About

THE JUSTWORLD BASICS

JustWorld International is a not-for-profit organization that transforms the lives of children in impoverished communities by funding education and nutrition programs.

JustWorld provides a unique opportunity for equestrians and individuals to learn about, experience, and contribute to a global campaign against poverty. Selected as an Official Charity Partner of the FEI, the governing body of the equestrian sport, JustWorld unites thousands of riders from around the world to give children a leg up to a brighter future.

JustWorld efficiently funds global humanitarian programs that help children who fall beyond the reach of government or other large-scale organizations. Since 2003, JustWorld has worked with more than 18 partners from all around the world, including Senegal, Kenya, Brazil, and Columbia – providing powerful education and nutrition programs to thousands of children who are reaching out for help. In the last decade close to 77,000 children have received the gift of education and in the past five years alone – 1.8 million meals have been served – all because of JustWorld and their network of supporters from the equestrian community.

JustWorld International aspires to demonstrate the highest level of transparency and accountability to our stakeholders. With this goal, JustWorld has made it a priority to continue to strengthen our practices surrounding our financial health as a whole, our governance, and the results of our work. Not only are donors entrusting in our sound practices, but the children at our projects are relying on our help. In order to create the largest impact, the priority of JustWorld is to have the most effective and efficient programming to serve the children and the projects we support.

The JustWorld projects have received global acknowledgement for their remarkable impact. The founders of our partners in Cambodia and Guatemala have been recognized as CNN Top 10 Heroes for their work to advance and improve the livelihood of children in their communities. Our partner in Cambodia was also honored with the World’s Children’s Prize.

JustWorld is grateful to be given the platform for awareness and fundraising through our generous sponsors and partners. World-class  equestrian events  around the world host JustWorld during their prestigious events, and our corporate donors and service sponsors help support the growth of our projects in numerous ways.  


Who We Are

The JustWorld Staff

Board of Directors

Advisory Committee

Alexandra Strom
Angela Covert
Brice Goguet
Denise Fraile
Dr. Denise P. Quirk
Evan Kaplow
Evelyn TreacyHeidi GreeneHilary BetailleJanice McInerney
Jennifer Santana
Joanne WeinerJuan Andres RodriguezJulia Tops
Karen Ephraimson
Kathryn Quirk
Kira Kerkorian
Kristine Semrau
Mark Samuel
Mary Ann Simonds
Michael J Kluger
Michael Stone
Morgan Dickerson
Olivia Chowdry
Philip Richter
Remi Clero
Ryan Bass
Shanette Barth CohenTim Dutta
Tom MacGuinness

Our Commitment to Transparency

JustWorld has been able to impact thousands of children around the world through the dedication of their supporters. JustWorld wants to continue to assist donors in making sound giving decisions and to foster public confidence in the JustWorld programs. Not only are donors entrusting in secure practices, but the children at JustWorld projects are relying on the powerful programs which JustWorld partners with and funds.

JustWorld is committed to the highest level of transparency and accountability. Focused on financial diligence, operational efficiency, program results, and strong governancance, JustWorld has received endorsement and recognition for excellence from charity evaluation services and world renown vetting committees.

As reflected in the Form 990 for Fiscal Year 2018, 82% of total expenses were utilized on program spending, leaving only 18% of total expenses spent on fundraising and general expenses.* These percentages surpass the standards put forth by the Better Business Bureau which hold that charities should spend at least 65% of their total expenses on program activities and no more than 35% of related contributions on fundraising.

ACCREDITATION 

GUIDESTAR

JustWorld has received the Platinum Seal of Transparency from GuideStar. GuideStar is the world’s largest source of information on nonprofit organizations. JustWorld achieved the highest level of recognition offered by Guidestar by meeting all requirements.

GLOBAL GIVING

GlobalGiving provides nonprofits with the tools, training, and support they need to become more effective. GlobalGiving recognizes JustWorld for effectiveness and engagement through efforts to learn, improve, and grow our impact.

JustWorld has also earned the following badges on GlobalGiving:

VETTED JustWorld has been vetted by GlobalGiving’s rigorous due diligence process since 2011. 

SITE VERIFIED A GlobalGiving field traveler has visited both People Improvement Organization in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, and Asociación Los Patojos in Jocotenango, Guatemala, and verified the work JustWorld and our partners are doing. 

BBB WISE GIVING ALLIANCE

JustWorld applied for the BBB accreditation to demonstrate how the organization surpasses the Standards of Charity Accountability, fostering public confidence and meeting donor expectations. These 20 Standards promote fair and honest solicitation, ethical conduct and management practices that ensure accountability.

GREATNONPROFITS

GreatNonprofits allows donors, volunteers, and clients to share their personal experiences with and reviews of charitable organizations, essentially providing crowdsourced information about the reputability of organizations. JustWorld received the “Top-Rated 2019” Award by receiving high recommendations by their supporters.

financials

JustWorld International’s Official Nonprofit Statement

JustWorld International is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization in the United States. Tax-deductible donations are accepted in Switzerland and JustWorld’s supporters may send their donations to Fondation Philanthropia, a Swiss public-benefit umbrella foundation. JustWorld International has no political or religious affiliation.

MANDATORY FOR USE IN FLORIDA

A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE 1-800-HELP-FLA OR ONLINE AT www.FloridaConsumerHelp.com, REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.” REGISTRATION #: CH24800