I'm pleased to report that Kiva.org received a $300,000 grant from the Rockefeller Foundation. Back in March, I organized a small get-together for Kiva. See Tipping Points: You, Too, Can Be a Banker to the Poor - New York Times. My friend Joan Shigekawa from the Rockefeller Foundation brought along one of her colleagues, the person responsible for micro-finance. Brad Burnham hosted. A good time was had. And now Kiva has an additional $300K to further their mission. Congrats to Kiva and the Rockefeller Foundation.
On a separate note, We are really honored and pleased to be working with the Annie E. Casey Foundation, a $3 billion charitable foundation that is focusing on the problems of our child welfare system. Kathleen Feely's vision is to create a social networking platform that can ease the burdens on the caseworkers and help make them more effective in accomplishing their mission - helping children.