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Phuket Community Foundation

61 Satun Road, Tambol Talad Nua, Amphur Muang
Phuket, 83000
Thailand

Mission

Dedicated to improving the quality of life in Phuket for everyone regardless of their origins or their beliefs, with emphasis on poverty alleviation, education, preserving the environment, promoting art and culture, improving road safety and boosting public health

Most Meaningful Change

Our toy libraries have been a huge success, bringing joy to several thousand children in a number of schools and also encouraging philanthropy in young children who are better off than those in poor rural areas. Scholarships granted to medical students have paid off, with all of our students graduating and working in government hospitals to improve public health. Our support of a local youth running club has helped to make Phuket a leading active and healthy lifestyle destination. We are also working with students to develop a program to teach road safety in schools.

2007 Year Founded
$200,000 Endowment Value
$10,000 Total Annual Grantmaking

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Last Updated: 09.19.14

Population Area Served

503,000

Identifying Information
OrganizationPhuket Community Foundation
Address 161 Satun Road, Tambol Talad Nua, Amphur Muang
Address 2Did not answer
City / TownPhuket
State / RegionDid not answer
ZIP / Postal Code83000
CountryThailand
ContinentAsia
Map Address (If Different)Did not answer
Map City / Town (If Different)Did not answer
Map State / Region (If Different)Did not answer
Map Zip / Postal Code (If Different)Did not answer
Map Country (If Different)Did not answer
Phone+66 887680650
Emailtalk-to-us@phuketcharity.org
Websitewww.phuketcharity.org
Organization Leader (Name, Title)Cindy Ratcliffe, Manager
Primary Contact’s NameCindy Ratcliffe
Primary Contact’s PositionManager
Foundation at a Glance
Year Founded2007
Mission StatementDedicated to improving the quality of life in Phuket for everyone regardless of their origins or their beliefs, with emphasis on poverty alleviation, education, preserving the environment, promoting art and culture, improving road safety and boosting public health
Organization DescriptionCommunity Foundation
Other DescriptionDid not answer
Approximate Size of the Population Serviced503,000
Total Paid Staff (Full-Time Equivalents)1
Total Unpaid Staff (Full-Time Equivalents)Did not answer
Total Board Members9
Financial Information (in U.S. Dollars)
Organization’s Total Income in Last Fiscal Year$22,000
Organization’s Gifts Income in Last Fiscal YearDid not answer
Organization’s Total Expenditures in Last Fiscal Year$20,000
Organization’s Grantmaking Budget in Last Fiscal Year$10,000
Does Organization Have an EndowmentYes
Value of Endowment (or Financial Reserves) as of the End of Last Fiscal Year$200,000
Change in Financial Status Over Last Three YearsSignificant improvement
Priorities and Achievements
Factors that Played a Role in the Origins of Your Organization
Community leadershipPlayed a slight role
Philanthropic giftsNo role
Grassroots activismPlayed an important role
Inadequate government servicesNo role
Changes in the political environmentNo role
Changes in the economic environmentPlayed an important role
Government initiative fundingNo role
Foundation initiative fundingPlayed a slight role
Bilateral or multilateral initiative fundingNo role
Favorable legal or fiscal policiesNo role
Time Spent Working in Following Areas
NeighborhoodFair amount of time
LocallyLots of time
RegionallyDid not answer
NationallyDid not answer
InternationallyDid not answer
Rate Importance of the Following Functions
GrantmakingImportant but not central
Having local people as leaders in the organizationImportant but not central
Seeking local donationsImportant but not central
Having a gender balance in the organizationImportant but not central
Board reflective of community diversityImportant but not central
Building an endowmentImportant but not central
Serving donor needsImportant but not central
Acting as a fiscal intermediary for the communityImportant but not central
Building inclusion and trust in the communityImportant but not central
Pursuing equitySlightly important
Accountability to local peopleImportant but not central
Raising money for grantmaking annuallyCentrally important
Community developmentImportant but not central
In the Last Year, Extent to Which Programming and/or Grantmaking Involved Work in the Following Areas
Arts and cultureFair amount
EducationLot
EnvironmentLittle
HealthLot
Human and social servicesFair amount
Human rightsLittle
International relationsLot
ReligionNot at all
Economic developmentLittle
Conflict resolution/bridging different parts of the communityLittle
Information technologyNot at all
Strengthening local or regional governmentNot at all
HousingNot at all
ChildrenLot
WaterLittle
Alternative energyLittle
Disaster reliefNot at all
Advocacy with authoritiesNot at all
Job trainingNot at all
Nongrantmaking Services Offered to Community in Recent Years
Convening for issues of local concernNever
Promote collaboration between granteesOccasionally
Promote understanding of public policyRarely
Training/capacity-building for local organizationsNever
AdvocacyNever
Loaned staffNever
ResearchOccasionally
