Kesho Fund

Empowering Educators and Change-Makers in Tanzania.

BOULDER, CO   |  KeshoFund.org

Mission

The Kesho Fund is an American NGO that uses a simple website and a streamlined management structure to bring grassroots development projects in Tanzania to a global stage. Our goal is to connect the right donors to the right community leaders for long-lasting relationships and sustainable impact. We do most of our work through carefully-targeted small grants to education projects, and we emphasize the power of individual donors by collecting most of our support in the form of recurring monthly subscriptions. Donors have the option of choosing which specific programs to support, as well as their own degree of ongoing contact with the projects’ leaders and beneficiaries. See our website for details + media on each project we're supporting on now.

Ruling year info

2018

Principal Officer

John Whalen

Main address

1881 9th Street Suite 115

BOULDER, CO 80302 USA

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EIN

82-2484340

NTEE code info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (B12)

IRS filing requirement

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

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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?

School Infrastructure Program

Students who attend schools that lack basic infrastructure face a significant disadvantage in achieving their goals. In Tanzania, it is common for classrooms to hold over 100 students, some of whom have to sit on the floor and nearly all of whom have to share books with one another. Bathrooms are often not equipped with soap, and in many cases, students have to read in dim rooms that do not have electricity. Money donated to this program is used for addressing needs such as these by supporting school infrastructure projects in Tanzania.

Population(s) Served

When a school lacks basic supplies, neither the teachers nor the students can easily succeed at their goals there. This program addresses the need for more and better school supplies in Tanzania. Example projects include purchasing textbooks for schools and supplying free school breakfasts to at-risk students.

Population(s) Served

In Tanzania, as everywhere else, serious issues of gender equity permeate daily life. Girls receive less encouragement and face more obstacles than boys in pursuing their studies, their careers, and their personal goals. Nevertheless, the hard work of girls, boys, and role models in our community are changing this day by day. Money donated to our Gender Equity Program supports projects such as the local manufacture + distribution of washable, reusable sanitary pads and our influential Girls' Empowerment clubs at secondary schools.

Population(s) Served

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Financials

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Kesho Fund

Board of directors
as of 1/9/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

John Whalen