Last week's Global Citizen Festival in New York City, which welcomed 60,000 attendees and featured performances from Foo Fighters, Neil Young, the Black Keys, raised an astounding $1.3 billion in charitable commitments. Festival founder Hugh Evans wrote a blog on the subject of awareness meeting action that can be read here.

An excerpt from the Huffington Post details where some of the concert funds will be allotted: 

“The festival galvanized organizations to make noteworthy commitments including $500 million for children's health from UNICEF, $167.5 million for women's empowerment from The Half the Sky Movement and $100 million for clean water from charity:water.”