Philanthropy, Voluntarism, and Grantmaking

STEPHENS CHILDREN FOUNDATION

Quick Facts

Grand Rapids, MI

Mission

Stephen's Children Foundation is a Christian organization providing financial support to the existing and well developed Stephen's Children ministries in Egypt.

Stephen's Children Egypt exists to save lives, bring hope, and restore dignity to underprivileged children and young people, so they may reach their own people.

Ruling Year

1996

Director

Jennifer Cramer

Main Address

3755 36th Street SE

Grand Rapids, MI 49512 USA

Keywords

Christian, helping at-risk children, poverty relief, education, spiritual training, mentoring, teaching skills

EIN

58-2219199

 Number

0926094399

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (T12)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve New!

Stephen's Children Foundation is a Christian organization providing financial support to the existing and well developed Stephen's Children ministries in Egypt's garbage slums outside of Cairo. Stephen's Children Egypt exists to save lives, bring hope, and restore dignity to underprivileged children and young people, so they may then learn and grow to go back and reach their own people-- educating, nourishing and helping generations out of poverty.

Our programs

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

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Grants to Stephen's Children - Egypt

Where we workNew!

Charting Impact

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What have and haven't they accomplished so far?

Stephen's Children Foundation is a Christian organization providing financial support to the existing and well developed Stephen's Children ministries in Egypt that work in the garbage slums outside of Cairo. This ministry works to educate, provide food and medical care to a group of people who have no hope and who generation after generation are thrown out like the trash they live in... but Stephen's Children comes in and shines light and hope in the darkness. Taking these children and showing them they have value and hope in God's eyes and teaching them the love of God then in turn teaching them to reach out to the ones younger then them and helping them out. In effect, changing the lives of generations of children and families.

Through volunteers on the ground in Egypt who are Egyptian, schools are built in the garbage district that offer education, food, medical care and lots of love. They surround the entire family, not just the child attending and offer home visits where food parcels, prayer and support are offered. Vocational training for parents, camps for kids and much more are offered through community centers built right in the garbage slums changing their world from the inside out. The U.S. office seeks to share their story and partner with them through resources and funds and volunteer trips to share the light and hope of our brothers and sisters in need in Egypt.

In Egypt there are over 2,000 volunteers making this ministry one of the largest in the Middle East.

Stephen's Children has hit the 30 year mark. What started with one woman has become a movement that has garnered world-wide attention. Annual reports show the growth, Nobel Peace Prize nominations, Arab Hope Awards, Presidential Awards and more show the great strides in poverty elimination across the garbage slums. Each year over 40,000 children and their families are helped.

Over 100 Community education centers and schools have been built ,over 40,000 children are educated and fed each year, over $1.7 million people have been assisted in 30 years. Two K-12 schools have been built in the garbage districts. Each year we need to raise $2-$3 million to cover operational costs. We are also trying to raise money to build a medical center /hospital to serve more severe needs in the garbage district for $2.9 million

External Reviews

Financials

STEPHENS CHILDREN FOUNDATION

Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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Operations

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

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Board Leadership Practices

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BOARD ORIENTATION & 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?

Yes

ETHICS & 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