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Jericho Foundation Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, Children & Youth Services, Education, Scholarships, Scholarships & Student Financial Aid, Youth Development Programs

Mission: We work to educate, equip and empower marginalized youth in Bosnia and Herzegovina. We reach the unreached, make education a possibility, and supplement the education gaps through hands-on experience and leadership training

Results: We monitor the success of our education program through professor assessments, connections with local employment agencies, as well as academic progress. It is important to make sure we are delivering relevant and significant support to our students ensuring the greatest chance of success possible.

Target demographics: We provide college scholarships to students of all religion, ethnicity, and soco-economics. These students have different stories, but they all begin with adversity. From orphanages, broken homes, discriminated populations, and poverty, college is a dream and the immediate concern is safety and food security

Direct beneficiaries per year: 150 students

Geographic areas served: Jericho serves in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Programs: College scholarships and Holistic care

Community Stories

23 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Board Member

Rating: 5

I first heard of Jericho several years ago. slowly, as I learned more about the foundation, began participating in fundraisers. I was impressed with the mission of not only providing money for education, but building relationships and helping the students with developing life skills. Today I work part time with Jericho and serve on the board. I am more impressed every day with the Director, my fellow board members, our program director and the volunteers who take every decision as seriously as if they were making it for their own children.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was Jericho scholarship recipient and I feel some words that describe Jericho foundation well. They are warm, caring, helpful, optimistic, helpful, trustworthy but then I also like to think they are hard-working and very practical. Love you so much, you are amazing.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I first experienced the "family" of Jericho personally in the fall of 2014 where I was involved in the leadership seminar in Mostar! The students of Bosnia are so appreciative of their education and are eager to learn and connect with the Jericho team. Relationships are ongoing and provide the students with hope and confidence in their future and in their countries future. A team is also sent to the orphanage in Bosnia every year to provide love and support to the children and to teach them about their opportunity for an education in their future....hope!!!! There are so many amazing volunteers and staff and board members that have been a part of the Jericho family for many years! I am so impressed with how these people walk the talk showing Christ's love in so many ways. The Jericho foundation rocks!!!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

My wife and I have been involved with the Jericho Foundation for about 6 years, first as donors, then as speakers/mentors at the Student Leadership Seminar held annually in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina. In the latter role, we have been able to witness first hand how the individual lives of the scholarship recipient students have been positively impacted by Jericho's influence.

In addition, one of the blessings we have received from our work with Jericho is the personal relationships we have been able to develop with a number of the students, so we have been able to see their desire and drive to be change-makers in their still war-devastated homeland.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Be someone who makes a difference in the world! The Jericho Foundation is a group of individuals who seek to emotionally, spiritually, and financially support students seeking a college education to better their lives and change their country. The foundation also seeks to provide mentoring and medical aid to those who have not been as blessed as we are in the United States. Be a part of an organization that is making a real difference. Your support will provide life altering change to others. Supporting this organization means knowing you have truly "Loved one another". Cathy Shinabarger, former Jericho Foundation Board Member

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Donor

Rating: 5

This organization has a true passion and heart for the people of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Their belief in empowering all to gain access to education and producing strong community leaders is unmatched. I am thankful for the work they do, thank you Jericho!

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have been a donor to the Jericho Foundation for a year and a half. I had heard about the amazing work they were doing and wanted to be a part of it. I had the privilege of traveling to Bosnia and Herzegovina to work with the college students at one of the leadership seminars. I can say, first hand, that the money donated has a direct impact on these student's lives. There is no one more deserving of support. Students are changing entire family legacies by attending college and blazing the trail for a brighter future.

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Donor

Rating: 5

As a long time donor of over 15 years the Jericho Foundation has made dramatic and positive change in the lives of children and families in Bosnia. Their focus and mission has always stayed on target in utilizing funds and serving the people of BIH. Of all the charities I have donated to, this organization is the one I see the most direct results in the fulfillment of its mission

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I am Jericho scholarship recipient. Without Jericho's help I couldn't imagine my future and the moment I am living right now. I couldn't count on my parents' and older brother's help. They couldn't find a job and living in situation like that is sometimes very hard to imagine. My mother and father have only the primary school and brother has high school education. My mum had a cancer and she wasn't been able to pay the drugs and medical treatment. Because of Jericho's support I will be able to help my family I will find a job and become a successfull person who will stay in Bosnia and restore the hope in my country.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been involved with The Jericho Foundation for about 5 years as a donor and traveling to Bosnia and Herzegovina to volunteer. These trips are so life changing and have given me the opportunity to make lifetime lasting relationships with these amzaing kids. This organization does exactly what it says it going to do, give hope to the children in Bosnia and Herzegovina that would not otherwise have it.

