The mission of the Children’s Nutrition Fund (CNF) is to provide food and education for children who would otherwise have to go without in Central-Eastern Europe. Firstly in Hungary, and eventually within the entire region.
CNF was founded as a Public Benefit Corporation under Californian jurisdiction in 2012, organized and operated exclusively for charitable purposes as prescribed by Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. CNF was quickly granted non-profit status by the IRS. Normally, this status takes six months to procure, but CNF was able to get its authorization last summer in a record six weeks.
CNF’s sister organization, the Children’s Nutrition Fund of Hungary (GYEA) has been serving children in need since 1993, and is now one of the most recognized and respected civil organizations in the country. The Fund has been carrying out its activities according to the most rigorous principles of accountability since day one of its existence.
In 2013 GYEA was offered HUF 56,000,000 (approximatively $255,000) in donations from income tax returns. The Fund is supported by 20,000 individuals and 3000 enterprises. However, as a consequence of the economical crisis, the amount of donations has been continuously decreasing since 2008.