Community needs assessmentOften
Leadership developmentOccasionally
InternshipsNever
Providing space for local organizationsNever
Access to information technologyNever
Publishing/knowledge sharingRarely
Main Trends Over the Past Year in Geographic Area Served
PovertyGetting better
CrimeGetting worse
Trust among different sections of the communityGetting worse
Equitable distribution of resources and servicesGetting better
Social position of marginalized groupsGetting better
Responsiveness of authoritiesGetting better
Appropriateness of public policiesGetting better
Value of community assetsGetting better
Quality of the environmentGetting better
Number of people and organizations working to change and improve their communityGetting much better
Levels of innovation and risk taking in addressing community problemsGetting better
Networks and links between different parts of the communityGetting better
Gender equityGetting better
Charitable giving through the community foundationGetting better
Number of people and organizations involved in philanthropic givingGetting much better
Extent to Which Organization Can Claim Tangible and Measurable Achievements in the Past Three Years
PovertyA few small achievements
CrimeDo not work in this sphere
Trust among different sections of the communityA few small achievements
Equitable distribution of resources and servicesDo not work in this sphere
Social position of marginalized groupsWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
Responsiveness of authoritiesDo not work in this sphere
Appropriateness of public policiesDo not work in this sphere
Value of community assetsDo not work in this sphere
Quality of the environmentWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
Number of people and organizations working to change and improve their communityWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
Levels of innovation and risk taking in addressing community problemsWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
Networks and links between different parts of the communityWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
Gender equityDo not work in this sphere
Charitable giving through the community foundationWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
Number of people and organizations involved in philanthropic givingWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
Active Partnerships
Formal community associations and groupsLittle
Informal associations of citizensNot at all
Non-governmental organizationsLot
Local governmentLittle
National governmentNot at all
UniversitiesLittle
SchoolsLot
BusinessesLittle
Partnerships and External Aid
Other Institutions Helpful to Our Work
National association of grantmakersN/A
Regional association of grantmakersN/A
Global Fund for Community FoundationsHelpful
Particular foundationN/A
Other organizationN/A
Involvement of Local People
Regularly survey local people about our programsNo
Local people are engaged in the delivery of our workYes
Local people control what our organization doesYes
Have local people represented on our boardYes
Have regular sessions where local people advise us what our programs should doNo
Actively engage local people as volunteersYes
All of our board is composed of local peopleYes
Account to local people about our successes and failures each yearYes
Assistance in Overcoming Main Difficulties Faced in Developing Organization Further
Increased fundingImportant
Better legal or fiscal environmentImportant
More volunteersVery important
Access to advice or technical assistanceImportant
Better local culture of givingImportant
Stronger civil societyImportant
More responsive authoritiesImportant
OtherDid not answer
Most Meaningful Change
Most Meaningful Change that Organization Has Helped to Bring About in the Last Three YearsOur toy libraries have been a huge success, bringing joy to several thousand children in a number of schools and also encouraging philanthropy in young children who are better off than those in poor rural areas. Scholarships granted to medical students have paid off, with all of our students graduating and working in government hospitals to improve public health. Our support of a local youth running club has helped to make Phuket a leading active and healthy lifestyle destination. We are also working with students to develop a program to teach road safety in schools.
 

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Identifying Information

Foundation at a Glance

Financial Information (in U.S. Dollars)

Priorities and Achievements
Factors that Played a Role in the Origins of Your Organization

Time Spent Working in Following Areas

Rate Importance of the Following Functions

In the Last Year, Extent to Which Programming and/or Grantmaking Involved Work in the Following Areas

Nongrantmaking Services Offered to Community in Recent Years

Main Trends Over the Past Year in Geographic Area Served

Extent to Which Organization Can Claim Tangible and Measurable Achievements in the Past Three Years

Active Partnerships

Partnerships and External Aid
Other Institutions Helpful to Our Work

Involvement of Local People

Assistance in Overcoming Main Difficulties Faced in Developing Organization Further

Most Meaningful Change

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