What We Do

Through our grantmaking program, Thousand Currents partners with grassroots groups and movements — led by women, youth, and Indigenous Peoples in the Global South — that are creating lasting solutions to our shared global challenges.

Our partners develop solutions that are innovative and impactful. They work to ensure their communities have access to healthy and locally grown food, are able to enjoy economic prosperity that generates wellbeing for all people, and live in a safe and healthy environment that supports abundant life.

Click here to read the 2-page summary of our 2018-2020 strategy.

Through our Philanthropic Partnerships program, Thousand Currents works with donors and impact investors to adopt transformative practices that can dismantle injustice and inequity. Thousand Currents brings lessons from our long term partnerships with grassroots-led social change organizations and movements to the international philanthropic and impact investing sectors. Our grassroots partners remind us that we have a responsibility and an opportunity to affect broad changes.

We do this by sharing Thousand Currents’ proven partnership strategies. We also aim to practice and transform the attitudes, skills, language, and knowledge needed for international grantmaking and impact investing to be more intentional, inclusive, and ethical within a social justice and human rights framework.

We work with donors, affinity groups, diaspora communities, young professionals, impact investors, and foundations to encourage culturally competent practices and to mobilize resources for the ideas and initiatives of people around the world.

Click here to read the 2-page summary of our 2018-2020 strategy.

Collaborative Initiatives

We explore different models of collaboration in support of transformative grassroots work.