Bridgeway Foundation

Ben Affleck’s, Eastern Congo Initiative receives grant from Bridgeway

Last month, Bridgeway partner Shannon Sedgwick Davis traveled with Ben Affleck and other founding members of the Eastern Congo Initiative (E.C.I) to the Democratic Republic of Congo.

In the midst of grave human rights abuse, The Eastern Congo Initiative is dedicated to supporting the people and community-organizations of eastern Congo. Through its partnerships, E.C.I strives to comprehensively renew and support the Congolese people.

Bridgeway Foundation is excited to join Ben and the Congolese in the effort to build a safer, healthier and more productive Congo.

Take read more about The Eastern Congo Initiative visit:
http://www.easterncongo.org

New York Times and BBC News highlight work of Bridgeway grantee, Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch recently reported LRA attacks and abductions of Congolese citizens. The attacks were carried out in December 2009 and were of the worst ever committed by the group. Human Rights Watch has established itself as a very credible source of information and resource for the media; Both The New York Times and BBC News have covered the work of Human Rights Watch.

Follow these links to read and watch coverage of the attacks:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/8592142.stm

The New York Times Coverage

To watch the coverage:

BBC News Coverage:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/8589943.stm


To learn more about Human Rights Watch:
http://www.hrw.org

Bridgeway Grantee wins Chase $1 Million Dollar Facebook Initiative

On January 22nd, Invisible Children won $1 Million Dollars in the Chase Community Giving Facebook competition. It was a weeklong competition between over 100 non-profit companies. The initiative was based around networking and community involvement. Invisible Children accessed its broad base of supporters via facebook, asking them to vote and recruit friends and family to vote as well. The competition came down to the wire with Invisible Children winning by only 1, 248 votes.

Bridgeway has proudly supported Invisible Children for a number of years and joins them in celebrating this accomplishment. Inarguably, this money will benefit worthwhile endeavors as Invisible Children continues on its mission to use media to see the war in Northern Uganda end. Additionally, Invisible Children has pledged to give $100,000 towards relief efforts in Haiti.

To learn more about Invisible Children visit their website: http://www.invisiblechildren.com

Core Issue Areas

  • Eliminating Genocide
  • Peacemaking and Reconciliation
  • Human Rights