Our Historical Giving
Our goal in creating this foundation was to work to find and fund a variety of organizations in several different countries that, in one way or another, help lift the poorest of the poor out of poverty. We have helped close to 40 such programs over the years. Our mission has always been to help our partner organizations become self-sufficient, and once that is accomplished, it is the time to leave them and find other fledgling grassroots organizations that need our help to get to the next level of operation. We also don’t generally fund programs that are bigger than we are or for some reason, have difficulty managing the funds we have provided them.
Our Year in Review
We have published quarterly newsletters regarding our work since the founding of The Forgotten International. At the end of the year, we look through our newsletters and publish a Year in Review. See our historical “Year in Review”s from 2009 to today, as well as our complete history of newsletters.
A Letter from the Dalai Lama
Even before founding the Forgotten International, Tom Nazario had worked for a number of years with His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. In many ways, it was because of his relationship with the Dalai Lama and His Holiness’ advice to Tom that The Forgotten International was started. Over the years, our organization has done multiple events with the Dalai Lama. When we were writing and researching a the project that would become our book and documentary, His Holiness wrote us a letter which serves as the Foreword to Living on a Dollar a Day where he praised us for continuing the work we do.