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Causes: Children & Youth, Children & Youth Services

Mission: A family for every child in our lifetime. For the past 20 years, Miracle Foundation has improved the lives of more than 15,000 children and impacted nearly 300 orphanages. Today, we are an industry leader in family-based care, helping to reunite orphaned children with families, and working at the local level to keep children from entering the system. We utilize the power of data to create real, sustainable change. Our proven Thrive Scale™ methodology is based on the UN Rights of the Child and allows us to systematically measure and improve all aspects of a child’s well-being, both in an orphanage setting and as they transition to a family. In addition, our leading-edge FosterShare™ app offers a revolutionary and welcome change to the US foster care system, helping children avoid the painful process of being moved from home to home.

Results: ∙ 15,000+ children’s lives improved ∙ 2300+ government workers and childcare providers trained ∙ 47% increase in Thrive Scale™ scores for children we directly support ∙ 28% of children we’ve worked with are now reunited with their families ∙ Implemented our Thrive Scale™ methodology in nearly 300 orphanages

Target demographics: Vulnerable children and families

Geographic areas served: Global, India, United States

Programs: ​Our work in the past was grounded in helping orphans to have a better quality of life but has evolved to ensure that every child has an opportunity to grow up in a family. In order to achieve this, we have three initiatives: (1)Prevent children from entering the system. Every day around the world, social workers, caregivers and government officials make decisions that impact millions of vulnerable children. Along with UNICEF and other partners, we provide highly specialized training and educational resources for these “boots on the ground” workers in the childcare ecosystem. Through this collaboration, Miracle Foundation has trained 2300+ government officials and caregivers and activated community and youth led initiatives. All of this outreach works to identify and support at-risk children and vulnerable families long before formal interventions become a necessity. This is the future. This is how we break the cycle. (2)Transition children from orphanages into families. After years of supporting children in orphanages, we now focus on helping children transition from orphanage care to family-based care. To facilitate this, we’ve adapted our Thrive Scale™ to measure and activate a child’s rights after they return home. Part of this work also involves encouraging orphanage buy-in on the concept of family reunification. (3)Connect the US Foster Care System. Miracle Foundation is applying our expertise in data collection and ground-breaking technology to the US foster care system. With the introduction of our FosterShare™ app, we are simplifying reporting and connecting community services to foster families. By linking agencies, experts and education to an easy-t0-use app, we are creating greater stability and preventing the traumatic negative impacts on children when they are moved from foster home to foster home.

Community Stories

252 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Donor

Rating: 5

I've donated to Miracle for the last couple of years because of the systematic approach they take tackling the problem, combining working with governments, influencing policy, community organisations. Those efforts are combined with the comprehensive on-the-ground work they do to monitor, maintain and improve the orphanages and work towards moving kids into families and I've seen the direct and broad impact they've had.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Miracle Foundation has been such an inspiration to volunteers who are looking to serve the community and have been involved in every step of the way, trying to help us see what we can do! While trying to fundraise, they would hold several meetings to help keep us on track and remind us that we can do, always bringing new people who offer different perspectives. It has been such a great experience for me to grow in service and as a leader in today’s world!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Miracle Foundation has been such an amazing non-profit to work with because they truly make helping those in need their top priority. The staff members and coordinators are so caring and genuine and are always ready to help out and be there when we need them. Their student ambassadors program is so impressive and I am so happy to be a part of it. The underprivileged children in India that are in need of a loving home and education can definitely count on Miracle foundation to help their dreams become a reality because the outreach is exceptional.

Donor

Rating: 5

I've been a supporter of the Miracle Foundation for more than a year and have attended two of their online annual meetings. I left each one in tears, I was so moved by reports about what had been accomplished and what was being planned for the future...and by the testimonies of children who'd been helped and by administrators of Miracle Foundation programs. This organization is making a significant difference in the current lives of many, many children (and the adults who care for them), and it is changing the future of the communities in which these empowered children take leadership. The Miracle Foundation is an inspiring example that it not only "...takes a village to raise a child," but it takes a community of care, integrity, and vision to raise every person--child or adult-- living in the village. I'm grateful to be able to support an organization that supports so many others so effectively.

