Global Peace Building Foundation

Global Peace Building Foundation

Global Peace Building Foundation (GPBF) was established on September 11, 2010 under the premise that changing attitudes, perceptions and relationships are essential to peace building, and doing this at the grassroots level will contribute to sustainable peace.  We contribute to the building of global peace by supporting organizations and projects that restore, rebuild, and transform relationships that have been broken due to prejudices, stereotyping, hatreds, and fears that may have accumulated over generations. GPBF supports grassroots organizations that work with youth and children to build sustainable peace through personal relationships.  GPBF operates under the Contact Theory, a central tenet of peace building based on the belief that negative attitudes, such as stereotypes and prejudice, can be reduced by promoting contact and familiarity between conflicting groups.  GPBF currently supports groups that use dialogue, sports, and the arts to put this theory into practice.  Joint business/economic projects emphasizing an entrepreneurial focus are currently under consideration.   

 

At a Glance

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Organization Type

  • Foundation
  • Non-governmental organization (NGO)
  • International non-governmental organization (INGO)

Contact

370 Castle Shannon Blvd, PO Box 14804
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

T : (412) 563-1905
E : tometzel@globalpeacebuilding.org

Organization Mission

Contribute to the building of global peace by supporting organizations and projects that restore, rebuild, and transform relationships that have been broken due to prejudices, stereotyping, hatreds, and fears that may have accumulated over generations.

Area of Focus

GPBF’s core programs include:
Advocacy to elevate awareness of grassroots peacebuilding efforts taking place around the globe.
Fundraising which supports grassroots peacebuilding organizations globally.
Grant making through issuing precision micro-grants targeted for specific projects.
Due Diligence which assures that grantees meet GPBF criteria as listed below.
Transparency by providing financial statements upon request. 
 

Areas of Expertise

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