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University of the Free State frees students from financial burden

Ida Manana Siyila loved learning. But she was not afforded a full education. Born in South Africa in 1924, she later moved to the U.S. With a $33k grant from its American friends fund, the University of the Free State in South Africa established the ‘Ida Manana Siyila Scholarship Fund’, which will cover tuition for students who are not able to afford it.


Chambon Memorial honors hidden children of World War II

During the Nazi Occupation, Le Chambon-sur-Lignon in south-central France became a refuge for thousands of Jews. The entire village was recognized as ‘Righteous Among the Nations’ in 1990. The Chambon Memorial received a $10,000 grant from its American Friends of the Chambon Memorial, to support an exhibition about the stories of the children who were sheltered in the village.


With MAF, miracles happen every day in Malawi

Miracle for Africa (MAF) invests in neglected areas of Malawi’s social services – healthcare, education and agriculture. Its 180-bed Daeyang Luke Hospital in Lilongwe, the country’s capital, provides superior medical treatment to people without means. MAF also operates colleges of medicine, nursing and ICT.  Support the people of Malawi through a contribution to the new Miracle for Africa Foundation US Fund.


CANVAS promotes democratic values with $575k grant

Based in Serbia, CANVAS envisions a world free of violence, with every single political conflict solved by nonviolent struggle. A $575k grant from the Friends of CANVAS at KBFUS will support its efforts to promote democratic and human rights values through nonviolent actions. Activities include academic research, workshops, and lecturing at some of the world’s most prominent educational institutions.


OPC sees a bright future with new American friends fund

The Organisation for the Prevention of Blindness (known as OPC in France) fights to preserve the sight of the most deprived populations in Francophone Africa. While one child becomes blind every minute, and one adult every 5 seconds, a staggering 80% of visual impairment is avoidable. U.S. donors can now support OPC’s work through a gift to the American Friends of the OPC.


Owens Corning Foundation helps Italians with deafblindness

Through its donor-advised fund at KBFUS, the Owens Corning Foundation made an $11k grant to the Lega del Filo d’Oro in Italy, which assists, educates and rehabilitates persons with deafblindness and multisensory impairments. The grant will fund the installation of a sensorial classroom at its residential care center in Northern Italy for the stimulation of residual sense of its deafblind guests.