Refugee Crisis
Radcliffe Foundation, IKEA Foundation, Libra Group and The Coca-Cola Company Announce €4 million in Seed Funding to Address Critical Needs of Refugees, and Disadvantaged Greeks

NEWS: Ascend, a new philanthropic initiative, was announced yesterday at the Concordia Europe Summit in Athens. Initial funding commitments include provision of humane shelter for displaced people with a focus on unaccompanied minors, community programming including provision of food, medical care, psycho-social services, and vocational training for refugees and Greeks struggling with the ongoing economic crisis.

Frank Giustra: Direct Impact Philanthropy

H&L Magazine: Sitting in the most amicable of dragon’s dens with panoramic views of the snow-capped mountains and bustling harbour from the 31st floor of his Fiore Group of Companies in Vancouver, CEO Frank Giustra is as down-to-earth as he is resolute. The 59-year-old billionaire philanthropist and businessman made his fortune transforming Yorkton Securities into a major force in the world of international mining finance for which he became president and later CEO; founded Lions Gate Entertainment in 1997, and is a major shareholder in Thunderbird Films. Giustra is passionate, pragmatic and opinionated.

Radcliffe Foundation and Vancouver International Film Festival create call to action for refugee crisis

Georgia Straight: In response to the refugee crisis, Lionsgate Entertaiment founder and Radcliffe Foundation president Frank Giustra took action. At a news conference at the Vancouver International Film Centre on September 7, he explained that the organization, which he founded in 1997, is developing solutions “to address some of the issues in what is really the biggest crisis of our generation”.

PM Justin Trudeau's Remarks at the United Nations – recognizes Frank Giustra and the work of the Radcliffe Foundation

PM Justin Trudeau’s Remarks at the United Nations: Canadians are not just engaged at home. Abroad, Canadian business leaders like Frank Giustra have done amazing work to make it easier for vulnerable migrants to find a place to live. Last November, Frank went to Lesbos in Greece and to help set up a reception centre to offer shelter for 1500 refugees arriving by sea. He went back just last March with members of Vancouver’s search and rescue team to help the local authorities save more lives

Radcliffe Foundation Partners with Clooney Foundation for Justice

Clooney Foundation for Justice: The Clooney Foundation for Justice has launched a private sector initiative designed to educate all out-of-school children in Lebanon, including Syrian refugees. Google.Org, Virgin Unite, the Radcliffe Foundation, and the SABIS® Foundation are among the founding partners who, along with the Clooney Foundation, are contributing funding and resources to the initiative.

PSA – Refugee Crisis Film Competition

Video: Sarah McLachlan details the Refugee Crisis Film competition presented by The Radcliffe Foundation, in collaboration with the Vancouver International Film Festival. The competition will award a $20,000 prize for a short 'call-to-action' film that empowers us to take action on the global refugee crisis.