Abibimman Foundation

Organization's name: Abibimman Foundation
Organization's acronym: AF
Former Name(s): ZAP
Headquarters address  
Address: 1/A 74 Site 3 (OPP T.DC) Commmunit 1
P.O.BOX BT 1 Tema Flat
Phone: +233506766466
Fax: +23322213918
Email: abibimmanfoundation@gmail.com
Web site: www.abibimanfoundation.org
Organization type: Non-governmental organization
  • English


Areas of expertise & Fields of activity:
Economic and Social:
  • Agriculture
  • Biodiversity
  • Children
  • Citizenship and Governance
  • Climate Change
  • Coorporate Accountability
  • Crime Prevention
  • Culture
  • Debt Relief
  • Development
  • Disabled Persons
  • Drug Control
  • Economics and Finance
  • Education
  • Energy
  • Environment
  • Extreme poverty
  • Human Rights
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • Population
  • Refugees
  • Social Development
  • Sports for Peace and Development
  • Trade and Development
  • Water
  • Women
  • Women/gender Equality
  • Youth

Gender Issues and Advancement of Women:
  • Advocacy and outreach
  • Capacity building
  • Education and training of women
  • Human rights of women
  • Millennium Development Goals
  • Policy advice
  • Research
  • Trafficking in women and girls
  • Violence against women
  • Women and poverty
  • Women and the environment
  • Women in power and decision-making

  • International migration
  • Population growth
  • Population structure

Social Development:
  • Conflict
  • Disabled persons
  • Indigenous issues
  • Information and Communications Technologies
  • Poverty
  • Youth

Sustainable Development:
  • Agriculture
  • Biodiversity
  • Capacity-building
  • Climate change
  • Disaster management and vulnerability
  • Education
  • Energy
  • Forests
  • Gender equality
  • Health
  • Major Groups
  • Oceans and seas
  • Poverty
  • Rural Development
  • Sustainable development for Africa
  • Trade and environment
  • Waste Management

Peace and Development in Africa:
  • Peace in Africa

Conflict Resolution in Africa:
  • Conflicts Resolution
Geographic scope: Regional
  • Africa
Country of activity:
  • Ghana
Millennium Development Goals:
  • Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases
  • Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
  • Achieve universal primary education
  • Promote gender equality and empower women
  • Reduce child mortality
  • Improve maternal health
  • Ensure environmental sustainability
  • Develop global partnership for development
Mission statement:
Year established (YYYY): 2000
Year of registration (YYYY): 2000
Organizational structure: The Foundation has a structure of the General Assembly, Executive Council, Local Executives and Secretariat. The Secretariat is headed by the Chief Executive Officer with two Deputies, a Director of Projects and Programmes, a Communications Director, Programme Officers and volunteers. The Chief Executive Officer, the two Deputies and the Director-Programmes and Projects are the signatories to the Foundation’s accounts and are responsible for all financial matters. All cheques must be counter signed any one of them before it can be honoured. All funds are sent to the bank and all financial requests and payments receive the approval of the Chief Executive Officer, the Deputies and the Director - Projects and Programmes.
Number and type of members: Number:274 type of members: Youth,Children, Women
Affiliation with NGO networks: Ghana MDGs/GCAP Campaign Coalition, GTLC
Funding structure:
  • Membership fees or dues
  • Foreign and international grants

Additional Information

Sustainable Development

Social Development

Affiliation with other organizations: Turkish Philanthropy Funds, partners with dozens of NGO's in Turkey to promote and support the works they do to create long lasting social change in Turkey. Several NGOS from Turkey have received grants from TPF to advance the status of youth, women and children, to support education, arts and culture and etc.
Publications: Annual Report 2008-2009, annual
Purpose of the organization: TPF is the first transnational philanthropy organization of the Turkish-American community that employs the community foundation model, which is an application of one of the oldest traditions in human history: helping your neighbor. At its most simple, TPF's donor centric model allows donors to give "through" rather than giving directly to TPF. Therefore, we center all of our giving to respond to donors' interests and commitments. TPF's model allows all individuals, those of substantial and modest means alike, to participate in giving back to their community. As a result of its constant growth in the past decades, the Turkish-American community in the United States has now reached a critical mass where it can start to make a difference. There is great interest in the community to give back to Turkey through credible and transparent civil society organizations. As TPF, we would not only like to provide a tax-deductible vehicle for contributions to organizations in Turkey, but also introduce high-impact organizations to the Turkish community in the United States. As a US-based public charity, TPF offers individuals, families, advisors (legal and financial), and civil society organizations a wide range of professional services to develop efficient and tax-effective gift plans that are compliant with national and international charitable laws. Donors have a chance to give to an issue area or an organization of their choice and learn if their funds were spent for the intended purposes. This system allows the donors to have more control over their contributions.
Confirmation of the activities of the organization at the regional, national or international level: Grantmaking organization, primarily to accredited nonprofit organizations in Turkey.
A list of members of the governing body of the organization, and their countries of nationality: Haldun Tashman, Chairman, (Turkey) Özlenen Eser Kalav, President & CEO (Turkey) Erinch R. Özada, Vice-Chair, (Turkey) Mustafa Kemal Abadan, Treasurer, (Turkey) Gamze Ates, Secretary (Turkey) Murat Agirnasli (Turkey) Nicholas C. Porcaro (United States of America) Mehmet Lütfi Kirdar (Turkey)
Description of the membership of the organization, indicating the total number of members: Not a member based organization

Advancement of Women

Affiliation with other organizations: Act NOW National Organization for Women