Village Earth

aka Village Earth   |   Fort Collins, CO   |  http://www.villageearth.org

Mission

Village Earth helps reconnect communities to the resources that promote human well-being by enhancing social and political empowerment, community self-reliance and self-determination. We do this by strengthening intermediate and grassroots organizations through fiscal sponsorship, networking, training, research and advocacy.

Ruling year info

1995

Executive Director

David Bartecchi

Main address

PO Box 797

Fort Collins, CO 80522 USA

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Formerly known as

Consortium for Sustainable Village-Based Development

EIN

84-1243878

NTEE code info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (R01)

Management & Technical Assistance (S02)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (S12)

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Global Affiliate Program

Through our Global Affiliate Program, Village Earth sponsors organizations that are working towards enhancing social justice and access to resources for marginalized communities around the globe. While affiliates of Village Earth are autonomous community-based organizations, Village Earth enhances their work by providing U.S.-based fiscal sponsorship, communication, advocacy, networking, and  technical support.

Population(s) Served

or more than 15 years Village Earth has trained and consulted with organizations from around the world. Hundreds of project directors, community leaders, grassroots activists, funders, students, volunteers, and field workers from community-based organizations to large intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations have participated in our wide array of training opportunities.
Village Earth uses as its basis, a framework of rights-based development and the Village Earth Approach.  This multi-sectoral, participatory approach focuses on the empowerment of people as both the ends and means of a genuine sustainable development process.

Population(s) Served

Village Earth is the publisher of the world’s largest, most compact, and  most comprehensive Appropriate Technology Library(http://villageearth.org/appropriate-technology/appropriate-technology-library) . With the complete text and graphics from 1,050 of the best do-it-yourself books all on DVD or CD-ROM. The Appropriate Technology library is a life-giving resource for communities without access to appropriate technology information. All Village Earth affiliates receive a copy of the complete AT Library. We also give discounts to nonprofit and private voluntary organizations, and individuals from cash-poor countries.

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

Village Earth is focused on enhancing the control and management that marginalized communities have over their resources and the decisions that impact their lives. Doing so not only contributes to their well-being but also increases their capacity for self-determination. This is especially relevant for indigenous communities whose culture is often intimately intertwined with their environment and who oftentimes define progress very differently from Western market-oriented societies.

Training the development community in grassroots support organizing methods and strengthening intermediate and grassroots organizations through fiscal sponsorship, networking, training, research and advocacy.

Since 1993, Village Earth has been a global leader in the support of and training in bottom-up, community-driven development strategies. We currently support 17 different grassroots organizations around the globe. Since our founding, we have provided training to hundreds of development professionals and dozens of organizations and governments around the globe. Our clients include Mercy Corps International, CARE, IRC, UNDP, World Learning, and many many more.

Village Earth currently assists 17 different grassroots organizations around the world access donors, information, and influence in the United States and Europe. We also provide ongoing technical support, training and advocacy support. Without our help these groups would continue to function and that's what we look for in global affiliates - that they are self-driven and independent. However, with us - they are even stronger. As for our training, here's what one participant has to say: “For 26 years, I had worked with an international NGO assigned in several countries but I must admit that despite these years of doing development work, it is only now that I have a deeper understanding of what community-based development should be..”

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Village Earth

Board of directors
as of 10/07/2016
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Board chair

Lee Scharf

Mesa Mediation Consulting

Term: 2014 -

Marcela Velasco

CSU Department of Political Science

Lee Scharf

Mesa Solutions

Ronald Hall

Tribal Technical Assistance Program

George Stetson

Anne Taylor

ESRI

Okechukwu Ukaga

Northeast Minnesota Sustainable Development Partnership

Jamie Way

United Food and Commercial Workers International Union

Robert Youngberg

Sustainable Development / International