Africa’s Richest Man Pledges Millions to Build Health Centers in Nigeria

Africa’s Richest Man Pledges Millions to Build Health Centers in Nigeria

Jul 16

Earlier this month, news broke that Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, has pledged to build 11 new health centers in Kano, a large state in Nigeria’s Northwestern region. This contribution is part of a long-term effort to eradicate polio from the region, while promoting wellness and improving primary health care in Kano. According to the Daily Post Nigeria, Dangote, who is chairman of the...

Forbes Asia Announces its 48 Heroes of Philanthropy

Forbes Asia Announces its 48 Heroes of Philanthropy

Jul 14

Forbes Asia recently announced its annual “48 Heroes of Philanthropy,” a special report that recognizes prominent philanthropists, innovators, and humanitarians. Explains Forbes, “For the eighth straight year we spotlight notable philanthropists in the Asia-Pacific region, especially those who just made news in the past year by launching new and innovative projects. The 48-member honor roll...

400 Paws to Focus on Animals Most in Need

400 Paws to Focus on Animals Most in Need

Jul 09

A new non-profit charity in Florida, 400 Paws Inc., is set on granting thousands of dollars to area animal shelters and rescues. The goal of the group is to get animals healthy and into permanent homes. Kim Cheney, the president and founder, started the charity earlier this year. It’s based in Escambia County but reaches out to Okaloosa, Santa Rosa and Walton counties as well. The group is...

Singer and Philanthropist Katy Perry is One of Forbes’ ‘Most Powerful Celebrities’

Singer and Philanthropist Katy Perry is One of Forbes’ ‘Most Powerful Celebrities’

Jul 07

You might be familiar with American singer Katy Perry for her mark on contemporary pop culture, but did you know that she is also a dedicated philanthropist? The young singer recently made Forbes’ list of the “Most Powerful Celebrities,” for her massive earnings as a musician, and is commended for her ongoing commitment to charity work in addition to entertainment. As of June 2014, Perry’s...

4 Fantastic LGBT Charities

4 Fantastic LGBT Charities

Jun 30

“All…people, regardless of sexual orientation or identity, deserve a safe and supportive environment in which to achieve their full potential.” – Harvey Milk June marks the celebration of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) Pride, an annual month-long observance of LGBT history, culture, and progress towards gaining equal rights. In honor of LGBT Pride, here are four incredible nonprofit...

Philanthropic People: Warren Buffett

Philanthropic People: Warren Buffett

Jun 13

Warren Buffett is undeniably one of the most generous, most widely known philanthropists in the world. From processing each and every written donation request the old fashioned way, to inspiring other billionaires to give the majority of their wealth to charity, Buffett has worked hard throughout his lifetime to help shape the world for the better. We have written about his philanthropic...