Adventist Dev & Relief Agency Intl (ADRA)

ADRA’s mission is to work with people in poverty and distress to create positive change and justness through empowering partnerships and responsible action.

ADRA is an extensive international development and relief agency in 120 countries. For decades, ADRA has been at work around the globe, helping people overcome poverty, disease, illiteracy, and suffering that results from natural and manmade disasters. Long after the camera lights have dimmed, ADRA remains at the scene of suffering, often maintaining programs for years, until real progress has been made and problems have been resolved.

Every project speaks to our key principle of development: sustainability. Rather than providing only temporary relief, ADRA works with local people and local governments to create enduring, productive solutions. We build connections that we know will last. Knowledge that will remain with the community, skills that will lead to economic improvement for the long term, and local ownership of resources and facilities.

Because we manage for result, our projects are based on direct community assessments. We work with what exists. We base our services on the needs and hopes of those we serve. We look for opportunities to make measurable, quantitative change.

Bread for the World

Bread for the World is a collective Christian voice urging our nation’s decision makers to end hunger at home and abroad.  By changing policies, programs, and conditions that allow hunger and poverty to persist, we provide help and opportunity at home and far beyond where we live.  We can end hunger in our time. But churches and charities can’t do it all. Our government must also do its part.  With the stroke of a pen, policies are made that redirect millions of dollars and affect millions of lives.  By making our voices heard in Congress, we make our nation’s laws fairer and more compassionate. We leverage big changes for people in our country and around the world who struggle with hunger.

Diaconia CRD

Diaconia CRD is the second largest nonprofit organiztion in the Czech Republic with a 110 year history.  Diaconia is based in Prague with an American office in Milwaukee, WI.  In the U.S., Diaconia ECCB is a partner of Heartland Alliance International based out of Chicago, IL. 

Diaconia is affiliated with the Evangelical Church of Czech Brethren - a congregation with strong ties to the Presbyterian Church (USA).  Diaconia's mission is to pursue justice and provide a better life for those in greatest need.  Diaconia envisions a world where all members of the global community live with dignity, equality and respect and specializes in ongoing work in Ethiopia, Syria, Jordan, Moldova, Georgia, Cambodia, Ukraine and the Phillipines. 


Organization of African Inst. Churches

The Organization of African Instituted Churches (OAIC) is an association of African Independent, Instituted or African founded Churches (AICs) founded in 1978. The International Headquarters of the OAIC is located in Nairobi Kenya. The OAIC member churches serve a followership of over 30 million people across Africa. The OAIC member churches are largely found in the informal urban settlements and the rural areas of Africa. This gives OAIC the strength in serving with churches that are located among people who are located at the economic margins of Africa. The OAIC works with member denominations and community organizations in these settings to generate the resourcefulness of the people for a better life. This underpins OAIC’s working with local communities in Africa through the theme ‘visions for a better world’ which asserts the place of the dreams and visions of common people in responding to hunger poverty and the other challenges that face Africa.

Reformed Church in America - RCA

Reformed Church in America (RCA) Global Mission is a ministry of compassion and hope. Its purpose is to work with partners to alleviate hunger and poverty and to seek justince for people around the world. RCA Global Mission aims to fulfill the biblical mandate to feed the hungry, give water to the thirsty, welcome the stranger, clothe the naked, care for the sick, and visit the imprisoned (Matthew 25:35-36).

RCA Global Mission accomplishes its mission through its partners by:

  • Providing emergency relief to disaster victims and others in need of immediate assistance.
  • Participating in rehabilitation for people who have lost their homes and jobs.
  • Encouraging development of long-term solutions to overcome the problems of hunger and poverty.
  • Seeking justice through advocacy on behalf of poor and needy people.
  • Challenging RCA members to learn more about the root causes of hunger and poverty and to give generously of their resources to help their neighbors who are poor and hungry.

One of the distinctive features of RCA Global Mission has been its work to alleviate hunger and poverty with a variety of partners who share that goal. One of the RCA Global Mission’s earliest (1946) partners is Church World Service (CWS). Today CWS remains a strong and reliable partner in emergency response, in service to refugees and displaced persons, and in social and economic development.

Other RCA Global Mission partners include World Renew, Foods Resource Bank, Bread for the World, World Vision and RCA mission personnel and partners around the world.

Seed Programs International

Seed Programs International provides vegetable seeds and related connections and expertise to partners worldwide. Seeds are a reclaimed resource from the excess of the vegetable seed trade. Seeds are used in projects ranging from crisis relief, to agricultural development, to microenterprise.

World Relief

Founded in 1944 as a Church response to the devastation in Europe at the end of the Second World War, World Relief is a faith-based international relief and development organization that serves over 5 million people each year in more than 13 countries. As the humanitarian arm of the National Association of Evangelicals, World Relief practices principles of transformational development to empower local churches in the United States and around the world so they can serve the vulnerable in their communities.

World Relief believes the Church is the most diverse social network on the planet and plays a pivotal role in standing with the sick, the financially poor, the widow, the orphan, the alien, the displaced, the hungry and the marginalized. More than 95% of World Relief’s workforce is comprised of volunteers, coming mostly from local churches in each country.

Headquartered in Baltimore, World Relief’s twenty five offices around the United States focus domestic efforts on anti-human trafficking, refugee resettlement, and immigrant services. Internationally, World Relief five primary areas: disaster response, community health, economic development, agriculture and peace-building.