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2020 Covid support

Covid-19 stopped the Costa Rican economy and families were unable to have their basic needs covered.  As tourism has stopped all over the world, communities have been affected, especially in countries such as Costa Rica, where the tourism industry represents 6.3% of gross national product (gp). Stopping tour operations, determines directly in the family’s income,… Read more »

My Son Sanctuary

My Son , is Vietnam’s most significant ruin from the ancient Champa Kingdom, which prospered from the second to 15th centuries. Nestled in an isolated valley overlooked by Hon Quap (Cat’s Tooth Mountain), My Son was established as a religious center in the fourth century. As part of a 5 year commitment to UNESCO, $100,000… Read more »

2020 Covid Relief

Due to COVID-19 and the impact that it is having on livelihoods, many families’ household income was drastically reduced, making it difficult to feed their families. In Zimbabwe, this led to a nationwide food crisis as many households cannot afford the basic necessities. With the help of donations from our generous travelers, Grand Circle Foundation… Read more »

Cat Women’s Handicraft Cooperative

Started in 2012 by the local municipalities in Turkey, these education centers offer women the opportunity to learn both traditional handicraft skills as well as new ones. The Nevsehir Public Education Center has donated both the space and provides a teacher to organize courses for the local women to participate in. At Nevsehir, over 100… Read more »

Pantry Packers

Pantry Packers is the food distribution arm of Tzedakah Central/Colel Chabad, the oldest continuously operating network of social services in Israel – established in 1788. Every month Pantry Packers delivers crates containing all the necessary foods and household maintenance supplies to Israel’s poorest families and senior citizens. Every recipient is screened and selected on a… Read more »

Young Women’s Christian Association

Established in 1923, the Kyoto YWCA is a non-profit community service organization working for empowerment of women — offering services focused on the needs of women, children, and foreign residents in Japan. The YWCA of Kyoto just opened their nursery in April 2020 and the foundation looks forward to working with them to get their… Read more »

Corporacion Campo Santo (Hill of Values)

The city of Medellin has gone through a lot of historical events. The city was known as the capital and the cradle of drug trafficking in a dark era during the 1980s and 1990s,  but the people found a way to transform their city and were able to construct one of the most innovative models for a… Read more »

COMBAS – Conservatorio de Musica y Bellas Artes del Sur

The Children’s Orchestra project was born as a necessity to provide global training and an opportunity for boys and girls from vulnerable local sectors to grow and blossom in Puerto Varas, Chile.  A chance for individual development on intellectual, spiritual, social and professional level, rescuing children and teenagers from an empty, disoriented and deviant youth…. Read more »

Maragato Crafts Center

The Maragato Crafts Center is located in the small village of Santa Colomba de Somoza, in the historical region of la Maragateria. Residents of this remote region of Spain are known as Maragatos, and they are believed to be the last living decedents of the North African Berbers who arrived in Iberia in the eighth… Read more »

Te Kura Kaupapa School

For the 66 students of Te Kura Kaupapa Lothuhake O Tawhiuau located in Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, partnership with Grand Circle Foundation brought access to the internet through the donation of laptops. The modus operandi of the school focused on the active engagement of the families of pupils and as such they ran computer,… Read more »