NEWS: Today, All Hands and Hearts – Smart Response announced they will be entering Puerto Rico to begin rebuild efforts after the devastation caused by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. The international disaster relief organization has initially committed to working in the area through at least 2019. The commitment to Puerto Rico is made possible by a donation of US $400,000 from The Radcliffe Foundation, led by international philanthropist Frank Giustra, who saw the needs first-hand while visiting Puerto Rico this week with All Hands and Hearts Co-Founder and Vice Chair, Petra Nemcova.
Enhancing the lives of children and families.
The Radcliffe Foundation supports a wide variety of local initiatives aimed at educating young people and helping people who face disadvantages. These initiatives include the Boys Club Network in Vancouver (which offers at-risk youth face-to-face mentorship); Frank Giustra Business Scholarships (which assist deserving students enrolled in the Bachelor of Business program at Douglas College); the Sarah McLachlan School of Music (offering after-school music education at no cost to under-served kids in Vancouver); and Queen Elizabeth Scholars (supporting young entrepreneurs, public servants, community leaders, and academics).
NEWS: One year after it was formed and nine months after its official launch, the Global Refugee Sponsorship Initiative (GRSI) is pleased to announce that it is working closely with the governments of Argentina, Ireland, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom. Each of these countries has launched, or is in the process of developing, a community sponsorship program in support of refugee resettlement.
NEWS: The Global Refugee Sponsorship Initiative announced the launch of a global consultation process for a guidebook that will help governments and citizens develop community-based sponsorship programs to resettle refugees. The global refugee crisis is one of the world’s most pressing problems. The number of refugees today is higher than at any time since the Second World War. The scale and urgency of the situation requires innovative solutions.