Since 1994, our projects have positively impacted over one hundred thousand people.
Amizade works closely with nonprofit leaders and community organizations all over the world to create and sustain social action projects. Check out our current projects.
RISE UP PITTSBURGH
A movement in Pittsburgh to build a powerful local New Deal-style service corps that will provide our young people with an outlet for good.Learn More
COVID-19 RELIEF FUND
We’re creating the biggest movement of solidarity we can possibly make. Help us continue to support our community around the world during this difficult time.Donate today!
APPALACHIAN QUEER YOUTH SUMMIT
Amizade is partnering with the ACLU West Virginia to host a long weekend summer camp that will break down that barrier of isolation by bringing together LGBTQ-identifying teenagers from across West Virginia.Learn More
CEOLI CARD PROJECT IN BOLIVIA
Amizade manages a project that funds artists with disabilities in Bolivia to create and sell greeting cards in the US.Learn More
THE SOLAR PROJECT IN TANZANIA
Amizade began a collaboration with the All People be Happy Foundation, and our Karagwe based community partner MAVUNO, to provide solar energy to 10 primary schools located in the North-West region of Tanzania.Learn More
EQUITY IN GLOBAL EDUCATION COALITION IN PITTSBURGH
A project to cultivate globally and civically active youth in and around the Allegheny County in Pennsylvania.Learn More
THE GLOBAL SOCIAL ACTION ACCELERATOR
Through the Global Social Action Accelerator (GSAA), Amizade will help participants build on their new skills, passions, and networks by funding and supporting social action projects designed to address a need in their home community.Learn More
FULBRIGHT-AMIZADE: THE HEART OF APPALACHIA
Watch beautiful, inspiring, and surprising narratives from the Heart of Appalachia created by the Fulbright-Amizade storytellers.Learn More
THE OTA INITIATIVE IN TANZANIA
Becky Gailey and Katy Merckel created the Ota Initiative to give the children of Karagwe, Tanzania a place to build a foundation of creative and critical thinking skills through arts and science programs.Learn More
DONATE TO AMIZADE
Generous contributions like yours allow us to create eye-opening (and often life-changing) opportunities for curious young people to connect with 21 communities.