JohnMarshall

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I've worked as an orphan advocate for the past 8 years, and I've seen many players in this field. I choose to partner only with the ones who have a proven track record of effectiveness and trustworthiness; Get things done, prove results, don't waste my money. After more than 20 years serving vulnerable children, I can say: Caroline Boudreaux and her team are the real deal. They do what they say they're going to do, their charity watchdog ratings speak for themselves, and they're nice people. In full disclosure, I've done some freelance video work for them...but even if this were not true, I would still endorse them as people, as an organization. and as a nonprofit worthy of your support. As the world pivots away from orphanages and towards family-based care, Miracle Foundation is leading the way and generously offering their innovations and resources to all those working towards the same goal. If you don't know their story, check it out at www.miraclefoundation.org

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have worked along side the Miracle Foundation team in general and Caroline Boudreaux in particular and am always impressed with the passion, dedication and professionalism they bring to the work of caring for orphaned and abandoned children. As an orphan advocate myself, I am extremely selective about the organizations I partner with, needing to trust that the leaders are sincere, their practices are trustworthy and they keep the children's best interest in mind at all times. I can say, without hesitation that Caroline and her team meet all of these criteria and are, in my opinion, a force for good in this challenging field. Keep up the great work!

Donor

Rating: 5

I am proud to support an organization like Miracle Foundation. Being from India, I feel it's important to give back to my community, and I greatly respect the integrity with which Miracle approaches their work there. I am inspired by the dedication of their staff and have shared their projects with friends in India working in the social sector who have been impressed with Miracle's tools. I was especially happy to support their much-needed aid children's education in India during the COVID crisis. I look forward to staying involved with their work. Thank you for all that you do!

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been a donor to Miracle Foundation since 2019 and love being able to support the work that they do to get children into families. Through their regular communications and stories you get a really clear idea of what your money does and the impact you are making. I feel confident that my donations are being put to good use!

Donor

Rating: 5

The Miracle Foundation is a wonderful charity that truly cares about their children, and the goal is for everyone to have a permanent family. They were adaptable to Covid and personalized giving campaigns ,and i'm very impressed with how the org has managed to optimize case worker workloads. They are quick to respond and open to feedback. I love volunteering for thank you calls.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was given the great opportunity of interning with the Miracle Foundation. Throughout this internship I have been able to learn and grow through the work and their mission. I was initially drawn to the Miracle Foundation by their mission, what they believe, and work towards. I am incredibly proud of the work I have been able to do while working here. Not only is the work valuable, but the staff of the American office is so welcoming and always in a good mood. Out of all the work experiences I have had, the Miracle Foundation has the warmest and most inviting environment.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

When I first met the founder of The Miracle Foundation, Caroline Boudreaux, I was so moved by her passion about caring for orphaned children that I immediately volunteered my services as a nonprofit business consultant. The Miracle Foundation was a much smaller organization then, but Caroline‘s vision for helping orphans was already huge. With the seed of an idea and a heart filled with love she began a mission.

At first Caroline didn’t know how to accomplish what she envisioned but that didn’t stop her. Upon finding her vision and determination irresistible, many other people with a variety of skills joined her in her mission and have helped in a variety of ways. As a result, thousands of children now have much better lives.

The Miracle Foundation has continually evolved over the years, becoming increasingly able to solve the problems surrounding orphans. Through developing scalable, sustainable models it is able to send children who were living in orphanages home to their families and help children who are still living in orphanages receive the love, care and education that they need to thrive.

The Miracle Foundation embodies excellence, integrity, service and love. With a goal of ensuring every child has a home and ending the need for orphanages worldwide, the organization is making steady progress. Every dollar is used as carefully as possible to make sure that children are helped as effectively as possible. I am honored to have donated time and money to this extraordinary international organization that is transforming the lives of children.

Kay Christopher

Advisor

Rating: 5

I've been involved with Miracle Foundation since 2006 and think it is a great organization. The team is truly committed to their cause and have put all children (and the well-being of children) at the center of everything they do. The organization is also very efficiently run and has the ability to ensure that most of your donation (whether time or money) is leveraged as fully as possible for the cause. I will be involved for decades to come and love the work they're doing to expand their reach globally and ensure every child can be in his or her home or have a home. Beautiful, soul-filling work!

Donor

Rating: 5

I’m so proud to say that I absolutely donate to The Miracle Foundation. Their vision and mission is so important to the lives of children and they have a solid, proven record.

