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Manley Foundation

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Causes: Philanthropy, Philanthropy, Voluntarism & Grantmaking Foundations, Private Grantmaking Foundations

Mission: Manley Foundation assists those individuals and organizations who have made it their life's work, through vision, energy, and determination, to create solutions for problems facing people and communities, often against difficult and discouraging odds. But there are innumerable organizations that are too small to be considered by large foundations, charitable groups, or governmental agencies and who face a daily struggle to survive as they help meet the needs of those who have fallen through the cracks of society’s safety nets. That's where Manley Foundation steps in. Through our financial assistance, we strive to move some of the stumbling blocks out of their way. We serve as a vehicle to allow contributions for the express purpose of assisting those individuals and organizations who set out to enrich the world, touching the lives of countless thousands of people.

Results: In 2012, 85% of our expenses were spent on Programs (donations made to charities noted below), 10% on Fundraising, and 5% on Administrative. We strive to and excel at keeping our Administrative expenses below industry standards, and spending our donors' funds on Programs/donating to those in need. Manley Foundation also earned the Gold-Level GuideStar Exchange Participant Seal, demonstrating our commitment to transparency and accountability. Thanks to our donors, Manley Foundation was able to provide assistance to the following outstanding nonprofits in 2012 - 2014: ~ B.E.A.T Riding Center (2013 & 2014) ~ Science Factory ~ Lane Senior Support Coalition ~ Burned Children Recovery Foundation ~ Active Lives, Active Minds ~ Center for Dialogue & Resolution (Youth Peer Court Services) ~ Community Supported Shelters ~ Doctors without Borders ~ India Partner ~ Restorative Ministries ~ OISM ~ Sisters of the Road ~ St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Our primary goal for 2015 is to continue our fund raising efforts, secure additional funding, and assist an even greater number of the well-deserving, yet often overlooked organizations who solicit our help each year. See what our grant recipients are saying: http://www.manleyfoundation.org/A_Note_to_our_Donors.html

Programs: Programs vary based on need (see http://www.manleyfoundation.org/ThoseWeServe.html), but include organizations serving: • At-risk youth • Burned children • Abused and neglected children • Families and children fighting cancer • Disadvantaged handicapped adults & children • Returning injured vets • Hard to place foster children • Individuals suffering from Alzheimer's • Homeless mothers, children, and families • Individuals in need of health care • Individuals in need of food, shelter, and clothing • Endangered animals

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Rating: 5

Manley foundation has helped us the past few years in scholarshipping individuals with disabilities. They get riding lessons at reduced rates or at no cost. We serve children, adults and veterans with social, pychological and physical disabilities. Organzations like Manley help fill in the gaps in our endeaver to fundraise for our clients so they can become the "best they can be". "There is something about a horse that is good for the inside of a man" is well said by Winston Churchill. One of our clients who is scholarshipped is a boy named Issac. He has cerebral palsy and other developmental disabilities. When he came here at 4 years of age, he could not sit up or walk. His grandparents bring him here every other week for a riding lesson. They come from Silverton, Oregon, at least one hours drive. Soon after starting his lessons, he began to sit up on his own. As time went on he was able to walk with assistance. At age eight, he began to walk. Doctors never thought he would walk. He was not in any other therapies other than horseback riding. Small miracles to big miracles, Manley can take some of the credit for making it happen.

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Rating: 5

Manley Foundation is such a caring Foundation with a true desire to help us who help others. They give the personal approach without making you feel as if you are communicating with someone only through paper. I sincerely thank them for all their efforts to try to help us as a very struggling small organization. THANK YOU MANLEY.