Partnerships For ChangeĀ®

Since 1990, Partnerships For Change® (PFC) has promoted social and economic transformation through direct humanitarian action and sustainable development. Our ‘Sustainable Forays’ are the ‘Four A‘ projects that Awaken the conscience, Accelerate Economic and Health Empowerment, Advance compassion and abolish cruelty to people, animals and the environment, and Advocate through education for policy change to achieve the above goals.  Based in San Francisco, PFC is an international, non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to positive transformation at the community level. PFC works with communities around the world, empowering individuals to achieve their full potential as well as building and strengthening community alliances. Our projects include empowering social and spiritual entrepreneurs, empowering women, accelerating social, economic and environmental transformation, catalyzing change through the media and leading groups on global learning journeys. Among the many films and documentaries we sponsor, we are most proud to be associated with Oscar-nominated film-makers exposing violence against women and children, animal abuse, campus rapes, sexual abuse in the military, and sexual abuse by the clergy. PFC also supports healthcare issues including Lyme disease, maternal healthcare, and extreme emergency rescue missions. We also support education in various creative forms such as games, books and magical healing programs.

Lama Tenzin and the Himalayan Kids

Since 2001, PFC has sponsored the Humanitarian Hall of Fame monk, Lama Tenzin Choegyal, and his heroic efforts to rescue children from the Upper Dolpo region of the Himalaya Mountains. The journey involves trekking 10-14 hours/day for 20 – 30 days while climbing over altitudes of 18,000 feet through treacherous conditions, often encountering mercenary – like Maoists who demand payment for passage. The brave monk and his group of children push through the insurmountable odds to the orphanage where Lama Tenzin has created a safe and loving home as well as private school education.

Samarpan Foundation

Samarpan Foundation is a non profit charitable trust that is run entirely by volunteers. They exist to provide help to people and animals, and to restore our environment. Their volunteers claim no expenses, which means that 100% of the money you donate will be used to fund their projects, without deduction for administrative costs. Their vision is to expand their network globally to provide help and assistance of any kind when there is a humanitarian, ecological or environmental need.

The Samarpan Foundation is also affiliated with the Light Movement. Click on the Light Movement logo to learn more.

Dr. Jordt and the Bhutan Nation Heritage Foundation

Partnership For Change® celebrates our Bhutan National Heritage Foundation launch.

Since Burma’s pro-democracy leader, Noble Peace Laureate, renowned hero and human rights activist, Aung San Suu Kyi’s release from years of imposed house arrest, Dr. Jordt has visited Aung San Suu Kyi,and has appeared as her spokesperson on many media outlets facilitating a video conference call with Aung San Suu Kyi at the 2012 Noble Peace Prize Forum.  In addition to continuing our work in Burma, PFC, Dr. Jordt and her daughter, Nurit Jordt, will work with Bharat Rana of the Royal Thimpu College (RTC), Bhutan’s first private college to protect and preserve parks, schools, buildings and monasteries.


Empowering Social and Spiritual Entrepreneurs


Women's Empowerment and Health Promotion

Lama Tenzin and Himalayan Kids

Accelerating Environmental, Economic and Personal Transformation

Jaipur Foot

Learning Journeys

Catalyzing Media as a Change Agent