Nonprofit News 1-24-22

Jan 24, 2022 | News

The African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund receives US$ 20 million from the Lilly Endowment, the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization hosts World Art Forum, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees seeks US$ 59.6 million for emergency support in Chad and Cameroon, and more.

Refugees in Chad

News about grants, gifts

The Government of Iceland contributed US$ 1.7 million to the United Nations World Food Programme to scale up school feeding in the Malawi district of Mangochi from 2022 to 2024. The contribution will sustain and increase access to education through providing nutritious school meals for 13,000 children.

The African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund received a $20 million donation from the Lilly Endowment for seed funding for the Preserving Black Churches Project. The project will provide assistance with things including asset management and helping historic churches tell their own stories.

The US Government awarded US$ 25,000 to improve livelihood opportunities for refugees and host communities in the Meheba refugee camp in Zambia. This grant, awarded through the Julia Taft Refugee Fund to Caritas Czech Republic Zambia, will enable the organization to work with the private sector in developing entrepreneurial skills for refugees and in creating internship and job opportunities that strengthen livelihoods.

The United Kingdom will provide a £17 million package of support to countries in East Africa affected by extreme drought and flooding.

Five philanthropies are committing more than US$ 20 million in Houston, Texas to launch what will be one of the largest local nonprofit news organizations in the country. The newsroom is anticipated to open later this year or early 2023 on multiple platforms. The American Journalism Project is giving US$ 1.5 million in seed funding towards the project; The Houston Endowment and Kinder Foundation are each giving US$ 7.5 million; Arnold Ventures will give $4 million; and the Knight Foundation is giving US$ 250,000.

The Washington Post Helping Hand raised $402,000 in its first season partnering with three new local nonprofits: Bread for the City, Friendship Place and Miriam’s Kitchen. Through donations from Washington Post readers, and a US$ 150,000 donation from the Robert Schattner Foundation, Helping Hand exceeded its seasonal goal of US$ 250,000.

Tanzania received delivery of over 1.6 million Pfizer BioNTech vaccines donated by the United States government through the global COVAX vaccine sharing initiative.

The Connecticut Community Foundation awarded US$ 623,954 in grants to 62 nonprofit organizations serving residents of Greater Waterbury and the Litchfield Hills in December. The funds will support programs and services for people throughout the Foundation’s 21-town service area.

News about people, groups

Physics Nobel Laureate Giorgio Parisi joined the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations’ Nobel Laureates Alliance for Food Security and Peace, an advocacy group that aims to amplify FAO’s work in tackling global hunger.

The European Commission has adopted its initial annual humanitarian budget of €1.5 billion for 2022. In addition to addressing humanitarian crises worldwide, funding will also help vulnerable populations in disaster-prone countries to prepare better for various natural disasters.

The National Museum of Egyptian Civilization hosted the first ever World Art Forum from January 15th to January 19th in Cairo.The event, held in partnership with the United Nations in Egypt and the New York International Contemporary Art Society, showcased the link between contemporary art and Sustainable Development Goals which are in line with Egypt’s 2030 Vision

News about opportunities, initiatives

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees is seeking US$ 59.6 million to provide emergency support to 100,000 refugees, internally displaced people, and host communities in Chad and Cameroon following intercommunal violence in Cameroon’s Far North Region.

Pita Taufatofua, Tongan Olympian and a UNICEF ambassador, has raised over AUD$ 600,000 in his GoFundMe campaign to support relief efforts following the January 15th volcanic eruption and tsunami that caused significant damage throughout Tonga’s islands.

The Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation released their Legal reform as a catalyst for social enterprise: an international social enterprise law & policy report on the formation and development of social enterprise globally. The report, commissioned by Catalyst 2030, looks at legal policies that affect social enterprise around the world.

Artist residency program Ucross has published The Ucross Cookbook: Cooking for Artists on a Wyoming Ranch. The cookbook was funded in part by several donors, as well as a Kickstarter campaign which raised $44,179 from 261 backers. One hundred percent of the book’s proceeds will benefit Ucross.

Registration is now open for the North Carolina Center for Nonprofits’ Nonprofit Management Institute. The 6-session virtual learning series facilitates learning, discussion, and fundamental management strategies around board governance, program design and evaluation, strategic planning, fundraising, financial management, and human resources.

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