CONSTRUCTION FOR CHANGE: a nonprofit construction company
We believe that by building infrastructure, we are building opportunity. From schools to medical facilities to community buildings that house vocational training, our network is dedicated to alleviating poverty in the world’s most under-resourced areas. We partner with community-based NGO’s to develop infrastructure and we recruit professional volunteers to manage these projects. These volunteers train and employ local workers and source local materials, allowing for significant investment in the regional economy. We provide pro-bono design and comprehensive project management through our network of expert volunteers and Change Fellows. The resulting strong, sustainable, environmentally sound facilities help to break the cycle of poverty.
Since 2007, in their CfC buildings, our partners have positively impacted the lives of over 1,000,000 people.
CfC:local was created from the understanding that there is a great need for programs and services dedicated to alleviating poverty here in Seattle. Through Projects like the University District Youth Center, Construction for Change works with organizations providing these resources, to meet those needs.
Make a Donation
Your donation will directly support an increase in the availability of our services for NGOs and community-based organizations who need them the most.
Partner with Us
We exist to support other nonprofit organizations looking to build or improve its facilities. We believe a physical space can transform a person’s experience and future; we believe infrastructure can help to end the cycles of poverty. We are here to build with you.
Building safe, sustainable infrastructure for nonprofits across the world. We believe by allowing these organizations to focus on providing access to healthcare, education and economic opportunity, together, we can end global poverty.
What We’re Working On
Right now, CfC are partnering with Women’s Protection Center Nepal to rebuild the Hetauda House, a safehouse in the Makwanpur District of Nepal that was damaged by the Earthquake. This new facility will provide a secure home for women and their children where case management, advocacy- based counselling, tutoring and educational development as well as vocational skills training programs are available.
Where Does the Money Go?
Your $200 gift may purchase the materials needed to bring electricity to a secondary school for the first time. This allows for better teaching and an enhanced learning environment for students eager to obtain an education. A gift of $140 can pay a month’s fair wages to a local team member hired to build with CfC. This ensures when we leave a project site, it’s not just our partners and their constituents who benefit, it truly is the whole community. These are just a few examples. Whether your interest is in tertiary education, primary care for young families or vocational training for women – rest assured our team is identifying effective partner organizations spearheading high-impact projects across the globe.