Two new members for our Art Advisory Cttee
KBFUS welcomes two new members to its Art Advisory Committee: Emily Sano, former Director of the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, and Olivier Meslay, Director of the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute. Through KBFUS ART, we help U.S. donors navigate the cultural, legal and tax complexities involved in donating art to museums overseas. Read more about our Board and Board Committees.
Mersal Foundation is an oasis of care in Egypt
Based in Cairo, Mersal Foundation provides medical services to people in need, regardless of cost or duration. It was once little-known, but in the wake of COVID-19, it emerged as one of the most trusted charities in Egypt. The Washington Post calls it “an oasis of care amid the misery of the pandemic”. Support its work through the Friends of Mersal Foundation.
Sisters in Liberty – from Florence to New York
Opera di 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 and the burial place of Michelangelo, Galileo, Machiavelli and Rossini. A $24,000 grant from its American friends fund will be used for its Sisters in Liberty exhibition.
Clinic+O improves healthcare in West Africa
|Founded in 2020 in response to COVID-19, Clinic+O (Guinea) provides primary care services to marginalized communities. Its medical team treats patients using a hybrid model, including telemedicine, home visits and mass consultations. In Guinea, 8 million people have no access to primary care, and across West Africa, that number grows to 100 million. Support its work through the Friends of Clinic+O.|
Diaspora flock to Poland for Jewish Culture Festival
|Every year, over 30,000 people from around the world convene in Kazimierz, the Jewish quarter of Krakow, Poland, for the Jewish Culture Festival – the largest presentation of contemporary Jewish culture from Israel and the entire Diaspora. The festival features hundreds of artistic and educational events. Through its Fund, you can support efforts to reintroduce Jewish culture to Poland – once home to a flourishing Jewish community.|
Congolese Women’s Fund builds women leaders
Fonds pour les Femmes Congolaises (FFC) provides financial and technical support to grassroots NGOs that promote women’s rights in the DR of Congo. FFC trains small-scale entrepreneurs, facilitates access to legal services for rural communities, and cares for children born from sexual violence. A $60,670 grant from its Friends of the Congolese Women’s Fund will go to women leadership building programs.