501(c)(3)charitable organization, the mission of the MacDella Cooper Foundation (MCF) is to PREPARE, EDUCATE, TRAIN and MOTIVATE Africa’s most vulnerable children, disadvantaged youth and marginalized women to become productive contributors to their nation’s economic, social and political future. MCF serves as a conduit among international funders, corporations and sponsors and local grassroots organizations, youth groups and individual children. Our goal is to help as many as possible to break free from the vicious cycle of poverty.
- Advocates for Human Rights & Equality
- Youth • Women • Children
- Access Education
- Healthcare & Nutrition
- Affordable Housing
“When I took a broad look at the problems in Africa, I realized that the need to empower women and girls to take care of themselves and their children is paramount. By creating more opportunities for women and girls, a shift in their behavior happens, they begin to see themselves as leaders instead of helpless bystanders.
It’s all about teaching women and girls to engage in their communities more positively, and more powerfully. When women and girls become self-sufficient and self-reliant, we put an end to the vicious cycle of poverty.”
~ MacDella Cooper ~
To date, MCF has transformed the lives of more than a thousand children from different orphanages and communities around the country. In addition to bringing hope and a future to orphaned children and abandoned youth, MCF is expanding its efforts to work with women and girls across Liberia. The foundation is also paving the way to help bring affordable solar energy to Africa.
“I’m driven by compassion, but I’m also a realistic person. I can’t change the whole world, but I can help a few hundred kids. By educating and caring for as many children as I can, I know they’ll contribute to the future economic development of their nation.”
~ MacDella Cooper ~
MCF provides many opportunities for funders, organizations, individuals and families to join the MCF movement toward educating and developing Africa’s most vulnerable populations (i.e., women, orphaned children and abandoned youth). Opportunities range from becoming a financial sponsor, to sending care packages to becoming a mentor or a youth ambassador for the cause. Other giving opportunities include supporting the foundation’s annual children’s Christmas party for hundreds of children in Monrovia.
- In-kind donations of goods
- Provide scholarships
- Provide internships for our students
- Employee engagement
- Financial sponsorship of MCF’s programs and initiatives
MCF extends special thanks to our current partners:
Substantially reliant on volunteers, approximately 80% of all funds raised from individual donors, organizational sponsors and foundation sources go directly to support the MCF mission. Within a variable operating budget ($250-300K per year), only local staff in Liberia are salaried.