The Clarke Cares Foundation aims to save lives and reduce suffering from mosquito and water-borne illnesses for those with critical needs around the world.
Our partnerships with The Carter Center and Pure Water for the World extend the reach of the Foundation directly into the communities with the greatest need.
Clarke Cares Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit started by Clarke in 2008. The work of the Foundation is focused on two key programs: the donation of bednets to families in Africa, and improving access to safe water and sanitation systems in Latin America.
Bednets Donated Since 2008
People Protected from Mosquito-Borne Disease
Donated to Providing Access to Clean Water
Saving lives and reducing the suffering caused by mosquito and water-borne illnesses doesn’t happen without hard work and dedicated focus. Learn more about the Clarke Cares programs helping to create a healthier future for those at-risk around the world.
Purchasing insecticide-treated bednets that are distributed by The Carter Center to families across Nigeria, reducing the spread of mosquito-borne diseases like lymphatic filariasis and malaria.
Events are one of the primary methods used by the Clarke Cares Foundation to raise funds for our programs and spread awareness of our mission.
Events include the Foundation’s Swingin’ for Nets annual golf outing, a Kentucky Derby watch party, the Stand Up for Safe Water paddle-boarding event, and other local fundraisers.
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Clarke coworkers are actively involved in driving the Foundation’s mission, volunteering their time and talents to the management and execution of Foundation philanthropy.
And, the Clarke group is one of the largest donors to its own Foundation, providing matching gifts for any donation.
The likelihood of a small, privately-owned company in the Midwest aligning with a renowned philanthropic foundation such as The Carter Center seems quite unlikely. But when visions are aligned, it’s not.
In 2010, Clarke approached The Carter Center to see how we could support The Center’s efforts in vectored disease eradication and elimination in Nigeria. Bed nets, also known as long-lasting insecticide-treated nets (LLINs), were part of the solution. With a mutual interest in supplying this essential intervention, the Clarke Cares Foundation began fundraising to purchase bednets for distribution through The Carter Center into Nigeria.
Millions of Nigerians are no longer at risk of lymphatic filariasis since a pioneering partnership between Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Health and The Carter Center succeeded in 2017. The Nasarawa and Plateau states in Nigeria stopped transmission of lymphatic filariasis (LF) by distributing a combination of oral drug treatment of ivermectin, donated by Merck, and albendazole, donated by GlaxoSmithKline annually, and long-lasting insecticidal bed nets, donated by the Clarke Cares Foundation/Clarke Mosquito Control and Vestergaard Frandsen. Both states also provided community-based health education, including teaching improved hygiene techniques to prevent the bacterial infections associated with advanced LF symptoms.
If you or your organization would like to support the Foundation’s giving efforts through a financial donation or a local fundraising event, the Clarke Cares team is ready to help.