Founded in 1940, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund encourages social change that contributes to a more just, sustainable, and peaceful world. The RBF's grantmaking is organized around three themes: Democratic Practice, Sustainable Development, and Peace and Security. Though the Fund pursues its three program interests in a variety of geographic contexts, it has identified several specific locations on which to concentrate cross-programmatic attention. The Fund refers to these as "RBF pivotal places": subnational areas, nation-states, or cross-border regions that have special importance with regard to the Fund's substantive concerns and whose future will have disproportionate significance for the future of a surrounding region, an ecosystem, or the world. The Fund currently works in three pivotal places: New York City, Western Balkans, and Southern China.
RAM is a voluntary organization of Rotary Clubs and Districts to work on malaria control. RAM aims to achieve worldwide control of malaria through increasing availability of bed nets, making education available on causes, symptoms, treatments, and preventions of malaria, connecting people with a focus on linking potential donors to projects, and encouraging discussions on malaria control.
Rotary is a worldwide organization of business and professional leaders who provide humanitarian service and help to build goodwill and peace in the world. Rotary's global membership is approximately 1.2 million men and women who belong to more than 32,000 Rotary clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas. Recently, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation provided Rotary with a $100 million matching grant. Through the Rotary PolioPlus program, Rotary is calling on its members and individuals to help reach the $100 million goal.
With more than 170 destinations worldwide and an amazing array of exciting shore excursions and cruisetour options, we're reaching out to vacationers eager to try something new - whether it's glacier-trekking in Alaska, cave-tubing in Belize or biking through the vineyards of Dubrovnik, Croatia.
San Juan National Historic Site includes forts San Cristóbal, San Felipe del Morro, and San Juan de la Cruz also called El Cañuelo, plus bastions, powder houses, and three fourths of the city wall. All these defensive fortifications surround the old, colonial portion of San Juan, Puerto Rico. El Cañuelo Fort is located at Isla de Cabras at the western end of the entrance to the San Juan Bay. These magnificent historic forts were built by Spanish troops beginning in 1539 with a tower at El Morro and La Fortaleza and took more that 250 years. Most of the walls we see today were added later in a period of tremendous construction from the 1760's -1780's.
The Save Darfur Coalition is an alliance of over 180 faith-based, advocacy and humanitarian organizations. The Coalition's member organizations represent 130 million people of all ages, races, religions and political affiliations united together to help the people of Darfur.
Mission: To take the lead in the development of tourism in Mexico through the planning of activities, encouraging development of supply, supporting tourism companies, advertising, and organizing a series of actions at various government levels. To achieve this, the various organizations involved have to work together under the guidance of the tourist sector of the public administration.
Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemicals companies employing 90,000 people in more than 80 countries and territories. Shell’s aim is to help meet the energy needs of society in ways that are economically, environmentally and socially responsible. Its Upstream business explores for and extracts crude oil and natural gas, often in joint ventures with international and national oil and gas companies. Shell’s Downstream business manufactures, supplies and markets oil products and chemicals worldwide. Projects & Technology manages the delivery of Shell’s major projects and drives its research and development program.
The Shell Foundation was established by the Shell Group in 2000 as an independent, registered United Kingdom charity operating with a global mandate. The Foundation's mission is to develop, scale-up and promote enterprise-based solutions to the challenges arising from the impact of energy and globalization on poverty and the environment. The Foundation acts like an investor, identifying financially sustainable solutions to these challenges that can be taken to scale and easily replicated to achieve global impact.