International, Foreign Affairs, and National Security

Global Communities

  • Silver Spring, MD
  • www.globalcommunities.org

Mission Statement

Our mission is to create long-lasting, positive and community-led change that improves the lives and livelihoods of vulnerable people across the globe.

Main Programs

  1. Economic Development
  2. Micro, SME & Housing Finance
  3. Infrastructure & Construction
  4. Governance & Urban Management
  5. Civil Society & Capacity Development
  6. Global Health
  7. Emergency Response
  8. Working With Women & Youth
  9. Food Security & Agriculture
Service Areas

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International

Global Communities is an international non-profit organization that works closely with communities worldwide to bring about sustainable changes that improve the lives and livelihoods of the vulnerable. Development is not something we do for people; it is something we do with them. We believe that the people who understand their needs best are the people of the community itself.

Global Communities currently works in more than 20 countries around the world in Africa, Asia, Europe & the Caucasus, Latin America & the Caribbean and the Middle East.

ruling year

1968

President and CEO

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Mr. David A. Weiss

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

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Chris Sale

Keywords

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Darfur, Lebanon, Haiti, Disasters, Diaster Response, Armenia, Georgia, Yemen, Iraq, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Indonesia, International Development, Community Development, Microfinance, Habitat, Housing, Emergency, Disaster Response, Environment, Infrastructure, Finance, Women, Youth, Peace, Stable Societies, Art, Craft, Crafts, Tsunami, Katrina

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EIN

52-0846183

 Number

0124895965

Physical Address

8601 Georgia Ave. Suite 800

Silver Spring, 20910

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

International Economic Development (Q32)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (T01)

International Relief (Q33)

IRS Filing Requirement

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

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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Global Communities measures the progress of each program according to strict standards set by our donors, and we report back to them on a regular basis. Global Communities undergoes strenuous audits on an annual basis. Additionally, we give regular updates on our website and in our publications of our achievements and lessons learned on our projects.

Programs

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

Program 1

Economic Development

CHF International understands the
importance of enhancing conditions at the local level to foster broader
economic development. Economic growth requires both strong businesses
and environments where transaction costs are low, red tape is minimal,
and businesses have access to markets, capital and services.

Working in more than 30 countries,
CHF strengthens micro-, small-, and medium-sized enterprises to
stimulate growth, innovation, and job creation through market-driven programs, developing
those institutions that stimulate economies. Building on decades of
community development experience, CHF mobilizes local governments to
work with the private sector, and with communities, to improve
conditions for business. We then link these initiatives with
national-level reform efforts and with tangible opportunities for
investment.

Category

International, Foreign Affairs & National Security

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$334,978,745.00

Program 2

Micro, SME & Housing Finance

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None

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Program 3

Infrastructure & Construction

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Program 4

Governance & Urban Management

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Program 5

Civil Society & Capacity Development

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Program 6

Global Health

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Program 7

Emergency Response

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Program 8

Working With Women & Youth

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None

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Program 9

Food Security & Agriculture

Not available

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None

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Service Areas

Self-reported

International

Global Communities is an international non-profit organization that works closely with communities worldwide to bring about sustainable changes that improve the lives and livelihoods of the vulnerable. Development is not something we do for people; it is something we do with them. We believe that the people who understand their needs best are the people of the community itself.

Global Communities currently works in more than 20 countries around the world in Africa, Asia, Europe & the Caucasus, Latin America & the Caribbean and the Middle East.

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Fiscal year: Oct 01-Sep 30
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Operations

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Global Communities

Leadership

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President and CEO

Mr. David A. Weiss

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Chris Sale

BIO

David A. Weiss became President and CEO of Global Communities/CHF in 2010, having previously been a member of its Board since 2004 and Chairman of the Board from 2008-2010. Prior to joining CHF, Mr. Weiss was Senior Policy Advisor at the global law firm DLA Piper for 13 years, advising on international trade and foreign policy matters. Mr. Weiss spent 18 years with the Federal Government in the following roles: Special Assistant to the Director of the Peace Corps; member of the US Foreign Service; Economic Officer in Haiti; Staff Aide to the Secretary of State; Senior Special Assistant to the Deputy Secretary of State; Assistant US Trade Representative for North American Affairs in charge of NAFTA; and other senior positions in the Office of the US Trade Representative. Weiss received the US Department of State’s Superior Honor Award. He has a B.A. from Hamilton College and an M.S.F.S. from Georgetown University. David Weiss is a member of the Board of Directors of InterAction, the largest alliance of US-based NGOs, and is on the Board of Advisors of New Perimeter, DLA Piper'sGlobal Pro Bono Initiative.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Robert Mosbacher

Mosbacher Energy Company

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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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BOARD COMPOSITION

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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