Philanthropy

Global Citizen Announces Star-Studded Global Citizen Week 2017

Global Citizen today announced Global Citizen Week, a series of events that will culminate with the 2017 Global Citizen Festival in New York City’s Central Park. The public, advocacy-driven events and digital activations will take place across New York City and reflect the non-profit organization’s continued effort to engage people in the movement to end extreme poverty. Global Citizen Week will run from September 17th through the 23rd and convene and activate a global network of individuals, companies, NGOs, artists, and government agencies who are committed to joining this movement and taking action. The events are timed to coincide with the UN General Assembly, shining a light on those pressing issues to be debated by the world’s top diplomats. Global Citizen Week ...

Eric Church Band Put A Club In My Hand Golf Tournament Raises Over $200,000

Country singer Eric Church hosted the sixth annual Eric Church Band Put A Club In My Hand golf tournament in Nashville on August 14. Michael Todd, Marshall Alexander, Christina Scholz, Craig Wright, Driver Williams, Lee Hendricks, Jeff Hyde Credit/Copyright: David Schenk/MusiCaresProduced by Big Hearted Babes, the invitation-only event raised over $200,000 for MusiCares. To date, the annual event has raised more than $800,000 for the organisation. “The Eric Church Band Golf Tournament is so uniquely special due to the unwavering support of the Eric Church Band and Eric, specifically to help music people in times of need. Year after year, Eric’s band and crew put this fundraising tournament together, and their efforts touch thousands of lives,” said Debbie Carroll, Senior ...

Newman’s Own Celebrates 35 Years Of Giving

It was on August 25, 1982, that Newman’s Own shipped its first bottles of salad dressing. The late actor and philanthropist, Paul Newman, launched the company with his homemade recipe salad dressing, declaring that all profits would go to charity. Now, 35 years later, the company has more than 300 products with 100% of the profits continuing to help charities around the world. “When Paul started Newman’s Own, some people wondered if the company could survive if it gave all its profits away,” said Bob Forrester, President and CEO of Newman’s Own Foundation and Executive Chairman of Newman’s Own. “Now, Newman’s Own is considered the exemplary philanthropic enterprise, which has helped thousands of nonprofit organizations, worldwide. In fact...

Jackie Chan Makes A Difference For Tibet’s Blind

Written by Lollie Hancock Adding to a long list of charity work, Jackie Chan recently launched an operation in conjunction with the Beijing Tongren Ophthalmology Department to help Tibetan people have life-changing procedures to bring back their vision. A 2003 study found that ‘around 75% of blindness in Tibet can be either prevented of treated’, something that Chan is helping change, with a generous donation of RMB$2 million (just under $300,000 USD) to the Beijing Tongren Ophthalmology Charitable Foundation, where 55 operations were successfully carried out recently. At the event, Jackie also helped first-hand by removing gauze dressings from some patients’ eyes. This is not the first time Chan has helped the visually impaired – in 2007 he opened a children&rs...

2017 Hilton Humanitarian Prize Awarded to icddr,b

Formerly known as International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh, icddr,b was recognized for its work in developing low-cost interventions to address the symptoms of cholera-related diarrhea....

Sarah Jeffery Is peta2’s Winged Vegan Angel

Wearing a pair of angel wings made entirely of fresh summer fruit, Shades of Blue and Descendants star Sarah Jeffery appears in a new ad campaign for peta2, PETA's youth division, that proclaims, “Be an Angel for Animals — Don’t Eat Them!” Sarah Jeffery For PETAIn an exclusive peta2 video interview, Jeffery calls going vegan “the best choice I could have made.” She goes on to explain, “I’ve learned so much about what you can do to help animals, the environmental issues around meat production. And it just makes me feel better. It gives me so much more energy. My skin has cleared up.” Jeffery also reveals that the documentary Earthlings didn’t just inspire her to cut meat, eggs, and dairy “products” out of her diet. &ldq...

Spotlight: Sugar Ray Leonard’s Charity Work

American former professional boxer. Charities & foundations supported Sugar Ray Leonard has supported the following charities: Animal Rescue FoundationBoys & Girls Clubs of AmericaChildren's Miracle Network HospitalsDream FoundationHillsidesJB DondoloLos Angeles Police Memorial FoundationMake-A-Wish FoundationMultiple Myeloma Research FoundationSugar Ray Leonard FoundationThe HollyRod FoundationUNICEF Read more about Sugar Ray Leonard's charity work and events. Related articles The Magnitude of Fortitude - When Parkinson’s Patients Feel Their Lives Are Crumbling, The HollyRod Foundation Provides StabilitySugar Ray Leonard To Host Charity Fight NightLTTS Exclusive: Hollywood Knights Slam-Dunk For CharityMayor Villaraigosa To Host Fundraising GalaAnnual Celebrity Charity Do...

Spotlight: Mines Advisory Group’s Celebrity Supporters

MAG is one of the world’s leading humanitarian organisations providing conflict-affected countries with a real chance for a better future. Clearing the remnants of conflict from some of the world’s poorest nations, educating and employing local people and helping to provide solutions for those trapped by poverty and economic devastation through no fault of their own. MAG’s Music Beats Mines initiative is an ongoing series of events organised by volunteers who wish to raise funds for landmine clearance in some of the world’s poorest communities. Celebrity supporters Mines Advisory Group has 32 known supporters, including Coldplay, Katy Perry, and Joanna Lumley Areas of work Weapons Reduction Read more about Mines Advisory Group's work and celebrity supporters. Rel...

Large-Scale Social Impact Requires Decades-Long Effort, Study Finds

Based on case studies of fifteen catalytic movements or interventions, the report from the Bridgespan Group found that success requires significant support, collaboration, and policy engagement over many decades....

Rutgers Receives $4 Million for Cancer Research Partnership

The grants, which include $2 million from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, will enable RCI and the Center for Cancer Research to share knowledge and more rapidly advance discoveries leading to drug development, clinical trials, and new therapies for...

NFWF Awards $1.9 Million for Gulf Coast Conservation Efforts

The grants will support efforts to strengthen coastal resilience, advance conservation-focused management of private lands, and conserve living resources....

Clooney Foundation For Justice Donates $1 Million After Violence In Charlottesville

In the wake of the deadly violence at a white nationalist gathering in Charlottesville, Virginia, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) is partnering with the Clooney Foundation for Justice to increase the capacity of the SPLC to combat hate groups in the United States. Through the generous support of George and Amal Clooney, the initiative announced today is made possible by a $1 million grant from the Clooney Foundation for Justice. The Clooney Foundation for Justice was established in 2016 to advance justice in courtrooms, classrooms and communities around the world. It was co-founded by George and Amal Clooney, who serve as the foundation’s presidents. The SPLC is the premier U.S. nonprofit organization monitoring the activities of domestic hate groups and other extremists. ...