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Matching Grant Through Global Giving Makes an Impact

9/12/2014

Matching Grant Through Global Giving Makes an Impact

9/12/2014

The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation issued a matching grant challenge of up to $100,000 through Global Giving to support innovative programs working to combat the Ebola outbreak. With the matching grant, more than $200,000 was raised in four days.

Several organizations sought support for their ideas and 10 organizations funded through leadership board and general Global Giving fund. The matching grant drew 736 unique donors. 

Here is a list of some of the programs and actions received support through this campaign, as reported by Global Giving.

West Point Women for Health and Development Organization (Liberia)

  • 903 persons served with chlorine and soap materials for sanitation
  • 150 persons evaluated
  • 75 days of awareness activities
  • 6 radio shows aired
  • 2,000 posters distributed
  • 15,000 flyers distributed
  • 2 training sessions

Imani House (Liberia)

  • 800 persons screened and treated
  • 55 community members trained
  • 2 radio announcements aired reaching 25,000 people
  • 12 communities reached my message with over 1,200 people in the communities reached

Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa (Liberia)

  • 2 training sessions with 36 persons trained for outreach and awareness
  • 8 radio shows reaching at least 1,000 people
  • Kakata (Liberia)
  • 1,000 pamphlets distributed
  • 170 community meetings held
  • 200 sanitation stations set up in four communities in 64 schools and churches
  • 136,000 people reached

Greatest Goal Ministries (Sierra Leone)

  • 56,000 pairs of gloves shipped
  • 20 ft container of hand sanitizer shipped to Sierra Leone
  • 40 ft container of bleach shipped to Sierra Leone
  • 17 communities in 11 cities and villages served

BRAC USA (Sierra Leone)

  • Equipped 400 community health workers (women) with:
    • 60 buckets for cleaning/sanitizing
    • 690 litres of chlorine
    • 11,650 hand gloves
    • 885 masks
    • 40 pairs of megaphones
  • 3 radio jingle messages produced
  • 20,000 information posters distributed
  • 2 banners with Ebola information displayed
  • 6 vehicles to transport workers hired
  • PSA’s have reached all seven districts of Sierra Leone

Develop Africa (Sierra Leone)

  • 400 households provided with soap and disinfectant
  • House to house educational campaign reaching about 1,600 people
  • 200 children provided relief meal at an Ebola sensitization and training event
  • 12,028 PPE’s provided

International Medical Corps

  • 35 PPE’s provided