Aeras is a nonprofit product development organization dedicated to the development of effective tuberculosis (TB) vaccines and biologics to prevent TB across all age groups in an affordable and sustainable manner. Aeras uses its broad capabilities and technologies in collaboration with numerous partners and stakeholders to support the development of vaccines and other biopharmaceuticals to address TB and other significant public health needs of underserved populations. aeras.org
The Afterschool Alliance is working to ensure that all children have access to affordable, quality afterschool programs. Afterschool programs are critical to children and families today, yet the need for programs is far from being met.
The Amazon Environmental Research Institute (IPAM) is a nonprofit, independent research, policy and outreach organization that has worked over the past 16 years toward achieving sustainable development in the Amazon region in a way that reconciles people’s economic aspirations and social justice with the maintenance of the functional integrity of tropical forest landscapes.
AACC is an international scientific/medical society of clinical laboratory professionals, physicians, research scientists and other individuals involved with clinical chemistry and related disciplines. Founded in 1948, the society has over 8,000 members and is headquartered in Washington, DC.
AASLD is the leading organization of scientists and health care professionals committed to preventing and curing liver disease. AASLD was founded in 1950 by a small group of leading liver specialists (including Hans Popper, Leon Schiff, Fred Hoffbauer, Cecil Watson, Jesse Bollman and Sheila Sherlock, to name a few) to bring together those who had contributed to the field of hepatology.
Building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. Our mission drives everything we do.
The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH), founded in 1903, is a worldwide organization of scientists, clinicians and program professionals whose mission is to promote global health through the prevention and control of infectious and other diseases that disproportionately afflict the global poor. Research, health care and education are the central activities of ASTMH members, whose work bridges basic laboratory research to international field work and clinics to countrywide programs. astmh.org
The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) is a research, policy and advocacy organization representing 234 public research universities, land-grant institutions, state university systems, and affiliated organizations. Founded in 1887, APLU is North America's oldest higher education association with member institutions in all 50 US states, the District of Columbia, four US territories, Canada and Mexico. Annually, APLU member campuses enroll 4.7 million undergraduates and 1.3 million graduate students, award 1.1 million degrees, employ 1.3 million faculty and staff, and conduct $41 billion in university-based research.
ASTHO is the national nonprofit organization representing public health agencies in the United States, the US territories, and the District of Columbia, and over 100,000 public health professionals these agencies employ. ASTHO members, the chief health officials of these jurisdictions, formulate and influence sound public health policy and ensure excellence in state-based public health practice. ASTHO's primary function is to track, evaluate and advise members on the impact and formation of public or private health policy which may affect them and to provide them with guidance and technical assistance on improving the nation's health.
We see equal value in all lives. And so we are dedicated to improving the quality of life for individuals around the world. From the education of students in Chicago, to the health of a young mother in Nigeria, we are catalysts of human promise everywhere.
The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) is a nonprofit, scientific facility that conducts research on the most pressing challenges of forest and landscapes management around the world. With their global, multidisciplinary approach, they aim to improve human well-being, protect the environment and increase equity. To do so, they help policymakers, practitioners and communities make decisions based on solid science about how they use and manage their forests and landscapes. Capacity building, collaboration and partnerships are essential to finding and implementing innovative solutions to the challenges that the globe faces. They are proud to work with local and international partners. They are a member of the CGIAR Consortium and lead the CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry. Their headquarters are in Bogor, Indonesia. They have offices in eight countries across Asia, Latin America and Africa, and they work in more than 30 countries. http://www.cifor.org/
CGIAR, established in 1971, is a strategic partnership, whose 64 members support 15 international centers, working in collaboration with many hundreds of government and civil society organizations as well as private businesses around the world. CGIAR members include 21 developing and 26 industrialized countries, four co-sponsors, as well as 13 other international organizations. Today, more than 8,000 CGIAR scientists and staff are active in over 100 countries throughout the world. The CGIAR generates cutting-edge science to foster sustainable agricultural growth that benefits the poor through stronger food security, better human nutrition and health, higher incomes and improved management of natural resources. The new crop varieties, knowledge and other products resulting from the CGIAR’s collaborative research, are made widely available to individuals and organizations working for sustainable agricultural development throughout the world. cgiar.org/index.html
Since its launch in 2002, the CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and Food (CPWF) has matured into a comprehensive global research effort on water and food. CPWF research has included over 100 research-for-development projects and involved more than 400 partners. Our work is carried out in river basins that are home to more than 1.5 billion people—half of whom are amongst the poorest people on Earth.
The CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) is a 10-year research initiative launched by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) and the Earth System Science Partnership (ESSP). CCAFS seeks to overcome the threats to agriculture and food security in a changing climate, exploring new ways of helping vulnerable rural communities adjust to global changes in climate. http://ccafs.cgiar.org/
ChangeLab Solutions provides community-based solutions for America’s most common and preventable diseases like cancer, heart disease, diabetes, obesity, and asthma. Their solutions promote the common good by making healthier choices easier for everyone. changelabsolutions.org
The Climate and Land Use Alliance (CLUA) seeks to realize the potential of forested and agricultural landscapes to mitigate climate change, benefit people and protect the environment.
The Committee of Interns and Residents (CIR) is the oldest and largest housestaff union in the country, representing more than 13,000 interns, residents and fellows in California, Florida, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York and Washington, DC. Membership in CIR gives residents an important voice to improve their salary and working conditions, their education and training, and the quality of care they provide to patients.
Cornell University's mission is to discover, preserve and disseminate knowledge; produce creative work; and promote a culture of broad inquiry throughout and beyond the Cornell community. Cornell also aims, through public service, to enhance the lives and livelihoods of our students, the people of New York, and others around the world.
Home of the Blue Devils, Duke University has about 13,000 undergraduate and graduate students and a world-class faculty helping to expand the frontiers of knowledge. The university has a strong commitment to applying knowledge in service to society, both near its North Carolina campus and around the world.
The Fannie E. Rippel Foundation is a catalyst for the new ways of thinking and innovative solutions that are necessary to address the complex and growing challenges of our health system. With the simultaneous goals of better health, better care and lower costs, the foundation actively engages leaders inside and outside the sector who take a systems-based approach to health and health care re-design. We work actively with them to explore and implement innovative initiatives and action-research projects to improve health outcomes for all Americans.
It was November 1914 when the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco first opened its rented office in the back of the old Merchants National Bank. The Federal Reserve Act of 1913 called for the establishment of 12 Federal Reserve Banks throughout the nation in order to create a more stable and secure financial system. But how did San Francisco become the headquarters of the massive Twelfth Federal Reserve District? The Gold Rush, the 1906 Earthquake, San Francisco’s natural assets and financial panics that make the Great Recession of the 21st century look like a blip—all of these contributed to San Francisco’s evolution as the top candidate to serve as district headquarters.
In addition to monetary policy responsibilities, the Federal Reserve Board has regulatory and supervisory responsibilities over banks that are members of the system, bank holding companies, international banking facilities in the United States, Edge Act and agreement corporations, foreign activities of member banks, and the US activities of foreign-owned banks.
To promote effective Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources (FANR) policies by:
We believe all people should have the opportunity to reach their full potential, contribute to society and have voice in the decisions that affect them. We work mainly by making grants or loans that build knowledge and strengthen organizations and networks. Since our financial resources are modest compared with societal needs, we focus on key problem areas and program strategies.
Forest Trends is a Washington, DC-based international nonprofit organization that was created in 1999 by leaders from conservation organizations, forest products firms, research groups, multilateral development banks, private investment funds and philanthropic foundations. Our mission is four-fold: to expand the value of forests to society; to promote sustainable forest management and conservation by creating and capturing market values for ecosystem services; to support innovative projects and companies that are developing these markets; and to enhance the livelihoods of local communities living in and around those forests. We do this by analyzing strategic market and policy issues, catalyzing connections between forward-looking producers, communities and investors, and developing new financial tools to help markets work for conservation and people. Our approach integrates the fundamental dimensions of ecology, economy and equity because our goal is to have an impact on a scale that is meaningful globally and for a diverse set of stakeholders.
