Build Change saves lives in earthquakes and typhoons. Our mission is to greatly reduce deaths, injuries and economic losses caused by housing and school collapses due to earthquakes and typhoons in emerging nations.


Our Impact

245,026
Safer People

48,738
Safer Buildings

25,363
People Trained

12,000
Jobs Created

31
Organizations Changed


Latest News

  • Lenovo

    May 19, 2016

    We are proud to participate in Lenovo’s ThinkRevolustionist Program, which focuses on groundbreaking innovations that are changing the world.

  • Manta & Portoviejo, Ecuador

    May 3 & 4, 2016

    Lizzie Baisdell, Juan Caballero, and Walter Cano present “Experiences with housing reconstruction: Lessons from other earthquakes” during their reconnaissance work in Manta and Portoviejo, Ecuador.

  • 2015 Annual Report

    April 20, 2016

    Our 2015 Annual Report is dedicated to innovation as a means of building positive, permanent change.

  • Classy Awards Finalist

    April 19, 2016

    Build Change has been named one of the 100 finalists for the 6th Annual Classy Awards, the largest social impact awards ceremony of its kind, celebrating the greatest champions of social progress. Classy received over 1300 program submissions, represented by 1100 organizations from around the world!

  • Welcoming New Board Members

    March 2016

    We are proud to announce two new additions to our Board of Directors: Grace Hanson and Mary Lou Zoback.

  • Civil and Structural Engineer Magazine

    February 1, 2016

    Our own Jennifer Pazdon wrote this article on Build Change’s programs for Civil and Structural Engineer Magazine.

  • OpenIDEO Urban Resilience Challenge

    January 28, 2016

    Our project to build resilience in the slums of Metro Manila through retrofitting was one of 8 winners of the OpenIDEO Urban Resilience Challenge.

The World Economic Forum and Schwab Foundation teamed up on this series to feature leading social entrepreneurs, including our own Elizabeth Hausler Strand.

This video and article detail how Build Change’s process works with builders and their communities around the world to create a safer future.

On April 25, 2015, the first of two earthquakes struck Nepal. Build Change was able to respond and establish a permanent program within weeks.

Now, one year later, our team in Nepal shares the story of supporting many rural communities in rebuilding their homes, schools, and lives.

Why is retrofitting important? It saves lives in future natural disasters.

That is why we have launched a 50‐house retrofitting project in Colombia with Caja de la Vivienda Popular, Swiss Re Foundation, and RMS!

Thank you to the Autodesk Foundation and Micro‐Documentaries for producing this video.

ANA, the largest airline in Japan, has launched its Blue Wing Wings for Change program

Share, Fly, and Donate Miles
Each time you buy a flight, or share an article from our Changemaker page to social media, ANA donates to Build Change. You can also donate your ANA Mileage.

Get involved today on our Changemaker page






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