Video Volunteers has partnered with many organizations to promote the ideals of a more democratized media and to empower grassroots communities.  Below is a detailed list of all our partners to date.

India

  • Akshara, Mumbai, India: an NGO that advocates and works for the rights of women.
  • ANANDI, Gujarat, India: Area Networking and Development Initiative (ANANDI) works to empower marginalized rural women.
  • Aravind Eye Hospital, Madurai, India: one of the most reputed eye care facilities in the world that was founded in 1976 by Dr. G. Venkataswamy.
  • Beyond Profit, Mumbai, India: a new social enterprise magazine that presents the stories, people and ideas behind innovative social ventures.
  • Byrraju Foundation, Andhra Pradesh, India: builds self-reliant rural communities by providing services in healthcare, sanitation, education, literacy and skills development.
  • CIEE at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, India: the Council on International Educational Exchange is a student exchange program through which international students are given a chance to study in India for a semester.
  • Centre for Social Justice (CSJ), Gujarat, India: a socio-legal organization working on human rights issues concerning women, Dalits and tribals.  It is designed as an intervention to fight against discrimination and establish rule of law.
  • Chintan Environmental Research and Action Group, New Delhi, India: an environmental action group established in December 1999 in order to address issues of sustainable consumption and environmental and social justice.
  • Dappu, Andhra Pradesh, India: an organization that works on human rights issues affecting Dalits in rural India.
  • HIHT-RDI, Uttrakhand, India: the Rural Development Institute (RDI) is a rural outreach division of Himalayan Institute Hospital Trust (HIHT) that aims not only to provide people from underdeveloped areas with quality health care, but also to ensure their overall social and economic development.
  • Hind Swaraj Mandal, Gujarat, India: an NGO operating in Rajkot that focuses on social welfare.
  • ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Company, Mumbai, India: is a joint venture between ICICI Bank and Prudential plc and is India’s leading private life insurer.
  • I-CARD, Assam, India: the Institution for Cultural and Rural Development (I-CARD) brings forward insights and solutions fitting local cultural world views for sustainable development.
  • IndiaGoverns, New Delhi, India: a research institute that collects and distributes developmental data to elected representatives.
  • Jal Bhagirathi Foundation (JBF), Rajasthan, India: focuses on the issue of governance and also works on the issue of water in an environment where women have to walk hours each day to get enough water for their families to drink.
  • Kolkata Sanved, Kolkata, India:  an organization that uses dance movement as an alternative approach to the recovery, healing and psychosocial rehabilitation of victims of violence.
  • Laya, Andhra Pradesh, India: a NGO that works on, among other things, tribal development.
  • Mahita, Hyderabad, India: a team of individuals committed to initiate development interventions in the urban slums of Hyderabad.
  • Navsarjan, Gujarat, India: a leading Dalit rights organization working in the feudal heartland of Gujarat.
  • Priti Suri Assocates,New Delhi India: a law firm that has serves a business niche in the Indian legal market and offers a large a number of different practice areas for this sector.
  • Quest Alliance, Bangalore, India: implements innovative educational programs that aim to improve the quality of school education for disadvantaged communities.
  • Sayhog, Ahmedabad, India: a non-profit organization which conducts informal education for school children of different age groups.
  • Saath, Ahmedabad, India: a non-profit organization working to improve the quality of life for the urban poor in Gujarat.
  • Samhita.org, Mumbai, India: a philanthropic initiative of the Nadathur Trust which places special focus on providing greater visibility, more resources and a support system for social organizations.
  • Sambhavna Clinic, Bhopal, India: offers the survivors of the Bhopal gas tragedy free medical care through allopathy, ayurveda and yoga.
  • Shramik Bharti, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India: a NGO whose activities are primarily aimed at eradicating poverty with particular emphasis on empowering women.
  • Udaan-Janvikas, Gujarat, India: an organization that incubates and builds issue-based institutions with relevance to society in response to emerging socio-eco-political realities.
  • Veerni Project, Rajasthan, India: aims to empower girls and women to create positive changes in their lives as well as in their communities and gain economic independence.
  • Velugu Project, Andhra Pradesh, India: an Andhra Pradesh Rural Development Agency project funded by the World Bank and implemented by the Society for Elimination of Rural Poverty to eliminate rural poverty.
  • Yuva, Mumbai, India: Youth for Voluntary Action (Yuva) is a non profit Human Rights Organization based in Mumbai.
  • Yuva Shakti, Gujarat, India: a non-profit organization working in Panchmahals, Gujarat for the rights of the youth
  • Gene Campaign: a research and advocacy organization working on the property rights, food & livelihood security of farmers inIndia.
  • Breakthrough: use media and popular culture to raise awareness on issues such as domestic violence, HIV, gender and sexuality.
  • India Network on Ethics and Climate Change: work on issues relating to climate justice and sustainable development for eco-system based communities.

