Who We Are

The Hunger Project is a global, non-profit, strategic organization committed to the sustainable end of world hunger. Our vision is a world where every woman, man and child leads a healthy, fulfilling life of self-reliance and dignity.

Our mission is to end hunger and poverty by pioneering sustainable, grassroots, women-centered strategies and advocating for their widespread adoption in countries throughout the world.


From former heads of state to executives in international business, our leaders are experts in social justice, women’s rights, participatory governance and corporate philanthropy.

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Ending hunger requires principles that are consistent with our shared humanity. We challenge ourselves to ensure that each of our strategies builds on these principles.

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We have a worldwide team of more than 380 people in 22 countries who exhibit commitment, integrity and dynamism.

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Founded in 1977, The Hunger Project is a global, nonprofit organization committed to the sustainable end of world hunger. We were created as a strategic organization, reinventing ourselves time and again to meet each challenge and opportunity along the path of ending hunger.

Our global movement of individuals and organizations in 22 countries worldwide is a demonstration of authentic partnership. Committed investors in the United States, where our Global Office is based, and in our affiliates known as Partner Countries (in Australia, Canada, Germany, Japan, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom) support the actions of more than 16,000 communities throughout Africa, South Asia and Latin America (in Bangladesh, Benin, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Malawi, Mexico, Mozambique, Peru, Senegal, Uganda) who are leading their own change.

We earn high ratings from Charity Navigator and the American Institute of Philanthropy (A grade). We are a Better Business Bureau seal-holder and GuideStar Exchange platinum recipient, and are proud to be a founding member of InterAction and meet all their membership standards for accountability, transparency and effectiveness. We hold consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), and are a participant of the UN Global Compact. The Global Hunger Project is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization in the United States. Our Federal tax number (EIN) is 94-2443282.

Selected Partners

  • 1,000 Days
  • Alwaleed Philanthropies
  • Citi
  • Ford Foundation
  • InterAction
  • Robertson Foundation
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®)
  • United Nations Zero Hunger Challenge
  • The World Bank

The Hunger Project is pleased to partner with the following organizations and alliances in our work.