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Partner. Impact. Thrive.

GETF’s result-oriented approaches stem from over 30 years of cross-sector, international experience in fostering innovation to deliver local solutions that create global impact.

We are:

Impact Driven

Impact Driven

  • Focused on holistic transformation and system strengthening

  • Evidence-based and informed by sector best practices

Expert at Delivering Shared Value

Expert at Delivering Shared Value

  • Leveraging collective action to amplify impact and optimize investments

  • Building high-impact, cross-sector coalitions to convene complementary skills and assets

  • Creating dynamic platforms that deliver multiple sustainability objectives in diverse geographies

Agile and Networked

Agile and Networked

Accomplished development specialists driving change at scale through:

  • Subject matter expert network

  • Best-in-class implementers

  • High-impact public and private partners

Our Services

GETF is a service-oriented organization - often functioning as a launch pad for high potential new ideas looking for a home to incubate and flourish.

  • Insight
  • Analysis
  • Advisory
  • Convening
  • Building collective action platforms
  • Governance
  • Financial leverage
  • Context-driven plans
  • Multiple geography oversight
  • Delivery facilitation
  • Social marketing
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Strategic communications
  • Data collection and analytics
  • Monitoring and evaluation
  • Impact and ESG reporting
  • Turnkey management services
  • Grants administration and fiscal sponsorship
  • Contracting and compliance

Areas of Expertise

Water Security

Over the past decade and a half, our partnerships have improved water security for 15 million people.

Water is a building block to thriving communities, healthy ecosystems and a sustainable world.

GETF is a leader in the water sector, supporting corporate and government partners to create and meet ambitious goals, particularly in clean water access, sanitation and hygiene (WASH).

With affiliate organizations Global Water Challenge and the U.S. Water Partnership, GETF’s clean water programs uplift communities in more than 100 countries.

We mobilize shared resources to strengthen water systems at river basin and community levels. 

By working with leading water experts, we develop partnerships that fortify upstream water systems for agriculture, industry, and habitats and improve daily water and sanitation systems for communities downstream.

We achieve results by:

  • Creating and managing multi-stakeholder partnerships for collective action and joint advocacy
  • Mobilizing financing and financial co-leverage to achieve scale
  • Advising on materiality and risk, partners, stakeholder engagement, communications and target-setting
  • Designing and managing high impact, context-driven programs
  • Deploying technology and advanced analytics
  • Advancing policy, regulatory and industry frameworks

Health and Wellbeing

Communities thrive when all people are healthy.

GETF’s growing Public Health practice is a result of our ability to build and facilitate cross-sector alliances to strengthen health systems and adapt private sector models to address health challenges.

By applying insights and best practices through an expert network, our programs improve access, availability and uptake of life-saving medicines and health services, contribute to safer health service delivery and help ensure water, sanitation and hygiene access in healthcare facilities.

With global health donors and partners, we achieve pioneering results by:

  • Working with Ministries of Health to integrate private sector models for more efficient last mile supply chains
  • Adapting commercial marketing approaches to encourage healthy behavior and create demand for essential services
  • Supporting entrepreneurs to adapt and scale offerings and improve health outcomes
  • Facilitating a range of multi-sector partnerships and inspiring innovation

Photo Credit: Jordan River Foundation

Community Development

Market-based approaches empower individuals and uplift communities.

By applying private sector capability building approaches, our programs help to develop new economic opportunities and grow small-to-medium enterprises in emerging markets.

Beyond fostering entrepreneurship, our work at the intersection of women’s empowerment and water, sanitation and hygiene has proven to facilitate gender equality by unlocking women and girls’ potential across every social-economic sphere.

We promote entrepreneurship by:

  • Helping clients select, evaluate, and administer catalytic grants to social enterprises
  • Incubating and advising high potential, early-stage platforms
  • Designing and managing programs that address gender barriers and create economic benefits
  • Building an evidence base for investing in women and youth 

Sustainability, Innovation and Advisory

Sustainable development cannot be achieved through siloed approaches to impact.

GETF is dedicated to helping organizations develop and test innovative, cross-cutting approaches to promote sustainability broadly. 

As an international network of sustainability specialists, we offer a range of expertise including:

  • Strategic planning and business case development
  • Environmental, social and governance performance management systems
  • Program solutions for sustainable practices that balance sustainability, cost and risk
  • Incubating high potential new programs, technologies and emerging platforms