We established our Signature Partners program in 1998 in order to increase the impact of our support by focusing on a few deserving organizations. To be considered as a Signature Partner, organizations must match with the communities we serve, need Delta backing or recognition, and fit with our two key areas, youth leadership development and youth wellness. The four organizations that we are proud to call Signature Partners are:
Juvenile Diabetes Foundation
To date, Delta's contributions to these organizations exceeds $4 million. Contributions come from the Delta Foundation, Corporate Contributions and in-kind donations. Volunteer support is channeled to these organizations through our Community Partners program.
American Red Cross
A humanitarian organization led by volunteers and guided by its Congressional Charter and the Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross Movement. The American Red Cross provides relief to victims of disasters and helps people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies.
The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, born of a desire to bring assistance without discrimination to the wounded on the battlefield, endeavors, in its international and national capacity, to prevent and alleviate human suffering wherever it may be found. Its purpose is to protect life and health and to ensure respect for the human being. It promotes mutual understanding, friendship, cooperation and lasting peace amongst all peoples.
One of the world's largest private international relief and development organizations. Founded in the aftermath of World War II, CARE enabled Americans to send more than 100 million CARE Packages®, to survivors of the conflict in Europe and Asia. CARE has become a leader in sustainable development and emergency aid, reaching tens of millions of people each year in more than 60 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America. For more than 50 years now, CARE has been a vehicle of American generosity abroad.
CARE reaches out to people whose lives are devastated by humanitarian emergencies, or who are struggling each day in poor communities to survive and improve their lives. CARE focuses its approach at the family and community levels. We believe that each family should enjoy a basic level of livelihood security.
A non-profit organization dedicated to helping kids by raising funds and awareness for 170 affiliated children's hospitals. Each year, these hospitals help 14 million kids afflicted with all kinds of disease and injury, including, cancer, AIDS, birth defects, and accident trauma. Together, Children's Miracle Network hospitals help more kids each year than any other organization.
Founded in 1970 by parents of children with diabetes. Their mission: to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research. The Juvenile Diabetes Foundation (JDF) is organized on a business-world model, a focus that enables the organization to provide 84 cents of every dollar raised to research and education about research. JDF's commitment to its mission totaled more than $75 million during the fiscal year ending June 2000 and increases to $100 million per year by 2001. Since 1970 JDF has provided over $326 million for diabetes research, more than any other nonprofit, non-governmental health agency in the world.