Investing in microfinance through Opportunity International is the best, most efficient way that we’ve found through all of our philanthropic investments to make progress possible in the lives of people who need our help most.
- Caterpillar Foundation Vice President Will Ball
Caterpillar Foundation announces an aggressive, year-end $1 million challenge grant that will enable corporations and small businesses around the globe to double the impact of their donations to Opportunity.
Now through Dec. 31, 2010, Caterpillar Foundation will match new donations from corporations and small businesses to Opportunity dollar-for-dollar up to $1 million total. Any business donating to Opportunity for the first time or contributing above its previous year’s gift is eligible for the match.
The Caterpillar match is crucial to help fund Opportunity’s cutting-edge initiatives, including rural savings and agricultural finance programs that are helping people in sub-Saharan Africa, Mexico, India, Indonesia, China and more to work their way out of poverty and feed their communities. The Caterpillar Foundation’s generosity and commitment to eradicating global poverty is inspiring. Encourage your company to donate before year-end to double its impact.