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By donating to Glimmer, you are partnering with us to create real, direct change in rural Ethiopia. Check it out for yourself in our Annual Report.

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Give Directly With Glimmer

Glimmer's funding model is based on our 100% promise:
Our endowment covers our operations, including salaries, fundraising and other administrative costs. This means that all donations go directly to lifesaving projects in rural Ethiopia—meaning with Glimmer, your giving goes farther.

Impact In Action

Since starting our work in 2000, Glimmer has made a remarkable impact across rural Ethiopia.

Dollars Invested
Projects Completed
Lives Improved

Recognized For Efficiency

Glimmer was recognized twice on Barron's list of "25 Best Givers." The award is particularly meaningful since it took into account not just the amount invested, but the urgency and impact of our work.

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Recognized For Dedication

Glimmer's founders were profiled by JP Morgan's Philanthropy Centre as part of their Philanthropic Lives series, highlighting today's most inspiring and prominent philanthropists who are creating meaningful change around the world.

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See our highlights, stories and impact in our year in review.

Read Our 2018 Report

Read Our 2017 Report

Read Our 2016 Report

Read Our 2015 Report

"The best investment I've ever made"

Dave Welland, co-founder of Silicon Labs