Grameen Foundation


1101 15th St. NW, 3rd Floor
Washington, DC 20005
United States


The Grameen Foundation works in impoverished countries all over the world to help the world’s poorest people develop skills and get the resources they need to reach their full potential. Grameen Foundation provides financialhealthcare, and agricultural services to the ultra-poor in developing countries. They also specialize in human-centered design of technological tools for poor and underserved communities. Since they were founded in 1997, the Grameen Foundation has helped over 9 million people in over 20 different countries.

Mission Statement: Grameen Foundation’s mission is to enable the poor, especially the poorest, to create a world without poverty.

Our Connection

In-Kind Grant. One of the most powerful ways we can support our grantee partners is through words, telling the stories of their dedicated staff and courageous clients toiling every day to end poverty and injustice. SFF donates hundreds of hours per year to both our grantees, included in this list, and colleagues whose work we admire. Our director, Suzanne, traveled this summer with Grameen Foundation to Africa (Ghana, Uganda, and Zambia) to assist in collecting stories of impact in their use of technology to alleviate poverty in healthcare (prenatal, postnatal, and infant care), banking (mobile money transfers and remittances), and farming (mobile-phone applications for accounting, agricultural education, and market data). You can read our stories about the Grameen Foundation below.