Oct 15, 2020

You're bringing relief and hope to people in hard times

Photo: United Way of Southern Cameron County
Photo: United Way of Southern Cameron County

Fall has arrived, and we continue to bring our best to this most challenging year. Months after the COVID-19 outbreak, your generosity continues to help improve conditions for families in far-reaching corners of the world. Resources are stretched thin, and nonprofit leaders tell us that the GlobalGiving emergency grants your donations fund go well beyond providing material support. You’re also putting a smile on their faces and giving their teams hope and strength to keep going during these arduous times. 

Your generosity fueled the August + September grant cycles to:

  • Disburse more than $4.2 million
  • Award 187 grants 
  • Reach communities in 58 countries

These grants have impacted people in urban and rural communities worldwide. They provided food deliveries in Wisconsin, healthcare for patients in Nicaragua, hygiene kits for children in the Philippines, emergency relief for families in Yemen, water wells in Niger, psycho-social support in South Sudan, and nutrition activities for indigenous communities in Mexico, to name just a few.

Rather than summarize more of the life-changing activities our nonprofit partners are leading, I want to introduce you to Traci Wickett, President and CEO of the United Way of Southern Cameron County, Texas. Here’s what she and her team have been able to achieve with your support:

“Our coronavirus relief is focused on food insecurity, but with the added twist of helping hospitality workers who have become unemployed because of COVID-19. We have partnered with Get Shift Done to employ furloughed restaurant workers to add capacity to our hunger relief efforts. Workers sign up for shifts at the Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley, Salvation Army, Amigos Del Valle (meals on wheels), Ozanam Center (homeless shelter), Good Neighbor Settlement House (soup kitchen and food pantry), Brownsville Wellness Coalition (food delivery), or United Way of Southern Cameron County’s weekly mass food distributions. They prepare, package, and deliver food to those among us who need it most and earn $10 per hour to help them get by during these terribly difficult times.  

You’ve provided 1,500 families with a generous bag of shelf-stable food and fresh produce, and you’ve provided 750 hours of work at $10 per hour to furloughed restaurant employees through Get Shift Done.”

I invite you to scan the list below of the 187 nonprofit teams you supported! I am looking forward to my next update about the many ways in which your generosity is making a difference for so many people. Until then, I leave you with Traci’s words: 

“We are humbled by this gift, and we’re very grateful. The Rio Grande Valley is suffering, but you’re helping to make things better.”

In gratitude and solidarity,

Sandrina + the GlobalGiving Team

 

List of Grantees:

A Leg to Stand On

Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT Foundation)

Advocaid

Afghan Institute of Learning

ALEIMAR - Voluntary Organization

Arianna's Center

Arogya Agam

ASAP Foundation

Asociacion Civil Ingenieria sin Fronteras Argentina

Asociacion Civil Pequenos Pasos

Asociación Civil Yachay Wasi

Associacao Esmabama

Associacion Tui'k Ruch' Lew

Association For Women's Awareness and Rural Development

Association of Locally Empowered Youth - Northern Mindanao

Bali Life Foundation

Bamyan Foundation

Beyond Borders

Bhumi

Black Belt Community Foundation

Boys and Girls Clubs of St. Charles

Brave Hearts

Central Arizonans For A Sustainable Economy Case

Centre for LIve and Learn for Environment and Community

Centre for Sustainable Development and Education in Africa

Associacao para Protecao das Criancas e Adolescentes (CEPAC)

CHOSA

Citizens' Disaster Response Center Foundation, Inc.

Civic Force

Clinica Verde

Collinsville Food Pantry

Color of Change

Community Health Africa Trust

Compassion First

Concern Organization for Women & Children

Congo Children Trust

Conservation Through Poverty Alleviation, International

Corporacion Cultiva

Craft Emergency Relief Fund, Inc

Crecemos DIJO

Croix-Rouge Francaise /French Red Cross

Darfur Women Network

Dawood Global Foundation

Develop Africa, Inc.

Disable Development & Educational Foundation

Ecoviva NFP

Equality for All Foundation

Family Connection Foundation

Feed Northland Kids

Feeding San Diego

Feeding the Valley

FirstLight trust

Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley

Foundation for Advancement of Haitian Midwives

French Medical Institute for Mothers and Children

Friends of Burkina Faso

Fundación Ayni

Fundacion de Beneficencia Hogar de Cristo

Fundacion Fondo Unido Honduras

Fundacion Hearts of Gold

Fundacion Helping Hands-La Paz

Fundación Interpretalab

FUNDE Fundación Colombia Unida en Desarrollo y Educacion

Gaia Vaccine Foundation

Waqful Waqifin Foundation (Gift of the Givers)

Girls Power Initiative

Grace Honduras

Graces Cares Inc.

