The Global Hunger Project

The Hunger Project is a global non-profit organization committed to sustainably alleviating world hunger. In poor, remote regions Africa, Asia and Latin America, The Hunger Project empowers people – especially women – to meet their own basic needs and build better futures for their families. We carry out this mission by mobilizing village clusters at the grassroots, empowering women as catalysts of change, and forging effective partnerships with local government.

The Global Hunger Project
5 Union Square West
New York, NY 10003
United States
(212) 251-9100
http://www.thp.org

President and CEO

Mary Ellen McNish

Management Team

Mary Ellen McNish, Lena Ariola, Maria Scharin, John Coonrod, Supriya Banavalikar, Idrissa Dicko

Board of Directors

Mary Ellen McNish, Peter Bourne, Joaquim Chissano, Mohini Giri, Carl-Diedric Hamilton, joan Holmes, George Mathew, Queen Noor of Jordan, Javier Perez de Cuellar, Amartya Sen, Steven Sherwood, Sheree Stomberg, Speciosa Wandira, George Weiss, M.S. Swaminathan, Lena Ariola, Maria Scharin, John Coonrod, Supriya Banavalikar, Idrissa Dicko

Mission

The Hunger Project is a global non-profit organization committed to sustainably alleviating world hunger. In poor, remote regions Africa, Asia and Latin America, The Hunger Project empowers people – especially women – to meet their own basic needs and build better futures for their families. We carry out this mission by mobilizing village clusters at the grassroots, empowering women as catalysts of change, and forging effective partnerships with local government.

Programs

In Africa, The Hunger Project implements its programs through “epicenters”: community centers located in clusters of remote villages, where local people gather to develop programs that meet basic needs. After several phases over a five-year period, an epicenter community is able to independently fund its own activities through revenues from small businesses. Epicenter communities focus on a range of issues such as family income, water, sanitation, health, education, nutrition and food security.

Statistics on The Global Hunger Project

Financial Statistics

  • Annual Budget for 2008: $16,887,000
  • Maximum Annual Budget: $16,887,000
  • Other funding sources: Funding sources include The Ford Foundation, the United Nations, the City of Zurich, and Rotary International, as well as a strong base of individual donors and a committed board of directors.
  • Religious Affiliation: none.