October 27, 2009
Today, Grameen Foundation is launching the Ingenuity Fund, our new fundraising effort that aims to create a village – or grameen – of online advocates and funders.
You can support the launch of the Ingenuity Fund by participating in our first initiative, “$27 on the 27th.” In 1976, Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus planted the seed that created Grameen Bank by making a loan of $27 to a group of 42 Bangladeshi stool makers out of his own pocket. Professor Yunus’ simple, yet ingenious action has revolutionized the way in which we combat poverty around the world and offers inspiration to people looking to make an impact with their charitable donation.
Here is how you can join us in our “$27 on the 27th” initiative:
- Join our Facebook fan page at www.facebook.com/StopPovertyNow and participate in our Facebook notes campaign “10 Things Under $27 I Can Live Without to Change the World.” Get your friends thinking about the difference they could make with $27.
- Follow us on Twitter @GrameenFdn and reTweet our $27 on the 27th messages to spread the word.
- Make a donation of $27 (or more) to demonstrate your support at www.grameenfoundation.org/ingenuity. Through the generosity of a group of Grameen Foundation supporters, all donations will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $200,000. By donating today, you can increase the already powerful impact of your contribution.
Also, make sure to check out our newly redesigned Web site at www.grameenfoundation.org. We hope you’ll be just as excited about the new look and site features as we are, including enhanced success stories and an interactive map highlighting where we work around the world.