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Magical Land – Child Protection and Development Center

Founded in 2013 by Ganjavkhlan Chadraabal, “Magical Land” as it is known, was created to raise awareness about Human Trafficking. To that end they concentrate on 3 areas of operation: Human trafficking: Raising awareness about human trafficking and organizing preventative workshops; Domestic abuse: Providing training and running campaigns against domestic abuse for women and children;… Read more »

Carlos Fernando Sanminguel School

This small school is located in the Flor del Pantano, a village belonging to the Amazon’s Indigenous Kichwa people. This small community of 30 families sends it’s 20 children ranging in age from 5-12 to the Carlos Fenando Sanminguel school where the children will not only gain a traditional education but will also learn about… Read more »

San Juan de Penas Blanca

Founded in 1987, San Juan de Peñas Blancas , also known as Emilio Castro Gomez & Liceo San Juan de Penas Blancas school was originally a one-room education center that grew over the years to encompass six classrooms. Currently, the school has about 75 full-time students that range in age from 6-17 years old.  16… Read more »

Coral Nursery Nurture Program

The Coral Nursey Program (CNP) optimizes reef coral propagation and planting techniques suited to the Great Barrier Reef.  The CNP in partnership with reef dive operators and supported by GCF will provide training in techniques to expand upon existing sustainable reef management activities. It encompasses both protection of sites where coral cover is good as… Read more »

Shkoza Community Center

On November 26, 2019 Albania was rocked by a 6.4 magnitude earthquake, killing 51 people, and leaving thousands with homes destroyed and uninhabitable. Homes, schools, hospitals, churches were destroyed or severely damaged. Josif Goga, VP Corporate Travel is originally from Albania, and with his help we were able to provide an initial donation of $10,000… Read more »

Phuoc Phuc Women’s Shelter

Since 2001, building contractor Tong Phuoc Phuc has devoted his life This small shelter provides a home to expectant and single mothers.  GCF funds provided the support in 2020 to renovate bedrooms and bathrooms for both the women and the 18 orphans currently living there. Sadly, in Vietnam as in many other parts of the… Read more »

Native American initiatives

“Treat the earth well. It was not given to you by your parents. It was loaned to you by your children. We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors.    We borrow it from our children.” ~ Native American Saying Support for Indigenous communities has long been a mainstay for Alan & Harriet but… Read more »

Sarayaku Kichwa Ecuadorian Amazonian community

In 2020 we were introduced to Patricia Gualinga and her tireless decades long defense of her community, deep in the Ecuadorian Amazon.  The pandemic, an oil spill and historic flooding all devastated the village of 1350 people.                 Grand Circle Foundation partnered with Amazon Watch to provide an… Read more »

Streets International

    Founded in 2007 and based in Hoi An, Vietnam, STREETS is a comprehensive and fully-supported 15-month culinary and hospitality training program. Disadvantaged and vulnerable youth living in poverty are chosen to participate in this no-cost program. Each Trainee participant is provided classroom instruction with hands-on experience in the culinary arts and/or hospitality services,… Read more »