Foundation for the Nations (FFTN) is a ministry of YFC International, set up to raise finances for Youth for Christ projects around the world.
The first year’s distribution meetings took place in Northern Ireland (11-15 May, 2015).
The total requested by these 21 projects was $772,436, considerably more than had been pledged, but after a detailed look at each application, and at each Due Diligence report compiled by the relevant Area Director or Regional Director, and at the 90-second video that accompanied each report, the Ministry Partners dispensed a total of $534,605 to the projects, as you can see in the next table. The average request was $36,783, the average grant was $25,457, and on average, the number of Ministry Partners involved in each award of finances was 5.
|YFC Entity||Project Summary||Amount Requested||Amount
|YFC Slovakia||TV Life initiative to buy and run a Christian TV station||110,894||66,200|
|YFC Romania||Transport for the work, and lodging facilities for teams||61,505||61,505|
|YFC EMENA Area||Development of the Arabic-language work of MENA Media||52,500||52,500|
|YFC Lebanon||Expansion of work with Syrian refugees||100,000||50,000|
|YFC Uganda||Developing young leaders||45,244||45,244|
|YFC Rwanda||Development of Leadership & Discipleship tools and training||98,057||36,000|
|YFC Moldova||Training & Equipping young leaders||30,723||30,800|
|YFC Madagascar||Building of a Training & leadership centre||53,446||25,000|
|Camp Immanuel, Czech||Purchase of a large marquee||24,000||22,000|
|YFC Egypt||Work with girls on El-Khoussous rubbish dump in Cairo||21,493||21,400|
|YFC Czech||Staff Support||29,873||21,300|
|Eastern Europe Region||Development of a training programme – 1,000 Leaders||27,380||17,400|
|YFC The Gambia||Shalom Café Backpackers’ and Prostitutes’ Drop-in centre||15,000||15,000|
|Bangladesh YFC||Extension to a Children’s Home||14,673||14,700|
|Central Europe Region||Timothy School||12,303||12,200|
|YFC Hungary||Staff Support||13,000||11,556|
|YFC Russia – Moscow||Equipment for their work in Children’s Homes||10,240||11,200|
|YFC Slovakia||CAMPFEST Festival equipment||33,251||7,000|
|Bangladesh YFC||Develop a Discipleship programme||6,519||6,600|
|YFC Poland||Help with a New Year’s Eve Youth Conference||9,335||4,000|
|YFC Italia||Help for summer camps for YFC in Sicily||3,000||3,000|
For Next Year
Now FFTN is beginning to gear up for Cycle 2, 2016. They are doing work on the website, changing and tweaking some areas as a result of this first year’s experience – the application form in particular. The application window is currently closed, but will open again on 1 September, with a deadline for the submission of applications of midnight UK time on Friday 11th December. (You won’t need to spoil your Christmas this year with a last-minute application on 31st December!). See the website at www.Foundationforthenations.org.
If you have been moved by some of the projects that were funded, or by the letters of appreciation, and you have the capacity to sit around the table next year as one of the Ministry Partners, by all means get in touch using the form below. We would love to be able to finance at least a million dollars’ worth of projects. Likely dates for the Distribution meetings: 24-27th May 2016.