Third Quarter Impact:

For the ​​​​third quarter of 201​7, FT Cares Foundation impacted ​26 organizations totaling $​​​​​​54,008.81.

Impact May 2017: Global Action

May 201​8 donations will be posted when available; below are the ​​​May 2017Impact donations so you can see the organizations the Foundation has previously impacted.

Ghana. Philippines. Kenya. Columbia. This month we helped complete the funding of micro-loans to women across the globe through Opportunity International. Our donation of $3250 in micro-loans will allow eight different business owners to expand their shops, increase inventory and purchase additional equipment all with the goal of furthering their careers and creating additional jobs in their community.

As part of our continuing support for our three “adopted” children around the world, we donated $1296 to Save the Children. Merci, from Malawi, Jhon, from Bolivia and Israel, from the United States, all benefit from our yearly sponsorship.

Plan International USA received $3000 in funding this month for several of its initiatives. The Foundation funded: a Backyard Bundle of goats, piglets and hens; animal care training for 5 households, three 55-gallon water drums for a school; training for 10 teachers; the building of a playground; the building of a hand-washing-station; school meals for 3 months; a secondary school scholarship for a girl; and the establishment of a girl’s support club.

At the time it was created, 300 volunteers made up Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors without Borders (“MSF”): doctors, nurses, and other staff, including the 13 founding doctors and journalists. MSF was created on the belief that all people have the right to medical care regardless of gender, race, religion, creed, or political affiliation, and that the needs of these people outweigh respect for national boundaries. The Foundation was proud to support their international efforts with a donation of $3000 this month.

The Foundation’s gift of $2900 to MAP International will help pack and ship 1/5 of a shipping container fully loaded with essential medicines and supplies to bring relief, treat illnesses, help prevent infection from spreading and benefit an entire community.

In partnership with First Trust’s donation, the Foundation was proud to support Regional Reclaim Ministries building of a kitchen for Kingdom School in Cuna Maya, Mexico. The on-site kitchen will allow volunteers to feed daily meals to over 300 women and children in the school and surrounding community.

Extra Difference

Convoy of Hope's Disaster Services team responded to historic flooding in the Midwest following days of torrential rain. Eleven loads with more than 300,000 pounds of supplies including food, water, cleaning supplies and hygiene items were delivered and distributed to 15 communities. The Foundation was proud to make an Extra Difference by donating $1500 to this relief effort.

The Foundation supported the local organization Random Acts Matter (“RAM”) with a $1000 donation. RAM’s mission is to inspire and connect people within the community to create awareness and advocacy of neighbors in need of care and compassion and a community inspired to provide random acts of kindness and support.