Joanne C.6

Donor

Rating: 5

The Miracle Foundation is an organization that truly puts a child's needs ahead of everything else. They have worked vigilantly over 10 years to support the basic human rights of every child. While I enjoyed trips to India as a volunteer working with the children at the orphanages I applaud Caroline and her board and staff and their pivot from child sponsorship to spending donation money and human effort to creating a measurable way to identify and strive to achieve human rights for every child, and for finding permanent homes for orphaned children within their culture in India. I am proud of my small contributions to this organization and can attest every single person associated with the Foundation and the other volunteers I have met are people of generous hearts who always want to put each child first.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been interning at Miracle Foundation for almost a year now and have loved every moment of it. All of the individuals working with Miracle are so passionate and dedicated to the mission of the organization. With every program that is carried out, the organization has been sure to keep the needs of the children they are working with and the mission of the organization at the forefront of the program. Everyone within the organization is open to new ideas or changes that are in the best interest of the children that they are working with. I will be forever grateful for the opportunity to be a part of the work that this organization does!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I started interning at TMF in 2016 and cannot say enough great things about this organization and the amazing human beings who are behind it. This is an organization that is completely transparent, has metrics in place that results in full accountability for every cent donated, and they genuinely believe in the work they are doing. Where many would turn a blind eye, TMF just rolls up their sleeves and gets to work. I have maintained relationships with many on the team because they are purely good human beings who approach everything they do with their full heart. If you are looking for an organization to support, to get involved with, to donate to - TMF is the one. They have changed the trajectory of the lives of so many overlooked and often forgotten children; they have given these children their dignity back by providing them their basic human rights and needs.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have seen 14 years of the 20 years of Miracles by Caroline and her team. I have worked alongside most of the team in both Texas and India and they never cease to amaze me with their innovations. And they have never waivered from their mission. Go Miracle Go!

1 Kathleen E.1

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been a donor and volunteer with the Miracle Foundation since their grassroots beginnings in the early 2000's. What struck me about this organization is that they have never lost sight of their goals - ever evolving while navigating the unchartered waters of running children's homes in a foreign land and helping these kids rejoin families. They put the health and education of these youngsters first. I have visited several of their homes and can attest to the fact that the donor's money is going exactly where they say it is going, not lining someone's pockets. They are a solid organization making our world a better place.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was a volunteer with Miracle Foundation to India several years ago. I didn't know what to expect but I assumed it would be really sad conditions. Instead, I saw first hand the care and concern they have for the children. The children were happy and felt secure. Miracle Foundation provided a safe place for them, a caring environment, education and most of all hope for their future.

When I was there, a young boy had just been brought in, malnourished and withdrawn. By the time my husband visited there several months later, that same boy was healthy, happy and very engaged in others!

Lives have been changed by Miracle Foundation! The experience I have had with them was life changing for me for me, too! I so thankful for all they have done and continue to do!

Donor

Rating: 5

I love the focus on significantly improving the lives of orphans and the proven success they have in doing that. The Miracle Foundation has developed a methodology that they share with other organizations to lead the effort in improving the quality of life for children everywhere. One reason I support this organization is because I know my money is being used to provide direct support to the kids. The administrative costs are kept to a minimum through efficient management and a great volunteer network. I admire the passion and commitment of the founder Caroline Boudreaux and her team to expand the reach of the work they do.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I just finished a (virtual) internship with Miracle Foundation this past summer. I had an amazing experience learning about the care and thoroughness that goes into ensuring a happy and healthy life for each child they connect with. The love that the staff at Miracle Foundation has for all children is immense and so inspiring. I LOVE this organization, and wish everybody had hearts like these people do.

Donor

Rating: 5

Miracle Foundation is an exceptional organization in that it is constantly evolving to meet the needs of the children served. As a donor of 10+ years, I appreciate being thought of as a partner and so kept abreast of changes, new initiatives, and problems solved. Miracle Foundation has both the heart of compassion and the head of strategy and effectiveness.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have over 10 years of experience volunteering with and donating to The Miracle Foundation. They are committed, honest, resourceful accountable and reliable and always stay focused on the children and their futures. Whether it’s my time or donations, I feel secure with their focus and commitment to their mission. They are a blessing to this world and to all those they serve.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This organization has changed my whole perspective on the level of thoroughness, thoughtfulness, and love that goes into caring for these kids. The Miracle Foundation has blown me away with their attention to detail, from employing the Rights of the Child as established by the UN to their scalable model for measuring how these rights are being met. The thought of these incredible children being cared for, encouraged, and supported to thrive fills my heart. I’m always wanting to know how else I can help, and what I can do to support this excellent organization.

Perch D.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I've been participating with The Miracle Foundation for about 15 years now. I searched for several years for an organization I could believe in. TMF is it! I've been on 4 trips to visit the orphanages and the kids. Every trip has been rewarding and an adventure. I was always very impressed by the quality of care and love the kids got. The staff is well trained and give all of the children so much real love. I highly recommend TMF to anyone who is looking at making a big difference with orphans!

