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Merger of Organizations Supporting the United Nations

The UN Association of the USA (“UN-USA”) was established in the early 1940’s to garner support among Americans for the establishment and support of the UN and was led over the years by many prominent citizens, including Eleanor Roosevelt. The UN Foundation was created in 1998 by Ted Turner to support the UN’s mission to strengthen the bonds of international cooperation around shared interests and values. In 2010, a Lodestar grant facilitated the merger of the two organizations, through which UN-USA became a integrated as a division of the UN Foundation, greatly expanding the base of U.S. support for the UN.

Grant Information

Grant Amount: $49,000

Year Granted: 2011

Grantee: UN Foundation

Location: International

Grantee Website: UN Foundation