Loom International was founded in 2007 by Janna Moats. She had spent time traveling and meeting extensively with local practitioners around the world who were doing great work serving the vulnerable in their communities. Soon she noticed a disturbing trend. Their projects were failing at high rates even though they were passionate and committed. Staff were burnt out and discouraged, programs were falling apart, resources were scarce.

After much research, asking questions and listening, Janna discovered time and again that what these local change-makers—Local Experts—lacked were relationships, resources, training and connections. Loom was birthed in response to this need—an organization that would come alongside, champion and empower Local Experts bringing hope and future to the most vulnerable around the world.

Janna Moats

Originally from California, Janna Moats founded Loom International in 2007 after encountering and spending significant time with Local Experts around the world serving the most vulnerable, often in very isolated situations. She committed herself to listening, understanding and working together with them to find solutions to bringing sustainable change to their communities. She believes that “standing far-off” is simply not an option. As the mother of two and grandmother of six, she also enjoys spending time with family here in Portland.

Colleen Milstein

Colleen Milstein is from South Africa, where she was exposed to both the injustice and potential of her region. She spent time working amongst the poorest in the squatter camps of the western Cape where she saw first hand the complexities of generational poverty. With a Masters degree in Global Development and Justice from Multnomah University, Colleen focuses on training in critical thinking skills and the implementation of tangible and sustainable strategies that will bring people out of poverty.

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Jenna Funkhouser

Jenna grew up in Portland, Oregon. She studied Creative Writing and Youth and Family Ministry at Corban University and worked for a local anti-trafficking organization before joining Loom. She is passionate about engaging the Church in areas of injustice and giving vulnerable and marginalized communities a voice through storytelling. Some of her favorite things are a good book, a hot cup of tea, seeing her succulents last more than a month, and Ben & Jerry’s ice cream

Heather Wood

Heather Wood comes to us from Canada where she worked as a teacher to the deaf and children with learning difficulties, all the while developing a deep commitment to children at risk. Heather joined Loom to help develop and spearhead the Celebrating Children Workshop. She has trained Local Experts in Bangladesh, Romania, Rwanda and Nepal, with the conviction that when a society places the wellbeing of the child central, everyone thrives.

Yvonne Dos Santos

Yvonne began working as a teacher in her home country, South Africa until 1980 when she moved to Thailand to join the refugee relief efforts to Cambodian and Vietnamese refugees living in camps. She spent over thirty years of her life in relief and development work in the region until 2016 when she joined Loom. She brings with her an incredible wealth of experience, commitment and passion for those most vulnerable.

Ed Morales

Ed is a California native and spent thirteen years in Kona, Hawaii as Director of publications and Human Resources with YWAM’s University of the Nations. His experience in pastoral care and personnel development led to his involvement with Loom’s Celebrating Children Workshop. He is passionate about seeing Local Experts on the field fully equipped to serve children at risk.

Kay Morales

Kay spent her formative years in Africa where she developed an early love of beauty, hospitality and food. Together with her husband, Ed, she worked in pastoral ministries for thirteen years as well as in Personnel Development in Kona, Hawaii. She has a strong desire to see people fulfilled in their calling, especially those on the field. An early member of Loom, she helped develop the Celebrating Children Workshop and continues to be involved in this training around the world.

Philippa Laird

Philippa is originally from New Zealand and has worked in missions for the past 29 years. She has a passion to see people empowered and equipped in every area so they can live life to the fullest and wholeheartedly follow the call of God. She has received training in debriefing, counseling and spiritual direction and carries a high value for people care. Philippa is committed to intercession and its importance within the home office and on the field with Local Experts.

Hanna Lederer

Hanna was born and raised in Germany and early on began a path of caring for the most vulnerable when her sister with special needs joined their family from within the foster-care system. She went on to study at theological seminary in Switzerland and has committed her life to mobilizing those around her to partner within areas of social justice. She joined Loom in 2012 and is passionate about engaging with the church on behalf of the vulnerable.

Eva Spengler

Eva was born in Sweden but grew up in the midwestern United States, where her family immigrated.  She completed a BA in Sociology and has served with her husband in missions for over 30 years. During this time, she was struck by the extreme neglect and abuse that children suffer globally. By using art and creativity in many countries she has found some keys to healing trauma and bringing hope to the most vulnerable, which has become a key piece of Loom’s curriculum and training worldwide.