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have known and been a donor of TMF for about 8 years. I have gone on 3 trips to visit some of their orphanages in India. The progress these orphanages make once TMF takes them on is Astonishing! You can see it in the kids faces.
They have created a logical proven methodology to bring orphanages out of poverty and to have them flourish. The staff has always been warm and friendly. It has been a great blessing to me to be able to know that I have an organization here in America that helps me impact kids on the other side of the world.
Perch Ducote

1 RGAustin

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I don't have enough words to express my gratitude for this organization and what it has done for so many. I have been with The Miracle Foundation to visit India on three different trips after years of donating to the mission of helping break the poverty cycle by lifting up and empowering children to reach their full potential. What was so amazing was to see first hand what my donations and support (along with countless others) had put into motion and the end result was astonishing. I was so scared on my first trip to India with TMF...worried that I would be sad and depressed when I visited these children. But I had a smile glued to my face at all times because I was completely surrounded by children that were happy, healthy, smiling, loved, thriving, grateful, curious, and smart! I was hooked and went back two more times in as many years to see those gorgeous children and others like them in various areas. Additionally, I will say this group of people that form The Miracle Foundation work so hard to make sure to keep operations and overhead costs as low as possible in order to funnel as much as they can of every dollar to the mission itself and those they ultimately serve. Caroline Boudreaux, the founder, is the real deal. She followed her heart and her calling, choosing an extremely difficult path versus an easy, paved one that lay before her. She's never looked back and as a result she has touched thousands of lives. I love that her goal is to put orphanages out of business. How amazing is that? Every child in a home...and she won't stop pushing toward that goal. I'm in awe of everything this organization does and has done and it's why I have been supporting it with my time, my talents, my gifts, my presence for 19 years, and will continue to do so well into the future.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I can’t recommend this nonprofit enough! I feel confident donating and knowing that the nonprofit is extremely well operated and managed. The team works hard to implement its inspiring mission.

2 Tatiana Santana B.

Donor

Rating: 5

I always say that the Miracle Foundation is changing the World one child at a time. I am confident that In the future all those children whose lives have been touched and made better by the love of the Miracle Foundation, they too will have open hearts to love and improve the lives of others around them.

1 Chris M.12

Donor

Rating: 5

Amazing organization! The orphans they help in India are thriving! Great leadership team. I highly recommend you looking into this fantastic life changing non-profit!

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Donor

Rating: 5

Our family has been supporting Miracle Foundation since its inception, we've watched it grow over the last 19 years. We are consistently impressed with the amount of time and effort they put into meeting the changing needs of the underserved in our world and also of Miracle Foundation's commitment to keeping their donors informed.

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Donor

Rating: 5

The Miracle Foundation had me at the word go! From the very beginning when every child needed a mattress, to the days, weeks, and months after the tsunami when they needed a roof over their heads all the way to the present when TMF is providing children with an education that will give them a way to provide for their own families. Caroline has not only given these children a chance in the world, she has made sure they experienced love along the way. It amazes me how she has shaped a world for them that includes healthy relationships with their house mothers and encouraged a bond between the children and their sponsors. All this while she makes sure they are fed, clothed, sheltered, educated and medically cared for. Now that's what I call a Miracle!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had the wonderful opportunity to intern at the Miracle Foundation and my time there exceeded all of my expectations. I got to witness just some of the inspiring work that everyone involved with the Miracle Foundation does to fight for the rights of children around the world. The Miracle Foundation's work taught me that in a world that can sometimes seem to be filled with hate, love can be found at every corner and passionate people have the ability to foster positive change. The Miracle Foundation gave me hope for a better and brighter world. At the Miracle Foundation, everyone believes in the importance of a loving family for children to learn, grow, and feel supported in. They say once you are apart of the Miracle Foundation family, you will be forever. This is a family I am immensely honored to always be apart of.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I started volunteering for Miracle Foundation in 2016, and it has been an awesome journey. The people are amazing, highly driven and committed to make an impact. The organization is extremely transparent and they are always willing to answer any questions you may have. They are very accommodative and can always find a role for you if you are willing to volunteer. So thankful to be a small part of a great organization doing miraculous life changing work.

Vidhya K.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Throughout the past four months, I have been a intern in the Programs Department. I have loved working with this fun team and seeing what a huge difference this foundation does. Through the reports given on each of the orphanages that is helped by the Foundation, I see how helpful and caring the Foundation is. The Foundation is organized and detailed and will do whatever is necessary to help the children.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I interned at the miracle foundation for a year with their development team. During my time with them, I was able to see first hand how their work impacts the lives of children in India. Seeing the level of care every staff member had for each other, house mothers (the children's care takers) and the children shows that everyone involved is driven by true passion.

