Journey back to the Awajun

Violeta Villacorta (@ViointheAmazon) is a fashion designer, specializing in sustainable design since the early 90′s. Violeta is also a speaker and consultant. She is the founder of ORG by vio, created as an umbrella for promoting Amazon culture, protecting the rainforest, designing and selling unique, high quality fashion handmade in collaboration with indigenous Amazon artisans, [...]

Adobe and GO: Impact Storytelling in Minutes

Groundwork Opportunities is now in it’s third year of helping people get more connected to locally led projects in underserved communities then ever before. With the launch of our unique and sophisticated GO Champion community, we’ve been able to connect over 300 GO Champions to causes they wish to support, and have helped them raise over [...]

Brick by Brick

In 2012, my best friend Michelle and I finally fulfilled a lifelong dream of traveling to Africa to help complete a humanitarian project that we spear headed, and is led by a local community member named Peter. Peter operates a micro-development farm that helps farmers grow their food better. While visiting Peter’s family and home [...]

A Tale of Hope, Justice, and Clean Water

These are the words and thoughts of GO volunteer and Chairwoman of our Champion Fundraising Board, Katlyn Torgerson, during her travels to the Ecuadorian Amazon in August. She was able to visit the work of a community behind the Clearwater Project, which is finding a way to give to people what many lack– clean water. Katlyn [...]

Through our Lens

Dena Hangaard and Lesley de Dios are two GO Volunteers currently helping to install a micro-lending program for small-holder farmers in Kampong Speu, Cambodia. The project is led by the Sao Sary Foundation, which helps provide poverty alleviation support to rural villages in the surrounding community— and stop human trafficking where it starts. Dena and [...]


  Five years ago GO began as a small idea sketched out on a paper napkin in a Berkeley cafe. We had no resources and were fueled by determination, passion, and a hypothesis that would quickly evolve as we began to test (and test, and test) our theory of change. About four years ago, I [...]