New Partnership for Give2Asia and Shanghai Roots & Shoots Helps U.S. Donors Support Youth & Environment Programs in China

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Give2Asia, a leading U.S. philanthropic services nonprofit, and Shanghai Roots & Shoots, a China-based program of the Jane Goodall Institute, today announce a fiscal sponsorship that enables U.S. donors to support local programs in China that promote the environment and community service.

Give2Asia, a leading U.S. philanthropic services nonprofit, and Shanghai Roots & Shoots, a China-based program of the Jane Goodall Institute, today announce a fiscal sponsorship that enables U.S. donors to support local programs in China that promote the environment and community service.

Shanghai Roots & Shoots is an environmental education and community service non-profit located in Shanghai, China. Its programs include education on environmental sustainability and hands-on community service projects. Past work has included such projects as planting trees in Inner Mongolia; growing organic vegetables on campus gardens; providing environmental audits to businesses, schools and homes; and bringing physical and health education to migrant schools.

Give2Asia’s Fiscal Sponsorship services help approved Asia-based charitable groups establish a U.S. presence, provide professional donor stewardship, and make possible tax-deductible support for Asia-based groups. Give2Asia currently provides fiscal sponsorship to approximately 100 charitable institutions across the Asia-Pacific region. For more information on Give2Asia’s fiscal sponsorship program, visit http://www.give2asia.org/fsf.

U.S. donors can make tax-deductible donations to Give2Asia in support of Shanghai Roots & Shoots at http://www.give2asia.org/srsf, or by making donations of cash, securities or other assets to Give2Asia that indicate support for Shanghai Roots & Shoots.

About Shanghai Roots & Shoots:
In 1991, world-renowned primatologist Jane Goodall started Roots & Shoots, designed to educate youth about environmental issues and humanitarian values with a special focus on group interaction. The program originated in Tanzania with 16 students; now Roots & Shoots has expanded to 100 countries with a global network of 8,000 groups. In China (http://www.jgi-shanghai.org), there are Roots & Shoots offices in Shanghai, Beijing, and Chengdu.

About Give2Asia:
Give2Asia (http://www.give2asia.org) promotes charitable giving by providing personalized philanthropic services for individuals, foundations and corporations. Founded by The Asia Foundation, with more than 50 years of grantmaking experience in the Asia-Pacific region, Give2Asia helps overcome the common challenges associated with giving overseas and has made possible more than US$130 million in giving since launching in 2001, including US$43 million in giving to China. Give2Asia’s China office is located in Beijing.

U.S. & International Media Contact:
Cissy DeLuca
Give2Asia
San Francisco headquarters
1.415.655.4852

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