The GE Foundation is the philanthropic organization of GE. It works to solve some of the world's most difficult problems, focusing its efforts in the areas of health, education, the environment and disaster relief. The GE Foundation also supports employees and retirees engaging in their communities through its Matching Gifts program and United Way campaigns.
The TB Alliance is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the discovery and development of faster-acting and affordable drugs to fight tuberculosis. Through innovative science and with partners around the world, we aim to ensure equitable access to faster, better tuberculosis cures that will advance global health and prosperity.
The Global Health Innovative Technology Fund (GHIT Fund) is a nonprofit organization aimed at promoting the discovery and development of new health technologies, including drugs, vaccines and diagnostics, for infectious diseases prevalent in developing countries. The first partnership of its kind in Japan, the GHIT Fund is public-private partnerships (PPP) established by the Government of Japan, a consortium of Japanese pharmaceutical companies, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
The Harvard Macy Institute brings together health care professionals, educators and leaders to discuss the critical challenges of the day and design innovative solutions that have a lasting impact on the way medicine is practiced and students are educated. Our goal is to foster transformative learning experiences that prepare the Harvard Macy scholars to lead institutional change as well as discover and harness new perspectives which may contribute to their professional growth.
The Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI) is a new nonprofit research institute and a unique and unprecedented health research partnership. Its mission is to promote independent research and analysis on the causes of rising US health spending, to provide policymakers, consumers and researchers with better, more transparent information on what is driving health care costs, and to help ensure that, over time, the nation is able to get greater value from its health spending. healthcostinstitute.org
The Hilltop Institute works to advance the health and wellbeing of vulnerable populations through research and analysis.
The Horizon Foundation is an independent philanthropy dedicated to improving the health and wellness of people living or working in Howard County, MD. They invest in strategic grants and initiatives that achieve the greatest impact. They also build partnerships and advocate for public policy changes that advance their mission. thehorizonfoundation.org
The Institute for Patient- and Family-Centered Care, a nonprofit organization founded in 1992, takes pride in providing essential leadership to advance the understanding and practice of patient- and family-centered care. By promoting collaborative, empowering relationships among patients, families and health care professionals, the institute facilitates patient- and family-centered change in all settings where individuals and families receive care and support.
The Institute for Transportation & Development Policy (ITDP) aims to deliver a higher standard of living and quality of life for citizens of cities around the world. Through our transportation projects, we work to reduce human impact on natural resources and ecosystems, and to ensure that we develop in a way that benefits us all, both today and in the future. Our vision of sustainable cities is one in which there is a high concentration of people living in an environment that is pleasant and provides good social infrastructure through good physical infrastructure. Cities where people are put before cars, and residents, workers and visitors, young and old, can safely walk or cycle to their daily activities. Cities where jobs and services are a bus ride away, and the time and money spent driving can be used productively elsewhere. These are the kinds of cities that are attractive to us today—cities with less congestion, less pollution, fewer accidents and healthier, safer, more productive communities. To achieve this, there are eight principles which guide our approach to sustainable transport and development.
The International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) is an international agricultural research organization focused on eco-efficient agriculture that is, farming systems that better harness the available resources to be more competitive and to sustainably increase productivity, while leaving a smaller environmental footprint. CIAT significantly contributes to major global initiatives that seek to reduce rural poverty, strengthen food security, improve human health and nutrition, and sustainably manage natural resources throughout the developing world.
The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) works at the crossroads of livestock and poverty, bringing high-quality science and capacity-building to bear on poverty reduction and sustainable development. ILRI works in Africa, Asia and Latin America, with offices in East and West Africa, South and Southeast Asia, China and Central America. ILRI is a nonprofit-making and non-governmental organization with headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, and a second principal campus in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. We employ over 700 staff from about 40 countries. About 80 staff are recruited through international competitions and represent some 30 disciplines. Around 600 staff are nationally recruited, largely from Kenya and Ethiopia. ilri.org/
The International Water Management Institute (IWMI) is a nonprofit, scientific research organization focusing on the sustainable use of water and land resources in developing countries. It is headquartered in Colombo, Sri Lanka, with regional offices across Asia and Africa. IWMI works in partnership with governments, civil society and the private sector to develop scalable agricultural water management solutions that have a real impact on poverty reduction, food security and ecosystem health. IWMI is a member of CGIAR, an international consortium of agricultural research centers.
