Our Story

One World Children's Fund (One World) began in 2000 as a way for a caring community of committed volunteers to raise funds for global projects benefiting children around the world.  For more than a decade, hundreds of devoted volunteers poured their hearts and resources into establishing One World as a sustainable organization supporting local led grassroots organizations.  From the start, One World was committing to not charging fees for the services provided to projects. In order to sustain itself, One World raises funds for its own operations from donors and funders who share our vision of a brighter future for all children and believe investing in local leadership is the best way to reach that goal.

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 Michael Kilgroe | Shanti Cliff | Patricia Savitri Burbank


In 2019, One World began the year with 57 locally-led grassroots partners from 25 countries around the world. Collectively, these programs support the lives of more than 500,000 children each year. Now our network of volunteers, donors, and supporters are partnering with these organizations to raise almost $3 million each year.  One World still provides our services without collecting a fee in exchange. One World provides bookkeeping, accounting, fundraising support, online donation platforms, and direct grantmaking of funds to our partners with a lean staff and minimal overhead. We continue to rely on the generosity and love of a caring community.

One World Staff

Board Members


Julie Collura & Ann Hoffman-Ruffner, Stephanie Mutchnick, Barbara Krause, Chiluwata Lungu, Erin Blum, Louise Contino, Nathaniel Tishman, Donna Katzin & Debra Mipos, Jodi Pederson, John Magee, Amelia Gurley, Owen Linderholm, Jennifer Getz, Lynn West & Vicki Peet, Adam Brasomer, Huma Zafar, Barbara Slone, Shaila Catherine, Patricia Moran, Lillie Barrows, Jean A Olson & Cate Johnson, Hieu Nguyen, Saad Mahmood, Garrett Johnson, Erin Shaw, Brian Kotzot, Scholastica Kinuthia, Riisa Kauzya, Elizabeth Haffa, Luis Trabb-Pardo, Darren Loche, Ann Mcstay, Carla Stellini & Christina Stellini, Lynn Poole, Mindy Agler, Gladys Ndagire

Affiliated Network

Advisory Council

Anne Firth Murray, Founding President, Global Fund for Women and Consulting Professor,  Stanford University
Chitra Rajeshwari, CEO Avasant Foundation, Former Board Vice Chair
Colleen LaFontaine, Former Executive Director, One World Children's Fund
Howard Franklin, COO John Parker Investment
Janet Greig, Former Board Chair, One World Children's Fund
Jen Brokaw, MD, Founder, Good Medicine Consult & Advocacy
Ken Becker, Former One World Board Treasurer, Lawyer / Entrepreneur
Michael Kilgroe, co-Founder, One World Children's Fund
Patricia Foster, Executive Director, Girls to Women & Former Mayor, East Palo Alto
Patricia Savitri Burbank, co-Founder, One World Children's Fund
Pankaj Agarwal, President of ReCubed Consulting
Paul Strasburg, Founder of IDEX (International Development Exchange)
Rachel Humphrey, Rachel Humphrey Leadership Design, Philanthropy & Leadership Consultant
Shanti Cliff, Co-founder, One World Children’s Fund
Soren Gordhamer, Author and creator of the Wisdom 2.0 conference
Wanjiru Kamau-Rutenberg, Founder/ Executive Director, Akili Dada, Kenya
Wylie Greig, Former One World Board Chair, Global Financial Executive, Deutsche Bank

Founders' Circle

Founders' Circle members have pledged to support One World for at least 3 years, giving between $1,500 and $25,000 per year.


Alex and Emily Jonas
Ann and Ken Emanuels
Armand and Eliane Neukermans
Barbara Whiteside Crary
Chip and Kay McIntosh
Chitra Rajeshwari and Peter Lauer
Christian Stefansen
Dawn Thomas
Debbie Pinkston
Erica Pearson
Frances Ho and George Yu
Frank Hathaway
Irene Hoover
Jane Reece and Paul Ossa
Janet and Wylie Greig
Jennifer Wilson
John Magee
John Parker and Nancy Hardesty


Joy Robinson
Judy Munzig
Karen Hagewood
Kate Strasburg
Ken Becker
Kiran and Priya Kamity
Linden Willis-Kilgroe and Leah Leonard
Luis Trabb Pardo and Sharmon Hilfinger
Margaret Schink
Mark and Shirley Kirchen
Noble and Lorraine Hancock
Patricia Burbank and Michael Kilgroe
Paul and Penny Barrett
Shanti Cliff and Paul Aurell
Spencer Commons and Martha Gates
Steve Gasner
Steph Allie Heckman
Susan Willis