Donations to the Sudanese Refugee Education Fund are tax deductible, and 100% of contributions go directly to scholarships. All of our programming costs are covered by in-kind donations by the board and our friends and supporters. You may send donations to:
The Community Foundation of Louisville
325 W. Main St.
Louisville, KY 40202-4251
On the web at:
Checks should be made out to the Community Foundation of Louisville and designated for the Sudanese Refugee Education Fund. You may also donate using a credit card online. Visit the Community Foundation’s online donation page and choose the Sudanese Refugee Education Fund from the drop-down list of funds.
Many of our scholarship winners and alumni face difficult choices about their educations and confront obstacles securing a foothold in their careers of choice. Because they are the first generation of Sudanese to seek post-secondary educations (and often the first to complete more than a few years of school at all), they lack familial resources to help make decisions about their education. As immigrants who speak English as a second language and often worked full time while attending school, they also lack the social networks that help the vast majority of people find jobs.
If you have experience in a professional field and a little time to spare, your advice could change a life and spark a new friendship. Professionals in the health-care field, business, IT, engineering, law, and law enforcement are especially desired. Louisvillians interested in mentoring should drop us a line through the contact page to begin a conversation about being matched with a local Sudanese refugee.