Dear Project of the Month Club,
We're so close to summer here in Washington, D.C. and that can only mean one thing: bring on the heat. I'll tell you something pretty cool, though: your impactful donations to GlobalGiving's Project of the Month Club are bringing meaningful change to powerful nonprofits around the world.
In April, 214 of you gave an astounding, $6,649 to support "Help Costa Rican Locals Care for 10,000 Mangroves", run by Fundacion Neotropica in Costa Rica. They support community groups working for mangrove tree conservation and environmental sustainability in Costa Rica.
This month, your donations are going to "Drama, Dance, Music, & Sport for Kisumu Youth", a project by Equip Manyatta in Kenya. Through this project, children growing up in slums in Kenya have the opportunity to explore avenues they wouldn't otherwise be able to, like music and sports.
From Keevan, co-chair at Equip Manyatta:
"We at Equip Manyatta and the Mayatta Youth Resource Center are so honored and humbled to be selected as a Project of the Month this May at GlobalGiving! Being chosn really gives us a much-needed boost and we thank you for your generosity in supporting organizations like ours across the globe."
So what does a youth resource center in the slums of Kenya do with about $6,500? Keevan's got an idea or two:
"These funds will ensure that the girls and boys who are relying on us for educational support this year will be able to stay in school for sure. Our senior team's provincial campaign will not be interrupted due to lack of funding, and our younger players will be able to participate in tournaments that provide the life experience of working cooperatively. Our recording studio can produce more music, creating employment. This will allow us the financial stability we have often struggled to achieve, and provide the cushion we need while we pursue grants and other long-term funding opportunities."
Your dedication to supporting grassroots, locally-driven nonprofits around the world is truly inspiring. Thank you so much for your decision to become a GlobalGiver!
Warmly, Mari + the GlobalGiving Team
Ten days after a 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit Nepal, your donations are already making a difference on the ground. While more than 7,000 people are confirmed dead and close to 15,000 people are injured, you are making life a little easier for the millions more affected by this earthquake.
GlobalGiving has already sent funds to 26 organizations working tirelessly to provide relief to the people of Nepal. Your donation has contributed to the following efforts:
You can click on the link to any of the individual projects to see the updates they’ll post about how they are using the funds.
We are sending funds to additional organizations this week and, as always, will keep you informed as to how your donations will be used. We have also posted a link to frequently asked questions on the page. For now, these funds are supporting the immediate needs of the relief efforts. In the coming weeks and months, your donations will support longer-term recovery efforts as people try to regain normalcy in their lives. Thank you for helping the Nepali people in the aftermath of this earthquake.
On the morning of Saturday, April 25 we woke to the sad news of a 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Nepal. We immediately launched a relief fund and began reaching out to our partners in Nepal. The news we heard from the ground was devastating, but the outpouring of generosity by thousands of donors like you from 100 countries around the world has been extraordinary.
We have been in touch with more than 70 of our long-term partners on the ground and are talking with them constantly to determine the biggest needs in each community. Our first disbursement will be sent this week, and we are committed to letting you know exactly how those funds are spent as soon as possible.
Your donation will initially support a mix of partners that have a specific expertise in emergency first response after disasters, such as International Medical Corps, Save the Children, and Mercy Corps.
Your donation will also support local organizations doing community-based work that is vital - but often overlooked - after a disaster, such as:
Many of our other local Nepali partners are themselves recovering and dealing with aftershocks. We will continue to work with them as they coordinate their response in the coming weeks. In the meantime, you can read about what each of these partners are doing on the ground in real time on this page.
Thank you once again for being a part of this global community of support for the survivors of this earthquake. We look forward to sharing more stories from the ground in the coming days and weeks.