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Featured Organizations

FCC Capital Board Members are reviewing potential organizations that may meet the criteria for like-minded organizations as listed in the board's charitable organization policy. When an organization comes to the attention of the board, and after review the board decides the organization meets its criteria, contact information will be added to this web page.

Altrusa International Foundation Inc.

Founded: 1917

Purpose: The Altrusa International Foundation is a not-for-profit humanitarian, philanthropic organization whose mission is to empower Altrusans to provide effective community service programs. The Altrusa International Foundation is dedicated to improving economic well-being and quality of life through a commitment to community services and literary endeavors. It was founded in 1917 as a service organization for women in the United States. It is now also open to men and has expanded to 16 countries. The International Office is in Chicago. Altrusa is a foundation composed of volunteer business people and professionals interested in community service. Many local chapters of Altrusa have been created throughout the U.S. and the world.

The Altrusa International of Longview-Kelso Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit corporation and funds contributed are tax-deductible in the United States.

Altrusa works hand-in-hand with The Amity Foundation, an independent Chinese voluntary organization that was created in 1985 on the initiative of Chinese Christians to promote education, social services, health, and rural development from China’s coastal provinces in the east to the minority areas of the west. Under its Back to School Project, Amity currently sponsors children in 48 counties in 13 provinces, three autonomous regions, and one municipality. More than 18,000 children were assisted in 1999 and over 30,000 in 2000.

For approximately $135 you can provide the opportunity for a child to attend school in China for one year.

Note: As an organization FCC Capital Area currently supports a young Chinese girl born in 2002 named Huang Leping from in the Ping Xiang orphanage. Individual FCC members may also support children through this organization, if desired.

Overhead Rate: 1.406 %

U.S Tax Status: Final 501c3 status granted.

Website: www.altrusa.ws

Address: Altrusa International of Longview-Kelso Foundation, Inc.
c/o Dr. Peggy Gurrad
P.O. Box 1354 Longview, WA 98632

Phone: 1-312-427-4410 (Chicago Headquarters)
Fax: 1-312-427-8521
Contact: peggy@gurrad.com or pegurrad@earthlink.net

Half the Sky Foundation (HTS)

Founded: 1998

Purpose: To enrich the lives and enhance the prospects for the children who remain in China's welfare organizations. This foundation operates several nurture and enrichment programs designed to prevent or reverse the ill-effects of institutionalization. The programs address the needs of orphaned children from birth through adolescence. It is named for the Chinese adage, "women hold up half the sky," to denote the fact that almost of the healthy babies abandoned in China are girls.

Overhead Rate: 16 %

U.S Tax Status: Final 501c3 status granted.

Website: www.halfthesky.org

Address: Half the Sky Foundation
740 Gilman Street
Berkeley, CA 94710

Phone: (510) 525-3377
Fax: (510) 525-3611
Contact: contact@halfthesky.org

Our Chinese Daughters Foundation (OCDF)


Purpose: Supports families who have adopted from China, as well as providing much needed assistance for orphanages throughout China.

Overhead rate: 11.3%

U.S Tax Status: Final 501c3 status granted.

Website: www.ocdf.org

Address: OCDF
P.O. Box 1243
Bloomington, IL 61702-1243

Phone: 1+ (800) 460-OCDF or (309) 829- 8202
Contact: lynn@ocdf.org or jane@ocdf.org

Yunnan Kids International, Inc. (YKI)

Founded: 2006

Purpose: Dedicated to improving the lives and future for children within the Yunnan Province and focuses on efforts to improve the health, living conditions, or education of the children of Yunnan. YKI seeks to support children in all forms of care; for example institutional care, care provided by foster families and ethnic minority children in Chinese families lacking basic necessities. YKI strives to accomplish this important work by:

• Supporting staff efforts in Yunnan orphanages province-wide
• Assisting children in foster care
• Supporting or developing infant nurture programs as appropriate
• Supporting foster families' efforts on behalf of their foster children
• Assisting in construction projects that benefit children of Yunnan.

Overhead Rate: 3.2 %

U.S Tax Status: Final 501c3 status granted.

Website: www.yunnankids.com or http://www.discoveret.org/yunnankids/index.htm

Address: Yunnan Kids International
P.O. Box 68621
Indianapolis, IN 46268

Phone: (703) 467-9828, (865) 220-5627, or (510) 559-1896

Contact: Mike Mahathy, President of YKI at ykidsinternational@yahoo.com


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Created on: May 29, 2007