What We Do

Pangea Giving is a giving circle whose purpose is to give its members and supporters direct, thoughtful and effective ways to support grassroots organizations in developing countries to improve the quality of life in their community.

  • We make grants in places where there are high levels of poverty and vulnerability to human rights abuses;
  • We believe that lasting change is built from theĀ ground up;
  • Our grants support the self-defined needs of local communities, and build the capacity of community organizations and leadership to meet those needs.


The Pangea model gives its members a unique opportunity to be involved directly in every aspect of the grantmaking process, from targeting regions and establishing criteria, to the direct monitoring of needs and progress through personal site visits. We believe that our own continuous learning and reflection, as well as establishing trusting, transparent and supportive relationships with our community partners, is essential to meeting our goals.

In addition to financing, we look for additional ways to provide support by sharing our knowledge, skills and connections to help our community partnersā€™ to develop new resources.

Through our relationships with our partners, we promote greater access in partner communities to food, nutrition, education, health and opportunities for economic development

Below is our Theory of Change map. Theory of Change (ToC) is a specific type of methodology for planning, participation, and evaluation that is used in the philanthropy and not for profit sectors to promote social change. Theory of Change defines long-term goals and then maps backward to identify necessary preconditions.

Final10Theory of Change map

See also:
Mission & Values
Pangea Giving 2016 Annual Report