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posted 9/1/2016

JBFC Receives a Segal Family Foundation Grant

TULSA – JBFC is awarded a $30,000 grant from the Segal Family Foundation, joining their "community of creative collaborators.”

"We are thrilled to have the support of the Segal Family Foundation,” said Chris Gates, JBFC’s Founder & CEO. "They not only offer financial support, but a network of resources to help us fulfill our mission of alleviating extreme poverty in rural Tanzania.”

The New Jersey-based Segal Family Foundation is committed to improving the lives of people in Sub-Saharan Africa. They fund 190 organizations with more than $10 Million.

According to the SFF Annual Report, they find "visionary grassroots organizations, progressive donors, and collaborative international NGOs to implement, refine, and scale the most effective, locally appropriate solutions to improve the well-being of youth in Sub-Saharan Africa.

JBFC joins 19 other Tanzanian organizations who partner with Segal Family Foundation. And JBFC’s Chief Operating Officer in Tanzania, Seth Diemond, attended the foundation’s annual meeting last month.

"This is such an excellent opportunity for JBFC,” Gates said. "We are already learning so much from this partnership. We’re thrilled that Segal Family Foundation has chosen to invest in us.”

The Segal Family Foundation was started by Barry Segal, who is the CEO and Founder of Bradco Supply, a roofing materials company. After attending the Clinton Global Initiative in 2006, Segal became excited about the opportunities to do good. According to the foundation’s website, President Clinton encouraged Segal to narrow his focus in order to be most effective and influential with his funding. Segal traveled to Rwanda in 2007 and saw really talented people who lacked opportunities. "He wanted to give opportunities and appropriate resources to people in rural Africa, allowing them to change their communities for the better.” Segal Family Foundation began to support community-based organizations with the localized knowledge needed to create sustainable change in their communities (www.segalfamilyfoundation.org).