Our Mission

ASKING QUESTIONS MATTERS. 

WHY DO WE DO WHAT WE DO?
WHY SHOULD YOU CARE?
WHAT’S THE POINT?

In Minnesota and across the globe, we stand with leaders and communities who are passionate and ready for change.

We’re crazy enough to believe that fighting poverty, injustice, and inequality is worth our efforts. And we’re even crazier to think that community insiders, not outsiders, are the best fighters.

We empower local leaders, not privileged outsiders, to be the change-makers their communities need. Our partners are the catalysts for community-owned change.  Who can better address a community’s needs than someone who is from that community?

We’re about breaking the cycle of dependency. We’re about leveling the playing field. We’re about mobilizing community development project leaders to have a fair chance in the nonprofit and development field.

Cultivate International exists to develop and equip local leaders to build a foundation for sustainable community development. Our vision is to identify community leaders across the globe to launch projects that address poverty and the marginalization of their community, so that they can be the change-makers they hope to be. Together we can prepare these leaders to bring positive, lasting community transformation!

We are cultivating change in tomorrow’s leaders. Invest today.

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