Partners International Foundation

Rating: 5 stars   11 reviews

Issues: Education, Health, International

Location: 214 Terrebonne Road Yorktown VA 23692 USA

Mission: Partners International Foundation is a public charity whose purpose is to enable the people of the world to achieve and maintain sustainable livelihoods.  The Foundation executes its purpose across the spectrum of humanitarian projects and interventions including development and crisis response.     Partners International Foundation, is a 501(c)(3) public charity,  a not-for-profit organization composed of professionals in the field of humanitarian assistance planning and operations, organizational efficiency, and quality management philosophy.  Our support is given to those in need and organizations that share our goals and objectives without regard to religious beliefs, ethnic background, or gender.  We look forward to sharing our vision and achieving our goals with you.  
Geographic areas served: The World
Programs: Partners International Foundations programs include support to K-12 education programs, disaster relief, human rights training for international military officers, civil-military cooperative training, women and children's wellness in Tibet, Nepal, Rwanda, Grenada, free eye-care in Zimbabwe, assessments in Iraq and Afghanistan, and assistance to refugees in Tibet as well as and organizations in the United States such as the Boy Scouts, Rotary International, Homeless and battered women's shelters.

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5 people found this review helpful

Partners-international Foundation (PIF) is a non-profit group of dedicated individuals who have the skills to really make a difference. PIF is comprised of retired military senior officers with skills in planning, logistics, and leadership. In addition, there are specialists in technology and how to adapt it to developing countries as well as researcher scientists who can evaluate what is working and when PIF needs to change course. Most recently, PIF members have been actively engaged in Haiti both through providing much need medical support immediately following the earthquake and coordinating placement of orphans in areas outside of Port-au-Prince where their safety and wellbeing can be assured. These are dedicated professionals who are able to listen to people in need, understand their perspectives, and work together with the local community as partners to help them to help themselves.

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PIF has the personnel and dedication to make a huge difference in Haiti. PIF listened to knowledgeable people in Haiti to understand the problems from immediate to long-term. Funding would enable PIF to assist Haiti develop sustainability in education.

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2010-3-01

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I have volunteered for PIF since 1996 in various capacities. This organization has an uncanny ability to attract extraordinary people to lend their efforts to provide sustainable solutions. Recently, this was the case in the Healthy African Scenarios Experiment (HASE) in ECOWAS, and the associated Capital Analysis and Performance Strategy (CAPS) model that grew out of the experimentation.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

extraordinary and dedicated professionals

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

develop a multi-tiered environment to implement CAPS analysis, data collection, and distance learning applications/tools for crisis/disaster mitigation.

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About every week

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2009-9-01

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In addition to its humanitarian projects and interventions PIF also has a technology component to its mission. This technology component involves harnessing open source software applications to provide a variety of services to the non-profit community. These services currently include public and private discussion forums, video-conferencing, and secure instant messaging. Future developments will include geo-location and information services and distance learning applications. Much of this work is done in conjunction with PIF's partner organization, the Center For Applied Innovation.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the dedication, commitment, and resourcefulness of those I have worked with.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

build Internet based tools and services for the non-profit community: ** Personnel tracking using cellular-based GPS (included emergency notification). ** Customized Google map applications. ** Distance learning applications for first-responders.

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About every week

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2009-1-01

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When we needed funds to bring a 29 year old female bi-lateral amputee to the US from Nicaragua, Partners International Foundation stepped up to the plate and facilitated the fund raising to make it happen. When we first approached the organization, the answer was yes on the first phone call. Thank you. Chief Dave Peck Fairfield Police Department Fairfield, CT USA

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Outstanding and very helpful.

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About once a year

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2009-1-01

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Our organization needed assistance in a sensitive area and this organization was there for us. Their work left nothing to be desired. Period.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

accomplish work valued at twice that amount.

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About once a year

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2007-1-01

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Innovative solutions for our most intractable challenges. Their approach as a broker for recovery and relief organizations helps ensure prompt delivery of essential services to clients in need. Truly one of the best, and most efficient, non-profits around.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

extremely passionate, intelligent and innovative.

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About once a year

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2010-3-01

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9 people found this review helpful

I have worked with many of the people associated with Partners International Foundation. They are truly caring and dedicated people who have seen the ugliness humans can create on other humans. They are a dedicated group and committed to relieving the suffering in a positive way. Their knowledge of Operations and Logistics from the military serves them and those they help to ease the suffering in a manner that allows the recipients of their help to live in dignity. While other organizations talk about relief, Partners International Foundation makes it happen.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Professional, caring and dedicated.

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About every six months

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2010-1-01

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A compassionate and responsible foundation that truly seeks to serve and make a positive impact towards human rights worldwide. Excellent work in both Rwanda and Zimbabwe.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Motivated, honest and compassionate.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

help provide food, medical attention and educational services.

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About once a year

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2010-1-01

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I have dealt with this organization for a number of years. I have found them energetic, goal oriented, capable and straight forward. THey are honest and cooperative partners in getting aid to the place whereit is needed. I give them the highest rating.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the accumulation, orgianzation packaging and dispatch of a large quantity of medical equipment to the third world.

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The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Dedicated, intelligent, knowledgeable and energetic

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Give teh a large chunk to continue their good work

Ways to make it better...

We had not had the US government interering improperly

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About every month

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2009-8-01

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Partners International Foundation is professional and proactive. The organization consistently goes above and beyond the call to help individuals across the globe. The organization is particularly attendant to the needs of active and former military personnel.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

regards to the subject matter expertise they offer the U.S. military.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

their professionalism and selfless service.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

change the world one project at a time.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-3-01

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