Organizations in Watersheds:
World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization whose US offices are based in Federal Way, Washington, and is dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. In addition to a robust program here in the United States we work in close to 100 countries with a staff of over 45,000 employees.
One Equal Heart Foundation
One Equal Heart Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization that supports locally-led community-based programs in Chiapas, Mexico. One Equal Heart works with our Chiapas-based partners to help the Tseltal Maya create healthy families, healthy communities, and a healthy planet.
In Seattle, One Equal Heart raises funds and awareness for sustainable development programs that emerge from the wisdom and experience of the Tseltal Maya. One Equal Heart offers experiential and educational opportunities for the local community to explore the Tseltal indigenous vision as we work together to build a sustainable future.
In addition to the lives of the buildings we help create, McKinstry is committed to improving communities and the lives of people in need, both locally and around the world. Through the McKinstry Charitable Foundation, we’ve had the honor of sharing our prosperity with great organizations of every kind over the years, but we are purposefully focused on efforts that nurture children, support education, and provide global health.
LEARNERS: On the Move from WeaponWorld to PeaceWorld
My organization is an army of one: me. My focus is permanent world peace and all the progressive and development projects that would naturally fall out from its serious implementation.
Everything you struggle for today against a monolithic but seemingly invisible opposition, would be implemented on PeaceWorld as if on autopilot. Similarly, most global evils seemingly insuperable would evaporate.
Water for Humans
Water for Humans is a nonprofit social venture enterprise working to bring sanitation and clean water to communities in need through partnerships with local communities, NGOs, social entrepreneurs, universities and governments. These partnerships ensure clean drinking water, create local jobs and protect local water assets.
Over 884 million people in the world do not have access to potable water and over 2.5 billion lack proper sanitation. Potable water shortages and contaminated water sources are some of the leading causes of illness and death worldwide, resulting in waterborne diseases such as diarrhea, cholera, typhoid and parasite infections.
Finding the Balance of Animals and Wilderness. We do wildlife education and rehabilitation, returning injured and orphaned wild animals to the wild. We host college and high school age interns from around the world. We teach sustainible agriculture and forestry, wildlife management both at the sanctuary and in the field.
Water And Sanitation Health
W.A.S.H. works with communities to build appropriate and sustainable water/sanitation systems. This involves finding out community needs, raising awareness about the need for improvements, and devising low-cost solutions to potable water systems and latrines. It also includes training community members in the maintenance of water and sanitation system. Provision of new systems takes place hand-in-hand with health promotion to ensure the facilities are used to improve health. Children are particularly involved in promoting health messages and improved hygiene behavior.
University of Washington UW Worldwide
UW Worldwide is a sustained program for educational and researchexchange that brings together faculty, graduates, and undergraduate students from the United States, China, and other countries to work on collaborative research projects on all aspects of environmental and sustainability research involving sciences, social sciences, and humanities. In addition to our flagship projects in China, we have also engaged in collaborative environmental projects with universities in Vietnam, Japan, New Zealand, and Southern Africa.
University of Washington East Asia Center
The East Asia Center’s mission is to advance knowledge of China, Japan, and Korea through undergraduate and graduate programs, faculty research, and outreach programs for the larger community.
University of Washington Collaborative Center for Healthy Work and Environment (CCHWE)
The University of Washington has collaborated with academic and government institutions in Southeast Asia and Central America for more than 12 years as the International Scholars in Occupational & Environmental Health (ISOEH) program. The program focus has moved toward a greater emphasis on in-region training with the intention to develop a collaborative training center in Southeast Asia. Thus we have changed our name to the Collaborative Center for Healthy Work and Environment(CCHWE) in 2007