Collaborative partnerships are at the core of all we do. In every program, we partner with governments, organizations, and social investors who share our vision to build sustainable, inclusive communities.

For partnership opportunities, contact Lianne Romahi, Director of Business Development

Government Donors
Regional & Local Partners
Corporations & Foundations

We’ve been working with government agencies for decades.

We are steadfast in our commitment to the highest levels of integrity and ethical standards. We strive to meet the letter and spirit of U.S. laws and regulations, as well as those of the countries where we operate.

Counterpart International’s headquarters and field staff are required to take training and pass uniform tests that specifically focus on four basic areas: avoiding fraud and abuse, a model code of conduct, government contracting, and global anti-corruption and anti-bribery.

Based on a particular staff member’s role in the organization, he or she will receive continued training directly related to the policies and procedures regarding consulting agreements, types of grants and how to contract for goods and services.

Counterpart partners with leading universities for the ‘NEXT GENERATION IN THOUGHT LEADERSHIP’ series.

Students interested in pursuing careers in international development partner with Counterpart’s technical experts to explore key socio-political challenges – from youth radicalization to extremism, to violence against women, and natural resources management — to produce blogs on civil society and governments’ role in addressing challenges, considering policies currently implemented along with gaps, and provide recommendations for how the international development community can better support reforms. 

University partners include the Reiff Center for Human Rights and Conflict Resolution at Christopher Newport University and the University of Dayton Human Rights Center.

Regional and local organizations are our implementing partners, helping make a difference on the ground.

The challenges of being a compliant and ethical organization do not stop at the front door. Counterpart’s mission (partnering with local organizations – formal and informal – to build inclusive, sustainable communities in which their people thrive) requires collaboration. To that end, implementing partners around the globe agree to follow the same high standards as Counterpart’s staff.

In the end, it is communities around the world that benefit from these practices.

Counterpart seeks opportunities to partner with corporations and foundations that, like us, recognize the imperative of strengthening the social sector globally. Through Counterpart’s Social Sector Accelerator we accelerate social investments in capable partners, accelerate the impact of leaders, organizations and networks and improve the quality of social investment partnerships by providing tools and resources to corporations and philanthropic organizations that build the capacity of their grantees to improve their performance and achieve their mission.

We also serve as an intermediary grant-maker to local organizations based on our belief that local organizations are best able to identify and solve their most pressing challenges. Specifically, in nine of the countries where we worked in 2015, we awarded 245 sub-grants to local organizations.

To learn more about the mutual benefits of partnering with us to strengthen the social sector, please tell us a bit more about your interests.

Counterpart International has an Operating Reserve Policy of 15% that is applied to all nongovernmental grants to build and sustain a dedicated fund for organizational-wide initiatives.


Together with our local partners, we are improving health and nutrition, expanding access to education, strengthening climate resiliency, enhancing people’s livelihoods, and ensuring communities are governed more inclusively. In each project, we track our goals, monitor the progress, and evaluate impact.