On behalf of the board of trustees and staff at Humanity United, it is a pleasure to present our 2013 Performance Report.
At Humanity United, we work every day to build peace and advance human freedom around the world. We do this through a combination of grant making, advocacy and support for a network of partners dedicated to a more just and peaceful world.
By most measures, 2013 was an extraordinary time for Humanity United, and this performance report represents our best effort to capture much of our work throughout the year.
In addition to the program highlights and individual grants contained in this report, this year we also invested in our internal organizational structures and resources. We increased our external affairs, evaluation, programs and communications capabilities and upgraded our grant making system—all with the goal of more fully supporting and amplifying the work of our partners. We also launched new initiatives like the Partnership for Freedom, Better Brick Nepal, KnowTheChain and the Freedom Fund; and we made significant gains in our awareness-raising, policy and advocacy efforts.
Since 2005, we have been deliberately leveraging our grant making and networking capabilities to better support our overall mission and that of our partners. This year, we continued to support and invest in this collective body of work. As we assess our strategies in 2014, we are mindful that this work represents a solid foundation on which we can build long-term sustainable social change in the years ahead.
Thank you for your interest and support.
Randy Newcomb President & CEO