The John Templeton Foundation serves as a philanthropic catalyst for discoveries relating to the big questions of human purpose and ultimate reality. We support research on subjects ranging from complexity, evolution and infinity to creativity, forgiveness, love and free will. We encourage civil, informed dialogue among scientists, philosophers and theologians and between such experts and the public at-large, for the purposes of definitional clarity and new insights.
Since its founding in 1916, the Johns Hopkins University's Bloomberg School of Public Health has advanced research, education and practice to create solutions to public health problems around the world. Faculty, staff and students have helped eradicate smallpox, made water safe to drink, improved child survival, reduced the spread of HIV and uncovered the dangers of tobacco smoke. Researchers and scientists are now discovering ways to eliminate malaria, increase healthy behavior, reduce the toll of chronic disease, improve the health of mothers and infants, and change the biology of aging. Every day, the Bloomberg School works to keep millions around the world safe from illness and injury by pioneering new research, deploying knowledge in the field and educating tomorrow’s public health leaders.
The Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation is a privately endowed philanthropy located in the borough of Manhattan, New York City. The Foundation supports programs designed to improve the education of health professionals in the interest of the health of the public. josiahmacyfoundation.org
Jubilee Housing is a faith-based nonprofit organization founded in 1973 to provide affordable housing and supportive services to economically disadvantaged residents of the Adams Morgan neighborhood of Washington, DC. Jubilee serves more than 700 individuals and families, and has been a model for programs around the country seeking effective responses to the urban affordable housing crisis. The vision and purpose of Jubilee Housing is about more than providing housing, it is about making it possible for members of the Jubilee community to become their best selves in an atmosphere of supportive community.
Landesa works to secure land rights for the world’s poorest people—those 2.47 billion* chiefly rural people who live on less than two dollars a day. Landesa partners with developing country governments to design and implement laws, policies and programs concerning land that provide opportunity, further economic growth and promote social justice. *World Bank, 2012 World Development Indicators 71-72 (2012) (based on 2008 data).
The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust aspires to improve lives by supporting exceptional nonprofits and other mission-aligned organizations in the US and around the world in health, selected place-based initiatives, and education and human services.
Low Income Investment Fund (LIIF) is dedicated to creating pathways of opportunity for low income people and communities. Serving the poorest of the poor, LIIF is a steward for capital invested in community-building initiatives. In so doing, LIIF provides a bridge between private capital markets and low income neighborhoods.
Lumina is an independent, private foundation committed to increasing the proportion of Americans who have high-quality, college-level learning. Our mission is defined by a specific goal: to increase the proportion of Americans with high-quality college degrees, certificates and credentials to 60 percent by 2025. Lumina’s outcomes-based approach focuses on helping to design and build an accessible, responsive and accountable higher education system while fostering a national sense of urgency to achieve this goal, known as Goal 2025.
Market Matters Inc. (MM Inc.) is an independent, not-for-profit, international development organization.Founded in 2002, MM Inc. develops and implements capacity- and network-building programs that put marketing principles, business strategies, and research findings into practice to foster economic development. marketmattersinc.org
The Pool’s mission is to bring down the prices of HIV medicines and facilitate development of better-adapted HIV medicines, such as simplified “fixed-dose combinations” and special formulations for children, by creating a pool of relevant patents for licensing to generic manufacturers and product development partnerships. Our goal is to increase access to quality, safe, effective, appropriate and affordable treatment for HIV in low- and middle-income countries.
