Vitamin Angels receives grant
Vitamin Angels, which is based in Santa Barbara, is the recipient of a $25,000 GiveWell Grant for Global Health and Development in Southeast Asia and Bangladesh. GiveWell is an organization dedicated to finding outstanding giving opportunities to help donors decide where to give. Vitamin Angels will utilize the grant to fund additional distribution of vitamin A to undernourished children in Indonesia and the Philippines as well as deworming for preschool-aged children in Vietnam.
Funding for the grant was given to GiveWell by Affinity Impact, a social impact initiative founded by the children of a Taiwanese entrepreneur. Affinity Impact sought the guidance of GiveWell to connect their funds to charities operating programs in global health and development specifically in Bangladesh, Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Philippines and/or Vietnam.Founded in 1994, Vitamin Angels is a global public health organization working towards ending malnutrition worldwide by distributing life-changing vitamins and minerals to at-risk mothers and children under 5 in the U.S. and around the world. For more information, call 805-456-5126 or visit www.vitaminangels.org.