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.
The Mosaic Foundation is an American not-for-profit charitable and educational organization founded in 1997 by the spouses of 17 Arab Ambassadors to the United States. Its mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of women and children, while promoting awareness, understanding and appreciation between the peoples of the Arab World and the United States through its charitable, humanitarian, and cultural involvement in both regions
Launched in October 2007, the Union is the flagship association for the Ethical BioTrade movement. Members are from a wide range of industries, including cosmetics and personal care products, food and beverage, pharmaceutical, complementary medicine, and fashion and accessories.
The Wallace Global Fund is guided by the vision of the late Henry A. Wallace, former Secretary of Agriculture and Vice-President under Franklin D. Roosevelt. Committed to serving the general welfare, his life exemplified farsightedness, global vision, and receptivity to new ideas.
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation has been making grants since 1966 to help solve social and environmental problems at home and around the world. The Foundation concentrates its resources on activities in education, the environment, global development, performing arts, philanthropy and population, and makes grants to support disadvantaged communities in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Time Inc. Home Entertainment (TIHE) specializes in publishing high quality, branded books, calendars and videos for such Time Inc. titles as People, Time, Sports Illustrated, Life, InStyle, Real Simple and Fortune. Their client list includes Mayo Clinic, NFL, Guinness World Records, HBO and Warner Brothers. On March 5, 2006, ESPN columnist Rick Reilly wrote an influential column titled "Nothing But Nets" which challenged readers to donate to the organization and helped to raise $1.2 million. Now Rick Reilly in conjunction with TIHE, has published a new book, Hate Mail From Cheerleaders, which is a collection of 100 of Rick's best hits over the years. A portion of the proceeds from the sales of this book will help further benefit the Nothing But Nets organization. Please visit your local bookstore or Amazon.com to get your copy of Hate Mail From Cheerleaders.
Founded in 1990 by Ted Turner, Turner Foundation, Inc. (the "Foundation") is a private, independent family foundation committed to preventing damage to the natural systems - water, air, and land, on which all life depends.
CDC protects people's health and safety by preventing and controlling diseases and injuries; enhances health decisions by providing credible information on critical health issues; and promotes healthy living through strong partnerships with local, national, and international organizations.
UNICEF works in over 150 countries and territories to help children survive and thrive, from early childhood through adolescence. The world's largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, safe water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS.
Established in 1964, UNCTAD promotes the development-friendly integration of developing countries into the world economy. UNCTAD has progressively evolved into an authoritative knowledge-based institution whose work aims to help shape current policy debates and thinking on development, with a particular focus on ensuring that domestic policies and international action are mutually supportive in bringing about sustainable development.