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Now open: Friends of the Ibrahim A. Badran Foundation (Egypt)

Dr. Ibrahim Badran, a young Egyptian doctor, spent most of his life working hard to provide healthcare to Egyptians. After his passing, his family established a foundation to provide access to healthcare to the country’s rural residents, regardless of social and economic standing.  Make a tax deductible contribution and join the Friends of the Ibrahim A. Badran Foundation.

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Scholarships help musical protégés develop talents

Musica Mundi develops the musical and human potential of young talents from all over the world. Every summer for the last 18 years, Musica Mundi has been holding an international chamber music course and festival for young musicians aged 10 to 18.  A $17k grant from the American Friends of Musica Mundi will help fund scholarships for talented participants from all corners of the world.

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Opera di Santa Croce (Firenze) opens American friends fund

Santa Croce in Florence, Italy, is a 700 year-old monumental complex.  A great center of art and culture, it is also the repository of the collective memory of the city. Its Basilica is the burial place of Michelangelo, Galileo, Machiavelli, and Rossini. To preserve this incredible edifice, make a tax-deducible contribution to the American Fund for Opera di Santa Croce.

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Now open: Friends of the African Book Trust (South Africa)

The African Book Trust is a new nonprofit that raises funds to purchase books for community and school libraries, which are often poorly resourced. It promotes a culture of reading, supports South African literature, and preserves local stories by making them widely available to the public. U.S. donors can support this work through the Friends of the African Book Trust.


Pfizer Foundation supports affordable healthcare in Nigeria

Through its donor-advised fund at KBFUS, the Pfizer Foundation made a $100k grant to PurpleSource Healthcare, based in Lagos, Nigeria. PurpleSource was founded in 2012 in response to the inability of the healthcare sector to meet the needs of the vast majority of the Nigerian people. The grant will support efforts to provide affordable care to 40,000 patients from underserved peri-urban areas.


$20k grant for international med students at UCL (Belgium)

Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL), Belgium’s largest French-speaking university, boasts a diverse student body – nearly a fifth come from abroad, representing more than 120 nationalities. Through its American Friends of Université Catholique de Louvain, UCL received a $20k grant to enable deserving international students of the Faculty of Medicine who are in need of financial aid to complete their studies.