Sponsoring

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We rely on financial support from two sources: sponsors and donors. We are constantly seeking sponsors who are willing to fund entire projects, or parts of projects. We rely on donors to support the day-to-day operations of our organisation and to enable us to finance small-scale projects and urgent community needs.

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Sponsors financially underwrite a project. Sponsoring local projects will change the lives of many, and we ensure that 100% of project-designated funds are used for that specific project.

Support one of the projects you find on our website, or let us know what kind of projects you are looking for. We know the needs in the communities and will select a project that aligns with your interests. Our team is committed to maintaining full transparency and provides all sponsors with regular project updates.

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Donors contribute to help sustain our operations, as well as help fund our projects as needed. We are a small non-profit organisation with a dedicated in-house team based in Chiang Mai, Thailand. While our overhead expenses are low and our salaries are modest, we still need to have our operating costs covered. Donors enable us to do our work.

Funds received from donors are not earmarked for specific costs. This means that we can also allocate these funds to projects that are in urgent need of help. We hope you will feel a similar satisfaction to what we get from our work and from seeing the results that we achieve together. Without you we cannot exist. Thank you so much.

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Thanks to the generous funding of our supporters we have been able to achieve so much and help many children and adults improve their chances in life. We want to do far more, but we can’t do it without your help…

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𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗣𝗢𝗪𝗘𝗥 𝗢𝗙 𝗖𝗢𝗡𝗡𝗘𝗖𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡𝗦 🤝

During two years of the COVID-19 pandemic, Hsa Too Lei School, a school for Burmese migrant children at the border in Mae Sot, had closed down.

This year they reopened but almost all their school furniture was damaged or broken. The school’s principal asked us for help and luckily our partner, the School of Global Studies, Thammasat University stepped in and donated 20 tables and 40 chairs.

This is a great start, but the school needs more for every classroom. The SGS is in Bangkok and it is a 460 km one-way trip to Mae Sot, or almost a 1.000 km round trip. That would have meant huge transportation costs. So, we reached out to our friend and donor Stefan Van der Sluys, CEO of Best Global Logistics (BGL). He immediately offered his help and made sure all furniture was transported completely free of charge!

This was done thanks to Khun Joe, MD of Boonma Moving & Storage, who assisted BGL with a truck and driver who made the safe delivery to the school in Mae Sot.

We would like to thank the School of Global Studies, Stefan van der Sluys and Khun Joe for their support of the education of those most vulnerable.

#Sponsoring #SGS #BGL #BestGlobalLogistics #EducationForAll #RuralEducation
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𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗣𝗢𝗪𝗘𝗥 𝗢𝗙 𝗖𝗢𝗡𝗡𝗘𝗖𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡𝗦 🤝
During two years of the COVID-19 pandemic, Hsa Too Lei School, a school for Burmese migrant children at the border in Mae Sot, had closed down.
This year they reopened but almost all their school furniture was damaged or broken. The school’s principal asked us for help and luckily our partner, the School of Global Studies, Thammasat University stepped in and donated 20 tables and 40 chairs. 
This is a great start, but the school needs more for every classroom. The SGS is in Bangkok and it is a 460 km one-way trip to Mae Sot, or almost a 1.000 km round trip. That would have meant huge transportation costs. So, we reached out to our friend and donor Stefan Van der Sluys, CEO of Best Global Logistics (BGL). He immediately offered his help and made sure all furniture was transported completely free of charge!
This was done thanks to Khun Joe, MD of Boonma Moving & Storage, who assisted BGL with a truck and driver who made the safe delivery to the school in Mae Sot.
We would like to thank the School of Global Studies, Stefan van der Sluys and Khun Joe for their support of the education of those most vulnerable.
#Sponsoring #SGS #BGL #BestGlobalLogistics #EducationForAll #RuralEducation

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Dear Sallo Polak,, please also mention k.Joe, MD of Boonma Transport who assist BGL with one of their trucks and driver to deliver it safely at the school in Mae Sot.

𝗧𝗛𝗜𝗦 𝗜𝗦 𝗪𝗛𝗔𝗧 𝗬𝗢𝗨𝗥 𝗗𝗢𝗡𝗔𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡𝗦 𝗗𝗢

On the fundraiser for Sallo’s 63rd birthday, the generosity of PCF's supporters was overwhelming. We received a total of EUR 14.743 (THB 539.431).

The funds are used to support nine ethnic Karen community schools in remote, marginalised and conflict-affected areas in Burma. “SchoolPower” is the name of the project. A powerful name for an empowering project. The project supports 73 teachers through workshops and other activities to improve their knowledge and ability to provide quality education and ensure the well-being of the children. This project also offers, among many other things, school materials and equipment, books for the reading corners and first aid kits and medicine for 663 children. Indirectly, 350+ households benefit as well.

