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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

106 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Donor

Rating: 5

I'd give Child Foundation most-improved non-profit! I've been donating to them for at least 15 years. They had legitimacy, consistency and great work-ethic in all the years I've given, but they've become even more professional and engaged in the past several years. And, when I had my doubts about the organization when their name was swirling around with respect to Iran sanctions, their chief executive hopped on the phone with me to walk me through the inaccuracies I'd spotted in the news. I'm grateful to them for their hard work and look forward to watching them expand the good work they do.

Ole O.

Donor

Rating: 5

I am pleased to contribute and sponsor children via Child Foundation, which is very reliable for taking care my charity fund for the recipients in Iran, Indonesia and other countries.

Mr. Seyedali in particular has played very instrumental role in making this charity organization bigger and stay afloat.

I will keep supporting this foundation so long as it exists and I am here and capable of doing so.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

You have touched lives of so many children and their families and made it possible for children to continue their education and not to go bed hungry! Thank you!

Donor

Rating: 5

My wife sponsored a child who was a victim of domestic violence. She got to meet the child which was also great. Overall, very well-run charity

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been a donor for over a decade. I appreciate the hard work and dedication of Child Foundation staff and management in delivering the promise of education and better opportunities to those who are facing adversity beyond their control and needing it the most. Child Foundation is changing the world for the better, one child at a time. And for that, I salute you. Thank you!

Donor

Rating: 5

I'm very grateful to Child Foundation for all their help to the children of needy families in Iran and around the world.

Bahar Bastani MD
Professor of Medicine - Nephrology
Saint Louis University, Missouri USA

Donor

Rating: 5

Have sponsored children from Child Foundation for many years and seen so many completing their education some with university degrees. It is a source of personal satisfaction to feel that I was involved in success stories of some children. It is wonderful to know and be involved with an organization who can support people like me help other children in need.

Reza Eshghi E.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Great charity with the highest rating in Charity Navigator.

Fardin A.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been sponsoring a small girl for several years through Child Foundation. I have seen their dedication and devotion to these children. Despite all the barriers, given the countries they work in, they have been hard at work to get around these problems and help the children. I am happy that this organization exists.

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Had the honor of serving Child Foundation as a volunteer (in Portland); even though briefly, but enough time to know some wonderful and devoted staff behind the scenes who are running this organization that serves an invaluable and well-needed cause...Child Foundation is the network of goodness.

Alireza B.

Donor

Rating: 5

Malala: one teacher, one book, one student and one pen can change the world. Education for kids is a great aim and this organization is toward this
Ali

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My country is in need of help in many ways, but most of all it is the children that should be cared for, in order to have and be able to create a better future. Child Foundation is the only valid and active foundation I know. In the recent earth quake, we were desperately looking for a way to send a small help to Iran, and it was only through this foundation that we could easily do it. I sincerely thank all its philanthropists and benefactors.

Donor

Rating: 5

Education for underprivileged kids is the BEST thing anyone can give them. So, when I heard about what Child Foundation was doing to allow these young minds to open up and flourish, That was the moment I knew I wanted to be a supporter of it. One of the most fulfilling achievements in my life is to help these young people. Keep it up.

Babak H

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been a proud sponsor with Child Foundation for many years.
they are a great organization providing and caring for children all around the world and IRAN. they help children to be able to have a education and support them to be successful citizens of tomorrow whom are going to make a change in the world. I am also volunteering with Child Foundation and it is a pleasure. I strongly recommend this great organization and am confident that they are making a difference in the world.
Please join us to make our voice heard and be part of the children's lives..
Thanks,
Best regards,
tina Sarabandi
tina

Kasra K.

Donor

Rating: 5

How can we make a better country to live? or make a better world to live?
We've been blessed to be supported by our family to grow up, being educated and make a comfortable life! What if we didn't have any support? What if we weren't born in a good environment?!
I can't thank enough to this professional and wonderful organization, for helping those beautiful blossoms turn into flowers.
I've supported a lovely boy since 5 years ago and see how he is getting a better person. I want him to feel proud of what he is becoming. One day, those small kids will make a significant impact in future, but without our support - it's all about suffering!
Child Foundation is one of the most trustable organization. Support it!!

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been supporting a child since 2012 and this organization is doing great. I love the child six-month reports that they send to me. :)

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been a donor to Child Foundation for more than 3 years. This is a really great organization that far exceeded our expectations. I appreciate their time and effort to help needy children.

Donor

Rating: 5

I've been with them for about 8 years now and regardless of all the limitation and challenges they faced due to the sanctions they did a great job on relieving the pain of many families in many countries. I and my wife sponsored 6 children from the childhood time and by now one of them is married and the other on is in university and the rest have a chance to continue their studies.

Donor

Rating: 5

I have sponsored a child; I receive annual report about my child and his status.

Sara163

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been working with Child Foundation for a few years now. I am so touched by what they do and the difference they make in children's lives. thank you for everything that you do.

Azin S.

Donor

Rating: 5

They are doing great job! The Most trusted organization for children I've ever seen!

Donor

Rating: 5

supporting children was the only reason I joined. they are doing great!

Donor

Rating: 5

This amazing charity makes it very easy for sponsors around the world to help children, mainly for their educational expenses. Can't thank them enough.

Donor

Rating: 5

I regularly donate to this charity and I am confident that they serve the most vulnerable members of the society.

Donor

Rating: 5

Happy to have the blessing of being a part of this community to share love and contribute to the wellbeing of other humanbeings through improving education as the basic need to spread the message of love and understanding.

Donor

Rating: 5

This trusted organization works very well and I am happy that I have the opportunity of helping someone and receiving regular updates and feedback.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Education is such an important eliminator of poverty. Child Foundation far exceeded our expectations in helping us give back to those children who want to go to school but due to lack of funds, can't. We believe Child Foundation is changing the world one child at a time!

Mariam J.

Donor

Rating: 5

This is one of the charities that I trust to donate my money to.They put the children first. I feel joy to be part of someone's life every time I get the report from the children I'm sponsoring.

Golta E.

Donor

Rating: 5

I encourage everyone to get involved with this organization and help a child in need. It's been one of the best decisions I made years ago and I hope that more and more people start sponsoring kids to give them the life and opportunities that our parents were able to give us.