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.