Grazia Forte


Grazia Forte is a not-for-profit business created for the sole purpose of raising money for Third World Economic Development. Grazia Forte is passionate about improving the lives of those in poverty, and believes that Microfinance plays a powerful role in developing the self-sufficiency necessary to break the cycle of poverty.

Grazia Forte was founded in 2005 with a vision of helping to provide the gift of self-sufficiency to those who need it the most. We began our company using the tools at our disposal: a hefty supply of beautiful photographic images from our travels around the world, and a passion for making a difference. We created a greeting card utilizing our photos, and began selling our cards at a local Farmer’s Market. After one short month we had built up enough credibility to be sold at a local Border’s store. Much to our surprise, after only 15 months we had sold over 800 cards!

Most exciting is that we are now growing rapidly, expanding our product offering, and receiving rave reviews to our unique products and mission. We are very pleased to provide a small link between your local, informed purchase and the alleviation of global poverty.

Since 2005 Grazia Forte has selected the following organizations to receive our corporate donations:

These organizations were chosen for the following reasons:

  • Commitment to using entrepreneurial approaches to alleviating poverty
  • Social investment philosophy
  • Strong support for partners through market-based programs