The poorest country in the Western hemisphere, Haiti has social and economic challenges that have attracted significant international aid. But too many charities offer only temporary fixes that end once the headlines disappear. By contrast, Beyond Borders sees the country’s strength and beauty, and the great potential of everyday Haitians to transform their communities. Addressing deeply rooted challenges – gender-based violence, extreme poverty, child slavery, and the lack of quality education – BB equips Haitian organizations and local leaders with the training, tools, methods, and materials they need to build social movements. Some programs are designed for community organizing or skill acquisition; others help employ public health models, combat harmful cultural norms, or maximize local resources. All lead to tangible, community-led results: sending children to school instead of work, increasing food security, reducing violence. A gift here is an investment in Haiti’s people – and its future.

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Budget (FY2016)

  • $3 million or higher
  • The current budget for Beyond Borders is: $1 million to $3 million
  • $500k to $1 million
  • Less than $500k

Catalogue charities range in size from $100,000 to $3 million. This graphic indicates the budget range of the organization featured here. If you see an organizational budget above the $3 million mark, that is because the featured charity has grown in size since it first appeared in the Catalogue. We proudly present on our website the work of these "growth" charities.

About the Catalogue for Philanthropy

Each year 120 expert reviewers evaluate applicants for distinction, merit, and impact. Each featured charity has been successfully site visited and its financials given the thumbs up. The Catalogue for Philanthropy charges no fees and raises funds separately to support its work. Since 2003, it has raised over $40 million for charities across the Greater Washington region.

The Catalogue for Philanthropy looks to friends like you to keep our services independent and entirely free of charge. Consider a small contribution to the Catalogue to cap off your gift and help the causes you care about get the full support they deserve!

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