Very Important Projects Fund

Empowering youth through education and entrepreneurship

aka VIP.fund   |   Hermosa Beach, CA   |  www.vip.fund

Mission

Create transformative opportunities for economically marginalized, conflict impacted youth through education programs, entrepreneurship investments and fellowships. We look for intervention solutions to help youth thrive by funding solutions that 1. Foster opportunities for lifetime learning 2. Provide employment opportunities 3. Employ technology to scale learning experiences Introduce critical thinking programs 4. Build social connections with a global community We are working with youth online and in - the Palestinian Territories, - Jordan, - Lebanon, - Turkey, We deliver youth (through universities) awareness and engagement programs in the USA.

Ruling year info

2016

Principal Officer

Rama Chakaki

Main address

303 29th Street

Hermosa Beach, CA 90254 USA

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EIN

81-0854265

NTEE code info

Business, Youth Development (O53)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (O12)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

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This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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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?

edSeed

Crowdfunding network for education including mobile applications on Android & iOS, beneficiary training programs and marketing communications campaigns. Students campaign for funds, universities and other educational institutions are the direct recipients of funding. 100% of donations go towards scholarships. Private foundations cover overhead costs.

Population(s) Served
Immigrants and migrants
Young adults

30min-1hr webinars providing an overview by an entrepreneur, technologist, media specialist, education specialists on a topic that may be of interest to University students/recent graduates from the Middle East.

Population(s) Served
Young adults
Economically disadvantaged people

Online learning platform and training modules designed for displaced and war impacted Middle East youth. Content and learning objectives focus on training for employment and entrepreneurship. Programs are designed and delivered in partnership with the Private sector (Media, IT, education, Green economy)

Population(s) Served
Young adults
Women and girls

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Very Important Projects Fund

Board of directors
as of 4/30/2021
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Board chair

Ms. Rama Chakaki

VIP.fund

Term: 2015 - 2021

Rasha Ajalyaqeen

Gail Vignola

Organizational demographics

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