We are an international development organization that works to reduce poverty and inequality through the efforts of skilled volunteers.
Our volunteers collaborate with local groups on projects in Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa and Asia. Volunteers share expertise and perspectives, and unlock potential. We are one of North America’s largest non-profit groups that promotes long-term development through volunteers.
Gawad Kalinga (GK), which means to “give care” in Filipino, is officially known as the Gawad Kalinga Community Development Foundation, a Philippine-based poverty alleviation and nation-building movement.
In the Philippines, Gawad Kalinga is building empowered communities by people with faith and patriotism; driven by a culture of caring and sharing, dedicated to eradicate poverty and restore human dignity.
Its mission is to end poverty for 5 million families by 2024.