Matt Damon

Matt Damon

Matthew Paige “Matt” Damon is an American actor, screenwriter, producer, and philanthropist whose career was launched following the success of the drama film Good Will Hunting from a screenplay he co-wrote with friend and actor Ben Affleck.

Matt is the founder of H2O Africa, which is a part of the Running the Sahara expedition. In 2009, it merged with WaterPartners to create Water.org. He is also one of the founders of Not On Our Watch, along with George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Don Cheadle and Jerry Weintraub.

Damon supports the ONE Campaign, which is aimed at fighting AIDS and poverty in Third World countries. He is also an ambassador for ONEXONE, a non-profit foundation committed to supporting, preserving and improving the lives of children at home in Canada, the United States, and around the world. He has twice hosted the ONEXONE Awards.

A caring campaigner, Mr. Damon has backed many protests against the wars in Darfur. He has worked tirelessly to find a resolution to the crisis. Along with Clooney, they have raised more than £4.5 million for Darfur. Matt Damon and Ben Affleck have taken part in the famous poker tournament Ante Up For Africa. All of the funds received will be donated to help Darfur.

Nonprofits supported by Matt Damon

American National Red Cross

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AMERICAN HUMANE ASSOCIATION

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American Humane has been part of a major turnaround effort over the last couple years and is now on track to be amongst the most important and relevant welfare ... more »

Feeding America

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LIVESTRONG Foundation

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I have had family members with cancer and friends with cancer, some survived and some did not. The LAF is there for all cancer patients and provides resources for ... more »

Friends of the World Food Program

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As a volunteer for Friends of the WFP, I was priveledged enough to go to Nicaragua as a guest of the United Nations World Food Program, in July 2008. It was an ... more »