Gillian Yeoh, senior program manager of Give2Asia is responsible for managing the funding for the Japan relief efforts through Give2Asia. Since last March 11, 2011, Give2Asia has raised over $5.7M and funded 15 nonprofit projects in the Tohoku area of Japan.
Give2Asia is the funding agency for One Year After http://www.musicatmsj.org/oneyearafter
The Grant Thornton Foundation donated $101,954 to the Red Cross relief efforts for victims of the Japan earthquake and Pacific tsunami.
Southern California Managing Partner Joel Anik presented the check to the board of directors of the Greater Los Angeles chapter of the Red Cross during their board meeting last week.
“I’m proud of our Grant Thornton personnel who, in the face of tough economic times, are still willing and consider it a privilege to help others in need,” said Anik. “With the donations of other Grant Thornton member firm personnel who have donated to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies through the GTInet link, I am confident the entire Grant Thornton organization will make a big difference in the lives of the people of Japan.”
An original $51,954 donation by Grant Thornton employees was matched with a $50,000 donation from the foundation.
“On behalf of the American Red Cross, I would like to thank the employees of Grant Thornton for their generous contribution towards the feeding, sheltering of those affected by the earthquake and ensuing tsunami in Japan,” said Red Cross spokesperson Paul Schulz. “Your gift is making the long term recovery of thousands of people possible.”
March 28, 2011
Statement on Emergency Response in Japan
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s thoughts are with the people of Japan in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake and tsunami that struck on March 11, 2011.
On March 23, 2011, the foundation provided a $1 million grant to Mercy Corps to provide emergency response to earthquake and tsunami-affected communities.
Mercy Corps has been working with its longstanding partner in Japan, Peace Winds, which responded within hours of the disaster. Peace Winds was able to get emergency supplies — including large shelters, tents, blankets, instant rice, and fresh produce — to families in devastated areas. It continues to expand the scope of its emergency services at the community level.
While the emergency in Japan falls outside the typical scope of the foundation’s Emergency Response grantmaking, the magnitude of the crisis called for a response.
The foundation will continue to monitor the situation.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Guided by the belief that every life has equal value, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation works to help all people lead healthy, productive lives. In developing countries, it focuses on improving people’s health and giving them the chance to lift themselves out of hunger and extreme poverty. In the United States, it seeks to ensure that all people—especially those with the fewest resources—have access to the opportunities they need to succeed in school and life. Based in Seattle, Washington, the foundation is led by CEO Jeff Raikes and Co-chair William H. Gates Sr., under the direction of Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett.