About Us
Why We Do It

We advocate for a local approach to development. Less than 1% of global development aid is deployed at the local level, which is a missed opportunity and reinforces poverty and inequality. By investing locally, World Connect cultivates existing capacity and social capital in these often-overlooked places and stretches each dollar further than outsider, top-down global development approaches. More can be done to fight poverty and support emerging economies. It doesn’t only mean more money invested, it means smarter investments.

Mission
World Connect invests early-stage funding in grassroots, locally designed and led projects that drive transformative, self-sustaining development in the most under-resourced areas of the world.

Vision
We envision a world of equity, where disparities are eliminated and global communities become independent from aid, demonstrating the strength of human connection and capacity.

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Our Team

We have funded 1,450+ locally-led projects with $5M across 40 countries.

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