• Organization TypeImplementing NGO
  • Staff1001-5000
  • Development Budget100 Million - 500 Million
  • HeadquartersUnited States
  • Founded1952
Global Communities is an international non-profit organization that works closely with communities worldwide to bring about sustainable changes that improve the lives and livelihoods of the vulnerable. Development is not something we do for people; it is something we do with them. We believe that the people who understand their needs best are the people of the community itself. We make a difference by engaging with communities, governments, the private sector and NGOs as partners for good – bringing together complementary strengths and shared responsibilities to work toward common goals. Global Communities has existed for 60 years. Most recently we have been known as CHF International and, before that, the Cooperative Housing Foundation. We began in 1952 as the Foundation for Cooperative Housing.   Mission Our mission is to be a catalyst for long-lasting positive change in low- and moderate-income communities around the world, helping them improve their social, economic and environmental conditions. Our reputation is built on the strong relationships we have with the communities we serve—engaging and involving them throughout the development process to keep control and ownership in their hands.   Sectors Global Communities undertakes development work in over 25 countries around the world. We partner with communities to enable them to direct their own development for a sustainable future. We believe that the people best suited to decide what a community needs is the community itself. Global Communities has expertise in the following areas: Economic Development Micro, SME and Housing Finance Infrastructure and Construction Governance and Urban Development Civil Society and Municipal Development Global Health Emergency Response Where We Work Global Communities currently works in more than 20 countries around the world in Africa, Asia, Europe & the Caucasus, Latin America & the Caribbean and the Middle East.

Where is Global Communities


Job openings over the past year

Examples of past jobs

  • Pricing Consultant
  • WASH Team Lead, Zambia
  • South Sudan Research Consultantcy
  • Chief of Party, Guatemala Communities Building Peace Together Project (CBPT)

Staff at Global Communities have experience in


  • development
  • monitoring / evaluation
  • civil society
  • architecture / design
  • procurement process


  • united states agency for international development
  • non-governmental organization
  • department for international development
  • european commission humanitarian office
  • bill & melinda gates foundation


  • colombia
  • ghana
  • ethiopia
  • liberia
  • sudan


  • managerial experience
  • business development
  • experience in recruitment
  • international experience
  • with experience in conflict areas

Contact Global Communities

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Company Offices
  • United States (headquarters)
  • 8601 Georgia Avenue Suite 800


Contract Awards

Resiliency in Northern Ghana (RING) Project24 June 2014

United States Agency for International Development - USAID
24 Jun 2014

USAID contract in Honduras: AID522C00010031129 August 2005

United States Agency for International Development - USAID
10 Dec 2012

USAID contract in Haiti: AID521C00110000414 January 2011

United States Agency for International Development - USAID
10 Dec 2012

USAID contract in Montenegro: AID170C00100010329 September 2010

United States Agency for International Development - USAID
10 Dec 2012

USAID contract in Armenia, United States: AID111C0005000261 April 2005

United States Agency for International Development - USAID
10 Dec 2012

South Sulawesi Healthy Traditional Markets10 December 2012

Australian Agency for International Development - AusAID
10 Dec 2012
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