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‘Friends’ uncover hidden wonders of Pompeii

The Pompeii Sustainable Preservation Project, a consortium of 10 research institutions lead by Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, devotes itself to the conservation of the necropolis of Porta Nocera in Pompeii. It helps preserve the ancient city, develops new materials and sustainable solutions for successful restoration work, and trains a new generation of professionals in conservation and cultural heritage. You can support its efforts through the Friends of the Pompeii Sustainable Preservation Project.


Unlocking the skills of African girls and women

About 8 years ago, a group of African women in tech decided to launch AkiraChix – an ambitious effort to inspire and develop a successful force of women in technology. Based in Kenya, AkiraChix provides hands-on technical training and mentorship to young women and girls to increase the number of skilled women in tech and positively impact the community. Help change Africa’s future through a gift to the AkiraChix US Fund.


American Express supports fundraising programs

For nearly a decade, the American Express Foundation has generously supported our two annual study visits on the Art & Science of Fundraising. During four days of intensive discussions with New York City’s most talented fundraising professionals, European and African universities and cultural institutions explore creative solutions to broaden their funding. American Express just confirmed its support for the 2019, 2020 and 2021 programs – a commitment totaling $195,000.


Vulnerable kids find a home at Maison Shalom

Since its founding in 1993 by Marguerite Barankitse, Maison Shalom has restored the dignity of more than twenty thousand war and AIDS orphans, street children, youth in prison, and impoverished children in Burundi and Rwanda, providing them with a shelter, quality education, and hope for a better future. You can now support Maison Shalom’s work through a contribution to the American Friends of Maison Shalom.


Videre enables the world to see injustice

Videre est Credere -“to see is to believe”- equips local activists in hard-to-access situations with cameras and training to record proof of human rights violations across the globe. Videre ensures the security of the activists who film these violations, verifies footage before use, and follows through to ensure effective distribution and measurable impact. Through the Videre est Credere US Fund, you can support its efforts to expose violations and protect human rights defenders.


Elephants gain a ‘Haven’ in Europe

Increasingly, European countries are banning wild animals from circuses. These include over 100 elephants, and relocating them to their country of origin is not always possible. That’s why Elephant Haven decided to create a refuge, located on 28 hectares of land in southwest France, for the pachyderms to retire and spend the rest of their lives. You can support the refuge through the American Friends of Elephant Haven – European Elephant Sanctuary.