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Women in Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Economic Development Program in Rwanda Secure Largest Commercial Deal Yet with The Marriott Hotel
Women in Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Economic Development program secured a major deal for the women participating in the business training program with the Marriott International’s first hotel in Rwanda. This signals that the women who have been provided business training through Bloomberg Philanthropies have now entered into Rwanda’s growing hospitality, crafts, and agriculture industry on a larger scale.
Bloomberg Philanthropies Expands Women’s Economic Development Program in Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo with Renewed $10 Million Gift to the Relationship Coffee Institute
At the Bloomberg Philanthropies U.S.-Africa Business Forum, the foundation announced it will invest an additional $10 million to expand the organization’s women’s economic development program in Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Through a grant to the Relationship Coffee Institute, a nonprofit dedicated to improving the livelihoods of rural Rwandan women coffee farmers through training and market access, more women will be able to benefit and participate in Africa’s economic growth.
Bloomberg Philanthropies, King Baudouin Foundation, and Foundation Center Launch a Data Portal to Map, Share, and Expand Philanthropic Resources
Bloomberg Philanthropies, King Baudouin Foundation, and Foundation Center have announced the launch of Equal Footing, a data portal of philanthropic resources that includes research, maps detailing funding activities, and case studies. By providing these knowledge tools, Equal Footing enables users to see what types of development projects are underway, what solutions have had a measurable impact, and what needs are currently underserved. As a result, philanthropists, NGOs, and others will be able to learn, collaborate with each other, and leverage resources for maximum impact.
A gathering of high-profile dignitaries will be among more than 1,000 people on hand to take part in the dedication of The Johns Hopkins Hospital’s new $1.1 billion, state-of-the-art facility. The ceremony marks completion of one of the nation’s largest hospital construction projects, which features the Sheikh Zayed Cardiovascular and Critical Care Tower and The Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children’s Center.
Bloomberg Philanthropies, NoVo Foundation and Women for Women International Pledge Multimillion-Dollar Commitment to Critical Women’s Economic Empowerment Programs
In a public ceremony today at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) annual meeting in New York, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, President Bill Clinton, philanthropists Peter and Jennifer Buffett and Women for Women International founder Zainab Salbi launched a joint, $24 million commitment to support the economic empowerment of over 100,000 women and girls in the next three years.