Pursuing an AIDS-free South Africa with Desmond Tutu
While good progress has been made in the global fight against AIDS, there is still much work to be done. About 270,000 people in South Africa were newly infected with HIV in 2017. In this context, the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation works to lessen the epidemic’s impact on individuals, families and communities, combining community-driven development with internationally acclaimed research. U.S. donors can contribute to their efforts through the American Friends of the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation.
UZ Brussel drives life-saving research
Since its founding in 1977, UZ Brussel, the university hospital of the University of Brussels (VUB) has been conducting state-of-the-art scientific research. Its Centre of Reproductive Medicine is one of the world’s leading centers for fertility treatment. And its Oncology Department recently developed a cure for melanoma stage IV patients with dendritic cells. You can now support their life-saving research through the Friends of the UZ Brussel Foundation.
Kabubbu supports vulnerable children in Uganda
Kabubbu Development Project (Uganda) is a community organization that supports orphans and vulnerable children, and helps them acquire a free education from kindergarten to university or tertiary institutions. Kabubbu manages schools where children are educated, and a health facility to offer care. You can now support their efforts through a contribution to the American Friends of Kabubbu Development Project.
Black Jaguar restores the lungs of the Earth
The Black Jaguar Foundation (Netherlands) pursues one clear objective: planting indigenous trees on a massive scale to help realize the Araguaia Biodiversity Corridor in Central Brazil. The project will become one of South America’s largest reforestation initiatives. It offers a tangible solution for the drastic degradation of two vital ecosystems: the Amazon rainforest and the Cerrado savanna. Join the Black Jaguar Foundation Community to help them reach their goal!
Stepping up literacy rates in Mozambique
To increase literacy among youth and adults in the province of Zambezia, and to educate the community on issues relating to public health, the Moz Library Project is building a community library in the district of Ile. Zambezia is the second most-populated province in Mozambique, a country of 28 million. The project is supported by the Friends of the Moz Library Project, a donor-advised fund at KBFUS.
Sharing the legacy of Paul Klee
Based in Bern, Switzerland, Zentrum Paul Klee hosts the most significant collection of paintings, aquarelles and drawings by Swiss German artist Paul Klee (1879-1940). Its main task is to research the artistic, pedagogic and theoretical work of the artist, and to share its significance within the cultural and social context of its time with a broader audience. Support Klee’s legacy through the American Friends of Paul Klee.