English National Ballet leaps for new audiences
Since its founding in 1950, the English National Ballet has been at the forefront of dance’s growth and evolution. Its mission is to take world-class ballet to the widest possible audience, traveling each year across the UK and to prestigious venues across the globe. Support their work through a contribution to the American Friends of English National Ballet.
A $281,347 grant to protect Africa’s biodiversity
South Africa’s Endangered Wildlife Trust has worked to conserve threatened species and ecosystems in east and southern Africa since 1973. EWT supports biodiversity, promotes the sustainable use of natural resources, and implements conservation research programs. Its Endangered Wildlife Trust Friends made a $281,347 grant to support the expansion of the protected area in the Soutpansberg Mountains, South Africa.
Sweden’s Nema Problema sees only opportunities
Founded in 2016, after Sweden faced a large influx of immigrants, Nema Problema aims to make the country the best at integration. The nonprofit works for a more inclusive society by creating encounters between people of different backgrounds and helping immigrants find employment. The S&P Global Foundation made a $50,000 advised gift for its mentorship program for newly arrived youth.
South Africa’s UKZN pushes Covid-19 research
The spread of the coronavirus in South Africa led to more than 1.5 million infections so far, with nearly 50,000 deaths. The University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) is at the forefront of research to stop the viral transmission. The UKZN Foundation received a $653,762.00 grant from its American Friends Fund to support COVID-19 research and data analysis at the University.
New fund watches over human rights
Headquartered in the Netherlands and with offices in Guatemala and Burundi, Impunity Watch is an international human rights NGO that enables victims and survivors of human rights violations to hold responsible parties accountable. IW works with affected communities in countries emerging from a violent past. Support their fight against impunity through the Impunity Watch Foundation US Fund.
Access Center Uganda receives $11,400 grant
Access Centre Uganda advocates for the rights of the poor and delivers life-transforming interventions in remote areas of the country, in the fields of education, health and sanitation, environmental sustainability and modern agriculture. A $11,400 grant from its American Friends of Access Center Uganda will support the development of income generating activities for rural communities in the northern region.