ANNUAL REPORT 2015

GENERATIONAL
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OUR YEAR IN 12 PHOTOS

#01

This year, 2.3 million women and men gained more secure rights to their own plot of land through Landesa’s partnerships. Meet a few of these women and men and read examples of Landesa’s other milestone moments in the following slides.
Photo by: Nancy Farese

#02

Sumani’s family had been squatting on the same plot of land in a remote area of Odisha, India for two generations. Once they were granted legal rights to that land, they built a sturdy and permanent home with a solid roof and walls to shield them and their four children from the monsoon rains.

#03

Sumani with her younger daughter, who now attends school thanks to the family’s improved circumstances.

#04

When Parbati and Madhu Ramgiria received secure rights to a small plot of land, they were finally eligible to access government services earmarked for farmers. The family received 10 ducks and 10 fruit saplings from the government’s agricultural extension services.

#05

The family now eats a more nutritious diet that includes bananas, papayas, potatoes, beans, and eggs.

#06

Florence Mutiheba and Jean Baptiste, learned about women’s rights to land through a Landesa pilot project in Rwanda. Now that the couple recognizes that they both have equal rights to their land, they work together to manage their land and family finances.

#07

Florence and Jean’s partnership has increased their profit from their small farm and meant that for the first time they’ve been able to buy health insurance for their children.

#08

This year, Landesa influenced 16 policy changes or laws in China and India. These legal changes have the potential to impact more than 700 million women and men.

#09

After all twenty-one women in her village in Odisha, India, received secure rights to a small plot of land, Moti Pujari started a women’s self-help group. The women determined that they would each open a poultry farm. Moti now has more than 400 chickens and her grown son works beside her on her thriving farm.

#10

This year, Landesa’s legal awareness efforts reached more than 7,000 policy makers and service providers and more than 24,000 beneficiaries. When policy makers understand the issue of land rights, they author more effective and realistic policies. And when women and men understand their rights to land, they have more security and stability – the key to sparking long-term investment and growth.
Photo by: Emily Scott Pottruck

#11

When Moyna Bauri, a single mother of two, received secure rights to a micro-plot of land along with 44 other women in Bankura, West Bengal, India, she could finally obtain a government-installed latrine – further protecting her family’s health and safety.

#12

When the 30 women of Chitrakar, West Bengal, India, received secure rights to small plots of land, they established a women’s self-help group. The group has since opened a bank account – for many of the women their first encounter with the formal banking sector – which has helped the women launch small businesses.

FINANCIALS

TOTAL SUPPORT AND REVENUES

TOTAL REVENUES
$9,247,448
Grants & Foundations
Individuals
Fee for service
Corporate Giving
Other

(Events, Gifts-in-kind, Interest)

FUNCTIONAL ALLOCATION OF EXPENSES

TOTAL EXPENSES
$9,810,700

Program Services

81%

Management & General

11%

Fundraising

8%

ALLOCATION OF RESOURCES BY PROGRAM AREA

India
Africa
China
Global Advocacy, Communications & Learning
Global Projects
Landesa Center for Women’s Land Rights

THANK YOU TO OUR DONORS

Landesa is grateful for the generous support from the following individuals, foundations, and others during fiscal year 2014-15. Limited space prevents us from listing all gifts, but we appreciate the support of all of our donors, regardless of size.

OVER $1 MILLION

  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Ford Foundation
  • Google Foundation
  • IKEA Foundation
  • Nike Foundation
  • NoVo Foundation
  • Omidyar Network
  • River Star Foundation
  • Skoll Foundation
  • Anonymous (1)

$25,000 - $99,999

  • Andrew and Sara Litt Charitable Fund
  • Battery Powered
  • Brookshire Green Foundation
  • The Capital Group Companies Charitable Foundation
  • The Greenbaum Foundation
  • Lenore Hanauer Foundation
  • Kiran and Vikesh Mahendroo
  • Beverly and George Martin
  • Namati
  • Emilie and Doug Ogden/The North Ridge Foundation
  • PACCAR International
  • Seattle International Foundation
  • Lawrence Wilkinson
  • Anonymous (1)

$5,000 - $9,999

  • Adam J. Weissmann Foundation
  • Catapult
  • COSTCO Wholesale
  • Anna Faris
  • Jill and Gordon Hally
  • Phil Harvey
  • Karen and Michael Herman
  • Janet W. Ketcham
  • Elizabeth and Whitney MacMillan
  • The Myhrvold & Havranek Family Charitable Fund
  • Suri and Mala Raman
  • Vicki and Gary Reed
  • Seba Foundation
  • Ann P. Wyckoff

$100,000 - $999,999

  • Araceli and David Barclay
  • Bill and Paula Clapp
  • David Weekley Family Foundation
  • M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust
  • Moccasin Lake Foundation
  • Ronald B. Rankin
  • Rights and Resources Group
  • The Sahsen Fund
  • Stewardship Foundation
  • World Resources Institute

$10,000 - $24,999

  • Marie and Bill Cooper
  • The Cloud L. Cray Foundation *
  • The Cynthia & George Mitchell Foundation
  • Laura Lee Grace
  • James G. and Patricia E. Kern-Cardillo
  • Sara and Mark Kranwinkle
  • Andrea Lairson and Bob Gomulkiewicz
  • Mike and Gaelynn McGavick
  • Sally and Bill Neukom
  • New Field Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation
  • Kathleen Pierce **
  • Nashra Rahman and Brian Schwarzwalder
  • The Sister Fund
  • Brett and Valarie VandenBrink
  • Anonymous (1)
  • * - Donation in honor of Roy L. Prosterman and in memory of Richard Cray
  • ** - Donation in memory of Douglas P. Beighle

$2,500 - $4,999

  • Dobkin Family Foundation
  • Edmonds Unitarian Universalist Church
  • Elizabeth Roberts
  • Nancy and Earl Grout
  • Mina Titi Liu and Eric Rosenblum
  • Lynn and Steve Mowe
  • Margaret Niles and Stephen Garratt
  • Julie and Paul Pottinger
  • Roy L. Prosterman
  • Michele Rosen
  • Sandra E. Taylor
  • Elisabeth Wendt
  • George M. Yeager

$2,499 - $1,000

  • Ann and Bob Christensen
  • Janet M. and John W. Creighton
  • Janice D'Amato
  • Norm Dicks
  • Vicky (Lavinia) Downs
  • Chris and Chrissie Drape
  • Julie Edsforth and Jabe Blumenthal
  • Ellen Ferguson
  • Amy Fernandes
  • Diane Foug and Toni Schneider
  • William H. Gates Sr.
  • Greater Kansas City Community Foundation
  • Christine Grumm
  • Susan Heikkala
  • Joan Hsiao and Jim Bromley
  • Thomas Huntington
  • International Community School
  • Gretchen and Jon Jones
  • Lewis Kaden
  • Susanne Keller and Allan Williams
  • Carol and Lenny Lieberman
  • Christina Lockwood
  • Noriko and Doug Palmer
  • Jennifer Potter and John Winton
  • Prairie Foundation
  • Beverly and Jeff Riedinger
  • Nancy Sapiro and Lincoln Miller
  • Susanne Christopher Shutz
  • David Skinner
  • University of Washington, School of Law
  • Jay Venkatesan
  • Wally and Linda Walker
  • Whole Foods Market - Interbay
  • Susan Sheppard Wyckoff

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