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.
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.
SI is a multimedia sports brand that takes the consumer into the heart and soul of sports. The SI franchise is anchored by SPORTS ILLUSTRATED, the most respected voice in sports journalism which reaches a weekly audience of nearly 21 million adults, and www.SI.COM, the magazine's 24/7 sports news website that delivers more than 150 original stories to its users each week. The SI franchise also includes SPORTS ILLUSTRATED KIDS (www.sikids.com), a monthly magazine targeted to kids age 8 and up; GOLF MAGAZINE and www.GOLF.COM; www.FANNATION.COM, a social networking and sports-news aggregation platform; www.SIONCAMPUS.COM, a website dedicated to college sports and the college sports lifestyle; SI PRESENTS the magazine's specialty publishing division; as well as SI BOOKS, SI PICTURES, SI PRODUCTIONS, SI DIGITAL and SI EVENTS. Founded in 1954, SI is a division of Time Inc., the world's leading magazine publishing company and a subsidiary of Time Warner.
March 24 is World TB Day. The Stop TB Partnership was established in 2000 to realize the goal of eliminating tuberculosis as a public health problem. Every year nine million people become ill with tuberculosis and nearly 5000 people die every day. We are working with Stop TB Partnership to help promote a TB free world.
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation is a private family foundation created in 1964 by David Packard (1912-1996), cofounder of the Hewlett-Packard Company, and Lucile Salter Packard (1914-1987). The Foundation provides grants to nonprofit organizations in the following program areas: Conservation and Science; Population; and Children, Families, and Communities. The Foundation makes national and international grants and also has a special focus on the Northern California Counties of San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, and Monterey. Foundation grantmaking includes support for a wide variety of activities including direct services, research and policy development, and public information and education. The Foundation does not make grants intended to influence legislation or support candidates for political office. The Foundation's endowment was approximately $6.2 billion as of December 31, 2006. General program grant awards totaled approximately $224 million in 2006. The Foundation has a grantmaking budget of approximately $266 million in 2007.
The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria is an international financing institution that invests the world's money to save lives. To date, it has committed US $18.7 billion in 140 countries to support large-scale prevention, treatment and care programs against the three diseases.
The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) was created 30 years ago to tackle rural poverty, a key consequence of the droughts and famines of the early 1970s. Since 1978, IFAD has invested more than US $10 billion in low-interest loans and grants that have helped over 300 million very poor rural women and men increase their incomes and provide for their families. IFAD is an international financial institution and a specialized United Nations agency. It is a global partnership of OECD, OPEC and other developing countries. Today, IFAD supports more than 200 programmes and projects in 81 developing countries and one territory.