Mental Health Association of Montgomery County (MHA) promotes mental wellness and supports those with mental illness by sponsoring and implementing advocacy, education and community service programs. mhamc.org/
The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) is the national organization representing local health departments. NACCHO supports efforts that protect and improve the health of all people and all communities by promoting national policy, developing resources and programs, seeking health equity, and supporting effective local public health practice and systems. NACCHO is governed by a 27-member board of directors, comprising health officials from around the country elected by their peers, and including ex officio members representing the National Association of Counties, of which NACCHO is an affiliate, and the US Conference of Mayors. naccho.org/
The National Children’s Study (NCS) will examine the effects of the environment, as broadly defined to include factors such as air, water, diet, sound, family dynamics, community and cultural influences, and genetics on the growth, development and health of children across the United States, following them from before birth until age 21 years. The goal of the study is to improve the health and well-being of children and contribute to understanding the role various factors have on health and disease. Findings from the study will be made available as the research progresses, making potential benefits known to the public as soon as possible. nationalchildrensstudy.gov
NORC, known since its founding in 1941 as the National Opinion Research Center, has headquarters on the University of Chicago's campus, and offices in Chicago's downtown Loop, Washington, DC, Bethesda, MD, and Berkeley, CA, as well as a field staff that operates nationwide. NORC's clients include government agencies, educational institutions, foundations, other nonprofit organizations, and private corporations. Although NORC's national studies are its most well-known, our projects range from local to regional and international. NORC creates unique value for its clients by developing effective, innovative solutions that combine state-of-the-art technology with high-quality social science research in the public interest. Our project work is interdisciplinary, with strong staff cooperation across substantive and operational areas. And NORC is an equal opportunity employer, committed to facilitating the personal and professional development of everyone on our staff. norc.org/channels
Neighborhood Centers Inc. believes in the individual and invests in people. We have a fundamental respect for individuals and their dignity, regardless of their situation in life. Through our actions and words, we show others that we care about them personally, providing a vision of what they can become. Our compassion builds their self-esteem and our services fuel their self-sufficiency. We provide tools and a supportive environment so that people can grow physically, intellectually and emotionally. We strive to understand the needs of our clients and to make a positive difference in their lives. We listen to their concerns with empathy and acknowledge that they are the sole reason we exist. Through our responsive programs, we remain steadfastly committed to the communities we serve and seek to ensure that members of those communities have a voice in all we do.
An independent organization since 1847, New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM) addresses the health challenges facing the world’s urban populations through interdisciplinary approaches to policy leadership, innovative research, evaluation, education and community engagement.
Next Generation promotes solutions to two of the biggest challenges confronting the next generation of Americans: the risk of dangerous climate change, and the threat of diminished prospects for children and families. Through the use of non-partisan research, policy development and strategic communications, we identify strategies that help deploy clean, advanced energy technologies; we also work to ensure a level playing field from which today’s kids can build a brighter future.
The Northern Virginia Health Foundation makes strategic grants to nonprofit organizations that address the health care needs of residents of Northern Virginia, with particular emphasis on those who live in Alexandria City, Arlington County, Fairfax City and Fairfax County. The foundation will focus its grantmaking on those organizations that address the foundation's priorities and promote its values.
Prematurity is a leading cause of neonatal morbidity and infant mortality. Through collaborative use of improvement science methods, the Ohio Perinatal Quality Collaborative’ s (OPQC) mission is to reduce preterm births and improve perinatal and preterm newborn outcomes in Ohio as quickly as possible. opqc.net/
Partners HealthCare is a not-for-profit health care system that is committed to patient care, research, teaching and service to the community locally and globally. Collaboration among our institutions and health care professionals is central to our efforts to advance our mission.
The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues advises the president on bioethical issues that may emerge from advances in biomedicine and related areas of science and technology. The commission works with the goal of identifying and promoting policies and practices that ensure scientific research, health care delivery and technological innovation are conducted in an ethically responsible manner.
PRISMA (Salvadoran Research Program on Development and Environment) is a nongovernmental nonprofit center for research, dialogue and regional incidence.
PHI generates and promotes research, leadership and partnerships to build capacity for strong public health policy, programs, systems and practices.