Brazil

  • Casa das Caldeiras, São Paulo, Brazil: a cultural organization which works with youth and children. It promotes cultural cooperation and exchange of know-how between local associations and international groups.
  • Rhythmic Uprising, Bahia, Brazil: a documentary project that seeks to empower a movement of artists to elevate the quality of life for children in Brazil.
  • Viva Favela, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil: a citizen journalism website in Brazil.

USA

  • Blip.tv, USA: the world’s largest videoblogging and podcasting service which supports over 50,000 web video producers across the world.
  • Creative Visions Foundation, Los Angeles, USA: a foundation that supports creative activists who use the power of media and the arts to create positive change in the world, and was Video Volunteers’ fiscal sponsor from 2003 – 2006.
  • Echoing Green, New York, USA:an organization that works toward accelerating social change and invests in, and supports, outstanding emerging social entrepreneurs to launch new organizations that deliver bold, high-impact solutions.
  • FXB International (Association Francois-Xavier Bagnoud), New York: an organization working towards fighting poverty and AIDS, and supporting the world’s orphans and vulnerable children.
  • FilmAid International, New York: provides knowledge and empowerment to millions of people suffering the effects of war, poverty, displacement or disaster through the use of films.
  • The Fledgling Fund, New York, USA: a fund seeks to improve the lives of vulnerable individuals, families, and communities by supporting innovative media projects that target entrenched social problems.
  • Global Social Benefit Incubator (GSBI™), Santa Clara, USA: the signature program of Santa Clara University’s Center for Science, Technology and Society (CSTS). It works with social entrepreneurs to empower them and their organizations and to overcome barriers to scale and impact.
  • Greenberg Traurig: an international law firm with 1775 attorneys and governmental affairs professionals in 32 locations across the United States of America.
  • Global Fund for Children, New York: has a mission to advance the dignity of children and youth around the world
  • Hughes Hubbard & Reed: an international law firm that has a distinguished history dating back to 1888. The firm has been recognized as part of the “new elite” among “the profession’s top tier,” according to a survey by The American Lawyer magazine (“The A-List”, July 2009).
  • International Youth Foundation, Washington DC: a program that provides young leaders with critical thinking and practical skills to help them build the capacity of their non-profit organization.
  • Jericho Project, New York: provides solution to end homelessness at its roots.
  • Knight Foundation, USA: seeks opportunities that can transform both communities and journalism, and help them reach their highest potential.
  • Northern Arapaho Tribal Council, Wyoming: the governing body of the Northern Arapaho Tribe on the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming.
  • RARE Conservation: an organization that specializes in social marketing for the conservation of biodiversity.
  • Rosenblum Associates, New York, USA: an organization that does video and media training worldwide.
  • Priti Suri Associates, India: a law firm that has serves a business niche in the Indian legal market and offers a large a number of different practice areas for this sector.
  • Stern School of Business, New York University, USA: a leading business school with undergraduate, MBA, and doctoral programs that has worked towards shaping an environment that nurtures forward-thinking leaders.
  • The Stern Incubator, New York:  a program at Berkley Center for Entrepreneurial Studies that supports new NYU affiliated ventures founded and run by entrepreneurial minded students and alumni.
  • Watershed Resources Incorporated, Wyoming: assists Native American tribes in securing their water rights.
  • Wiredrive, USA: provides online media production and marketing tools for the advertising and entertainment industries.
  • WITNESS, New York: an organization that uses video for advocacy; uses the power of video to open the eyes of the world to human rights abuses.

Other Global

  • UNDP: the United Nations Development Programme is a world renowned organization that works with government and people at the grassroots to help find solutions to developmental challenges.
  • UNESCO: the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization encourages international peace and universal respect by promoting collaboration among nations.  It also has a Communication and Information Sector.
  • World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS): The ultimate objective of the United Nation’s WSIS is to formulate a common vision and understanding of the global information society. It is has adopted a Declaration of Principles and an Action Plan to facilitate the effective growth of the Information Society and to help bridge the digital divide.
  • International Dalit Solidarity Network: works on a global level for the elimination of caste discrimination and similar forms of discrimination based on work and descent.
  • International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies: is the world’s largest humanitarian organization, carrying out relief operations to assist victims of disasters, and combining this with diverse development work.
  • Water Integrity Network: A worldwide network fighting corruption in the water sector.