Both the international and US based teams are so knowledgeable in terms of leadership and project management, I was always grateful to sit in meetings and hear the goals for future growth.

After my time interning I became a sponsor (no longer to to personal financial constraints) but I continue to support the Miracle Foundation however I can. '

Keep up the great and important work!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Through my time as an Intern, I have been fortunate enough to witness firsthand the true passion, dedication and heart behind The Miracle Foundation. The Miracle Foundation's mission is to provide life-changing care and family reunification to orphaned and vulnerable children. This incredibly inspiring mission is accompanied by an equally inspiring and caring staff. The Miracle Foundation is an amazing organization!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

"My friend asked me to volunteer with Miracle Foundation after she had spent 4 months volunteering with them. I greatly enjoyed working with the staff and learning about their programming, passion, and dedication. Miracle Foundation is a great example of a 5-star nonprofit!"

Phoebe M.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteered with Miracle Foundation in the winter of 2017 and it was such a fun experience. It can be difficult for an international nonprofit to connect individuals in America to the people and places they serve internationally, but as soon as you walk into the office you feel the connection to their work. Miracle Foundation is an excellent nonprofit and I'm proud to have volunteered for them!

Priyam Joshi S.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I recently moved to Austin and am thrilled to volunteer at the Miracle Foundation. I have been following their incredible story for a few years and they were at the top of my list of social impact orgs to work with in Austin. I admire their child first philosophy and seeing the team go above and beyond to make sure that the kids in India are in a loving, sustainable environment is inspiring. Go team!

Donor

Rating: 5

We went to India and visited a group of amazing kids that Miracle Foundation supports. Although we thought we were the ones giving of our time and service, the children gave us all so much more love and joy than I ever imagined. My heart is full.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am an intern with the Miracle Foundation and I have had a wonderful experience thus far! I decided to apply for an internship after reading about the mission and the impact that this foundation has had in the lives of so many orphaned children. It is awesome to see how much each person on staff uniquely cares for this program and works to fulfill the mission of the Miracle Foundation. The staff members genuinely have a heart for supporting the kids in need; and this heart is reflected in how they go about doing business. I enjoy being in this work environment because it personally encourages me and challenges me to take a passion that I have for a social cause and seek to be a part of the solution. Even in the few weeks that I've worked here, I have already learned so much about how this particular foundation works and how nonprofits operate in general. I think that the Miracle Foundation is doing a great work and I am so excited to continue learning and growing through my experience as an intern!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

As an intern at Miracle Foundation, I was initially drawn to this nonprofit because of the way they framed their mission. As an international nonprofit providing life-changing care to orphaned and vulnerable children around the world, Miracle Foundation seeks to go "out of business" by the year 2040. This was a revolutionary idea to me, but one that makes so much sense upon further reflection. Nonprofits, like Miracle Foundation, exist to help solve societal issues; therefore, if you effectively solve the issue, there's no longer a reason for the nonprofit to exist. Since starting my internship with Miracle Foundation, that message has really been driven home for me. Everything the foundation does is working towards the goal of having every child out of an institution and into a loving family. I have immensely enjoyed the opportunity to apply my passion for human rights and social justice towards helping support the work that Miracle Foundation does to ensure that the United Nation's 12 Rights of the Child are realized by each and every child, everywhere.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I interned with Miracle over the summer, and it was one of the best learning experiences I have ever had. I witnessed firsthand how much they care about the children and how hardworking all the employees are. They always made sure that I was enjoying the work I was doing and that it aligned with my career goals. Miracle has greatly helped me grow professionally and personally - they truly love what they do every single day.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was able to serve as an intern at The Miracle Foundation, fall of 2017 and absolutely loved it! I came across the organization by simply looking for nonprofits in the greater Austin area with a mission that I felt aligned with my passions and I chose the correct one. I was able to meet some of the friendliest people with a professional attitude toward one common goal of helping the children. I would highly recommend everyone to become involved in any way!

mitchellcohen111

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I recently moved to Austin and was looking for places to help out and volunteer. I went on Charity Navigator and found Miracle Foundation was on the top of the list based on their outstanding rating. After doing more research I learned more about their mission and their founder's incredible story. I then met the founder at a Social Impact Summit and have since gone into the local office a few times to help with a project. Everyone is super friendly and also super driven behind the foundation's cause and mission. This is an awesome organization!

