We uplift communities communities across the globe by investing time and resources into people and places that foster meaningful bonds and help people thrive.
Whether it is finding solutions to address the immediate care of communities in need, or the long-term well-being of a region, we remain responsive to these needs locally and globally. This year, we have supported communities facing humanitarian crises, created space for refugees seeking connection, and have been inspired by women and girls forging their own pathways towards a brighter future.
The Welcome Project
With a belief in the power of connection and a goal of uplifting communities, we launched The Welcome Project in 2023. The Welcome Project supports women-led programming for recently resettled Afghan women to help build more inclusive and connected communities. Currently, there are 11 active Welcome Projects across the U.S. designed to foster a sense of belonging through activities including sewing, art, hiking, swimming, photography, storytelling, and cooking.
Through The Welcome Project:
have developed a meaningful relationship or friendship
have increased their sense of social connection and decreased feelings of loneliness
feel their culture and lifestyle have been welcomed and treated with respect