Over 1.8 million nonprofits and charities for donors, volunteers and funders

2016 Top-Rated Nonprofit

Center for Global Initiatives

Claim This Nonprofit

More Info

Add to Favorites

Share this Nonprofit

Donate

Nonprofit Overview

Causes: AIDS, Health, Public Health

Mission: CGI serves as an incubator for new initiatives that creatively solve healthcare inequities around the world.We act as a collaborator with individuals and organizations in developing and launching projects that address the needs of medically impoverished populations.We function as a facilitator in directing public and private resources towards programs aimed at improving health globally.

Programs: MENTOR: Methods, Experiences, Networking & Training, Organizing & Research "Where do you want to go? What do you want to do? We can make it happen." We are proud to announce a very special and unique new program that provides individualized mentorship for people wanting to learn how to conduct their own project(s). We help you to gain funding, and we provide skills training, contacts and tools to actualize your plans. In some instances, undergraduate and graduate credits can also be provide PROJECT NINOS: Bolivia The Center for Global Initiatives collaborated with the Flying Doctors of America in a pioneering and critical project. We were the first non-Bolivian group to be granted access to three Bolivian prisons. Hundreds of children live with their parent(s) in these prisons. We provided care with a focus on general medicine, pediatrics, and gynecology. The Center will embark on a journey to help these non-criminal, yet imprisoned children through a unique and pioneering effort. Basically, we plan (pending funding) to develop and deploy educational and social skills training for educators (there are schools in the prisons!) and guards, as well as parenting skills training and resilience development instruction THRIVE: Tanzania The kindergarten we helped to found in 2005 is expanding its scope via THRIVE. We are using education as a basis for developing resilience of the orphans as well as those providing healthcare in the neighboring clinic/hospital. We will be developing programs for local nursing students and orphan children in collaboration with local doctors, nurses, and staff. We will have a particular focus on counseling to people with HIV infection and AIDS. The ages of children are between 3 to 12 years. The name of the hospital is Huruma Designated Hospital and is in Kilimanjaro Region in Rombo District. The primary illnesses of patients in our hospital are Malaria, T.B, Pneumonia, Immunosupression, Diabetes, and Hypertension. SMART: Cambodia Proof of concept. We are developing a project that will bring training and potentially telehealth services to rural areas that is delivered by indigenous village women. Public heath, primary care, first aid, and emergency services are all but absent in rural areas of Cambodia. “Itinerant” medical ex-pats may be the currently best available healthcare resource in such areas. This project seeks to empower indigenous women by providing training in basic public health practices and emergency medical care/first aid so they may be of aid to those in their for their villages. They would be supported by a training program that will enable them to provide sufficient help until the patient can be taken to the nearest medical facility or a traveling physician can come to the village. It will be unique, as it will not require literacy to operate MEDICAL INTERVENTION: Benin Contacts and relationships have been developed with colleagues in Benin that crosscuts various areas: health and illness, poverty and sustainability, environmental concerns, traditional and medical sciences/health treatment and education. We plan to develop a scientific and economic mechanism of researching the medicinal properties of specific plant materials used by our Benin partners (university scientists and traditional healers) to further develop medicines and use the resultant knowledge in order to refine the compounds to have fewer side-effects and improved dosing characteristics, and to develop that intellectual property into concomitant economic value that will provide for economic sustainability, self-sufficiency, and independence for on-going research.

Community Stories

89 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 Taiwo A.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Organizations providing help often have their own needs which mostly are rarely met. This organization provides help, assistance and encouragement to other organizations that provide help in remote places.

1 Kathy62

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Center for Global Initiative is a comprehensive agency of worldwide impact. The CGI supports projects that address human suffering in all parts of the world through educations, assistance with locating resources and inspiration from mentors and leaders affliated with the program. At the core of caring professionals willing and able to help others with their projects is Dr. Chris Stout, a global leader. This is the first and main resource for the caring professional seeking to make a meaningful impact in the world ---the extent of services, resources and inspiration is vast and rich.

Previous Stories

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The CGI serves as a voice to what is and what more could be happening to help serve Global Health needs. They efficiently mobilize plans of care, fund raise and effectively implement & followup on programming. They active in causes and maintain the work they start while generating new needed programs. This is the best of the best programming in this area---very proud of my affliation to CGI.

1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

CGI has been excellent in helping us network for support of our projects in Africa. It's quite easy for nonprofit organizations to fall into competitiveness and territoriality. CGI does the opposite; this is quite encouraging and energizing!

Dr. S.

