FRANCISCAN FOUNDATION FOR THE HOLY LAND

Safeguarding the Christian presence in the Holy land

Washington, DC   |  www.ffhl.org

Mission

The Franciscan Foundation for the Holy Land is a worldwide organization founded in 1994 under the auspices of the Franciscan Custody of the Holy Land. The Foundation was created to strengthen and support Christianity in the Holy Land through the preservation of holy Christian sites and the support of the basic human rights and continued presence of the Christian minority living in the Holy Land.

Ruling year info

1996

President

Fr. Peter F. Vasko, OFM

Main address

P. O. Box 29086

Washington, DC 20017-9086 USA

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EIN

33-0628775

NTEE code info

International Relief (Q33)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Today there are approximately 175,000 Christians living in the Holy Land, making up about .2% of the total population. Due to severe political and economic hardships, an estimated 300 Christian families leave the Holy Land each year. This steady emigration suggests that one day the Christian community and church may cease to exist in this part of the world. As the Christian population struggles to thrive, oftentimes survive, FFHL uses every available resource to connect Christians with jobs, education, housing, and other opportunities.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

University Scholarship Program

Since 1997, FFHL has given full, 4-year university scholarships to over 613 students who were economically marginalized but who had strong academic talent. With specific guidelines to protect your investment, the scholarship program pays for 4 years of college that included tuition and books. Hence, through the generosity of Christians in the U.S., FFHL is holding the "educational doors of opportunity” open for the Christian community in the Holy Land.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of students who receive scholarship funds and/or tuition assistance

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

University Scholarship Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Founded in 1994, the Franciscan Foundation For The Holy Land (FFHL) is a worldwide ecumenical organization, based in the USA, operating under the auspices of the Franciscan Custody of the Holy Land. The principal purpose of the FFHL is to help stem the Christian exodus from the Holy Land by providing programs and projects that will serve as incentives for the Christians to remain as well as safeguarding the basic human rights of the Christian Palestinian minority living in the Holy Land.

Regional Development

1. We will continue to endorse and actively support current Regional activities to maximize spiritual and monetary gains.
2. We will identify and develop additional Regions in areas of the US where we see unsolicited dioceses support for the foundation.
3. Board members will engage in local (Region) revenue support by identifying gaining local leader support.
4. We will put in place a well-organized and transparent communication network from region to region and between FFHL leadership and the regions.

Demographic and Social Impact

1. Create Holy Land leaders, who commit to building a strong business and spiritual presence within their communities by providing educational assistance to both BA and MBA students.
2. The foundation will provide scholarships to both University and vocational programs
3. Establish an emergency fund to support unplanned projects
4. Develop opportunities i.e “Name Branding" or “Major Donor program" where the donor will be recognized as the sponsor of the program or building.

Revenue Sources

a. FFHL Investment Portfolios
b. Development / Fundraising
a. Regions
b. Individual giving
c. Gatherings (private)
c. Annual gifts
d. Direct mail and newsletters
e. Major / special gifts
a. Contributions of $5,000 to $25,000
b. Contributions above $25,000
f. Government grants
g. Family Foundations
h. Estate Planned gifts
i. Web generated gifts
j. Special events

I. Actual Revenue
2017 $2,630,657
2018 $2,258,226
2019 $3,427,762
2020 $3,973,376

II. Projected Revenue
2021 $2,400,000

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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FRANCISCAN FOUNDATION FOR THE HOLY LAND

Board of directors
as of 02/08/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Very Rev. Francesco Patton, OFM

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? Yes
  • 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? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 10/3/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

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