Gates investing $1.5 billion in maternal and child health
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will invest $1.5 billion over five years on maternal and child health, family planning and nutrition programs in developing countries, marking a new direction for the foundation, which has focused its health grantmaking on infectious disease, vaccines, and H.I.V. and AIDS, The New York Times reported June 7 (see Gates Foundation story).
Big Brothers Big Sisters in Dallas gets $3 million
Big Brothers Big Sisters in Dallas has received $3 million for a mentoring program for youths at risk of ending up in prison, The Dallas Morning News reported June 8 (see Big Brothers Big Sisters story).
Miami realtor donates food through his own charity
Javier Bellon, who sells and rents houses and apartments throughout South Florida, also gives food to those who cannot afford it through Feed My City, a group he created, funds and runs by himself, NBC Miami reported June 7 (see real-estate philanthropy story).