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:

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.

Sep 6, 2011

Project of the Month Update: September 2011

August 2011: Solar Cookers for the School In Fiada
August 2011: Solar Cookers for the School In Fiada

Thank you for supporting Solar Cookers for the School In Fiadanana this past month!

Together we raised $2,347 from 94 donors in August to provide ten solar cookers to the Madegascar village of Fiadanana. This is what Dr. Ihanta, founder of Zahana had to say:

"We feel honored to be part of the project of the month club at GlobalGiving. it is wonderful and very encouraging that our solar cooker project in rural Madagascar can inspire people so far away."

It’s incredible to think about the impact of your combined efforts for this small village! Thank you!

This month we're pleased to announce that the September Project of the Month club funds will go to support the Safer World Fund in honor of the tenth anniversary of September 11th, 2001.

The Safer World Fund was created by Joyce Manchester, David Stapleton, and Gene Steuerle, three Americans who lost loved ones in the 9/11 attacks.

Gene, whose wife Norma was in the plane that hit the Pentagon, has reached out to numerous families and friends who also lost loved ones to terrorism. He, Joyce, and David created the Safer World Fund with the belief that education, health care, and economic opportunity in Afghanistan and Pakistan can counter the influence of extremists by weakening their base of community support.  

Your September donations will be split amongst several projects working to build a world in which the appeal of lives lived in dignity, opportunity, and hope triumphs over the allure of extremism and its use of terrorist tactics. You can find a full list of the projects supported by the Safer World Fund here.

If you’d like to give to this fund beyond your monthly Club donation, the Fund’s founders will be matching all donations at 50% starting on September 11, 2011. Please visit the project next Sunday or later to take advantage of the matching opportunity in honor of those whose lives were lost in the 9/11 attacks.

Thank you for being part of the Project of the Month Club, we continue to be humbled by the generosity of this group of donors.  We hope that you feel proud seeing the impact of your giving on a regular basis. If you feel connected to this cause and others like it, would you consider spreading the word about the Club with your friends?

We are grateful for your generosity, and we look forward to updating you on the amazing project that you will support next month!

Warm regards, 
Mari and the GlobalGiving Team

September 2011: The Safer World Fund
September 2011: The Safer World Fund
Aug 22, 2011

Update from the Government of New Zealand

The Christchurch Earthquake Appeal would like to thank everyone who has donated through GlobalGiving. Your generosity will make a difference to the recovery effort in Canterbury.

To date, the Appeal has raised almost NZ$98 million. Funds have been allocated to repairing sports fields and parks, and to sport and recreation programmes for young people whose schools have been affected by the earthquakes. The Trust is also funding a feasibility study for a temporary cathedral to become a focus for community activity while Christchurch’s iconic cathedral is rebuilt. The Trust will shortly be announcing a number of allocations. Keep up to date with the Appeal on our website:

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