Give2Asia Forms New Partnerships for Asian Leaders and Entrepreneurs

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Today, Give2Asia, a U.S.-based public nonprofit promoting transformative philanthropy for Asia, announces two new fiscal sponsorships with local charitable groups in Asia working to develop leadership and entrepreneurship. The partnerships with the Foundation for the International School of Asia Karuizawa and the Dhriiti Entrepreneurship Fund are designed to help our partners network and fundraise in the United States.

Today, Give2Asia, a U.S.-based public nonprofit promoting transformative philanthropy for Asia, announces two new fiscal sponsorships with local charitable groups in Asia working to develop leadership and entrepreneurship. The partnerships with the Foundation for the International School of Asia Karuizawa and the Dhriiti Entrepreneurship Fund are designed to help our partners network and fundraise in the United States.

Give2Asia currently provides fiscal sponsorship to over 130 world-class organizations in Asia, helping them build their programs, expand their impact, and further develop Asia’s nonprofit sector.

About the Foundation for the International School of Asia Karuizawa

The Foundation for the International School of Asia Karuizawa (ISAK) aims to establish a three-year English-language boarding high school in Karuizawa, Nagano Prefecture, Japan by September of 2013. The school’s mission is “to develop transformational leaders who explore new frontiers in service of the greater good for Asia and beyond.” Since 2010 the organization has been offering a condensed version of the ISAK-experience through a two-week residential summer school. In addition, funds raised will be directed to full and partial scholarships based on need and merit for approximately 20 percent of the student body. U.S. donors are now able to contribute to the Foundation for the International School of Asia Karuizawa by visiting http://give2asia.org/ISAK.

About the Dhriiti Entrepreneurship Fund

Dhriiti, meaning “courage” in Hindi, has been promoting entrepreneurship and microenterprises amongst Indian society since 2004. By training young people in entrepreneurship and microenterprise Dhriiti addresses the pervasive problems of unemployment and underemployment in urban slums and rural communities. Middle school and high school students also benefit from workshops and activities designed to expose them to entrepreneurship as a career option. Since its inception, Dhriiti has worked with over 6000 prospective entrepreneurs and started over 200 microenterprises. U.S. donors can now contribute to the Dhriiti Entrepreneurship Fund by visiting http://give2asia.org/dhriiti.

About Give2Asia

Give2Asia combines exceptional stewardship with comprehensive, on-the-ground knowledge to benefit Asian communities. With its integration of local programs in over 20 countries and the expert guidance of the Asian Philanthropic Advisory Network, Give2Asia helps organizations and individuals overcome the challenges associated with giving overseas. Since its inception Give2Asia has facilitated over US$177 million in charitable giving to 25 countries in Asia.

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