Children's Fund is a public charity dedicated to children's healthy development and education worldwide. Children's Fund supports organizations and individuals as they seek to meet the needs and nurture the full potential of children from birth to adulthood.
We accomplish our mission by directly providing services to children, youth and families in need and through grants awarded for projects proposed both by individuals and organizations in the U.S. and internationally.
Children's Fund works at the grassroots level with community leaders to meet the needs of children, youth and their families. Children's Fund is a public charity that develops community capacity to address local needs and provides continuing support to keep worthy efforts going.
Children’s Fund provides direct services to poor children, youth and families in less developed countries. We also make micro grants to community leaders to support locally developed projects. In addition, we serve as the agent for charities in other countries by receiving designated funds on their behalf.
Children's Fund is committed to accountability, and we send teams to evaluate the projects we support because we want to be sure that our investments in children are sound. We encourage those who have a vision to improve the lives of children in the U.S. or in developing countries to make their dreams a reality.
In June and July 2010, Children's Fund CEO Dr. Sherlie Scribner traveled to Cameroon with her son, Michael Svestka, a medical student at Eastern Virginia Medical College in Norfolk, Virginia. They visited sites where Children's Fund has supported education in the northwestern and western regions of the country, and they visited hospitals and clinics and brought medical supplies. The video shows how the mountain village of Djottin welcomed them. They were the first Americans to visit this location, and the chief honored them with royal titles. Michael was made a "Shey" which is a nobleman, and Sherlie was made a "Bwindi" which is the highest rank ever bestowed on a foreigner.