The goal of Ceres Charitable Foundation is to provide infrastructure funding for the development of new schools, financial support to existing educational programs, and grants to support non-evasive, non-life threating, but life changing medical procedures in developing nations.
By working closely within targeted communities Ceres's seeks to provide the highest value of service and results possible by applying financial resources directly to educational or medical projects and programs in developing nations, thus eliminating potential dilution of resources through overhead or possible corruption.
Ceres will work closely with existing Nongovernmental Organizations (NGO's) as well as other charitable groups when goals are co-aligned or Ceres determines other organizations are in better position to manages resources.
Since the end of WWII the world has experienced a steady increase in both literacy rates and percentage of children completing primary education worldwide. Now, even as the world is experiencing astronomical increases in wealth and rapid globalization of trade, literacy rates and the percentage of children complete primary education worldwide is slowing and in danger of reversing. Right now we live in a world in which there is a true danger that the percentage of adults in the world who've actually received a 5th grade education maybe be lower in 20 years than it is today.
The Ceres Charitable Foundation is not associated with any governmental organizations. We do not seek to push or support any political agenda. We are a non-secular, non-faith based charitable organization, although we believe religious faith can play a very important role in a persons life, we believe faith is purely an individual matter. Our decision to support programs is based solely on the following criteria:
"The Truth is far more powerful than any weapon of mass destruction."
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." Nelson Mandela
"There is only one good, knowledge, and one evil, ignorance." Socrates
"The highest result of education is tolerance." Helen Keller, American deaf & blind lecturer, writer, 1880-1968;Presidential Medal of Freedom, 1964
"Strengthen the female mind by enlarging it, and there will be an end to blind obedience." Mary Wollstonecraft : Feminist Philosophy: Strength of Female Mind
"...The human mind is our fundamental resource. ... The goal of education is the advancement of knowledge and the dissemination of truth." JFK: Human Mind, Knowledge, Education of a Nation