The following highlights some of the projects that we are currently funding:
Supporting Early Childhood Development in Malawi
By engaging with existing church coalitions, this project seeks to empower and support community based churches in establishing early childhood development centers and pre-schools for foundational education and nutrition support. The program integrates childcare, education, nutrition support, and micro-enterprise to provide a comprehensive approach to early childhood development in addition to generating regular income. The project is working in 4 districts in Malawi to support 128 new centers and 28,800 children.
Stopping the Spread of the Ebola Virus in West Africa
Ebola, a contagious and highly lethal hemorrhagic fever, is sweeping through West Africa as of August 2014. The Ebola Crisis Fund is an immediate response to stopping the spread of the deadly Ebola virus. As funds are received, the Ebola Crisis Fund will fast-track funding to vetted organizations in Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guinea and Nigeria in a matter of days. As funds are available, funding will also be provided to organizations in the surrounding countries to address the Ebola crisis and stop its spread.
For more information, please visit www.ebolacrisisfund.org.
Closing the Education Inequality Gap
By holding all students to the same standards, the Knowledge is Power Program (KIPP) works in schools across the nation to ensure that zip code does not define destiny. The KIPP community applies the following principles: commitment, high expectations, more classroom time, a focus on results, and, for school leadership, the power to lead effectively. These tenets are combined with a pervasive emphasis on college completion that starts in kindergarten. Our support helps KIPP Philadelphia expand their focus on the high school counseling program of the KIPP DuBois Collegiate Academy. The college counseling department works closely with teachers, parents, students, and the greater Philadelphia community to ensure students are equipped with the knowledge and tools they need to successfully matriculate into and thrive in college.
Identifying, Vetting, and Supporting Innovative Advocacy Projects
Through the Capital for Good Advocacy Initiative, we strive to support innovative, high-impact advocacy projects for the advancement of global health and development issues. Our grants support a range of activities, including: helping to recruit global health advocates, developing advocacy strategies, informing the global health community of complex policy issues, and building relationships among key stakeholders. Read more about some of our funded projects here.