USAID is an independent federal government agency that receives overall foreign policy guidance from the Secretary of State. Their work supports long-term and equitable economic growth and advances U.S. foreign policy objectives by supporting:
- economic growth, agriculture and trade;
- global health; and,
- democracy, conflict prevention and humanitarian assistance.
The WiderNet Project is a University of Iowa service organization dedicated to improving digital communications to all communities and individuals around the world in need of educational resources, knowledge, and training.
WiderNet provides resources, coaching, training, computers and educational materials to schools, clinics, libraries and homes with poor digital communication resources.
WiderNet also develops and distributes the eGranary Digital Library, a plug-and-play server that provides instant access to millions of digital documents without the need of connection to the Internet.
Open Society Policy Center
The Open Society Policy Center (OSPC) is a non-partisan organization that engages in policy advocacy on U.S. and international issues, including domestic civil liberties, multilateralism, economic development, civil rights, human rights, women's rights and criminal justice reform. The goal of the Open Society Policy Center is to be a leading center of policy advocacy.
The Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation (MEAF) was established in 1991 with a $15 million endowment by the Mitsubishi Electric Corporation of Japan and the Mitsubishi Electric US group companies. The Foundation supports national grant programs and employee volunteer programs across the United States to make Changes for the Better for youth with disabilities.
The Libra Foundation has a particular interest in concentrating its grantmaking in California and Illinois, although organizations working nationally may apply as well. Recognizing the value of learning from our global partners and participating in the international community, they fund U.S. based organizations and public foundations, collaborative funds and intermediaries working internationally.
The Libra Foundation funds social and economic justice organizations that integrate human rights into their work in and across the following priority areas:
- Women’s Rights, with an emphasis on reproductive rights and the elevation of women’s rights as human rights
- Environmental Sustainability, with an emphasis on promoting social justice within climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies
- Social Justice & Drug Policy Reform, with an emphasis on fair application of the law, government accountability and human rights field-building
Prince Charitable Trust
The Prince Charitable Trusts were established in 1947 from the bequests of Frederick Henry Prince (1859 - 1953) and his wife, Abbie Norman Prince (1860 - 1949). The three trusts operate as a family foundation with giving programs in the city of Chicago, the Washington D.C. metropolitan area and the state of Rhode Island. F.H. Prince was a Bostonian entrepreneur who owned a brokerage and investment banking firm. He later became a financier and an early investor in railroads. He was owner of the legendary Union Stockyards in Chicago and is credited with developing the first planned urban industrial real estate park in that city, and in the world. F. H. Prince and his wife also were residents of Newport, Rhode Island.
The Reeve Foundation is dedicated to curing spinal cord injury by funding innovative research, and improving the quality of life for people living with paralysis through grants, information and advocacy.
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