empowering people through technology

Welcome to GCF

The Global Catalyst Foundation is a private foundation established by the principals of Global Catalyst Partners, a Silicon Valley venture capital firm. Its mission is to improve peoples' lives through the effective application of information technologies. The Foundation initiates and supports innovative projects worldwide to improve education, alleviate poverty, promote social tolerance and celebrate diversity.

The Gandhi Project

The Gandhi Project aspires to encourage peace and tolerance in The Region through the promotion of Gandhi's principles and philosophy.

"Gandhi," dubbed in Arabic, will be screened in Palestinian communities and refugee camps, promoting Gandhi's philosophy of nonviolent resistance which was successfully used to gain independence for India.

Administered by Relief International-Schools Online in partnership with Palestinian NGOs and community based organizations, The Gandhi Project is developing a series of educational and training materials to supplement the film.


Kasulu and Mtabila Internet Project








At Mtabila, a UNHCR camp for Burundi refugees in Tanzania, a GCF supported computer center offers general classes, distance learning, and ICDL courses to adults, teens, and children.


Unsung Heroes of Compassion

Zohre Elahian received the Unsung Heroes of Compassion award and special blessing from His Holiness, The Dalai Lama in April 2009



NPR Interview

Parsa Community Foundation newsletter



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