1 Laney S.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I interned with the Miracle Foundation during my senior year at the University of Texas at Austin. I had an incredible internship experience and was beyond excited to be hired on as a staff person in May of 2018. In the short time that I have been apart of this organization, I have witnessed an unparalleled commitment to their mission and a fearless orientation toward innovation. I am so proud to be apart of an organization that does not settle for the status quo. The Miracle Foundation continually seeks new opportunities to better serve orphaned and vulnerable children both internationally and right in our own backyard.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a current development intern at the Miracle Foundation and am so fortunate to confidently say I support the mission of TMF and I am gaining valuable experience in the nonprofit sector. Everyone who comes in and out of the office, full-time staff or even volunteers, are always with a smile on their face and passionate about what they are working on. TMF has already done such amazing work and I can't wait to see what is in store for the future.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I was fortunate to be a Miracle Foundation ambassador to Anwesha orphanage in Agartala, India in Fall of 2016. Science in a Suitcase, an Austin non-profit dedicated to spreading STEAM education to underprivileged children, organized volunteers and fundraising to get us over to India where The Miracle Foundation connected us with Anwesha to help bring STEAM education to some of the most beautiful children I've ever interacted with. We did simple science experiments with the young kids, and taught programming and engineering concepts to the older kids using the LEGO WeDo robotics platform over the course of three days.

This was one of the most enriching and fulfilling experiences I have ever had the opportunity to participate in! These kids have so little, yet are still so full of life, hope, and happiness. All the mundane challenges of getting over to India ready to help these kids melted away the instant we drove up to the Anwesha gates in our Tuk-Tuks and saw the whole orphanage waiting eagerly to receive us with all the pomp and circumstance they could muster. We taught programming, did some neat experiments, and setup a sustainable robotics program in the Anwesha computer lab with trained mentors during our time there, and every time one of the children looked me in the eye beaming with excitement and happiness, I just wanted to hug them.

The Miracle Foundation created this opportunity for us, and I am forever grateful. Heather Shaw of the Miracle Foundation in Austin helped us organize our preparations for the trip, and once we arrived in India, all the logistics like food, transportation, and lodgings were taken care of. Barbara Joubert was absolutely incredible in the way she took care of us in India and the way she loves every single one of these kids, she is an inspiration. Thank you Heather, thank you Barbara, and thank you Miracle Foundation!

2 Laura356

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Miracle Foundation is a nonprofit that truly does amazing things for orphans around the world. The founder's story fuels the organization with a fierce passion to create Centers of Excellence where these children in need can thrive until they are reunited with their kin. Keep making miracles happen!

2 Rahul B.

Donor

Rating: 5

The Miracle Foundation has a strategy. And it is working. They aren't just tossing dollars and riding missions statements, but executing on a coherent and amazing strategy.

It was beautiful to see what they do. I went in to my work with them (teaching robotics at one of the homes) a skeptic. I had watched the ted talks and listened to stories, but there is always a part of you that wonders what they do with your donations, how real the story is, how affected are they by corruption in the country the work in, etc.

And man, it was beautiful. Spending a week teaching Robotics to the kids in the home, I saw the joy that permeates every facet of the home. The kids have the opportunity to be children. They are not forgotten orphans. The eat and play, they have mothers. They get individual attention, teaching, training, equipped to stand on their own two feet.

When we came, there was a new girl that had just come. You could tell, because she didn't smile or talk or interact. And I saw so many times the mothers in the home or staff would go hang out with the girl and comfort her. And we did too. Just such an amazing community feel.

Ren H.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had the privilege going to an orphanage in Agartala, India with The Miracle Foundation in September 2016. I didn't know what to expect. I have never met an orphan in my home country, let alone India.

I met the nicest group of children when I was there. They didn't have much in terms of material possession, but they were loved. They were well-fed. They got good education. The 12 rights of children that The Miracle Foundation believes in really showed at the orphanage. The children probably had sad pasts, but they were so happy at the orphanage.

In the short four days, the children passionately called me "Dada," which means older brother. I don't have any siblings, but had so many littler brothers and sisters that week. I was there to set up a robotics program. I don't know how many lives I changed that week, but it certainly changed mine. It put in perspective how prevailed I am simply because where I live and from.

People say India is incredible, but children were even more so, every single one of them. I can't wait to see them grow up and make India even more incredible.

Board Member

Rating: 5

My wife Raka, our children, and I have been actively involved with the Miracle Foundation for over ten years. We have made annual trips to orphanages run by the Miracle Foundation for the past four years, and I have served as Chairman of the Board for a number of years.

The numbers speak for themselves: Miracle Foundation helps 2,500 kids, which translates to over a million meals, hundreds of thousands of medicines, and thousands of textbooks. Imagine a typical household with two kids and multiply what happens there by one thousand, all with a maniacal attention to detail to meet each child’s needs!

