UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief) supports community-based anti-malaria programs through United Methodist health institutions and clinics in Africa. These programs include training health educators about the prevention and treatment of malaria, providing nets, medicines, testing and other services to both treat and prevent malaria infection.
The United Nations Association of the United States of America is a not-for-profit membership organization dedicated to building understanding of and support for the ideals and vital work of the United Nations among the American people. Its educational and humanitarian campaigns, including teaching students in urban schools, clearing minefields and providing school-based support for children living in HIV/AIDS-affected communities in Africa, allow people to make a global impact at the local level. In addition, its policy and advocacy programs stress the importance of nations working together and the need for United States leadership in the United Nations. The association is affiliated with the World Federation of United Nations Associations.
President Obama and the First Lady have extended a call to service, challenging all Americans to help lay a new foundation for growth in this country by engaging in sustained, meaningful community service. Through the White House and Corporation for National and Community Service's initiative, United We Serve, all Americans have the opportunity to engage in sustained community service to create meaningful change in their communities, across the country, and around the world. This initiative aims to both expand the impact of existing organizations by engaging new volunteers in their work and encourage volunteers to develop their own "do-it-yourself" projects. United We Serve is an initial 81 days of service but will grow into a sustained, collaborative and focused effort to promote service as a way of life for all Americans. United We Serve's website, www.serve.gov provides all the tools needed for individuals and organizations to post service and volunteer opportunities and find opportunities in their community.
The V. Kann Rasmussen Foundation has emphasized environmental grantmaking since it was founded in 1991. It has also undertaken a grantmaking program in Greenwood, South Carolina, and supported medical research, especially in the field of eye research. In all of the Foundation's grants, it seeks to emphasize collaboration across disciplines and among institutions and people. The trustees of the Foundation believe in the power of collaboration among people and institutions and across disciplines, and seek to reflect this in grantmaking decisions as much as possible.
The Vodafone Foundation is driven by one of the four Passions of Vodafone — Passion for the World Around Us. The Foundation is at the centre of a network of global and local social investment programmes. Globally, our Foundations make social investments by funding projects which support disaster relief and preparedness or fund sport and music projects which benefit some of the most disadvantaged young people and their communities. Locally, our social investment is delivered by a unique footprint of 24 Vodafone Foundations and social investment programs.
The World Trade Organization (WTO) is the only global international organization dealing with the rules of trade between nations. At its heart are the WTO agreements, negotiated and signed by the bulk of the world's trading nations and ratified in their parliaments. The goal is to help producers of goods and services, exporters, and importers conduct their business.
The World's Community Foundation supports projects that provide our partners targeted, on-the-ground interventions in international grant making. The benefits to forging such a partnership with the World's Community Foundation include access to the expert program capacity of the the World's Community Foundation and our UN counterparts, the in-country supporting infrastructure of the UN system, zero adminsitrative charges from the World's Community Foundation, and a pre-negotiated UN administrative charge not to exceed 5%. Also, in several cases, the World's Community Foundation provides partners the opportunity to leverage the financial impact of their contribution by offering World's Community Foundation matching fund. Join us — together, we can make a difference!