FAQs2015-07-25T02:39:24+00:00

Where can I find more information on the Foretia Foundation or a specific initiative?

The website provides the best source of information about the Foundation. You can also download a full PDF copy of our latest Annual Report. If you have a specific question after reviewing the site please submit it through the contact form

Does the Foundation accept project proposals?

The Foundation does not accept proposals for outside projects.

Does the Foundation award grants or scholarships?

The Foretia Foundation is not a grant-making organization, and does not distribute grants, scholarships, or funding for outside projects.

What is the Foundation’s grant policy?

The Foretia Foundation generally does not make grants to outside organizations; rather, we direct our financial resources to the implementation of our own initiatives and programs on the ground.

What kind of work does the Foundation do?

The Denis & Lenora Foretia Foundation was established to catalyze Africa’s economic transformation by focusing on social entrepreneurship, science and technology, innovation, public health and progressive policies to create economic opportunities for all. The foundation works in partnership with local governments, policy makers, private enterprises, civil society organizations as well as development partners to expand the resources available to entrepreneurs, farmers, and small business owners in addition to improving individual livelihoods. Please explore the “Programs & Partnerships” section of this website to learn more.

Are there internships at the Foretia Foundation?

There is an expanding internship program at the Foundation. The internship program follows the semester system at Cameroonian universities. The Fall semester runs from October to February while the Spring semester runs from April to July. The summer internship runs from July to September. Interns are expected to spend at least 20 hours per week during the fall and spring semesters. During the summer session, interns are expected to spend at least 35 hours a week at the foundation. The internship program at the foundation is an incredible opportunity for young students and professionals to participate in shaping the future of their country and continent. If interested, visit the website for additional information.

How can I update my contact information?

You can update your contact information by contacting the Foretia Foundation through the contact form.

Does the Foretia Foundation have a planned giving program?

Yes, we do. To learn more, please visit the Planned Giving section of our website.

Are online gifts to the Foretia Foundation secure?

Yes. Online gifts are managed directly by the Foretia Foundation.

What percentage of my gift is used for management and administrative expenses?

In 2012, 11% of Foretia Foundation expenses supported management and administrative expenses.

Why is an unrestricted gift preferred by the Foretia Foundation?

By making an unrestricted gift to the Foretia Foundation, your gift will go where the need is greatest. The Foretia Foundation staff and volunteers are making a difference by finding real and tangible solutions throughout the Cameroon and Central Africa.

Can I designate my gift to a particular program?

Yes. You can designate your gift to a specific Foretia Foundation initiative by choosing the program in the Donation Information section under the Designation drop-down menu. If you are making a donation by mail, you can check the appropriate box on the Gift Designation section of the donation form.

Will I receive a receipt for my gift that can be used when filing my income taxes?

Yes. You will receive a receipt by mail for every contribution you make to the Foretia Foundation, whether you donate by mail or online. This receipt can be used when filing your income taxes.

Is my gift tax-deductible?

All gifts to the Foundation are tax deductible, as applicable by law. The Foretia Foundation is classified by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) organization.