The Denan Project seeks to help people living in some of the most isolated and impoverished communities around the world. We start by providing resources to provide free, quality medical care, and then typically expand into programs that support agriculture, water, and education, economic development and other critical needs. Our ultimate goal is to make impoverished communities permanently self-sustainable. We make long-term commitments to each of our project sites, usually aiming to work between 15 – 20 years in each location. We work closely with on-the-ground partners and experts, including local and regional government and non-governmental organizations. The involvement of local residents is also a critical part of our work. Community members help with construction, outreach, and/or staffing. The doctors and staff at our medical facilities, for example, are always local. We check in frequently on work and progress in each location. We personally make regular visits to each of our locations to confirm good use of funds and timely progress.
100% of all donations go directly to our projects. More than $95,000 awarded in micro-loans since 2011.
More than 550,000 people have received free medical care since our founding in 2004. Free, quality medical care provided to more than 50,000 people per year around the world.
We are a 501(C)3 nonprofit organization, run entirely by volunteer members. Because our Board of Directors covers all of our administrative, fundraising and other overhead costs, 100% of all outside donations go to our medical care and critical community-development programs. Our Board Members and volunteers make frequent visits to each of our project locations. All pay their own way and receive no reimbursement for their efforts. Our underlying philosophy is rooted in one community helping another. Regardless of location, religion, race, or creed, we believe in the power of individuals being able to make a difference. We are passionate about improving the lives of the people in the communities in which we work. Not just today, but for the long-term.