Rafiki Foundation


Eustis, FL
Founded: 1985
Current Status: Member
Member Since: July 3, 2002
ECFA accredited organization

Financial Data
Revenue  
   Cash Donations $8,909,973
   Noncash Donations $0
   Other Revenue $-50,078
   Total Revenue $8,859,895
Expenses  
   Total Expenses $8,697,078
Excess (or Deficit)
   for the Year
$162,817
Other $0
Total Change
   in Net Assets
$162,817
Total Assets $25,828,625
Total Liabilities $57,028
Net Assets $25,771,597

Data for year ended December 31, 2015
Per the organization's financial statements

Contact Information
Rafiki Foundation
Eustis, FL
Tel: (352) 483-9970
Fax: (352) 483-9132
Website: http://www.rafikifoundation.org
Top Leader: Ms. Karen Elliott
Donor Contact: Mr. John Economidis

Ministry Description
"Rafiki" is a Swahili word that means "friend". For over 25 years Rafiki has been just that - a friend to Africa. Rafiki has been a friend through its mission which is to help Africans know God and to help raise their standard of living. To accomplish this mission Rafiki works with African partner church denominations to establish one Rafiki Training Village in each of Africa's ten poorest countries. Located in Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia, these villages fulfill this mission through five programs: Child Care, Education, Bible Study, Widows and Advanced Learning Institutes. Through these programs Rafiki cares for hundreds of orphans, markets handmade crafts from thousands of widows, develops and distributes Christian classical curriculum and Bible class materials for its schools and church partners, and provides post high school education in teacher training, business, music, and art.

ServantMatch®
Student sponsorship helps provide a needy child from the surrounding community with a Christian classical education at a Rafiki School. For a minimum of $25 per month, you can significantly impact the future of an African child who would otherwise receive little or no education.
Rafiki Villages are designed to care for children from infancy to age eighteen. Raising children in a family atmosphere in Christian cottages and teaching teenagers vocational skills requires many ordinary necessities, as well as a few loving extras. Our most important job is to teach the children about Jesus Christ and living for Him. However, we also desire to give these children a quality education, skill training, and an appreciation of music, art, and athletics.
Rafiki Foundation cares for orphaned children in ten countries in sub-Sahara Africa. Your support provides a home, loving family environment, medical needs, and an education for the children in our care. These children are given hope, love, and a new life in a Christian environment.
The Rafiki Advanced Learning Institute (RALI) trains high school graduates to become educators. RALI includes in-depth music and art instruction. Graduates will be qualified to teach in Rafiki Schools, in our partner church schools, or open their own Rafiki Classical School franchises. Funding a RALI building or a Rafiki Classical School franchise will bring quality Christian classical education to thousands of Africans.
Rafiki is developing a Pre-K through grade 12 Christian classical education curriculum, written for Africa, for use in our Rafiki schools, partner church schools, and eventually in Rafiki Classical School franchises. For $100 per student per year, Rafiki can supply a complete set of Christian classical school materials, raising the quality of education in Africa and changing the lives of thousands of African children.

Other Names Under Which Funds May Be Raised
  • Rafiki Advanced Learning Institute (RALI) Program

  • Ministry Sectors
  • Children & Youth
  • Discipleship
  • Education
  • Evangelism

  • Ministry Types
  • Missions: Foreign (primary)
  • Children's Home
  • Education: K-12
  • Missions: Short Term
  • Bible Study & Engagement
  • Child Sponsorship
  • Evangelism
  • Orphan Care