Endorsements

Hear what others have to say about Village Enterprise.

Village Enterprise has received top ratings from six rigorous charity evaluators.

Village Enterprise is one of the only non-profits of the 1.5 million in the United States to have all six.

Awards

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Founders Pledge endorses Village Enterprise as top charity for women’s empowerment

Founders Pledge is a charity through which company founders and investors commit to donating a percentage of their personal proceeds to a charity of their choice following a successful exit. They recently announced their endorsement of Village Enterprise as a top charity for women’s empowerment based on rigorous evidence of impact, cost-effectiveness, and organizational readiness to absorb significant new funding. Village Enterprise was selected as one of the final four from a list of 163 women’s empowerment charities.

According to the Founders Pledge’s report, “Village Enterprise excels at improving the lives of women and has strong 3rd party evidence that its model is an effective way of addressing extreme poverty.” Read more here.

Village Enterprise a 2019 Drucker Top 10 Finalist

The Drucker Prize, an annual award of $100,000 given by the Drucker Institute, recognizes the most innovative nonprofit organizations. This year, Village Enterprise is honored to be one of the ten finalists chosen from 403 applicants.

According to Zach First, the Drucker Institute’s executive director, “The 2019 finalists for The Drucker Prize demonstrate through their work the boundless innovative opportunities for organizations of all kinds.” See the full list of finalists here.

Village Enterprise featured in The Life You Can Save 10th Anniversary edition

The Life You Can Save has endorsed Village Enterprise as a recommended charity for effective giving for several years, based on our robust evidence of impact, best-in-class internal monitoring and evaluation system, and strong record of adaptation and innovation. In early December, Peter Singer, philanthropist, author, and founder of the organization, launched the 10th edition of his book, The Life You Can Save. Village Enterprise is featured in the section “Better Than Aid”, and the Village Enterprise Uganda Country Director, Winnie Auma, narrates a chapter for the audio version, alongside celebrities such as Kristen Bell, Paul Simon, Stephen Fry and others. You can download the ebook and audiobook for free here.

The New York Times published an interview with Peter Singer and Paul Simon in which they discuss the book, advocate for the need to help others who are less fortunate, and mention Village Enterprise as a worthy organization to donate to.