TOPIC: PHILANTHROPY (28)

Acumen Fund

http://www.acumenfund.org/ten

Our mission is to create a world beyond poverty by investing in social enterprises, emerging leaders, and breakthrough ideas. We use philanthropic capital to make disciplined investments – loans or equity, not grants – that yield both financial and social returns. Any financial returns we receive are recycled into new investments. We believe that pioneering entrepreneurs will ultimately find the solutions to poverty. The entrepreneurs Acumen Fund supports are focused on offering critical services – water, health, housing, and energy – at affordable prices to people earning less than four dollars a day.

Tags: Acumen Fund, Investments, Poverty, Social Enterprises, Entrepreneurs, Solutions, Critical Services, Affordable

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

http://www.gatesfoundation.org

Our belief that every life has equal value is at the core of our work at the foundation. We follow 15 guiding principles, which help define our approach to our philanthropic work, and employ an outstanding leadership team to direct our strategies and grantmaking.

Tags: Bill And Melinda Gates Foundation, Philanthropy

The Global Fund

http://www.theglobalfund.org/en

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria was created to dramatically increase resources to fight three of the world's most devastating diseases, and to direct those resources to areas of greatest need.

Tags: The Global Fund, Philanthropy, Disease

The Awesome Foundation

http://www.awesomefoundation.org

We are an ever-growing, worldwide network of people devoted to forwarding the interest of awesomeness in the universe. Created in the long hot summer days of 2009 in Boston, the Foundation distributes a series of monthly $1,000 grants to projects and their creators. The money is pooled together from the coffers of ten or so self-organizing “micro-trustees” and given upfront in cash, check, or gold doubloons. The chapters are autonomous and organized by the trustees around geographic areas or topics of interest.
The Foundation provides these grants with no strings attached and claims no ownership over the projects it supports. It is, in the words of one of our trustees, a micro-genius grant for flashes of micro-brilliance.

Tags: The Awesome Foundation, Projects, Chapters, Awesomeness, Grants

The Prem Rawat Foundation

http://tprf.org

The Prem Rawat Foundation strives to address fundamental human needs so that people everywhere can live their lives with dignity, peace, and prosperity.

Tags: The Prem Rawat Foundation, Philanthropy

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

http://philanthropy.com

The Chronicle of Philanthropy is the No. 1 news source, in print and online, for nonprofit leaders, fund raisers, grant makers, and other people involved in the philanthropic enterprise. For more than 20 years, The Chronicle has been connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas.

Tags: Philanthropy, Chronicle

Google.org

http://www.google.org

As the philanthropic arm of Google, Google.org develops technologies to help address global challenges and supports innovative partners through grants, investments and in-kind resources.
We focus on problems where Google’s assets and core capabilities—technology innovation, global presence, making massive amounts of information universally accessible and useful—play strongest and where the solutions we create have the most potential to scale.

Tags: Google.org, Philanthropy, Grants, Investments, Technology

Philanthropy Fashion and Compassion

http://www.philanthropyfashion.com

Philanthropy opened in June of 2007 with the belief that a business built around charitable works and grounded in Christ could make a difference in the world.

Tags: Philanthropy Fashion And Compasion, Philanthropy

EVPA

http://evpa.eu.com

EVPA is a membership association made up of organisations interested in or practicing venture philanthropy across Europe. Established in 2004, the association is a unique network of venture philanthropy organisations and others committed to promoting high-engagement philanthropy in Europe.

Tags: EVPA, Philanthropy, Venture Philanthropy

Philanthropy UK

http://www.philanthropyuk.org

Philanthropy UK is the leading resource for free and impartial advice to aspiring philanthropists who want to give effectively. We develop and share current information and best practice on giving; provide accessible links to specialists; and aim to inspire more people to become philanthropic and so enjoy the extraordinary rewards this brings. We are a project of The Association of Charitable Foundations.

Tags: Philanthropy UK, Philanthropy

Philanthropy Action

http://www.philanthropyaction.com

Our vision is for philanthropy to evolve into a sector that is more thoughtful and effective. We want to see money move to places where it does the most good and away from where it does the least. In short, we want philanthropy to behave more like a market. We recognize that markets have failings and aren’t appropriate or feasible in all situations. Where they aren’t, we want the available alternatives to be based on knowledge about what is truly helpful.

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Global Philanthropy Forum

http://www.philanthropyforum.org

A project of the World Affairs Council of Northern California, the Global Philanthropy Forum aims to build a community of donors and social investors committed to international causes, and to inform, enable and enhance the strategic nature of their work.

Tags: Global Philanthropy Forum, Philanthropy, Donors

Philanthropy Journal

http://www.philanthropyjournal.org

The Philanthropy Journal is an independent voice and champion for nonprofits and their supporters.

Tags: Philanthropy Journal, Philanthropy

Skoll Foundation

http://www.skollfoundation.org

The Skoll Foundation drives large scale change by investing in, connecting and celebrating social entrepreneurs and the innovators who help them solve the world’s most pressing problems.

Tags: Skoll Foundation, Research

Hard Rock Philanthropy

http://www.hardrock.com/philanthropy

Since 1971, Hard Rock has been committed to a wide range of philanthropic causes and activities around the World. Our passionate and dedicated team members in our Local Ambassador Program help our communities on a daily basis. As Hard Rockers, our actions are guided by mottos, which can be seen on the walls of every Hard Rock Cafe, Hotel and Casino location, and help us in our goal to make the Earth a safer, healthier and better place for all.

Tags: Hard Rock Philanthropy, Philanthropy, Hard Rockers, Hard Rock Cafe