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Jan 15, 2016, 07:00 ET Nationwide launch of Mobile Health Program in rural India signals new era of mHealth for emerging economies

Today, the Government of India launched a nationwide mobile health program designed to train community health workers and to directly reach...


Dec 16, 2015, 11:46 ET Grameen Foundation awarded Force for Change Grant from Salesforce.org

 Grameen Foundation today announced that it has received a Force for Change grant from Salesforce.org, the philanthropic arm of Salesforce....


Dec 01, 2015, 11:43 ET Grameen Foundation Appoints Fernando Henao Velasco as Country Director in Colombia

 Grameen Foundation has announced the appointment of Fernando Henao Velasco as its new country director for Colombia. He will lead the...


Nov 03, 2015, 17:30 ET Grameen Foundation Announces Steve Hollingworth As New CEO

The Board of Directors of Grameen Foundation announced today the selection of its next president and chief executive officer (CEO) Steven L....


Sep 29, 2015, 10:25 ET Grameen Foundation Selected as a Global Resilience Challenge Winner

Grameen Foundation was selected by The Global Resilience Partnership to implement transformative resilience solutions to problems facing...


Oct 22, 2014, 13:00 ET Grameen Foundation Selected for the ImpactAssets 50

 Grameen Foundation has been selected for the ImpactAssets 50 2014 (IA 50), a free, online resource for impact investors and their advisors....


Oct 06, 2014, 10:00 ET Grameen Foundation, MicroEnsure, Penda Health and Clifford Chance Launch New Health Insurance Initiative for Low-Income Kenyans

 Grameen Foundation, MicroEnsure, and Penda Health today launched a new initiative to a provide low-cost health insurance and health...


Aug 05, 2014, 09:00 ET Wells Fargo Shares Employees' Expertise with Nonprofits Globally

 Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC)  announced today that it has joined forces with Grameen Foundation's Bankers without...


Jul 07, 2014, 10:30 ET Nelson Mattos and Eleanor Wagner Join Grameen Foundation Board

Grameen Foundation today announced the appointment of Nelson Mattos and Eleanor Wagner to its board of directors. It has also made key changes to...


Jun 04, 2014, 10:53 ET Grameen Foundation Announces Launch of New Certification Program for Poverty Measurement Using Progress out of Poverty Index® (PPI)®

Grameen Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of a new certification program for organizations and businesses that serve or work with poor...


Apr 07, 2014, 13:02 ET Bankers without Borders Releases Five-year impact report, Announces Winners Of Skillanthropy™ Giveaway

Bankers without Borders®, a Grameen Foundation initiative, today released its "Five Year Impact Report" highlighting key insights and lessons...


Mar 26, 2014, 16:15 ET David and Susan Russell Fuel $1 Million Toward Grameen Foundation's Last Mile Initiative

Grameen Foundation has announced a new $500,000 matching campaign to support its Last Mile Initiative, a five-year campaign to help...


Nov 01, 2013, 12:14 ET Grameen Foundation Selected for ImpactAssets 50 2013

"IA 50" Showcase Features Experienced Impact Investment Fund Managers   Grameen Foundation has been selected for the ImpactAssets 50...


Oct 29, 2013, 12:00 ET Bankers without Borders Launches High Five Skillanthropy Giveaway Competition

Bankers without Borders to award end-to-end volunteer management technology solution to 5 organizations with promising volunteer initiatives....


Oct 29, 2013, 07:00 ET Grameen Foundation Receives Moody's Foundation Grant To Support Measurement of Global Poverty Efforts

The Grameen Foundation today announced that it has received a grant from The Moody's Foundation to enable poverty data to be used more effectively...


Jul 17, 2013, 11:02 ET Grameen Foundation Appoints Hillary Miller-Wise as Vice President for Information Services

Will Lead Initiatives to Expand Global Mobile Agriculture and Health Services for the Rural Poor  Grameen Foundation has announced the...


Jul 12, 2013, 12:36 ET Grameen Foundation Elects Robert Eichfeld to Chair Board of Directors

Three New Members Also Elected to Board  Grameen Foundation today announced Robert Eichfeld as the new chair of its board of directors....


May 06, 2013, 14:48 ET Grameen Foundation Named 2013 Computerworld Honors Laureate for Health Innovation

 Grameen Foundation has been selected as a 2013 IDG Computerworld Honors Program Laureate for its innovations in mobile health...


Nov 14, 2012, 01:28 ET Grameen Foundation Appoints Christopher Tan Regional CEO for Asia

 Grameen Foundation has announced the appointment of Christopher A. Tan as regional CEO for Asia.  Tan, who previously served as Grameen...


May 21, 2012, 10:44 ET Grameen Foundation, KfW and CARE's Access Africa Fund Invest in World's First 100% Mobile Microfinance Institution

Investment in Musoni Kenya will Expand Access to Financial Services Grameen Foundation, KfW and CARE's Access Africa Fund announced...


Apr 24, 2012, 02:00 ET Fairtrade Access Fund To Provide Long-Term Loans To Smallholder Farmers

Incofin Investment Management, Fairtrade International and Grameen Foundation partner on international investment fund with first US$1.3m (1m...


Apr 16, 2012, 11:06 ET Grameen Foundation Celebrates the Ingenuity and Entrepreneurial Spirit of the World's Poor

Qualcomm's Wireless Reach Initiative to be Recognized for Empowering the Poor through Mobile Phone Program  On April 19, Grameen...


Mar 01, 2012, 08:30 ET CGAP, Grameen Foundation, and MTN to Invest in Mobile Money Products for the Unbanked

Grameen Foundation's AppLab will work with consumers and financial institutions on products appropriate for people living on less than...


Nov 30, 2011, 12:37 ET MasterCard Worldwide and Grameen Foundation Collaborate to Alleviate Poverty

Initiative Will Use Mobile Services to Help Colombian Farmers Improve Productivity and Quality of Life; MasterCard Employees to Volunteer as...


Sep 21, 2011, 08:00 ET Grameen Foundation and USAID Providing $3 Million for Peruvian Microfinance Institutions

Deal structured through unique collaboration Grameen Foundation and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) today announced that...