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Crucial Connections: Partner with Heifer to End Hunger
At Heifer, we can't imagine working without our partners, which include faith communities, corporations and countless civic clubs, youth groups and neighborhood associations.
From a Peruvian grassroots group to a New York boardroom; from an Irish nonprofit to an Illinois congregation – it's only with the help of our diverse array of supporters that we're able to pursue our collective vision of a world without hunger and poverty.
Because at Heifer, we know the only real way you can make a difference – the only real way you can touch a life – is by actively collaborating together.
Learn more about Heifer's many diverse partnership opportunities:
Grassroots organizations that partner with Heifer share a common understanding that human dignity is enhanced when communities receive resources and training and promise to pass on these gifts to other communities in need.
So, if you belong to a
To learn how your group can join our mission to end hunger and poverty and care for the earth, call our Donor Services Department at (800) 422-0474 or contact us via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Support Heifer Through Business Partnerships
Heifer's mission cannot be accomplished as well alone as through collaboration, alliance and support of like-minded, well-respected businesses. Unlike a sponsorship or a donation, our mutually-beneficial marketing partnerships are designed to support business-building objectives and demonstrate corporate social responsibility, while Heifer gains increased awareness and funding.
There are three ways you can get involved and support Heifer's Business Partnerships:
Through its governance structure and consistent with its Faith Heritage Statement, the Board of Directors of Heifer International has recognized eight faith-based groups as Covenant Agencies of the organization. These Covenant Agencies (a) subscribe to the purpose and objectives of the organization; (b) support and promote the programs of Heifer; and (c) participate in and financially support the organization's programs.
On a rotating basis, five of these eight Covenant Agency denominations hold a Heifer International board of director position.
Heifer Covenant Agency Members:
Church of the Brethren has a deep connection to Heifer International. Heifer's Faith Heritage Statement acknowledges Heifer founder Dan West, a Church of the Brethren relief worker, whose vision of a worldwide program to end hunger and poverty was born of his Christian faith but who understood that to serve God, we serve all our brothers and sisters. The Church of the Brethren holds a permanent seat on Heifer's Board of Directors.
The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is the humanitarian relief and development arm of the United Methodist Church. UMCOR works to end hunger and poverty around the world through awareness, advocacy and action. UMCOR specializes in solutions that help people become self-reliant. Specific global development programs address issues of sustainable agriculture, Fair Trade, nutrition, food sovereignty, hunger, poverty and others.
Wider Church Ministries is one of four covenanted Ministries in the United Church of Christ. Wider Church Ministries supports congregations in developing relationships with a wider church that is global, multiracial, multicultural, open, affirming and accessible to all. Heifer International is supported through its One Great Hour of Sharing, the refugee, relief and development offering of the UCC which transforms lives through health, education, agricultural, and emergency relief initiatives in 138 countries.
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) supports Heifer through its Week of Compassion – the relief, refugee and development mission fund of the Christian Church in the United States and Canada. The Week of Compassion seeks to alleviate suffering through disaster response, humanitarian aid, sustainable development and the promotion of mission opportunities.
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) through its missionaries, companion churches and partner agencies, works every day to proclaim the love of God and make the world a better place to live across the globe. Through relief, development, education and advocacy, ELCA works to support people who live with chronic hunger and poverty around the corner and around the world.
Presbyterian Hunger Program (PHP) is a ministry of the Presbyterian Church (USA) working with congregations and partners around the globe to alleviate hunger and eliminate its causes. PHP works in partnership with programs that address hunger and its causes in the US and around the world in five programs areas including direct food relief, development assistance, influencing public policy, life-style integrity and education and interpretation.
National Catholic Rural Life Conference (NCRLC)'s mission is to apply the teachings of Jesus Christ for the social, economic, and spiritual development of rural America with responsibility for the care of God's creation. By providing spiritual, educational and advocacy assistance, NCRLC helps rural people shape their futures and lead lives of dignity. The NCRLC believes that we can all fight hunger by making smarter investments in sustainable agriculture and that we must do more to enable poor communities to access the resources they need to grow and secure their own food.
Episcopal Relief and Development (ERD) works in partnership with the worldwide Anglican Church, ecumenical agencies, and local organizations to saves lives and strengthen communities around the world. ERD alleviates hunger, ensuring that people have enough nutritious food that is available and affordable by offering seeds, tools and training to improve crops, add nutritional value and increase total food production; by giving families and communities healthy animals to provide an ongoing source of nutrition; by teaching environmentally sound farming practices that sustain the productivity of the land, and by providing food to those experiencing chronic food shortages.
Looking for a unique way to get your school or classroom involved with making a difference in the world? Check out Heifer's education resources. Our school curriculum includes lesson plans, reading programs, and fun classroom activities to get your students excited about helping others.
Heifer has worked from the very beginning with faith communities following all spiritual paths – regardless of race, creed, or national origin.
Contact the Heifer's Regional Office near you to learn how your group can join our mission to end hunger and poverty and care for the earth.
Fundraising Ideas for Faith Communities
Church education curriculum for ages 3-adult. Free leader's guide includes learning sessions, world hunger facts, Bible passages and games.
Fill the Ark
A great program that families in your organization can do together. Free sample kit includes Ark "bank" and colorful daily giving calendar.
Living Gift Market
A wonderful event for Christmas or other special occasions. Offers a unique way to shop for friends and family — and fight world hunger.
Creating a Global Network to End Hunger
Heifer is grateful to these international groups, who partner with us in our mission to alleviate hunger and offer a means of self-reliance to the world's poor.
An Irish charity founded in 1991, Bothar provides cows, goats and financial support to Heifer's projects in Africa and Eastern Europe.
Send a Cow
A British charity founded in 1988, Send a Cow helps fund Heifer's projects in Africa.
Founded in 1998 to support Heifer's programs in Eastern Europe and Africa, Heifer Netherlands raises money from European foundations, companies and individuals.
Heifer Hong Kong
Formed in 2000, this group is raising funds in Asia for Heifer's projects in China.
After working with Heifer International for 40 years, Heifer Nepal registered as a country office in 1997 to begin its full-fledged operation. Heifer Nepal works among 32 districts across the country with 59 project partners to date.
Heifer South Africa
Heifer International South Africa assists families in need by providing agricultural inputs, such as livestock, crops and training, thereby increasing their access to food and income while creating sustainable communities.