Educational Institutions

Sabre Foundation, Inc.

  • Cambridge, MA
  • http://www.sabre.org

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Mission Statement

Sabre Foundation, Inc., founded in 1969, works to build free institutions and to examine the ideals that sustain them. Its largest project makes millions of dollars' worth of donated books available to needy individuals in developing and transitional societies worldwide through non-governmental partner organizations, libraries, universities, schools, research organizations and other similar institutions. Through its Library and Information Technology Services, Sabre helps organizations in these regions take advantage of rapidly evolving Internet and related information technologies.

ruling year

1969

Principal Officer

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Ms. Tania Vitvitsky

Keywords

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africa, books, Internet training, education, development

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EIN

23-7042881

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Education N.E.C. (B99)

Libraries, Library Science (B70)

International, Foreign Affairs, and National Security N.E.C. (Q99)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

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Program 1

Since 1986, Sabre's centerpiece has been its international Book Donation Program. Partnering with non-governmental organizations, libraries, universities, schools, research organizations and similar institutions at home and abroad, Sabre has donated over 7 million NEW books and CD-ROMs, value at nearly $200 million, to needy individuals in more than 80 countries. Focusing on developing and transitional societies, Sabre's book program took root first in Central and Eastern Europe, and has since expanded to countries in the former Soviet Union, Asia, Africa and the Americas. Through its partnerships with NGOs around the globe, Sabre came to understand the need in countries in transition to take better advantage of rapidly developing electronic communication and information tools. Sabre's Internet Training Workshops help individuals improve their access to information resources and their ability to use these resources effectively. The workshops cater to such specialized needs as those of librarians, teachers, students, trainers, scholars, entrepreneurs and NGO personnel. Sabre customizes its services to reflect a trainee's background and specific infrastructure issues in the trainee's home country. Participants from countries as geographically diverse as Kenya, Mongolia and Ukraine have trained at Sabre. Sabre staff have also traveled abroad to provide training on-site.

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SABRE FOUNDATION INC
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
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Sabre Foundation, Inc.

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Principal Officer

Ms. Tania Vitvitsky

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Franz Colloredo-Mansfeld

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