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11.27.17 International Nonprofit News

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News about grants, gifts

The Luc Maurice Foundation will distribute $10 million over the next five years to support organizations, individuals, and causes that contribute to the well-being and foster the growth of Québec’s elderly.

Global Subway’s World Sandwich Day program donated a total of 13.3 million meals to hunger-relief charities around the world. 

HLB International raised over 8,600 euros for the Malta Community Chest Fund Foundation to help the nonprofit improve the health, quality of life, and well being of people in their time of need.

Nestlé Purina PetCare Canada will grant $30,000 to the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) to study the benefits of animal-assisted therapy. It will also match up to $10,000 in donations made to CAMH’s Gifts of Light program. 

News about people, groups

The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) bestowed the Barbara Marion Award for Outstanding Leadership to AFP James (Jim) Allen of Toronto, Ontario. 

The Global Centre for Pluralism hosted its inaugural Global Pluralism Award Ceremony on November 15th to recognize 10 recipients for their dedication to building more inclusive societies. 

To celebrate its 20th birthday, APOPO gave away five HeroRAT adoptions. Over the course of 20 years, the organization has cleared over 106,000 landmines with the help of these HeroRATs. 

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed TD, signed regulations banning the use of wild animals in circuses in Ireland after a decade of campaigning to stop circus suffering by Animal Defenders International and ARAN.

Transparency International published A Tale of Four Funds, an analysis of the progress made by four key multilateral climate funds. 

LifeNet International‘s faith-based centers have treated more than one million patient visits in 2017 at an incremental cost of $1 per patient visit throughout Burundi, Uganda, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) can now purchase generic hepatitis C medicines for as low as $1.40 per day for two key medicines used to treat and cure this disease.

Two Barefoot College solar engineers from Ladakh brought clean, off-grid energy to three isolated villages as well as a 200 year-old-Buddhist monastery in Rangdum, Ladakh.

The Bharti Foundation expanded its quality education initiative, the Satya Bharti Quality Support Program, to 15 additional Government schools in Telangana’s Rajanna Sircilla District.

DKT International published a 2016 Contraceptive Social Marketing Statistics report, revealing that a total of 81 contraceptive social marketing programs generated 74.9 million Couple Years of Protection. 

In honor of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, which falls on November 25, the Hilton Prize Coalition shines a spotlight on 2006 Hilton Humanitarian Prize Laureate, Women for Women International, and the work they are doing today with women who have been displaced by war and conflict in the Kurdistan region of Iraq and around the world.

News about opportunities, initiatives

Lynne Wester, the Donor Relations Guru, is collecting entries through November 30th for the 2017 Great Acknowledgment Swap to showcase gratitude for donors, volunteers, and board members.

As part of the Global Thinkers Mentors, Global Thinkers Forum created ‘Telemachus,’ an international mentoring program for individuals between 18 and 29.

BirdLife International, WWF UK, and the Wildlife Conservation Society have pooled their resources to plant, restore, or protect a trillion trees, the number required to reverse the current global decline in tree cover, by 2050. 

The African Wildlife Foundation is campaigning to deploy more sniffer dogs to shut down further ivory and rhino bone smuggling operations, especially in areas like Mozambique and Botswana. 

The Australian Wildlife Conservancy (AWC) is preparing to undertake an emergency translocation of a colony of Mala, one of Australia’s rarest mammals, to a secure refuge at AWC’s Newhaven Wildlife Sanctuary.

HSBC pledged to provide $100 billion in sustainable financing and investment by 2025. This pledge is one of HSBC’s five new commitments that support the transition to a low-carbon economy.

The NGO Committee on the Status of Women, NY is accepting nominee suggestions for its Women of Distinction Award through November 30th. 


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