Ways The Foundation Impacts Other Globally

The mission of the Foundation has always been: Working to transform lives, locally, nationally and globally. While we focus more on local and national charitable entities, since its inception, 12% of our donated funds have gone to global charities, for a total of $386,330.

We have touched 26 countries, including most recently, help and support for the people of Ukraine. In other countries the Foundation has donated to charitable organizations getting food, water and medical supplies to those in need, disaster relief, educational help for children living in poor and underserved towns and rural areas and organizations helping with shelter needs.

As Bill Gates famously asked, “Is the rich world aware of how four billion of the six billion [people on the planet] live”?

THE SAD FACTS:

  • 736 million people live in extreme poverty. But...

    • ....most people in the world live in poverty: 85% live on less than $30 per day; 66% on less than $10/day and 10% on less than $1.90/day

    • ....and if you look beyond income to people experiencing deprivation in health, education and living standards, 1.3 billion people in 107 developing countries are multidimensionally poor

  •  822 million people are hungry worldwide

    • Over 2 billion people lack regular access to safe, nutritious and sufficient food

  • The UN estimates that 1.6 billion people worldwide live in inadequate housing conditions

    •  Globally, 15 million people are forcefully evicted every year

    •  The rise in homelessness in the last 10 years is termed “alarming” by the UN

    • At the UN’s 58th session of the Commission for Social Development in 2020, one of the Commission’s “priority themes” was “Affordable housing and social protection for all to address homelessness”

  • An estimated 2.5 billion people (more than 35% of the world’s population) lack access to improved sanitation; and 785 million people drink unsafe water or travel more than 30 minutes for safe water.

  • One billion people live without electricity and hundreds of millions more live with unreliable or expensive power.

Stats are from World Vision, the UN and the Borgen Project

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE GOALS

The United Nations created “The 17 Sustainable Development Goals” as part of its 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which was adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015. The goals are a “blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future”. The goals recognize that “ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality and spur economic growth”. We are now 8 years away from the year the United Nations Member States committed to reaching these goals.

 

Since 2012, the Foundation has focused its global outreach on Goals 1, 2 3, 4, and 6, while also understanding that gender inequality (Goal 5) can bring about poverty and many other social issues. The Foundation has annually donated to Opportunity International, for instance, since one of OI’s missions is to empower women entrepreneurs through innovative financial services, training and support, helping women to create small businesses so they can take care of their families and communities.

Some of the organizations the Foundation has supported include organizations working globally on the UN’s 17 Goals:

  • Americares

  • charity:water

  • Doctors Without Borders

  • Feed My Starving Children

  • Matthew 25 Ministries 

  • Naomi’s Heart Mission

  • Opportunity International

  • One Million Wells

  • Potter’s House

  • Regional Reclaim Ministries

  • Save the Children

  • Team Rubicon

  • USO

  • World Relief

  • World Vision

 

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