Where We Work : USA

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In the United States and Canada, BRAC is represented by BRAC USA.

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What others say about BRAC

"BRAC in Bangladesh is the best aid group you've never heard of" (Nicholas Kristof, The New York Times)

"The most astounding social enterprise in the world" (Paul Collier, author of The Bottom Billion)

"The real magic of Bangladesh wasn't microfinance, but BRAC--and NGOs more generally" (The Economist)

"BRAC is better prepared and better positioned to work in very poor countries than anybody in the developed world" (George Soros)

"By most measures the largest, fastest-growing nongovermental organization in the world--and one of the most businesslike" (The Economist)

"I've never seen an organization as well run as BRAC" (Martin Segal, Segal Family Foundation)

"Frankly, they just know what they're doing" (Peter Buffett, NoVo Foundation)


BRAC USA shares the same mission and vision as BRAC. 

Our vision of success is to foster a better world by increasing BRAC’s visibility as a development success story, harnessing the power of its friends and ensuring support for  a growing number of BRAC organizations around the world to unleash the potential of millions of poor households to create better futures for themselves and their communities.  We do this through three main program areas:

Public Education: We tell the BRAC story in the United States and beyond through social and traditional media, speaking engagements and word of mouth. We engage interns, volunteers and friends of BRAC to act as ambassadors of our work, telling the story of BRAC’s success in their own communities to mobilize support. We join and launch education campaigns and advocate for better international development, human rights and environment policies.

Strategic and Programme Services: We help BRAC to pilot, grow and innovate microfinance, health, education, livelihood development and other programs by: enabling access to capital and other resources, providing technical assistance and program design support, setting up internal systems and processes for successful implementation and monitoring, and communicating outcomes with investors, donors and stakeholders. 

Grantmaking: To support BRAC’s new and ongoing initiatives, BRAC USA makes catalytic grants to BRAC programs with the funds it raises. . It supports a strategic agenda based on priorities agreed upon by BRAC and the BRAC USA Board. Its grant-making program facilitates flexibility, innovation, entrepreneurship, creativity, and learning. BRAC USA does not accept unsolicited proposals from organizations that are not part of BRAC or BRAC International

BRAC USA is an independent, non-profit organization that received its 501(c)(3) status on July 12, 2007.