Charitable Partners

Goal: Interested in supporting community development? Your wedding donations to this fund will be distributed by I Do Foundation to organizations that are building communities, in the United States and abroad, that provide their residents with the economic opportunity to support themselves and live stable, healthy lives.

Oxfam America
Mission Statement: Oxfam America is a global organization working to right the wrongs of poverty, hunger, and injustice. We save lives, develop long-term solutions to poverty, and campaign for social change. As one of 17 members of the international Oxfam confederation, we work with people in more than 90 countries to create lasting solutions.

ACCION International
Mission Statement: Our Mission
Accion is a private, nonprofit organization with the mission of giving people the financial tools they need to improve their lives.
Our Vision
Accion's vision is to build a financially inclusive world with access to economic opportunity for all.
Our Belief
We believe in a financially inclusive world-one in which every individual can seize the opportunity to access a full range of high-quality, affordable financial services. Through access, each person we serve can capitalize on his or her own capability and drive to achieve real economic gains-and build brighter futures for themselves and their families.

Enterprise Community Partners
Mission Statement: Our mission is to create opportunity for low- and moderate income people through affordable housing in diverse, thriving communities.

For more than 30 years, Enterprise has introduced solutions through public-private partnerships with financial institutions, governments, community organizations and other partners that share our vision that one day, every person will have an affordable home in a vibrant community, filled with promise and the opportunity for a good life.

TechnoServe
Mission Statement: We work with enterprising people in the developing world to build competitive farms, businesses and industries.

The Empowerment Group
Mission Statement: The Empowerment Group accelerates economic growth in distressed urban communities.

Habitat for Humanity International
Mission Statement: Habitat for Humanity believes that every man, woman and child should have a decent, safe and affordable place to live. We build and repair houses all over the world using volunteer labor and donations. Our partner families purchase these houses through no-profit, no-interest mortgage loans or innovative financing methods. As a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian ministry that builds with people in need regardless of race or religion, we welcome volunteers and supporters from all backgrounds.

International Rescue Committee
Mission Statement: The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world's worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. At work in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities to restore safety, dignity and hope, the IRC leads the way from harm to home.

Hands On Network
Mission Statement: We are a growing Network of local nonprofit organizations that act as civic action centers helping people "be the change" in their communities through effective volunteer action. The Hands On approach inspires volunteers, creates leaders, and changes lives.

Heifer Project International
Mission Statement: Heifer International's mission is to end hunger and poverty and to care for the Earth using gifts of livestock, seeds, trees and training in sustainable agriculture community development projects to help millions of people become self-reliant. Since 1944, Heifer has helped transform the lives of more than 18.5 million families (94.5 million people) by giving them gifts of cows, goats and other livestock. Along with the animals, families receive training in animal care and conservation for environmentally sound agricultural development. There is also training in community development, gender equity, sharing and caring, strategic planning and other subjects as needed, including literacy. The process takes several years and is not declared successful until the community shows sustained improvement in nutrition, income and self-reliance. Each family that receives an animal agrees to Pass on the Gift by sharing the first-born female offspring of their animal with another family in need, so each gift of livestock starts a chain of self- reliance that spreads throughout entire communities.

First Nations Development Institute
Mission Statement: Through a three-pronged strategy of education, advocacy, and capitalization, First Nations Development Institute is working to restore Native control and culturally-compatible stewardship of the assets they own - be they land, human potential, cultural heritage, or natural resources - and to establish new assets for ensuring the long-term vitality of Native communities.

One Acre Fund
Mission Statement: One Acre Fund supplies smallholder farmers with the tools and financing they need to grow their way out of hunger and poverty.

Instead of giving handouts, we invest in farmers to generate a permanent gain in farm income. We provide a complete service bundle of seeds and fertilizer, financing, training, and market facilitation-and we deliver these services within walking distance of the 180,000 rural farmers we serve. We measure success in our ability to make farmers more prosperous and we always put Farmers First.

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I Do Foundation Community Development Fund
Mission Statement: Interested in supporting community development? Your wedding donations to this fund will be distributed by I Do Foundation to organizations that are building communities, in the United States and abroad, that provide their residents with the economic opportunity to support themselves and live stable, healthy lives.

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