The Capstone Charitable Foundation
Giving Generously and Responsibly
“You can give without loving, but you can never love without giving. The great acts of love are done by those who are habitually performing small acts of kindness” Victor Hugo
How Did We Start?
The Capstone Charitable Foundation was created by business professionals who have the compassion to help those who are less fortunate aboard and in our local communities. It started with a financial need posted on Facebook from an orphanage in Uganda desperately asking for help from American donors. This particular orphanage houses 30 kids and they received many setbacks due to COVID and dropped donations due to income loss from their other donors. As the board members were moved with compassion and wisdom they vetted this orphanage (and others in Uganda) to verify the need. Soon after they decided to start the Capstone Charitable Foundation to serve those in desperate situations abroad and locally. One of our favorite stories happened earlier this year when we sent 26 orphans for an outing to a local zoo. The smiles on the faces of these children sent to us captured our hearts – forever.
There are millions of needy children and families all over the globe so where do we start? We can’t help everyone but we are already making a difference in the lives that we can touch. Currently, we are helping orphanages in Uganda, Children in the Phillipians, and ministries in India and Pakistan that reach out to the local community with hope and physical care. We liken our vision and purpose to the story of the Starfish by Loren Eisley.
One day a man was walking along the beach when he noticed a boy picking something up and gently throwing it into the ocean.
Approaching the boy, he asked, “What are you doing?”
The youth replied, “Throwing starfish back into the ocean. The surf is up and the tide is going out. If I don’t throw them back, they’ll die.”
“Son,” the man said, “don’t you realize there are miles and miles of beach and hundreds of starfish? You can’t make a difference!”
After listening politely, the boy bent down, picked up another starfish, and threw it back into the surf.
Then, smiling at the man, he said…..“I made a difference for that one.”
Giving with Responsibility:
Being good stewards is not easy. It requires oversight, research, patience, and resources. Our board is made of business people who have made a career out of vetting people and opportunities. Since our own donations are going to various organizations you can rely on our teamwork to ensure that the capital invested in these lives around the world is well spent and accounted for. We do not take any salaries for our involvement on the board. We have gladly given our time and talent to help these families and children that need us. Because of this, almost all of the donations received (minus some small expenses) go directly to the immediate needs. We hope you will join us in our adventure of generosity.