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Organizations Filed Purposes: Partners for Better Futures (PBF) helps improve the lives of poor people around the world, primarily focusing on children and education. PBF does this by partnering with local organizations that are deeply involved in their own communities, and participating in carefully evaluated projects and programs. There are three programs within PBF: Build a School in Burma (BSB), Build a School in India (BSI), and APC School - Philippines (APC). Prior to the PBF's founding these programs had each operated for several years through "fiscal sponsors." In 2018 these operations joined together in a shared purpose, to help produce better futures for under-served people around the world.

The "Build a School in Burma" (BSB) program made grants and oversaw grant expenditures in Burma, also known as Myanmar, that resulted in construction of school buildings or renovations for existing buildings in 12 communities, providing classroom space for over 800 students. Some grants were made to allow existing schools to add grade levels, some were to relieve overcrowding, some were for new schools, and some were to replace temporary bamboo and thatch buildings with long-lasting buildings. All were to provide safe, secure learning environments for students in poor, underserved communities.

"APC School" program made grants to support ongoing operations and expansion of the Apu Palamguwan Cultural Education Center (APC) which provides an integrated and holistic education for the indigenous children and youth along the Pantaron Range of Mindanao, Philippines. The APC school works to promote and deepen cultural understanding while providing approximately 400 indigenous children with the knowledge and skills they need to confidently relate with mainstream Philippine society and advance in the formal education ladder. One special grant provided funding for construction of a new building.

The program "Build a School in India"(BSI) makes grants that support educational activities in India. The largest grants have been to support the Mata Balak Utkarsha Pratishathan (MBUP), Utkarsha Vidyalay school that provides educational opportunities for underserved children in Sangola, Solapur District, Maharashtra, India. This year several start-up grants were made by BSI to initiate vocational training and micro-finance instructional and support programs that are expected to expand in the coming years.

Executives Listed on Filing

Total Salary includes financial earnings, benefits, and all related organization earnings listed on tax filing

NameTitleHours Per WeekTotal Salary
Naing Lin SweCountry Director - Burma40$19,013
Joyce MckinneyBoard member1$0
Mark KirchenSecretary8$0
Robert G CornwellVice President25$0
Daniel KippTreasurer20$0
Andrew LedererPresident20$0

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