Anna Lutz

Anna was born in sunny California and joins Loom with a strong professional background in sales and customer service, while raising three wonderful children. She is a creative person with an entrepreneurial spirit and a strong sense of social justice. Anna will be joining us as a project manager with a portfolio in both Development and People Resources and Culture. As one of the earliest supporters of Loom, Anna is proud to work alongside her mother, Janna Moats.

David-Boyd

David Boyd

California, USA
Chairman of the Board

“I believe in Loom because they live consistently with what they communicate and think “outside the box” to authentically serve women and children at risk.”

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Doug De Vries

Washington, USA
Board Member

“I love Loom’s approach to focus on accelerating what local people are passionate about and already doing.“

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Lionel Thompson

Washington, USA
Board Member

“To work alongside an organization with the kind of impact that Loom is having around the world is a great privilege.”

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Colleen Milstein

Oregon, USA
Board Member

“I believe in Loom because their strategy of standing with Local Experts – who continually inspire me because they don’t quit – is super effective.”

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Janna Moats

Oregon, USA
Board Member

“I continue to work toward the mission of Loom because of a shared focus and the willingness of Loom’s staff, board, investors and Local Experts to keep working together to bring wellbeing to the least in every area of life.”

WHO WOULD HAVE THOUGHT THAT TEN YEARS LATER...

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pre and primary schools

would be part of the East African Education Alliance, with planning in place for the next 10 years as we seek to secure funding for 100 new pre/primary schools and 22 secondary/tertiary schools – changing the futures of an entire generation.

0
health clinics and many medical camps

mean fewer children die from preventable diseases, pregnant mothers have a safe place to give birth, and children with disabilities are cared for.

0
small business proposals

are launching a new movement of income generation for the most vulnerable.

0
Over 65 trainings on 4 continents

would transform hundreds of thousands of lives around the world.

0
agriculture projects

that steward the environment and train a new generation in effective models of food production.

0
biogas digesters and
0
Biogas Bootcamp students

would begin providing green solutions for Africa’s energy and health crisis.

0
participants of our most recent Trauma Competent Care training

are going on to impact the lives of over 17,400 community members across East Africa.

0
times
Ten years ago Loom began with $3,000 in our bank account. In our tenth year, we saw 100 times that amount come in from generous donations around the world.*

We enter this next decade grateful for your generosity and expectant of all the new opportunities to come!

*Figure does not include staff salaries. For more financial information, see the pie charts below.

People Over Numbers

There are some numbers we can easily track, but it is not always easy to count the impact in people’s lives when they receive information and apply it to their neighbors and community.

When one teacher understands how the brain of a vulnerable child reacts to threats or fear, the children in her classroom will benefit for the rest of their lives. When one woman is able to provide job training for young mothers in her community, those families are forever changed.

Donations to Loom International are thoughtfully stewarded toward resources and projects that equip Social Innovators to be sustainable while serving vulnerable women and children in their communities.

Thank you for your faithfulness in serving the most vulnerable by your investment towards 100% Acceleration.

Funding Distribution

Loom International has several funding streams to facilitate our work among the most vulnerable. We recognize that investors are motivated to give in different ways. Some have a specific skill set they want to see multiplied; others enjoy big picture strategy; some give to nuts and bolts and the behind the scenes stuff that makes everything happen; while others desire to get funds directly to field practitioners with no hidden admin fees or have fears of money going into a black hole.

One stream that funds Loom’s work comes from grants designated to running specific training for those working with traumatized children. Another stream is for Thrive Africa — the collaboration initiative that Loom leads, which covers the bulk of our costs.

Finally, the ‘100% Accelerated!’ campaign creates a platform for investors wanting to give directly to work among the most vulnerable – with no cuts, overheads or admin cost concerns.

One hundred percent of the 100% Accelerated! campaign funds go to specific projects. Loom has an independent team that assesses needs and priorities within the designation that investors decide. After review by our executive team, 100% of funds are given.

Financials

Loom believes you have the right to see how we’re using the resources you entrust to us. That is why everyone who invests in our 100% Accelerated funds receives monthly email updates on how those funds are being used. If you would like additional information, you can request to view our Annual Report, Audit Report, or Form 990 through the button below.

