Doug Burgum offers some pragmatic perspectives on philanthropy that draw on international corporate and entrepreneurial experience, consideration of “best practices” and practical application in his home town of Fargo ND.
At Project Redwood we’re privileged this year, as in past years, to encounter a crop of big-thinking pragmatists who apply their optimism, tenacity, and skills to promoting sanitation, educating girls, making healthcare accessible, and addressing other causes and effects of indigence.
On May 1st 100 sophomores at Cristo Rey New York High School in Harlem gathered in their assembly hall for a special event bringing together two of Project Redwood’s current year grantee organizations. They were about to meet Deogratias Niyizonkiza, Founder/CEO of Village Health Works.
This year we celebrate the 10th anniversary of Project Redwood, so it seems right to share a story about Carol Head. After all, she was the one who stood up at our 25th reunion and floated the idea that ultimately led to the formation of this social venture.
Back in December, the Board of Directors solicited thoughts, critiques, and comments via an on-line survey with 14 substantive questions that focused on grant impact, project portfolio considerations, long-term direction, and classmate involvement.
Project Redwood grantee organization Compatible Technology International (CTI) is featured on PBS Newshour. This 7-minute profile spotlights the success of their water chlorinators in Nicaragua. Click to watch at any time.
In our last grant cycle, we distributed over $266,000 to a record number of 13 projects. Since the founding of Project Redwood almost 10 years ago, we have supported 56 projects worldwide with over $1.2M in funding.
Jake Harriman, founder and CEO of Project Redwood grantee NURU International, has been selected to be a member of the inaugural class of Presidential Leadership Scholars. Jake is also a member of the GSB Class of '08.
I had been completely taken with the children at the home--they were incredibly polite, well-spoken, careful with the gifts our group brought, attentive to the little ones in their extended family, and clearly loved. Of all the places we visited on the trip, this orphanage stood out...