Global Investments

Commitment to Global Investments

The Brethren Foundation provides support and makes grants to Global Partners for Development, FAME, and The Tanzanian Children’s Fund in its effort to make a global impact.

Global Reach

Whittier College Fellowship

The BCF Fellowship Program provides a unique study abroad experience that enables students to learn by doing. After completing an intensive pre-departure curriculum, students travel to Tanzania to live with host families, work alongside Global Partners staff, and learn directly from school leaders and community members about grassroots development work.

Community-Driven Development Forum

In 2019, our commitment to cross-cultural learning led to the BCF Community-Driven Development Forum, which was held in Arusha, Tanzania. With a theme of “Sustainable Development,” the Forum was attended by participants from four countries – the United States, Tanzania, Kenya, and Uganda. The Forum’s attendees heard presentations from professionals and local leaders, honed and developed skills and new techniques, participated in small group breakout sessions, and engaged in dynamic, thought-provoking discussions.

Captivate Media Fellowship Program

In an effort to nurture and support the careers of emerging journalists in East Africa, GPFD announces the launch of its Captivate Media Fellowship program. Slated to begin in the Winter of 2021, the inaugural Captivate fellow will work with the GPFD team in Kenya to capture images of various on-the-ground projects, as well as interview many of the key players involved. The three-month-long fellowship will focus on a wide range of issues, including education, climate change and community-led development.