Grain de Riz Pour un Sourire

Great Heart Charity Association

Habitat for Humanity

Halt Poverty

Hand to Hand Foundation

Health Equity International/St. Boniface Haiti Foundation

Health in Harmony

Heart of Los Angeles

Help Bolivia Foundation

High Atlas Foundation

Hoedspruit Training Trust

Hope For Our Sisters, Inc.

HOPE Foundation for Women & Children of Bangladesh

Human Development Foundation (Mercy Center)

iDE Mozambique

Incourage

INMED Partnerships for Children, Inc.

Insan Hak ve Hurriyetleri Insani Yardm Vakfi

Instituto Chaikuni

Instituto Ekloos

Internews

Iraqi Children Foundation

IsraAID

Justice & Accountability Center of Louisiana

Justice for Migrant Women

Karuna trust

Keeping it Real Foundation

Kidspire

Kito Onlus

Lebanon Red Cross

Lending for Evanston and Northwestern Development

LIN Center for Community Development

Lower Nine

LULAC Institute Inc.

Makaia

Mali Health

Martha O'Bryan Center

Mensajeros de la Paz Argentina

Mercy in Action

Movimento de Saude Mental Comunitaria de Bom Jardin

Mozambique School Lunch Initiative

Mundo de Talentos

National Association For The Advancement Of Colored People (NAACP)

National Day Labor Network

Native American Advancement Foundation

Nicaragua-Projekt e.V.

Nor Luyce Mentoring Center for Youth

One Foundation

Operation Mercy

Oregon Food Bank, Inc.

Orleans Parish Prison Reform Coalition

Ouelessebougou Alliance

Partnership for Southern Equity

Partnership with Native Americans

Perkin Educational Opportunities Foundation

Perkumpulan Pelita Indonesia

Project Elimu

Project Soar

Psicologia y Derechos Humanos PSYDEH A.C.

Rain for the Sahel and Sahara

Rainbow Trust Children's Charity

Raising Futures Kenya

Recovering Oklahomans After Disaster, Inc.

Relief International

Remember Niger Coalition

RISE Foundation, Inc.

Rise International

Roots Community Health Center

Safe Spaces Nairobi

Sahar Education

Sanid Organization for Relief and Development

Seeding Sovereignty

Siam-Care Foundation

Sibol ng Agham at Teknolohiya (SIBAT), Inc.

Snehalaya

Society for Orphaned Armenian Relief (SOAR)

Sodis Foundation

Sphoorthi Foundation

St. Nicholas' Home, Penang

Strategy and Innovation for Development Initiative

Support Yemeni Society Organization for Development SYS

Sustinere

Tahanan ng Pagmamahal Children's Home, Inc.

The Bharath Abhyudaya Seva Samithi

The Centre for HIV-AIDS prevention Studies

The Circulate Initiative

The Freedom Story

The Global ShareResource Foundation

The HALO Foundation

The Lambi Fund of Haiti

The Mariposa DR Foundation

The Mustard Seed Mission

The Rotary Club of Brentwood

The Trussell Trust

Tigoung Nonma

Tiljala Society

Trees Water & People

Tropical Health and Education Trust

United to Benefit Ecuadorian Children International (UBECI)

Union of Relief & Development Associations

United Way of Southern Cameron County

Viet Blind Children Foundation

Village Earth

Village Exchange Center

Voice Trust

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Network (WASH-Net)

Wells Bring Hope

Wings Melaka

Women Inspiration Dev Center

Women's Aid Organization

Women's Employment Network

Wonder Foundation

Yayasan Bumi Sehat, Ds. PKR Nyuh Kuning

Yayasan Cinta Anak Bangsa Foundation

Yayasan Usaha Mulia / Foundation for Noble Work

Yemen Relief and Reconstruction Foundation

Youth for Homeland

Yspaniola

Zahana

Photo: Iraqi Children Foundation
Photo: Iraqi Children Foundation
Oct 1, 2020

Project of the Month Club Update: October 2020

Photo courtesy of Corcovada Foundation
Photo courtesy of Corcovada Foundation

Dear Project of the Month Club Member,

We hope your October is off to a lovely start! GlobalGiving and our partners are incredibly grateful for the generosity of you and 598 other donors who helped us raise $26,508 in September for Zindagi Trust. Its project Art for 3200 Schoolgirls in Pakistan works to implement a holistic curriculum that empowers children to thrive in Pakistan’s state schools.

