Frances and Henry Riecken Foundation, Inc.

Rating: 4.8 stars   5 reviews

Issues: Education

Location: 214 Lakeview Way Emerald Hills CA 94062 USA

Mission: We promote democracy and prosperity in Central America by creating and supporting community libraries that awaken a spirit of discovery and citizen participation.
Target demographics: rural communities in Central America
Geographic areas served: Central America
Programs: Each library offers varied programming including early childhood development, story hours, book clubs and youth activities.
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EIN 04-3500365
650-206-2539
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Rating: 5 stars  

I am primarily familiar with the foundation's role in Guatemala, but what I've seen, I really like. So much so that for my recent 50th birthday I asked others to support the foundation instead of gifts. I've visited one of the libraries and I'm amazed at the success the organization can produce with such little overhead. It's first in line for a non-church charity in my budget.

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Rating: 4 stars  

In April of 2012 I visited 2 libraries developed by the Riecken Foundation; 1 in San Juan La Laguna and 1 in Chiche'. Both were intensely in use at the time and apparently very popular in their respective communities. The directors were enthusiastic and passionate about their role in their communities. Each also appeared to be well qualified and well trained to manage these community resources. The purpose of the visits was to observe first hand the use of funds provided by the Rotary Club of Reno, Nevada, USA. We were impressed.

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