Caritas Ventures

recent programs

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

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

Our founder


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.

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.


our leadership team

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

Foundation History

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

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

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.

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.

2005 - Caritas Ventures 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. Caritas Ventures grows to more than 7,500 volunteers in 17 countries worldwide.