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GCF Schools

Santa Chiara School

GCF has been a partner with Santa Chiara since March 2017. It is a small church run by local nuns in Palermo. The church offers an after school program for local children in the neighborhood, which consists of both Sicilians and diverse immigrant families. Children are welcome to come as they please to the church’s… Read more »

The Farm at Eastman’s Corner

The Farm at Eastman’s Corner was created to cultivate and support a strong, interactive community of local farmers and food producers. The Farm supports local food production by providing education and economic opportunities for farmers and artisans. 100% of the profit and 5% of all sales are donated to support Sawyer Park. The Farm provides opportunities, challenges,… Read more »


The Lewis Family Foundation created Alnoba to develop strong leaders and strong communities, help protect our wild places, support local farmers and promote healthy living, awaken reflection and creativity through art, and foster mindfulness. People come to Alnoba to continue their lifelong journey of learning and transformation. It is a place where people connect with… Read more »

Pinnacle Leadership Foundation

Since 1993, Pinnacle Leadership and Team Development  has been helping businesses and organizations develop strong, courageous leaders and effective, high performing teams. They teach a simple, extremely effective leadership model that helps you stay aligned and focused on top people and tough issues, while practicing the values necessary to build trust throughout your organization and… Read more »

Totem Heritage Center

Founded in 1976, the Totem Heritage Center in Ketchikan, Alaska is dedicated to preserving the traditional arts and culture of Northwest Coast Native peoples. The Center houses the largest collection of 19th-century totem poles in the U.S. and serves as a cultural center for the Haida, Tlingit, and Tsimshian Native peoples. In its Native Arts… Read more »

Friends of Cedar Mesa

Friends of Cedar Mesa works to ensure that the public lands in San Juan County, with all their cultural and natural values, are respected and protected. The greater Cedar Mesa area is a sacred and special place, full of natural beauty and rich cultural resources. The area is also faced with many challenges. In the… Read more »

Conservation Lands Foundation

The Mission of the Conservation Lands Foundation (CLF) is to protect, restore and expand the national conservation lands through education, advocacy and partnerships. Our partnership began in 2018 with a $50,000 donation to support the Native American Land Conservancy, one of more than 65 locally-based community groups that CLF Works with, to hire a full-time staff… Read more »

India Flood Relief

In September 2018, many children and families in India were not thinking about heading back to school, but how to begin to piece their lives back together after the devastating monsoon season – the worst in over 100 years. In a country where the poverty level has many people living on less than $1.25 per day,… Read more »

Villa Marcelo Primary School

Villa Marcelo is located in a poor community of the Sacred Valley in Peru. Partnership with Grand Circle Foundation allowed the school to construct 2 classrooms to be able to separate the previously blended and crowded rooms. We also helped them build a new kitchen and dining room, a computer room with interactive white boards,… Read more »

Thurnauer Scholarship Fund

Hugh Thurnauer, a 7-time traveler from Mason, OH, had donated a total of $50,500 to Grand Circle Foundation by the time of his death at age 97, to support students in Tanzania. Hugh’s generosity will help educate children in East Africa for years to come: in his will, he left $20,000 to Grand Circle Foundation…. Read more »