Human Rights

Carter Center

The Carter Center is a nongovernmental, not-for-profit organization founded in 1982 by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter. He and his wife Rosalynn Carter partnered with Emory University just after his defeat in the 1980 U.S. Presidential elections. The center is located in a shared building adjacent to the Jimmy Carter Library and Museum on 37 acres (150,000 m2) of parkland, on the site of the razed neighborhood of Copenhill, two miles (3 km) from downtown Atlanta, Georgia. The library and…

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David Suzuki Foundation

The David Suzuki Foundation is a science-based environmental organization headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, with offices in Montreal and Toronto. It is a non-profit organization that is incorporated in both Canada and the United States, and is funded by close to 30,000 donors. The Foundation describes its goal as to: Work towards balancing human needs with the Earth’s ability to sustain all life. Our goal is to find and communicate practical ways to achieve that balance. The mission of…

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Drosos Foundation

The Drosos Foundation (German: Drosos Stiftung) is a non-profit, charitable organization based in Zurich, Switzerland. Established in late 2003 with capital from a private endowment, the foundation was fully active by early 2005.[1][2] The foundation is involved with more than 100 projects as of 2015, which work to fight poverty, promote health, increase access to education and creative activities for youth, and protect the environment.[2] The foundation also has offices in Cairo, and Casablanca.

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Edhi Foundation

The Edhi Foundation (Urdu: ایدھی فاؤنڈیشن‬‎) is a non-profit social welfare program in Pakistan, founded by Abdul Sattar Edhi[4] in 1951. Edhi until his death on 8 July 2016 was the head of the organization and his wife Bilquis, a nurse, oversees the maternity and adoption services of the foundation. Its headquarters are in Karachi, Pakistan. The Edhi Foundation provides 24-hour emergency assistance across the nation of Pakistan and abroad. The Foundation provides, among many other services, shelter for the…

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Ford Foundation

The Ford Foundation is a New York-headquartered, globally oriented private foundation with the mission of advancing human welfare.[2][3][4][5] Created in 1936[6] by Edsel Ford and Henry Ford, it was originally funded by a US$25,000 gift from Edsel Ford.[3] By 1947, after the death of the two founders, the foundation owned 90% of the non-voting shares of the Ford Motor Company. (The Ford family retained the voting shares.)[7] Between 1955 and 1974, the foundation sold its Ford Motor Company holdings and…

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Foundation For a Better Life

The Foundation for a Better Life is a non-profit 501(c)(3) religious and political organization founded in 2000 to “promote good values”.[1] The foundation creates public service campaigns to share with others its values, including honesty, caring, and optimism, in order to create a better social paradigm. The foundation communicates its message through television, outdoor advertising, theatre, radio, and the Internet and is best known for the “Pass It On” campaign. Viewers are encouraged to pass on these values, with the…

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Fremont Area Community Foundation

The Fremont Area Community Foundation is a philanthropic organization in Fremont, Michigan. Founded in 1972 to serve the people of Newaygo County, it is one of the largest community foundations in the United States on a per capita basis, serving a population of 50,000 with net assets of approximately $218 million. The foundation is composed of more than 400 separate funds, including two supporting organizations and three geographic affiliates.[1]

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Fritt Ord

Fritt Ord is a Norwegian private foundation, whose aim is to support freedom of expression and a free press. It was established on 7 June 1974 by Narvesen Kioskkompani’s leaders Jens Henrik Nordlie and Finn Skedsmo as well as the lawyer Jens Christian Hauge. Fritt Ord has significant funds and is playing a part in supporting various projects in Norway, as investing in the newspaper Morgenbladet, supporting an encyclopedia (Store Norske Leksikon) and holding a 10.1% ownership in the media…

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Gill Foundation

The Gill Foundation is one of the largest funders of efforts to secure full equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in the United States.[1] The foundation’s mission is “to secure equal opportunity for all Americans, regardless of sexual orientation and gender expression.” [2][3] Based in Denver, Colorado, the foundation has three board members: Tim Gill, John Barabino, and Scott Miller.[4]

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