GPD’s Partner organizations drive it’s philanthropic initiatives.These are long-term investments that align with GPD’s belief that the world can be more peaceful, prosperous, and stable.
For many of these organizations, GPD has played a key role in their founding and/ or their long term success as funders, collaborators, and advocates.
Explore highlights from our partners below.
Collaborative Academic Partnerships
U.S. Military Academy at West Point
The first of its type housed at a military academy and targeting junior officers, the Center for the Study of Civil-Military Operations embeds civil-military and interagency cooperation into traditional military education. Cross-disciplinary programming that emphasizes the collaboration between the military and other areas of the government, NGOs and civilian populations is a key component of the Center’s instructional philosophy.
University of Denver
In 2012 GPD pledged two million dollars over ten years to launch and establish the Center for Middle East Studies (CMES) at University of Denver’s Josef Korbel School of International Studies. CMES generates scholarly research and fosters public understanding of the Middle East and the broader Islamic world’s societies, political systems, and international relations through dialogue and debate on the contemporary politics of the region.
Illinois Joining Forces
Illinois Joining Forces (IJF) is a public-private network of veteran and military-serving organizations that collaborate to help service members, veterans and their families navigate the range of support services available to them.
Northwestern’s Middle East and North African Studies Program (MENA) is committed to offering students and the community at large an in-depth understanding of the region that stretches from Morocco to the Gulf States and Iran, and from the Mediterranean into the Sahara and beyond.
Civic Engagement Through Journalism
Launched in 2013, Syria Direct is a non-profit journalism organization that produces timely, credible coverage of issues in Syria by training a small group of Syrian and American citizen journalists in professional information-gathering and unbiased, in-depth reporting. Syria Direct publishes original news reports, interviews, photographs and videos from inside Syria that are disseminated through social media and published in international news outlets.
Ukraine Media Initiative
The New Media Development Group is a nonprofit organization committed to the development and operation of independent news and media in Ukraine and the former Soviet Union. The organization works to empower citizens, journalists, and initiatives in the creation and distribution of truthful and engaging reporting that reflects local issues and concerns.
Leadership Development and Training
Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos
Created in 1954, Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos (NPH) seeks to transform orphaned, abandoned and disadvantaged children’s lives in Latin America and the Caribbean by providing safe, healthy and loving homes, healthcare and educational opportunities. Through core values of unconditional love, shared responsibility and service to others, NPH helps these children grow into caring and productive members of their communities.
Iraqi Leadership Fellows Program
The goal of the Iraq Leadership Fellows Program is to contribute to the positive transformation of Iraqi politics and governance by equipping young activists and future political leaders with the skills they need to lead positive change. The ILF further seeks to diminish ethno-sectarian divisions in Iraq by creating a space for future Iraqi leaders to develop relationships and friendships with peers from different backgrounds based on respect and mutual understanding.