Orfund’s charitable giving has expanded from one community-based program in 2005, Kamogelo, which provided services to about 25 pre-school orphans and vulnerable children to charitable giving which has included eight community-based programs reaching over 750 orphans and vulnerable children each year.
Orfund Foundation Summary
The following provides some key information on Orfund Foundation’s activities since inception in 2004.
Since inception and through 2013 Orfund Foundation has received donations of over $1 million. Donations in 2013 were $126,582.
Orfund Foundation’s program funding from inception through 2013 is greater than $1 million. Annual program funding has increased from $11,500 in 2005 to $121,284 in 2013. Anticipated program funding in 2014 is about $120,000.
Most recently Orfund has provided support to the organizations listed below:
- Stepping Stones International – Youth Mentoring Program
- Kamogelo – Pre-school Program
- Kgothatso – Pre-school Program
- Flying Mission – Pre-school Teacher Training Program
- St Peters – Pre-school Program
- Holy Cross Hospice – Pre-school Program
These programs provide services to approximately 250 pre-school orphans and vulnerable children and over 500 school-aged orphans and vulnerable children. In addition through a partnership with Flying Mission Orfund provides funding to train pre-school teachers. In 2009 Orfund also commenced training in financial management and the computerization of accounting records and reporting.
Besides the absolute increase in the number of orphans and vulnerable children receiving services the range of services has also been expanded. From a start in 2005 of providing basic nutritional and material needs such as clothing and a safe environment the programs now provide early childhood development services including educational, nutritional and health services. These services are provided in modern facilities which meet the standards as set by the Government of Botswana. In addition Orfund is involved in building local human resource capabilities through the previously mentioned training initiatives. The expansion of local human resources is a key to building sustainable organizations.
Orfund Foundation’s Expense Policy
All of the Orfund Foundation’s employees and Board of Directors are volunteers and receive no compensation or expense reimbursement for out of pocket expenditures such as air travel, meals or hotels. The vast majority of third party services from lawyers, administrators, fund raisers and advertisers are provided on a pro-bono basis. The small amount of third party expenses that are not provided on a pro-bono basis (such as audit fees) are paid by the Founders. As noted in Orfund’s annual audited financial statement’s the above enables Orfund Foundation to operate with 0% of donations being used to fund its operating expenses.
Orfund Foundation Financial Statements 2013
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