Celebrities Who Created Their Own Foundations
Quite a few celebrities are not resting on the accolades and awards they receive but are also involved in giving back something to the world. They have set up foundations to assist a number of issues which are dear to them. Some are helping survivors of indecent assaults while some are interested in climate change. These celebrities believe it is their responsibility to provide something to the world and it is for this reason that we are talking about the celebrities created their own foundations.
Who are these celebrities and what are the causes they are interested in?
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie
This couple is quite famous for the charitable work they are involved in just as their movies. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie launched the Maddox Jolie-Pitt foundation in 2006 with donations of $1 million that was given to Doctors without Borders and Global Action for children. The philanthropic organization is working to help refugees and provide aid in humanitarian work where it is essential and focusing mainly on impoverished countries. The foundation has donated millions of dollars to groups including the Namibia Red Cross and the Daniel Pearl Foundation.
Matt Damon has established the H2O Africa Foundation which was the brainchild of this celebrity along with the producing partners of the 2009 documentary Running The Sahara. It is presently known as the water.org and the Foundation has a commitment to bring clean water to millions of people globally and to end the international water crisis.
Hargitay understands the pain that victims of indecent assault can bare after working as a fictional detective on 17 seasons of Law And Order: Special Victims Unit. She was inspired by fan mail from viewers that were struggling to recover from their own real-life ordeals. Hargitay embarked on a mission to help survivors with her foundation the joyful heart foundation which is presently in its 12th year.
The foundation offers healing, advocacy and education for victims of assault by using a variety of initiatives and also works with the law enforcement agencies on reducing the indecent assault kit backlog of the nation.
Eva Longoria set up a foundation in her name in 2012 to help Latinas build better future for themselves and their families by using education and entrepreneurship. The foundation by Longoria brings highly acknowledged family-based programming for women and children throughout the country.
Longoria focuses her attention on her efforts for raising awareness about the issues faced by Latinas and for creating a network of education and mentorship opportunities to help young Latinas achieve their full potential. The foundation also helps Latina business owners with training and business loans of the small variety.
These are some of the celebrities who have set up foundations and charities for the betterment of humanity. As it can be seen they have at heart issues of different types and are not just concentrating on receiving awards and collecting their money from the movies and other activities they are involved in.
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