MANILA and QUEZON CITY, Philippines, October 2 2009 — Children International, a U.S.-based humanitarian organization that helps more than 74,000 poor children in the Philippines, donates $2.1 million in relief to survivors of Typhoon Ketsana.
WASHINGTON, D.C., June 3, 2009 — The One Woman Initiative (http://www.OneWomanInitiative.org), a one-year-old public/private initiative to empower women in countries with significant Muslim populations, today announced its first grants, totaling more than $500,000 to five grassroots organizations in Azerbaijan, Egypt, India, Pakistan and the Philippines. The OWI grants are being made to locally focused organizations with results-oriented programs providing women access to legal rights, political participation, and economic development.
April 2, 2009, The New York Times — The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation recently spent $2 million to expand Internet access in Latvian libraries, $90 million to help African cocoa and cashew farmers and $11 million for further research in the Philippines to help produce higher-yielding rice crops
PENTAX Imaging Company is pleased to announce the PDML Photo Annual comprised of artwork from 59 photographers from around the world. This book will benefit Childhood Cancer Research. The project, led by Mark Roberts, an instructor in multimedia at Youngstown State University, with photographers Doug Brewer of Richmond, KY; Bill Robb of Regina, Canada; and Scott Loveless of Harrisburg, PA, brought together 59 artists in 15 countries to create this work. Their Internet-based approach facilitated coordination between the editors and dozens of contributors scattered around the world. Photographers uploaded their images through a web site, where the editors could view them and exchange ideas and opinions through email. The book was assembled electronically and uploaded to an online publishing site where copies are printed whenever orders are placed through the web.
6435 Tidewater Drive Norfolk, VA 23509 Phone: 757.321.7645 Web: www.operationsmile.org Annual operating budget: $55.6 million for fiscal year 2009 Contributed income: $57.1 million contributed income for fiscal year 2008 Mission: (From www.operationsmile.org) Throughout the world, Operation Smile volunteers repair childhood facial deformities while building public and private partnerships that advocate for sustainable health care systems for children and families. About Operation Smile: Dr. William P. Magee Jr. and his wife, Kathleen, started Operation Smile after they traveled to the Philippines with a group of volunteer doctors to repair children’s facial abnormalities more than 25 years ago. Now, the organization conducts medical missions at
What do leatherback turtles, burning forests and Harrison Ford all have in common? They’re the key components of some very successful marketing campaigns launched by Conservation International, a nonprofit organization missioned to protect the richest regions of plant and animal diversity in 34 international biodiversity hot spots, wilderness areas and marine ecosystems. With headquarters in Arlington, Va., CI works in more than 40 countries on four continents. Last year, it distributed more than $30 million in funding to its partners to implement conservation activities. And over the past six years, it has provided more than $97 million to fund more than 1,200 nongovernmental