We are helping children across the globe, but the samples show just how much your gift can provide.

2019 Needs List

$50,000    Construction of a classroom at an orphanage in Bien Hoa, Vietnam, so children will be able to have additional instruction to the half day of public school that they receive.

$50,000    Grant and/or interest free loan for three former street boys from Lalibela, Ethiopia.  They recently graduated with our support from a community college with degrees in travel and tourism but do not have any funds to establish a business in Addis Ababa.

$18,000    Completion of a science laboratory for a rural boarding school for poor children in Machakos Province in Kenya.  Without the lab, the school’s diploma will not be recognized for admission to a university in Kenya.

$15,000    For a library for Mamma Africa School outside Nairobi, Kenya.  This school is a refuge for about 20 boys and 100 girls who have lived in the Madure slum in Nairobi.  They have been brought to Mamma Africa to escape sexual trafficking and drug addiction.  We have a commitment to supply the library with 1000 books upon its completion.

$8,000        English instruction for a year for the children in a village near Mandalay, Myanmar.  We have established a pilot program in North Tadaing Shay Village, and we wish to begin in a second village.  English is a pre-requisite for many even basic jobs in Myanmar, and village children get no English instruction.

$1,900    One year sponsorship for a poor boy at Starehe School in Nairobi, Kenya.  Graduating from Starehe is an important path to a place at a University.  We are currently helping to support a Starehe graduate at John Carroll University in Cleveland.

$1000    Support for a year of high school for a girl from a tribal area near Pakse, Laos.  These girls must live in the city of Pakse in order to attend a high school since there are none in the hills where they live.

$900        For school fees and supplies for a year for two very poor Roma children in Slovakia.

$750         For educational materials for a home for girls who have been rescued from impoverished or violent homes in Panama.  The home is under the supervision of the Anglican Bishop of Panama.

$650        One year sponsorship of an extremely poor girl in Kolkata (Calcutta), India at Sealdah School, located just a few blocks from St Teresa of Calcutta’s Motherhouse.

$600        One year sponsorship of an orphaned girl to attend high school in Nairobi, Kenya.

$500        One year of education for a refugee child in Juba, South Sudan.



The Bill Cook Foundation is a 501(c)(3).  Thus, contributions are tax deductible as allowed by law.  The Foundation has no paid employees and virtually no overhead costs.  Thus almost 100 cents of every dollar donated provides educational opportunities for children in some of the world’s poorest countries.

Bill has visited each place where funds from the Foundation will be used and has seen firsthand that there will be a high return on those funds by providing children opportunity to develop their skills and talents.

Donors may choose to support a particular project or to give unrestricted gifts that will be used where the greatest need exists.

You may make a contribution by credit card by clicking on the Donate Now button, or by writing a check payable to Bill Cook Foundation.  The check should be mailed to the Bill Cook Foundation, 3 Oak Street, Geneseo, NY 14454-1305.  If you wish to pay by wire transfer, please send an email to bill@billcookfoundation.org or to ian@billcookfoundation.org.  You will receive the instructions for a wire transfer by return email. Thank you so much for your support.