Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan released the first impact report for the Archewell Foundation, tracking the work their nonprofit has accomplished since its 2020 inception.
From 2021 to 2022, the foundation's first full year of operation, Archewell raised $13 million and distributed $3 million in grants to support vaccine equity, relief centers, refugee resettlement, and building a better online world.
The foundation's global partnerships have also proved to have powerful results. According to the report, its partnership with Global Citizen procured 12.66 million COVID-19 vaccines, its partnership with World Central Kitchen served 50,000 meals, its partnership with Human First Coalition helped 7,468 people leave Afghanistan, and its partnership with National Women's Law Center produced a report with fresh insights on the gender wage gap and women's work experience during the pandemic.
Human First Coalition cofounder Safi Rauf shared a statement about the effect that Archewell's support has had on his organization's ability to do work.
"We are a young organization, formed in the midst of a crisis and dealing with many ongoing crises this year," he said in the report. "After the initial media blitz on the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan and most especially with the invasion of Ukraine, donors quickly lost interest in Afghanistan—but Archewell has been there for us. We were able to provide humanitarian aid in various forms to upwards of 10,000 individuals in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Most especially, in the 4 months after receiving the grant, we supported all living expenses for approximately 1,000 at-risk Afghans living in safe houses that we operated in Pakistan and Afghanistan."
As Archewell enters its third full year of operation, Harry and Meghan intend to focus on three main pillars: building a better online world, restoring trust in information, and uplifting communities.
The couple officially launched Archewell in October 2020, shortly after they announced they would be stepping back as senior members of the royal family.
"Before SussexRoyal, came the idea of 'Arche'—the Greek word meaning 'source of action.' We connected to this concept for the charitable organization we hoped to build one day, and it became the inspiration for our son’s name," the couple said, explaining the nonprofit's name in a statement back when they first announced the initiative. "To do something of meaning, to do something that matters. Archewell is a name that combines an ancient word for strength and action, and another that evokes the deep resources we each must draw upon."2023-01-31T16:05:26Z dg43tfdfdgfd