The deeper you go into a community, the greater the opportunity for life to change and to be sustained across generations.
–Donna Berber, Executive Chair and Glimmer Founder

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Impact

Holistic Approach

We address the roots of poverty with projects that come together to hold up resilient, thriving communities.

High Return On Investment

We apply 100% of every donation directly to projects in rural Ethiopia. Our endowment covers all operating costs so your donation goes farther.

Proof Of Impact

We show you where your dollars are hard at work. Village updates connect you to the people you directly impact.

5,000,000

Lives Impacted

Here is the story of one

Today, Yorda spends her days at the new high school in her village—instead of walking miles to collect water for her family. Learn more about the change in her village five years after Glimmer’s work completed.

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More Than10,000

Projects Completed

And many more in progress.

Our holistic approach is bringing comprehensive change to rural villages across Ethiopia.

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Field Notes

10/01/2019
Helmsley Charitable Trust Reinvests in Glimmer with $8 Million Grant
Glimmer is launching a new project with support from The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust to reduce poverty and improve long-term ... Read More
11/18/2019
Glimmer Announces New CEO
Glimmer’s founder and CEO, Donna Berber, is stepping down from her day-to-day role and appointing Alicyn Yarbrough as incoming CEO. Berber will remain active ... Read More
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Every dollar you donate goes directly to lifesaving projects in rural Ethiopia. Our endowment covers all operating costs, so your giving goes farther with Glimmer. With a monthly commitment, you empower us to do even more. Even $15 makes a big difference.

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