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Tutus’ Legacy Foundation nurtures moral leadership

The Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation (South Africa), named for two of the world’s most iconic human rights advocates, recently received a $19,000 grant from its American friends fund. Guided by its founders’ values, the foundation nurtures moral leadership, provides a platform for courageous conversations, and uses the Tutus’ rich archival heritage to promote learning and dialogue. 


Royal Swedish Academy of Music celebrates 250 years

The Royal Swedish Academy of Music (Sweden) was founded by King Gustav III in 1771, with the purpose of promoting art music and musical life. Today, its scholarship funds help inspire and encourage a great number of musicians, composers, researchers and others active within musical spheres. Support the Academy’s 250th anniversary celebrations through a contribution to its American friends fund.  


Ghana’s DTI receives $225k to expand its campus

The Design & Technology Institute (DTI) in Ghana, a technical and vocational education and training institution, aims to become West Africa’s premier industrial job training center within this decade. DTI enables young people, especially girls, to acquire relevant skills in manufacturing. Its Friends of Design & Technology Institute disbursed $225,000 to purchase land in the context of its campus expansion project.


CYCLAS supports Greek archaeological sites

The Samourkas Foundation of New York Fund, a donor-advised fund, made a $16,883 grant to CYCLAS (Greece). CYCLAS supports archaeological museums and monuments in the Cyclades, a group of Greek islands in the Aegean Sea. The islands are centered on Delos, which is considered the birthplace of Apollo and is home to some of the most important archaeological sites in Greece.


Protecting biodiversity in East Africa’s Mount Elgon

Split between Kenya and Uganda, Mount Elgon is believed to have risen from the surrounding plains some 24 million years ago. It is now quiet and smaller, but still said to be the largest free-standing volcano in the world. The Mount Elgon Foundation (United Kingdom) opened its U.S.A. Fund to gather support for the protection of the region’s unique natural and cultural heritage.


Bank of America’s Mason Perkins Trust supports deaf children

KBFUS facilitated an $86,000 grant from the Mason Perkins Trust at Bank of America to the Mason Perkins Deafness Fund in Italy. The Deafness Fund supports deaf and deaf-blind individuals, and stimulates their inclusion in society by promoting their language and culture. The grant will be used to support young deaf entrepreneurship and to organize training workshops for sign language professionals.