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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Philanthropy, Public Foundations

Mission: To strive for greater awareness of Nepalese culture and strenthen ties of friendship

Results: Providing more than 100 scholarships a year and helping women in Nepal

Target demographics: Needy people in Nepal

Direct beneficiaries per year: 300

Geographic areas served: Tri-State Area

Programs: scholarships, cultural events.

Community Stories

6 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters



Rating: 5

FONNJ(Friends of Nepal, NJ)has been a great source of inspiration, and it has been my good fortune to have helped fund their worth-while projects, including micro-loans, libraries, scholarships and the like. FONNJ could be a model for some other charitable organizations, insofar as return on investments and dollars going where they need to go and should go. My pleasure.



Rating: 5

I am happy to be part of this wonderful organization and making a difference in the lives of those who needy people in Nepal.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Friends of Nepal-NJ changes lives by connecting the community with resources for cultural development, encouraging people to exercise their humanity, build civic discourse and engage their creative potential. Thank you for all your support and initiatives.

1 Tulsi Maharjan


Rating: 5

Friends of Nepal-NJ is successfully impacting lives in Nepal through education, job training, micro credit, sustainable livelihood project and meeting the basic human needs of clean water and hygiene training. As a volunteer, FONNJ has shown they are focused on long term results in peoples' lives. FONNJ is not interested in a simple fix, but is willing to look at a problem through different sets of eyes and develop an action plan to solve the real problems behind poverty. FONNJ programs are preparing future leaders in Nepal, and will continue to produce well educated and trained Nepalese to lead their country into the future.


General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am very impressed with the work Friends of Nepal is doing in the our community here and in our homeland Nepal. Especially, the latest project to teach young people about their culture and language. This type of programming encourages community involvement and gives greater opportunities for young people to learn about their cultural heritage.

Scholarships and micro-credit program is also making a big difference in the lives of many poor people in Nepal.

2 Tulsi M.

Board Member

Rating: 5

As an experienced nonprofit professional, I give FONNJ an A+ for its stewardship of its funds. This organization makes donations go further than any I am aware of anywhere. Their wide array of programs and activities in humanitarian services are impressive and all are delivered with a high degree of competency. Friends of Nepal-NJ funding comes from many sources making it a strong, viable organization that serves its community.