Fabulous and Philanthropic...

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are pretty awesome! They donated $8 million in 2006...and more since then to various international and national aid organizations in need. It's nice to know that Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt give back while they are globe-trotting.  These are a few of the recipients of the generous donations made by the Jolie-Pitt Foundation.

  • Maddox Jolie-Pitt Foundation - dedicated to eradicating extreme rural poverty, protecting natural resources and conserving wildlife. MJP promotes sustainable rural economies that directly contribute to the health and vitality of communities, wildlife and forests." Cambodia
  • $2 million donation to the Global Health Committee to establish a center to aid children affected by tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS in Ethiopia.
  • $1 million donation to building hospital, school, community center in Namibia.
  • $1 million donation to the humanitarian effort assisting millions of people affected by the crisis in Sudan's Darfur region, the money distributed between three agencies playing key roles in Darfur and neighbouring Chad: the UNHCR; the International Rescue Committee and the international non-governmental organization, SOS Children's Villages.
  • $1 million donation to Doctors Without Borders
  • $1 million donation Global AIDS Alliance
  • $1 million donation to the Education Partnership for Children of Conflict - Support programs for American and Iraqi children suffering from the war.
  • $1 million donation to Human Rights Watch's work in Burma and Zimbabwe.
  • $100,000 Grant for Global Action for Children
  • $100,000 donation to Daniel Pearl Foundation
  • $100,000 donation to Global Green U.S.A.
  • $100,000 donation to Direct Change, a non profit that raises financial support for grassroots projects in Africa, to build a modern medical facility in Sudan.
  • $100,000 donation to Epidermolysis Builoma Medical Research Foundation.
  • $1 million donation to St. John's Hospital in Missouri to pay for cancer specialists.
  • $1 million donation to UNHCR for displaced people in Pakistan

Jolie will talk about her work in aiding refugees this Thursday when she and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton celebrate World Refugee Day in Washington D.C.