Winning The War On Hunger Requires A Global Effort
The Face-to-Face Project recognizes the importance of strong partnerships. We are fortunate to work with so many different partners — foundations, Government Agencies, businesses, organizations, faith-based groups, community groups and all of our amazing individual supporters.
Our partners are true collaborators who bring a level of expertise, commitment and passion to the table, as we work together to help win the war on hunger. Together, we are working to empower communities to develop the skills and resources they need to find long-term sustainable solutions to the issues they face.
Interested in partnering with F2F, Contact US.
In January 2018, F2F received a generous donation from the ALFI Foundation to support our Victory Garden Campaign and continued work in Malawi. Special thanks go to their board and our board member, Louise Masterson.
The ALFI Foundation is an altruistic, non-partisan foundation designed to aid the development of under privileged individuals and communities.
In October 2017, F2F partnered with The Charitable Foundation, and its Australian partner Action on Poverty, to fund our Victory Garden Campaign in the Phalombe district of southern Malawi.
The Charitable Foundation (TCF) is an Australian Private Ancillary Fund dedicated to help eradicate poverty and conflict through humanitarian relief, development assistance and the pursuit of peace.
Since 2013, The Charles Stewart Mott Foundation has been donating to the Victory Garden Campaign through a matching grant program.
The Charles Stewart Mott Foundation was established in Flint, Michigan. Today they support nonprofits dedicated to civil society, education, and the environment, envisioning a world in which each individual’s quality of life is connected to the well-being of the community, both locally and globally.
F2F is pleased to announce our recent partnership with The Conservation, Health & Food Foundation to fund the creation of 25,000 gardens in Central Malawi in 2019.
The Conservation, Food and Health Foundation seeks to protect natural resources, improve the production and distribution of food, and promote public health in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East.
In February 2017, F2F partnered with the EKARI Foundation to bring the Victory Garden Campaign to the Phalombe district in southern Malawi. In October 2017, we were thrilled to announce that we expanded the Campaign in this district.
The Goal: Create 15,000 home victory gardens that produce food for 50,000 people within 2 years.
EKARI Foundation is a grassroots, community-based, nonprofit organization tackling extreme poverty in rural communities in the Phalombe district of Malawi in sub-saharan Africa.
In 2015, F2F partnered with the Isora Foundation. The Isora Foundation has funded many projects over the years, including working to empower existing HIV + youth groups, as well as working with tribal elders to improve the conditions of village members with HIV/AIDS, TB, malaria, and malnutrition. They are currently funding our Victory Garden Campaign in rural Malawi.
The Isora Foundation is a family foundation committed to empowering individuals worldwide to improve conditions within their communities in the areas of health, education, economic development and social justice.
In 2014, F2F partnered with The Granny Connection to fund our Kang’oma Youth Project making a profound difference in the lives of teens living wth HIV.
In 2016, we expanded the program to include our Strong & Positive Mother's Club, an HIV+ mothers club in rural Malawi created to help HIV+ mothers develop the skills, knowledge, and confidence to become public role models, while helping their fellow villagers lead healthy, positive lives. Participants have taken workshops to learn how to disclose their status and become role models in rural Kang’oma.
The Granny Connection is a nonprofit organization of women dedicated to providing local support, advocacy, and funding to grandmothers in Africa who are raising children orphaned by AIDS.
In April 2018, F2F received a generous donation from the Sandrose Foundation to support our work in Malawi and help fund permaculture trainings with French NGO, Cultures Permanentes. Special thanks go to their founder Andreas Meyer, board member Denise Stutz, and our board members, Chrigu Imhof and Jeff Grant.
Sandrose Foundation helps people to discover and develop their personal strengths; people for whom a personal crisis as well as social emergencies are a starting point for change and development. The Sandrose Foundation supports people in their own initiative and potential for charitable projects.
Government Funded Programs
In September 2016, F2F partnered with The Farmer-to-Farmer Program to work with agriculture expert, Phineas Ellis, to provide technical assistance and workshops teaching groups of 25-30 Malawian villagers about home Victory Gardens. The impact of Phineas's workshops is apparent in over a thousand new victory gardens created.
The Farmer-to-Farmer Program promotes sustainable economic growth, food security and agricultural development worldwide. Volunteer technical assistance from U.S. farmers, agribusinesses, cooperatives, and universities helps developing countries improve productivity, access new markets, build local capacity, combat climate change and conserve environmental and natural resources. The Farmer-to-Farmer Program is funded by the US Agency for International Development through the U.S. Farm Bill.
BUSINESSES & ORGANIZATIONS
F2F is very lucky to have the support of several gyms throughout Switzerland, thanks in part to our amazing Swiss board members, Jeff Grant, Chrigu Imhof and Louise Masterson. These gyms have partnered with F2F for many years now in helping support our Rising Stars HIV+ youth program and our Victory Garden Campaign.
F2F’s Rising Stars Campaign is made up of 30 HIV+ youth teen groups that are working hard to teach and inspire hundreds of other villagers to overcome HIV discrimination and stigma, while continuing to pursue their education and lead healthy and productive lives.
Thanks to the following gyms & businesses for your support:
Beast Mode Baern Gym, CrossFit FortyNineZero, CrossFit HH, CrossFit Horgen, CrossFit Mainz, CrossFit Meilen, Cross Fit Noir/Blanc, CrossFit Osnabrück, CrossFit Schaffhausen, CrossFit Tom’s Box, CrossFit Uzwil, CrossFit Zug-Luzern, CrossFit Zurich, Hillseeker Switzerland, Lee's Fitness Studio, Meier's Pool Restaurant, Spocky’s Gym, and Strength Lab Gundeli
In April 2018, The Face-to-Face Project partnered with French NGO Cultures Permanentes to bring founder and permaculture expert, Mr. Cristiano Marinucci, to Malawi. Cristiano will lead 7 days of workshops for 120 local village facilitators. He will concentrate on training F2F victory garden facilitators on soil rejuvenation, water conservation, and dry season cultivation. Cristiano has extensive experience teaching permaculture in Africa, and is the founder of Cultures Permanentes, which promotes permaculture in urban and rural areas.
F2F has partnered with Te Karanga and Dr. Anu Anandaraja to provide participants of the Te Karanga program with the unique opportunity to be immersed in the day-to-day life of communities around the globe. Participants meet with local community members and see first-hand the work of F2F and the impact of our Victory Garden Campaign.
The Te Karanga program allows participants to engage in community service, discussion and self reflection, all while investigating the issues of global ties, personal responsibility, and the complexities of achieving a positive impact on an individual and global scale.
In 2009, F2F partnered with Trifolio SRL to support our Cambodian Child Scholarship Fund. Since that time they have also funded many of our Victory Garden workshops throughout Malawi.
Trifolio SRL is a printing company for art and photography books based in Verona, Italy.
F2F has been fortunate enough to partner with The Church-in-the Gardens and The World Service Committee since 2012. Since that time they have held several fundraisers on our behalf and donated thousands of dollars to support the Beungkak School in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The Church-in-the-Gardens is a Congregational United Church of Christ located in Forest Hills, Queens, NY.
INDIVIDUAL MAJOR DONORS
F2F would like to give special thanks to the following donors who have supported our work over the years: Ken and Christine Austin, Sharon Binstok and John Russell, Wayne Cato, Katy Homans and Patterson Sims, Kazuko Wong, and the Oberlin Community.