NEID Giving Circles
2020 NEID Climate Justice Giving Circle Grantees
EarthSpark's mission: eradicate energy poverty. Our method: do the research and development on business mode...
2020 NEID Women’s Empowerment: Maternal and Reproductive Health Giving Circle Grantees
2019 NEID Climate and Health Giving Circle Grantees
The NEID Climate and Health Giving Circle spent its meetings learning about the intersection between climate and health and mainly discovered that while there are quite a few organizations and funders working at this intersection, few are aware of it. In addition, key interlocutors (doctors, teachers for example) are not educating the general public about the linkages. At the same time communication experts have found that people are more likely to change their attitudes and behavior with respect to climate change when health outcomes are linked to climate. The members of the Circle focused on this disconnect and explored ways to improve communication and education about climate and health. They ultimately made grants that in very different ways seek to address this gap. The three grants they chose included Gardens for Health, The Ground Truth Project and Community Environmental Monitor.
The majority of the world’s poor are farmers, yet millions are malnourished. In Rwanda, this disconnect between agriculture and nutrition i...
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2019 NEID Refugee Giving Circle Grantees
The NEID Refugee Circle was originally particularly interested in understanding refugee situations at border regions close to Europe and the US (Greece, Turkey, Mexico/Central America) and then began to focus - in the course of their learning journey - on both the plight of refugees in urban centers (as opposed to camps) and the urgent need to support refugee self-reliance in these settings. They also explored how refugees are currently supported here in the United States. The four grants this Circle’s members made were all designed to support refugee self-reliance in urban settings, but geographically included two US based organizations (working to provide refugees both job training and acculturation) and two international ones (working in Turkey with Syrian refugees and working in Uganda with Congolese refugees – in both cases supporting adoption of different types of work skills) The organizations receiving the grants include: Refugee Protection International, YARID, Beautiful Day and New England Arab American Organization.
For over 10 years NEID has been creating community among internationally focused donors across New England. Our mission is to convene and empower donors to help address the world’s big problems. Through strategic networking, educational opportunities, and information sharing we aim to spark donor action and collaboration. By coming together to share knowledge and experience, we become increasingly generous and committed philanthropists for global social change.
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