Since 1888, National Geographic's Mission Programs support critical expeditions and scientific fieldwork, encourage geography education for students, promote natural and cultural conservation, and inspire audiences through new media, vibrant exhibitions, and live events.
NBA Cares is the league's social responsibility program that builds on the NBA's long tradition of addressing important social issues in the United States and around the world. In October 2005, NBA Cares set forth goals to be achieved by 2010, with the league, players and teams to contribute $100 million for charity, donate more than 1 million hours of hands-on volunteer service to communities around the world, and build more than 250 places where kids and families can live, learn and play.
Building off the successful Nothing But Nets' campaign, the United Nations Foundation is working with international partners to bring the movement to end malaria to the Republic of Korea. Nets Go! is an initiative of the United Nations Foundation to raise awareness and funds to prevent malaria in Africa, a leading killer of children in Africa. Nets Go! was previewed in Seoul City Plaza on World Malaria Day, April 25, 2010, with a display of over one hundred bed nets.
The Nike Foundation in 2005 began investing in adolescent girls as powerful agents of change in the developing world. This focus emerged from the company's desire to support the world's developing countries, recognizing the benefits that both Nike's business and consumers derive from emerging economies. Funded by Nike, Inc., the Foundation leverages the brand's drive for innovation and positive change, and its ability to inspire both. We believe that when girls receive support and realize opportunity for their futures, they can become an unexpected and powerful force in transforming their families, communities and the world.
Orkin's Fight the Bite campaign was created to help American homeowners reclaim their yards and save lives in Africa by waging war on mosquitoes and the deadly diseases they can carry. Orkin and its sister pest control companies will donate at least $100,000 in 2008 to Nothing But Nets for 10,000 bed nets! To learn more about the Fight the Bite campaign, please visit nets.orkin.com.
In 2003, the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) was launched to combat global HIV/AIDS, the largest commitment by any nation to combat a single disease in history. Through 2013, PEPFAR plans to work in partnership with host nations and support training of at least 140,000 new health care workers in HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, and care.
Music for Relief has pledged to help 1 million families gain access to sustainable energy throughout 2012. This will be achieved through multiple activities, including direct donations from supporters, support for energy enterprises such as Enèji Pwòp and energy entrepreneurs to ensure renewable energy tools are made available to families, and raising public awareness to leverage commitments of funding and resources to support energy access from governments and corporations.
The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation aims to be a catalyst for environmental projects. It promotes the sustainable and equitable management of natural resources and places the individual at the center of its projects. It encourages the implementation of innovative and ethical solutions by fighting climate change, safeguarding biodiversity, and promoting access to clean water for all.
Believing that creativity can motivate new ways of giving, Project Perpetual raises funds through auctions of exceptional artworks. In the process of developing each project, it engages the broader public in causes in vital need of attention. The first mission is to shift the needle for vaccination and halt the vaccine-preventable deaths of young children. This inaugural partnership of art and advocacy is united by the belief that every child deserves a shot at a healthy life, no matter where they live.