Our Partners Are Leaders

CARE is proud to partner with some of the most successful and visible corporations in the United States and around the world. Our partnerships are built to be dynamic and flexible and achieve results for both CARE and our partners.

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Corporations Working with CARE


CARE's corporate partners demonstrate their commitment to finding victories over poverty through their generous support of CARE. Through annual contributions of funds or services, CARE's corporate partners help bring hope and opportunity to families and communities around the world. CARE is grateful for their support.

 

Featured Partners

Cargill

CARE and Cargill - an international producer and marketer of food, agricultural, financial and industrial products and services - have been working together for 25 years to combat poverty and long-term hunger among some of the world's most vulnerable communities. In 2013 we concluded our five-year Rural Development Initiative, which reached more than 100,000 men, women and children in rural communities in Brazil, Cote d'Ivoire, Egypt, Ghana, Guatemala, Honduras, India and Nicaragua with nutritional, educational and economic opportunities. The initiative helped more than 42,000 children complete primary school, improved the health and nutrition of 30,000 children, trained 6,000 school teachers, and provided training and technical assistance to nearly 35,000 farmers. The work continues under a new phase of partnership through 2016 that will focus on food security and improving livelihoods. To learn more about Cargill's global philanthropy visit www.cargill.com.

 

H&M Conscious Foundation

Through a three-year global partnership announced in February 2014, CARE and the H&M Conscious Foundation will focus on strengthening women to ensure their full participation in all walks of life.

H&M Conscious Foundation will support CARE programs to provide more than 100,000 women in developing countries where CARE works with access to tools, knowledge, skills training and/or seed capital to start up or expand their businesses. They will be trained according to their needs, expertise, general business development skills and financial literacy. In addition, between November 13 and December 31, 2014, H&M stores will sell special holiday gift labels to benefit an additional CARE project in Ethiopia.

At the conclusion of the partnership, CARE and H&M Conscious Foundation will issue a global report advocating for policy changes needed to ensure more women reach their full potential and exercise their rights. This report will be offered to key policy makers and influencers on women’s rights and empowerment.

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GENERAL MILLS

Since 2007, General Mills and CARE have worked to address underlying causes of poverty in Africa. Together with local communities in Malawi, we have supported agriculture and livelihood development and promoted better nutrition. These efforts have positively impacted the lives of thousands of women and families.

In 2009, General Mills and CARE launched Join My Village – an innovative online consumer engagement initiative that connects people around the world with women and girls in Malawi. Through online actions, web users can unlock money to support girls' education and women's microsavings programs in the rural Kasungu area of Malawi. In 2011, Merck & Co. joined General Mills as a partner of Join My Village and together they have expanded the program to include India. Join us in supporting women and girls in Malawi and India at www.JoinMyVillage.com.

Recently CARE and General Mills expanded the partnership to address the sustainability of key ingredients in General Mills’ products. In Madagascar, we are supporting the food security and livelihoods of smallholder farmers who produce vanilla for Haagen Dazs ice cream. This work is being done alongside technical assistance provided by Haagen Dazs supplier Virginia Dare. Similar work is being planned with artichoke producers in Peru in partnership with the Green Giant brand.

To learn more about General Mills' global philanthropy visit www.generalmills.com.

Merck

In India, Merck (known as MSD outside the United States and Canada) has teamed with CARE to develop a package of essential developmental tools and guides to enhance our Early Childhood Development program benefiting vulnerable children and their caregivers. Merck has also joined General Mills to launch the Join My Village online initiative in India to support Join My Village’s first program in Malawi. Join My Village, www.joinmyvillage.com, provides educational, maternal health and income generating opportunities for poor communities. In the past, Merck has also supported CARE’s HIV/AIDs programs in Rwanda and Mozambique. To learn more about Merck and the Merck Company Foundation, please visit www.merck.com.

