Published: October 2009
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How we found applicants describes the process by which we invited organizations to apply for grants in all five of our causes. We invited 107 to apply within our international causes (saving lives and global poverty). 59 completed our Round 1 application; 48 did not apply. Full details of how we found applicants, for all five of our causes, are available here.
We devote one page to each of our finalists, going in depth on what we know about the organization and its activities, to give a better sense of where the claims in our overview come from. Four of our finalists essentially withdrew from our application process, so all four of them are presented on a single page.
- Population Services International distributes and markets condoms, ITNs, and other potentially life-saving materials in the developing world.
- Partners in Health creates comprehensive health programs in disadvantaged rural areas.
- Interplast carries out surgery to correct debilitating deformities.
- Project HOPE is a large, diverse organization, with a particular child survival program that appeals to us.
- Helen Keller International provides technical assistance for a wide variety of activities centered around preventing blindness and malnutrition.
- Food for the Hungry is a large, diverse organization, with a particular child survival program that appeals to us.
- Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases is devoted to supporting and unifying efforts to combat a variety of debilitating diseases.
- The HealthStore Foundation runs franchised clinics and drug shops.
- Other finalists - Aga Khan Foundation, American Red Cross, International Eye Foundation, and UNICEF - effectively withdrew from our Round 2 application process.