This October, your generous contribution will go toward our nonprofit partner Corcovado Foundation and its project Creating the Environmental Leaders of the New Mil

Corcovado Foundation’s mission is to protect Costa Rica’s natural wildlife for future generations by empowering local communities to promote sustainable tourism and connect to their natural environment. Donations to their project Creating the Environmental Leaders of the New Mil support their 17-year-old environmental education program for children in Osa Peninsula communities to become the next generation of environmental leaders. Through weekly classes and events, children explore what it means to be connected to their natural environment and their community. Field trips, games, art, and storytelling are just a few of the tools Corcovado Foundation uses to teach children to work together today so they can solve the problems of tomorrow.

When the pandemic halted face-to-face activities, Corcovado Foundation created the “Environmental Challenges,” or weekly activities for children to complete from the safety of their homes or gardens. Parents jumped into action to enthusiastically learn with their children during these difficult times.

Executive Director Alejandra Monge expresses her gratitude to you and other Project of the Month Club members for supporting their mission:

“We couldn’t be more thrilled and honored by this news. Being chosen as Project of the Month is a wonderful privilege and an excellent opportunity to showcase our environmental education efforts. Since 2003, our program has been changing hundreds of children’s lives for the better, helping them widen their horizons, empowering them, and creating awareness of their ability to build the communities that they desire.”

Alejandra went on to share plans for how your generosity will power their efforts this year:

“With the additional funding received from the GlobalGiving community of donors and supporters, we will continue our environmental education activities and help 30 more families implement regenerative agriculture to become more food independent in this time of economic crisis. Regenerative agriculture promotes edible gardens without polluting the soil or the water with chemicals.”

Keep up with Corcovado Trust’s work by checking out their most recent report from the field.

Your generosity is making a difference in communities around the world, and I can’t wait to share how it’ll help in November.

Stay safe and well,
Alix Guerrier
GlobalGiving CEO

Photo courtesy of Zindagi Trust
Photo courtesy of Zindagi Trust
Sep 30, 2020

Your Donation at Work for Hurricane Laura Relief

Photo: Second Harvest Food Bank of New Orleans
Photo: Second Harvest Food Bank of New Orleans

On August 27, Hurricane Laura made its devastating landfall in southwestern Louisiana as a powerful Category Four storm after passing through the Caribbean, tragically leaving more than 70 people dead. In the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, the hurricane further exacerbated the extreme uncertainty and marginalization facing communities, especially communities of color facing disproportionate impacts from the virus, in the Lake Charles area of Louisiana.

Almost a month later, impacted communities are still in great need. Many thousands of families remain without power and clean water in southwestern Louisiana. The storm has also displaced thousands of Louisiana residents. The vast majority of these evacuees are currently residing in New Orleans in temporary accommodations, and are facing severe obstacles in receiving the holistic support that they need.

Within one week of the storm making landfall, GlobalGiving swiftly issued emergency grant support to two of our trusted nonprofit partners on the frontlines. This quick action is a direct result of your generosity and support of our Hurricane Laura Relief Fund. Here is a snapshot of how your donation has helped communities in Louisiana impacted by Hurricane Laura:

  • The Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana has been a leading organization in southern Louisiana for decades, and its response to Hurricane Laura was no different. It is making daily deliveries of food, water, and supplies to the hardest-hit communities, including Lake Charles and the surrounding rural parishes. To date, it has provided more than half a million pounds of food and emergency supplies to communities in need.
  • Our partners at Fuel Relief Fund immediately deployed to Lake Charles and began providing free fuel to first responders, including local fire departments, and impacted families dependent  on fuel for necessities like light and refrigeration. You can see a short video showing the organization’s incredible work here.

All of this critical  work has been made possible by your donation. In the next two weeks, we will make additional emergency grants to support those affected by Hurricane Laura, including evacuees in New Orleans. Additionally, through GlobalGiving’s crisis response partnership with Facebook, we will support other communities impacted by Hurricane Laura with our local nonprofit partners in Haiti and the Dominican Republic. 

Thank you for coming together with more than 500 people to fuel these critical relief efforts. We will be back in your inbox by the end of October to keep you updated on how your donation is making a difference.

With gratitude, 

Chase + the GlobalGiving Team

 
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