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.
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.