Friends for Impact
Fundraising Network for
Health Equity & Sustainability
We believe everyone has potential to become a Changemaker, regardless of Gender, Race or Religion. Our mission is to facilitate innovators and changemakers to create innovations in Health Equity & Sustainability areas, so as to accelerate equitable access, especially for the Underserved.
Born from a hand-holding effort of a group of friends to raise urgent fund for Japan’s earthquake and tsunami victims in 2011, Friends for Impact has grown to become the Catalyst of Change. Friends for Impact (FFI) is a 501(c)3 organization for public interest, registered under New York State’s Not-For-Profit Corporation law.
Our program adheres to United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
With the main focus on Technology, Entrepreneurship and the Underserved, we raise awareness and raise funds to support innovations and the Future of Work in two critical areas that shape our human life, especially the Underserved – Health Equity & Sustainability.
We aim to reach a fundraising target of $1 Million to set up a Founders Impact Fund, to support female and minority entrepreneurs, diverse and underserved founders, and needless to say, underserved community.
We aim to raise funds to increase access to nutritious food and affordable healthcare for underserved communities. The funds will support innovative solutions that make healthy food more available and provide free or low-cost medical services to those who cannot afford care.
Your contribution will help spread awareness and remove systemic barriers to health equity so all people can live their healthiest lives regardless of socioeconomic status.
We aim to raise funds to support innovations that will accelerate our transition to a greener, more sustainable future. The money raised will help develop technologies and infrastructure that reduce carbon emissions, create healthier living environments, minimize waste through circular economies, and promote sustainable practices.
Your contribution will support critical solutions and raise awareness of how sustainability leads to better health and better lives, especially for underserved community.
Our community are innovative thinkers, entrepreneurs, researchers, scientists, business leaders, thought leaders, evangelists, venture capitalists, those who are purpose-led and solution-driven, and support entrepreneurship and innovations.
We work with Foundations, Donor-Advised Funds, Venture Capitals, Corporate CSR, Non-profits as well as Public to support for DEI Entrepreneurship in the U.S. and Asia-Pacific. Organizations and projects that are innovative, advancing the diversity, equity and inclusion, community driven, and making change and impact will be our focus. As of date, we have raised more than half of million of dollars and distributed 100% to our selected causes. It would not become possible without generous supports from our donors.
Our fundraising work would not become possible without the generous contributions from our private corporate donors, foundations, donor advised funds, and individuals. We deeply appreciate for the support in our hand holding effort to make positive change in people’s lives.
Tools & Equipment
Social barriers are related to the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, learn, work and age (CDC), which create serious issues such as food security, housing stability, access to healthcare, so on. We support the underserved by providing tools and equipment to overcome their challenges created by social barriers.
Internship & Fellowship
We believe everyone can create innovation, whether they are entrepreneurs, leaders, researchers or faculty. While top 1% has access to opportunities and capital, the rest of 99% are left behind with numerous challenges. The fellowships are for research cost and lab activities and assessed on case-by-case basis.
Cause: Food Security & Health Equity
Category: Tools & Equipment
Equipment: Cost of a Smart Fridge at $7,000 each including freight fee.
Beneficiaries: Underserved Food Entrepreneurs
Location: New York, USA
Cause: Building Workforce with Global Talent
Category: Internship & Fellowship
Internship: Compensation of $300 per student.
Beneficiaries: Underserved Students
Location: Brooklyn borough, New York, USA
Cause: Removing Rural Divide & Green Transition
Category: Tool & Equipment
Equipment: Cost of one Solar Pump system at $7,000 per farm of 2 hectares.
Beneficiaries: Small-scale Farmers
Location: Ethnic area, Gia Lai, Vietnam
Make a Donation
Please support our work by:
- Make your online gift using our PayPal’s Donation account. Please email us for instruction.
- Make a stock gift or to include FFI@University in your estate plans by contacting FFI Donation team. Please email us before any stock or cash wire donation. If you would like to make a gift of mutual funds, or restricted or closely held securities, please email us for instructions.
All contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Tax receipt comes directly from Friends For Impact, Inc.
Our Past Projects & Beneficiaries
We have raised more than half of million of dollars and have distributed 100% fund raised to various selected beneficiaries. Some notable benefited charitable organizations are listed below. While we maintain our hand-holding effort in supporting Urgent Needs as in the past, we have built out our own Capacity and place strong focus on supporting Entrepreneurs and Innovators, who could create change and together with us scale our social impact to benefit our Community.
We deeply appreciate for the support of our Collective Partners in our hand holding effort to make positive change in people’s lives.
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