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Jul
12

Kyaninga creates jobs for Ugandans with disabilities

In Uganda, an estimated 4.5 million people live with some form of disability. Kyaninga Child Development Centre provides specialized, high quality and affordable treatment to children with disabilities, enabling them to lead more independent lives. Its Friends of Kyaninga CDC Fund disbursed $25,000 to produce wheelchairs, mobility equipment and prosthetic implants, and to create employment for people with disabilities in Uganda.


Jul
08

Preserving Greece’s heritage for generations

Since 1972, ELLET – Elliniki Etairia has fought fiercely for the preservation of Greece’s natural environment and cultural heritage. Its numerous successes in conservation include the historical Plaka district in the heart of old Athens and the archaeological landscape of Delphi, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, among many others. With its new American friends fund, ELLET can keep up the fight.  


Jul
05

Kenya’s Sanivation turns waste into fuel

Sanivation develops city-wide sanitation solutions for secondary cities in East Africa. Based in Kenya, the social-profit works with local communities to build and operate treatment plants converting waste into biomass fuel. A $100,000 grant from the Fidelity Charitable Fund for International Granting, a donor-advised fund, will support city-wide sanitation plans and build the capacity of local governments in this field.


Jun
30

Linköping University (Sweden) looks ahead

Linköping University (LiU) was founded in 1975 in Sweden, and today ranks among the leading universities internationally. It is known for its boundary-crossing research in fields such as materials science, information technology and hearing. But a university is never finished, and must never stagnate. You can contribute to the university’s continued development through the Linköping University Anniversary Foundation US Fund.


Jun
24

Supporting South Africa’s most vulnerable people

Established in 2003, Badisa is one of the largest social services organizations in South Africa. Every year, Badisa positively impacts an average of 750,000 people – some of South Africa’s most vulnerable. The recently opened American Friends of Badisa granted $33,250 for its Durbanville Children’s Home program, in support of quality education for vulnerable children so that they can reach their full potential.


Jun
17

Dutch ‘Comics’ work on fire safety education

Netherlands-based Comics for Safety Foundation spreads fire safety and health messages to save lives, using interactive and engaging comics that resonate with younger generations. Founded in 2019, the foundation brings together creative teams from different backgrounds, working on subjects such as home fire safety, burn prevention and burn victim acceptance. Support their work through the Comics For Safety US Support Fund.