In 1997 Family Care
Foundation (FCF) initiated its global relief and development network,
the Mission Support & Humanitarian Services Program (MSHSP),
to conduct our programs and address the management and administrative
needs of grass roots organizations worldwide. FCF currently works
in close to 50 countries, providing both emergency humanitarian
services and sustained development in an efficient and cost-effective
Care Foundation's critical strength is the breadth, depth and
scope of our programs.
Based on the premise that there are many effective programs and
approaches already making a lasting difference in the lives of
others, Family Care Foundation attempts to identify existing,
successful programs to help achieve our mission, and to help them
build their capacity.
Working in joint
venture partnerships and coalitions that strengthen global grassroots
philanthropy and its leadership, our unique approach leverages
the resources entrusted to our care. Family Care Foundation provides
for our Projects and Managers the support network, information
disbursement, education, training, capacity building, technical
assistance, and seed funds. We also provide monitoring, evaluation,
and grant administration as an intermediary for US-based funders.
By drawing on a wide range of training, educational, and advocacy resources, as well as networking with other agencies, the yield is fruitful partnerships and collaborations on both the operational, as well as the funding level, with a diverse array of partner agencies and individuals. We coordinate similar programs on a global level, identify and share best practices among Project Managers, market global needs, obtain donor support, and coordinate required and appropriate reporting.
Our programs build
on the extensive experience and broad network of our local Project
Managers, the majority of whom have years of hands-on experience
in humanitarian and/or missionary work. Many are citizens of the
nations they serve and/or have extensive experience in their respective
countries, are fluent in the local language, knowledgeable of
the local culture, and have broad, enthusiastic support from government
agencies, businesses, and donors. The fact that FCF Partner Projects
tend to enjoy strong links and relationships with a host of government
officials, private businesses, and influential individuals, has
helped earn Family Care Foundation a proven track record for implementing
change in the communities we serve.
effective use of charitible dollars
not least, one of Family Care Foundation's core values is to remain
extremely cost-effective in our use of charitable dollars. We
strive to keep FCF's administrative overhead as low as possible.
Cost effectiveness is further multiplied by the increased buying
power of the dollar abroad, and the fact that grassroots
investment offers a tremendous return on philanthropic investment.
Care Foundation (FCF):
• Acts as an incubator for effective philanthropic ideas and entrepreneurial leadership.
• Provides both direct service delivery as well as training and technical assistance.
• Was incorporated in 1997 with the mission to enhance the quality of life for all members of the global community, especially those who are poor, suffering, or are otherwise disadvantaged.
of Giving to Family Care Foundation (FCF):
Is set up to make giving internationally easier and more effective,
eliminating many of the challenges encountered by those wishing
to help deserving causes abroad.
• Professional grant-making staff knowledgeable of, and experienced in, overseas work.
• Due diligence and accountability. We handle all legal and regulatory issues, ensuring that funds arrive safely and are properly used, as well as monitoring grantee effectiveness.
• Tax deductibility. As a qualified public charity, contributions to FCF are eligible for maximum allowable federal tax deduction.
Low administrative overhead.
Family Care Foundation has access to tried and proven organizations
on all continents. Qualified and effective projects have been
pre-screened and are accountable to FCF, and thus to you, the
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