POVERTY ALLEVIATION

It all starts with empowering lives.

The Giustra Foundation focuses on programs aimed at addressing and replacing the effects of poverty, such as homelessness, unemployment, and other associated conditions that create great human suffering, with sustainable economic and personal self-sufficiency.

In Vancouver, the Giustra Foundation was an inaugural supporter of Streetohome, the first successful initiative to bring together stakeholders from business, nonprofit organizations, and governments with citizens in order to collaboratively address the needs of the most marginalized people in the community: those living on the streets. Streetohome, in collaboration with all the stakeholders, was able to prompt a long-term plan to address homelessness, as well as create thousands of housing units for people without a home.

Through supporting the creation of the Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership, Giustra has also sought to address chronic poverty in the developing world by creating sustainable social enterprises in agricultural supply chains, forging distribution chains for women entrepreneurs, and providing market-based skills training. People from disadvantaged communities who obtain gainful employment do not merely lift themselves out of poverty in a dignified way; they elevate entire communities.

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    Inside My Heart premieres Spring 2019

    Sign up below in the comment box to learn more about the film, campaign and ongoing work of The Giustra Foundation to support refugees. Inside My Heart Feature Documentary Film A film by Canadian Director Debra Kellner, produced by Frank Giustra, Serge Lalou, and Richard Copans. At the peak of the refugee and migrant crisis, three […]

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    All Hands and Hearts – Smart Response Enters Puerto Rico with a Major Commitment from Radcliffe Foundation

    NEWS: 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.

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News Release: Hundreds of refugees to settle in Canada by year’s end after receipt of $3.5 million in donations ensures community sponsorship spaces are filled

OTTAWA, ONTARIO [November 14, 2018] – 685 refugees will be settled in 49 Canadian communities by the end of this year thanks to the rapid combined efforts of sponsors, private donors, and government. More than 150 sponsoring groups from across Canada have stepped forward since August to sponsor refugees, after a handful of philanthropic leaders […]

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Frank Giustra’s Foundation Educates on Global Refugee Crisis with New Film, Inside My Heart

News Canadian philanthropist Frank Giustra and his foundation, The Radcliffe Foundation, will host the premiere of his new film Inside My Heart alongside Canadian director Debra Kellner, in Ottawa on Monday May 7th.

In 2015, I stood on a beach in Greece helping terrified and near-frozen refugees as they lurched out of a flimsy plastic boat filled with water. For them, this moment was one more step away from a devastating conflict that had ripped apart their world.