Meet our Global Recovery Fund grantee partners

The CDP Global Recovery Fund provides support to organizations worldwide that are addressing urgent needs and systemic issues that hinder the equitable recovery of marginalized and underserved communities.

Mervat stands next to her mobile mini market, beaming with the pride of a business owner. (Photo credit: Mercy Corps)

Grants in support of Cyclone Idai recovery

Concern Worldwide received $100,000 to restore agricultural livelihoods and support immediate gains in food security among flood-affected communities in southern Malawi. This will be accomplished by rebuilding agricultural productivity through improved irrigation, provision of quality seeds and inputs, and training in improved farming practices for increased yields in hard hit southern Malawi.

Health Alliance International (HAI) was awarded $150,000 to repair and restock health facilities with medical equipment and durable supplies that have been identified and prioritized by the Provincial Health Directorates of Sofala and Manica provinces in Mozambique. They will also focus on the unmet needs for building stronger provincial-level epidemiological surveillance capacity in order to respond to disease outbreak following natural or epidemiological disasters.

Grants in response to the Yemen Humanitarian Crisis

Doctors without Borders (MSF) received $250,000 to provide maternal and pediatric healthcare and operational support of surgical facilities that focus on war surgery and emergency obstetric care. MSF programs focus on the hardest hit areas of Yemen, especially those in or near conflict zones. MSF teams work in 12 hospitals and health centers across the country and provide support to an additional 20 health facilities in 12 governorates: Abyan, Aden, Amran, Hajjah, Hodeidah, Ibb, Lahj, Saada, Sana’a, Shabwah, Taiz and Marib. There is $50,000 designated for working with Health Ministries to enhance and strengthen infection prevention and control (IPC) measures related to the COVID-19 pandemic response.

Mercy Corps was awarded $249,935 to increase market activity in the Taiz governorate of Yemen by strengthening small and micro enterprises through access to financial services, including grants and loans, as well as in-person business training and mentorship. This program also supports local communities with increased access to functional market systems that create competitive options when purchasing goods and services and more accessibility within their localities.

Grants in response to the Venezuelan Humanitarian and Refugee Crisis

Oxfam (Colombia) received $200,000 to strengthen protection mechanisms through training on sexual and reproductive rights, provision of hygiene kits and renovation of school facilities with the Wayuu indigenous host community in Colombia, as well as with the returnee population. The Protection Project will support women and girls in 15 indigenous communities; Oxfam’s local partner, Fuerza de Mujeres Wayuu, will participate in the workshop implementation, information dissemination, kit delivery and rural school renovations to ensure migrant children have access to education.

Doctors without Borders (MSF) was awarded $200,000 for a comprehensive health program that will 1.) work with the government of Venezuela on health preparedness activities and planning, 2.) rehabilitate and support 17 health facilities and 3.) provide mental health outreach and services to victims of violence in urban slums. Of this amount, $50,000 is designated for working with Health Ministries to enhance and strengthen infection prevention and control (IPC) measures related to the COVID-19 pandemic response.

Wayuu Taya Foundation received $100,000 for their Recovery & Rebuild Program that leverages support from several international organizations to improve access to food, health care, water and sanitation, and livelihoods for the most vulnerable communities in the indigenous region along the northern Venezuelan-Colombian border. The Recovery & Rebuild program will immediately address the food insecurity and hunger issues that have persisted since the initial political crisis. This will also increase its capacity to address the pandemic, ensuring that communities remain in their place of origin, while also providing food, water, medicine, information and support.

Grants in response to the Australian Bushfires

The first disbursement of dollars in response to the bushfires in Australia was made possible through generous grant funding from, which supports affected communities through nonprofits on the frontlines with grants to ensure resources reach those who need them the most. This funding went to:

Australian Red Cross Society was awarded $336,000 to support on-the-ground disaster services, immediate bushfire support, grants to individuals affected by the bushfires and a three-year bushfire recovery program. Support includes: 1) deployment of emergency teams to support evacuations, relief centers and training, 2) bereavement payments to next of kin for people who died in the fires and 3) emergency grants for people whose homes were destroyed.

Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal (FRRR) received $500,000 to support community-initiated and community-led projects that support the medium- to long-term recovery of bushfire-affected communities across rural, regional and remote Australia. FRRR fills an unmet need by providing small, targeted grants to grassroot nonprofit organizations that play a vital role in supporting community recovery. Making these grants available over three years provides important financial support communities continue to recover.

World Wildlife Fund was awarded $1.19 million to support the Indigenous People’s Program and the Habitat Restoration Program. The grant focuses on environmental stewardship. It will help fund on-the-ground partnerships, collaboration and advocacy around land management, environmental restoration and fire mitigation based on Indigenous knowledge, and science-based solutions to wildlife and ecological recovery.

Grants in response to the Afghanistan Humanitarian Crisis

Save the Children received $250,000 in 2022 to provide Afghan and host community children in Baluchistan Province, Pakistan, with early childhood social-emotional learning skills to mitigate the impact of trauma caused by forced migration. This pilot project will use Sesame Workshop content and resources – a play-based approach – and the reach of TKF (a local Afghan nongovernmental organization) to improve children’s social-emotional well-being. Doing so will help them to learn to their fullest potential while also supporting teachers, families and communities to provide an enabling, nurturing and stable environment for whole child growth and development.

Concern Worldwide was awarded $100,000 in 2022 to help build the resiliency of Afghan communities in disaster-prone rural areas of Takhar province in the northeast region of Afghanistan. The project aims to help residents withstand the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and recover from the economic impacts of COVID-19 by increasing access to water back to pre-pandemic levels. The project will ensure that irrigation water access is restored for 200,000 people by desilting the largest canal in the province, benefitting farmers and livelihoods, and by building 30 rainwater catchment ponds for the most vulnerable families in two villages.

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