Bike for Africa – From Niagara Falls to the Brooklyn Bridge
Brussels Airlines and b.foundation are bringing Bike for Africa to North America. This exciting charity bike tour from Niagara Falls to the Brooklyn Bridge takes place in October. It will benefit Malaika and the Georgie Badiel Foundation, which do fantastic work in the DR Congo and Burkina Faso. Participate or support their work. And register to join the launch and learn more on June 15!
May the Van Gogh brothers rest in peace…
For the past 30 years, Institut Van Gogh has been driving the renovation of Auberge Ravoux in Auvers-sur-Oise (France), where Van Gogh spent his final days painting some of his best works. In partnership with the town, it is now campaigning to preserve the graves of brothers Vincent and Theo. Help make the cemetery a more welcoming place through the Van Gogh’s Dream Fund at KBFUS.
Friends of Numeric – Helping South African youth excel in math
Just 4 out of every 100 South African students leave school with a satisfactory grade in mathematics. As a result, the country is not producing the scientists and engineers it needs to build a thriving society. Numeric is on a mission to train world-class math teachers and help students excel in maths. Support their efforts through the new Friends of Numeric Fund.
NuaTree restores woodlands with new Irish Reforestation Fund
Ireland’s deforestation crisis has reduced the native woodland cover from 95% to 1% of the island. NuaTree is working to reverse this extraordinary story of ecological destruction. They do this by reforesting throughout the island. These efforts are intended to restore the native landscape, nurture wildlife and ultimately support local communities. Help protect the Irish forest through the Friends of NuaTree, Irish Reforestation Fund.
Africa Research Excellence Fund supports African researchers
The Africa Research Excellence Fund (AREF) was established by the Medical Research Foundation (UK) to nurture sub-Sahara African health research at its most vulnerable points: supporting and developing people, projects and infrastructure to deliver excellent research in Africa for the benefit of Africa. Join the Friends of the Africa Research Excellence Fund to help Africa’s most talented health scientists achieve their full potential – in Africa, for Africa.
Owens Corning supports the homeless in Southeastern France
Through its donor-advised fund at KBFUS, the Owens Corning Foundation made a $21k grant to Cantine Savoyarde in Chambery, France, to purchase a utility vehicle to help serve meals to those in need. Established in 1983 after the tragic death of two homeless people, the Cantine delivers around 220 meals a day. It also motivates the homeless in their search for housing and employment.