About Wells Mountain Foundation
WMF was founded in 2005 to provide funding and support in the areas of education, literacy and the arts, primarily in the developing world. WMF provides support to individuals and families in need of assistance as a result of economic challenges, and in particular, extreme poverty. WMF is 501(c)(3) non-profit and all donations are fully tax deductible.
Our WMF Empowerment through Education Scholarship Program has grown from just one scholarship in Ghana in 2005 to 52 WMF Scholars in 2012. Our scholars hail from over a dozen countries, including Senegal, Ghana, Haiti, Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria, Gambia, Nepal, Rwanda, Sudan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Liberia. Eighteen new 2012 WMF Scholars were chosen from over 1600 applications in August of 2012. More info on our Scholarships and Our Scholars.
Our Literacy Program provides books to libraries and programs in Haiti, Ghana, and Nepal. Generally, books are supplied by WMF at no cost. For other non-profit organizations, we offer our services and experience in purchasing and delivering books, sometimes with the organizations only paying for the wholesale cost of the books. Read more about the Literacy Program.
In the area of the arts, we have provided art supplies and support in Nepal and Ghana, and this year in Uganda and Kenya. Read more about the Arts program.
Because of our affiliation with the YMCA d’Haiti, this year WMF undertook a major program of support after the January 12, 2010 Haiti earthquake. We organized a massive clothing drive with the help of donors, volunteers, and companies here in the United States and ultimately shipped to Haiti twelve containers of clothing and supplies. We also raised enough money to purchase the containers, and the materials necessary to convert the containers into YMCA buildings after they are emptied. Read more about the Haiti Project.