More than 7,500 people volunteer for us each year and make the difference in the lives of thousands. Find out how to become our partner.

our leadership team

Mark Priston
Our Chief of Development makes sure we're where people need us.


Foundation History

Our founder

Working in the Peace Corps was supposed to be a short-term commitment, but it became a life-long journey. I'm so fortunate to be able to impact the lives of others, all while partnering with some of the most passionate and driven philanthropists on the globe.

mission & vision

No need is too small and no voice is too quiet to be heard. We will devote the time and energy necessary to educate, advocate and feed.

1998 - Mark Johnson goes on Peace Corps mission in Haiti and his life changes forever.

2001 - Angel donation from GlobalCom funds outreach for west Africa division.

2005Springfield Carnival Association grows to feeding more than 50,000 children in a single year and raises more than $2.5 million from non-corporate donors.

2011 - Mark Johnson recognized as one of the top humanitarians in the nation. Springfield Carnival Association grows to more than 7,500 volunteers in 17 countries worldwide.

Bradley Grosh
His background in social media helps us reach people one tweet at at time.

Sam Kromstain
Chief Legal Counsel ensures we are represented in Washington.

John McCoist
Our Chief Financial Officer spends his free time teaching children to read.

recent programs

Our literacy outreach program in Houston recently got the attention of national media. Learn more about this page-turner.