As fiscal sponsor for Envaya, the Trust for Conservation Innovation enthusiastically supports Envaya and its mission. Envaya is a nonprofit project that is legally organized under the Trust for Conservation Innovation. As a sponsored project, Envaya focuses on its programmatic goals, while its operating facilities and fiscal management are administered by the Trust for Conservation Innovation. The Trust for Conservation is a United States charitable umbrella exempt from federal taxation under Internal Revenue Code section 501(c)(3).
Google has generously supported Envaya by providing a seed grant through the Google Inc. Charitable Giving Fund of the Tides Foundation. The Envaya platform provides usable tools that allow grassroots organizations in Africa to easily publish and connect online. Envaya appreciates Google's ongoing dedication to support worldwide access to information, and this collaboration is a big step toward connecting the last frontiers of the digital world.
Twaweza means “we can make it happen” in Swahili. As a citizen-focused development initiative, Twaweza is working to incorporate Envaya into its program to foster grassroots change in East Africa. Twaweza has provided Envaya a grant for the further development and deployment of online tools that enable community-based organizations to better and more easily communicate, organize and collaborate.
The Digital Opportunities Trust (DOT) has empowered over 2000 of the world’s youth by teaching the effective use of Information Communication Technologies (ICTs). Working in 13 countries, DOT has built an extensive network community leaders and organizations. Envaya and DOT are currently collaborating to deploy Envaya in Rwanda.
The Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH) is a parastatal organization with the responsibility of coordinating and promoting research and technology development activities in the country. It is the chief advisor to the Tanzanian government on all matters pertaining to science and technology and their application to the socio-economic development of the country. Envaya's Africa headquarters is located in the COSTECH building in Dar es Salaam, and we sincerely appreciate COSTECH's generous support.
The Foundation for Civil Society (FCS) is a Tanzanian non-profit that empowers communities by providing grants, facilitating linkages, and nurturing a culture of ongoing learning in civil society. FCS is one of the largest support mechanisms for civil society in Tanzania and is committed to delivering grant aid and supporting capacity-building initiatives to strengthen effective engagement of poverty reduction.
Envaya is collaborating with FCS to develop technology to support Tanzanian civil society. The Foundation provides extensive knowledge of Tanzanian civil society to help inform Envaya’s development of useful technology, and offers its operational capacity in Tanzania to help deploy and assess this technology on the ground. FCS includes Envaya’s technology in capacity-building workshops for Tanzanian CSOs, introducing organizations to Envaya’s platform, enabling them to create their own websites and better communicate on the Internet.
The Giencke Family Trust
The Giencke Family Trust is committed to making a difference in peoples' lives as directly as possible. The Trust supports such organizations as the Jimmy Fund for its cancer research, MinutemanSenior.org for their work providing vital services to the elderly and the disabled, and Envaya for our support of grassroots civil society organizations in developing countries.
Peace Corps Tanzania enthusiastically supports Envaya and includes Envaya workshops in volunteer and community counterpart training periods. With volunteers across all of Tanzania working in the education, health, and environment sectors, Peace Corps Tanzania will help Envaya continue to scale and improve.