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Bibliothèque nationale de France

Voilà! National Library of France opens a fund at KBFUS

The Bibliothèque nationale de France is France’s oldest cultural organization, originating in 1368 as the Royal Library of Charles V. Over the ensuing 650 years, it has grown into one of the world’s largest, most prestigious and most digitally accessible libraries. Through the Friends of the National Library of France, you can now support its educational and cultural mission for centuries to come.


Mandela Rhodes Foundation Trust received a $150,000 grant

The Mandela Rhodes Foundation Trust (South Africa) received a $150,000 grant from its American friends fund at KBFUS. The Trust was founded as a joint initiative between the Rhodes Trustees and Nelson Mandela to develop exceptional leadership capacity in Africa. The grant will support the Trust’s scholarship program which provides excellent educational and training opportunities to young Africans with leadership potential.

CERN & Society Foundation

CERN nurtures a new generation of scientists and entrepreneurs

The CERN & Society Foundation (Switzerland) received a $58,000 grant to support its CERN Entrepreneurship Student Programme, which provides a technological dimension to the entrepreneurship education of masters students. Ensuring that future generations of entrepreneurs are scientifically literate is key for sustainable economies and a thriving society. Help them train more students through the CERN & Society Foundation US Fund.


New grant supports creation of new apps

The Synopsys Foundation Fund for Europe, a donor-advised fund at KBFUS, granted $20,000 to Associação Para Inserção Por Centros Digitais de Informação (Portugal), to support ‘Apps for Good’, an innovative project that enables students to create apps to solve real-life issues. The Centers for Digital Inclusion promote social inclusion, digital literacy and the exercise of engaged citizenship through the use of technology.


Friends of IPROSARUDE fund is now open

IPROSARUDE (Burundi), or Initiative for the Promotion of Rural Health and Development, was founded in 2010 to provide healthcare to rural communities.  In Burundi, a country of 11 million people, medical services are highly concentrated in urban areas, leaving millions without access to healthcare. The Friends of IPROSARUDE will support health services in eye care, dental care, and family planning for patients in rural areas.

Tongerlo Last Supper Fund, american friends fund

The Search for the Last Supper – Join us on March 14

The Tongerlo Last Supper Fund was set up to support the restoration of a canvas version of da Vinci’s celebrated Last Supper fresco in Milan. The painting was executed by his studio in the early 1500s and has been housed at the Abbey of Tongerlo (Belgium) for over 450 years. Join us on March 14 in NYC for the American premiere of ‘The Search for the Last Supper’.