$125,000 IN GRANTS FOR THE AFGHANISTAN RELIEF FUND!

grant announcement

for September 3, 2021

We are excited to announce 5 grants being given totaling $125,000 thanks to the generosity of over 1,200 donors coming together to make a collective impact!

Each organization listed below is receiving $25,000!

Women for Afghan Women (WAW) is the largest women’s organization in Afghanistan, with over 850 local Afghan staff working tirelessly to provide support services to women, children, and families. Working with strategic partners and local stakeholders, WAW’s ultimate goal in Afghanistan is to transform norms of violence and oppression into that of peace and equality. Women for Afghan Women is committed to working towards a world in which Afghan women and girls enjoy peace, justice, equality, and the freedom to participate in all spheres of life and live without fear. This grant will support the needs of Afghan women pertaining to this relief effort here in the Unites States and abroad.

Love Does has been fighting for human rights and providing education to children in conflict zones for over 15 years. They have built a school in Afghanistan and have seen just how much hope an education gives to these students and families who have experienced so much. Their school is led by brave Afghan people who believe wholeheartedly that by empowering these children through education, they can be part of building a more peaceful Afghanistan. These funds will go to their relief efforts as their team continues to carefully monitor the situation.

No One Left Behind is the only nationwide association of wartime allies in the US dedicated to ensuring that America keeps its promise to our interpreters from Iraq and Afghanistan. These brave men and women served right alongside US military and government personnel, and in many cases, directly saved American lives. Our vision is to see that each wartime ally is honored for his or her courageous service. We want their families to achieve the American Dream. This grant will help support the resettlement of refugees under the Afghan SIV (Special Immigrant Visa) Program.

Canopy NWA works to create a community where refugees are welcomed and equipped with all they need to build new lives and thrive. Through the Reception and Placement program, Canopy provides all newly-arriving refugee families with intensive case management and financial support for their first 90 days in the US. Many households are also eligible for the Matching Grant Program, which extends this service up to 180 days.  This grant will support individuals and families resettling in the United States from Afghanistan.

The International Rescue Committee began work in Afghanistan in 1988. Our programs span eight provinces and reach millions, with additional support provided to Afghans who have fled to neighboring countries or who have been resettled in the United States. This grant will be used for Afghanistan crisis appeal to meet immediate and related needs.  

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