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Adelson Foundation

The foundation is divided into two branches, including the Adelson Family Foundation, which was established in 2007, and the Adelson Medical Research Foundation. The former works to strengthen the State of Israel and the Jewish people,[2] while the latter focuses on healthcare.[3] Noteworthy donations of the organization include: $50 million to the Dr. Miriam and Sheldon G. Adelson Educational Campus, another $67 million in total was donated to their Medical Research Foundation, and $33 million to the Birthright Israel Foundation,…

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Alexander S. Onassis Foundation

The Alexander S. Onassis Foundation was created by Aristotle Onassis to honor the memory of his son Alexander, who died at age 24 in an airplane crash in 1973. Aristotle Onassis died in 1975, and had directed in his will that half of his estate should be transferred upon his own death to a foundation to be established in Alexander’s name.[1][2] In 1975, the executors of the estate accordingly established a pair of foundations, incorporated in Vaduz, Liechtenstein: the Business…

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Azim Premji

Azim Hashim Premji (born 24 July 1945) is an Indian business tycoon, investor, and philanthropist, who is the chairman of Wipro Limited. He is informally known as the Czar of the Indian IT Industry.[6][7] He was responsible for guiding Wipro through four decades of diversification and growth to finally emerge as one of the global leaders in the software industry.[8][9] In 2010, he was voted among the 20 most powerful men in the world by Asiaweek. He has twice been…

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Bharat Sevashram Sangha

Bharat Sevashram Sangha (Bengali: ভারত সেবাশ্রম সংঘ) is a Hindu charitable non-governmental organisation in India. It was founded in 1917[1] by Acharya Srimat Swami Pranavanandaji Maharaj.[2] The Sangha has hundreds of ashrams in India and other countries including the United Kingdom, United States, Guyana, Canada, Fiji and Bangladesh.[citation needed] It has initiated several missions to African countries, Malaysia, and Indonesia; monks from the Sangha have accompanied United Nations delegations to Syria and Lebanon.

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of America

Big Brothers Big Sisters of America is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose goal is to help all children reach their potential through professionally supported, one-to-one relationships with volunteer mentors. Big Brothers Big Sisters is one of the oldest and largest youth mentoring organizations in the United States. Big Brothers Big Sisters mentors children, all ages in communities across the country.

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada

Big Brothers Big Sisters is a leading non-profit organization with a focus on youth mentoring programs. Youth, as well as adult volunteers are matched with young children in order to inspire them to reach their potential. Their main focus for almost the whole century has been the notion of facilitating mentoring programs where life-changing relationships help empower youth develop their individuality and become respective citizens that will serve their own communities.[1] Today, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada operates in…

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC

Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in New York City, whose mission is to help children reach their potential through professionally supported, one-to-one relationships with mentors that try to have a measurable impact on youth. Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC is one of the oldest and largest youth mentoring organizations in the United States, and has served over 100,000 children since its founding in 1904.[1]

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Bush Foundation

The Bush Foundation was created in 1953 by Archibald Granville Bush an American businessman primarily involved with 3M and his wife, Edyth Bassler Bush. The organization awards $40 million a year to philanthropic organizations,[2] primarily located in Minnesota and the Upper Midwest.[3] The current president of the foundation is Jennifer Ford Reedy (appointed in July 2012), who previously worked on the Itasca Project and the GiveMN.org initiative at the Minnesota Philanthropy Partners.[4]

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Campaign for Liberty

The Campaign for Liberty (C4L) is a political organization founded by twelve-term United States Congressman Ron Paul. Campaign for Liberty focuses on educating elected officials and the general public about constitutional issues, and currently provides a membership program. Its legal status is that of a 501(c)(4) nonprofit. The Campaign for Liberty was announced on June 12, 2008 as a way of continuing the grassroots support involved in Ron Paul’s 2008 presidential run, and corresponded with the suspension of that campaign.[citation…

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