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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: International, Philanthropy, Philanthropy, Charity & Voluntarism Promotion, Technology

Mission: Heifer Foundation was established by the board of Heifer International in 1990 to build an endowment to generate ongoing support for the work of Heifer International, to educate people on how planned charitable giving supports Heifer International's work and to serve as a fiduciary for our donors.

Programs: Attributed earnings paid to heifer project international for specific purposes as designated by donor restrictions, articles of incorporation, and/or bylaws of heifer international foundation. Heifer project international is a separate irc section 501(c)(3) public charity. Heifer project international's mission is to work with communities to end world hunger and poverty and to care for the earth. A total of 230 grants were issued during this fiscal year.

amounts spent to educate individuals on how planned charitable giving supports the work of heifer project international and other 501(c)(3) organizations. A total of 126,247 individuals were educated by heifer international foundation this fiscal year.

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Agroecology - In a world where land is overused, community members need to learn how to protect and rejuvenate their land, water and other natural resources. Heifer helps by teaching environmentally sound agricultural techniques. Animal Well-Being - Before any Heifer animal is passed along to a project partner, Heifer trains the new recipient in animal management, using our strictly enforced. Animal Welfare Guidelines Gender Equity - In Heifer's view, gender equity is a social justice and human rights issue that directly leads to ending hunger and poverty. That's why our participants are equal partners in sustainable development projects. HIV-AIDS - Today, we as a world community, confront AIDS, a virus that in the past 25 years has either infected or killed over 64 million people. It is not only a health issue, as it fractures every sector of society, for Heifer, it is a prominent concern in the arena of sustainable development. This is why Heifer is incorporating HIV/AIDS education in our community training groups. Microenterprise - Heifer provides both "no-interest living loans" in the form of livestock, as well as small monetary loans to help people start and expand businesses that yield big benefits for families. Urban Agriculture - Heifer is reconnecting city-dwellers with their food sources, building strong alliances and instilling an entrepreneurial spirit among adults and youth through our Urban Agriculture projects. Young People's Initiative - Heifer weaves youth-focused programs through all our project work and emphasizes young people's needs. Through Heifer International people who either have time to volunteer, through information booth that can be set-up during local events to inform the public of all these different avenues that Heifer International does to help people develop sustainable life styles. Even if a person on a limited budget. Through their on line gift catalog you can afford for as little as $10 a gift that can help a family gain independence to feed their families, communities, to start a micro-business and to pass on that gift to another family.