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“The work of the Foundation results in saving lives in the developing world that would typically never even be at risk in the developed world. Touch convenes the public, private, and social sectors in ways that many charities cannot, helping direct the resources, expertise and will of all three toward the mission.”

Steve Lackey – Managing Producer/Editor Communications, McKinsey & Company, donor through McKinsey’s Gift of Hope campaign

Other ways to give

Workplace Giving: every year approximately $5 billion is contributed to charities in the United States through workplace giving campaigns. Employers often match employee donations, multiplying the impact of your gift.  Touch partners with corporations, such as Goldman Sachs and McKinsey & Company, to create an opportunity for easily accessible giving. If you are interested in a workplace giving program please contact us by email at info@touchfoundation.org or phone at +1 646-779-2414.

Amazon Smile: When you select Touch Foundation as your charitable organization, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to support our programs.

Planned Giving:

  • Bequest: A bequest, including Touch Foundation in your trust or will, is the most common type of planned gift.
  • Retirement Plan or IRA: Another option for a planned gift is naming Touch Foundation as a beneficiary of your IRA or retirement plan. A pre-tax plan ensures that your gift will have the most impact.
  • Life Insurance Policy: Consider making a planned gift by making Touch Foundation, Inc. the beneficiary of your life insurance policy. You may be entitled to a tax benefit if you do this during your lifetime.
  • Charitable Gift Annuity or Charitable Remainder Trust: If you want to make a gift that will provide an income, you can do this with a charitable gift annuity or charitable remainder trust.
  • Stock Donation: Giving stock helps Touch and by taking advantage of applicable tax incentives, you can significantly increase the amount of funds available for charitable giving. Click here for our Stock Donation Form.

To learn more about planned giving please contact us by email at info@touchfoundation.org or phone at +1 646-779-2414.


Is my donation secure?

Yes. The confidentiality and security of your personal information is extremely important to us. We use industry-standard SSL (secure sockets layer) technology in order to protect your information and provide a safe environment for all online donations. We will not trade, share, or sell any of your personal information with others, and do not send mailings from other organizations. We will only share personal information with your permission. Read our donor privacy policy.

Is my donation tax-deductible?

Yes. Touch Foundation Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and your donation is tax-deductible to the full extent allowed under the law. Touch’s tax identification number is 20-1469976.

Will I receive a receipt?

Yes, a donation receipt will be sent to you by mail to the address provided. Please be sure to keep a copy of the receipt for tax purposes. If you have selected a recurring gift, we will be sending you one tax receipt annually.

Giving Partners

At Touch, our work relies on strong partnerships with a variety of donors, from governments to corporations and foundations to individual donors. These supporters include:

We are privileged to be a partner of USAID’s mission in Tanzania. Through our public-private partnership with USAID, they match donations we raise privately, allowing us to maximize our impact. Since 2007, USAID has awarded over $17 million to Touch.

Medtronic Foundation is focused on strategic financing and partnerships that advance global health, address social determinants of health and deepen civic engagement.

As Touch’s pro bono general counsel, Stroock has provided legal and charitable support throughout Touch’s history. Stroock has advised Touch Foundation in many practice areas, contributing over 2,775 hours of legal service over the past ten years.

All partners


Past Events

18 May 2020 4:30pm-5:15pm

The word asante means thank you in Swahili. Our Asante Supper is an evening to celebrate the tireless commitment of our supporters and partners, without whom Touch’s impact would not be possible.

We have been monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and have decided to hold a high-quality virtual event instead of an in-person dinner as planned. We are thrilled to offer this alternative way to honor our Founder and President, Lowell Bryan, and celebrate Touch’s impact on sub-Saharan African public health with you.

Please sign-up here to register for Virtual Asante Supper! 

If you are unable to attend the virtual event but would like to make a contribution, please visit our donation page

Join us for cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, music by DJ Kris Graham, and an auction at our Pamoja for Mamas reception, co-hosted by Farai Gundan and Flaviana Matata. There will also be a special guest performance from Roc Nation artist Young Paris!

