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In our Karma Lottery fundraiser, when you send us a donation, we send you a gift - a lottery ticket from the Massachusetts State Lottery.


A New Fundraiser Project

We've added a very unusual reward to those donors who contribute $25 to this project. It's water that flows from a spring in the Grotto of Massabielle in the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes, in France. Many have claimed that the water has produced health miracles for them. Click on the picture below to see a short video on the site about the water. It's in the latest update.

Karma Lottery Fundraiser

Get Rewarded for Giving

"What goes around, comes around"

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About This Fundraiser:

Instead of charging you to attend a fancy black and white event, and then giving you a lavish dinner - we have a different approach.  In exchange for your donation, we will 'gift' you a Massachusetts Lottery ticket.  The larger the donation - the larger the lottery ticket gift we give to you.   You may win big.  You may win small.  And you may not win at all.  But for sure, this act of kindness will certainly impact your karma. 

And what is karma?  Simply put, "What goes around, comes around." It is the thoughts and actions that you take today, that you experience the consequences of later. So what are you waiting for?  Isn't it time to send some good karma your way?

How To Enter: Click Here to Enter


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A Short Overview of Our Foundation

The Orphan Foundation's mission is to find loving homes for the 163 million orphans around the world. If you are interested in adoption, please go to our Adoption page for guides and more information. 


Background on Our Foundation

We are a 501(c)3 non-profit foundation, and we are blessed with the wonderful mission of helping to rescue orphaned children - especially those children who are determined to have "special needs."  We help lower and middle income US adopting families who are opening their hearts and homes to these wonderful children.  These wonderful families have a significantly increased financial burden due to the cost of the child's associated medical or psychological treatments. 

Sometimes Statistics Speak Volumes:

  • There are 143,000,000 orphans in the world
  • There are an additional 20,000,000 “displaced children” in the world
  • The combined count of these categories makes the orphan population the 7th largest nation on the planet – slightly larger than the population of Russia
  • In some Middle Eastern countries, unwanted children with Downs Syndrome are used for terrorist acts of bombing.
  • In Africa, homeless children are armed and used for war.
  • In Africa, there is a concerted effort to extend children’s lives beyond 5 years of age
  • In Eastern Europe, less than 50% of the orphan population will live to see their 20th birthdays
  • In Eastern Europe, of the orphans that survive their 20th birthdays, 50% will end up in organized crime, drugs, or prostitution
  • In the US, 25% of foster children become homeless
  • 30,000 leave the system every year without getting into a family
  • 56% of foster care children enter the unemployment ranks
  • 27% of the emancipated male children in foster care end up in jail
  • 30% of the emancipated females in foster care experience early parenthood

Grants We've Provided:

Here are some of the adoption agencies / non-profits through which we gave grants to adopting families.  We give monies only through 501(c)3 intermediaries:

  • Faith International Adoptions
  • Adoption Advocates International
  • All God's Children
  • St. Julie Billiart Catholic Church
  • Plan Loving Adoptions
  • AAC Adoption and Family Network
  • Madison Adoption Associates
  • CASI Foundation for Children
  • International Christian Adoption
  • Welcome Home Ministries
  • Heartsent Adoptions
  • Great Wall China Adoption
  • Bethany Christian Services
  • Hope Adoption Agency
  • MAPS Worldwide
  • ABL Adoptions
  • Wasatch International Adoptions
  • Generations Adoptions
  • Embracing Children Adoption Services

GuideStar Credentials:

Here is the direct link to our non-profit's listing on GuideStar: http://www.guidestar.org/organizations/20-8201228/orphan-foundation.aspx.

But before you decide if you want to help us rescue these children, we think you should hear the stories behind the first 3 grants we gave out in 2007. 

The First Three Adoption Grant from The Orphan Foundation

What makes a single mom struggling to start up a new business, adopt a hard-to-place, “special needs” child from another country? Why would a perfectly happy, healthy, and content family take on a Down syndrome child with heart complications, when the boy’s own mother chose to give him up at 6 weeks of age? And why would a New York family rescue three frail and traumatized orphans from the ravages of Liberia’s second civil war?

If you want to be inspired, read these wonderful stories of love. Download Stories...

Meet Our Co-Founders

Help us make a difference in one child's life, and we change that child's world. Help us make a difference in many children's lives, and we change our world...  Click here to meet our Co-Founders.

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“Help us make a difference in one child's life, and we change that child's world. Help us make a difference in many children's lives, and we change our world.” - Joe DiDonato, The Orphan Foundation





We are pleased to announce that we were able to award a grant in December through Embracing Children Adoption Services in Plymouth, MN.  This was to an amazing family from Ridgeland, SC who is adopting a girl from Uganda, with special needs. My thanks to all of you for your contributions.  There were so many wonderful families that we couldn't fund this quarter, but this little girl from Uganda will flourish in the love of her new family.
Another source of potential funding like us can be found at www.AdoptTogether.org 
Did you know?
Most credit unions and banks offer a product called a HELOC, which is a home equity line of credit with your home as security.
Today's rates are pretty low, and you only pay interest on the money - as you use it.  When you look at a $20,000 loan - with today's rates - payments would range from $50/month (the usual minimum payment) to $135/month.  It all depends on your credit and the type of HELOC and payment period.
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