• Seeds of philanthropy growing in Romania

    The Association for Community Relations, a non-governmental organization located in Cluj-Napoca, helps develop, strengthen and promote philanthropy in Romania, a formerly communist country of 22.3 million people in southeastern Europe.

  • Environmental leader discusses Equator Principles

    Michelle Chan-Fishel, coordinator of the Green Investments Program at Friends of the Earth-USA (FoE) in San Francisco discusses in an interview with the Foundation issues related to the Equator Principles and FoE’s interest in the field of private finance reform.

  • Museum preserves South Africa’s pre-apartheid history

    Valmont Layne, director of the District Six Museum, a Mott grantee in Cape Town, South Africa, shares in an interview with the Foundation his views about life in District Six and the ways life changed after residents were forcefully resettled elsewhere.

  • Banks endorsing Equator Principles

    The Equator Principles, named for the large geographic region below the equator where developers traditionally had focused little attention on the social and environmental impacts of their projects, are modeled after policies and guidelines used by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) — the arm of the World Bank Group that lends money to the private sector.

  • Organizing brings social entrepreneurship to New Orleans

    Developing new solutions to community problems — often referred to as “social entrepreneurship” — is a long-standing practice of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now. The New Orleans chapter has successfully used such strategies in seeking the expansion of immunization programs for low-income children, as well as improvements to school safety throughout the city.