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Liryc Institute (France) cares for heart rhythm disorders

Heart rhythm disorders affect millions of people across the globe. Liryc – the Electrophysiology and Heart Modelling Institute – was established a decade ago in Bordeaux, France, to tackle this public health issue. It is a unique institute, fully focused on research, innovation and training in the field of heart rhythm diseases. Support healthy hearts through the Friends of the Liryc Foundation


SFF Proximity Fund resources NGOs in Malawi

Working in partnership with the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, the Segal Family Foundation is providing much needed COVID-19 emergency response funds to locally-led organizations in Malawi. Its SFF Proximity Fund, a donor-advised fund, disbursed $345,000 in grants to 19 nonprofit organizations active throughout the country, enabling them to support urgent community needs during the pandemic. 


Caritas France renovates homeless shelter in Metz

Fondation Caritas France was created by Secours Catholique to alleviate and fight poverty in France and in the world’s poorest countries, inspired by values of solidarity, justice, and respect for the human person. Its Friends of Caritas France made a $200,000 grant to renovate a shelter for the homeless and others in need in the city of Metz, in eastern France. 


Libraries and ‘Books for Congo’

Since 2016, Books for Congo (DRC) has distributed more than 56,000 books. But its work goes so much further. B4C promotes a culture of reading and builds the capacity of local libraries in the Democratic Republic of Congo. B4C works closely with local partners to train librarians, strengthen existing libraries, and establish new ones. Support their work through the Books for Congo US Fund.


Taube Center Poland connects Jewish people

Founded in 2009, the Taube Center for the Renewal of Jewish Life in Polandenriches Jewish life in the country and connects Jewish people from around the world with their Eastern European heritage. The Center organizes heritage study tours, and develops educational programs and resource materials for use in schools and universities. Support their efforts through a contribution to their American friends fund.  


From loss, the Vloks gained ‘Purpose’

The Vlok family now lives in the U.S., but they never forgot their South African roots. After their matriarch died of cancer, they started an annual fundraiser for the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA). This year’s fundraiser through their Fund with a Purpose, a donor-advised fund, raised $23,263 for prosthetic support and medical implants for pediatric cancer patients. 


New partnership to simplify cross-border philanthropy

The King Baudouin Foundation (KBF), Give2Asia, and their global affiliates signed a strategic partnership to promote and facilitate cross-border charitable giving, within and between five continents. Individual philanthropists, corporations and foundations will benefit from more geographic options for tax-deductible giving; a wider network of vetted nonprofits and grantees; and high quality services and advice with similar fees offered globally. Read more here.