Nonprofit or community organization
Last modified: December 7, 2012, 10:11 PM
BRAC's mission is to empower people and communities in situations of poverty, illiteracy, disease and social injustice. Our interventions aim to achieve large scale, positive changes through economic and social programs that enable men and women to realize their potential.
BRAC USA shares the same mission and vision as BRAC.
Our vision of success is to foster a better world by increasing BRAC's visibility as a development success story, harnessing the power of its friends and ensuring support for a growing number of BRAC organisations around the world to unleash the potential of millions of poor households to create better futures for themselves and their communities. We do this through three main programme areas:
We tell the BRAC story in the United States and beyond through social and traditional media, speaking engagements and word of mouth. We engage interns, volunteers and friends of BRAC to act as ambassadors of our work, telling the story of BRAC's success in their own communities to mobilise support. We join and launch education campaigns and advocate for better international development, human rights and environment policies.
Strategic and Programme Services
We help BRAC to pilot, grow and innovate microfinance, health, education, livelihood development and other programmes by: enabling access to capital and other resources, providing technical assistance and programme design support, setting up internal systems and processes for successful implementation and monitoring, and communicating outcomes with investors, donors and stakeholders.
BRAC USA performs these activities with the support of its staff members, interns, external consultants and a dedicated group of talented volunteers.
To support BRAC's new and ongoing initiatives, BRAC USA makes catalytic grants to BRAC programmes with the funds it raises. BRAC USA does not accept unsolicited proposals from organisations that are not part of BRAC or BRAC International. It supports a strategic agenda based on priorities agreed upon by BRAC and the BRAC USA Board. Its grant-making programme facilitates flexibility, innovation, entrepreneurship, creativity, and learning.
BRAC USA is an independent, non-profit organisation that received its 501(c)(3) status on July 12, 2007.