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'Global Goal: Unite for Our Future,' Global Citizen and the European Commission Mobilize $1.5 Billion in Cash Grants, and $5.4 Billion in Loans and Guarantees to Combat the Disproportionate Impact of COVID-19 on Vulnerable and Disadvantaged Communities

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  • Global Goal: Unite for Our Future—The Concert Broadcast Special Aired Saturday, June 27, 2020 Following Global Goal: Unite for Our Future—The Summit 
  • $1.5 Billion to Address Both the Health-Related Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic as well as the Broader Effects of the Pandemic on Those Living In Poverty; $5.4 Billion in Loans and Guarantees Committed by the European Commission and the European Investment Bank to Support the World’s Most Fragile Economies; 250 Million Vaccine Doses to be Made Available to the World's Poorest Countries
  • Financial and Political Support From 40 Governments, Including all G7 Member States and key Intergovernmental Bodies – European Union, United Nations, the African Union and ECOWAS – to Promote Equitable Distribution of COVID-19 Tests, Treatments and Vaccines Worldwide
  • Hosted by Dwayne Johnson Global Goal: ‘Unite for Our Future—The Concert’ Included Performances from Chloe x Halle, Christine and the Queens, Coldplay, For Love Choir, J Balvin, Jennifer Hudson, J’Nai Bridges with Gustavo Dudamel, Los Angeles Philharmonic & YOLA (Youth Orchestra Los Angeles), Justin Bieber and Quavo, Lin-Manuel Miranda and select members of the Original Broadway Production of HAMILTON with Jimmy Fallon & The Roots, Miley Cyrus, Shakira, Usher and Yemi Alade
  • ‘Unite for Our Future—The Concert’ Included Appearances by Antoni Porowski, Billy Porter, Charlize Theron, Chris Rock, David Beckham, Derrick Johnson, Diane Kruger, Forest Whitaker, Hugh Jackman, Ken Jeong, Kerry Washington, Naomi Campbell, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Olivia Colman, Opal Tometi, Salma Hayek Pinault and more
  • Campaign Supported by Foundation Partners Bloomberg Philanthropies, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Wellcome Trust, and Corporate Partners Citi, Procter & Gamble, SAP, Verizon and Vodafone
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  • Global Goal: Unite for Our Future—The Concert Broadcast Special Aired Saturday, June 27, 2020 Following Global Goal: Unite for Our Future—The Summit 
  • $1.5 Billion to Address Both the Health-Related Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic as well as the Broader Effects of the Pandemic on Those Living In Poverty; $5.4 Billion in Loans and Guarantees Committed by the European Commission and the European Investment Bank to Support the World’s Most Fragile Economies; 250 Million Vaccine Doses to be Made Available to the World's Poorest Countries
  • Financial and Political Support From 40 Governments, Including all G7 Member States and key Intergovernmental Bodies – European Union, United Nations, the African Union and ECOWAS – to Promote Equitable Distribution of COVID-19 Tests, Treatments and Vaccines Worldwide
  • Hosted by Dwayne Johnson Global Goal: ‘Unite for Our Future—The Concert’ Included Performances from Chloe x Halle, Christine and the Queens, Coldplay, For Love Choir, J Balvin, Jennifer Hudson, J’Nai Bridges with Gustavo Dudamel, Los Angeles Philharmonic & YOLA (Youth Orchestra Los Angeles), Justin Bieber and Quavo, Lin-Manuel Miranda and select members of the Original Broadway Production of HAMILTON with Jimmy Fallon & The Roots, Miley Cyrus, Shakira, Usher and Yemi Alade
  • ‘Unite for Our Future—The Concert’ Included Appearances by Antoni Porowski, Billy Porter, Charlize Theron, Chris Rock, David Beckham, Derrick Johnson, Diane Kruger, Forest Whitaker, Hugh Jackman, Ken Jeong, Kerry Washington, Naomi Campbell, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Olivia Colman, Opal Tometi, Salma Hayek Pinault and more
  • Campaign Supported by Foundation Partners Bloomberg Philanthropies, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Wellcome Trust, and Corporate Partners Citi, Procter & Gamble, SAP, Verizon and Vodafone

Diaper Need: A Growing Problem During a Global Pandemic

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Since the coronavirus pandemic began, people have been loading their pantries with household staples like toilet paper, paper towels, wipes, diapers and hand sanitizer. This panic buying — sometimes even hoarding — has depleted store shelves and disrupted supply chains. It’s also exacerbated a growing problem in the United States: diaper need.

