World Rehabilitation Fund

Transforming Disability into Possibility

New York, NY   |  www.worldrehabfund.org

Mission

WRF is Transforming Disability into Possibility. The World Rehabilitation Fund is the pioneer organization devoted to the development and implementation of rehabilitation programs for persons with disabilities throughout the world.

WRF’s mission is to enable individuals around the world with functional limitations and participation restrictions achieve community and social integration through physical and socio-economic rehabilitation and advocacy; and to prevent disability and reduce disadvantage.

WRF believes that all people, regardless of disability, have the right to participate fully in their communities, to attain education and viable employment.

Notes from the nonprofit

Please be advised that the World Rehabilitation Fund, Inc. Suite number has change to Suite 700. Thank You.

Ruling year info

1962

Executive Director

Dr. Nadim E Karam M.D.

Main address

16 E 40th Street Suite 804

New York, NY 10016 USA

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EIN

13-5647844

NTEE code info

International Development, Relief Services (Q30)

Rehabilitative Medical Services (E50)

Economic Development (S30)

IRS filing requirement

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Lebanon Emergency Assistance

WRF-Lebanon is a leader in coordination efforts among local and international humanitarian agencies helping refugees with disabilities though its Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) among Refugees from Syria and in Host Communities in Lebanon. In addition, WRF is implementing an Emergency Assistance Project all over Lebanon to provide Prosthetic and Orthotic devices and services to persons with disabilities among refugees from Syria and within the Lebanese communities. It also supplies eyeglasses, vision correction devices and hearing aids for children with visual and hearing impairments.

Population(s) Served
Immigrants and migrants
People with physical disabilities

World Rehabilitation Fund engages in short term projects to improve the lives of people with disabilities. 1. WRF provides fiscal sponsorship to the Pakistan Society for Rehabilitation for the Disabled, the largest program for persons with disabilities in Lahore, Pakistan. 2. WRF provided rehabilitation medicine equipment and materials to three hospitals in Tacloban, Philippines to assist with rebuilding of the Rehabilitation Units at the hospitals affected by the devastating Typhoon Haiyan in 2013. 3. WRF is supporting a music education program at the Ecole St. Vincent, School for Children with Disabilities in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti.

Population(s) Served
People with physical disabilities

WRF is involved in a project to assist Ecole St. Vincent, a school for children with disabilities founded by the Episcopal Church. The Music for Haiti project was developed by Dr. Josie Stein, a scientist and an amateur violist, who, as a teenager, volunteered to help the children at the Ecole St. Vincent school.

The project collects instruments, music, and other materials to help the children’s music education. The school educates some 450 children with physical disabilities including those with mobility, visual and hearing impairments. 80% of Haitian schools, including, Ecole St. Vincent, were destroyed or badly damaged by the quake. So far some 30 instruments have been delivered to the school. Luthiers Sans Frontieres of Belgium also has helped to bring many of the instruments from Europe to Haiti and will be providing assistance in the maintenance of instruments used in the program.

The project also has raised funds to help pay for the music teachers at the school and for the purchase of a keyboard. For this project, WRF also is partnering with Haiti-New Jersey Partners of the Americas. The music program has long been considered one of the prize programs of the school and has high participation by the school’s students.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Where we work

Awards

Development Marketplace Winner 2003

The World Bank Group

Affiliations & memberships

InterAction - Member 2014

Better Business Bureau 2014

Financials

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World Rehabilitation Fund

Board of directors
as of 4/22/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Richard Drucker

Cornell Capital

Marilyn Salant PT, FAPTA

New York University

Emilie Pryor

Stephen Heyman

Real Estate Professional

Kristjan Ragnarsson

Mount Sinai Medical Center, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine

E. Ashley Harris

J.P. Morgan Chase

Marguerite Purnell

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 04/22/2021

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Leadership

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Disability status
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