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 |  4699 APPLE WAY Boulder CO 80301-1742

Afghans4tomorrow Inc. is headquartered in Boulder, CO, and is a 501(c)(3) organization. EIN: 45-4488166.  Donations are tax-deductible. The IRS' NTEE classification is Nonmonetary Support N.E.C. within the International, Foreign Affairs and National Security category. The IRS ruling year for tax exemption was 2012.

(Source: IRS Business Master File and Form 990)

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What is your organization aiming to accomplish?

Our concentration is in improving the capacity of those we serve in our education, agriculture and health programs to become self sufficient and contribute to the economy of their families and country. Once projects have proven to be sustainable, we endeavor to transfer them to Afghan control--either the Afghan government or local private organizations.

What are your strategies for making this happen?

Strategy can vary considerably depending upon the intended scale and whether a project is intended to recur annually (such as school). A4T's small size and flexibility allow for this adaptation from project to project. Generally, however, our local staff identify needs and opportunities for assistance. A4T then partners with both large charitable foundations and individual donors to obtain funds. The Board supplies general guidance and liaises with major donors, while the staff in Kabul handles the day-to-day project management. Staff provides periodic reports to the Board and to donors.

What are your organization's capabilities for doing this?

A4T has long-term partnerships with several charitable organizations and individuals to provide funding for projects. A substantial network of volunteers in the U.S., which includes a number of former board members, assists with legal advice, bookkeeping, website, communications, and a variety of other projects. the board of directors includes a number of committed professionals, some with prior nonprofit board experience. Many directors and volunteers in the U.S. have ties to or have visited Afghanistan, and two board members reside in Afghanistan full time. Our staff has low turnover and substantial ties within the local community.

How will your organization know if you are making progress?

Our education projects can be evaluated by the number of students who are advanced to the next grade each year, those who complete their secondary education, those who pass the Konkor examination. Health and direct charity (such as provision of food for holidays) can be measured simply by number of individuals receiving service. Our organization is not large enough that a statistically significant change, such as a drop in child mortality rates, could be attributable to our work alone. We operate on the assumption that every mouth fed and every vaccine administered counts.

What have and haven't you accomplished so far?

We have successfully transferred one school to local Afghan control. We are working on ensuring that education services continue to be provided at our other schools until arrangements are made for transfer of control to the Ministry of Education or a local private organization. We have made significant inroads in the provision of medical services, but that work is never done. And as long as poverty exists, there will always be a need to facilitate distribution of charitable donations.


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