Project Humanity is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to identifying and engaging in women’s empowerment projects in rural African villages aimed to bring transformational change to all those involved. Operating under the philosophy that actions speak louder than words, the organization identifies specific short-term health care, literacy, and micro financing projects that are staffed by skilled professional volunteers. All projects are designed with the goal of creating sustainable, lasting solutions that will continue to thrive after PH volunteers leave. Our focus is on improving lives by enabling access to microloans, assisting in providing prenatal care, conducting HIV/AIDS prevention education, and advancing literacy by providing books to local schools. In areas where life’s obstacles can seem overwhelming, PH works to alleviate stress, give hope, and provide meaningful change to community members.
Project Humanity is not an aid organization. Although specific trips may include donations of baby supplies or books, Project Humanity’s primary purpose is to create lasting solutions through small continuous projects that require time, patience, and perseverance in order to achieve success.
The work and mission of Project Humanity was first established in 1997 under an organization formerly known as DoMissions with a focus of offering primarily Southern Baptists mission trips to Africa and Eastern Europe. DoMissions’ first overseas outreach project was in Kenya. Over the years, founder and CEO, Darren Tipton, led teams to South Africa, Zimbabwe, Burkina Faso, Gambia, Poland, Indonesia, and, Malaysia.
In 2010, DoMissions formally became Project Humanity and it began the process of defining a more secular mission statement and new volunteer trip objectives. In 2013 Project Humanity adopted its current mission statement of women’s empowerment focused on measurable models of impact. Today the organization seeks to be inclusive of any individual with the desire to serve and to bring meaningful benefit to the lives of individuals and communities in need. Project Humanity is staffed with members and volunteers who have extensive professional experience and knowledge in international volunteerism, primary care medicine, education, finance, and business administration.
Project Humanity is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization based in Key West, Florida. The organization strictly complies with all IRS directives for financial accountability and is committed to maintaining one hundred percent financial and administrative transparency. Donations received by Project Humanity are used for administrative and operational costs, as well as a supplement to aid in the expenses of our professional volunteers including, travel expenses, in-country costs, and international health, life, and evacuation insurance.
Project Humanity is governed by a Board of Directors that is responsible for establishing policies and procedures, along with approving and overseeing each of the organization’s projects. Board members are dedicated leaders who are deeply concerned and committed to the mission of Project Humanity with a main goal of improving sustainable living conditions for the people and villages Project Humanity serves. The organization also maintains an Advisory Council that guides outreach efforts and makes recommendations regarding effectiveness and sustainability of projects in order to achieve measurable change.
Project Humanity holds an annual meeting and convention for staff, directors, and advisory council members. The 2015 annual gathering was held in Key West, Florida. The next meeting will be held in February 2017, in Key West, Florida
Project Humanity- U.S. Business Operations:
P.O. Box 5814
Key West, FL 33040