Chances for Children International (CCI) has 501(c)3 non-profit status from the IRS. CCI is fully funded by contributions we make, along with donations from other individuals. We neither request nor would accept government funding of any kind. CCI has no connections to any religious or political organization. We work solely to give individual children in the developing countries the chance to escape poverty by getting an education to grow their minds and widen their horizons.
We partner with small grassroots organizations in key areas of the world, helping them build capacity to strengthen and expand effective programs. Working within the framework of grassroots organizations has several advantages: it empowers local people who best understand the needs of their communities; it gives them greater means to improve the life chances of local children; and it utilizes knowledge of local institutions to give children better learning opportunities. Our major goal is to increase the access of poor children, particularly girls, to education (primary, secondary and university levels).