Grant awarded to the United Nations Foundation
The Foundation has awarded a $10,000 grant to the United Nations Foundation.
The UN Foundation was created in 1998 as a U.S. public
charity by entrepreneur and philanthropist Ted Turner.
Since then, the role of the UN Foundation has evolved
from a traditional grantmaker to an actively involved
Within the framework of more than 10
specific issue campaigns, they work closely with the UN
Secretary-General to solve the great challenges of the
21st century – poverty, climate change, energy access,
population pressure, gender equity, and disease.
To date, the UN Foundation and our partners have helped
the UN keep girls in school; prevent child marriage;
increase access to reproductive health education,
services, and supplies; provide families with sustainable
energy; cut measles deaths by 85 percent in Africa;
distribute more than 6 million anti-malaria bed nets to 25
African countries; reduce polio incidence by 99 percent
worldwide; and champion the payment of close to $2
billion in U.S. dues to the UN.