Right to Dream: Right to Dream exists to provide talented, underprivileged children from all over West Africa with the opportunity to develop their talent and fulfill their potential. The Academy in Ghana was founded in 2000 and seeks to discover and nurture role models through education, sport and character development. This social enterprise has developed a sustainable talent development model that offers 100% scholarships to children aged 10 and above and provides them with facilities and resources to nurture their talent. Gramercy’s donations were put towards:
- Building a girls’ soccer field in Ghana.
- Sponsoring a 14 year old girl to play on the Ghana U-17 team, who will compete in the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in Costa Rica in March of 2014.
For more information on the Right to Dream, please visit: http://academy.righttodream.com/
In the past, Gramercy has sponsored other charities such as:
Hope for Poor Children Foundation: The foundation is dedicated to helping impoverished children and their families in the developing world, emphasizing self-help and personal responsibility. The Foundation focuses on basic necessities, especially safe drinking water and sanitation, health care and nutrition, and education, by supporting well-managed, effective organizations on the ground. The Foundation has no overhead or other expenses, and 100% of gifts received are deployed to benefit the poor. Recent grant recipients include:
- Catholic Medical Mission Board works collaboratively to provide quality healthcare services to people in need around the world. With the help of its volunteers, primarily medical professionals, the organization delivered millions of dollars’ worth of medical supplies.
- Helen Keller International works in 22 countries around the world to combat the causes and consequences of avoidable blindness and malnutrition, with simple proven programs. Their sponsored programs treat all forms of complications associated with vision. In addition, they distribute over 75 million Vitamin A capsules each year to poor children around the world, and have developed successful Homestead Food Production programs which provide nutrition, education, training, seedlings, starter animals and other resources to enable poor families to feed themselves and generate income through sales.
For more information on Hope for Poor Children Foundation, please visit: http://www.hopeforpoorchildren.org/how_we_fund.html
EMpower: EMpower is a not-for-profit organization that ties the resources of world-wide Emerging Markets (EM) professional with the vitality of grassroots, community-based social sector initiatives in developing countries. EMpower was created to provide “mezzanine” grants, that is, funding for community-based groups with at least several years’ experience and a track record of tested approaches. Such approaches include, for example, the direct support of local organizations working to improve the lives of marginalized youth in emerging market countries. EMpower’s mission is to provide disadvantaged young people in emerging market countries with the resources, skills, mentorship and opportunities to improve their lives and in-turn help better their families, communities, and the world around them. Since its inception in 2000, EMpower has had a strong group of core supporters who have served as its Board, including Robert Koenigsberger, Founder and Co-Managing Partner, Gramercy. Streamlined, transparent, and using a highly cost-effective grant-making model, EMpower gives 100% of funds raised from donors to their grantee partners.
For more information on EMpower, please visit: http://www.empowerweb.org/who-we-are/about-us/