Founder & Secretariat:


 U.S. Department of State

 Secretary’s Office of Global Partnerships

The Secretary’s Office of Global Partnerships (S/GP) is the center of excellence for collaboration between the U.S. Department of State, the public and private sectors, and civil society. Launched in 2008, S/GP builds and facilitates partnerships that leverage the creativity, innovation, and core business resources of partners for greater impact. The Managing Director of the Office of Global Partnerships at the U.S. Department of State is Thomas Debass. <<Learn More>>


Managing Partner:


 U.S. Department of State

 Bureau of Human Resources

The Department of State’s Bureau of Human Resources (HR) handles recruitment, assignment evaluation, promotion, discipline, career development, and retirement policies and programs for the Department’s Foreign and Civil Service employees.

Participating Agencies:


U.S. Agency for International Development

USAID is a U.S. Government agency that provides economic, development and humanitarian assistance around the world in support of the foreign policy goals of the United States. USAID’s Development Credit Authority (DCA) works with investors, local financial institutions, and development organizations to design and deliver investment alternatives that unlock financing in support of U.S. Government priorities.


Overseas Private Investment Corporation

OPIC is the U.S. Government’s development finance institution. It mobilizes private capital to help solve critical development challenges and in doing so, advances U.S. foreign policy. Because OPIC works with the U.S. private sector, it helps U.S. businesses gain footholds in emerging markets, catalyzing revenues, jobs and growth opportunities both at home and abroad. OPIC achieves its mission by providing investors with financing, guarantees, political risk insurance, and support for private equity investment funds.


Millennium Challenge Corporation

The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) is an innovative and independent U.S. foreign aid agency that is helping lead the fight against global poverty. Created by the U.S. Congress in January 2004 with strong bipartisan support, MCC is changing the conversation on how best to deliver smart U.S. foreign assistance by focusing on good policies, country ownership, and results.

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The Mission Continues

The U.S. Department of State has partnered with The Mission Continues to administer the VIP fellowship program. The Mission Continues empowers veterans who are adjusting to life at home to find purpose through community impact.  We deploy veterans on new missions in their communities, so that their actions will inspire future generations to serve.

2014 Launch Resource Partners:



General Motors





University of Massachusetts


Boston University


University of Kansas