7.29.19 International News

With a focus on the 130 million girls out of school worldwide, Malala Fund invests in local education activists known as Gulmakai Champions, amplifies girls’ voices and advocates to hold leaders accountable at local, national and international levels.

News about grants, gifts

Avon Foundation for Women gifted $100,000 to the Malala Fund to advance education for girls in Brazil.

The Welcome Workplace program offers diversity and inclusion programs to education, banking, hospitality, law enforcement, health care clients, and other business sectors.

Pearl S. Buck International received a grant from Foundations Community Partnership for the expansion of Pearl S. Buck International’s welcome workplace program.

The Zakat Foundation gifted and distributed more than 12,000 medical equipment items, including transport beds and specialized surgical and dental instruments, in and around Bamako, Mali.

The TE Connectivity Foundation provided $1.3 million in grants to three organizations focused on connecting and strengthening women and underserved populations; the awarded organizations include Girl Up, SMASH, and First Global.

News about people, groups

Scandinavian author Karin Alvtegen added to Open Medicine Foundation‘s ambassadors program.

The grand prize was awarded to Kathrin Swoboda, for her photo of a Red-winged Blackbird.

The Audubon Society/BirdLife Partner selected the winners of its 2019 Photography Awards. Six winners and four honorable mentions were selected. A full list of winners and their photographs is available here.

Global Fund for Women appointed Latanya Mapp Frett as president and CEO beginning July 1st. She took over leadership from Musimbi Kanyoro, who retired June 30th.

Volunteers from the UPS Foundation, HandsOn North Carolina, and The Volunteer Center of Greensboro packed and shipped over 255 pallets of K-12 books to children in Africa via the International Booksmart Foundation.

Tivon Madison was selected by the African Women in Leadership Organization to receive its 2019 Humanitarian of the Year Award. The award will presented at the Vigor Awards celebration later this year in Toronto, Canada.

News about opportunities, initiatives

The European Venture Philanthropy Association and Donors and Foundation Networks in Europe will host C-Summit, the first European corporate philanthropy and social investing summit. The summit will take place on September 11th and 12th in Munich, Germany. Click here for more information.

BRAC released their 2018 Annual Report. For full access to the report, click here.

mothers2mothers released their 2018 Evaluation, which shows the quality and impact of their work, particularly for their three core client groups—women, children, and adolescents. Full access to the report is available here.

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