Donor Profiles

Every supporter, no matter the size of the gift, makes the work GoodWeave does possible. The donors listed below have continually provided support over the years. They are just a sampling of the truly one in a million people and organizations who allow the fight against child labor in the rug industry to continue full-force.

Dining for Women

Dining for Women

Dining for Women is a non-profit giving circle dedicated to empowering women and girls living in extreme poverty. The Dining for Women grant funds are specifically dedicated to support girls’ attendance at an early childhood education center in Shahrak-e-Qalinbafan, a small community of internally displaced refugees known as “the Burgh of the Weavers” in Afghanistan.

Northside Elementary School

Northside Elementary School

Working on a loom donated by art teacher Betsy Delzer, students at Northside Elementary School in Middleton, WI, became young activists of change by creating and selling 22 “Freedom Rugs” to benefit GoodWeave.

Paola Gianturco

Paola Gianturco

It takes every generation working together to make the changes necessary for girls to thrive. GoodWeave supporter Paola Gianturco, a renowned documentary photographer and author of five books on women’s lives around the world, spoke to GoodWeave about her newest book, Grandmother Power: A Global Phenomenon.

Broad Meadows Middle School


Broad Meadows Middle School

Broad Meadows Middle School is a school with a mission: teaching students to be a force for positive change through programs like Operation Day’s Work (ODW). Founded at Broad Meadows, ODW is a “kids helping kids” program to raise funds and awareness for issues around education and youth development. Participating schools in Massachusetts and Vermont selected GoodWeave as ODW’s 2010-11 beneficiary.


Lisa Tittemore

Lisa Tittemore, a Partner with the law firm Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP in Boston, has been working with GoodWeave International (GWI) on intellectual property (IP) matters on a pro bono basis.  In 2009 alone, Ms. Tittemore, along with Sunstein associate Steve Abreu, donated hundreds of hours of time to working with GWI on the rebrand from RugMark to GoodWeave, making GWI one of Ms. Tittemore’s largest pro bono clients.

Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan

Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan began supporting GoodWeave in 2006, with Apartment Therapy, the design website he co-founded, being GoodWeave's first media sponsor. Since then, Apartment Therapy has helped generate significant brand awareness and web traffic for GoodWeave, referring thousands of visitors to GoodWeave via its clickable web banner.

Donate by Mail or Phone

If you prefer to mail your tax-deductible donation, send a check or money order payable to GoodWeave, a 501(c)(3) organization

 1111 14th Street NW, Suite 820
 Washington, DC 20005

To make a donation by phone, call 202-234-9050.

ISEAL Alliance

ISEAL Alliance member

GoodWeave is a full-member of the ISEAL Alliance, the global association for sustainability standards whose Codes of Good Practice are seen as global references for developing and implementing credible standards.

GoodWeave EXCELs

GoodWeave’s Nina Smith won the 2012 Excellence in Chief Executive Leadership (EXCEL) Award, which honors Washington-area nonprofit leaders who demonstrate innovation, motivation, community building, inclusiveness and ethical integrity.

Best in America

The Best in America Seal is awarded to less than 1 percent of U.S. charities, and only after rigorous independent review has determined that the highest standards of public accountability, program effectiveness and cost effectiveness are met.