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Dr. Denis Mukwege, longstanding partner of the King Baudouin Foundation, wins 2018 Nobel Peace Prize

Dr. Denis Mukwege is the founder and director of Panzi Hospital in Bukavu, the capital of South Kivu in the Democratic Republic of Congo. In 2011, he was awarded the King Baudouin African Development Prize, an initiative of our Brussels-based parent foundation, for restoring dignity to tens of thousands of survivors of sexual violence, and for his tireless efforts to bring back peace to eastern Congo.

U.S. donors can support Denis Mukwege’s work through a contribution to the ‘Dr. Denis Mukwege – Panzi Hospital Fund’ at the King Baudouin Foundation. The fund was established by Mukwege to gather support for the medical and psychological care of survivors of sexual violence in Congo, and for efforts to facilitate their reintegration into society.


FC Barcelona supports inclusion through sport

The Barça Foundation, founded by FC Barcelona, makes the expression ‘More than a Club’ a reality by using sports to bring about real change in the lives of disadvantaged children and youth. It contributes to social inclusion, the prevention of violence and access to education for underprivileged children around the world. Through the Barça Foundation Fund, U.S. fans can help change lives through the power of sport.


Mastercard teams up to train African merchants

Through its donor-advised fund at KBFUS, the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth made a $394,000 grant to Arifu, a Kenyan platform which helps the world’s least served people access the information they need, when they need it. The grant will be used to provide increased understanding in financial management and digital financial services to merchants in Kenya and Nigeria. Learn more about our donor-advised funds.


Let’s Beat Cancer: Institut Curie launches MC21

Today roughly 50% of adults and 80% of children afflicted by cancer are cured. For those we cannot save, the fight must continue. Institut Curie is launching its MC21 Campaign to support four major projects which could turn the tide. Founded in Paris by Nobel laureate Marie Curie, Institut Curie is an internationally-renowned research center and an advanced hospital group dedicated to cancer. Join the fight!


African Academy of Sciences opens American friends fund

Based in Kenya, the African Academy of Sciences (AAS) is a community of scientists who aim to drive sustainable development in Africa through science, technology and innovation. AAS advises governments and policy makers as they set the continent’s research agenda. AAS also implements key STI programs and recognizes eminent African scholars. U.S. donors can now support its activities through the AAS American Friends Fund.


All the world’s a stage for Trondheim Symphony

Trondheim Symphony Orchestra is regarded as a powerhouse of Norwegian culture. With its 85 musicians, the orchestra performs about 100 concerts annually. All around the globe, it uses music to build relations across borders and between cultures. U.S.-based donors can support its commitment to the future of music and to the next generation of artists through the Trondheim Symphony Orchestra US Fund.