Request for Financial Information Form

Our Commitment to Your Privacy

We value protecting your personal information as much as the resources you entrust us with.
View Loom International’s Privacy Policy

A trusted, registered Non-for-Profit Organization since 2010

MEET OUR STAFF

Janna Moats

Originally from California, Janna Moats founded Loom International in 2007 after encountering and spending significant time with Local Experts around the world serving the most vulnerable, often in very isolated situations. She committed herself to listening, understanding and working together with them to find solutions to bringing sustainable change to their communities. She believes that “standing far-off” is simply not an option. As the mother of two and grandmother of six, she also enjoys spending time with family here in Portland.

Colleen Milstein

Colleen Milstein is from South Africa, where she was exposed to both the injustice and potential of her region. She spent time working amongst the poorest in the squatter camps of the western Cape where she saw first hand the complexities of generational poverty. With a Masters degree in Global Development and Justice from Multnomah University, Colleen focuses on training in critical thinking skills and the implementation of tangible and sustainable strategies that will bring people out of poverty.

Jenna_web

Jenna Funkhouser

Jenna grew up in Portland, Oregon. She studied Creative Writing and Youth and Family Ministry at Corban University and worked for a local anti-trafficking organization before joining Loom. She is passionate about engaging the Church in areas of injustice and giving vulnerable and marginalized communities a voice through storytelling. Some of her favorite things are a good book, a hot cup of tea, seeing her succulents last more than a month, and Ben & Jerry’s ice cream

Heather Wood

Heather Wood comes to us from Canada where she worked as a teacher to the deaf and children with learning difficulties, all the while developing a deep commitment to children at risk. Heather joined Loom to help develop and spearhead the Celebrating Children Workshop. She has trained Local Experts in Bangladesh, Romania, Rwanda and Nepal, with the conviction that when a society places the wellbeing of the child central, everyone thrives.

Yvonne Dos Santos

Yvonne began working as a teacher in her home country, South Africa until 1980 when she moved to Thailand to join the refugee relief efforts to Cambodian and Vietnamese refugees living in camps. She spent over thirty years of her life in relief and development work in the region until 2016 when she joined Loom. She brings with her an incredible wealth of experience, commitment and passion for those most vulnerable.

Ed Morales

Ed is a California native and spent thirteen years in Kona, Hawaii as Director of publications and Human Resources with YWAM’s University of the Nations. His experience in pastoral care and personnel development led to his involvement with Loom’s Celebrating Children Workshop. He is passionate about seeing Local Experts on the field fully equipped to serve children at risk.

Kay Morales

Kay spent her formative years in Africa where she developed an early love of beauty, hospitality and food. Together with her husband, Ed, she worked in pastoral ministries for thirteen years as well as in Personnel Development in Kona, Hawaii. She has a strong desire to see people fulfilled in their calling, especially those on the field. An early member of Loom, she helped develop the Celebrating Children Workshop and continues to be involved in this training around the world.

Philippa Laird

Philippa is originally from New Zealand and has worked in missions for the past 29 years. She has a passion to see people empowered and equipped in every area so they can live life to the fullest and wholeheartedly follow the call of God. She has received training in debriefing, counseling and spiritual direction and carries a high value for people care. Philippa is committed to intercession and its importance within the home office and on the field with Local Experts.

Hanna Lederer

Hanna was born and raised in Germany and early on began a path of caring for the most vulnerable when her sister with special needs joined their family from within the foster-care system. She went on to study at theological seminary in Switzerland and has committed her life to mobilizing those around her to partner within areas of social justice. She joined Loom in 2012 and is passionate about engaging with the church on behalf of the vulnerable.

Eva Spengler

Eva was born in Sweden but grew up in the midwestern United States, where her family immigrated.  She completed a BA in Sociology and has served with her husband in missions for over 30 years. During this time, she was struck by the extreme neglect and abuse that children suffer globally. By using art and creativity in many countries she has found some keys to healing trauma and bringing hope to the most vulnerable, which has become a key piece of Loom’s curriculum and training worldwide.

Anna Lutz

Anna was born in sunny California and joins Loom with a strong professional background in sales and customer service, while raising three wonderful children. She is a creative person with an entrepreneurial spirit and a strong sense of social justice. Anna will be joining us as a project manager with a portfolio in both Development and People Resources and Culture. As one of the earliest supporters of Loom, Anna is proud to work alongside her mother, Janna Moats.

