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Ayenda’s Mission

Ayenda Foundation, the Afghan Children Initiative, is to support projects that enhance the welfare, education, health, shelter, safety, artistic and athletic abilities of Afghan children – especially girls. Ayenda selects projects for funding based on critical needs, potential for high impact, efficiency and visibility, among other factors, for Afghan children.

Ayenda intends to act as a bridge between U.S. based organizations and non-profits and their resources and the children of Afghanistan. Afghan and foreign nonprofit organizations may submit unsolicited proposals to Ayenda, which will consider these proposals, based on the needs and the availability of resources provided by donor funding.

If donors have a specific area of interest, they may request their donation be utilized in that particular area. Whenever reasonably feasible Ayenda will select projects in those areas or which, as nearly as possible in Ayenda’s discretion, fulfill the same or similar purposes.

Donations to Ayenda Foundation, the Afghan Children Initiative, are deductible as charitable contributions to the extent provided by law.