Become part of EMpower's Hummingbird Group by setting up your monthly donation! 


The Hummingbird Group is a collective of committed supporters giving $84 per month ($1,000 per year) to improve the lives of youth in emerging market countries. Donating $84 is often not more than the equivalent of a nice meal out or the monthly cost of your daily coffee. Through a monthly donation, you will have an amazing impact on the lives of youth, helping them to reach their full potential. Recurring donations enable us to form 10 year partnerships in order to make sustainable impact in communities. Learn more about our work here.

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Create transformative change in young people’s life.

EMpower brings smart money to power smart solutions with and for young people in emerging market countries. Those solutions are centred around supporting young people both now and in the future, focusing on their well-being, need, and contributions today - laying the groundwork for them to reach their full potential tomorrow. Young people's success is essential in its own right. But we also know that their success will ripple out to benefit their families, communities, nations, and we believe this ripple effect is a powerful investment in our collective future. 

Be part of a global community of 10,000 supporters

EMpower connects a global network of young people, grantee partners, donors and professionals focused on putting smart money behind smart solutions. Build your philanthropic profile and professional network with like-minded peers. Our global supporters are a collaborative community who care about making an effective impact and shared learnings. The Hummingbird Group is invited to networking opportunities and events with leading finance professionals, our board and leadership council. Join now and become part of the next generation of smart philanthropists!

100% of your donation goes where it’s needed most

Thanks to EMpower’s committed Board of Directors and Leadership Council, who underwrite all of our Management, General and Fundraising expenses, 100% of all donations go directly to empowering young people. This means that if you pay $100, we make up the $3 fee so that 100% of your donation goes straight to those who need it most.

Learn more about our underwriting model here.

Raising the voices of youth is at the core of our work. 
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Why the Hummingbird?

Our logo has long represented hummingbird wings. This symbolises EMpower's role in cross-pollinating learnings and connections across borders, organisations and generations. Our global Hummingbird Group does just that. People like you, from around the world, giving what they can and expanding their network to prove that change is possible when we work together. Your support as a collective has a targeted impact and creates bold, transformative change for young people to thrive. Share your support to EMpower with your network and through social media, and help us build a global network of 100 hummingbirds.

However large or small, each contribution makes a difference.