Through the Relief Program we recognize the need to respond rather than react in times of disaster.

Women�s World Banking -

Poor women are at the center of what the WWB network does. The network reaches poor women by providing and organizing support to its member organizations, which in turn offer direct services to these women. In practical terms this means creating the possibility for a low income women to build her business and assets, improve her living conditions, keep her family well-fed and healthy, educate her children, develop respect at home and in her community, and secure a political voice. WWB’s Global Team, operating out of offices located in New York, supports affiliates and associates in succeeding as microfinance institutions (MFIs) and change agents, by providing tailored, integrated services in four areas:
  • Technical Services
  • Financial Products and Services
  • Policy Change Activities
  • Linkages and Learning Services


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