"The only way to provide lasting, generational change, is to ensure that whole families are lifted from poverty. CCF provides not only for the health and wellbeing of children, but for their families and community.”
We believe that with the right education and support, one child has the potential to lift an entire family out of poverty and that a generation of educated children has the power to change a whole society. Through intensive, long-term investments in children, CCF is helping students build the skills, confidence and integrity they need to become the progressive spokespeople and leaders of change in their communities.
Since 2004, we’ve been working with some of the most impoverished communities in Cambodia, centered around the former garbage dump at Steung Meanchey. Back then, our world revolved around the health and well-being of 45 children living on the garbage dump. Today there are more than 2,200 students working towards a better future for themselves and their families through CCF’s award winning education program.
The garbage dump was closed in 2009, however the need for CCF’s services continues as Steung Meanchey remains an entry-point into Phnom Penh for destitute families with no option but to try and make a living through scavenging or begging on the city streets.
Through a range of programs that focus on 6 core areas – Education, Leadership, Community Outreach, Healthcare, Childcare and Vocational Training – we take a holistic, on-the-ground approach to developing integrated solutions to the complex issues of poverty.
The CCF Model
The two guiding pillars of CCF are Education and Leadership. The Education Program is the driving force behind CCF’s operations, providing a pathway out of poverty for students and their families. The leadership program ensures that students graduate with a strong sense of social justice and a commitment to making a better future not just for themselves, but for their community and their country.
We learnt early on that transforming the lives of impoverished children through education isn’t as simple as opening free schools. We needed to do more – we needed to address the issues and dysfunction that kept the children away from the classroom. It’s only by addressing these barriers to education that we could achieve our goals of taking impoverished children and giving them a better, dignified life.
Through interconnected programs, CCF works with families to build plans for escaping debt, educating their children and developing job skills for parents and older children. CCF works at the grassroots, community level to develop integrated yet simple solutions to the complex issues of poverty.
When Hollywood marketing executive Scott Neeson embarked on a sabbatical between jobs in 2003, he couldn’t have imagined how it would change his life. Scott had left his role as President of 20th Century Fox International to head Sony Pictures International’s marketing operations. In Phnom Penh, Scott saw hundreds of children and their families living and working on the Steung Meanchey garbage dump, one of the most toxic environments imaginable. Scott faced a dilemma – could he go back to his Hollywood lifestyle and forget what he saw, or would he be able give it all up to try and make a difference to the children of Cambodia?Scott's Story
- United States
- Hong Kong
- United Kingdom
Cambodian Children’s Fund (CCF) is registered in Cambodia as an International Non-Government Organization through a Memorandum of Understanding with the Royal Government of Cambodia which authorizes it to conduct its humanitarian activities and implement its approved projects within the laws and regulations of the Kingdom of Cambodia. CCF has been granted exemption from tax on profits by the General Department of Taxation in Cambodia.
All CCF programs are based in Cambodia. CCF’s Head Office and main support functions are situated in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. For child protection purposes, CCF does not disclose the locations of any of its facilities.
If you have a general inquiry, please use the contact details listed here. For more specific inquiries, such as media requests and volunteering inquiries, please head over to the ‘Contact’ section.
Cambodian Children’s Fund
P.O. Box 111
General inquiries: [email protected]
(Tel) +855(0)23 991 944 (Khmer)
(Tel) +855(0)23 988 999 (English)
Cambodian Children’s Fund (CCF) is registered in the US as a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization no.20-0764162. Donations in the US are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. CCF is also registered in the State of California and the Kingdom of Cambodia.
CCF – United States
Cambodian Children’s Fund,
2461 Santa Monica Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Phone: +1 310 496 9931
Fax : +1 310 399 5221
United States Documents
Cambodian Children’s Fund Australia Incorporated (CCF Australia) is an incorporated Association in New South Wales (Department of Fair Trading) – Inc. 9891376 and is registered with the Australian Securities and Investment Commission, ABN 98332510131. CCF Australia is licensed/ registered for charitable fundraising activities in New South Wales (license no. CFN/2348), Victoria (registration no.11257), Western Australia (license no. 21115), South Australia (license no, CCP1566), Tasmania (Ref F1A-343), and the Australian Capital Territory (license no. L19000451).
The Cambodian Children’s Fund Australia Trust (CCFA Trust) is a charitable fund and is registered with the Australian Securities & Investment Commission, ABN 70 895 257 499. The Trustee for CCFA Trust is endorsed as a Deductible Gift Recipient. It is covered by Item 2 of the table in section 30-15 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997. Donations over $2.00 to the CCFA Trust are tax deductible in Australia. The CCFA Trust is licensed to collect for charitable purposes in South Australia (Licence no. CCP1566) and is registered as a charity in Queensland (Certificate of Charity no. CH2002).
Cambodian Children’s Fund Australia is proud to be a partner in J668 The CCF Education Program and J646 The Child Protection Unit with Global Development Group (ABN 57 102 400 993), an Australian Non Government Organisation (NGO) carrying out humanitarian projects with approved partners and providing aid to relieve poverty and provide long term solutions through the provision of quality aid and development projects. Global Development Group takes responsibility for approved projects according to DFAT rules, providing a governance role and assisting in the areas of planning, monitoring, reviewing and evaluating to ensure that approved projects are carried out to Australian requirements. For more information about Global Development Group, visit www.globaldevelopment.org.au
78 William Street,
(Tel) (02) 9380 8822
ABN: #70 895 257 499
Donations of more than $2 to the CCF Education Program and the Child Protection Unit are tax deductible in Australia.
CCF Hong Kong is a Hong Kong registered charity committed to fundraising for the operation in Phnom Penh, bringing life-changing education, nourishment and healing to vulnerable children and families from some of Cambodia’s most destitute communities. CCF established its presence in Hong Kong in 2011.
CCF Hong Kong
(Tel) +852 2110 4994
Hong Kong Documents
The Cambodian Children’s Fund UK was established at the end of 2010 and has since been run by a group of dedicated Trustees whose experience includes finance, marketing, business management and child protection. It is a registered charity in England and Wales (Charity Commission Registration 1135214) and is thus able to claim Gift Aid on donations made by British tax payers. CCF UK is currently funding the university careers of 15 Cambodian students.
Our mission is to offer poor and disadvantaged children in Cambodia a sustainable future and improved quality of life by raising funds for specific programmes undertaken by our partner charity in Cambodia, the Cambodian Children’s Fund. The funds we raise enable us to support the children and their families by providing training, education, medical care, child protection and employment.
We are delighted to work with individuals, groups and organisations wishing to fund raise for CCF UK. If you would like a sponsorship form, or want to make a donation (or gift to your sponsored child) by cheque or direct transfer, please contact [email protected] for further details.
24 Monson Road,
Bank: Barclays Bank UK