We unite people to increase the impact of grassroots efforts to improve children's lives in communities worldwide.



Uniting people to improve the lives of children affected by poverty. 



A world where we act together as a global community to ensure children have access to education, healthcare, and a safe home.




Community, Compassion, Respect, Reciprocity, Transparency, Generosity.


October 24, 2017 Get your tickets today

October 24, 2017

Get your tickets today

What's happening.

Over the past two decades, the world has changed. Today, One World is working to determine how best we can serve the grassroots leaders who are working with children affected by global inequity and instability. Stay tuned! We will be updating our community and our website with more information about our new strategic plans soon.

We need your help to GROW. One World Matching Challenge GROW Campaign launched. Learn more and donate here. There are many ways to get involved. Sign up below to stay up to date with our latest news. Check out the calendar and join us at one of our upcoming events, volunteer meet ups, conferences, workshops, and more. We look forward to seeing you soon! 


Our Story

100% of funds our partners raise goes directly to their work.


One World Children’s Fund was founded in 2000 by Shanti Cliff, Patricia 'Savitri' Burbank and Michael Kilgroe, who, while traveling in India, were moved by the extreme poverty they witnessed. Knowing that effective change is possible when dedicated people work to transform their own communities, they visited several successful grassroots organizations working in villages to educate children and young mothers and to eradicate the underlying conditions of poverty.  

When they returned home, they founded One World and the champion program as a means to support the work they witnessed from these grassroots organizations. To this day, we continue to partner with the organization that inspired the founding of One World, People First in Bihar, India.