Nike Foundation

The Nike Foundation is a major supporter of CARE's programmatic work with adolescent girls in Burundi and Ethiopia. Through our engagement in Burundi, CARE has reached over 12,000 marginalized, urban and peri-urban girls with the Ishaka (Courage for the Future) project, which empowers girls economically and socially through VSLAs (Village Savings and Loan Associations), small business development, reproductive health and rights interventions. In Ethiopia, we are reaching 5,000 girls subject to early marriage through the TESFA project (Towards Improved Economic and Sexual/Reproductive Outcomes for Adolescent Girls), an innovative, three-year development and research project in Ethiopia's South Gondar zone. Learn more about the Nike Foundation's commitment to girls at www.nikefoundation.org.

Procter & Gamble

Procter & Gamble (P&G) is an avid supporter of CARE's water programming and global emergency response activities through their not-for-profit, P&G Children's Safe Drinking Water Program, which has allowed CARE to compliment our best programming with the use of P&G water purification packets to reach drought affected areas of Ethiopia, sustain therapeutic feeding, maintain safe water and hygiene in schools and health clinics in Kenya, prevent the mother-to-child transmission of HIV/AIDS, and respond with safe water supplies during emergencies. Learn more about P&G's Children's Safe Drinking Water Program at www.csdw.org.

UPS

Since 1995, UPS has focused its primary contribution of financial and professional expertise to the area of emergency preparedness and response along with supply chain management. CARE's Emergency Transportation Shipping Fund is sustained by UPS and enables CARE to prepare and respond effectively to emergencies. In addition, in 2013 UPS committed at the highest sponsorship level for CARE’s 20th anniversary celebrations in Atlanta, prompting other big corporate donors to follow their example.

Walmart

Since 2009, CARE and Walmart have developed a robust, multi-faceted relationship that touches on many of the elements that CARE believes critical for long-term partnership success. Walmart’s $5 million in direct philanthropic support is going toward supporting a number of CARE’s programs geared toward the economic empowerment of women. These include factory-based workforce empowerment in Bangladesh along with technical skills training in cashew processing in India and value chain production of vegetables in Peru. Walmart has also supported CARE’s emergency relief efforts in India and Brazil and blanket distribution in Haiti, following the earthquake in 2010. In addition, Walmart has facilitated CARE’s involvement as a member of the Advisory Council for the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety and recommended CARE for a Board position on The Sustainability Consortium, giving us an opportunity to influence the adoption of social sustainability metrics by hundreds of companies.

Key Partners

Abbott

Since 2005 Abbott has been a trusted partner to CARE, providing critical aid to survivors of the world's most devastating crises, including the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, the 2011 famine in the Horn of Africa and the 2011 floods in Thailand. Abbott and CARE have also partnered to avert disaster with funding for a community-based Avian Flu surveillance and prevention program in Vietnam. With Abbott's support, hundreds of farming families have been trained to recognize the deadly disease and take steps to prevent its spread. Most recently, Abbott is supporting CARE's efforts to expand social enterprise strategies of poverty alleviation with a planning grant to create new program designs around health in India.

In addition, for six years running, Abbott has sponsored CARE's National Conference & Celebration, which provides critical flexible funding to support CARE's work where it is needed the most. Learn more about Abbott's global citizenship efforts at www.abbott.com.

Amway

Amway

CARE and Amway have embarked on a strategic partnership based on the shared goals of helping people live better lives and finding sustainable solutions to childhood malnutrition. The partnership strives to expand the use of Amway’s Nutrilite Little Bits (NLB) micronutrient product in robust infant and young child feeding programs. CARE is providing management support in programming, monitoring and evaluation, as well as leveraging our fundraising and communications systems to create a sustainable funding stream. Our vision is that with adequate nourishment in the earliest years of life, thousands of children will have the opportunity to grow, learn, become productive adults, and break the cycle of poverty. Visit www.powerof5.nutrilite.com to learn more.

CISCO SYSTEMS, INC.

Cisco has been a generous partner to CARE for many years. Cisco Systems has helped CARE increase our understanding of and capacity to use technology for development and operations, including generous equipment donations. Learn more about Cisco’s Corporate Social Responsibility work at csr.cisco.com.

