Grassroots International works to create a just and sustainable world by building alliances with progressive movements. They provide grants to their Global South partners and join them in advocating for social change. Their primary focus is on land, water and food as human rights and nourishing the political struggle necessary to achieve these rights.
Grassroots International's programs serve the most pressing needs of grassroots communities in the regions where we work. Our Brazil program supports peasants struggling to gain land and bring it into production. Our Haiti program supports peasant movements working to revert environmental degradation and provide economic opportunity, in addition to work on human rights, women's rights and alternative economic development. In Mexico, with a focus on indigenous communities, we support organizations fighting for human rights and democracy and confronting economic and social decay wrought by NAFTA. In Palestine, we support organizations working in the areas of mental and physical health, women's rights and development, human rights, worker's rights and refugee children. Our South-North Exchange Program funds collaborative efforts to confront corporate dominance. In the US, we advocate for public policies that serve the poor and disempowered, and we educate and mobilize the US public to join the struggle for justice.