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May 08, 2019, 08:00 ET In Midst of Rural Poverty, Nearly 1.3 Million Gain Access to Financial Services Through Grameen Foundation Women's Networks

Women-based networks of community finance workers are overcoming barriers that prevent 1.7 billion people worldwide from gaining access to formal...


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 millions...


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. These...


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 organization's...


Nov 03, 2015, 05:30 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 smallholder...


May 15, 2015, 09:00 ET Grameen Foundation Founder to Step Down as President and CEO

Grameen Foundation has announced that its founder Alex Counts will step down from his position as president and chief executive officer later this...


Feb 19, 2015, 12:01 ET Grameen Foundation, Farm Radio International, Digital Green and USAID Launch New Multimedia Food Security Initiative in Ghana as part of the New Alliance ICT Extension Challenge Fund

Grameen Foundation, Farm Radio International and Digital Green today launched a new initiative to increase food security for smallholder farmers in...


Oct 22, 2014, 01:00 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. The IA...


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 information to...


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 Borders® to expand its Global...


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 its ...


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, 01:02 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 learned ...


Mar 26, 2014, 04:15 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 1 million poor...


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

Grameen Foundation has been selected for the ImpactAssets 50 2013, a free, online resource for impact investors and their advisors. The IA 50, now in ...


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

As part of its 5th Anniversary celebration, Bankers without Borders®, a Grameen Foundation initiative, announced the launch of the High Five...


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 by ...


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

Grameen Foundation has announced the appointment of Hillary Miller-Wise as Vice President for information services. She will lead the organization's...


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

Grameen Foundation today announced Robert Eichfeld as the new chair of its board of directors. He replaces Paul Maritz, who will remain on the board...


May 06, 2013, 02:48 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 (mHealth). The annual...


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 Foundation's...


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

Grameen Foundation, KfW and CARE's Access Africa Fund announced they have each purchased a 25 percent stake in Musoni Kenya, the first microfinance...


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

Today, Incofin Investment Management, Fairtrade International and Grameen Foundation announced they are establishing the first fund to focus on the...


Apr 20, 2012, 10:52 ET Qualcomm Honored at Grameen Foundation Benefit

Last night, Grameen Foundation bestowed its Humanitarian Award on Qualcomm Incorporated's Wireless Reach™ initiative for the company's dedication to...