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Causes: Children & Youth, Children & Youth Services, Gift Distribution, Human Services

Mission: To help children in need, who have been identified as high achievers, remain in school.

Results: Child Foundation has helped over 15,000 children to change their life. Presently, Child Foundation supports 9,000 children to be able to continue their education through its unique sponsorship program. This year, 2750 of our students got accepted into universities in Iran and 11 of our Afghan students were accepted by Afghanistan universities.

Programs: Iran: child foundation supports disadvantaged children in iran who need assistance in order to stay in school. The children and their families are identified by a social service agency in iran, refah koodak, and then referred to child foundation. Because of the us sanctions against iran, most support was provided in the form of bulk food, which is distributed to the children's families. As sanctions are lifted or licenses are granted by us ofac (us office of foreign asset control), cash assistance is provided as well. In the fiscal year ended may 31, 2014, child foundation received permission to provide $500,000 in cash; prior to the end of the fiscal year, $410,000 had reached iran and the remaining $90,000 was in process. The number of children currently receiving support is about 3,000.

afghanistan: child foundation matches supporters in the usa and other countries with disadvantaged children in afghanistan who need assistance in order to stay in school. Cf also supports the programs of future for afghan children, which runs a computer school and theater camp, as well as a program for thalassemia awareness and support.

indonesia: support is provided to needy children and enables them to continue their eduction. About half of the children are in elementary and middle school, and the other half are in high school.

usa: us staff matches sponsors and donors from the us and many other countries with children needing assistance and supports these relationships by facilitating communication between sponsors and children. They also ensure that pledges made are collected and forwarded overseas, and that sponsors are informed twice a year of their sponsorees' progress in school.

Community Stories

97 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Donor

Rating: 5

I had a fabulous experience working with this charity. They work hard to give the best opportunities and hope to the kids that they extremely need this. I hope everyone becomes familiar with Foundation and more and more kids have what they actually deserve.

Donor

Rating: 5

Amazing organization! they are the one I was always looking for.
Child foundation is a very transparent charity organization, that provides their donors with detailed reports.
regardless of all the limitations they faced due to the sanctions they did a great job on helping children and their families in many countries.
Perfect customer service! Many thanks for all your hard work

Mahdi R.

Donor

Rating: 5

Good experience in supporting students in need for over a year.

Donor

Rating: 5

Child Foundation is always leading the way to help children in need, whether they are in cold mountains in Afghanistan, in poor neighborhoods in big cities, or in refugee camps. I have been helping several different organizations over the years but have been particularly impressed by the efficiency and the focus of Child Foundation. It is my favorite charity and is always very clear and transparent on the reports and the expenses. Its existence is a blessing to people who eager to help children in need.

Abbas B.

Donor

Rating: 5

This organization is doing well in their approach and I am very satisfied from their activity. They regularly send me report about their activities and events.

Donor

Rating: 5

Child Foundation is paving the road to a more peaceful world by investing in education. I have been supporting the foundation for the past 20 plus years and will continue for as along as I am able.

Anahita A.

Donor

Rating: 5

Child Foundation has given me the opportunity to serve the country I love but had left when I was young. Through child foundation I can not only find two children in need but also I can know what are their life challenges and how can we change their future! Thank you Child Foundation!

MaryJoKimbrough

Donor

Rating: 5

We've been supporting a girl in Afghanistan for several years and have watched her grow and do well in school despite the poverty of her family. This is an organization that restores faith in the human race by bringing hope to children who want to attend school despite all odds.

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Donor

Rating: 5

My husband and I have been donating to Child Foundation for 3 years now. We were given a girl in Afghanistan to support. We were given details about her family, herself, their living conditions and her school achievements along with pictures. When I have asked for information about the extra money I have sent for her to see a doctor and coal for the family for the winter, I have received prompt answers as to the results of the extra donations. I like for our money to go directly to whom we are supporting and that is the situation with Child Foundation. I think this is an excellent way for us to help educate those who cannot do it on their own. To me education is the fastest way to peace and understanding and this organization works towards that goal.

Donor

Rating: 5

I have supported children through child foundation for almost ten years now and love the work they do. These are children living in poverty whom if not assisted can’t go to school or continue their education because their families can’t afford it. Child foundation support program helps ensure kids stay in school so they won’t face same problems as their parent when they grow up. It’s truly affecting the future generation. My sponsored kids age from 8 to 20 years old and I truly enjoy reading their progress reports and kind letters and watching them grow. It wouldn’t be possible without the great work of dedicated staff in Child Foundation.

Donor

Rating: 5

An extremely transparent and organized team with a great mission of helping children in financial to stay at School. I have supported several children from Iran. I have checked theit=r work by talking with them and their families. One of the students we used to support is studying Pharmacy at a University. We are so proud of him!

