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Escuela No. 27 Jorge Hall

Primary School No. 27 Jorge J. Hall, had many needs when we began our partnership, but the most urgent was a new roof. Located in the town of San Isidro, 149 students, ages 6-11 attend the school. The roofs were in  very bad condition and when it rained,  water entered many rooms. In the dining room,… Read more »

Saranda Orphanage

On Albania’s southern coast is the beautiful city of Saranda. Unfortunately, sun and sea breezes do not mean an easy life for everyone. There are 20,000 orphan’s in Albania, and Saranda Orphanage works to provide the best conditions for a healthy life for 50 of them, ages 5-18 years old. Grand Circle Foundation provided funding… Read more »

Friends of the Budapest Orchestra

The Budapest Opera House, famous for its beauty and history, is one of Budapest’s proudest cultural institutions. Built the Renaissance style, the Budapest Opera is one of Hungary’s major cultural institutions dedicated to providing high quality opera and ballet to the general public.  The Opera opened its doors in 1884 and survived both World Wars,… Read more »

Santa Maria Della Pieta School

To build community in Sorrento and to help Italian schoolchildren prepare for their future, we’ve donated funds to the city’s Santa Maria della Pieta School. Along with computers and English software, we  provided televisions and video equipment for the school; supplied desks, chairs, and stationery equipment for students; and repaired desks and chairs in the… Read more »

St. Oliver’s National School

Located in Killarney, in the South West of Ireland, St. Oliver’s National School  is a mixed gender, full-stream, Catholic primary school that is proud of the diversity of the school.   The 749 pupils from 561 families come from all social classes and their parents from 47 different nations. 62 pupils from the Traveler Community… Read more »

Dastkar Women’s Cooperative

Dastkar was established to help craftspeople of Ranthambore, especially women, use their own traditional craft skills as a means of employment, income generation and economic self-sufficiency. Dastkar-Ranthambore strongly believes in  “craft” as a social, cultural and economic force. Despite being marginalized due to urbanization and industrialization, traditional crafts have a vital role  within the economic mainstream… Read more »

Dhonk Women’s Cooperative

The Dhonk Cooperative was established to provide alternative employment to the Mogya Tribe,  who earned a living from poaching tigers in the area. In addition to providing a source of income, the Donk Cooperative educates local community members on issues related to the forest and tigers, and 10% of all profits are donated to support tiger… Read more »

Solar Village Project  provides solar lighting and solar powered water pumps and filters to villages that are completely off the grid – and in India – to villages of the lowest castes. Grand Circle Foundation initially funded $20,000 to provide solar power and solar water pump and filters to a village of 100 homes of the untouchable… Read more »

Senkoji Temple

The 400 year old Senkoji Temple was once a prayer temple for Emperor Gosaga but was severely damaged by a major typhoon in 1959. The monks have struggled financially to rebuild the main hall as the number of parishioners and visitors has significantly declined.  Funding philanthropy projects is not common in Japan.  Grand Circle Foundation’s… Read more »

Tiga Wasa School

At the Tiga Wasa School, students traveled six miles to the next town for computer lessons. Grand Circle Foundation provided computers, but only after we funded some basics needed at the school. Formerly the school had no dining area, forcing the children to eat lunch standing up or sitting on the ground. With the Foundation’s… Read more »