Twelve charities completed applications to receive the estimated RMB 400,000 in funds to be raised by the 2018 Chi Fan for Charity event, due to take place Saturday, Nov 10 in Beijing.
The 12 charities were tasked with demonstrating sustainability, expertise, and efficiency, as well as providing a measurable project output that allows diners to see the tangible results of their charitable giving.
CFFC’s commitment is to make the selection process transparent and simple.
Below we’ve described the 12 applicants in brief. Our organizing committee meets Aug 6 to narrow the list to five finalists, who will then be invited to make a short pitch to the committee on Aug 17.
Judging will be with support from Philanthropy in Motion (pimchina.org), a Beijing-based, expat-run organization specializing in vetting charitable recipients.
Here are this year’s applicants (in alphabetic order):
Adream develops Literacy Education and promotes education equilibrium to narrow the urban-rural gap. Funding will be used to build two Adream Centers in poverty-stricken areas: multimedia classrooms that feature books, furniture, computers and internet access.
Association Hospital Magique
Magic Hospital’s mission is to bring play and laughter to hospitalized and vulnerable children. Funding will be used to provide training and increase the regular schedule of hospital visitations from the Clowns and Co. Program, which sends performers (clowns, art teachers) to children’s hospitals and wards.
Beijing LGBT Center
The Beijing LGBT Center aims to enable LGBT community members to live healthy, independent and dignified lives by creating a diverse and tolerant social environment. Funding will focus on supporting those with lower income who cannot afford expensive psychological consultations.
Beijing Pulei Social Work Service Center
Right To Play’s mission is to use sport and play to educate and empower disadvantaged children and youth to overcome the effects of poverty, conflict, and disease. The proposed project aims to enhance the self-protection awareness and capacity of migrant kindergarten children to protect them from all forms of violence, especially sexual violence.
Bethel China’s outreach program offers training, resources and activities to families, orphanage staff and caregivers across China working with blind children and children with visual impairments. Funding for our outreach program would allow us to continue hosting trainings in different cities, provide more resources to families and caregivers, and to bring back our International Forum, a learning conference for those caring for blind and visually-impaired children across China.
Chunhui Children’s Foundation
Chunhui serves orphaned children in welfare institutions and children left behind by migrant parents in rural areas. Funding will go to the Chunhui Care Home (CCH) in Yizhuang which helps administer pre-and post-treatment care for orphaned children coming to Beijing to get surgeries for conditions such as Cleft Lip and Palate, Heart Disease, Hydrocephalus, and Congenital Anomaly of Digestive Tract.
Educating Girls of Rural China
Educating Girls of Rural China sponsors financially-challenged female students from rural regions with their university education. In the last 13 years, EGRC has sponsored 842 underprivileged girls from rural areas. They are orphans, from single-parent families, or their parents are disabled or chronically ill. Funding will sponsor 10 underprivileged female students to finish their four-year university education within the Greater Beijing Area.
May Foundation gathers social resources to support university education reform efforts. The foundation teaches students to be social-service oriented. Funding will go to the May Creative Service-Learning Program at Peking University and Fudan University.
Roundabout Charity Store
Roundabout works with orphanages, medical foster homes, migrant schools, homes for the disabled, the homeless, families on low incomes who need to have medical bills paid, and those in remote areas with limited income and access to medical care and education.Funding will go to Roundabout to further consolidate and grow as a hub for other charities in China.
Roundabout Special Fund
Roundabout’s Special Fund serves underprivileged children in China when they need urgent help. Gender, race, and ethnicity make no part of our selection process. Funding will go towards funding 15 to 40 operations for children with heart defects in Xinjiang via Roundabout’s substation in Xinjiang.
Shangri-la Institute for Sustainable Communities
Supports students, teachers, and communities across China but particularly in rural communities in southwest China. Funding will go to the Waterschool China Project: project schools across 4 watersheds in 12 provinces across China. They are now raising money for the 4th phase of the project, which will continue to carry out innovative, interactive environmental and water education and community development projects across China.
Vibrant Communities Service Center
Vibrant Communities assists disadvantaged children (especially migrant children and left-behind children) and their caregivers. Funding will go towards Early Childhood Development in the Greater Beijing area as well as other areas in China.
In the meantime, stay up to date with CFFC’s planning as we get closer to the Nov 10 event date by following our official WeChat account here:
Photos: courtesy of Chi Fan for Charity
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