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been supporting this organization for many years now and am familiar with all their effort which mostly is all volunteers.

Donor

Rating: 5

I have sponsored children through Child Foundation for over 15 years. I have had nothing but positive interactions with the staff over the phone. I have enjoyed getting the regular reports on the children and feel very confident that the donations are making an impact. I plan to be a donor (sponsor) for many years to come

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Perfect customer service, having a progressive report of the child.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

They are the best. the overhead is low and they have facilities to communicate with children. the 6-month progress reports and thank you letters are the best part. They are polite, friendly and organized.

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Donor

Rating: 5

My husband and I had an opportunity to sponsor a child. I can't describe the joy when I receive the reports of her performance at school. Child foundation is one of the best, reliable organizations that I can truly trust. Thank you!

Donor

Rating: 5

This organization makes a marked difference in the lives of Iranian children. We have been so happy to sponsor our student from Urmia for so many years. We know her situation would leave her little else to fall back on in the country and that her education can be a powerful tool for her and her family.

Donor

Rating: 5

This organization operates with very little overhead so you know the majority of your donation will be going to the people in need of receiving it. I love how they put you in touch with the student you are donating the money to. I have received handwritten letters thanking me on how my donation has helped their education. Also right now as the floods are happening in Iran, they are truly the only organization that can operate legally (despite the difficulty of the sanctions) to help the people on the ground and in need.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is a wonderful organization with amazing people!

Board Member

Rating: 5

I was a previous board member of the Child Foundation, and saw up close the tremendous effort that the volunteers and donors put into fulfilling the organization’s mandate in helping children.

Donor

Rating: 5

I started donating to childfoundation 5 years ago and am supporting one child currently. They are reliable, functional and honest. They allowed me to talk with the child I am supporting while a professional social worker was present. I have verified their works several times.

Donor

Rating: 5

They do great work with minimum overhead and are very transparent.

Nazanin S.

Donor

Rating: 5

CF is efficient in delivering help and transparent in their reports.

Donor

Rating: 5

Our friends have gone through Child Foundation to raise some donations for some sick kids in several campaigns and the money has successfully and without any issue has been received by the kids parents. Thanks to CF and for whatever they do everyday to help other people

Ham E.

Donor

Rating: 5

Fantastic team, excellent works! The team provides invaluable services to children to help them not to be out of school due to poverty.

Alireza T.

Donor

Rating: 5

They are working so hard for the good cause of reaching out to help children of the world.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is a great organization which works for a very good cause.

Donor

Rating: 5

Best organizations to help children in the works regardless of place of birth and for this reason our foundation gave them a grant last year.

Donor

Rating: 5

I think child fundation is doing an awesome job helping children.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Great organization for a wonderful cause. Many thanks for all your hard work to help children in desperate need of help.

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been contributing to this organization for quite many years. What interests me in this organization is that the contributions are actually spent on the targeted causes.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have known CF for many years, and have contributed to this truthful, honest, and dependable charity organization that helps the children who cannot help for themselves.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

One of the best and most efficient nonprofit organizations, with the lowest overhead which supports more than 10,200 children through its unique sponsorship program by providing them month stipend as scholarship.

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Advisor

Rating: 5

A wonderful organization, doing a wonderful job!
Child Foundation is helping over 6800 children in need to go to school.

Lon Russell C.

Client Served

Rating: 5

In the memory of my precious Iranian wife, Mariam, I sponsor children through the foundation. I cannot describe the joy it has given to me to see that her donations are directly benefiting the children in her home country. I can think of no better way to help the children that are the future of us all. Thank you.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had the honor of serving as a volunteer for Child Foundation’s Nowruz celebration this year in March. The people who work together to run this organization are incredibly passionate, kind hearted, and trusting. They show endless dedication towards gaining funds to contribute towards providing a better quality of life and education that the youth in Iran deserve.

The passion within all members of Child Foundation is truly contagious. It was a pleasure volunteering for them and I look forward to participating in more volunteer work for this organization in the near future.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have had the opportunity of sponsoring a child and volunteering for Child Foundation for the past year. Working as a volunteer, I have become closer to the leading team and had the chance to work with all the dedicated and sincere members. Child Foundation is making a true difference not only for the future of each and every child that has been helped, but for all the generations that follow them.

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Donor

Rating: 5

My husband and I have been a donor to two children in Iran. I really enjoy the reports that we receive about there classes and a little about there social issues. Being a nurse, I understand that the needs are very great for young people that don't have access to proper education due to family circumstances. Thank you for the work you do for these children.