Our Founding

The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.

Pablo Picasso

The Neighbor Kwa Jirani Foundation is an all volunteer California Public Benefit Corporation that was incorporated in Sacramento, California, USA on September 30, 2011.  As a California non-profit corporation we are exempt from California State income tax.  Here is our Exempt Determination Letter from the California Franchise Tax Board.  Also, here is an endorsed copy of our Articles of Incorporation from the State of California.

The Foundation is also recognized by the Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service (IRS) as exempt from Federal income tax as a 501 (c)(3) Public Charity.  We are qualified to receive tax deductible bequests, devises, transfers or gifts under section 2055, 2106 or 2522 of the Code.   Here is a copy of our Federal Tax Exemption letter from the IRS.

The Foundation’s Employer Identification Number (EIN) is 45-3842273. If you would like to check on our status with the IRS, you can view the IRS’ website for Exempt Organizations. Use our EIN number to verify our tax exempt, non-profit status.  You can also review all of our Federal tax returns starting from 2013, until the most recent tax year filed, from this same IRS site.

In the Republic of Kenya, the Foundation is also registered as a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO).  Here is a copy of our Certificate of Registration from the Ministry of Devolution and Planning.

Also, in the Republic of Kenya the Foundation owns and operates a primary school for orphan children only, no paying students are admitted. The name of the school is “Amani Primary School for Orphans”.  Here is a copy of the Ministry of Education and Technology’s, Registration of Amani ECDE and Primary School letter.  Also, here is a copy of the school’s Certificate of Registration.

Thank you so much for taking the time to learn about the Neighbor Kwa Jirani Foundation’s founding. Please visit the rest of our website and if you would like to help us please click on this link to donate.

Who is My Neighbor?

“This question Christ answered in the parable of the Good Samaritan.  He showed that our neighbor does not mean merely one of the church or faith to which we belong.  It has no reference to race, color, or class distinction.  

Our neighbor is every soul who is wounded and bruised by the adversary. Our neighbor is everyone who is the property of God.”

Ellen White, Christ Object Lesson, p 376