Results for Development Institute (R4D) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to unlock solutions to tough development challenges that prevent people in low- and middle-income countries from realizing their full potential. Using multiple approaches in multiple sectors including, Global Education, Global Health, Governance and Market Dynamics, R4D supports the discovery and implementation of new ideas for reducing poverty and improving lives around the world. r4d.org
Results Leadership Group (RLG) consultants, educators, coaches and facilitators develop the capacity of government and nonprofit organizations to produce measurable results for clients and communities. RLG provides support to individual organizations, partnerships and collaborations. The support RLG provides typically is multidimensional—complementary strategies delivered over time to achieve sustained impact. RLG also offers individuals executive coaching and educational programs in subjects such as Results-Based Accountability™, facilitation, leadership, emotional intelligence, negotiation, coaching and storytelling.
The Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI) is a global coalition of international, regional and community organizations engaged in conservation, research and development. Together, we are working to encourage greater global commitment and action on pro-poor tenure, policy and market reforms. The RRI coalition is formed by a group of core partners who conduct work in specific areas of their regional and thematic expertise. Partners also engage with a wide group of collaborators who participate in and support RRI activities around the world. RRI is a strategic coalition that goes beyond the traditional set of international development actors to involve a wide spectrum of organizations, each of which provides a critical perspective in the larger chain of actors necessary to advance change. rightsandresources.org
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation seeks to improve the health and health care of all Americans. Our efforts focus on improving both the health of everyone in America and their health care—how it's delivered, how it's paid for, and how well it does for patients and their families. Our goal is clear: to help Americans lead healthier lives and get the care they need. rwjf.org/
Founded in 1993, the Sabin Vaccine Institute is a nonprofit 501c3 organization dedicated to preventing and curing infectious and neglected tropical diseases worldwide, and eliminating the tremendous human suffering they cause. Led by Dr. Peter Hotez, president of Sabin and distinguished research professor at the George Washington University School of Medicine, the Sabin Vaccine Institute works tirelessly to develop treatments and vaccines for the world’s poor and establish networks to ensure these treatments are effectively and efficiently delivered. Around the world—and even right here in the United States—there are diseases that cause tremendous human suffering and wreak havoc on the lives of millions. Together with our network of global partners, the Sabin Vaccine Institute works tirelessly to reduce the impact of infectious and neglected tropical diseases. sabin.org/
Seed Global Health cultivates the next generation of health professionals by allying medical and nursing volunteers with their peers in resource-limited settings. Seed Global Health volunteers commit one year of service collaborating with local educators to enhance education and increase provider capacity where it's most needed. Volunteers also provide direct medical care, strengthening the mission of education and mentorship. Our greater goal is to help sow the seeds for a sustainable solution to take root, addressing the vast shortages of health professionals in many parts of the world.
The Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM) was founded in 1978 by a national group of academic general internists committed to promoting research and education aimed at improving healthcare for the whole patient. The organization has grown to nearly 3,000 members over three decades. Drawing upon their expertise and diverse experiences, our members are from the United States and 11 other countries. SGIM members have become leaders in the specialty of internal medicine. The society is dedicated to ensuring that all adults receive high-quality health care in the 21st century. The broad expertise of our members in research, education and clinical practice places SGIM and its members at the forefront of medicine. sgim.org/
Advance the understanding of the brain and the nervous system by bringing together scientists of diverse backgrounds, by facilitating the integration of research directed at all levels of biological organization, and by encouraging translational research and the application of new scientific knowledge to develop improved disease treatments and cures.
Supporters of Agricultural Research (SoAR) is a new non-partisan science-based coalition seeking sound research policies that focus more of our best minds on feeding America and the world.