Pamoja means together in Swahili. Pamoja for Mamas will celebrate one of Touch’s 3 major programs, M-Mama: an emergency transport system for women during pregnancy and childbirth and their newborns. Connecting women to care in 2 minutes in private taxis, M-Mama reduced maternal deaths by over 25% in its initial launch and is now being expanded to the Shinyanga region of Tanzania, as well as Lesotho and additional countries in sub-Saharan Africa in the coming years.

The word asante means thank you in Swahili. Our Asante Supper is an evening to celebrate the tireless commitment of our supporters and partners, without whom Touch’s impact would not be possible. The 2019 Asante Supper at the Lotte New York Palace will celebrate Touch’s 15th anniversary by honoring the dedicated alumni who helped Touch establish deep roots in Tanzania and grow into the impactful organization it is today.

If you are unable to attend the event but would like to make a contribution, please visit our donation page.

Effective investment in a quality and equitably distributed health workforce is a global priority to attain the Sustainable Development Goals. Touch Foundation is gathering partners and peers in London to share the impact of our Treat & Train program in Tanzania. The Treat & Train program built a replicable model of rural-based clinical education for nursing and medical students across a network of health facilities and training institutions.

On Monday, September 17th Touch Foundation celebrated the start of the 2018 United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). Guests enjoyed cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, music by Kris Graham, a performance by Tanzanian neo-soul artist Koku Gonza, a silent auction, and networking. Proceeds benefited our work to save lives and relieve human suffering, improving healthcare in Tanzania. Photos from the event can be viewed here.

Co-Chairs: Mari Agory, Georgie Badiel, Mbago Kaniki, and Flaviana Matata.

Host Committee: Nathan Chiume, Nellie Donhossou, Chike Eleazu, Celia Felsher, Isabel Fraser-Moodie, Koku Gonza, Hawa Hassan, Judith Heard, Tasleem Kassum, Justa Lujwangana, Bernitza Lafleur, Joy Martin, Gloria McCarthy, Sylvester Mwingira, Pauline Obura, Roxy Ottizy, Sné Patel, Grace Rwechungura, Doris Rweyemamu, Salematou Sacko, Mina Sanosi, and Giovanni Selvaggi.

The word asante means thank you in Swahili. Our Asante Supper is an evening to celebrate the tireless commitment of our supporters and partners, without whom Touch’s impact would not be possible. The 2018 Asante Supper at the Morgan Library & Museum will honor Vik Malhotra and McKinsey & Company.

Contact us to learn more about joining Team Touch!

The Sustainable Development Goals, the Global Strategy for Human Resources for Health and the Five-Year Action Plan of the UN Secretary General’s Commission on Health Employment and Economic Growth mandate urgent action to strengthen the global health workforce. Please join the Frontline Health Workers Coalition, high-level policymakers from the World Health Organization, USAID, Ministry of Health of Malawi and other stakeholders to discuss a realistic path forward to enabling the health workforce policies, investment and data needed to achieve the SDGs and global health workforce compacts.

The word asante means thank you in Swahili.  Our Asante Supper is an evening to celebrate the tireless commitment of our partners and supporters, without whom Touch’s impact would not be possible.

Touch Foundation and Vodafone Foundation invite you to a symposium in New York City on May 18th, 2017 for a dynamic discussion of innovative solutions to improve access to quality maternal and newborn care. Expert panelists will share the successes, challenges and future opportunities in emergency transportation as well as designing and scaling other innovative approaches and partnerships that break down barriers to care and improve the lives of mothers and babies globally. Please find full program details here.


Are you interested in witnessing first-hand the impact of our work? Please contact Ashley Hemnarine at ahemnarine@touchfoundation.org to learn more about:

  • Visiting our work in Tanzania
  • Participating in a race or athletic activity to run, swim, or dance for Touch, using Crowdrise to help you fundraise
  • Hosting an event to introduce your friends to Touch