Give Foundation

Be the roots of change.

aka GIVE Volunteers   |   Seattle, WA   |  https://www.givevolunteers.org/foundation/home/

Mission

Mission: To increase access to education, preserve the environment and expand pathways to entrepreneurship around the world. Vision: A global network of empowered, prosperous communities, united by humanity’s shared values and driven towards our common goals. Our Core Values: - Education: Every child deserves their fundamental right to an education. - Environment: When our planet’s ecosystems thrive, so do our people. - Entrepreneurship: Local, social entrepreneurs can unlock their community’s potential.

Ruling year info

2019

President

Jake Allison

Secretary

Katence Olson

Main address

1900 W Nickerson St STE 116 #123

Seattle, WA 98119 USA

Show more contact info

EIN

37-1867495

NTEE code info

Community Improvement, Capacity Building N.E.C. (S99)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Sign in or create an account to view Form(s) 990 for 2019 and 2018.
Register now

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Many of the greatest challenges we face as a planet - global poverty, educational inequality, climate change, food insecurity and biodiversity loss - must be solved from the ground up. Without a common global purpose and active stakeholders at the grassroots level, no lasting changes will be able to take root in countries and communities around the world. That's why we aim to empower local, social entrepreneurs around the world to drive lasting, positive change in their own communities and unite them around the common, critical goals of our global community.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Students4Students

Students4Students is a fundraising campaign led by GIVE, university student groups, and past volunteers nationwide to support equitable education initiatives in our host communities year round, including teacher salaries, secondary school scholarships, literacy programs, computer science courses and educational school gardens. This campaign plays a major role in sustaining our education programs for our students in Thailand, Laos, Nicaragua, Nepal, and Tanzania throughout the year. Our goal is to empower local teachers to provide students with their basic human right to quality education. Donations are tax-deductible through the GIVE Foundation. Join us in supporting equitable education abroad with a financial contribution. Thank you!

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Young adults

Funding the implementation of free veterinary care, reintroduction to natural habitats and positive reinforcement training techniques for captive elephants in Thailand, while also driving an industry shift towards community and conservation-based responsible elephant tourism. This program directly supports conservation biologists, veterinarians, animal welfare groups, responsible tourism providers, and mahouts (elephant caretakers), in their unique and equally important efforts to achieve practical, science-based, market-driven and holistic solutions to human-elephant conflict in Thailand.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Our training programs serve a variety of unique purposes and populations in Thailand and Laos, ranging from primary and secondary schools, organic farmer cooperatives and entire communities. We hire local experts in sustainable agriculture to design, manage and continually develop training programs, based around the specific goals and expectations of each local partner. Once a training program has been established, we invite local students, teachers and community members to participate in capacity building workshops on subjects ranging from Land Design, Organic Vegetable & Fruit Tree Production, Aquaculture, Animal Husbandry, Organic Pest Control, Natural Building, and other practical skill sets that drive production, earning potential, and ecological benefits for local farmers. Furthermore, we aim to develop resilient, local food economies by connecting growers with local schools, hotels and restaurants.

Population(s) Served
Farmers
Children and youth

The GIVE Foundation provides funding to a team of ecologists and research students at Chiang Mai University in Thailand, who conduct research to develop efficient methods to restore tropical forest ecosystems for biodiversity conservation, environmental protection and carbon storage. This unit also provides technical training to a wide range of organizations involved in forest restoration and actively engages with local people to integrate biodiversity conservation into the needs of their communities.

Population(s) Served
Academics
Adults

We are partnering with a local NGO that collaborates with government agencies to locate and rescue Asiatic black bears, macaques, leopard cats, tortoises, exotic birds, civets, endangered red pandas and other captured wildlife from the illegal wildlife trade. Rescued animals are rehabilitated and returned to the wild whenever possible or, in cases where the physical and mental trauma is too severe for reintroduction, animals are relocated to world-class wildlife sanctuaries. Funding also supports Education and Awareness programs that educate local and international youth groups about wildlife, the environment, conservation & sustainability.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Annual number of sites visited at least once

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Children and youth

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

At least one member of our board will visit each international program site at least once per year every year. Our staff and local partners visit each site throughout each year.

Number of program sites

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Children and youth

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

We have ten program sites in five different countries: Nicaragua, Tanzania, Thailand, Laos and Nepal.

Number of schools financed

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Related Program

Students4Students

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We help finance teacher salaries, education supplies, scholarships and school gardens at seven different schools in Nicaragua, Tanzania, Thailand, Laos and Nepal.

Number of children who have access to education

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Related Program

Students4Students

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We serve over 1000 students at 7 different schools in Nicaragua, Tanzania, Thailand, Laos and Nepal.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn more about Sustainable Development Goals.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The GIVE Foundation envisions a future where local, social entrepreneurs are enacting market-driven and outcome-based solutions to poverty reduction, educational equity, women’s empowerment, wildlife conservation, food security and ecosystem restoration across the planet. These local leaders, educators and innovators hold the keys to unlocking the potential of their own communities. It is our mission to unite them around humanity’s shared goals and values: Education, Environment & Entrepreneurship.

We are directly investing in the innovative thinkers, the ambitious students, the passionate educators and the compassionate leaders who have the greatest capacity to achieve positive outcomes in their home countries and communities. With proven success operating in six countries, we provide training, funding and expertise to effective social enterprises, NGO’s, institutions, nonprofits, cooperatives and educators working to increase access to quality education, protect the environment and expand pathways to entrepreneurship.

The GIVE Foundation works hand-in-hand with our sister company, GIVE (Growth International Volunteer Excursions). Since 2012, GIVE has facilitated international service-learning trips for more than 6,000 student volunteers in Nicaragua, Tanzania, Thailand, Laos and Nepal. This dynamic partnership has provided the GIVE Foundation with a strong organizational structure, an extensive network of engaged and passionate donors, and established partnerships with effective social enterprises, NGOs, universities, nonprofits, cooperatives, experts and educators around the world. Furthermore, nearly all of our administrative responsibilities are carried out by our sister company, which means that nearly all of the Foundation's revenue is allocated directly towards accomplishing our mission, with minimal administrative overhead.

In our first fiscal year, we are extremely proud to have accomplished our primary goal of spending one-hundred percent of the Foundation's revenue on our equitable education, environmental conservation and social entrepreneurship initiatives. Zero administrative costs.

Moving forward, we aim to double our total revenue by making significant strides in our fundraising and online marketing campaigns.

Financials

Give Foundation
lock

Unlock financial insights by subscribing to our monthly plan.

Subscribe

Unlock nonprofit financial insights that will help you make more informed decisions. Try our monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights?
Learn more about GuideStar Pro.

Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

lock

Connect with nonprofit leaders

Subscribe

Build relationships with key people who manage and lead nonprofit organizations with GuideStar Pro. Try a low commitment monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights? Learn More about GuideStar Pro.

lock

Connect with nonprofit leaders

Subscribe

Build relationships with key people who manage and lead nonprofit organizations with GuideStar Pro. Try a low commitment monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights? Learn More about GuideStar Pro.

Give Foundation

Board of directors
as of 06/22/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Jake Allison

GIVE


Board co-chair

Katence Olson

GIVE

Ken Cohen

SUNY Cortland University