History of East Africa Charitable Projects Fund (EACPF)
1) On January 10, 2014, the founder applied for a trade name from the State of New Hampshire, Dept. of State and was granted the trade name, East Africa Charitable Projects Fund (EACPF).
2) In May of 2014, a corporation consisting of 5 volunteer board members was formed, and on May 16th of the same year, EACPF was certified by the State of NH as a NH non-profit corporation.
3) On June 5, 2014, EACPF received a Certificate of Registration as a Charitable Trust from the Dept. of the Attorney General of NH, Division of Charitable Trusts.
4) On July 21, 2014, EACPF was granted exemption from federal income taxes under Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 501c3 which qualified it to receive tax-deductible donations.
5) On October 1, 2014, the first annual fundraising letter was sent to about 200 friends and acquaintances of the five board members. The purpose of the letter was to raise donations in support of seven charitable projects in East Africa.
6) On June 30, 2016, a sixth member was added to the Board of Directors.
7) On July 15, 2017, a seventh member was added to the Board of Directors.
8) On March 15, 2018, an eighth member was added to the Board of Directors.
9) In March of 2018, EACPF issued its first annual newsletter which was mailed to about 450 friends and beneficiaries.
10) On July 15, 2018, the board of EACPF approved the addition of three new charitable projects in East Africa for a total of ten, which is the limit according to EACPF Bylaws. The ten projects are located in the East African countries of Uganda (8), Kenya (1) and Rwanda (1).
11) The second EACPF Annual Newsletter was mailed in March 2019
12) Three new board members were unanimously elected to the EACPF Board of Directors on July 9, 2019
13) The first-ever, special distribution was approved by the Board of Directors and sent to all ten projects in East Africa in July or early August 2019.
The Origin of East Africa Charitable Projects Fund (EACPF):
St. John Paul II said “You are going the greatest work Earth.” (November 17, 1979) He was speaking about the pro-life work of Fr. Paul Marx, OSB, who visited all 50 states and traveled to 91 countries during more than 40 years of pro-life advocacy to defend the sanctity of human life. In 1981, recognizing the spread of the “Culture of Death” before most others did, he founded Human Life International, the world’s first and largest pro-life organization.
The pro-life work of Fr. Marx was the inspiration for our founder to make three pro-life missions to East Africa, eventually leading to the founding, in July of 2014, of East Africa Charitable Projects Fund (EACPF), a pro-life and charitable organization which is assisting ten projects in the East African countries of Kenya, Rwanda, and Uganda.
Today, those projects are assisting hundreds of orphans and poor families, sick and disabled adults, unwed mothers, and even needy seminarians studying for the priesthood. Although all projects are pro-life, three of them are actively confronting the “Culture of Death” and promoting a “Culture of Life.” Because of the emphasis on “pro-life”, EACPF believes it is also helping Africa fulfill its role in the New Evangelization.
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