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BUDDHIST GLOBAL RELIEF

Compassion in Action

Carmel, NY   |  www.buddhistglobalrelief.org

Mission

Our mission is to combat chronic hunger and malnutrition. Bearing in mind the Buddha's statements that "hunger is the worst kind of illness" and "the gift of food is the gift of life," we sponsor projects that promote hunger relief for poor communities worldwide.

Ruling year info

2009

Chairperson

Bhikkhu Bodhi

Executive Director

Kim Behan

Main address

2020 Route 301

Carmel, NY 10512 USA

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EIN

26-2852923

NTEE code info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (K12)

Primary/Elementary Schools (B24)

Community, Neighborhood Development, Improvement (S20)

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We are inspired by the vision of a world in which debilitating poverty has finally been banished; a world in which all can avail themselves of the basic material supports of a meaningful life—food, clothing, housing, and health care; a world in which everyone can achieve a satisfactory level of education and freely pursue that which gives their life value and purpose; a world in which all people dwell in peace and harmony with one another and with the natural environment.

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?

Food Assistance

Since our founding in 2008, Buddhist Global Relief has worked to relieve hunger by providing food to those in need. The food assistance projects fund healthy meals and clean water for the hungry, nutritional supplements for pregnant women, cooking supplies, and stipends for food preparation workers.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth
Families
Economically disadvantaged people

One of the deepest roots of chronic hunger and malnutrition is the subordinate status of girls and women in many societies. One of the most potent antidotes to chronic hunger is improving the position of girls and women. Buddhist Global Relief provides financial support for vocational and professional training, food, tuition, housing, and health care.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth
Families
Economically disadvantaged people
Widows and widowers

For the 821 million people across the globe who face chronic hunger, climate change is no theory but an ever-present reality. Climate-resilient agriculture methods can mean the difference between survival and starvation for 80 percent of the world's chronically hungry and malnourished people who live in rural areas. Buddhist Global Relief sponsors agricultural projects to improve food security, nutritional diversity, and income for those in need while honoring indigenous people and cultures.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Widows and widowers
Families
Adults
Children and youth

In many regions we serve, a lack of education, especially for girls and young women, exacerbates hunger and perpetuates the cycle of poverty. Buddhist Global Relief is committed to providing a solid educational foundation for children worldwide by funding scholarships, housing, food, uniforms, transportation, school supplies, and physical and mental health workshops.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

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BGR's long-term goals include providing food aid to people afflicted by hunger and malnutrition through offering direct food aid to people afflicted by hunger and malnutrition, developing long-term methods of sustainable food production and management appropriate to the cultures and traditions of the beneficiaries, promoting the education of girls and women, so essential in the struggle against poverty and malnutrition and through giving women an opportunity to start right livelihood projects to support their families.

We also seek to raise awareness of global hunger and advocate for an international food system that exemplifies social justice and ecological sustainability.

Financials

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

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BUDDHIST GLOBAL RELIEF

Board of directors
as of 02/22/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Ven Bhikkhu Bodhi

No Affiliation

Term: 2008 -


Board co-chair

W. David Braughton

CEO of the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay

Term: 2008 - 2024

Bhikkhu Bodhi

Buddhist Association of the United States

George Clapp

AT&T Labs Research

Charles Elliott

Elliott & Elliott, Attorneys at Law

Sylvie Sun

No Affiliation

W. David Braughton

CEO of the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay

Daniel Blake

No Affiliation

Tom Spies

Insight Meditation Center

Ayya Dhammadipa

Dassanāya Buddhist Community

Bhikshu Chuan

Dharma Realm Buddhist University

Jessie Benjamin

No Affiliation

Pat Tallman

No Affiliation

Board leadership practices

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  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 8/17/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Asian/Asian American
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data