about us

Informed giving.
Trustworthy programs.
Hope for humanity.

Love Builds Where Suffering Breaks


Third Ladder provides a multi-faceted response to human suffering. Grounded in the belief that every life has intrinsic value, we promote global community by facilitating humanitarian investment opportunities in direct program services that are changing the world around us; through direct services we cultivate community by bringing healing where we live. Our modern approach to charitable giving invites Partners to be involved in the process and intentional with their investment to create maximum impact for a wide reach of human need.

We invite you to extend the ladder and climb together.


To call forth a world that affirms essential value in every human being through equal rights, goodness and individual sacrifice for the whole.


In 2021, Third Ladder was established as a non-profit organization.  We are a team of 6 women accountable to our Board of Directors.  Each member of our team brings 8-19 years of experience in the humanitarian field – a collective blend of international project evaluation, monitoring and reporting, grant distribution, and direct rescue, therapeutic, and rehabilitation services.

Our Commitment to You

We want you to see the ways in which your investment is being used.

Your direct impact

For each gift you give, 75% goes directly to program grants and unique due diligence services, and 25% supports the infrastructure to evaluate programs, facilitate giving and provide responsible oversight.

Our Financial Accountability

Accountability and transparency is of utmost importance to us.  Our 990 and Annual Report detail our financial statements.

View all financials here

Our Process

Every approved program in our grant portfolio goes through a rigorous vetting process.  Once approved, the monitoring and reporting process includes monthly reports, quarterly financials, and strategically scheduled routine site visits..

“It is an equalizer among us that each one of us can be a ladder as much as each one of us needs one at times to lift us out of the broken into the beautiful.”  Naomi Zacharias Zumback, Executive Director