Donating to TFI means that you will be investing in educational opportunities for children, developing vocational employment skills for impoverished women, and providing basic healthcare and community services to the some of the most vulnerable people in our global community. Note: each year our Board of Directors pays for all our operating and administrative costs, hence all funds donated to TFI go exclusively to serving the poorest of the poor through programs we fund. 

Donate Online

To designate a specific organization, write the name in the comment box. If none is noted, we will choose one with the greatest need.

Make a Monthly Gift

If for any reason you wish to unsubscribe from our monthly donations, please log into your account to discontinue your monthly gift.

Donate by Mail

To donate by mail, download, print and complete this form and mail it in with your check to:

The Forgotten International
P.O. Box 192066
San Francisco, CA 94119

If you are unable to print the form, please provide your full name and address along with your check so that we can properly acknowledge your gift. If you want to designate a specific project, please note that as well.

We can also accept matching grants from your charitable employer, as well as donations of stockPlease contact us for more information.

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Our Giving Philosophy

As to why we do the kind of giving we do, you should know that our approach is based on two of our Twelve Simple Beliefs. First, we truly believe that all people, regardless of where they happen to be born, should be given the opportunity to lead a healthy and productive life. We feel as much love for a child born in India as we would feel for a child born in Indianapolis. Second, we realize that our foundation has very limited funds to give away, so we must use these funds we have available to us in the most effective manner to do the most good. It is with this in mind, and not always the case, that we realize that our funding will go farther if used abroad in the developing world.

Our Process

  • TFI is connected to grassroots organizations addressing poverty both here in the U.S. and abroad.
  • Ordinarily, after visiting and evaluating the organization, we work with them to select projects to prioritize for funding.
  • When you donate to TFI’s giving program, we pass 100% of your funds to organizations you may choose or those that we know to be in greatest need.
  • The organization informs us on the impact of the funds, and we share that information publicly.
  • Once funding seems to have achieved its purpose, we often continue to help a given organization until it can attract grants from larger organizations and continue to help more and more of those in need in their community.