The Safer World Fund

 
$42,940
$32,060
Raised
Remaining
Sep 12, 2011

Safer World Fund Matching Currently Available!

It is hard to believe that it has been 10 years since the events of 9/11 took place in 2001.  That day’s events still weigh heavily on our hearts and minds as we remember loved ones lost.  Despite those sentiments, however, the Safer World Fund was created as a way to make a positive statement about what September 11th means to people, break down the extremism and fear on which terrorism survives, and help provide education and health care to those who need it. 

This year, the Safer World Fund will be supporting a group of highly effective projects in Afghanistan and Pakistan that focus on providing schooling and health care for the Afghan and Pakistani citizens, with a particular focus on women and girls.  And starting September 11, 2011, there are $50,000 of matching funds available to the Safer World Fund and each of its beneficiary projects on GlobalGiving.  Donations to any of those projects will be matched at 50% until funds are depleted, with a $1,000 matching limit per donor per project, and a $15,000 matching limit per project overall.  You can view all participating projects and matching funds remaining here: http://www.globalgiving.org/leaderboards/safer-world.

Please join us in creating opportunities for people in Afghanistan and Pakistan.  We think the stability and prosperity of these countries, and the security of our own, depend on it.

Jun 8, 2011

The Safer World Fund Update, June 2011

Be sure to take advantage of Bonus Day, the Ides of June! The second Bonus Day of the year is coming up quickly. On June 15th, GlobalGiving.org will be matching all donations at 30% up to $1,000 per donor per project while funds last. There will be $75,000 available in matching funds. Plan to donate online to The Safer World Fund early in the day, as the matching funds may be gone well before sunset.

Next week I will meet with the leader of Ayni Education International to talk about her efforts to build and equip a new school for 3700 girls in Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan. She was recently in Mazar to check in with several of her other schools and their teachers, students, and communities. I always become reinvigorated about promoting The Safer World Fund when she talks about how important it is to offer education, skills and healthcare to people, and especially women and girls, in Afghanistan. Healthy people who can make informed decisions have the best shot at making their lives and their government better. That's why the Safer World Fund supports six projects that focus on schools, training facilities, and medical clinics in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Please help provide opportunities so that women and girls as well as men and boys can look forward to a brighter future.

Dec 7, 2010

December 2010 Update for the Safer World Fund

Thanks to everyone who participated in the matching campaign for the Safer World Fund this fall! The matching funds disappeared in record time, and your contributions are now improving the lives of women, men and children in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

A new nonprofit joined Global Giving in October, and we are pleased to include Ayni Education International in the Safer World Fund. Ayni's project involves building a school for 3,700 Afghan girls and providing educational supplies for those students and teachers. Through Comprehensive Disaster Response Services, funds from the matching campaign are providing food and medical services to flood victims in Pakistan. Funds from the matching campaign will also support several projects under the Afghan Institute of Learning as well as a project that offers training in job skills for women in Afghanistan under Women for Women International.

Looking forward, we see many additional opportunities to invest in the lives of people in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Please keep our projects in mind as you enjoy the holiday season and the new year ahead.

Sep 11, 2010

1-for-1 Match for the Safer World Fund!

We are thrilled to offer a 1-for-1 match for all donations up to $2500 starting on September 11, 2010, until the matching funds are gone. Donations to the Safer World Fund or any of the projects it comprises will be matched. In addition, we have decided to focus on projects that specifically target education and/or healthcare for women and girls in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

After reading Half the Sky by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, we are even more convinced that providing opportunities for women and girls to acquire education and receive healthcare will lead to a brighter future for people in those two countries.

We have also included a couple of projects that provide support to people suffering from the aftermath of the floods in Pakistan because we believe that the response to that disaster has not been as strong as the responses to other recent natural disasters.

Please help us support the highly effective projects in the Safer World Fund, and take advantage of the 1-for-1 match while it lasts.

Jun 11, 2010

June 2010 Update for the Safer World Fund

Thanks to the 247 Safer World Fund donors who have helped girls in Afghanistan go to school, women in Afghanistan learn new skills, people in the earthquake regions of Pakistan receive much-needed medical care, and much more. More than 3500 additional donors made contributions to individual funds within the Safer World Fund. The matching funds are gone for now, but those dollars are now just where we want them -- helping the children and adults of Afghanistan and Pakistan obtain education, health care, and opportunities to live their lives with dignity. What a terrific investment!

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Washington, D.C., United States
http://www.globalgiving.org

Project Leader

Joyce Manchester

SMCWF Fund Manager
Waterbury, VT United States

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Map of The Safer World Fund