JustWorld Launches $100,000 Matching Gift Challenge

JustWorld International is a not-for-profit organization that transforms the lives of children in impoverished communities around the world.

JustWorld provides a unique opportunity for equestrians and individuals to learn about, experience, and contribute to a global campaign against poverty. JustWorld is an Official Charity Partner of the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), the largest governing body of equestrian sports. JustWorld unites thousands of riders from around the world to give children a leg up to a brighter future.

For more than seventeen years, JustWorld has worked with more than 18 partners from all around the world, including places like Cambodia, Senegal, Kenya, Brazil, Columbia, and the United States—providing powerful education, nutrition, and health programs to thousands of children who are reaching out for help. This year, the JustWorld projects will support more than 9,000 children in Cambodia, Guatemala, Honduras, and the United States. 


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Wellington, FL—JustWorld is announcing the “Build Bright Futures, Together” matching gift challenge. Now through December 31, supporters of the equestrian-based organization have the opportunity to double their donations by participating in this special fundraising campaign.

Build Bright Futures, Together launched this month with the help of a generous, anonymous donor offering to match all donations up to $100,000. This dollar-for-dollar match will help to directly support the construction of a much-needed secondary school in Guatemala for at-risk children and youth.

“This matching gift is the largest in the history of the organization,” said Mei Mei Newsome, Executive Director of JustWorld. “We are grateful to our matching donor for their generous investment. This is a unique opportunity to engage the equestrian community and inspire giving that will wholly change children’s lives, and an entire community, forever.”

Donations made to JustWorld before the end of the year are eligible for matching, including contributions by mail and online.

El Patojismo is one of the many programs funded and supported by JustWorld, a nonprofit organization based in the equestrian sport that provides a philanthropic avenue for equestrians and equestrian-based businesses to get directly involved with humanitarian work and bring positive change to the lives of children in under-resourced communities around the world. El Patojismo is now a fully accredited educational program in the town of Jocotenango, Guatemala, and since 2004, the framework has evolved and grown exponentially since receiving JustWorld support and guidance.

“We have learned that long-term, sustainable development and equity in Guatemala is only possible when children receive a quality education,” said Newsome. “The current educational model JustWorld helped to build at El Patojismo has proven its success each year with more and more children graduating. The current facility is bursting at the seams.

“The demand and desire for the resources we are providing to these children and their community are changing the dynamic. The secondary school will provide critical advanced education and vocational training so the youth in Guatemala will not only have a safe place to go to learn and be nourished, but they will be fully prepared to enter university or an income-earning career. This is how we will fracture the cycle of poverty.”

Young girl representing JustWorld International.

Build Bright Futures, Together matching donations can be made online at https://bit.ly/2VtY4qe.

Learn about the education and nutrition programs JustWorld funds, and how the equestrian community is helping to change the world: https://www.justworldinternational.org.


JustWorld International is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization in the United States. Tax-deductible donations are accepted in Switzerland and JustWorld’s supporters may send their donations to Fondation Philanthropia, a Swiss public-benefit umbrella foundation. JustWorld International has no political or religious affiliation.

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