New ‘Friends’ carry on legacy of old friends
In the 1930s, two American women played a crucial role in the first campaign that funded the building of the Foch Hospital on the outskirts of Paris. Now the Foch Foundation is reviving its ties to American donors through the Friends of Fondation Hopital Foch, which will provide financial support to the hospital to improve facilities and medical care services.
What comes after ‘Hope’? A secure family and a future
Established in 2010 in South Africa, Hotel Hope Ministries creates small family-style foster homes for orphaned and abandoned babies. It also provides young mothers with counseling, guidance and practical support, and helps parents support their families by providing jobs and training. U.S. donors can now support its work through the Friends of Hotel Hope.
Cultural anchor in Greece receives $295k grant
The Kalambaka Library Fund was established by the Kalambaka Library in Meteora, Greece, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The library will use its $295k grant to cover core operational expenses, including building maintenance and salaries for librarians, the technology manager and the manager of the children’s department. The library was opened in 2015 and is the cultural anchor of the city.
Lions and tigers and bears—oh my!
Through its donor-advised fund, the American Express Foundation made a $17k grant to the Zoological Society of London, an international scientific, conservation and educational charity. Founded in 1826, it rapidly became the world’s leading learned society in zoology, counting Charles Darwin among its early fellows. The grant will support its efforts to promote the conservation of animals and their habitats.
A horse is a horse, of course of course
The NHT Highveld Horse Care Unit is the largest equine welfare organization in South Africa. Since its founding, the Unit has helped nearly 9,000 horses and donkeys. Through its Fidelity Charitable Fund for International Granting, a donor-advised fund, KBFUS facilitated a $14k grant to provide education to horse owners in poor communities and veterinary care for working equines in townships.
Oliver Twist School (Italy) receives $10k grant
The Amici di Cometa US Fund made a $10k grant to support students with learning disabilities enrolled in the Oliver Twist School in Como, Italy, to help them finish the school year successfully. Selected students from the textile course will receive personalized support in the classroom and assistance in their search for an internship position in the corporate sector.