Through our Field of Interest Grants, donors make gifts to pool with other generous donors to achieve a greater impact on an issue or field of interest, without naming a specific organization. Below are stories of organizations where our generous donors made an impact in the areas of Health & Human Services.
Health Services: Flowering Tree Permaculture Institute (FTPI)
Flowering Tree Permaculture Institute (FTPI) is a tribal oriented non-profit interested in the restoration and health of tribal communities. The mission of FTPI is to nurture healthy communities through practices based on indigenous ways of knowing.
By teaching tribal communities and individuals how to live more sustainable, FTPI provides skills in traditional architecture, farming and agriculture, animal husbandry, and more. The main programs is centered around the Pueblo Food experience; a site for growing, harvesting and processing traditional tribal foods so that their communities can have access to foods that are healthy and more suitable for their bodies. A 2019 grant of $15,000 to the the Health Services Fund and generous gifts from our donors helped make this possible.
Human Services: Kids in Need of Defense (KIND)
Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) provides free legal representation to children who enter the U.S. immigration system alone. Since opening its doors, over 20,700 children have been referred to KIND for legal services. To meet this demand, KIND’s holistic model leverages local partnerships to recruit thousands of volunteer pro bono attorneys, connect child clients to much needed social services, and ensure that children returning to their home countries because of deportation or voluntary departure have access to critical reintegration support.
KIND is working with Asociación Pop No'J, a partner organization based in Guatemala, to provide psychosocial support to reunified separated families in Huehuetenango, a region with the highest child and family migration rates in Guatemala. KIND clients returning to Huehuetenango are referred to Asociación Pop No'J to work with the organization's team of psychologists, "tecnicos" (case managers), and legal advisor. A 2019 grant of $15,000 from the Health Services Fund and generous gifts from our donors helped make this possible.