Wednesday, May 21, 2003
SARS Fund to Be Launched: Give2Asia, a provider of philanthropic and grant making services for Asian-based charitable organizations is in the process of establishing a fund to address SARS. We had the opportunity to meet with Mike Rea, Managing Director, who stated that his group is responding to a number of requests to establish a specific fund to provide medical services, educational support, and other capacity building initiatives for local NGOs and government agencies that are struggling with this virus. Give2Asia is based in San Francisco, and was founded two years ago by The Asia Foundation (which has been making grants in Asia since 1954, and has 17 offices throughout Asia). They expect to have more information in the next couple of weeks. If you would like to find out more about their efforts call (415) 743-3336.