News about grants, gifts
The Pacific Dental Services Foundation will embark on a service trip to the Tigray Region in Northern Ethiopia to provide donated dentistry to underserved patients in the communities of Mekelle and Hawzen.
The Israel Cancer Research Fund awarded 69 new grants, totaling $4.3 million for the 2019/2020 funding year. The grants are for basic and patient oriented research critical to finding cures and treatments for cancer.
Mercy Ships aims to provide up to 1,700 free surgeries during 10-month field service in Senegal. In addition to providing a variety of free surgeries, Mercy Ships will treat more than 4,000 patients with dental ailments as well as 2,000 to 3,000 patients suffering from eye conditions and diseases.
Wellcome Trust, Cloudera Foundation, and Omidyar Network partnered with Nesta to fund grants supporting human and AI collaboration. Click here to access the application, open until Friday, October 25th.
The Macquarie Group named the five winners for $50 million in philanthropic award to mark the organization’s 50th anniversary. Click here to learn more about the winners and their nominated projects in Australia, United States, and the Netherlands.
News about people, groups
mothers2mothers (m2m) in Cape Town, South Africa, hosted Her Royal Highness, The Duchess of Sussex Megan Markle for her to learn more about m2m’s work to “create a generation free from HIV and healthy, thriving communities in eight sub-Saharan African countries.”
Davi Kopenawa Yanomami, the “Dalai Lama of the Rainforest,” has won this year’s Right Livelihood Award, known as the “Alternative Nobel Prize.”
Activist, supermodel, and entrepreneur Iman joined CARE as the nonprofit’s first-ever Global Advocate, a role which was created for her.
Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong was honored with World Statesman Award from the Appeal of Conscience Foundation.
Clean the World Foundation declared positive results including increased school attendance and overall awareness of the importance of hygiene from students participating in its 12-month WASH education project in Merikit, Uganda. Click here to learn about the WASH program.
News about opportunities, initiatives
Belfast will join New York, Tokyo, Stockholm, Cape Town, Berlin, and other international cities that host a permanent sculpture of The Knotted Gun and its supporting organisation, the Non-Violence Project Foundation.
The KidsRights initiative, launched at the Nobel Peace World Summit, hosted a “preferenda” on pressing global issues (starting with climate change) and presented the views of the youth community to world leaders at the United Nations General Assembly.
Vans launched a global shoe customization contest including donation of at least $300,000 to charities for each of the three regional winners (North America, Asia Pacific, and Europe). Click here for more information.
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