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Group Giving: Help fund projects that impact children


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Bringing to life projects that will benefit a community is the goal of ChildFund’s new “Fund-a-Project” section on the Web.


“Many of our programs have additional needs beyond sponsorship,” says Anne Lynam Goddard, president and CEO of ChildFund. “We wanted to create a way to tell potential donors about these needs. Each project has a goal that many or a few people can support and bring the program to life.”

Since the program launched on Dec. 12, 2009, ChildFund sponsors and donors have already raised enough funds ($2,857) to provide water pumps for rural families in Timor Leste. The pumps will provide clean water to approximately 15 families in the area. Now, children will have more time to study and play.

Other projects still need your help.

Programs through Fund a Project range from $7,145 to provide supplies for a community garden in the United States to more than $50,000 for 20 playgrounds in Afghanistan.

“This program enables ChildFund supporters to fund programs that impact children because it brings together many people to reach the project goal,” says Goddard.

Once a program is funded, donors will receive updates on the progress of the project and its impact on the children and families supported.

ChildFund offers similar project support to major donors who want to fund an entire project. This is the first time that a collective group of individuals with no affiliation can fund a project.

To view current projects that you can help fund, click here.