A GLIMMER OF HOPE FOUNDATION

Eliminate poverty. Illuminate lives.

Austin, TX   |  www.glimmer.org

Mission

Glimmer positions sustainable livelihoods at the core of our holistic model, supported by interventions in education and health. Our approach centers on the family, based on the belief that families with economic opportunity and a reliable income are better able to send their children to school, access necessary resources and make lifestyle choices that support their health and wellbeing in the future. Our planet-positive approach protects environmental resources and ensures productive land use over the long-term so that the people of rural Ethiopia can thrive where they live for generations to come. All of Glimmer’s operating costs are covered by its endowment, which means that 100% of every donation goes directly to projects in rural Ethiopia.

Ruling year info

2001

CEO

Alicyn Yarbrough

Country Director

Gebrehiwot Reta

Main address

3600 N. Capital of Texas Hwy. Bldg. B, Suite 330

Austin, TX 78746 USA

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EIN

31-1758218

NTEE code info

International Development, Relief Services (Q30)

IRS filing requirement

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Our programs

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A Glimmer of Hope

Glimmer’s strategy positions sustainable livelihoods as the foundation of our holistic model, supported by essential health and education interventions.

Livelihoods Goal: As the core of our approach, Glimmer supports trainings and loans, primarily for smallholder farmers, with the goal of increasing household income, improving food security and nutrition, improving savings and resilience, and mitigating climate change.

Health Goal: Glimmer’s goal is to improve health outcomes for women and children through training community members about maternal and child health and nutrition, developing health posts and centers, and creating access to clean drinking water.

Education Goal: Glimmer focuses our education strategy on changing mental models, building social networks, supporting gender equity, and increasing attendance in school.

Population(s) Served
Families
Farmers
Women and girls
Low-income people

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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A GLIMMER OF HOPE FOUNDATION

Board of directors
as of 3/22/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Donna Berber

No Affiliation

Philip Berber

Ryan Berber

Donna Berber

Shane Berber

Jake Berber

Santiago Montoya

Lee Portnoi

Trustee UK Office

David Gold

Trustee UK Office

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • 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? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American/African
Gender identity
Male

Race & ethnicity

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Gender identity

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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