The Charity

Why Global Partners for Development?

There are many organizations that provide aid to Africa and many ways to provide that aid, but not all strategies are effective.  It is therefore important to find the right organization to work with on an endeavor like this.
For the Tour de H20 we have partnered with Global Partners for Development(GPFD).  GPFD raises funds to provide resources and skills for basic survival, promoting self-sufficiency and education in Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania.  They engage in a variety of projects with communities, including building systems to provide clean water, providing animals that offer income generating opportunities for women, educating teachers and providing medical supplies.  We really believe in their strategy and tactics.  In particular:
  • GPFD focuses on partnering with communities (not just handing out money),

  • GPFD only supports projects that the community shows can be maintained and sustained,

  • GPFD follows-up with the communities to assure projects are a long-term success,

  • GPFD controls their overhead costs, so a significant portion of your donation goes directly to the project.

“Ending Poverty Through the Power of Partnership”
Most importantly, we have proven experience with GPFD and know that when we fund a project through them, the money goes where it is intended to go, and the project will be executed.  When we funded a well in the summer of 2008, construction began in December, and we were with GPFD in Kenya for the ribbon cutting ceremony in February of 2009.This is an organization that gets things done.  During our visit, we saw many of GPFD’s projects in Kenya and Tanzania and were impressed with the way they partner with the communities in which they work and hold the communities responsible for the ongoing sustainability of their projects.
People donating to GPFD can be certain that their money is going to change peoples’ lives in very tangible ways.
Of course all donations to GPFD are tax deductible. Their address is 320 Professional Center Drive, Suite 120, Rohnert Park, CA, 94928 and their tax-ID number is 94-2537375.

Visit our ‘Projects‘ page to learn about the water projects that have been funded by the Tour de H2O since its 2010 inception.