the Atlanta-based Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation sent $250,000 to UNICEF in its efforts to help children and families displaced or injured by war in Ukraine.
Named for the Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta United owner and former Home deposit executive, the foundation is known for its deep focus on issues affecting the city, but Mr Blank said he was moved by the suffering on display since the war began more than two weeks ago.
More than 2 million people have already been forced to flee Ukraine, according to the The United Nationswith many more internally displaced people.
“At this time of crisis, we must do what is right and support our brothers and sisters who have been forced to flee their homes or who are trapped in escalating conflict. Our hearts go out to the people of Ukraine who are in desperate straits to save their homes, their families and their lives. We encourage others to join us, so that together we can all play a part in providing much needed humanitarian assistance.
the Virgin Foundation in 2019 gave a grant to Atlanta CARE‘s Humanitarian Surge Fund, designed to help respond quickly to such humanitarian crises, a sum now being used as CARE joins an international effort to protect and assist refugees from the Russian invasion.
The foundation has granted more than $800 million over the past 25 years and over the next decade will focus on three pillars: youth development, democracy and conservation, and climate resilience.