THE COCA-COLA COMPANY

CARE and The Coca-Cola Company have been partners for more than three decades as investors in a better world. The Coca-Cola Foundation has supported CARE's emergency response activities and has sponsored key events such as CARE's 65th Anniversary Celebration in Washington, D.C. Presently, The Coca-Cola Company and CARE are working hand in hand to create significant, effective and sustainable solutions to address global water and sanitation concerns in more than 10 countries in Africa and Latin America.

The Coca-Cola Company and USAID expanded their joint commitment to CARE via the Water and Development Alliance (WADA) to bring safe water to communities in Mozambique in addition to the already existing projects in Morocco and Tanzania. The Coca-Cola Africa Foundation has expanded its commitment to CARE through the Replenish Africa Initiative (RAIN), supporting water and sanitation programming in Egypt, Democratic Republic of Congo and Zimbabwe. Finally, CARE is a member of the Mi Escuela Saludable (My Healthy School) partnership in Central America, which has been funded by The Coca-Cola Company and the Inter-American Development Bank.

COVANCE INC.

CARE and Covance Inc., a leader in drug development and marketing, have been working together since 2005. Currently CARE and the Covance Charitable Foundation are partnering to improve maternal and infant health for communities in Nepal’s Western Region through a three-year project. With the support of Covance employees worldwide, communities within the two districts will also be benefiting by having additional projects implemented that range from newly constructed or renovated birthing center facilities to the training of midwives to become Skilled Birthing Attendants. Previously, the Covance Charitable Foundation had partnered with CARE in Rwanda to pilot community-based day-care centers and home-based Early Childhood Development programs for orphans and vulnerable children in five communities. With the support of Covance employees, the communities also benefited by having more than fifty homes renovated or completely rebuilt. To learn more about Covance Inc. and the Covance Charitable Foundation, please visit www.covance.com.

Credit Suisse

CARE is a partner with Credit Suisse in their signature Global Education Initiative, which supports selected international development organizations to improve the education opportunities for thousands of school-age children and young people worldwide through locally relevant programs. In Peru, Credit Suisse supports CARE's bilingual intercultural education in the Andes and, in Tanzania, the company supports girls access to quality education among pastoralist communities. Together we are reaching 7,000 students and the teachers who shape their learning. Without support from Credit Suisse, these children would not have the opportunity to attend school or learn basic skills like reading or writing. For information on Credit Suisse, please visit www.credit-suisse.com.

Delta

Delta has been in partnership with CARE since 1988. Through Delta’s SkyWish program, customers are able to allocate their frequent flyer miles to CARE without a transfer fee. The donated miles help CARE further its mission in two important ways: enabling CARE to reach people in other countries and allowing CARE to channel even more resources directly into projects that empower women worldwide. For more information about Delta’s support of CARE or to participate in the SkyWish program, go to www.delta.com/skywish.

GAP INC.

Gap Inc. is a key supporter of CARE's Factory Health Education Project in Cambodia, which improves access to clinical services for garment factory workers and promotes education, awareness and prevention of HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases. In 2004, Gap Inc. doubled its contribution to the Cambodia program and newly funded CARE's Private Sector Coalition Against HIV/AIDS in Lesotho.

Google

In November 2013, Typhoon Haiyan damaged an estimated 1.1 million homes and leveled health centers, schools, crops and businesses. More than 5,900 people lost their lives and an additional 27,022 people were injured. Google’s financial support of CARE’s humanitarian response to Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines has been tremendous, and will help CARE meet its goal of reaching more than 250,000 victims with immediate food and shelter assistance and providing those impacted with essential long-term livelihoods recovery.

Intel

Intel's technology-based solutions provide an innovative way to work toward improved education, teacher training, student performance and social skills. With Intel’s generous support, CARE has brought Intel classmate PCs to children and teachers in India and Egypt. Intel also has provided training support through the Intel Education Service Corps, by sending teams of Intel employee volunteers to train teachers and students. Learn more about Intel's commitment to education.

