Celebrating Jewish culture in Polish Galicia
Home to the acclaimed photographic exhibition Traces of Memory, the Galicia Jewish Museum was established to commemorate the victims of the Holocaust and celebrate the richness of the Jewish culture in Polish Galicia. Located in Krakow’s Jewish district, this innovative institution challenges misconceptions typically associated with the Jewish past in Poland. U.S. donors can support its work through the Galitzianers – Friends of the Galicia Jewish Museum.
KBFUS receives Friend of Africa Award from SAiD
During a festive ceremony on December 1, KBFUS received the Friend of Africa Award from the Society for Africans in Diaspora (SAiD), in recognition of its work with donors seeking to support creative nonprofits on the African continent. Each year, the African Diaspora Awards celebrate Africans in the diaspora and other leaders who have contributed to the advancement of Africans, both on the continent and abroad.
EMBL – Europe’s flagship laboratory for life sciences
Europe’s flagship laboratory for the life sciences, the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), is one of the world’s leading research institutions. EMBL is at the forefront of innovation – its six sites across Europe bring together top expertise that covers the whole spectrum of molecular biology. U.S. donors can now support its research through a contribution to the American Friends of EMBL.
Twin sisters’ vision brings hope to rural South Africa
When Dr. Seni Myeni-Offiah passed away in 2006, her twin sister Sbu decided to implement their shared vision through Imbeleko, giving love to young orphans and vulnerable children in the rural community of Valley of a Thousand Hills, South Africa. Through scholarships and a holistic empowerment experience, Imbeleko provides them with hope for a better future. Support their pioneering work through a contribution to Friends of Imbeleko.
Opera di Santa Croce restores Michelangelo’s tomb
Opera di Santa Croce in Florence, Italy is a 700 year-old monumental complex. A great center of art and culture, it is also the repository of the collective memory of the city and the burial place of Michelangelo, Galileo, Machiavelli and Rossini. An $86,000 grant from its American Fund for Opera di Santa Croce will be used to support the much-needed restoration of Michelangelo’s tomb.
FOCCAD drives youth-led development in Malawi
An innovative, youth-led development organization based in Malawi, the Foundation for Community and Capacity Development (FOCCAD) promotes sexual and reproductive health and rights through quality services, advocacy and social and behavior change. With 60% of the country’s population under 30 years old, FOCCAD believes that young people should be part of decision making processes that affect their lives and wellbeing. Support their efforts through the FOCCAD US Fund.