OUR BOARD
David-Boyd

David Boyd

California, USA
Chairman of the Board

“I believe in Loom because they live consistently with what they communicate and think “outside the box” to authentically serve women and children at risk.”

1713EB79-EBD9-48A0-A4A0-57E9D4538DF5

Doug De Vries

Washington, USA
Board Member

“I love Loom’s approach to focus on accelerating what local people are passionate about and already doing.“

BEFC9A06-D1F3-48E1-B1E2-B24F6894C528

Lionel Thompson

Washington, USA
Board Member

“To work alongside an organization with the kind of impact that Loom is having around the world is a great privilege.”

Colleen-web

Colleen Milstein

Oregon, USA
Board Member

“I believe in Loom because their strategy of standing with Local Experts – who continually inspire me because they don’t quit – is super effective.”

Janna-web

Janna Moats

Oregon, USA
Board Member

“I continue to work toward the mission of Loom because of a shared focus and the willingness of Loom’s staff, board, investors and Local Experts to keep working together to bring wellbeing to the least in every area of life.”

OUR NUMBERS

WHO WOULD HAVE THOUGHT THAT TEN YEARS LATER...

0
pre and primary schools

would be part of the East African Education Alliance, with planning in place for the next 10 years as we seek to secure funding for 100 new pre/primary schools and 22 secondary/tertiary schools – changing the futures of an entire generation.

0
health clinics and many medical camps

mean fewer children die from preventable diseases, pregnant mothers have a safe place to give birth, and children with disabilities are cared for.

0
small business proposals

are launching a new movement of income generation for the most vulnerable.

0
Over 65 trainings on 4 continents

would transform hundreds of thousands of lives around the world.

0
agriculture projects

that steward the environment and train a new generation in effective models of food production.

0
biogas digesters and
0
Biogas Bootcamp students

would begin providing green solutions for Africa’s energy and health crisis.

0
participants of our most recent Trauma Competent Care training

are going on to impact the lives of over 17,400 community members across East Africa.

0
times
Ten years ago Loom began with $3,000 in our bank account. In our tenth year, we saw 100 times that amount come in from generous donations around the world.*

We enter this next decade grateful for your generosity and expectant of all the new opportunities to come!

*Figure does not include staff salaries. For more financial information, see the pie charts below.

People Over Numbers

There are some numbers we can easily track, but it is not always easy to count the impact in people’s lives when they receive information and apply it to their neighbors and community.

When one teacher understands how the brain of a vulnerable child reacts to threats or fear, the children in her classroom will benefit for the rest of their lives. When one woman is able to provide job training for young mothers in her community, those families are forever changed.

Donations to Loom International are thoughtfully stewarded toward resources and projects that equip Social Innovators to be sustainable while serving vulnerable women and children in their communities.

Thank you for your faithfulness in serving the most vulnerable by your investment towards 100% Acceleration.

Funding Distribution

Loom International has several funding streams to facilitate our work among the most vulnerable. We recognize that investors are motivated to give in different ways. Some have a specific skill set they want to see multiplied; others enjoy big picture strategy; some give to nuts and bolts and the behind the scenes stuff that makes everything happen; while others desire to get funds directly to field practitioners with no hidden admin fees or have fears of money going into a black hole.

One stream that funds Loom’s work comes from grants designated to running specific training for those working with traumatized children. Another stream is for Thrive Africa — the collaboration initiative that Loom leads, which covers the bulk of our costs.

Finally, the ‘100% Accelerated!’ campaign creates a platform for investors wanting to give directly to work among the most vulnerable – with no cuts, overheads or admin cost concerns.

One hundred percent of the 100% Accelerated! campaign funds go to specific projects. Loom has an independent team that assesses needs and priorities within the designation that investors decide. After review by our executive team, 100% of funds are given.

Financials

Loom believes you have the right to see how we’re using the resources you entrust to us. That is why everyone who invests in our 100% Accelerated funds receives monthly email updates on how those funds are being used. If you would like additional information, you can request to view our Annual Report, Audit Report, or Form 990 through the button below.

Request for Financial Information Form

Our Commitment to Your Privacy

We value protecting your personal information as much as the resources you entrust us with.
View Loom International’s Privacy Policy

A trusted, registered Non-for-Profit Organization since 2010