My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Oakseed Ministries International, Wheaton, IL, USA
My wife and I have been donors to Oakseed for more than 25 years. At first we were small givers, but also volunteered frequently in their office nearby. That was a good opportunity to talk with Oakseed's founder about the work being done by their partners. The office has moved away; but our contributions increased while we were away for a work assignment, and have been second only to our support to our own church, since our return 20 years ago.
We have been impressed with Oakseed's partners: not "branches" or "subsidiaries" of Oakseed, but local organizations who do ALL the work, in 3rd-world urban communities that have myriad needs and no resources. Oakseed's contribution is a share of the outside financial resources allowing the partners to function, plus constant prayer support, and time-to-time advisory counsel. Oakseed has also been willing to cut ties to "partners" who seemed more interested in helping themselves than those in need.
We are also happy to support Oakseed in the name of Holiday gifts to our nearest and dearest.
William N., McLean, VA