The donors- The study would be incomplete without taking a look at some donors. Organizations and private parties share their unique vision, and donating funds, goods are obviously vital to feeding the starving or whatever cause they promote.
Be it life-saving immunization’s in Afghanistan or Malaysia, or in North Korea, an ambulance that assisted a hospital. Giving thousands of college students the chance to study abroad and a lot more, the Rotarians are a donating force with a long history of action and direct impact.
The Rotary Foundation, the brainchild of RI President Arch C. Klumph began in 1917. Fueled by voluntary contributions from Rotarians and friends of the Foundation. It pays the overhead expenses with the interest earned on contributions.
As an endowment fund for Rotary “to do good in the world,” its initial contribution was $26.50 in 1918, $73 million contributed in 2000-01 but, that’s not The Rotary Foundation’s focus. Its the event-filled years that is a tale of action and impact. The story of Rotarians learning the value of service to humanity, and the citizens of the earth benefiting from that service. This almost rhymes with the evangelizing missionaries getting amped by the joy of God’s love, they must be related.
Their Humanitarian Programs promote the quality of life by providing health care, clean water, food, education, and other essential needs Globally. Arch Klumph said at the 1917 convention when he proposed the creation of an endowment fund, an organization that touches the hearts and souls of millions upon millions, here to learn to do good in the world — They have learned well.
Every day, Sodexo serves hundreds of thousands of nutritious meals, 50 million people are at risk of hunger, including more than 16 million children http://www.sodexofoundation.org/hunger_us/default.asp
Sodexo is one of the largest donors of surplus perishable and non-perishable food.
It is committed to ongoing food recovery efforts by donating hundreds of thousands of pounds of food to Feeding America members and other local food banks across the country. They are creating sustainable solutions to hunger relief in America.
http://www.hungercenter.org/ The Congressional Hunger Center (CHC) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that works to make issues of domestic and international hunger a priority to policymakers in the U.S. government, and to raise a new generation of leaders to fight against hunger and poverty. Some of the participants in this effort include:
The ConAgra Foods Foundation sponsors CHC’s Child Hunger Initiative on Learning and Development (CHILD) project as well as lots of other activities of high impact.
C & S Wholesale Grocers Eliminating Hunger is working with leading national hunger organizations Feeding America, Share Our Strength and the Congressional Hunger Center. C&S focus on the immediate needs of the starving and contribute to innovative, long-term solutions.
http://www.vwg.com/Victory_Wholesale_Group/About_Us.html Victory Wholesale Group(VWG) has contributed $25,000 to CHC every year since 1994, for the Victory Against Hunger Awards program
Also working with the Congressional Hunger Center is 3M, AARP, Alliance to End Hunger, American Airlines, American Beverage Association, Archer Daniels Midland, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Bread for the World, C&S Grocers, CareFirst Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cargill Inc, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, ConAgra Foods Foundation, Council for Biotechnology Information, CQ Roll Call, David P. Lambert, Dennis & Cindy Hertel, Diageo, DuPont, ES Foods, Farm Journal Foundation (Farmers Feeding the World), Feeding America, Food Marketing Institute, Food Research and Action Center, General Mills, Inc. Foundation, General Motors, Global Child Nutrition Foundation/School Nutrition Association, Global Harvest Initiative, Grocery Manufacturers Association, International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), International Dairy Foods Association, Kellogg Company, Kraft Foods, Land O’Lakes Foundation and Land O’Lakes Inc., Mars, Inc., MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger, Monsanto Company, National Dairy Council, National Council of Farmer Cooperatives, National Farmers Union, Nestle USA, North American Millers’ Association, PepsiCo, Politico, Safeway, Share Our Strength, Snack Food Association, Sodexo, Students Team Up to Fight Hunger, Syngenta, Tyson Foods, Inc., U.S. Department of Agriculture, Victory Wholesale Group, W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Walmart, World Food Program USA, Winston & Strawn LLP,YUM! Brands
Founded in 1882, Knights of Columbus. http://www.kofc.org/un/en/index.html
They are men of faith and men of action. Last year alone, in addition to raising and donating more than $158 million to charitable needs and projects, they volunteered more than 70 million hours of their time to charitable causes. Their charitable activities impact an almost infinite variety of local, national and international projects. Some of their international charitable partnerships include Special Olympics, the Global Wheelchair Mission and Habitat for Humanity. They operate Food for Families and Coats for Kids as well.
http://www.kiwanis.org/kiwanis . Kiwanis stage nearly 150,000 service projects, devote more than 6 million hours of service and raise nearly US$100 million every year for communities, families and projects. Key Club members pitch in 12 million hours of service each year, and CKI members another 500,000 hours of service! Aktion Club members donate another 92,000 hours of service every year. Add it all up, and that’s more than 18 million hours of service every year!
http://philanthropy.com/stats/topdonors/ This website has a long list of philanthropist who donate vast sums of money to support, promote, and preserve their cause.
Below are prime examples of private individuals helping Humanity and the planet.
Jeff Skoll – http://www.skollfoundation.org/ Skoll Foundation
In 2009, Skoll founded the Skoll Global Threats Fund focusing on climate change, water scarcity, pandemics, nuclear proliferation and Middle East conflict.
http://ciff.org/ The Children’s Investment Fund Foundation-Chris and Jamie Cooper-Hohn. This foundation invest where they get the profoundest impact on the sustainability of the children of India and Africa. As 2013 comes to a close they celebrate their first decade of operation. Their investment is growing at a rate of 40% growth over the last four years.
