Insights

November 2, 2021

In normal times, the Abbe Pierre Foundation focuses on providing safe, long-term housing for the most vulnerable. In the extraordinary…

August 24, 2021

Three local nonprofits – METAdrasi, HumanRights360 and Faros – are directly caring for migrants arriving in Greece, fleeing deprivation and…

March 29, 2021

In much of the world, cultural assumptions about gender determine which jobs are appropriate for women. Jobs dominated by men…

February 5, 2021

Before World War II, Poland was home to the largest Jewish community in Europe, and the country was at the…

December 4, 2020

Proximity matters in improving lives. African-led organizations are best positioned to deliver impact because their leaders are deeply rooted in…

October 5, 2020

Ambassador J. William Middendorf II has had a long and distinguished career – as a naval officer, an investment banker,…

September 11, 2020

In an age of growing media distrust, claims of fake news and rampant spread of disinformation, Lie Detectors helps young…

August 6, 2020

Tony Julius left his tiny, isolated village of Kyparissi, Greece, at the beginning of the 20th century, seeking a better…

June 8, 2020

Stephen Griffith and his wife Christine Dickey have a longstanding interest in education. After a trip to Liberia, a West…

April 24, 2020

Roughly 50 percent of the world’s camel population  is found in Sudan and Somalia, where they are primarily bred for…

January 22, 2020

Over the years, Kimberly and Keith Edmunds have given generously to organizations that provide shelter, nutrition and education to some…

November 15, 2019

Charlie Rounds has had a long and successful career, first with a LGBT travel business, and later with some of…

August 20, 2019

Wecyclers, an urban waste management start-up based in Lagos, Nigeria, received the prestigious Africa Development Prize from our Brussels-based parent…

June 6, 2019

The African Academy of Sciences (Kenya) and the Africa Research Excellence Fund (Gambia)  have recently opened American friends funds at KBFUS…

May 14, 2019

Located in the heart of Florence, Italy, the 700-year-old monumental complex of Santa Croce is a great center of art and…

March 8, 2019

Georgie Badiel of Burkina Faso and Toni Garrn of Germany are two inspirational young women on similar missions. After finding…

January 29, 2019

Private investor and art collector Jeffrey Horvitz began acquiring 18th-century French drawings, paintings and sculptures in the 1980s. After three…

November 5, 2018

Why do people give back to their countries of origin after moving to the United States? For philanthropists Tarek and…

September 19, 2018

Art collector and philanthropist Paul Firos and his wife Anna-Belinda founded the Herakleidon Museum in Athens, Greece in 2004. They…

June 14, 2018

A new generation of African entrepreneurs are creating solutions with the potential to shape the future of the entire continent. …

May 18, 2018

Filmmaker Jan de Bont and his wife Trish gifted 14 original gelatin silver prints by renowned Dutch photographer Ed van…

April 19, 2018

Award-winning television producer Ene Riisna’s love for music, for her parents and for her home country are inextricably linked. With…

February 1, 2018

Through the ‘Guillaume Bastiaens Family Fund’, Guillaume Bastiaens supports two cultural heritage sites near his home town in Belgium -…

November 21, 2017

The Life-Giving Water Fund, a donor-advised fund at KBFUS, has drilled 130 water wells in rural Zambia so far, to…

August 23, 2017

The chateau’s French formal gardens have been restored to their original 18th-century glory, thanks to a generous gift to the…

June 12, 2017

Thanks to a generous gift from a New York couple, a cable car line will once again transport citizens and…

March 30, 2017

In a call for private funding, KBFUS, the Open Society Foundations and the European Programme for Integration & Migration (EPIM)…

January 18, 2017

The African Education Fund Moringa was established in 2013 as a donor-advised fund with KBFUS.  Set up by an Italian-American…

September 29, 2016

Giles Constable has had a lifelong interest in medieval history. He recently donated his library of more than 10,000 books…

September 29, 2016

Organizations across Africa are working under difficult circumstances to improve human rights for LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex)…

September 2, 2016

As African universities seek to attract more students, to support existing programs, and to expand their academic offerings, the pressure…

September 1, 2016

As shrinking government support increases pressure to seek new funding sources, senior professionals from European universities and cultural institutions talk…