More than just the numbers, however, I am a big fan of the Miracle Foundation due to what I call my “3 Ps”:

a) Process: Miracle Foundation has a proprietary Thrive Scale—this is a methodology created to measure and enable systematic change in their homes. The process emphasizes measurement followed by investment at greater rates as a home/organization hits its critical Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). In my world, this is venture capital meeting a non-profit: something as magical as true fusion of oil and water!

b) Persistence: Miracle Foundation has an amazing team in the U.S. While the staff is 10,000 miles away from the children they serve, it makes positive change with uncompromising integrity in India. This is a testament to the team's sheer perseverance and grit for the kids they serve. It is impressive they’re able to succeed and make this vision a reality.

c) People: The Miracle Foundation staff is among the most amazing people we have ever encountered. From a place of selflessness, motivation for the well-being of the kids, and very astute business thinking, the team has conceived and implemented a technology-enabled methodology (with tremendous attention to detail) that creates the maximum impact for every dollar generated.

I have seen many companies, have sat on many Boards, and have worked with amazing CEOs and entrepreneurs. But there is something about the folks at Miracle Foundation that makes you want to help them with their mission to empower the world’s most vulnerable children. Supporting them is one of the best decisions I have ever made.

Donor

Rating: 5

The Miracle Foundation is a fantastic organization.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I was blessed to travel with other Miracle Foundation ambassadors to meet the incredible children of Balgram Poynad. These children were inquisitive, happy, and funny. They were fed delicious, nutritious meals and were in excellent physical condition. Their living conditions were clean and comfortable, and their home mothers were loving and caring. The children discussed their aspirations for their future with no limits on possibilities. The Miracle Foundation has changed the lives of these incredible young people. I hope many others will support this vitally important organization!

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Donor

Rating: 5

The journey that I took with the Miracle Foundation was extraordinary. I was not expecting to go to an orphanage and meet children that was so full of joy . There is no doubt that these kids are loved . Those children was very well taken care of . I know that they are getting an education because we walk them to school . This group of kiddos was very happy and healthy . I got to see first hand exactly how much the donations we make to the Miracle Foundation is providing for these children . I have to say it is very impressing . I will continue to support those children by donating to the Miracle Foundation.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Love lives in the eyes of the Miracle Foundation's children. The kids in the care of TMF are filled with light and joy. They laugh with their stomach muscles, play competitively but fair, dance gracefully and whole-heartedly. They are being raised by hard-working, impressive women who are referred to as house mothers....and mothers are definitely what they are. The model created by The Miracle Foundation is beautifully implemented. It provides these precious people with not only what they need today, but the tools and hope for bright futures. We left them in the most tender of hands, in a place filled with goodness, with mothers and brothers and sisters whose devotion to each other is something that the whole world should be able to see. I recommend you go see it!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been donating to them for years now. They are going to do great things for orphans all over the world. Their system is transparent, measurable, and SO obviously working when you visit with the impacted children!!!
This is my fourth trip to India with TMF and I am sure it won't be my last.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I just returned from my third trip with the Miracle Foundation. I also promised one of the girls that I would come back and see her so there is a fourth trip in my future.
The whole experience is amazing - the kids are a joy, the staff at the homes operate with transparency, TMF staff always makes me feel safe and supported in a new place, the other ambassadors are also a huge part of the experience.
We donate monthly with plans to continue that indefinitely.
Highly recommend this charity!
Jessica Killen

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Donor

Rating: 5

I am a long-time donor (over ten years) to The Miracle Foundation, and my association with their organization and their methodology is a tremendous point of pride for me. Their work defining a measurable, sustainable, effective solution for protecting children's rights has been impressive at every turn. Recently returning from my first trip to one of their homes in India, I can attest first-hand to their success is creating environments where children not only thrive, but have a home. These abandoned and rescued children are joyous, educated, responsible, and actively participate in the management of their own lives. They have futures. Big ones.

I would encourage anyone, anywhere to become involved with, and donate to, The Miracle Foundation.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I run a nonprofit that partners with various nonprofits around the world to bring unique educational experiences to children. We’ve had the fortune of partnering with The Miracle Foundation for several years now to bring STEM education workshops to kids in the homes they support in India. Each experience has been incredible, and I cannot say enough good things about this organization. The staff of the Miracle Foundation are so incredibly committed to these children and passionate about giving them the love and support they need to become healthy, thriving, human beings who get that they matter. If you ever have an opportunity to go on a trip to visit one of their homes, to look these children in the eyes and tell them they matter, to laugh and dance and just experience joy with them… I highly recommend you take it. It will forever change you.

