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GCF Schools

Dien Phu Primary School

For the 400 students at this rural school, partnership with Grand Circle Foundation has brought access to a world beyond. The 15 computers we brought to this school has helped the students become comfortable with technology before they move on to high school.

Nepal Orthopedic Hospital

April 2015 saw a devastating 7.8 earthquake hit Nepal. In the weeks that followed we partnered with the Nepal Orthopedic Hospital which was providing care to earthquake victims at little to no cost to them. To help them in their mission we have funded the purchase of necessary medical equipment such as an chest x-ray… Read more »

Haiti Earthquake Relief

When the catastrophic earthquake hit Haiti in 2010, we were overwhelmed by the support from travelers and donors. In less than a week, more than a half million dollars was raised to support the efforts of the American Red Cross in Haiti. The Red Cross contributed an initial $1 million to relief operations from its… Read more »

Kivotos Ark of the World

Kivotos is a youth center, soup kitchen, and shelter that cares for 150 children 7 days per week. Kivotos is dedicated to providing a safe place for children from hundreds of ethnic backgrounds, religions, languages, and cultures. Grand Circle Foundation’s support was used to provide some basic necessities for the shelter including clothes, shoes, pencils,… Read more »

Kindergarten Elster

After historic flooding along the Elbe River, regional associates identified a flooded kindergarten near Wittenberg that was ruined. $10,000 was donated to help repair the flooded Kindergarten Elster. The crew of the Grand Circle Cruise Line ship, The Allegro, provided a tour of the ship and snacks for the children and school staff; and the children… Read more »

Je Sers

Je Sers is an association of 3 houseboats docked on the Quai in Conflans, whose mission is to serve the migrant population in the Conflans area. The Association provides lunch, dinner, emergency housing, and French language classes on the ships.  In addition, they help individuals move from the emergency housing to more stable apartments, and assist… Read more »

Valley of the Kings

In 2000, Grand Circle Foundation made a 5 year, $50,000 per year commitment to the World Monument Fund, an organization whose chief mission is to safeguard the heritage of the past by encouraging the restoration and preservation of archaeological sites with historic significance. At the Valley of the Kings, Grand Circle Foundation funds were used… Read more »

Alex Rocha Youth Center

The Alex Rocha Young Center is a community school located in a disadvantaged part of Cartagena that teaches English, art, and moral values to children, teenagers, and adults as well offering recreational activities. The center provides a safe haven for children who may be exposed to crime and violence, as well as helping children who… Read more »

Xom Gio Village

When we first came to the riverside community of Xom Gio in Nha Trang, there were no streetlights or toilets. To help the villagers, we built community toilets and showers and installed streetlights. After Typhoon Damrey caused damage to many of the homes in this village, we helped them rebuild.

Minh Tu Orphanage

Help Wanted: Buddhist women to live at orphanage with 200 children, many of whom are disabled. Must be willing to rise at 3am for two hours of prayer before waking the children, preparing them for the day, getting them off to school, and teaching additional classes afterwards. Must also be available to visit nearby lepers’… Read more »