We fund local solutions.
We exchange grassroots brilliance.

While women, youth, and Indigenous Peoples contribute least to large-scale, global problems like climate change, inequality, poverty, and broken food systems, they often are the most impacted by them. 

However, with enough support and resources, everyday people are shaping proven and powerful local solutions to our shared and urgent global challenges.

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Theory of Change

Thousand Currents Theory of Change by Thousand Currents is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

Social transformation is on the horizon.

People in the Global South and around the world are agents of lasting change in their own nations and neighborhoods — affecting the conditions of their own lives. 

Thousand Currents’ Theory of Change (click on the graphic to the right) clearly articulates the short-, medium-, and long-term outcomes that we and our partners work toward, using four distinct categories:

  • Community Self-Determination
  • Organizational Resilience
  • Global Solidarity
  • Social Justice Giving

This ecosystem graphic emerged in 2014 from an inclusive and inclusive evaluation process with our partners and leaders in philanthropy.

Learn more about Thousand Currents’ learning and evaluation here.

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