The Aspire Giving Foundation will create partnerships with a select group of non-profit organizations that address the Foundation’s vision - to raise awareness and capital for organizations that provide under-served populations with the tools needed to achieve their aspirations. This non-profit portfolio will be composed of organizations who share in our pledge of turning ground-breaking intentions and outcome-driven goals into sustainable models with tangible results. They will be led by innovative and passionate entrepreneurs who have demonstrated the ability to improve people’s living conditions because of the unique way in which they look at the world and its relationship to philanthropy.
Although each of these charities will have their own distinct mission, they will reflect the Aspire Giving Foundation’s core mission to:
• Promote entrepreneurialism, innovation and economic development
• Facilitate access to health systems, educational opportunities and lifesaving necessities.
• Empower under-served and historically disadvantaged populations, communities and its citizens so as to improve their quality
• Advance human rights, eliminate disparities and reduce poverty and hunger
• General Information: Kelly O’Connor - firstname.lastname@example.org or 212.485.3157
• Individual, Corporate & Matching Donations: Amanda Ober - email@example.com or 212.485.3153
• Sponsor Opportunities: Jon McEvoy - firstname.lastname@example.org or 212.485.3103
charity: water (charitywater.org) is a non-profit organization bringing clean, safe drinking water to people in developing nations. 100% of the money raised goes directly to project costs, funding sustainable clean water solutions in areas of greatest need. When projects are completed, charity: water proves each one with GPS coordinates and photos published publicly on Google Maps. In four years, charity: water has funded 3,196 water projects to serve nearly 1.5 million people in 17 countries with access to clean water.
Almost a billion people don’t have access to clean, safe drinking water. Unsafe water and lack of basic sanitation cause 80% of diseases and kill more people every year than all forms of violence, including war. Children are especially vulnerable, and women and children bear the heavy burden of water collection, walking miles every day to water sources that are likely to make them sick. Clean water projects coupled with sanitation can reduce disease rates by almost 50% and provide time, freedom and economic opportunity for areas in need.
NETWORK FOR TEACHING ENTRENEURSHIP
Too many young people today drop out of school and struggle to break the cycle of poverty. Since 1987, the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) has been inspiring young people to pursue educational opportunities, start their own businesses, and succeed in life.
By providing entrepreneurship education programs relevant to the real world, NFTE empowers students to own their educations in and out of the classroom and to find their own path to success. Hundreds of thousands of students have discovered opportunity all around them through entrepreneurship via thousands of certified educators worldwide. NFTE supports active programs in 21 states and 10 other countries through our network of program offices and licensed partners. Entrepreneurs are a powerful driver of economic growth and NFTE sows the seeds of innovation in students worldwide.
To learn how you can help students realize their potential, visit www.nfte.com.
More than 2.5 million American men and women have transitioned out of the military following service in Iraq and Afghanistan to date, with an additional 280,000 leaving the service each year. Nearly 70% of these veterans report that they were not contacted by a single institution in their community, a local non-profit or a house of worship. Only 51% report a smooth transition to civilian life, and 53% report the needs of their families are not being met.
Warrior Gateway connects individuals in the military community with organizations and programs (non-profit, government, educational or employment-related) in their neighborhood that are there to support them. By harnessing state-of-the art technology and community collaboration, today’s veterans can make better decisions about what service providers they can go to for help, and have a public forum to share their experiences about the quality and effectiveness of those services. For more information, please visit: www.warriorgateway.org.