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MissionBox Philanthropic Fund Grant for January 2018: CLOSED

January 2018, the MissionBox Philanthropic Fund offered two $1,500 grants to to nonprofits or charities, from anywhere in the world, that specifically contribute to the basic needs, education and/or protection of individuals and/or families who have been forced to flee their country of origin.

Grants were awarded to the following applicants:

1. The Unmentionables

Undergarments and personal hygiene items are essential needs for all humans. However, these basics are among the most inconsistently provided items during migration crises due to worldwide cultural taboos. The Unmentionables exists to fill this gap and provide these basic necessities to displaced persons.

The items and services provided by the Unmentionables include undergarments, feminine and intimate hygiene products, sexual health products, and family-planning related education. These products and programs have the ability to empower and protect refugees from disease, infection, sexual and gender-based violence, and help provide confidence to engage in community life.

2. Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of San Antonio, Inc., Refugee School Impact Program

CCAOSA has had the RSIP grant since Fall 2010 and has served well over 2000 children who resettled here to the United States in hope to have a better life.

The RSIP is a supplemental program of Refugee Services that has been instrumental in raising awareness on the educational needs for refugee children. Refugee youth in the U.S. often face academic setbacks, difficulties in language acquisition, social isolation/alienation, social adjustment with peers, grief and bereavement, discrimination, cultural misunderstanding, and adjustment to a new educational system.

MissionBox extends our thanks to all nonprofits that applied. Please keep checking the site for future grant opportunities from the MissionBox Philanthropic Fund.



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