Recent Gifts & Grants Archives - State of the Planet

Johnson & Johnson Donates $75,000 to Help Lower Infant Mortality in Ethiopia

It’s said that practice makes perfect, and that saying couldn’t be truer than for health care workers trying to save newborn lives in low-income settings. Without frequent retraining and refresher workshops, such skills deteriorate over time. The need for these workshops is especially strong in Ethiopia, where the infant mortality rate is 77.12 deaths per 1,000 babies, placing it among the worst worldwide.

by |May 10, 2012

Riding for Change: MSSM Student Rides 300 Miles to Raise Awareness about Sustainability Issues

MS in Sustainability Management student Scott Miller rides 300 miles from New York to Washington, D.C., to raise awareness about sustainability issues and promote support for Earth Institute research and projects.

by |May 4, 2012
Smallholder oil palm production in Ghana: Market development and improved management can increase profitability of cash crops but the tradeoff of this intensification on the environment must be evaluated. Photo: Millennium Promise

Growing Food, Protecting the Land in Africa

The new Africa Monitoring System aims to help land managers and policy makers identify and tackle tradeoffs between intensified food production on the African continent and the vital services provided by healthy ecosystems.

by |April 9, 2012

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation Contributes to the Port-à-Piment Millennium Village

The Earth Institute has begun implementing an innovative project throughout the South Department of Haiti, and has added a new partner to this critical work, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. The work includes the Côte Sud Initiative, covering all communes within the South Department, and the recent launch of the first Millennium Village in the Western Hemisphere in the Port-à-Piment watershed.

by |March 26, 2012

Extraordinary Support for Unprecedented Global Challenges

The Earth Institute’s annual donor report for fiscal year 2011 is now available in an interactive digital format. We remain committed to finding extraordinary support to unprecedented global challenges, many of which are outlined in this report. We have highlighted some of our innovative projects in research, policy, and education, as well as the partnerships that are helping to support them.

by |February 16, 2012

Gates Gift to Work Toward Millennium Development Goals

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation recently renewed its support for science and policy innovation to help impoverished countries achieve the Millennium Development Goals with a $15,000,000 multi-year grant.

by |December 5, 2011

Eni Brings New Energy to the Corporate Circle

In keeping with its corporate and social responsibility goals, Eni, an Italian energy company, recently renewed its Strategic Partnership with the Earth Institute’s Corporate Circle.

by |November 2, 2011

MDGC Nairobi Hosts the Merry Year Foundation, Key Millennium Village Partners

In a visit to the MDG Centre in Nairobi, Merry Year Foundation delegates discussed their commitment to helping rural African communities extract themselves out of poverty and to scaling up the Millennium Village model

by |August 19, 2011

Getting to the Root of Africa’s Agriculture Challenges: TropAg and AfSIS Partner to Improve Soil Fertility

Agrium Incorporated and The Mosaic Company have partnered with the Earth Institute’s Tropical Agriculture and Rural Environment Program (TropAg) to improve soil measurement and fertility throughout Sub-Saharan Africa.  The program will link the Millennium Villages Project to the African Soil and Information Systems Project (AfSIS) with the aim of assessing nutrient depletion in soil and… read more

by |August 18, 2011

Good to the Last Drop: Mobile Tech to Advance Water Infrastructure in Africa

The Earth Institute, in conjuction with several corporate partners, hopes to use mobile technology to revolutionize the way utilities are monitored, metered, and maintained to ensure clean water supplies and reliable energy.

by |August 1, 2011