Richard Branson – http://www.virgin.com/unite The entrepreneurial approach is vintage Branson, who in 2006 pledged all his profits from transportation businesses over the next 10 years to developing green energy.
John Wood – http://www.roomtoread.org/Welcome
John Wood, works to get books to poor children. By now his programs have reached more than three million children; he distributes a new book every three minutes.
Arpad Busson- http://www.arkonline.org/
Arpad’s group has freed 1,700 kids in Eastern Europe from institutionalized care, and ensured that 50,000 children of AIDS patients in South Africa can attend school.
Eli & Edythe Broad – http://www.broadfoundation.org/ The Broad Foundations
Their impact is felt in the projects ; the Broads have given away more than $400 million since 1999.
Donna & Philip Berber – http://www.aglimmerofhope.org/home A Glimmer of Hope Foundation have spent more than a decade on the ground in rural Ethiopia promoting clean water, health, education, and microfinance.
http://www.gatesfoundation.org/ Bill & Melinda Gates, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation: with $34 billion in assets is the largest foundation, and it’s complicated goals, like an AIDS vaccine could take a decade or more to realize, but if the foundation’s long-term initiatives do pay off, it would be a milestone for Humanity. The foundation is sponsoring projects in more than 100 countries.
http://www.robinhood.org/homepage Paul Tudor Jones II – Robin Hood Foundation since 1998 Robin Hood has donated $1.1 billion
http://www.womenmovingmillions.net/ Helen and Swanee Hunt -Women Moving Millions Helen Hunt, with her sister Swanee, has tapped wealthy women for $180 million in three years for women’s causes.
EBay founder Pierre & Pam Omidyar- http://www.omidyar.com/ Omidyar Network
Pierre Omidyar applies a venture-capital approach to recipients ranging from microloans to Wikipedia. http://www.omidyargroup.com/focus
http://www.clintonfoundation.org/ Bill & Hillary Clinton and Chelsea – The Clinton Foundation and its 2,300 Clinton Global Initiative commitments have improved the lives of more than 400 million people in 180 nations. and brought about access to schooling for 10 million children, safe drinking water for 12 million, and a reduction of 40 million metric tons of carbon-dioxide emissions.
http://tribecafilm.com/festival/about-tff Jane Rosenthal, Craig Hatkoff & Robert De Niro Tribeca Film Festival. The Festival has screened over 1400 films from over 80 countries since its first festival in 2002. Since its founding, it has attracted an international audience of more than 4 million attendees and has generated an estimated $750 million in economic activity for New York City.
http://www.cartercenter.org/homepage.html Jimmy Carter conducts his charity work through The Carter Center. President Carter snagged the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002, and he still picks up a hammer each year to lead a project for Habitat for Humanity. He has championed civil rights, and most humanitarian efforts during his tenure as a senior world philanthropist.
http://www.bhartifoundation.org/ Sunil Mittal-Chairman and Group CEO, Bharti Enterprises BHARTI FOUNDATION, the philanthropic arm of Bharti Enterprises was established in 2000 with a vision “To help underprivileged children and young people
http://makeitright.org/about/ Founded by Brad Pitt in 2007, Make It Right builds homes, buildings and communities for people in need. All Make It Right projects are LEED Platinum certified and Cradle to Cradle inspired – meeting the highest standards of green building. Mr. Pitt’s $5 million toward 150 new low-income homes in New Orleans has enormous impact. Pitt builds a house that would float if there’s another flood.
http://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/about – George Soros -The Hungarian-born hedge-fund manager , donated $100 million to aid in mitigation of the economic crisis in Central and Eastern Europe. Mr. Soros has donated over $6 billion in his philanthropist activities, many of them concentrating on Central and Eastern Europe. Funded Global Water Initiative for crucial, rural water-projects in 13 countries had a substantial impact.
Earvin “Magic” Johnson The Magic Johnson Foundation
through his foundation, has provided free testing to more than 38,000 Americans in 16 major cities. He also sponsors community centers for kids, computer training and more.
Marcos de Moraes http://www.bhutanfound.org/?p=257
contribute to strategies of conservation of the environment, equitable and sustainable development, good governance, and preservation of culture in Bhutan. Mr. de Moraes was the world’s leading donor in 2009 and very active in philanthropy. He provides the web to underprivileged students and dynamic work through Synergos.
David and Cheryl Duffield http://www.maddiesfund.org/
The creator of Peoplesoft and principle of the Maddie Foundation gave $200 million to set up the Maddie Foundation, which finds homes for some 70,000 dogs and cats each year. Maddie was a favorite Miniature Schnauzer who inspired her humans to start Maddie’s Fund®, in her name.
William Barron Hilton http://www.hiltonfoundation.org/
William Barron Hilton’s clan may be better known for living large than giving large, but the hotelier hopes to change that by giving the majority of his wealth to the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation.
Howard G. Buffett Howard G. Buffett Foundation
Howard, 54, the eldest son, is focused on helping displaced African farmers return to their homes and resume work in areas like Kenya, Somalia and Darfur
http://novofoundation.org/ Peter Buffett, and his wife, Jennifer, concentrate on women’s rights. microfinance initiatives funneled $3 million in grants to 14,000 Bangladeshi girls.