2016 Social Capital Hero Announced
We are pleased to honor Darell Hammond, founder of KaBOOM!, with the 2016 Social Capital Hero Award
for his groundbreaking work as a champion of children and the architect of a national movement to bring balanced and active play into the daily lives of all kids.
“Darell’s humility and unassuming nature belies his extraordinary accomplishments—which is exactly what makes him a Social Capital Hero. He was not only the catalyst for the movement—that every kid has the right to play—but he had the leadership to build a sustainable solution” says Social Capital founder, Paula Berezin. “He was ahead of the curve on every level: scaling, building capacity and bringing game-changing partners on board to sustain his model. I know we are all so grateful for his invaluable contributions and can’t wait to see what’s next for him.”
2015 Social Capital Hero Announced
We are pleased to honor Asha Curran, Director of 92nd Street Y’s Center for Innovation & Social Impact, with the 2015 Social Capital Hero Award
for her heroic efforts to make #GivingTuesday a reality.
AOL Teams Up with the ASPCA
AOL announced it will provide pro bono media support to the ASPCA for their "Come to Their Rescue" campaign. The initiative will build a national movement to reach 3 million rescuers, which will impact millions of homeless animals across the country. The campaign's PSA, which features spokesperson and singer-songwriter Colbie Caillat, calls for animal lovers to become rescuers.
Feeding America Collaborates With Morgan Stanley
Morgan Stanley committed $1.5 million to launch “Healthy Cities,” a philanthropy program designed to fuel innovation in coordinating the wellness, nutrition and play resources that can underpin a child’s healthy start in life. Through Healthy Cities, Morgan Stanley will collaborate with Feeding America and other nonprofit organizations to connect otherwise separate programs and create a linked package of wellness education and screenings, nutritious foods and safe play spaces for children in neighborhoods in need.
Opportunity International & The MasterCard Foundation Enter $22.7 million Partnership
Opportunity International in partnership with The MasterCard Foundation announced a $22.7 million project to promote access to loans, savings programs and other critical financial products and services to help more than 7 million people in five African countries work their way out of poverty through 2018. The initiative builds on the successful partnership between the Foundation and Opportunity International's U.S. and Canadian offices over the last four years in Malawi, Ghana, Mozambique, Uganda and Rwanda.
National Park Foundation and Disney will Open OutDoors For Kids
Disney has joined the National Park Foundation as the lead sponsor of “Open OutDoors for Kids,” helping 100,000 youth experience a national park. As part of this $1 million commitment, Disney will provide up to $250,000 as a dollar-for-dollar match for public donations made at www.OpenOutDoorsForKids.org
. The program will address barriers and issues that prevent America’s youth, particularly multicultural and underserved populations, from participating in the multitude of opportunities and benefits of getting outdoors.