What We Do

Our Approach

Strengthening organizations to amplify their impact.

FCDE empowers communities to lead their own development by increasing the effectiveness and sustainability of local organizations. We help grassroots partners assess, envision and attain organizational growth that drives community change. Together, this is how we do it:

Build Skills & Knowledge

Create Connections

Unlock Resources

Grow Local Solutions

Our Theory of Change

Mission

FCDE builds local capacity to lead community change in rural East Africa.

Vision

Locally led development transforms lives.

Strategy

FCDE provides training, connections and resources to strengthen nonprofit performance and amplify impact.

BUILD SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE

Deliver customized training and coaching.

UNLOCK RESOURCES

Link organizations to funding, technology, workspace and skilled support.

CREATE CONNECTIONS

Foster networks and strategic relationships that fuel ideas and partnerships.

GROW LOCAL SOLUTIONS

Lead collaborative initiatives that build on local development solutions.

Impact

Together with FCDE, our grassroots partners:

STRENGTHEN
PERFORMANCE

  • New Skills
  • Strategy
  • Effective Programs
  • Funding
  • Partners

AMPLIFY
IMPACT

  • Sustainable Organizations
  • Quality Services
  • More People Benefit

TRANSFORM
LIVES

  • Agriculture, Energy
    & Environment
  • Health
  • Livelihoods
  • Social Justice
  • Women’s Empowerment
  • Youth & Education

Community Development Priorities

To benefit from interconnections that broaden our impact, FCDE partners with local organizations working within six fields of community development.

Agriculture, Energy & Environment

Climate-smart agriculture and clean household energy

Health

Primary healthcare, HIV/AIDS advocacy, nutrition and WASH

Livelihoods

Small business development, vocational training, smallholder farming and social enterprise

Social Justice

Advocacy and inclusion for people with disabilities and marginalized groups

Women’s Empowerment

Rights-based approaches to increase opportunities and resources for women and girls

Youth & Education

Quality education and youth development

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Your support gives local visionaries in rural Uganda and beyond tools and opportunities to help lift people out of poverty and build communities of promise and possibility.