Board Member

Rating: 5

It has be one of the most satisfying experiences of my life to be able to work with the committed volunteers that make CGI's work possible.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

CGI performs an invaluable service by offering to provide it's professional expertise and funding resources to help jump-start health care initiatives world wide. And most significantlt it does so with minimal administerative costs so the monies raised go directly to needy organizations.

Dan R.

Board Member

Rating: 5

CGI helps those who want to help by providing the tools and resources they need to make a difference in their communities.

Previous Stories

Advisor

Rating: 5

Chris Stout's dedication and leadership have allowed the Center for Global Initiatives to achieve great things in spite of its small size.

Read more

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Fantastic charitable organization. Director Chris Stout is an extremely accomplished humanitarian.

John168

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

We have been working in Eastern Africa to improve health in under-served areas of Kenya through medical education using technology. Our recent introduction to Dr. Stout and his involvement through the Center for Global Initiatives and the Humanitarian Intervention Consortium website bring significant new opportunities for the collaborations that are critical to solving complex problems with limited resources.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I believe the Center for Global initiatives provides critical insights toward ending major global Healtg issues.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Center for Global Initiatives does fantastic work and uses the highly skilled friends of Chris Stout's to expand the reach of the Center. I highly recommend supporting his work!

Dan_12

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Center for Global Initiatives is doing very innovative work. It has implemented and developed programs that have changed people's lives -- on several continents.

John76

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Solid organization. Creative approach. Broad reach. Spot on commitment where it is needed. I have known Dr Stout for over 30 years and this is his work and his life. Do not miss an opportunity to get involved where it will made a difference. My hat is off to you Chris.

Donor

Rating: 5

I've known Chris for many years as a collegue and friend to many professionals who work in the field of mental health. A few years ago both of my parents passed and I was interested in donating a modest sum to a worthwhile cause in their name. CGI helped me to get in contact with a school/health clinic in Tanzania that was in dire need of medical supplies and services. Dozens of children benefited from the contribution...I was very appreciative knowing that my donation was going directly to people in need. Chris has made if possible for many people to connect directly with people helping people. A gentleman. A scholar... and a wonderful human being. Keep up the good work!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Chris Stout is a highly principled, driven man who has committed himself fully to CGI and its worthy cause. I have known Chris for almost 30 years and marvel at his resilience and ability to get things done. The world is a better place for all the work the Chris and CGI are doing.

Client Served

Rating: 3

I am Elke from tikondane community Centre in katete, Zambia, Africa.On my fund-raising tour I happened to be in Chicago at the time of the Global Activist Expo and had a chance to talk to Chris for a long time. Subsequently he sent us many bits of information, one of them about a course on Management of nonprofits, run by the University of Illinois.The course was to cost money, so this year I went there in person - outcome:we will run the course with our interns from October, at no cost, and hopefully with an American volunteer - given that there is chronic malnutrition here and now real fears about serious hunger, we can't say thank you enough for giving us hope for the further future - zikomo. Elke

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Dr. Chris Stout truly merits the designation of a humanitarian in the full meaning of the word. Having co- chaired the America Psychological Associations Committee on International Relations with him in 2011 I heard about his different projects and the role he played in fund raising to underwrite these initiatives, in gathering others to volunteer to undertake work in underserved areas, always with a spirit of "can do" and "must do" and yet with a sense of great humility. He is a person in whom others quickly have confidence and trust and the Center for Global Initiatives is inspirted and motivated by his leadership.

Donor

Rating: 5

What makes me feel best about supporting this non-profit is the organic feel of the organization... the whole effort of what they do, how they approach their work, the look of their site is earthy and organic. There is no fluff, no salesmanship, it is direct, good work for a critical need(s).

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My time spent with the Center for Global Initiatives exceeded my expectations as a graduate student in professional psychology. Dr. Chris Stout is a visionary. His dedication and compassion to alleviating global suffering inspires others to expand their work beyond the consulting room and to go into the streets. CGI has personally inspired me to continue my studies in liberation and depth psychology and to take a serious academic look at ecopsychology. This opened up a path to go and visit Chernobyl and soulfully listen to the narratives of the elderly who have returned to their homes there.

Karen87

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

100% of The Center for Global Initiatives humanitarian projects have been accomplished by volunteers, which means that 100% of the donations they receive go to programs and operations. Speaking as a volunteer and board member of another small non-profit, I can say that this is no small feat. CGI is a shining example of an organization that is able to deliver a big results with modest resources. Dr. Stout: Thank you for your vision, your leadership, and commitment to making the world a better place.

Fewer S.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

My experience with Dr. Chris Stout and CGI leads me to recommend both very highly! William. H. Reid, M.D., M.P.H.