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The SCF Model

We believe in proving complete care and nurture to the children. While our focus is to build the physical home required to house the children and to provide financial and operational support to the maintenance of the orphanage and the children, a number of other factors play a significant role in the overall care and nurture being provided to the children. Examples would be: Children’s access to school, medical services, church etc

 The point to note here is that Samuel Charity Foundation is committed to providing complete care to the well being of the children brought up in orphanages so when the directors review various project plans, the entire package is reviewed and evaluated instead of only focusing on the building of the physical structures to accommodate the children. SCF will not support any projects unless there is a realistic plan to provide for complete care for all the children for a period of at least 10 years.

 Since most of the projects involve working in foreign countries, SCF realizes that it cannot operate, with exclusive control, the orphanages directly in foreign countries. So SCF has create a partnership model which allows local organizations who share similar passion and the desire to build orphanages. These partnerships are designed to establish synergies between SCF and the local organization – capitalizing on strengths of both organizations to provide increased value to the project. To learn more about SCF partner program, click here.

 SCF provides three types of partnerships and they are

1.     Passive partner: In this, the Foundation will provide monetary support and the monetary support will not exceed 25% of the total capital expenses or 30% of operational expenses for the first two years, whichever is lesser, provided the Receiving organization can demonstrate that it can generate at least 50% of the remaining project (capital and operating) cost through other sources OR 65% of the total project costs (capital and operating), including commitments from SCF. The funds are typically given out in 3 or 4 installments, with milestones tied to each of the installments. If the milestones are not achieved, as originally stated, then the Foundation, at its sole discretion, will decide not to release any or all of subsequent installments.

2.     Active Partner: In this, the Foundation will play an active role in the actual execution of the project. The Foundation will appoint a Field Director who will then work with the project team in the conceptualization and execution stages. The Foundation will have 33%-49% control, depending on the actual funding provided, on the actual management of the project, at least for the first five years and the control will be phased out over time. The form of control would include board representation and/or any other governing body that controls the execution of the project.. In this, the Foundation will provide monetary support and the monetary support will not exceed 40% of the total capital expenses or 45% of operational expenses for the first two years, whichever is lesser, provided the Receiving organization can demonstrate that it can generate at least 50% of the remaining project (capital and operating) cost through other sources OR 75% of the total project costs (capital and operating), including commitments from SCF. The funds are typically given out in 3 or 4 installments, with milestones tied to each of the installments. If the milestones are not achieved, as originally stated, then the Foundation, at its sole discretion, will decide not to release any or all of subsequent installments.

3.     Strategic partner:  In this, the Foundation control the complete execution of the project, through the entire life of the project. Majority of the Board of Directors of the receiving organization will be appointed by the Foundation . The Foundation will be intimately involved in all aspects of the project. The most desirable scenario in this type of partnership is to have the receiving organization as a subsidiary organization, either wholly owned and/or controlled by SCF.

 To learn more, please contact us at Samuel Foundation or call 201.503.1020 or mail

 
 
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