Cultivate International's mission is to empower immigrant, minority, and indigenous leaders to fight poverty and injustices through small-scale, grassroots community efforts.
We exist to develop and equip local leaders to build a foundation for sustainable community development.
We partner with leaders and social innovators who have a dream for their community but lack the knowledge, resources, and networks to make their dream a reality. We provide them with the necessary resources, means to raise funds, and access to people who will assist them.
Our partners come from all over the world, and are working in many areas of community assistance and development.
3 Phase Process
Phase 1: EMPOWER
We provide the necessary foundation in community development and project management, so that our global partners can be fully prepared to lead and launch community programs.
Partners are given lessons to plan and launch a successful community project, and access to resources and training for the necessary things they'll need such as fundraising, communications, using social media, research & evaluation, and leading a long-term, successful endeavor.
Phase 2: CONNECT
We connect our partners with volunteers and mentors who offer them their technical expertise, guidance, and support for success.
Partners receive support from mentors and volunteers in project development, management, fundraising, leadership, communications, and things that are specific to their community and project.
Phase 3: Financial Support
We provide the tools, support, and a platform for fundraising that allows our global partners to receive financial support for long-term sustainability and impact.
Partners are given small loans and grants to help to jump-start projects and create a financial base to find supporters. They also gain experience in donation management and reporting, applying for grants, using social media for donations and crowdfunding, and experience in growing a diverse source of financial support from individuals, foundations, groups, and businesses.