Funded Projects2022 Funded Project: UNICEF USA

November 28, 2023

Offering All Children an Equitable Chance

UNICEF USA works to relentlessly pursue an equitable world for every child in the United States. They aim to advance the global mission of UNICEF by rallying the American public to support the world’s most vulnerable children. The organization offers each child an equitable chance in life by providing health care and immunizations, access to safe water and sanitation, nutritious meals, quality education, emergency relief, and more. With the help of the American public, UNICEF has helped save more children’s lives than any other humanitarian organization.

  • “UNICEF works to ensure that all children are healthy, educated, protected and respected...

    With our continued financial health, we are able to relentlessly pursue a more equitable world for every child.”

    —Kerisha High-Parker, UNICEF USA

Prioritizing the Needs of Young People

In honor of Chris’ adventurous spirit, love of people, and passion for travel, the Chris Mikesell Foundation aims to support organizations that offer assistance to people in desperate need worldwide. In 2022, the Foundation provided a $4,000 grant to UNICEF USA, which furthered their efforts in the following areas:

  • Vaccine Procurement

    In 2022, UNICEF continued to lead the largest vaccine procurement and supply operation in history, ensuring almost two billion COVID-19 vaccine doses were delivered to 146 countries.

  • Water Systems

    In Uganda, UNICEF is building solar-powered water systems in schools as part of a five-year program with the government that will ultimately benefit 56,000 children.

  • Improved Internet Access

    Giga, an initiative between UNICEF and ITU, is working to connect every school to the Internet and bring information to every young person. It maps schools’ Internet access in real-time, creates models for innovative financing, and supports governments contracting for connectivity.

    Click here to check out the mapping they have done so far!

  • Mobile Medical Teams

    In Syria, UNICEF is supporting mobile medical teams, already screening 723,733 children and 187,436 pregnant and lactating mothers for malnutrition during the first half of 2022 alone.

  • School Food Programs

    In Venezuela, UNICEF is supporting school feeding programs in 318 facilities, reaching some 88,000 children.

  • Bridge Fund Program

    UNICEF USA’s Bridge Fund reached a milestone of $500 million in accelerated funding to UNICEF. This impact investment tool helped accelerate funds to Ukraine, Afghanistan, and Pakistan and ensure UNICEF’s speedy response.

To see a comprehensive history of organizations and causes the Foundation has supported, see all Funded Projects.

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