$40 million given to combat obesity
April 16, 2013
Millions of people grapple with their weight each year. Individuals from different backgrounds and of all ages are trying to become healthier, and nonprofits are helping them along by educating them about eating better and exercising more.
The Laura and John Arnold Foundation (LJAF) recently committed $40 million to the Nutrition Science Initiative (NuSI) to be put toward three experiments aiming to discover concrete links between diet, obesity and a number of diseases. This comes on the heels of an April 2012 LJAF-given $5 million grant to NuSI to fund various initiatives.
"Laura and John Arnold are dedicated to promoting efforts which seek to discover reliable and valid scientific evidence to solve critical problems in our society," LJAF president Denis Calabrese noted. "We believe that NuSI's innovative and transparent model for research will yield necessary answers to drive lasting and positive social impact."
LJAF has dedicated itself to a number of focus areas in which it hopes to make a difference. These realms include criminal justice, K-12 education, public accountability and research integrity, among numerous other initiatives.
Organizations that are providing funds for multiple nonprofit programs might find it easier to manage their large-scale efforts with fundraising management programs that can account for funds as they are disbursed to recipients.