Kishti Afghanistan Fund welcoming donations of all sizes

Aug 15, 2023

Donate now: Entering our third year, Kishti offers opportunities for encouragement, joy, and safety as crisis in Afghanistan worsens

Although the news cycle has shifted, Afghans need more support than ever—and Kindle Project remains committed. In its first two years, Kishti supported 17 organizations providing vital services in the aftermath of the US withdrawal and Taliban takeover. Now, we are building on our commitment for a third year by welcoming donations of any size, and we invite you to join us in offering up a metaphorical kishti (boat) for those in turbulent waters—providing tangible solidarity, joy, encouragement, safety, and opportunity for Afghans.

The crisis is largely a result of failed U.S. foreign policy. Since the disastrous withdrawal of foreign troops two years ago, Afghans continue to endure unprecedented challenges. The country has plunged into a humanitarian crisis, with a shortage of food, fuel, and employment opportunities. Afghans most at risk have been those who have fought for tolerance, diversity, human rights, and accountability, which are all under attack.

This fund is dear to our hearts; we bring a personal connection as well as substantial Afghanistan-specific experience to this initiative. Sadaf Rassoul Cameron, Kindle Project Executive Director, is of Afghan descent on her mother’s side. Nellika Little spent 35 years living and working in Afghanistan. We deeply appreciate any support you can give—every dollar counts.

Please join us in this commitment: Give now and share with your networks. For larger donations or donations by check, wire, or stock, please contact sadaf@kindleproject.org

Kindle Project is administered by the Amalgamated Foundation, an independent nonprofit public charity. In addition to administering Combined Impact Funds like Kindle Project, the Foundation also offers Advance Change Funds, donor advised funds uniquely committed to social change. Reflecting their shared commitment to positive social change, Amalgamated Foundation receives charitable contributions from and maintains service agreements with Amalgamated Bank but is not a program or activity of Amalgamated Bank. For more information go to amalgamatedfoundation.org

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All gifts and grants to projects are subject to the Amalgamated Foundation’s authority to vary the terms of the gift. As stated in Article III, Section 1 (B) (4) of the Bylaws, the Foundation adheres to Treasury Regulation 1.170A-9(e)(11)(v)(B)(1), commonly known as Variance Power. This allows the Foundation to “modify any restriction or condition on the distribution of funds for any specified charitable purposes or to specified charitable purposes or to specified agencies if, in the sole judgment of the governing body (without the necessity of the approval of any participating trustee, custodian, or agent), such restriction or condition becomes, in effect, unnecessary, incapable of fulfillment, or inconsistent with the charitable needs of the community or area served.”