To make the communities self-sufficient, income-generating activities are developed and implemented. The SchoolPower project works closely with teachers, women, children and youths to improve their quality of life and their education. We believe that every child has the right to go to school. We work to achieve that, even in difficult circumstances in conflict-affected areas.

A huge thank you to The Ban Adri Foundation – Stichting Welzijn Zuid-Oost Azië (SWZOA), the Brodtbeck Philanthropy Foundation and Bob & Fran's ACT Project - Abolish Child Trafficking for granting us significant funds to support this project.

Also, a big Thank you to all of you for contributing to Sallo's Birthday Fundraiser. You provided 30% of the budget

Here is the report of this project >>>
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#Sponsoring #Fundraising
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𝟯𝟬 + 𝟭𝟬 + 𝟲 = 𝗧𝗵𝗿𝗲𝗲 𝗥𝗲𝗮𝘀𝗼𝗻𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝗖𝗲𝗹𝗲𝗯𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗲 🎉

This year marks 30 years of NTCC - Netherlands-Thai Chamber of Commerce, 10 years of Philanthropy Connections Foundation and 6 years of collaboration. Definitely worth celebrating!

So, while we have been looking back at each of the 10 years of our foundation, it is only fitting that we share some of the good times we've had with the NTCC.

PCF collaborated with NTCC in many ways. PCF received the 'Great Sustainability Projects' Award from the NTCC in 2016. We were the beneficiary of NTCC fundraising events such as the annual charity golf tournament and the NTCC Christmas lunch.

NTCC has also directly supported some of our projects. Renovating classrooms in the Koung Jor Shan Refugee Camp (KJSRC); food relief to villagers who were in need for 18 months in Ban Pha Lai; masks and sanitiser gel for 1.695 people in 500 families in remote areas in northern Thailand during the COVID-19 pandemic.

We have benefited from their network – the NTCC has connected us with several sponsors. And best of all, NTCC has visited our projects to see the activities with their own eyes.

Thank you to all the NTCC members for all your support. Wishing you all the best for the next 30 y#sponsoringsoring
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𝟯𝟬 + 𝟭𝟬 + 𝟲 = 𝗧𝗵𝗿𝗲𝗲 𝗥𝗲𝗮𝘀𝗼𝗻𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝗖𝗲𝗹𝗲𝗯𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗲 🎉
This year marks 30 years of NTCC - Netherlands-Thai Chamber of Commerce, 10 years of Philanthropy Connections Foundation and 6 years of collaboration. Definitely worth celebrating!
So, while we have been looking back at each of the 10 years of our foundation, it is only fitting that we share some of the good times weve had with the NTCC.
PCF collaborated with NTCC in many ways. PCF received the Great Sustainability Projects Award from the NTCC in 2016. We were the beneficiary of NTCC fundraising events such as the annual charity golf tournament and the NTCC Christmas lunch.
NTCC has also directly supported some of our projects. Renovating classrooms in the Koung Jor Shan Refugee Camp (KJSRC); food relief to villagers who were in need for 18 months in Ban Pha Lai; masks and sanitiser gel for 1.695 people in 500 families in remote areas in northern Thailand during the COVID-19 pandemic.
We have benefited from their network – the NTCC has connected us with several sponsors. And best of all, NTCC has visited our projects to see the activities with their own eyes.
Thank you to all the NTCC members for all your support. Wishing you all the best for the next 30 years!
#Sponsoring

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Thanks PCF, Sallo and team for a great collaboration and keep up the good work. See you soon at our 30th Anniversary galadiner 😉

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Sponsoring FAQs

How do you select the projects you support?

Why do you support so many different kinds of projects?

How do you make sure that the project you support is successful?

Does it really make a difference?

How will you keep me informed about the project I sponsor?

Can I earmark any donation for a certain project?

Can I visit your office?

Can I visit a project?

How much of my donation goes to the projects?

Are my donations tax deductible?

Can I make donations in-kind?

Can I do volunteer work?

How can I help?

What are your biggest challenges?

We have well-established selection criteria that has been developed since our founding in 2011 and a project team that actively searches for valuable initiatives.

First, we intentionally seek out projects that are community based, are overlooked by others and have no easy access to external support. If we find they are capable of securing funds themselves, we move on and look for those that have yet to receive help.

Second, we make sure that the project is within our range of activities supported. While we have a broad focus, we do not support every initiative. Currently, our project scope includes education, healthcare, childcare, housing, economic and community development, emergency relief, and support for refugees and migrants.

