The Sharing Foundation’s mission is to help meet the physical, emotional, educational and medical needs of orphaned and seriously disadvantaged children in Cambodia. Our goal is to help prevent some of the problems of poverty by developing, in consultation with Cambodian community leaders, programs to improve the health and welfare of these children and their families.
Founded in 1998, the Sharing Foundation (TSF) serves over 1500 children a day in fifteen educational, social and medical programs. By hiring and mentoring Cambodians to manage TSF programs, we increase the number of Cambodians ready to lead their communities. In-Country Director Chan Kim Leng, known as Elephant, oversees multiple program managers and manages several programs himself. American board members travel to Cambodia four times a year to follow up on every project, and to confer with Elephant and others.
“The Sharing Foundation serves over 1500 children a day in fifteen educational, social and medical programs.”
We are committed to Cambodian children growing up in their own country healthy, appropriately educated, and with honesty and integrity. While many of our initiatives have focused on Roteang village, about 11 miles south of Phnom Penh, we also support projects in several other communities. We follow every dollar of our annual budget to be sure it is productively spent.
Most funding comes from individual donors, with additional support from family foundations, corporations, craft sales, and small fundraising events. In the U.S. we operate with an all-volunteer board and one part-time administrator. In Cambodia, our entire staff is Cambodian. We are incredibly proud to report that our overhead has consistently been less than 10%, with 91 cents of every donated dollar going to the programs in Cambodia.
A mandated professional accountant reviews our financials yearly. An endowment fund, established ten years ago, has grown steadily to assure care for our Roteang Children Center children permanently.
A History of the Sharing Foundation by founder Nancy Hendrie