Cambodian Children's Fund

Rating: 4.92 stars   153 reviews

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Location: 2461 Santa Monica Blvd. PMB 833 Santa Monica CA 90404 USA

Mission: Our mission is to break cycles of poverty and abuse and to create positive change in Cambodia through intervention & education for the most impoverished and under-served children and families.
Results: Providing 1,800 kids with education and other services. Nearly 500 births with zero maternal deaths through the maternal care program. Dozens of children who once struggled to receive any education are now enrolled or preparing to enroll in university. More students attend university every year. Older students enrolled in vocational training have a 100 percent job placement rate.
Target demographics: impoverished families, kids
Geographic areas served: Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Programs: education, health care, nutritional programs, vocational training, leadership skills, and family assistance.
2015 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

My husband and I and three of our friends have just returned from an awe inspiring trip to
CCF . It has been a couple of years since we have been to Phnom Penh and toured the facilities at CCF and all of us were absolutely blown away by what Scott is doing and what he has accomplished since our last visit . From the moment you set foot in any of CCF's facilities, you are taken by the feeling of joy, energy and health that comes from the children. Scott has taken the most impoverished, malnourished, uneducated and uncared for children and turned them into happy, healthy, eager to learn leaders of Cambodia. Not only is he helping the children, but also the community at large, through his health services and water programs . This is a man who has put together an amazing staff and programs to serve the poorest of the poor in Cambodia , and his success rate is remarkable.
We are honored to know Scott and support him, and we are proud to sing his praises whenever and wherever we can.

Thank you .

Muffy DiSabatino

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How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

I got involved with Cambodian Children's Fund two years ago as a sponsor to seven girls. During three trips to Phnom Penh I have seen firsthand the profound impact CCF has had on their lives, and those of all the other CCF children, all of whom are among the poorest and most at-risk children in Cambodia. I have also seen how efficiently CCF uses each donated dollar so I agreed to joined the Board of Directors last November. Scott Neeson, the Executive Director of CCF, was president of Sony Pictures International prior to founding CCF in 2004. Since then, CCF has grown to incorporate three separate facilities, where over 300 children receive nutrition, housing, medical care, and a comprehensive educational program.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

- vastly improving the lives of extremely poor children in Cambodia. - addressing the health and nutritional needs of the families of those children, most of whom live next to the largest garbage dump in Cambodia.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

- seeing firsthand how the children absolutely flourish when given an opportunity to study, access to healthcare, and a sense of hope in their future.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

- truly dedicated to helping the children create better lives for themselves. The teachers provide a rigorous classroom experience in English, Khmer, computers, vocational training, as well as traditional Cambodian music and dance.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

- change the lives of so many more poor children, and their families.

Ways to make it better...

- CCF had sufficient financial resources to help the thousands of other Cambodian children who desperately want to be able to go to school.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

- raising sufficient financial resources to fund a variety of other programs that we have already identified to assist the poor.

One thing I'd also say is that...

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-11-01

 
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