Plan International USA's Program Development Team, based in our Washington, DC-area office, supports grant-funded field programs and projects. The team serves as a liaison between institutional donors here in the U.S. and Plan field staff in developing countries.
The Program Development Team raises funds from a variety of sources including institutional, foundation, and corporate donors while providing field staff with technical and adminstrative support on grant-funded projects. The team's roles include:
- Growing and diversifying sources of revenue for programs
- Facilitating effective implementation of grant-funded programs
- Promoting improved and expanded technical capacity within Plan
- Representing Plan programs to U.S. organizations and U.S. Government entities worldwide
- Advocating on behalf of children and Plan's Child-Centered Community Development programs
United States Agency for International Development (USAID) - Plan International USA's largest institutional donor, USAID provides grant funding in the areas of health, habitat, learning, and livelihood.
USAID supports numerous Child Survival projects in Africa, Asia, and the Latin America and Caribbean region focusing on reducing infant child mortality from such common illnesses as malaria, tuberculosis, respiratory illness, diarrheal disease, vaccine-preventable illness, and poor nutrition. USAID also supports Plan's Microfinance efforts via Microfinance Institutional Awards providing credit and savings services for poor entrepreneurs, especially women, who are most likely to devote earnings to the welfare of their children.
Plan receives additional support from USAID at the field level, including grants in the areas of Education in Bangladesh, TB/Malaria Prevention in Senegal, and Forest Reconstruction in Guinea. In addition, Plan, as part of a consortium of non-governmental organizations, receives funding from USAID EQUIP (Education Quality Improvement Program) for meeting the needs of out-of-school children and youth.
See a current list of USAID grant-funded projects.
For more information, visit USAID's website.
United States Department of State - the State Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration (State/PRM) provided grant support for Plan's Afghan Refugee Health project in five Pakistan border camps allowing over 70,000 Afghan refugees to access health and education services.
View the Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration website.
United States Department of Labor - Plan was awarded a grant for a Child Labor and Trafficking project in Guinea.
View the US Department of Labor's Bureau of International Labor Affairs website.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation - Plan was awarded a 4-year, $7 Million grant for Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) research project to be implemented in Kenya, Ethiopia, and Ghana.
For more information, visit the Gates Foundation website.
The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria - Plan was awarded over $71 million for a set of health projects in Burkina Faso, Benin, Togo and Cameroon. The agreement includes a five-year HIV project in Benin, as well as five-year malaria prevention programs in Burkina Faso, Togo and Cameroon.
See a current list of projects funded by The Global Fund.
For more information, visit The Global Fund website.
The Global Sanitation Fund - The Global Sanitation Fund has awarded Plan a five-year $5 million grant for a Sanitation and Hygiene program in rural Cambodia.
Learn more about The Global Sanitation Fund.
World Bank - Plan International USA helps manage the flow of grants from the Bank through host governments to Plan in local communities. Plan is currently implementing a World Bank Education grant in Cameroon.
Click here to learn more about World Bank programs.