Third and finally, we conduct a thorough due diligence process with our dedicated project team. This ensures that the project is conducting their activities in an ethical and professional manner. However, it also builds a strong relationship between our organisation and our projects and partners. Because of this relationship, we are able to learn and understand what the needs of the community truly are, and understand how we can best help.

Poor and vulnerable communities face more than one kind of challenge. A village may have a quality primary school, but no clinic. Another community may have a school and a clinic, but economic constraints may force children to forego education for basic employment.

We cannot have a one-sized approach to alleviating the impacts of poverty if we truly want to respond to diverse and ever-changing needs.

Our highly dedicated and motivated project team conducts a rigorous due diligence process in order to understand the quality and full needs of a project.

While the project is on-going, our project team then conducts regular monitoring and evaluation, and keeps in regular communication with each project.

Yes, definitely! This is the basic principle of our organisation. We only support projects if we are convinced that they will improve the situation of the beneficiaries. We make sure that our support is needed and that it will be put to use effectively. If we would not be sure that we can make a difference then we would not support that project.

If you are sponsoring a specific project or projects, we will keep you informed through informal emails, social media and website posts, quarterly newsletters and official reporting.

If you are a donor, we will communicate with you via social media, quarterly newsletters, our website and informal emails.

If you have any questions about your project, you can always contact us and we will do our best to answer you timely and in full.

We appreciate your interest in supporting our projects. While it is possible to have your contribution directed to a specific project, we kindly ask that you contribute unrestricted funding.

Unrestricted donations are very important: By not restricting your contribution for a specific project, you enable us to allocate our resources more efficiently and where the needs are greatest. You also empower us to find and involve sponsors who fund entire projects.

Our ability to operate and conduct the due diligence, monitoring and evaluation, capacity building and reporting also depends on the generous contributions of our donors.

Not only CAN you visit, but we welcome it!

We love to share our work and meet those who support us.

Our very humble office is located in a small, mainly residential neighborhood in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

If you sponsor or co-sponsor a project, then you are welcome to join our team on a visit to the projects. However, many projects work with vulnerable children and adults. In these cases, visitors may not be appropriate. This consideration will be done on a case by case basis and will always prioritise the safety and wellbeing of those we support.

For sponsors, 92,5% of your contribution goes directly to the project, while 7,5% goes to project-related administrative costs.

General donations play a unique role in Philanthropy Connections. These contributions are used for our operational costs. While not explicitly earmarked for a single project, the full orientation of our resources is directed towards the maintenance, improvement, management and discovery of projects, as well as the basic requirements to maintain an international nonprofit organisation.

Our ability to operate, and conduct the due diligence, monitoring and evaluation, capacity building and reporting depends on the generous contributions of our donors.

Our ability to properly investigate and provide flexible support to projects in urgent need also depends on these unrestricted donations.

Philanthropy Connections has been founded with the strongest determination to ensure that available funds are used in the most efficient way to improve the situation of people in need. The efforts we have taken to keep our overhead costs as low as possible in order to achieve that, form a guiding principle in our work and internal decision-making processes.

With the same resolve we are committed to the transparency of our financial reporting, which shows in full where every euro, baht and dollar goes.

We have tax deductible status in

  • the Netherlands
  • the United Kingdom

    France

    Germany

    Switzerland

    Italy

    Luxembourg

    and the United States.

For detailed information please see Tax Information.

We appreciate any interest in supporting our work. While we do accept in-kind donations, we are careful to ensure that the gifts represent a real need to a community we support, and can be effectively coordinated to be delivered in an efficient and cost-effective way.

If you have any questions or ideas about how to contribute in this way, please contact us.

We have had many wonderful volunteers over the years who have contributed to PCF in so many ways.

However, most volunteer work, meaning in-country or with the projects, has become more and more difficult to support.

Foreigners are only allowed to volunteer here when they come on a non-immigrant O visa and with a work permit. This involves a lot of paperwork, time and resources for us and only succeeds if we get approval from the relevant authorities. This only makes sense if the volunteer indeed has ‘special’ skills we need and can commit for at least six months, but preferably a year.

Otherwise we do welcome volunteers to work remotely on specific projects. Currently we have volunteers working on brand redesign, video editing work and data analytics.

The most effective way to help our organisation is by supporting us financially. However, we have many supporters who have helped in many ways. If you have any ideas, please contact us.

We support long-term programs and short-term projects. This requires us to commit to things for many years at a time, while also focusing on building sustainability and self-sufficiency into the projects we support.

This requires us to find a balance between getting involved in quality, long-term projects and having stable donations that allow us to continue this long-term funding, while also seeking out the new projects that would otherwise remain invisible.

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