The Ford Foundation gives $1 million to Yad Vashem
July 02, 2013
A lot of the time, foundations make donations to nonprofits to fund innovative new projects or expand their reach to different regions. However, sometimes their generosity is to complete a variety of goals, like keeping up buildings or other sites so people can enjoy them into the future.
The Ford Foundation recently gave $1 million to Yad Vashem so that trees planted in remembrance of the Holocaust could be preserved, according to JTA. Called the Righteous Among the Nations trees, the grant was announced close to the planting's 50th anniversary. Around 2,000 trees were planted in Jerusalem to honor the citizens and troops who rescued prisoners during World War II.
"May this space honoring the Righteous Among the Nations stand for centuries to come as a reminder that each of us has a responsibility to act in the face of injustice," noted Ford Foundation President Luis Ubinas, as quoted by the news source.
The Ford Foundation has long been involved in various human rights aims. A recent analysis of donations by the Foundation Center and the International Human Rights Funders Group revealed that in 2010, the Ford Foundation dedicated that largest amount of money to charities and projects in this sphere.
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