ECF is proud to share that we have been awarded $25 million through the Open Philanthropy Regranting Challenge. This incredibly generous investment will allow us to double down on our efforts to scale the most cost-effective interventions to prevent and treat malnutrition.
With co-investment from philanthropist Sir Chris Hohn, the CRI Foundation, the Eleanor Crook Foundation, and The ELMA Relief Foundation, this monumental commitment will drive more than a 50% increase in the number of severely malnourished children who receive treatment with Ready-to-use Therapeutic Food (RUTF), a lifesaving, nutrient-dense, peanut-based therapeutic food.
Journalists participating in ICFJ’s Global Nutrition and Food Security Reporting Fellowship published stories on the interconnection between malnutrition and climate change, breastfeeding for migrant mothers, insect farming, RUTF recovery and relapse, and more, to shed light on the drivers and solutions to the longstanding global malnutrition crisis.
Helen Keller Intl honors Eleanor Crook with the Spirit of Helen Keller award for her decades-long fight and dedication to end child malnutrition. Eleanor was honored at the Spirit of Helen Keller Gala on May 2nd, 2022.
The Eleanor Crook Foundation, together with a group of private donors, comprise Stronger Foundations for Nutrition. The group aims to work across health and food systems to improve global nutrition outcomes.