CCF is proud to announce we have earned the highest 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. This latest rating is the ninth consecutive time that CCF has earned this top distinction. CCF’s strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency meant we exceeded industry standards and outperformed many charities in…

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The Angkor Award Presented to Mrs Gina Rinehart


At the weekend, we proudly recognised Mrs Gina Rinehart for her ongoing work with the HOPE Scholarship Program. On Friday night 16 February, Mrs Rinehart was presented with the Angkor Award by Scott Neeson, Founder and Executive Chairman of the Cambodian Children’s Fund (CCF), in an amazing ceremony adjacent to the Thommanon temple. The Angkor Award…

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Helping Hands


Our work couldn’t be possible without the generous support of fundraisers around the world. People like Serey and Sokhanno Mao.    One day on his lunch break, Serey Mao chanced upon the story of Scott Neeson and CCF online. “Tears were streaming down my face. That someone would give up his life to help our…

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Stepping up: how our student leaders help Cambodia’s rural poor


It is easy to underestimate the power of a new pair of shoes. Since 2009, CCF has been in partnership with global company and success story TOMS, and through their Giving Program has distributed over 200,000 pairs of shoes to Cambodian children and families. The idea behind the programme is simple – for every TOMS…

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100 Women and the Child Protection Unit: A unique partnership


In Cambodia, many children are vulnerable to abuse. We can’t always stop it, but we can make sure that when it happens they are treated with the sensitivity and care they desperately need. Thanks to an unique partnership between philanthropy and empowerment organisation 100 Women and the Child Protection Unit, 22 exceptional women recently participated…

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CCF given perfect rating by Charity Navigator


For the first time ever, Cambodian Children’s Fund has been awarded a perfect 100% by Charity Navigator, the leading independent watchdog for non-profits. Charity Navigator rates organisations on their financial responsibility, their transparency and their governance. While we have been one of their top rated charities for seven years, this is the first time we have achieved…

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Stories of the Month: Day Care Drop In, Women’s Day and Education Update


Welcome back to our roundup of what’s been happening at CCF over the past month. In this edition: New Daycare Drop In Centre Now Open Child Protection Unit Arrests International Criminal International Women’s Day Celebrations Happy Birthday Scott Education News – Think Global, Make Local Volunteer snapshot: Meet Mike New Daycare Drop In Centre Now…

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World Housing and CCF: We don’t just build homes, we build communities.


Following a great article in the Khmer Times last week, we’ve received an enormous amount of interest in the work we are doing to provide homes and building communities in the poorest areas of Cambodia.   You can read the article here: Homeward Bound: Rescuing City’s Trash Scavengers from the Cycle of Poverty When it comes…

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CCF Working With MoSVY To Create a Model NGO


At a meeting held this week in Phnom Penh, His Excellency Vong Soth, Minister for Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation (MoSVY) and CCF Founder and Executive Director Scott Neeson discussed the importance of setting rigid guidelines for NGOs dealing with vulnerable children. The Minister expressed his appreciation at CCF’s support of the Royal Government’s…

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The Neeson Cripps Academy Breaks Ground


  Velcro Companies and Cambodian Children’s Fund have broken ground on the Neeson Cripps Academy, an ambitious project that will provide STEM (science, technology, mathematics and engineering) education to thousands of disadvantaged Cambodian students. When it is completed the Neeson Cripps Academy (NCA) will provide impoverished Cambodian children with high quality education opportunities through enhanced learning spaces, access to the latest…

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Wall Street Journal: Scott Neeson – From Hollywood Executive to Philanthropist


The movie executive left Hollywood behind to work with children in Cambodia View the original article on the Wall Street Journal website here. By Alexandra Wolf –  June 12, 2015 2:37 p.m. ET Original Article – About a decade ago, in Phnom Penh, an 86-year-old Cambodian woman grabbed then-Hollywood executive Scott Neeson’s hand to lead him…

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Financial Freedom


Each year Cecelia Beirne, a long-term CCF volunteer with a background in structured finance and math education, leaves New York and heads to Cambodia to teach 8 week long financial education courses. The classes are usually taught to older CCF students who are studying at university or undertaking vocational training. A graduate from a previous…

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