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WMS Research Libguides: Unit 2 Charities

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Charity Organizations


What issues mean the most to you? Choose 3 charity types that interest you.


Celebrity Charitable Foundations


Bono (ONE--$37.5 BILLION in health and poverty initiatives)
TI (Tip Harris, ATL affordable housing, Alzheimers)
Rihanna (Clara Lionel Foundation)
Malcolm Mitchell (UGA wide receiver, literacy)
LeBron James (LeBron James Family Foundation: "I Promise" school, Wheels for Education technology boot camp)
Steph Curry (Nothing But Nets:  Mosquito nets)

Pharrell Williams (From One Hand to AnOTHER: ed, creative, social programs for young people)

Emma Watson (HeForShe--gender equality for UN Women)

George Lucas (George Lucas Educational Foundation:  Edutopia and Lucas Education Research, integrating technology in education)

Killer Mike (Mike Render, Atlanta High Museum board of directors member, Bank Black, Black Teens for Advancement, Atlanta/Fulton Commission on Children)

Jennifer Lopez (Lopez Family Foundation: Telemedicine centers for underserved women and children)

Charlize Theron (Charlize Theron Africa Outreach--connects community organizations in Africa to tools they need.)

Michael J. Fox (Foundation for Parkinson's Research, funded $700 million in research)

Leonardo DiCaprio (Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation: conservation and climate change projects)

Beyonce (Beygood: highlighting homeless charities, scholarship efforts, disaster relief housing)

Hugh Jackman (Laughing Man Foundation:  Promotes progressive education and improving health standards for Ethiopia via coffee)

Matt Damon (H20 Africa Foundation,

Michael Jordan (James R. Jordan Boys and Girls Club in Chicago)

Eva Longoria (Eva Longoria Foundation: Help Latinas build better futures through education and entrepreneurship:  mentoring, parent classes, STEM courses, loans).

Elton John (Elton John AIDS Foundation:  HIV awareness, research, access to medical care and treatment)

George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Don Cheadle (Not On Our Watch: raising visibility and awareness of crises from Darfur to Burma).

Oprah Winfrey (Angel Network: builds homes for Habitat, schools across the world)

Mark Wahlberg (Mark Wahlberg Foundation for inner-city youth programs)

Angelina Jolie (USA for UNHCR, to help refugees)

John Legend (Show Me Campaign: breaking the cycle of poverty through education)

Charity Evaluation


Get a report of how well each charity spends your donation dollars.  What percentage of your contributions actually goes to solve the problem?


Look to the Stars

Charity Look to the Stars

Type in your favorite celebrity's name to see what causes they support. Then check it against Charity Navigator (the link above: Charity Navigator).

Superheros of Human Rights