Global Health and Development

Global Health and Development Fund

This fund is used to make grants to organisations working to alleviate suffering and improve the lives of people living all around the world. This broad remit includes but is not limited to: poverty alleviation, education, treatment and prevention of sickness and ill health, and tackling inequalities. This includes both direct (service provision) and indirect (policy advocacy and research) work. The fund managers are responsible for identifying organisations that are able to effect real change in a cost-effective way.

History and Balance

The Global Health and Development Fund is a brand new project from Founders Pledge. This section will be updated as it progresses. We will be making our first grants in January 2021.

Fund Managers

Sam Carter

Sam joined Founders Pledge as a Research Advisor in January 2020, based in New York. Prior to this, Sam spent over three years at the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) at MIT, where she managed J-PAL’s policy work related to financial inclusion and contributed to J-PAL’s government partnerships, cost-effectiveness analyses, and outreach in Brazil. Sam has also worked at the World Bank and various think tanks in the United States and Latin America. She holds a B.A. and M.A. in Economics from Johns Hopkins.

Rebecca Roden

Rebecca joined Founders Pledge in late 2018 having spent the previous four years teaching maths on the Teach First Development Programme and leading the Economics and Business Department at a London senior school.

Rebecca graduated from Durham University with a degree in Maths and Economics, and has a Masters in Social Business and Entrepreneurship from the LSE.

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