Behind every gift is your story. It contains your personal motive to do good in the world.


By calling Jessie Spector at 415-824-8384, ext. 123. Our office hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Time.

Or mail your donation to:

Thousand Currents
1330 Broadway Suite 301
Oakland, CA 94612

Please make checks payable to “Thousand Currents.”
Thousand Currents Tax ID #: 77-0071852


Consider a gift of stock to Thousand Currents and save on taxes. When you gift the stock directly to Thousand Currents, you not only receive a tax deduction for your gift at the current market value, but you also avoid tax liability on the appreciated gain. For more information on how
to make a stock or securities transfer, see Thousand Currents Stock Gift Instructions.


Many employers make matching gifts. Ask your administrative department if your employer has such a program, and double the size of your contribution! Some employers even arrange for pre-tax deductions, or handle the donation for you.


Our planned gift program offers a variety of vehicles that may provide increased benefits to you and Thousand Currents by coordinating your philanthropy with your financial or estate plans. For more information contact Jessie Spector, Director of Donor Organizing, by phone 415-824-8384 x 123 or via email at jessie (at) thousandcurrents (dot) org.


Thousand Currents is raising $3.5 million for our reserve fund, the Baobab Fund, to ensure the financial stability of the organization, funding continuity for our grassroots partners, and flexibility to fuel innovation and growth. Click here to learn more about Baobab.

Learn more about our fundraising values and practices here.

Volunteers and Internships

Volunteers and interns are part of our beloved community and intricately woven into Thousand Currents’ story. Their generosity, talent, and skills have not only contributed to our partners’ work but have built a network of people dedicated to the transformative work of grassroots leaders around the world!

We eagerly welcome fresh perspectives and talent to join our team.

Volunteer and Internship Openings

There are no internship or volunteer vacancies at this time. 

Young Professionals Group 

The Young Professionals Group (YPG) focuses on building a broad-based community that supports the mission of Thousand Currents and its grassroots partners in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. As a YPG member, you will receive invitations to membership events and meetings hosted by Thousand Currents and the YPG, in addition to many unique opportunities to engage and volunteer, such as:

  • Meeting grassroots leaders from the Global South, such as María Estela Barco Huerta of Desarrollo Económico Social los Indígenas (Social Economic Development of Indigenous Mexicans, DESMI), recipient of the 2014 Global Exchange International Human Rights Award;
  • Beer-tasting events to support local microbrewers;
  • Networking events with individuals interested in fighting poverty and supporting social justice;
  • Skills workshops and panel discussions on going global with your career; and

Want to become a member? Learn more about ways to engage with our YPG here.

Grassroots Brilliance

Stories of our partners' impact

Africa | Alternative Economies

Community-built opportunity

From Nepal to Mexico, grassroots innovation holds promise for the whole world.

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Africa | Alternative Economies

Community-built opportunity

From Nepal to Mexico, grassroots innovation holds promise for the whole world.

Asia | Grassroots Leadership

Mobilizing millions

Rural women in Nepal are transforming the economic and political landscape in their country.

Alternative Economies | Latin America

“We resist through the art”

The women of AFEDES stand up to corporate theft of Mayan designs.

Africa | Grassroots Leadership

Stepping into power

An emerging young women’s movement is continuing the work of the previous generation of women’s rights leaders in Zimbabwe.

Asia | Climate Justice

Here’s your evidence

Need evidence that bottom-up approaches work?

Climate Justice | Global

“Water is life ...”

The fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline is a critical fight for all of us around the world.