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Two Public Sector Experts Join Root Capital’s Board of Directors

Posted by Root Capital  |  Oct 23, 2018 5:54:46 PM

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Transforming the lives of the world’s 450 million smallholder farmers isn’t a task any single organization can achieve; it requires systems-level change that can only be accomplished by many actors working together. That’s why we’re thrilled to welcome two new members to our board of directors—Mary Barton-Dock and C.D. Glin—each of whom brings to the table a wealth of experience working in the public sector. Mary and C.D. understand the critical role that the public sector can play in creating an enabling environment for positive change, and we're excited to benefit from their guidance as we collaborate with state and intergovernmental organizations to bring prosperity to farming communities around the world.

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Topics: Our Community

How We're Working with Corporate and Government Partners to Support Smallholder Coffee Farmers

Posted by Root Capital  |  Jul 6, 2018 1:01:02 PM

The challenges now facing the coffee sector are unprecedented. The small producers that grow our coffee face sustained low prices, constantly shifting weather patterns, and a long road to recovery from the epidemic of coffee leaf rust that struck a few years ago. By strategically supporting the coffee enterprises working with these small producers, we can empower local businesses to channel much-needed resources and information to vulnerable farmers.

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Topics: News and Announcements

Root Capital's Impact in 2017

Posted by Root Capital  |  Jun 18, 2018 6:00:00 AM

Our clients are engines of social and environmental impact in the world's most vulnerable communities. Without our donors and investors, we wouldn’t be able to offer them the critical finance and training that they need to thrive. Thank you.

Check out this infographic that shows what your support made possible in 2017.

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Topics: News and Announcements

Root Capital Receives Top Rating from Charity Navigator

Posted by Root Capital  |  Jun 15, 2018 6:00:00 AM

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We’re excited to share that we’ve been awarded a four-star rating from independent evaluator Charity Navigator for the twelfth year in a row. This top rating is given to nonprofits that demonstrate the highest standards of accountability, transparency, and financial health. Receiving it twelve years running places Root Capital among the top 1% of all nonprofits in the United States.

What does this mean for you, as a supporter of Root Capital? It means you can feel confident that your donation is making a real difference, every day, for rural communities.

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Topics: Progressive Partnerships, News and Announcements

Transforming the Lives of Rural Women: Meet Phyllis

Posted by Root Capital  |  Mar 7, 2018 5:32:22 PM

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This profile is part of a series that captures how Root Capital’s Gender Equity Grants are transforming the lives of rural women. Read more here.

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Topics: Unlocking Opportunities for Women

Transforming the Lives of Rural Women: Meet Rachel

Posted by Root Capital  |  Mar 7, 2018 5:19:54 PM

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This profile is part of a series that captures how Root Capital’s Gender Equity Grants are transforming the lives of rural women. Read more here.

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Topics: Unlocking Opportunities for Women