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Rebuild Dubrovnik Fund

The ancient walled city of Dubrovnik was termed the jewel of the Adriatic by England’s Lord Byron.  To help in the reconstruction efforts by the international community, Grand Circle Foundation donated to the Rebuild Dubrovnik Fund. The Rebuild Dubrovnik Fund was the first non-profit organization to bring together travel and preservation groups to serve a… Read more »

Hacibektas area schools

One of the first projects that GCF funded was the expansion of the kitchen used to prepare meals for the students, since the existing kitchen was not large enough to accommodate their needs.  With an investment of $16,500 the kitchen was made large enough to not only provide daily lunches for the schoolchildren, but also… Read more »

Myin Ka Primary School

Myin Ka is a small village of about 500 people situated in the valley 2 miles away from Kalaw, Northern Shan State. The villagers are the highlanders called Taung Yoe Tribe. They live on farming different vegetables: cabbage, chayote, paddy, cauliflowers and squash. Travelers visit this village to experience the way of life of the… Read more »

Kia Luang Village

Ban Kia Luang or Village is located in the middle of North Luang Prabang Valley. The villagers farm and raise livestock for daily food and to sell. The community is split between Laoloum and Hmong hill tribal people. The women of this village have a special weaving skill, producing local silk products by hand, the… Read more »

Kia Luang School

Kia Luang School is located in the middle of Kia Luang Village. There are only 2 classrooms for Grade 1 and 2, total 40 students who are children from Laoloum and Hmong families and educated by only one teacher Mrs.Sinkham. GCF has supported the school by purchasing 18 sets of tables and chairs for classroom,… Read more »

Earthquake and Tsunami Relief

For nearly half a century, the Ashinaga Movement has striven to support orphaned students through education and engender yasashisa (優しさ), or compassion, across Japan. At 2:46 PM on March 11th 2011, a magnitude 9.0 earthquake struck the northeastern coast of Japan, causing a major tsunami, vast damage to the Tohoku region, and nearly 16,000 deaths…. Read more »

Clair Sisters of Carmona

The monastery plays a very important role in this small city outside Sevilla.  Where for centuries the charitable work to the population carried out by the nuns who run this small convent has helped support their community. The nuns now number only 11, but they offer their community a place of refuge, shelter, spiritual advice… Read more »

Haven Horizons

Domestic Abuse, Coercive Control and Gender-Based Abuse are significant and complex social problems which require integrated, comprehensive, evidence-based primary, secondary, and tertiary intervention and prevention responses. Haven Horizons was founded over 20 years ago in County Clare Ireland and has worked towards a society free from gender inequality and relationship abuse. Haven Horizons is driven by… Read more »

Huo Kou Primary School

Located in the Xian province of China, the Huo Kou Primary school struggled to provide for it’s students. Partnership with Grand Circle Foundation provided new computers, desks and chairs.  We were also  able to provide scholarships so students could continue their studies. In July 2010 after the school was damaged in a summer storm, we… Read more »

Santa Esperanza

Santa Esperanza used to be a one-classroom school, teaching all grades of elementary school in the same area. Because of this, community required to use a multiuse area in a different location, to have kindergarten and other groups, all at the same time. This is a community based in rural tourism and agriculture, located very… Read more »