A UNITY EARTH Initiative

“There is a growing recognition across the social sector that community-driven change increases the odds of achieving lasting impact. So how can NGOs and funders begin to lean into this approach? Case studies of four proximate NGOs working in urban informal settlements in India and Africa illuminate this mindset and pathway towards enduring change, providing funders and NGOs with insights to develop their own community-led approaches.”

The Bridgespan Group, a leading social impact consultant and advisor to nonprofits and NGOs, philanthropists, and investors.

grassroots activation for real societal change

To address the issues of environmental degradation, a weakening cultural foundation, and destabilization of local communities, three “Purpose Pillars” serve as the foundation of Purpose Earth’s global grant and mentorship program: Environmental Restoration, Cultural Collaboration and Community Activation.

We believe in grassroots activation for real societal change. Grass roots organizations have greater longevity and produce immediate, real-world impact, increasing community strength, sustainability, and resilience. In addition to financial support, Purpose Earth provides ongoing mentorship, ensuring grantees have guidance in operational strategies to support longevity for long-term impact.

The Purpose Earth Grants Council is passionate about empowering and mentoring Change Makers at the grassroots level. The Council is comprised of leaders in the areas of environmental preservation, social justice, sustainability, cultural exchange, and operations management.

The Purpose Earth Production Team produces events and manages Purpose Earth’s social media platforms to bring to life the stories of our grant recipients. The events and social media presence feature global leaders and grass roots advocates working at the intersection of science, technology, transformative practices, and the arts, with the common thread of uniqueness, authenticity, and “unexpected” experiences.

Donors want to ensure their donations will have the most impact, and 100% of public donations to Purpose Earth go directly to grant recipients, who otherwise would not have adequate resources for their move their vision forward.