Human Services

Child Foundation

  • Portland, OR
  • www.childfoundation.org

Mission Statement

To help children in need who have been identified as high achievers to remain in school.

Main Programs

  1. Sponsorship Programs
Service Areas

Self-reported

International

Child Foundation has programs in the following countries:   The city of Mazar-e-Sharif,  Afganistan,  Iran (20 provinces and 14 offices), and in the city of Bandung, Indonesia. We have also provided emergency relief and aid to Haiti, Pakistan, Japan and Turkey as well as specific areas  in the United States.

ruling year

1995

Chairman of the Board

Self-reported

Mr. Ali Eydgahi

Keywords

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children, Iran, Afghanistan, humanitarian, poverty, homeless, international charity, sponsor a child, Indonesia, international charity, education, poor children, Underprivileged, school, sponsorship

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EIN

93-1148608

 Number

0580581890

Physical Address

2020 NE 102nd Avenue

Portland, 97220-3701

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

IRS Filing Requirement

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

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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Child Foundation's unique sponsorship program has helped more than 15,000 children in need to pursue their education. As our donors increase so has our sponsorship program. Currently we are supporting more than 6,400 children a month and project a 10% annual increase. Additionally, Child Foundation has provided timely victim assistance in Bam, Haiti and Azerbaijan's earthquake and Afghanistan's recent landslides.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Sponsorship Programs

Children sponsored through our programs receive recurring donations in the form of food, medicine, clothing, and educational materials, and in some countries housing and emergency assistance. Currently, Child Foundation offers sponsorship programs in Iran, Indonesia and  Afghanistan. 

Unlike making a one-time-donation, sponsoring a child can provide you with the opportunity to develop a deeper and more meaningful relationship with a child in need. As a sponsor you will receive letters, reports and up-dated photographs of your child;  and whenever possible, we encourage you to visit your sponsored child or children.

Our flexible sponsorship program enables you to tailor  your monthly contribution to meet your own financial capabilities and lifestyle.  (https://www.childfoundation.org/Default.aspx?TabId=105)

Category

Human Services

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Budget

$1,406,353.00

Charting Impact

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Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    Child Foundation is an international charity organization serving children living in poverty. Child Foundation provides underprivileged children support and a way to remain in school and obtain an education. Child Foundation believes by enhancing the quality of life for children in need, as well as their respective families, we substantially assist in access to an education and the likelihood of a better future for these children.

    Child Foundation's projects are defined according to UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to eradicate hunger, promote primary education and gender equality in the classroom.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    Child foundation through its unique sponsorship provides:
    • Stay in School Initiatives
    o Financial supports
    o Tutoring & other extra academic supports
    o Recreational programming
    o Scholarships and awards
    o Parent/family interventions to improve parent's involvement in their child's education.
    o After school programs offering activities such as computer instruction, sports, literacy, tutoring, music, art, homework help

    • Healthy Child Development
    o Parenting training and supports
    o Nutrition training and supports
    o Physical health training and activities
    o Family literacy upgrading
    o Mentoring programs for adolescents

    • Nutrition Initiatives
    o School breakfast 
    o Nutrition education
    o Food baskets

    • Heritage & Cultural Pride
    o Culture and heritage educational programs and trips
    o Cultural and heritage events and celebrations
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    Child Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization . Its board members have extensive experience in managing nonprofit and for profit businesses. Since 1994 Child Foundation is identifying and helping talented but deprived children and provides means for them to continue their education.

    Our main office is located in Portland, OR and we work with sister foundations in Canada, UK, UAE, Germany, Iran and Afghanistan.

    We are funded by the monthly contributions of our sponsors and individual members and additional grant funds. We have a core paid staff of 9 and many devoted volunteers around the country who assist us in our fundraising events.

    Child Foundation is also member of Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), United Nation Associations of United States (UNA-USA).
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    Board members undertake evaluation of our achievements according to our strategic planning frameworks.

    Accounting reports are generated on a monthly basis. We are committed to transparency, accurate record keeping and financial accounting. As such an independent audit is performed on a yearly basis and its report is available for general public review through our website.

    Board members and staff monitor monthly sponsorships, contributors and grant funding to maintain and/or increase.

    Customer compliments and complains are recorded by staff, timely addressed and responded to personally when appropriate.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    Our accomplishments:

    Since 1994 Child Foundation has provided assistance to more than 15,000 children living in poverty. The assistance eliminates the premature conclusion of childhood education in some instances by avoiding childhood matrimony. By providing access to education, the lives of these children, their families, are enhanced with likelihood of a better future.

    Also, Child Foundation raised $40,000 for Haiti's earthquake victims and helped build a school, raised $280,000 for victims of Azarbayejan's earthquake and built a school in Varzaghan to replace a school that was destroyed and in May of 2014 provided Badakhashan, Afghanistan landslide victim assistance.

    Future accomplishments:

    There are still hundreds of thousands of children in need who would benefit from Child Foundation's sponsorship program but for budgetary and logistical restraints. Child Foundation's expansion program to Africa is standing still until security environment improves but work with locals NGOs is being considered.

    Although the need for Child Foundation's work may never end likewise Child Foundation's commitment to continue the effort shall endure.
Service Areas

Self-reported

International

Child Foundation has programs in the following countries:   The city of Mazar-e-Sharif,  Afganistan,  Iran (20 provinces and 14 offices), and in the city of Bandung, Indonesia. We have also provided emergency relief and aid to Haiti, Pakistan, Japan and Turkey as well as specific areas  in the United States.

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CHILD FOUNDATION, INC.
Fiscal year: Jun 01-May 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Child Foundation

Leadership

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Chairman of the Board

Mr. Ali Eydgahi

BIO

Dr. Eydgahi received his M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. He started his career as a faculty member at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1985 and since then he has been with the State University of New York, Oakland University, Tehran University, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, and Eastern Michigan University as an administrator and/or a faculty member. Dr. Eydgahi has served as the chair and/or a member of numerous national and international professional societies and has received a number of awards for his accomplishments. Dr. Eydgahi joined the Child Foundation Board of Directors August 2011.

STATEMENT FROM THE Chairman of the Board

"Where there is encouragement, there is hope.

Where there is education, opportunity follows. The beginning of the school year is a time of celebration for us. A time to celebrate the beginning of another year of education for our children. By giving them education we enrich their lives and  help them grow, while also helping them  achieve success inside and outside the classroom. 

 

The longterm goal is for our children to be successful in the classrooom,  but we also want them to grow up to be responsible, productive citizens. Education is the greatest gift we can give our children."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. Ali Eydgahi

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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Yes

BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?