The GVI Charitable Trust was born out of the volunteer organisation GVI. GVI is a non-political, non-religious organisation, which provides support and services to international charities, non-profits and governmental agencies, through the supply of funding, capacity building, resources and knowledge and equipment in the critical fields of environmental research, conservation, education and community development.
The Trust plays a key part in GVI’s operations, building upon the work of other funding sources. Formed in 2005 to provide disaster relief to communities in Guatemala following the devastation caused by Hurricane Stan we have grown to support projects in over 20 countries.
“From critical global initiatives to grassroots community issues, we empower people to take action through education, cross cultural communication and life changing experiences. We instill ownership through trust, respect and mutual understanding. We believe that fun, friendship and happiness are our most valuable tools to build a cohesive international family.”
In determining our achievements, GVI has 3 clear objectives:
Awareness: To increase cultural understanding and awareness of global issues within our alumni, be they donors, fundraisers or local community members we work with
Impact: To make long term, sustainable contributions towards key global and local issues
Empowerment: To equip our alumni with the knowledge and ability to further contribute towards key global and local issues.
The key issues line up closely with the issues identified by international conservation and community development groups. Each one of our operational hubs around the world focuses upon the key global issues considered to be local priorities and as requested by our local partners and communities.
- Hunger and Poverty
- Primary Education
- Maternal Health
- Gender Equality
- Child Health
- Environmental Sustainability
- Major Disease Awareness
- Global Partnerships