Family Care, an international not-for-profit charity organization
Family Care (FCF) operates programs in developing nations on 5 continents, makes grants, and provides training for grassroots organizations in the Third World, participating in a wide variety of community-based initiatives.
The Family Care network has been developed through identifying existing, successful programs to help achieve our mission, and to help them build their capacity. Working in joint venture partnerships and coalitions that strengthen global grassroots philanthropy and its leadership, our unique approach leverages the resources entrusted to our care.
Family Care provides for its Project Partner Managers a support network, information disbursement, education, training, capacity building, technical assistance, and seed funds. We also provide monitoring, evaluation, and grant administration as an intermediary for US-based funders.
By drawing on a wide range of training, educational, and advocacy resources, as well as networking with other agencies, the yield is fruitful partnerships and collaborations on both the operational, as well as the funding level, with a diverse array of partner agencies and individuals. We coordinate similar programs on a global level, identify and share best practices among Project Partner Managers, market global needs, obtain donor support, and coordinate required and appropriate reporting.
Our programs build on the extensive experience and broad network of our local Project Partner Managers, the majority of who have years of hands-on experience in humanitarian and/or missionary work. Many are citizens of the nations they serve and/or have extensive experience in their respective countries, are fluent in the local language, knowledgeable of the local culture, and have broad, enthusiastic support from government agencies, businesses, and donors. The fact that FCF Partner Projects tend to enjoy strong links and relationships with a host of government officials, private businesses, and influential individuals, has helped earn Family Care a proven track record for implementing change in the communities we serve.
Notes executive director Larry Corley, “With the AIDS epidemic on the rampage in Africa, we cannot build enough hospitals to care for the sick. We therefore feel the long-term answer to this epidemic is to strengthen and empower communities to care for their sick, within their community.”