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Share Our Strength

Community Wealth Partners is a Share Our Strength organization.

Share Our Strength began in the basement of a row house on Capitol Hill in 1984, in response to the ‘84-‘85 famine in Ethiopia. Brother and sister Bill and Debbie Shore started the organization with the belief that everyone has a strength to share in the global fight against hunger and poverty, and that in these shared strengths lie sustainable solutions. Since then, Share Our Strength has raised and invested more than $376 million in the fight against hunger and has won the support of national leaders in business, government, health, education, sports and entertainment.

Today Share Our Strength’s priority is ending childhood hunger in America. No child should grow up hungry in America, but one in five children struggles with hunger. Through its No Kid Hungry campaign, Share Our Strength is ensuring children get the healthy food they need, every day. By connecting kids in need with nutritious food and teaching their families how to cook healthy, affordable meals, the No Kid Hungry campaign surrounds children with healthy food where they live, learn and play.

Community Wealth Partners

Share Our Strength launched Community Wealth Partners (formerly Community Wealth Ventures) as a wholly owned for-profit organization in 1997 to share its successful practices with change agents nationwide.

At Community Wealth Partners we initially focused on bringing Share Our Strength’s expertise in social enterprise to the sector with the recognition that social problems would never be solved leveraging traditional philanthropy alone. Today, we help change agents solve problems at the magnitude they exist by applying the successful practices of Share Our Strength and others that are making dramatic improvement on our nation’s most daunting challenges.