2 Emily161

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've seen first hand what The Jericho Foundation does. Every penny donated provides for the education and well being of the children in Bosnia. I've been present for the tears of thankfulness of those kids who received that otherwise have nothing. They are the real deal & there is no better way to invest than a child.

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Advisor

Rating: 5

Jericho Foundation is an organization that has a proven record of making a difference in Bosnia and Herzegovina. More specifically making a positive change by investing in the future generation that unfortunately is unable due to economic difficulties rebuild and grow the country tha once was before the war.

1 Mark224

Board Member

Rating: 5

Bosnia continues to struggle and employment opportunities for high school students without college education is limited. Jericho Foundation provides hope and college scholarships to students from orphanages or financially struggling families. These students recognize the value of education and are so grateful to have the opportunity.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

An amazing organization that helps my country (Bosnia and Herzegovina) by helping it's youth to get an education and a better future. Jericho is a family to all the students that receive their scholarship. I am their first student and am proud to say that since I have finished school in 2008 I still have that family and support that every person needs.
My country was in war and has its struggles after that. Scholarships and student loans are not available and it is very important for smart, talented kids to have a support in schooling.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Although I was not involved in Jericho scholarship program, Jericho had a great impact on my life via my lovely wife. I think that if it wasn't for Jericho I would never met her. It was my honor to volunteer for Jericho two weeks ago!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a scholarship recipient of the Jericho Foundation. I had a difficult childhood. My mother died when I was 17, my father was an alcoholic and my brother abuser. Because of that, I was forced out of my home. I wanted to grow up and to be an independent and successful person. That was my biggest dream, but they did not allow. They stopped me at every step, sometimes financially, sometimes food, sometimes in ugly words and often with violent behavior. Through it all, it was very difficult to go alone but my light was Jericho organization. My dream would not have been possible without the good people who support Jericho. Jericho organization has made my dream come true and I became exactly what I wanted. My life is a reminder to all young girls who grow up with abusers and alcoholics, a reminder that with good people like you that I fulfill my dreams. Jericho organization is my reminder to the world there are still good people who want to help others and not to lose hope in humanity.

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Former staff

Rating: 5

As a graduated student who has receiving Jericho scholarship for four years, I can only say great words about Jericho foundation. For me Jericho is family. They helped me in so many ways. After first year of collage I wasn't able to continue with my education because of financial issues. Then Jericho helped me by giving me scholarship. Except material support, there were always somebody to talk with when I was feeling bad, having bad day or even to share my happiness after passed exam. Also, they gave me opportunity to visit America and work as an inter in American company. If I have ability to say 'Thank you' every day for the rest of my life, it wouldn't be enough to show my gratitude to Jericho. It really gives you hope to know that somebody, even very far from you, take care of you and you are not alone. Thank you Jericho :D

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

It is easy to see the direct impact your support makes on this foundation. I have had the honor of getting to know the incredible scholarship recipients Jericho serves and they are worthy students just looking for a chance. It is one of the most valuable experiences I have had with a foundation in my entire life. I am so thankful for the work they do, and getting to be a part of this story. To anyone considering offering their support, I would highly suggest the Jericho Foundation. They are transparent, honest, and like a real family! Thank you Jericho!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I can't believe there is an organization serving in the region the way Jericho is! As tragedies come, throughout the world, people retreat and move to the next issue. Jericho's commitment to the region has created lasting change and impact in the youth. It is vital that we stay in such areas so that a true difference can be made. Jericho is organized, intentional, impactful AND growing! I am so excited to watch their impact for years to come.

Review from Guidestar

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have been traveling to and reporting from Bosnia for the last twenty years for BBC Television News. Having lived in the Bosnian city of Mostar during the conflict in the 1990's, I am only too aware of how some charities promise much and deliver little. In the time I have known about the work of Jericho, I have been hugely impressed with their long-term commitment and ability to deliver on promises made. I firmly believe that charities such as the Jericho foundation will play a huge part in shaping the country for future generations. I wish them the best of luck.