How Can You Help?

There are several ways that you can help! You can bring forward ideas for projects and you can volunteer for a project. You can help bring resources to a project — for example, medical equipment or supplies — or lead efforts to build partnerships with organizations that might have the resources to help a project. And finally, you can donate funds to the organization.

Identify a Need
Step Forward Initiative was founded with the hope that people would bring new projects to the organization. For example, perhaps you’ve seen a village in a remote part of the world that needs a fresh water supply or a sewage treatment capability, or maybe a clinic that needs medical supplies. Whatever the need, if the project is in alignment with our mission (to address unmet medical and social needs in underserved areas throughout the world), then it can be considered. If you have an idea for a project, please contact us at
Lead or Volunteer for a Project
There may be opportunities for individuals to help on projects. Ideally, a person who has an idea for a project would also be interested in leading or volunteering on that project. If you are interested in getting involved, please contact us at
Provide In-kind Support
One way to help our efforts is to provide goods or services. For example, our Kalmykia TB Project would benefit from the donation of certain medical equipment or supplies. But in-kind support can also benefit non-program activities. An example is the pro bono legal support that we have been very fortunate to receive. If you are interested in exploring opportunities for in-kind donations, please contact us at
Donating funds to Step Forward Initiative is an easy way to help us keep our existing TB program going as well as expand our project portfolio. And you can be confident that nearly every dollar goes to program activities. As of now, Step Forward Initiative is fully managed by a volunteer team. Non-program expenses are limited to accounting and financial management. In 2012, non-program expenses were less than 6% of total.

You can make a donation using a credit card or your PayPal account. Your donation will be processed by PayPal.

Or you can send a check made out to “Step Forward Initiative” and mailed to 527 Hale Street, Palo Alto, CA 94301.

Please let us know if you work for a company that has a matching contribution program. Step Forward Initiative is a 501(c)(3) organization, Federal Tax ID Number is 45-3811394. Its nonprofit status makes your donation tax-deductible.
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The Step Forward Initiative is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Help us move forward with our mission, donate today.