Nicole Richard
Co-Founder of Science in a Suitcase

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had the opportunity to visit an orphanage in northeast India that the Miracle Foundation has invested in, this past month, and the experience was astounding. First, the kids were happy and their happiness was tangible. I clearly could not communicate with any of the children extensively, but every time I looked at any of the children, a big smile would fill their face. It was beautiful! I was so excited to be with the children, and they were just as excited to be with me. The Miracle Foundation has made an impact in the lives of these children that is truly providing all of their 12 rights of a child, but also a happy, clean and loving home.

I was so impressed, and so happy to have spend a few days getting to teach some basic science and robotics concepts to the children. The organization truly cares about every child that walks through the doors of their homes.

They were also very supportive of their volunteers and very thankful for our time and efforts. I will definitely keep on supporting!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was fortunate enough to join The Miracle Foundation this year on one of their trips to a children's home in India. I was blown away by the quality of life experienced by the 40 young boys living at this home. This home has been a part of TMF for three years, and has made huge improvements in everything they do. The most important part of my trip was seeing the difference between where these children started and where they are now. It goes to show how much of an impact TMF is playing the success of these homes.

In addition to meeting the boys, I also had the opportunity to meet with the founders of the home and some of the generous people who work there. The people involved in this home are truly good people and have devoted their lives to helping children. These are the type of people that make big differences and touch the lives of everyone they meet. My confidence in the organization largely lies in the dedication I saw in those people. With a foundation like that, TMF will have a lot of success and make a huge change in this world.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is a fantastic organization, and this was an amazing, life-changing, wonderful trip! They took care of absolutely everything so that we could focus on our work with the kids.

We could tell the children and the orphanage staff all just adored the Miracle Foundation staff, and it was obvious that 1) TMF had done a lot of work to get the orphanage to its current state, and 2) we made a huge impact with our robotics program and STEM activities.

If I could give 5000 stars, I would.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was fortunate enough to travel to India & visit a Miracle Foundation children's home. What I expected to see and what I experienced were two completely different things. I anticipated meeting the saddest & most malnourished children on this earth. I was completely taken back when I met these happy and loving children who have all of their necessities met. The Miracle Foundation has guided this home and has helped them grow into success story after nearly 10 years of struggle. The workers of the home receive a significant amount of guidance on running the home from the organization. The miracle foundation doesn't just pour money into the home they actually teach the employees the tools needed to run the home like a business while loving and caring for the children equally. Each child has their 12 rights met at all times and there are measures in place to assure that this is so. The children are growing intellectually, emotionally, and physically.
As sad as it was to separate from these children, I left there knowing that each child is well taken care of. I know that the money I've donated is going to the right place because I saw, first hand, a thriving home full of love & happiness. I witnessed the systems in place to assure that this home is moving forward and properly guiding the children to have a future. A future is not something promised in India so these kids happen to be exceptionally lucky to be involved with the Miracle
Foundation. Without this organization so many children wouldn't have a chance.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

My trip with The Miracle Foundation to one of their partnership orphanages in India was a great experience. I witnessed the Foundations premise and vision of providing the full scope of meeting resident children's measurable needs and outcomes in daily practice. The children are thriving and gifted with a lifetime legacy that will positively impact their whole lives, and will undoubtedly pass on to their future generations.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Hi Friends,

I associate with Miracle foundation for 3 months and working as per the guidance and support given by Miracle team for the benefits of children of our SAMPARC Bal Asha Ghar, Pune, India. The partnership giving guidance and providing me the tools to see the progress of our work. In few months, I have come to know many new techniques which are helping us to ensure the rights of Children. I am thankful of Miracle foundation for giving their knowledge to work in better way.

Thanks & regards,

Tulshiram Khadagale,
Project incharge-SAMPARC Bal Asha Ghar,
Pune, India

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

It was really grate experience with working with Miracle foundation team for one year. Our partnership with Miracle has helped us to give best services to our orphan & needy children of SAMPARC canters.

As a partner ,we have learned many things to monitor the progress of children as well as for the organization through various innovative tools used by the team. The tools which have been used by Miracle foundation in our SAMPARC Children’s Home is really helping us to monitor and track the progress of our work in education, health & nutrition and overall needs of the children.

We are really thankful team for giving their feedback and guidance as knowledge partner of SAMPARC. We are really proud to associate with Miracle foundation.

Thanks & regards,

Satish Mali,
Progarme Manager-SAMPARC, Pune India