$20,000 Donation Helps Wisconsin's Dairy Farmers and Families in Need

Alliant Energy Foundation gives food banks cash to spend on dairy products
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MADISON, Wis., June 16, 2020 /3BL Media/ – In conjunction with National Dairy Month, the Alliant Energy Foundation announces a $20,000 donation to two Wisconsin food banks that will benefit dairy farmers and communities throughout “America’s Dairyland.” 

Northern Trust Commits US$20 Million to Reduce Opportunity Gap

New Global Philanthropic Focus Unveiled
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CHICAGO, June 16, 2020 /3BL Media/- Northern Trust announced on June 15, 2020 it would provide US$20 million over 5 years to expand access to resources that address essential human needs—food, housing, healthcare and education—to bridge the gap that threatens the broader prosperity of our society.

Facing Layoffs and Uncertainty, Floridians Reach Out for Help

Duke Energy donates $1 million to COVID-19 relief in Florida to help pay housing and utility costs
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Like many service organizations, the Heart of Florida United Way has been flooded with an increase in requests for help during the pandemic.

At times their call volumes reached four times the average, said Ashley Blasewitz, SVP of donor and volunteer experiences, as many as 3,000 calls for help in a day.

“Each,” she said, “is a person who is stressed out, anxious, tense and trying to figure out what they’re going to do.”

Watch: Schneider Electric Employees in India Support Their Country's COVID Relief Effort

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Schneider Electric Foundation mission

The Schneider Electric Foundation supports innovative and forward-looking initiatives to give as many people as possible the energy they need to succeed. Ever optimistic, the Schneider Electric Foundation aims to help build a fairer, lower-carbon society to give future generations the keys to transform our world.

Boosting the Impact of Social Purpose Leaders

Nonprofit organization GRAVIS receives this year's American Express Leadership Academy Alumni Award in recognition of its work in India's Thar Desert
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To continue backing the communities we serve around the world, including the nonprofit leaders who are helping drive positive change, American Express today announced the recipient of the 2020 American Express Leadership Academy Alumni Award: Prakash Tyagi, executive director of the India-based NGO, GRAVIS. The organization works to expand access to clean water, food, education and healthcare in rural communities in the Thar Desert.

Roll by Goodyear to Donate 100 Meals Through Feeding America for Every Tire Sold

A donation will be made for every tire purchased through Roll by Goodyear between now and June 30 in greater Philadelphia, Washington, D.C. areas
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AKRON, Ohio, May 26, 2020 /3BL Media/ – To help alleviate the pressures America’s food banks are facing to supply meals to communities impacted by COVID-19, Roll by Goodyear, an innovative new tire buying and installation provider in the greater Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. markets, will donate the cost equivalency of 100 meals to Feeding America for every tire sold. This donation will apply to all tires purchased through www.rollbygoodyear.com or at any Roll location through June 30, 2020. 

Virtually Experience the Porter Novelli Purpose Summit

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The COVID‐19 crisis is accelerating the transformation of business – one that solidifies the private sector mandate of a stakeholder‐first, rather than shareholder‐only, mentality. We’ve kept a pulse on this shift, brand action and stakeholder expectations, revealing that 75% of the U.S. public believes business must take action to protect employees, care for communities and support front-line workers in the fight against COVID‐19. Companies who have rapidly and authentically met this expectation demonstrate Purpose – at its finest.

Everything You Need to Know About the COVID-19 Nigeria Solidarity Support Fund

The fund is looking to raise $50 million for the country’s coronavirus relief efforts.
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Why Global Citizens Should Care

The global COVID-19 pandemic has had a massive impact, with millions of people losing their incomes and food security, while many countries’ health systems are overwhelmed. Nigeria — the most populous nation in Africa — has fragile health systems and 100 million Nigerians don’t have access to the basic sanitation needed to tackle the pandemic. You can join us here to take actions that support the global response to COVID-19.

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Why Global Citizens Should Care

The global COVID-19 pandemic has had a massive impact, with millions of people losing their incomes and food security, while many countries’ health systems are overwhelmed. Nigeria — the most populous nation in Africa — has fragile health systems and 100 million Nigerians don’t have access to the basic sanitation needed to tackle the pandemic. You can join us here to take actions that support the global response to COVID-19.

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