The Commonwealth Fund is a private foundation that aims to promote a high-performing health care system that achieves better access, improved quality and greater efficiency, particularly for society's most vulnerable, including low-income people, the uninsured, minority Americans, young children and elderly adults. The fund carries out this mandate by supporting independent research on health care issues and making grants to improve health care practice and policy. An international program in health policy is designed to stimulate innovative policies and practices in the United States and other industrialized countries. commonwealthfund.org/
The Mayday Fund is dedicated to alleviating the incidence, degree and consequence of human physical pain. The Mayday Fund was established in 1992 to further Shirley Steinman Katzenbach’s commitment to social and medical causes. The trustees decided to adopt Mrs. Katzenbach’s special interest in the treatment of pain as the fund’s mission. The name Mayday commemorates the date of her birth and is the international word signaling a cry for help, taken from the French "m'aidez" or "help me." Mayday chose its original agenda with the understanding that creating meaningful change with modest funding is a formidable challenge. Acting on advice that "it's better to be a rifle than a shotgun," the trustees set their sights on the alleviation of human physical pain. They were aware that excellent research had already led to a wealth of information about the treatment of pain, but that existing knowledge was not effectively used. As a first step, they decided to concentrate on closing this gap. maydayfund.org/
The Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement is the premier award for environmental science, environmental health and energy conferring great benefit upon mankind. Through their work, Tyler laureates have focused worldwide attention on environmental problems by their discoveries and the solutions that resulted. Tyler laureates receive a $200,000 annual prize and are presented a gold medallion at ceremonies in Los Angeles. The awardees are selected and awarded annually by the executive committee. The Tyler Prize was established by the late John and Alice Tyler in 1973 and is administered by the University of Southern California. usc.edu/tylerprize
United Nations Environment Programme’s World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP) works to encourage sustainable development through sound environmental practices, and has an extensive portfolio of activities around biodiversity. To help deliver these, it collaborates with WCMC, a not-for-profit organization with staff that includes dozens of specialists in the fields of biodiversity and ecosystem services, as well as social science, economics, law and information technology.
The Institute for Health Research and Policy (IHRP) at the University of Illinois at Chicago stimulates and supports a broad range of high-quality research to improve health practices and policies in metropolitan Chicago, throughout the state of Illinois, and beyond. ihrp.uic.edu
The primary purpose of the University of Wisconsin–Madison is to provide a learning environment in which faculty, staff and students can discover, examine critically, preserve and transmit the knowledge, wisdom and values that will help ensure the survival of this and future generations and improve the quality of life for all. The university seeks to help students to develop an understanding and appreciation for the complex cultural and physical worlds in which they live and to realize their highest potential of intellectual, physical and human development.
USFD is a research project tracking more than 200 low- and moderate-income households over the course of a year, and collecting highly detailed data on household financial activity. The project is a joint initiative of New York University’s Financial Access Initiative (NYU-FAI), the Center for Financial Services Innovation (CFSI) and Bankable Frontier Associates (BFA).
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The WK Kellogg Foundation was established in 1930 by breakfast cereal pioneer WK Kellogg, who defined its purpose as “…administering funds for the promotion of the welfare, comfort, health, education, feeding, clothing, sheltering and safeguarding of children and youth, directly or indirectly, without regard to sex, race, creed or nationality.…” To guide current and future trustees and staff, he said, “Use the money as you please so long as it promotes the health, happiness and well-being of children.” The foundation receives its income primarily from the WK Kellogg Foundation Trust, which was set up by Mr. Kellogg. In addition to its diversified portfolio, the trust continues to own substantial equity in the Kellogg Company. While the company and the foundation have enjoyed a long-standing relationship, the foundation is governed by its own independent board of trustees. The foundation receives its income primarily from the trust’s investments. Over the years, the Kellogg Foundation’s programming has continued to evolve, striving to remain innovative and responsive to the ever-changing needs of society. Today, the organization ranks among the world’s largest private foundations, awarding grants in the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean, and southern Africa (In 2009, we closed our office in Pretoria, South Africa and are no longer accepting unsolicited proposals there). wkkf.org/
The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) is a CGIAR Consortium Research Centre. ICRAF’s headquarters are in Nairobi, Kenya, with five regional offices located in Cameroon, India, Indonesia, Kenya and Peru. The Centre’s vision is a rural transformation in the developing world as smallholder households strategically increase their use of trees in agricultural landscapes to improve their food security, nutrition, income, health, shelter, social cohesion, energy resources and environmental sustainability. worldagroforestry.org/