INTERCONTINENTAL HOTELS GROUP

IHG is CARE’s first and only strategic partner in the lodging sector. They commit $25,000 every year to CARE’s Shelter Team, which enables us to pursue unique shelter-related activities. In addition, IHG’s immediate Emergency Support allows CARE to quickly respond to pressing needs such as shelter, water and food. Through our partnership with IHG, CARE receives a global discount at all IHG properties. We’ve also been able to leverage – as appropriate – IHG’s conference services for select meetings. Lodging discounts and space/catering donations allow CARE to allocate limited resources to other priorities. In 2014, CARE and the IHG Risk Management and Corporate Responsibility teams will meet to discuss our approaches to emergencies and shared lessons.

Johnson & Johnson

Johnson & Johnson and CARE are partnering to provide water, sanitation and hygiene services and environmental opportunities that will directly improve the health of students attending primary schools in Ethiopia’s South Gondar zone. They are also supporting a grant in Malawi to increase the effectiveness of HIV/AIDS programming to ultra-poor women by integrating economic strengthening with HIV prevention work. To learn more about Johnson & Johnson, please visit www.jnj.com.

The Kellogg Company

CARE and The Kellogg Company share a commitment to empowering women and girls and supporting smallholder farmers. In the Philippines in late 2013, many smallholder farmers were devastated by Typhoon Haiyan. In response, Kellogg Company's charitable arm, Kellogg's Corporate Citizenship Fund, contributed $100,000 in cash to CARE to assist with immediate food needs and long-term recovery efforts. Having completed our initial response phase, CARE is now supporting poor smallholder farmers in rice, vegetables and aquaculture, and helping others with livelihood generating activities, as communities move toward recovery.

THE LI & FUNG (1906) FOUNDATION

In 2011, CARE began a three-year partnership with Talbots and the Li & Fung (1906) Foundation to implement a workforce empowerment program in Jordan. The program empowers Jordanian women to successfully enter and remain in the Jordanian garment sector; improves relationships between local employers and the local labor force; and improves the economic standing of local women and their families, by enhancing access to employment options.

Microsoft

CARE is grateful for Microsoft’s generous in-kind support of the evolution to CARE Global and technology harmonization. This gift puts all CARE employees on a level playing field and dramatically improves our ability to communicate globally.

Mondelez International

The Mondelēz International Foundation and its predecessor the Kraft Foods Foundation have partnered with CARE for over eight years to create new opportunities for cocoa farmers in Brazil and West Africa. The partnership not only supports the development of an important commodity for Mondelēz International, but also provides opportunities for rural families to lift themselves – and their communities – out of poverty.

PUREDKNY

CARE and pureDKNY first partnered in 2010 to increase social and economic opportunity for Ugandan vanilla farmers, 60% of whom are women. A drop of vanilla from crops grown in Uganda is the signature ingredient in the first pureDKNY fragrance. By having this signature ingredient sourced from Africa and through the partnership with CARE, pureDKNY supports local communities as well as enables smallholder farmers to participate in Village Savings and Loan Associations (VSLA), CARE's savings-led microfinance program. The second fragrance of the pureDKNY line contains a drop of verbena and pureDKNY is supporting Access Africa, CARE's multi-country initiative in Africa around microfinance. This support is providing resources to help even more women escape poverty. Visit www.pureDKNY.com to learn more.

STARBUCKS COFFEE COMPANY

Starbucks Coffee Company has been a generous supporter of CARE's work for over 20 years. The company has supported our programs in health, economic development, education, environment, water, civil society and emergency response. Starbuck's most recent initiative has been in support of CARE's Mothers Matter maternal health programs in coffee growing countries through the Every Mother Counts CD promotion, in partnership with Christy Turlington Burns. Funds donated by Starbucks through the sale of each CD are being used to strengthen maternal health programs in the Andean Region, expand reproductive health and family planning programming in Rwanda, initiate new integrated programming in Ethiopia in response to the famine, and support programming for adolescent girls to prevent early pregnancy and decrease the risk of maternal death in Malawi.

