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Blacksmith Institute Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Environment, Health, International, International Human Rights, Pollution Abatement & Control, Public Health

Mission: Blacksmith institute is an international not-for-profit organization dedicated to solving life-threatening pollution issues in the developing world.

Programs: The organization's objective is to ensure that we provide a clean and hospitable place for future generations. Our focus is on pollution-related problems in developing countries in particular. We provide strategic, technical and financial support to local champions of organizations in developing countries as they strive to solve specific pollution-related environmental issues.

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2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters


Rating: 5

This is a global organization addressing the needs of children's health and environmental pollution. It is extraordinarily cost effective. And the capital committed is leveraged with NGOs into significant clean up efforts that are prioritized by the underlying research. It is a high quality significant integrity capable organization.



Rating: 5

I have come to know some of the people at Blacksmith Institute over the past year as a result of working with another "helping others" organization. I have found the Blacksmith Institute team to be compassionate and totally dedicated to their effort. That is the real issue here. I have learned that Blacksmith Institute has identified a world wide problem and has developed an efficient program to remediate pollution sites that are killing children. It seems that this major issue has not reached the press as much as other health issues and therefore does not receive the attention that it deserves. It is also an issues that is typically thousands of miles away so we do not relate to it as well. Blacksmith Institute does a very good job of identifying polluted sites, and then remediating them efficiently. This is why I have chosen to support them. They are working to address a major health issue and a larger percent of my donation dollars are going directly to the effort.

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