Bamyan Foundation is a registered non-profit,
non-partisan and an all-volunteer charity.




Bamyan Foundation is a registered non-profit, non-partisan and an all-volunteer section 501(c)(3) charity in Washington DC area. We are dedicated to promoting and providing support to at-risk populations in Afghanistan in the following key areas: education, healthcare, gender equity, community development and youth programs.  We believe that improvements in said areas will result to sustainable and equitable social development and stability in Afghanistan.

Our approach is to work with reliable community-organized and community-sustained organizations with a sound track record of service and low overhead.  In other words, our grassroot partner-organizations were created by the community with minimum outside assistance and have been sustained primarily by the community. We believe that continued assistance to such institutions with history of service will have a lasting impact towards social and economic mobility and growth in Afghanistan.

Our approach helps towards keeping the overhead low as we do not have salary, travel and accommodation costs due to a spirit of volunteerism and service coupled with an accountable and transparent system that we have established with our partners on the ground in Afghanistan.  This ensures that every dollar raised goes towards our projects and those who are most in need.  In 2016, our overhead was about 5%.


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