STEMCOR

Stemcor, an international distributor of steel and raw materials and provider of marketing, financial and logistical services to the steel industry, has been a partner with CARE for seven years in supporting girls' education in India. With support from Stemcor, CARE India is pioneering educational efforts that provide intensive schooling for disadvantaged girls and girls from marginalized communities. Most recently, Stemcor is supporting a three-year initiative that aims to increase the number of girls completing primary school in marginalized communities in Odisha, India by ensuring equal access to schools and quality education, promoting girls' leadership and extending health education among them, and advocating for and protecting the rights of girls. To learn more about Stemcor, please visit www.stemcor.com.

THE TALBOTS, INC.

In 2011, CARE began a three-year partnership with Talbots and the Li & Fung (1906) Foundation to implement a workforce empowerment program in Jordan. The program empowers Jordanian women to successfully enter and remain in the Jordanian garment sector; improves relationships between local employers and the local labor force; and improves the economic standing of local women and their families, by enhancing access to employment options.

TEAVANA

Teavana® is working to improve the lives of those who live in tea producing areas around the world by partnering with CARE through Teavana's EquaTrade program. In collaboration with CARE, Teavana donates 1% of annual net profits from all of its teas to benefit people in Sri Lanka and India by improving educational opportunities, creating improved access to safe water and greater economic opportunity. Learn more and take action at www.teavana.com.

Visa

Visa and CARE are partnering in several countries including Rwanda and Ghana to promote financial inclusion for women through Village Savings and Loan Associations (VSLAs). With Visa's support, CARE is training VSLA participants to save money and invest in income generating activities. The project provides opportunities for both CARE and Visa to learn about how to enable community members at the bottom of the pyramid to become active participants in the formal financial system and develop entrepreneurial skills.

Learn more about Visa’s Corporate Social Responsibility work here. Additionally by viewing Beyond Bricks and Mortar – Ghana (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ks6OBrgxVS0): In 2013, CARE and Fidelity Bank Ghana launched a partnership to enable CARE savings groups (known as Village Savings & Loan Associations or VSLAs) to be able to open and operate a Fidelity Bank Smart Account without visiting a physical bank branch. Fidelity Smart Accounts, the flagship product of Fidelity Bank's Agency Banking, allow CARE VSLAs to withdraw and deposit money, earn interest on savings, pay bills, transfer money and get account statements on POS terminals at Fidelity Smart Agents or via the Fidelity Smart Mobile Wallet using mobile phones on the MTN mobile phone network. Under this partnership, the mobile money wallets of Fidelity and MTN have been integrated, hence, VSLA members can transfer money from their Fidelity Smart Account to their MTN Mobile Money and vice versa, which will give them access to over 7000 agents nationwide.

Additional Corporate Partners

  • 3M Foundation
  • 7-Eleven
  • AgCo
  • Arby's Foundation
  • Baxter International
  • Boston Consulting Group
  • The Capital Group Companies Charitable Foundation
  • CHS Foundations
  • CIBC World Markets Corp.
  • Cognizant
  • Corn Products International
  • Duke Energy
  • Eli Lilly and Company
  • Exelon Corporation
  • Firmenich
  • Ford Motor Company
  • Google
  • Haley & Aldrich, Inc.
  • Hess Corporation
  • Hewlett-Packard
  • Hilton
  • HSBC
  • Ipswitch, Inc.
  • Kellogg Corporate Citizenship Fund
  • Levi Strauss Foundation
  • Lois Hill
  • Motorola Mobility
  • Nike Inc.
  • Northern Trust
  • Pfizer Inc.
  • Pulseworks
  • Societe General
  • SunTrust
  • Tower Research Capital
  • Troutman Sanders LLP
  • Wells Fargo
  • Western Union
  • WNBA