Funding & Support
We have a unique management model - utilizing only native Cambodians for all paid staff positions. All international directors, officers and managers are volunteers who pay their own expenses. This unique model allows us to accomplish a great deal with extremely modest administrative costs. Some organizations brag about their efficiency in having only 15-20% administrative and fundraising costs. Sustainable Cambodia's combined administrative and fundraising costs are under 3%, all of which is covered by the founders! So 100% of our funding from outside the organization goes directly into the on-the-ground programs.
The following organizations are major supporters of Sustainable Cambodia. They are a combination of Corporate Sponsors and Non-Profit organizations. They are all helping to change the world in very positive ways, and we are grateful for the help they have given our grass-roots organization.
Rotary Clubs (www.rotary.org)
Rotary International is the world's oldest and most international service organization, with over 1.2 million members in 32,000 clubs, in almost 200 countries. Rotary's motto is "Service Above Self", and Rotarians live their lives in accordance with this motto. Many of our Cambodian staff and leadership are Rotarians, and our National Coordinator in Cambodia was Charter President of Rotary Club of Pursat. Our Board of Directors and our international volunteers include many Rotarians, and a number of Rotary Clubs sponsor projects through Sustainable Cambodia. Rotary-sponsored projects often focus on water, health, education, empowerment and self-sufficiency, and several Sustainable Cambodia projects may be funded in part by Rotary matching grants at any given time. Each grant is supported and sponsored through a Rotary Club somewhere in the world. In addition to grants, many Rotary Clubs provide non-matching grant funding for specific programs, such as wells or education, and many Rotarians around the world are child sponsors or individual supporters. The Rotary motto of Service Above Self has helped transform lives in Cambodia.
To learn more about what individual Rotary Clubs are doing, visit http://www.sustainablecambodia.org/rotary/
Infinity Insurance (www. infinity.com.kh)
We are proud to partner with Infinity Insurance in Cambodia. Infinity Insurance empowers businesses in Cambodia to transform risks into opportunities and sustainable progress, helping them manage risks and changes. Infinity and its team work directly with Sustainable Cambodia in sponsoring schools, healthcare programs and community development, bringing hope and positive change to hundreds of families.
TCS & Starquest Expeditions (www.tcsworldtravel.com)
For more than twenty years, TCS & Starquest Expeditions has operated innovative journeys to legendary places by private jet, with an emphasis on in-depth educational experiences and highly personalized services. Pioneers in the educational travel industry, TCS & Starquest Expeditions have operated more than 200 expeditions to more than 150 destinations around the world. The most distinguished universities, museums, and cultural organizations in the country - including National Geographic, the Smithsonian Institution, the Harvard Museum of Natural History, Columbia University, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the University of California at Berkeley - sponsor and bring world-class experts to the expeditions. The expeditions include exploration of some of the world's most remote and legendary places, such as Northern Togo, Alexandria, Egypt, Addis Ababa & Lalibela, Ethiopia, Sri Lanka, Burma and the Musandam Peninsula in Oman, discovering ancient treasures, natural wonders, and an incredible diversity of distinct, indigenous cultures. At each destination on every expedition, they transport supplies to medical clinics or schools, or donate funds to essential services and innovative projects, or support the work of local artisans. TCS & Starquest Expeditions are committed to enhancing the environmental, social, economic, and educational conditions of the places and people they visit.
Ride for Cambodia (http://www.rideforcambodia.com)
Ride for Cambodia is an annual 2-week scooter trip across Cambodia that anyone can participate in, regardless of experience, with the aim of exploring the country, having some fun, and helping Cambodian children. The riders meet in Cambodia, purchase their scooters at the start of the event, and donate the bikes for sale at the end of the ride. This provides funding to Sustainable Cambodia for specific school and education projects. Ride for Cambodia is not a conventional organized tour, but is a way for people to come together, experience the countryside in a novel way, and help the Sustainable Cambodia vision at the same time. There are no entry fees, and it is not formally organized in any way other than a nominated starting date, and a web resource to empower people to independently participate.
Animas Environmental Services. LLC (www.animasenvironmental.com)
ANIMAS ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES, LLC (AES) is a HUBZone certified and woman-owned small business that offers comprehensive environmental engineering services in New Mexico, Arizona, Utah and Colorado, and throughout the Mountain West region of the US. AES’ services range from consulting on minor projects to providing complete turn-key environmental operations. The company’s comprehensive range of environmental engineering services includes: Environmental Site Assessments and Compliance Audits; Site Investigations; Soil, Groundwater, Surface and Storm Water Sampling; Site Remediation; and Environmental Permitting and Planning. AES values environmentally sustainable solutions to problems faced by developing countries and is a long term corporate partner of Sustainable Cambodia.
SYNOGEN is a private equity medical technology development company located in the US. The company partners in the creation of medical technology companies, providing financing, technical expertise and proven management experience to help its portfolio companies successfully navigate the many challenges that technology companies face. Synogen’s portfolio companies include technology leaders in human tissue regeneration, hospital infection control, anesthesia and patient monitoring, pharmaceuticals, diagnostics and orthopedic implants. Synogen’s vision is the creation of successful companies based on cutting-edge technologies that will improve human life, with reinvestment of a portion of the financial rewards into efforts like Sustainable Cambodia that empower positive change in the world.
Kleine Hilfsaktion e.V.(kleinehilfsaktion.de)
Kleine Hilfsaktion e.V. is a non-profit organisation based in Neuss, Germany. It was formed from the private initiatives of Kerstin & Roland Debschütz , which began in 2007 in Pursat, Central Cambodia, and now has 235 members. Its greatest long-term project is the "Kandieng Sustainable School" for 269 children, which it maintains in cooperation with Sustainable Cambodia. The association has set itself the goal of helping people in a developing country, who are there in immediate danger and need help immediately and efficiently. The distinctive feature of their work lies in the clear comprehensible use of the donated money. The donor does not pay into an anonymous pot, but can understand each auxiliary trip down to the smallest detail.
Hemajang is a lifestyle accessories and clothing line dedicated to the spirit of the beach and the appeal of the sun and sand. Hemajang donates 10% of all annual profits to Sustainable Cambodia, with the funding dedicated to wells and water projects in the Cambodian villages in which Sustainable Cambodia works.
Persits Software (www.persits.com)
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