NCG member the Ford Foundation announced recently it was making $500,000 in grants to support disaster relief and recovery in Nepal, where the foundation has supported development work for over 60 years.
“We are deeply concerned for the well-being of millions of Nepalis whose lives have been so profoundly affected by this disaster,” said Darren Walker, president of the Ford Foundation. “With these grants we express our solidarity with the people of Nepal, and with the courageous organizations working to help them.”
Walker said the grants would support both immediate relief and strengthen Nepali organizations that will be critical to longer-term recovery.
Immediate grants include:
- $100,000 to Save the Children for immediate relief work, especially focused in remote areas of Nepal where aid is hard to reach
- $250,000 to The Asia Foundation for grants to local Nepali partners responding to longer-term rebuilding efforts, with a special focus on psychosocial and education support for marginalized and vulnerable communities
- $150,000 to the TEWA Foundation for its work across Nepal in support of grassroots women’s organizations who will be on the frontlines of community recovery