Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation To help reduce inequities around the world. In developing countries, the foundation focuses on improving health, reducing extreme poverty, and increasing access to technology in public libraries. In the United States, it seeks to ensure that all people have access to a great education and to technology in public libraries. In its local region, it focuses on improving the lives of low-income families. No awards to individuals or to organizations that pursue exclusively religious purposes.
The Carter Center - Health Program Health programs prevent the suffering of millions from diseases often ignored by others. Many afflictions are preventable, yet people in developing nations die or are disabled, lacking access to needed services. Carter Center experts help people transform their own lives. Health Program Overview: Guinea Worm, River Blindness, Trachoma Control, Lymphatic Filariasis, Schistosomiasis Control, Ethiopia Public Health Tast Force for Disease Eradication, Mental Health, Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism.
Creating Hope International Founded on a vision of improving the daily lives of the underserved, often silent victims of world strife, devastating natural disasters, crumbling economies, and political systems which suppress natural human rights. CHI begins projects with grassroots organizations to help them respond with local solutions when they face problems. Rather than short-term grants or limited-impact charity work, we invest in building local education and health resources and training people with the skills they need to continue the work on their own in the future.
Center for Global Development Conducts analysis on a wide range of topics related to how rich country policies impact the developing world. These include, for example, aid effectiveness, education, globalization, health, migration, and trade. Research related to proposals for specific, practical improvements in rich country policies is organized into initiatives, such as an advance market commitment for vaccines or debt relief for Nigeria. Their Commitment to Development Index conceived in partnership with Foreign Policy Magazine, quantifies a range of rich country policies that have an impact on poor people in developing countries. Its annual rankings have become a tool for discussions not only of aid, debt and trade, but of environmental, security, and immigration policies. A unique think-and-do tank, where independent research is channeled into practical policy proposals that help to shape decisions in Washington and other rich country capitals. Many articles and publications.
Earth Force Engages young people as active citizens who improve the environment and their communities now and in the future by training and supporting educators in programs that enable young people to lead community action projects focused on creating sustainable solutions to local environment issues in the community.
Environmental Defense Fund Dedicated to protecting the environmental rights of all people, including future generations. Among these rights are clean air, clean water, healthy food and flourishing ecosystems. We are guided by scientific evaluation of environmental problems, and the solutions we advocate will be based on science, even when it leads in unfamiliar directions. Working to create solutions that win lasting economic and social support because they are nonpartisan, cost-effective and fair. Engages many corporate partners.
Global Campaign for Education Promotes education as a basic human right, and mobilizes public pressure on governments and the international community to fulfill their promises to provide free, compulsory public basic education for all people; in particular for children, women and all disadvantaged, deprived sections of society.
Global Goods Partners Dedicated to alleviating poverty and promoting social justice by strengthening women-led development initiatives for marginalized communities in Asia, Africa, and the Americas. A nonprofit endeavor, GGP pursues this mission by partnering with organizations, associations, and cooperatives worldwide that integrate their commitment to community development - specifically, improvements in education, health, women’s rights, and employment opportunities - with socially responsible income-generating enterprises.
Global Warming International Center The Global Warming International Center (GWIC) is the international body disseminating information on global warming science and policy, serving both governamental, non-governamental organizations, and industries in more than 145 countries. It sponsors unbiased research supporting the understanding of global warming and its mitigation.
Heifer International Bringing an end to world hunger-helping people obtain a sustainable source of food and income. Heifer's innovative and creative Cornerstones for Just and Sustainable Development include the idea of passing the gift: recipients who received animals become donors themselves. A spirit of goodwill ripples through the community as animals are passed on and bonds are formed in a group effort to better their own lives.
InterAction The largest alliance of U.S.-based international development and humanitarian NGOs-more than 160 members operating in every developing country. Working to overcome poverty, exclusion and suffering by advancing social justice and basic dignity. This force multiplier gives each member the collective power of all members to speak and act on issues of common concern. Convenes and coordinates its members so in unison, they can influence policy and debate on worldwide issues.
One! An effort to rally Americans - ONE by ONE - to fight global AIDS and extreme poverty. Students, ministers, punk rockers, and NASCAR moms, Americans of all beliefs, united as ONE to help make poverty history. ONE believes that allocating an additional ONE percent of the U.S. budget toward providing basic needs like health, education, clean water and food would transform the futures and hopes of an entire generation in the world's poorest countries. ONE also calls for debt cancellation, trade reform and anti-corruption measures. Founded by Bread for the World, CARE, DATA, International Medical Corps, International Rescue Committee, Mercy Corps, Oxfam America, Plan USA, Save the Children US, World Concern, and World Vision.
Peace Parks Foundation Facilitates the establishment of transfrontier conservation areas (peace parks) and develops human resources, thereby supporting sustainable economic development, the conservation of biodiversity and regional peace and stability.
Physicians for Peace An international, humanitarian, non-profit, medical education organization dedicated to building peace and international friendships in developing nations with unmet medical needs and scarce resources through: Medical education and training, clinical care, and donated medical supplies. Volunteers also give of their time and talent; they often invest their own finances to participate in a medical mission to a developing country.
Project Concern An international non-profit health and humanitarian aid organization dedicated to preventing disease, improving community health, and promoting sustainable development. Employs an integrated approach to its work by focusing on the following main intervention areas, teaching people how to help themselves: Preventing Disease; Maternal and Child Health; Water and Sanitation; Food Security; Humanitarian Aid.
Sierra Club Founded by legendary conservationist John Muir in 1892, the Sierra Club is now the nation's largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization - with three million members and supporters. Our successes range from protecting millions of acres of wilderness to helping pass the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, and Endangered Species Act. More recently, we've made history by leading the charge to move away from the dirty fossil fuels that cause climate disruption and toward a clean energy economy.
Women for Women From victim to survivor to active citizen. One of many organizations that provide microloans and education to women in war-torn or other devastated areas. Women have sponsors who help them with any lack of food, water, or other necessities. As they move through the program they are given job training and other skills so that they can become role models for other women.
Women Engage for a Common Future Women in Europe for a Common Future (WECF) is an international network of over 100 women/’s, environmental and health organisations implementing projects in 40 countries and advocating globally for a healthy environment for all.
World Water Council Mission is to promote awareness, build political commitment and trigger action on critical water issues at all levels, including the highest decision-making level, to facilitate the efficient management and use of water in all its dimensions and on an environmentally sustainable basis. Global in scope and affiliated with other organizations.
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