ExxonMobil gives $10 million to fight malaria
May 06, 2013
Malaria is not something many people in the United States have to worry about. That is not the case if they travel to select nations, however, where the disease runs rampant and causes death and sickness among local populations. It is a major problem in some regions, and a number of nonprofits and foundations have taken note and are now fighting to prevent it.
For example, the ExxonMobil Foundation recently gave multiple grants to nonprofits that have pledged to stop the spread of malaria in a number of nations. Of the $10 million doled out, some of the grants went to the United Nations Foundation, UNICEF and the Medicines for Malaria Venture, among other groups. Moreover, numerous events were funded by ExxonMobil, such as the Malaria No More's World Malaria Day Concert and various soccer tournaments.
"Through our longstanding work in Africa, ExxonMobil has witnessed firsthand the devastating health and economic impacts of malaria," ExxonMobil Foundation president Suzanne McCarron said. "We are building on our efforts over the past 13 years to support innovative programs to stop the spread of this preventable disease and save lives."
The Foundation was created in 1955, then called the Esso Education Foundation, and has been involved in a number of focus areas, like gender equality, education initiatives and health projects.
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.