News about grants, gifts
For Giving Tuesday 2016, Walmart Canada gave away 1,000 grants of $1,000 each to eligible Canadian non-profit organizations.
Scotiabank has donated $1 million to Children’s Health Foundation and London Health Sciences Foundation, fundraising partners of London Health Sciences Centre, to fund The Scotiabank Family Assistance Program, which supports women, children and their families experiencing financial hardship during treatment.
Alwaleed Philanthropies and the END Fund will collaborate to help end the neglected tropical diseases that affect over 1.6 billion people. Over the next three years, Alwaleed Philanthropies will provide US $3 million to support the END Fund’s activities to control and eliminate neglected tropical diseases globally, with an emphasis in Africa and the Middle East.
The Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) presented a three-year grant for intensive summer journalism courses at a Press Conference in Greece. The program will be implemented by Columbia Graduate School of Journalism.
Benevity Inc. has surpassed $1 billion in donations to almost 105,000 charities in 2016.
News about people, groups
The Arcus Foundation has appointed Annette Lanjouw, previously Vice President of Great Apes Program and Strategic Initiatives, and Jason McGill, previously Vice President of Social Justice Program, as Co-Executive Directors of the foundation.
Medical Teams International Healthy Women Healthy World Seattle chapter hosted a screening of the documentary “A Walk to Beautiful” on January 26th. The event included a Q & A with the film’s producer.
Along with its partners, Rare has launched a global contest, Solution Search, open to any organization with an innovative solution in farming sustainably and promoting behaviors that strengthen biodiversity.
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