Research shows that when women have control over their incomes, they invest in the health, education and well-being of their families. They also tend to reach out to propel other women forward, creating a powerful multiplier effect that benefits all of society.
Walmart and the Walmart Foundation use philanthropy to complement Walmart’s business initiatives as well as the efforts of others in civil society, business, and government to drive systemic improvements in economic opportunity, supply chain sustainability, and community resilience.
The problems being addressed are both large scale and complex, but Walmart believes that by working with their grantees and collaborators from the private sector, they can lead the way in driving significant, lasting change.
Kathleen McLaughlin, President of the Walmart Foundation shares how the Foundation is helping create economic opportunity through providing funding to workforce development boards in ten communities across the U.S. to develop and test new innovative ways to help workers in the retail sector advance in their career.
40 Nonprofit Organizations Will Use Funds to Address Urban Challenges Ranging from Affordable Housing to Environmental Sustainability and Infrastructure
NEW YORK, MAY 18, 2016 /3BL Media/ – The Citi Foundation announced today that 40 nonprofit organizations have been selected as inaugural recipients of the Community Progress Makers Fund, a $20 million grant initiative to support visionary nonprofit organizations in their efforts to establish new approaches to long-standing urban economic challenges in the United States – including economic development, environment sustainability, urban infrastructure, and affordable housing.
PRO Neighborhoods will invest in collaborative partnerships, innovative data-driven ideas to revitalize neighborhoods left behind by the recovery
WASHINGTON, D.C., April 5, 2016 /3BL Media/ – JPMorgan Chase & Co. today launched PRO Neighborhoods, a $125 million, five-year initiative to identify and support solutions for creating economic opportunity in disadvantaged neighborhoods around the country. The new initiative will invest in collaborative partnerships and innovative financial solutions to revitalize neighborhoods by growing small businesses, creating health and social service facilities, improving access to affordable housing and collecting better data to study changing neighborhood demographics.
August 4, 2015 /3BL Media/ - The natural resources that Freeport-McMoRan produces are essential to the world’s economies. As population growth and urbanization continue to accelerate, Freeport-McMoRan’s products are critical to a rising standard of living on a global scale. The foundation of Freeport-McMoRan’s plans for production growth and resource expansion is their commitment to join with stakeholders in working toward sustainable development.
Two-Year Campaign Will Engage Businesses in Community Wellness
WASHINGTON, April 7, 2015 /3BL Media/ - The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation today announced a two-year initiative to engage the American business community on the overlap of health and economic opportunity. The “Better Health through Economic Opportunity” campaign will be made possible through a $1.7 million grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
by Tae Yoo, Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Cisco
At first glance, the numbers seem staggering. Global mobile phone penetration is 96 percent. In sub-Saharan Africa, where 47 percent of the population lives on less than $1.25 a day, mobile data use is expected to grow twentyfold by the end of 2019, according to a June 2014 mobility study by Ericsson.