International, Foreign Affairs, and National Security

Central Asia Institute

Educate a girl. Change the world.

aka CAI

Bozeman, MT

Mission

Central Asia Institute's (CAI) Mission: to promote education and livelihood skills, especially for girls and women, in the remote regions of Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Tajikistan. Vision: To unlock the full potential of girls and women through education. When girls and women thrive, their families, communities, and nations prosper.

Ruling Year

1997

Executive Director

Mr. James Thaden

Main Address

PO Box 7209

Bozeman, MT 59771 USA

Keywords

Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Central Asia Institute, Pennies For Peace, CAI, P4P, Literacy, Education, Girls education, school, hope, peace, human rights, volunteer, donate, help

EIN

51-0376237

 Number

8483387101

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

International Relief (Q33)

Women's Service Clubs (S81)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Our programs

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Central Asia Institute - International Programs

Pennies for Peace - Outreach Program

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Our Results

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We seek to enable peace and sustainable economic prosperity through education; especially the education of girls.

CAI has two purposes: to establish and support education in remote mountain communities of Central Asia and to educate the public about the importance of these educational activities.

This dual mission focuses on educational and community building projects in remote mountain regions of Central Asia, and educates the American and international public about the need to expand educational opportunities in these complex regions as a way to promote peace. More specifically, CAI's programs include school building, scholarships, teacher support, public health, women's vocational centers, and global outreach. Global Outreach allows CAI to promote awareness of the importance of primary education, literacy, and cross-cultural understanding through its websites, publications, public events, and the Pennies for Peace Program.

Central Asia Institute makes grants to selected nonprofit organizations and individuals in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Tajikistan. Grants are made annually and funding of grants occurs quarterly on confirmation of compliance to the grants terms.

CAI's fund raising activates are located in Bozeman, Montana. In addition to its central fund raising activities, CAI raises funds through its Pennies for Peace Program. This program, conducted through volunteers in schools, is part of CAI's global outreach program to raise awareness about Central Asian culture.

CAI relies on a combination of external benchmarks, an annual external audit and international accounting review as well as our own internal metrics and the advice and direction of our Board of Directors.

All key performance and financial metrics are continually monitored and reported on our website ( www.centralasiainstitute.org) , in our newsletters, our annual impact report, “The Journey Of Hope" annual publication, as well as our financial statements and our annual financial report which are published on-line. We also report to BBB- Wise Giving, The Network for Good, Charity Navigator, Wikipedia and others.

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Financials

Central Asia Institute

Fiscal year: Oct 01 - Sep 30

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Operations

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Board Leadership Practices

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

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Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

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Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

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Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

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Yes

Organizational Demographics

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Diversity notes from the nonprofit
As an international organization operating in areas with many ethnicities, religions, and forms of government, diversity is an essential element of all decision making and staffing.