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University of Washington Students Receive Hands-On Lesson in the Art of ‘Doing Good’ in the World through Philanthropy

  • Photo by Colette Cosner, UW Arts & Sciences Communications Specialist

  • Photo by Colette Cosner, UW Arts & Sciences Communications Specialist

  • Photo by Colette Cosner, UW Arts & Sciences Communications Specialist

  • Photo by Colette Cosner, UW Arts & Sciences Communications Specialist

  • Photo by Colette Cosner, UW Arts & Sciences Communications Specialist

  • Photo by Andie Long, Global Washington

On Tuesday, June 5, five Global Washington member non-profits received grants from students at the University of Washington for their global programs, ranging from $5,000 to $25,000.

The grant-making was part of a new course on philanthropy for social impact, taught by Stephen Meyers, assistant professor in the UW Department of Law, Societies, and Justice.

Funding for the grants was provided by the Philanthropy Lab, a private foundation that is dedicated to increasing philanthropy education at U.S. universities. Read More

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Mercy Corps

By Joanne Lu

Man in field.

In 2015 John Deere Foundation committed funds to support Mercy Corps’ work to increase household incomes of smallholder rice farmers in Indonesia. Photo Credit: Mercy Corps.

Over its nearly four-decade history, Mercy Corps has continuously expanded through private, public and civil society partnerships to “help people recover from disaster, build better lives and transform their communities for good.”

What started in 1979 as Save the Refugee Fund – a task force responding to the infamous Cambodian “Killing Fields” refugee crisis – steadily grew into the humanitarian aid giant that Mercy Corps is today. The organization now works in almost 40 countries, with programs spanning more than a dozen humanitarian and development sectors, and has even been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. Read More


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Outright Reacts to the United States Withdrawal from the UN Human Rights Council

Today, at a press conference held at the State Department, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations (UN) Nikki Haley announced the withdrawal of the United States from the United Nations Human Rights Council. The withdrawal marks the latest announcement in a concerning trend of US divestment from United Nations institutions and multilateral agreements including the 2017 defunding of the UN Population Fund and the withdrawal from the Paris Agreement on climate change mitigation.

Read more here: https://www.outrightinternational.org/content/outright-reacts-united-states-withdrawal-un-human-rights-council

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