20 Feb

We are SOOO excited to announce that we have finally received our 501c3 status!! What does that mean to you? Your donations are still 100% tax deductible, but now we will no longer lose a percentage of your gift to our wonderful fiscal sponsor, Global Exchange. The only difference to you is how you go about donating. All checks should still be sent PO Box 7314, Santa Rosa, CA 95401. However, now they can be made out directly to “The Faraji Foundation”   If you prefer to donate online, click on the link to donate through our online platform Stay Classy.

We’re Officially a Nonprofit!

8 Nov

As of October 17, 2012 The Faraji Foundation is an official nonprofit corporation! We are so excited to share this news with all of you! What does this mean to you as Tuleeni supporters?

We will be saving on our overhead expenses by reducing the transaction fee for all donations. We are currently charged 7% through Global Exchange, and if you are one who prefers to donate online through Google, we are charged an additional 3%, resulting in a 10% loss of donations. Once we get our 501c3 status, we will receive all 100% of your donations! We do plan to look into using an online donation platform still, but this will result in only 2.9% transaction fee. Much better! This will also allow you to see how much of an impact your donation makes in real time.

We will still be running primarily as the Build Tuleeni A Home project, but we will have the ability to also dedicate (with donor approval) a small portion of our funds to go towards education fees, running Akili Daycare and Nursery School, and supporting Mama Faraji’s sustainability through pig pen workshops that she teaches to local women’s groups!

So, really, not much is changing but our name!

Please stay tuned and be on the look out for our transition into The Faraji Foundation!

Great Video!

3 Oct

While those who have been to Tuleeni have surely sang along to this song, this is a wonderful video of the kids singing.

-Courtesy of Jessica Garlock