The Palmier Foundation, a charitable organization focused on improving lives and communities around the world, is proud to announce its official transition to One Foundation. Founder Daniel M. Palmier is expanding the focus of his philanthropic efforts to spread the message of unity and equality for everyone, and the name invokes this spirit. The inspiration for the transition comes from Palmier’s strong belief that the world’s population must unite, serving One God who loves all his people unconditionally.
“One Foundation will strive to bring the global community together,” said Palmier. “Our mission entirely surrounds Him and His single desire for equality, care, and growth for each of us. We live in One world and are One people. We aim to unify the entire population through His message.”
Founded by Palmier in 2014, The Palmier Foundation is one of the most active philanthropies in the United States, combining financial resources, education, social services, and volunteerism to assist with diverse efforts.
The Palmier Foundation has donated to many noteworthy causes and developed ongoing relationships with charitable organizations like longtime partner Intervol, a Rochester, New York-based not-for-profit focused on recovering viable unused medical supplies from hospitals and clinics and distributing them around the world to underserved communities.
In October 2017 The Palmier Foundation set out to support Team Intervol in the Marine Corps Marathon. Palmier and team proudly surpassed their donation goal of $26,200, raising $70,100 in total. This donation continues to help Intervol expand its two main programs, Recovery of Unused Medical Supplies (RUMS) and Volunteer Medical Professionals (VMP). RUMS and VMP work in tandem to improve healthcare in developing countries and communities struck by disaster. One Foundation will keep the momentum going by supporting Team Intervol’s participation in the 2018 Marine Corps Marathon on October 28.
Another regular partner is fellow Bostonian organization Elizabeth Stone House, a not-for-profit assisting adult and child survivors of domestic violence, mental illness, housing instability, and substance abuse in need of shelter, safety, and stability. The Palmier Foundation recently participated in Elizabeth Stone House’s Fifth Annual Golf Tournament as a gold sponsor, helping to raise $30,000 for a new house to accommodate the needs of more people and families around Boston.
Environmental care is another important facet of One Foundation’s overarching mission. In Summer 2018, ONE Foundation supported local environmental organizations in Gulf Shores, Alabama, on the Emerald Coast. Alabama Coastal Foundation (ACF’s) Share the Beach Program and The Backcountry Trail Foundation each received $24,500 for their preservation efforts.
“One Foundation’s donation aligns perfectly with our mission to improve Alabama’s coastal environment through cooperation, education, and participation,” said Mark Berte, Executive Director at ACF. “The funding will help support our new Share the Beach program and boost public education about Alabama’s sea turtle population.”
This marks the largest single donation the Backcountry Trail Foundation has received from a private entity. “The donation can help the Backcountry Trail Foundation in many ways, such as funding the purchase of specialized equipment to increase lodging options on the Trail,” said Phillip West, Coastal Resources Manager for The City of Orange Beach. “We greatly appreciate being selected as a recipient for One Foundation’s latest charitable effort!”
This Fall, the newly transitioned One Foundation continues supporting the Asian Christian Academy (ACA), which provides post-graduate theological training and Christian education in India. Last year, The Palmier Foundation donated a total of $325,000 to the ACA, $100,000 of which went directly to the construction and opening of its College of Arts and Sciences in Bangalore.
Major progress has been made over the past few months. Landscaping, water, roadways, and other infrastructure were completed in summer 2018. Architectural work will begin soon, followed by the much-anticipated build.
The shift to One Foundation will allow for additional growth in these efforts while showing the world that unity is essential and entirely possible through God’s love.