Submitted by: Global Impact
Posted: Sep 20, 2011 – 12:46 PM EST
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sep. 20 /CSRwire/ - Global Impact, whose mission is to assure help for the world’s most vulnerable people, announced today the launch of the Relief and Development Accelerator Fund, a new matching fund to advance giving and awareness for worldwide health programs.
The commitment was announced at the 2011 Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting. Established in 2005 by President Bill Clinton, the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) convenes global leaders to devise and implement innovative solutions to some of the world’s most pressing challenges. The CGI Annual Meeting is held each September in New York City.
“Global Impact is proud to launch the Relief and Development Accelerator Fund with such a prestigious group,” said Renée S. Acosta, President and CEO, Global Impact. “The Fund will provide previously unfunded, targeted financial contributions to identify and improve international programs for women and girls, food security, education, and other issue areas that represent the greatest potential to sustainably promote physical and mental well being.”
The Relief and Development Accelerator Fund is a new initiative that will support Global Impact’s alliance of 58 U.S.-based international charities. Global Impact charities must meet established criteria to be eligible to compete for the $1.2 million and must report regularly on the measured success of the programs funded. The competitive funding process is open to all charity partners who meet established criteria by January 2012.
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About the Clinton Global Initiative
Established in 2005 by President Bill Clinton, the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) convenes global leaders to devise and implement innovative solutions to some of the world’s most pressing challenges. Since 2005, CGI Annual Meetings have brought together nearly 150 current and former heads of state, 18 Nobel Prize laureates, hundreds of leading CEOs, heads of foundations, major philanthropists, directors of the most effective nongovernmental organizations, and prominent members of the media. These CGI members have made more than 2,000 commitments, which have already improved the lives of 300 million people in more than 180 countries. When fully funded and implemented, these commitments will be valued in excess of $63 billion. The 2011 Annual Meeting will take place Sept. 20-22 in New York City.
This year, CGI also convened CGI America, a meeting focused on developing ideas for driving economic growth in the United States. The CGI community also includes CGI U, which hosts an annual meeting for undergraduate and graduate students, and CGI Lead, which engages a select group of young CGI members for leadership development and collective commitment-making. For more information, visit www.clintonglobalinitiative.org.
About Global Impact
Global Impact raises funds to meet critical humanitarian needs around the world. The organization funds more than 70 U.S.-based international charities through innovative partnerships and employee giving programs, and provides solutions to meet the unique giving needs of organizations and donors. In addition, Global Impact distributes charitable donations for some of America’s top corporations and administers two of the world’s largest workplace giving campaigns: the Combined Federal Campaign of the National Capital Area and the Combined Federal Campaign-Overseas. Since 1956, Global Impact has generated more than $1.5 billion to assure help for the world’s most vulnerable people.
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