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Highland Support Project

Org #45850
Vetted since 2018 Top Ranked Effective Nonprofit Site Visit Verified
1994
year founded
$94,684
raised on GlobalGiving
3
years fundraising
3
projects funded
* Amounts in US Dollars

Mission

The Highland Support Project (HSP) fosters agency and empowers indigenous communities by providing opportunities for education, community organization, supporting social entrepreneurs, and addressing health and poverty in the face of shifting political arenas and environmental changes. HSP uses a direct aid model to reduce the separation between donors and community-based representatives to help Indigenous communities stay on their land, in the community, and with their culture. Our approach is based on hope, not dependency; opportunity, not charity. We support the development of social capital and community leaders that can identify opportunities and make the most out of them for their ... read more

Project Leaders
Ben Blevins
Ben Blevins
Guadalupe Ramirez
Guadalupe Ramirez
Madison Sweitzer
Madison Sweitzer
Highland Fellow
Highland Fellow
Team
Guadalupe C Ramirez, Ben E Blevins
Organization Information
700 W Franklin
Richmond, VA 23220
United States
(804) 464-3467
Organization Information
700 W Franklin
Richmond, VA 23220
United States
(804) 464-3467

Project Reports

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Aug 3, 2021
Trees & Travel
We are excited to write to you with two encouraging updates about our work in Guatemala! First, our tree nursery & reforestation project has been thriving and growing. The program's goals are...
Jul 13, 2021
Growing Change: Updates & T-Shirts
This week has been an exciting one in fundraising for our Indigenous-woman-run reforestation project and tree nursery in Guatemala! We connected with Giovani over zoom this week and were able to see...
Jul 12, 2021
Empowerment Theory in the Highlands
Thank you again for your continued generosity to the Highland Support Project.  Although we have not been able to return to Guatemala as we typically could this summer, a wonderful positive has...
 
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