International, Foreign Affairs, and National Security

American Border Foundation

Protect our Borders

aka FundTheWall.com

Phoenix, MD

Mission

The American Border Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, exists to help all Americans achieve and maintain a secure border, and to mitigate the impacts our open borders policies have had on Americans for the past few decades. In particular, we aim to partner with with DHS, our nation's Sheriffs (and Police Chiefs), and civilian organizations to obtain operational control of our southern border. From there, we can begin to deal with things like the impacts sanctuary cities have had and help the families who've been impacted by America's lack of border security return to normal life.

Ruling Year

2018

Managing Director

Quentin W Kramer

Managing Director

Ryan Bosi

Main Address

PO Box 204

Phoenix, MD 21131 USA

Keywords

national security, border wall, angel families

EIN

82-2806040

 Number

4327319100

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Domestic National Security (includes Military and Defense Issues) (Q43)

IRS Filing Requirement

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

Programs + Results

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Despite the existence of the Secure Fence Act of 2006, Congress has failed to fund border security in a meaningful way. As a result, America's southern border with Mexico remains porous. Contraband, economic migrants, potential terrorists, and major amounts of narcotics pass through these areas and there is little that can be done to resist the flow. The groups tasked with national security, among them: Customs and Border Patrol; our nation's Sheriffs and Chiefs of Police, and the various civilian organizations along the border are woefully short of hard resources and much of their money is spent on overtime for human resources. Because of this, much of what the Secure Fence Act aimed to prevent makes it into the country. This creates a hardship for many people, including low-income families who find it harder to get work; families who've had crime committed against them by people who shouldn't be in the country; and kids dealing with gangs taking over their schools, to name a few.

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FundTheWall.com

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What have and haven't they accomplished so far?

The American Border Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, exists to help all Americans achieve and maintain a secure border, and to mitigate the impacts our open borders policies have had on Americans for the past few decades. In particular, we partner with with DHS, our nation's Sheriffs (and Police Chiefs), and civilian organizations to provide them resources they need to do their job in getting our border secured. This includes addressing three aspects of border security: manpower, technology, and a border wall. The Foundation's goals can be stated very simply: achieve and maintain operational control of America's southern border. As defined by the Secure Fence Act of 2006, this means: "the prevention of all unlawful U.S. entries, including entries by terrorists, other unlawful aliens, instruments of terrorism, narcotics, and other contraband". From there, we can begin to deal with things like curing the impacts sanctuary cities have had, securing our voting systems from interference by non-citizens, and helping the families who've been impacted by America's lack of border security return to normal life. We are not a lobbying organization and we are not a "voter education" organization. We provide Americans a way to directly get involved with helping these groups secure the border by providing them the resources they need to get it done.

Securing our nation's borders requires three prongs: manpower, technology, and a border wall. Our strategies address each of these in turn. American Border Foundation's Border Defenders Fund provides resources to Sheriffs and civilian groups along the border they can use to get their jobs done more effectively. Examples of the types of resources the Border Defender's Fund can provide include K9 body armor, night vision goggles, trail cameras, wide area drones, flashlights, boots, and virtually anything else that these men and women need to execute their mission. Distributions of the Border Defender's Fund are made on a regular basis as needs arise and are identified. ABF's Border Wall Fund gives Americans the opportunity to donate money directly towards construction of a border wall. Contributions to the Border Wall Fund are distributed to the Department of Homeland Security on a regular basis and allocated towards existing or new construction projects as DHS has available.

American Border Foundation is rapidly growing a nationwide network of volunteers and interested parties. We are and have been saturating social media with messaging relative to the organization and our mission and receiving excellent response. Because this is about directly providing resources to the border it's a matter of reaching a massive audience and we have so far been able to accomplish this. As the organization matures we add new streams of advertising along the way. More important than our advertising capabilities is the coalition of willing partners we have identified. We have built a broad coalition of organizations and individuals together so far and continue to add to the network every day. This give us capacity to identify where need exists and get equipment or manpower deployed to those areas as quickly as possible.

There are various measures that can be used to chart our progress. DHS has marked off numerous operational areas of the border and each can be measured individually for whether operational control has been achieved. Statistics like the number of unlawful crossers are intercepted provide a guide. As a result of our efforts we expect to see the number of individuals, groups of unlawful crossers reduced significantly. We also expect to see arrests for smuggling to drop as cartels give up trying to cross this way due to America's increased capabilities. We would expect that deaths from Fentanyl overdose would be greatly reduced across the country, since most of the Fentanyl in the US is smuggled in through our southern border. From the standpoint of the Border Wall Fund, it is simple to determine how much wall has been constructed at any given time and how much remains to be completed. Over time the wall will be done and the resources will be in place near/behind it to achieve the spirit of the Secure Fence Act - operational control of the border from the Pacific Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico. We've set up a great deal many KPI's here on GuideStar and will keep those updated as we do progress towards these lofty goals.

Since having achieved our Non-Profit determination from the IRS in August 2017, we've brought up many partnerships including with Sheriffs from around the country (and the Texas Border Sheriff's Coalition, and Southwest Border Sheriffs Association). We've identified numerous other organizations that are working with us to achieve our goals. We've had the opportunity to raise over $125,000 towards the Border Wall Fund thanks to more than 2,000 contributors across the country. Because of this early success we are able to fast-track the Border Defender's Fund into existence and begin that second phase of our existence. We are in the process of making the first funds delivery to the Department of Homeland Security for the Border Wall Fund of $100,000 and will begin oversight of how they use and spend it while we continue to raise funds for the second delivery. As our reach and ability to resource organizations grows, we'll continue to identify civilian organizations along the border and also new police/sheriff's departments that we can assist with their missions.

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

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