As a complement to and extension of its policy expertise and alliances, the GlobalWorks team seeks to identify, spotlight and support complementary anti-poverty and capacity-building initiatives and innovators, globally and on the ground in poor countries, and the incubate complementary initiatives.
Over the past five years, GlobalWorks Foundation provided support to the following innovators and initiatives, among others:
Bangladesh – The US Bangladesh Advisory Council is a young policy nonprofit based in Washington DC which develops and supports innovative ways to promote social and economic development in Bangladesh, including to promote decent work opportunities for Bangladeshis in a globalized world, to help Bangladeshis benefit from US foreign assistance and capacity building, to help address the impact of climate change on Bangladesh, and to promote the rule of law in Bangladesh.
Women and Girls
BYkids is a unique non-profit initiative pairing master American filmmakers with youth (ages 8-21) from around the world to mentor the child in creating a short documentary about his or her life. “BYkids seeks to change the way Americans see the world- and the way the world sees us- by using the power of film as a tool for global understanding and a catalyst for action.” GlobalWorks joined other donors in supporting documentaries on the lives of young women.
GlobalWorks Foundation has launched an initiative to provide support for innovators in Bolivia and the Andean region, with special emphasis on programs for indigenous children.