AMREF uses FBB support to improve health and alleviate poverty in Africa


AMREFFourth-quarter 2011 health beneficiary the African Medical and Research Foundation gave us this report about how they are using the funds contributed by members of Foundation Beyond Belief. Members donated $3,795 to AMREF last quarter.

AMREF’s mission is to improve health, alleviate poverty, and bring hope to many of the poorest families in Africa. This quarter, Foundation Beyond Belief donated $3,795 in funding to AMREF. This core support is essential to AMREF because it gives us the flexibility to respond to unexpected situations and to take advantage of new opportunities while continuing to strengthen our existing programs. This allows us to increase our capacity to provide high-quality and innovative programming throughout the continent.

Core support from the Foundation Beyond Belief enables AMREF to execute initiatives such as

  • Meeting the urgent need for human resources for health in Africa by sponsoring students in AMREF’s various training courses.
  • Providing water, food, and medical services to hundreds of thousands of families hit by the devastating drought in East Africa.
  • Funding research and program evaluation to ensure program quality and the development of replicable best-practice approaches.

Additionally, your support has helped us maintain the highest standard of program and fiscal excellence. We are proud to note that for the seventh consecutive year, AMREF achieved the highest rating available for sound fiscal management by Charity Navigator, America’s premier charity evaluator. Only 2% of charities have received at least seven consecutive 4-star evaluations, indicating that AMREF consistently executes its mission in a fiscally responsible way, and outperforms most other charities in America. AMREF USA also meets the 20 rigorous standards of the BBB Wise Giving Alliance, a Charity Seal awarded by the Better Business Bureau.

On behalf of the whole of AMREF, AMREF USA extends its sincere gratitude to Foundation Beyond Belief for its generous support.