What is the FundaCristo Scholarship Program?
Sponsoring a child in poverty is critical to committing yourself to releasing a child from poverty. In the communities where we serve the majority of the families make less than $2 per day. Our child sponsorship program connects you with one child, providing that one child an educational opportunity, and that is the most strategic way to releasing a child from poverty.
How does the Scholarship Program Work?
Through your monthly financial commitment, prayer, gifts, and letter writing, sponsors invest directly in the lives of children living in extreme poverty.
The children attend a private Christian school where they receive life-changing opportunities that would otherwise be out of their reach.
All FundaCristo scholars have the opportunity to develop their God-given potential through education and be released from the poverty that has trapped their families for generations.
FundaCristo Scholarship Program Offers:
How long will my child scholarship last?
Our Scholarship Program offers you the opportunity to stay with a child through high school graduation, and an opportunity to help in advancement studies. While we hope that you will be able to continue your support of your sponsored child until he or she graduates, we recognize that circumstances sometimes change. You may discontinue your child sponsorship by emailing us and explaining your situation.
How much does it cost to scholarship a child?
If you choose to scholarship a child, the cost is only a tax-deductible of $59 per month.
Why does it cost more to scholarship a child with FundaCristo than similar programs?
You are providing your sponsored child a formal private Christian education. Our mission and vision are that your sponsored child knows God, graduates, and reaches their God given potential. We have learned that the only way out of poverty is with God, and a diploma in hand.
What specific benefits will the child I scholar receive?
Your scholar child will receive a formal private christian education scholarship to defeat illiteracy and unlock future opportunities, nutrition and food to protect against malnutrition, one-on-one support from caring staff who believe in them, the opportunity to hear God's life-changing love for them, life skills to equip them for a bright future, safe places to play that help protect them against danger and violence, by scholar a child, you will join us in believing children should be released from poverty, and remembering You Are the Light of the World.
Will I be the only person to scholar the child I'm helping?
Yes. The child you're helping has just one sponsor: You Are the Light of the World. Your prayers, letters and support mean so much to your sponsored child. Even if you choose to sponsor a child as a family or a group (for example, a youth group or a Sunday school class), the child you help will still be relating to your family or group as his or her only sponsor. No other group or individual will also sponsor the child you help.
What is a FundaCristo sponsor?
A sponsor is someone like you who has made the decision to personally invest in the life of a child in need. As a sponsor, you enable your sponsored child to attend a private christian school that offers life-changing benefits including help with:
And more than this, you can help your scholar child develop a sense of confidence and self-worth with the love you express through letters and prayers.
As a sponsor, you are assured that there is a real connection between you and the specific child you support.
We encourage you to send your scholar student photos of you and your family, and letters. Our staff will translate your letter and deliver it to your child. Students usually keep their sponsor's letters in their homes as treasured possessions. You are welcomed to write to your child as often as you want. When you write to your child, he or she will know that someone else cares. Your words will make a difference to your child. The more you write to your child the more he or she will reap the benefits of your relationship.
You can send your letters and photos to us at email@example.com
Your scholar child will write to you two times a year. If after a year the sponsored child doesn't receive a letter, they will write that often too. We encourage you to write to your sponsored child as often as you would like. The children love to receive letters from their sponsors.
As a sponsor, you have many opportunities to communicate with the student you sponsor, and we encourage that relationship. When you are communicating with him or her, we ask you to provide content with the Christian values that we share. We will not forward materials that promote alcohol, tobacco, unlawful drugs, and materials that are related unsafe. We will not forward material that advocate another religious worldview. Please contact us before sending to make sure that it meets our standards and requirements.
· You can give online by credit card
· You can give by check. If you choose to send a check, please make it out to FundaCristo Missions International: 7301 Ranch Road 620 N, Suite 155 #375, Austin, TX 78726 Please remember to include your sponsor number on the check. Additional information, such as the child's number and the purpose of the gift (i.e., birthday, Christmas, graduation, etc.), should be included on an attached note to ensure proper handling.
Our goal is to stop the cycle of poverty that stalks families from one generation to the next, and we do this by equipping children with the skills they need to be successful through education.
No, you do not have to give gifts to your child or his family. But if you choose to do so, it will be: