Warm Heart Foundation is based in Phrao, a mountainous, rural community in northern Thailand, 40 miles (70 kms) north of Chiang Mai.
We are a non-religious, nonpartisan organization dedicated to the idea that every human being has the right to make a healthy and successful life.
We focus on five areas that community members tell us are critical to their future:
- Safe homes for at-risk children
We help children escape the perils of poverty, domestic abuse, child prostitution and alcoholism.
We help children and adults learn computer literacy, English and job skills to succeed in a changing world and move on to higher paying jobs.
- Agricultural Innovation
We collaborate with small farmers (65% of Thailand’s population) to develop improved agriculture practices to raise yields and incomes, and to teach environmentally friendly farming practices to sustain fertility for future generations.
- Job Creation
We help to provide the business acumen to move beyond poverty. 1/3 of the population lives on $1.50/day or less with average wages of $2.25/day.
- Public Health
We help the disabled and elderly living in remote areas to get access to adequate medical care. Patient to doctor ratios can top 13,500:1, not allowing enough medical resources to reach everyone.
We help communities analyze challenges, establish goals, and implement solutions tailored to their needs.
We leverage the inspiration, creativity, and skills of everyone with the initiative to help themselves.
Our approach is guided by four basic principles:
We listen; we don’t dictate
Warm Heart works from within the communities we serve to understand community problems and design sustainable solutions to them.
We partner; we don’t lone ranger.
Warm Heart networks with strategic partners to secure critical expertise and resources.
We inspire; we don’t hire.
Warm Heart attracts dedicated and skilled international volunteers who are the engine of community impact.
We are accountable; we don’t hide.
Warm Heart is transparent in all things from accounting to program metrics and performance.
Warm Heart Worldwide, Inc. (U.S.) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, EIN 26-2059241.
Donations to Warm Heart Worldwide by U.S. taxpayers are tax deductible.
Warm Heart Foundation (Thailand) is a registered non-profit with the Thai Ministry of Interior (CM 273).
The time for action is now. It’s never too late to do something.
~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery