Unlike many development organizations, A Glimmer of Hope does not fundraise for operating costs. When Donna and Philip Berber established Glimmer, they did so with a very large endowment. This fund provides enough money every year to cover ALL of Glimmer’s operating expenses. It even covers credit card transaction fees online.

When we promise 100% of all donations will go directly to the field we are giving our donors a unique opportunity. They can help those in extreme rural poverty without worrying about how much of their money will get to the field. It will ALL get there.

But at Glimmer, we don’t think it is enough to merely promise 100% of donations will get to the field. We follow up that promise with proof. We actually show all of our donors how their money is spent and where it went.

How do we prove it? Progress reports from every village provide visual and text updates on our work in the field. Completion photos show every project that we construct in every village where we work. We provide GPS coordinates for every project, allowing our donors to view the actual projects through Google Maps

How Do We Prove It?

  • Progress reports from every village provide visual and text updates on our work in the field.
  • Completion photos show every project that we construct in every village where we work.
  • We provide GPS coordinates for every project allowing our donors to view the actual projects through Google Maps.
We wanted to do things differently. By creating a model whereby 100% of all donations would go directly to development projects, Glimmer provides donors with a unique opportunity to put their money to its most efficient and effective use.Philip Berber