Groundwork Opportunities

Rating: 4.94 stars   54 reviews


4083 24th Street Unit 460747 San Francisco CA 94146 USA


GO invests in leaders who have the capacity to end poverty in their communities.


Started in 2008 with $2,000 investment and raised $3.4M YTD in 2011. We have invested in over 25 leadership teams globally that have created over 2,500 permanent jobs for those living in extreme poverty while providing access to quality foods, healthcare, and housing.

Target demographics:

Developing world communities where individuals earn less than $2 per day.

Direct beneficiaries per year:

250,000 people improve their wellbeing.

Geographic areas served:

Africa, Southeast Asia, Central America


We believe that community-based leaders have the wisdom and ambition to address the root causes of poverty — if only they were properly supported. By engaging a global network through technology, GO is able to provide these leaders with the tools — visibility, training and seed funding — they need to bring their projects to scale and accelerate systemic change in their own communities and beyond.

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GO is doing a great job changing livea. In Malawi there are propsects og an entire community transformed with support through GO and its untiring team. GO deserves all the support and encouragement

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GO has been helping the community I work with in the Amazon to raise funds for a campaign they have spearheaded that will benefit their community. GO's platform gives 100% of funds collected to the participating communities and their projects. This is unlike any other crowdfunding platform. GO is an inspiring organization that enrolls people to raise funds and give while getting results. I am grateful to work with GO.

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Its hard to find a small organisation like GO in this world. GO invests on local leaders so that they can play their role to serve poorest of the poor and most vulnerable people in this world.

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I thank GO because they try to understand poorest people and their needs than we are trying to work on the best with paper presentation. We are working together so far and at least about 150 poorest families in Cambodia build better living condition through.

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I think GO is very important partner that we want to work with forever to ensure six million people in Cambodia who live less than $0.5 per day can develop themselves to be agents to change.

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Pledge them more grants to give then chances to expand their mission

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As the head of a 90 bed mission hospital in a remote part of northeastern Ghana, West Africa, I am deeply grateful for Groundwork Opportunities. They have assisted our hospital since 2008 and have been enormously helpful. GO is a smart, savvy organization that ensures donor monies are well spent on projects that work. Please support GO; you are helping those of us in deprived rural areas to serve the poorest of the poor.
Dr. Jean Young
Saboba Medical Centre, Saboba, N/R, Ghana

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See my review above. GO does a great job and makes sure donor monies reach the people in the trenches where the action is. We see lots of groups spending large amounts of money on themselves; GO gets the money to the people who are helping other people.

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Groundwork Opportunities has helped improve the livelihoods of the forgotten rural communities in Uganda since 2007 through Uganda Rural Community support Foundation( URCSF) focusing on alleviating suffering and poverty by helping people build secure, productive and just communities. With a belief in the intrinsic value and dignity of human life, as well as the strength of human resilience, and the ability of people to thrive.

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

Changing peoples lives by giving them new hope and empowering the voiceless becoming the voice and advocates for the rights of the marginalized in Uganda. GO has helped over 30000 families have two balanced meals a day and make money sustainably for a better life of families that never had hope that their lives would ever change to something magnificent whorthwhile living as valuable citizens.

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I just wish them luck to continue get more resources as to reach out to more people in need around world.

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