Estonian American Fund
PO Box 7369
Silver Spring MD 20907-7369



Head Eesti sõbrad!

Dear Friends of Estonia!

Armsad Eesti sõbrad ja toetajad! Teie ettepanekud ja nõuanded juhendavad Fondi tegevust. Toetajate algatus alustas meditsiini tehnoloogia ülekande projekti, ravimite ja põetusvahendite saatmise, hooldeasutuste toetamise, stipendiumide rajamise, noorsoo tegevuse arendamise. Ootame teilt uuenduslikke ettepanekuid ka edaspidi. Aasta 2017 rõhk asetus noortega tegelevate organisatsioonidele. Tartu Kristlik Noortekodu taotles $28,000 suurust toetust, Peeteli koguduse sotsiaalkeskus $17,500, MTÜ Vanaema juures $10,000. Eesti Skautide Ühing korraldas ülemaailmse suurlaagri, mille eelarves oli $10,000 suurune auk, mille täitmiseks paluti Fondi toetust. Noarootsi Gümnaasium on Eestis tuntud ja hinnatud oma uuendusliku keeleõppe poolest. Ingliskeele õpetajad on sündinud ingliskeele rääkijad. Näiteks Devin Black, kes sündis Michigani osariigis. Devin sai magistrikraadi ingliskeele õpetamise alal Tallinna Ülikoolist, magnum cum laude. Ta arendas uuendusliku keeleõppe programmi, mis leiab kasutust ka teistes Eesti koolides. Tema loomingulisus peegeldub e-kursuses Perspectives on American Culture and Society, mille ta juurutas kasutades Ameerika meedia üllitisi. Devin Black on abielus eestlannaga ja neil on seitsme aastane poeg. Taolisi õpetajaid on raske leida, veel raskem on neid siduda pikemaks ajaks ühe väikese Noarootsi külaga, elada seal väikese palgaga. Oluline on võimaldada neil kord aastas külastada omakseid Ameerikas. Devin on juba 15 aastat Eestis õpetaja ametit pidanud. Eesti Ameerika Fondi toetus aitab nii õpetaja püsivust kui ka õppematerjalide soetamist. Lisaks Elmerice ja Andreas Traksi stipendumidele, millest said osa 18 Tartu Ülikooli tudengit, tekkis aasta lõpul uus stipendium Eesti Muusika ja Teatri Akadeemia magistrantidele. Nimelt annetas Epp Tsirk $50,000 põhikapitaliks Tõnu Kaljustet austavat stipendiumile. Esimene stipendiaat valiti 2018. veebruaris. Selleks osutus Pärt Uusberg, paljutõotav noor dirigent ja komponist. Maie ja Oleg Golubjatnokovi mälestusstipendiumi sai üks meditsiinifüüsika magistrant. Üllatusi tõi 2017 aasta lõpp ja aasta 2018 algus. Elmerice ja Andeas Traks pärandasid $2.4 miljonit põhikapitaliks, mis võimaldab stipendiumi programmi ka tulevikus rahastada. Hilda Kaepa pärandustombust laekunud miljon on tema soovikohaselt investeeritud toetamaks Tartu Kristlikku Noortekodu. Täname lahkeid toetajaid suuremeelsuse ja usalduse eest. Eesti Ameerika Fondi juhatus

Dear friends and supporters of Estonia! You showed a preference for young people last year. Sixty percent of the nearly $120,000 granted in 2017 went for supporting youth-serving programs, and thirty-three percent was devoted to education. A grant that served both was awarded to Noarootsi Gümnaasium, a high school in rural Estonia that has an outstanding English teaching program. Our support has enabled the school recruit native English- speaking teachers. Among them is Devin Black, a Michigan native, who has stayed with the school since 2003. Mr. Black earned a Master’s degree in English Teaching at Tallinn University, graduating magnum cum laude. He introduced innovative methods of language teaching, and created an e-course, Perspectives on American Culture and Society. Mrs. Belovas, the school’s principal, says “this teacher provides a valuable service to the students, community and nation.” Mr. Black is married, and the couple have a seven-year-old son. Compared to the record $814,852 granted in 2016, grantmaking took a breather in 2017. Still, we provided significant support to such organizations as the Tartu Christian Adolescents’Home. Bethel Pastoral Care in Tallinn, and Granny’s Place. Scholarship grants totaled about $40,000. Looking ahead, it is very likely that grants will spike again in the next couple of years as the expansion of the new home of the Tartu youth home moves from planning to actual construction. The Fund received major bequests in late 2017 and early 2018. One, from Mrs. Hilda Kaepa, is dedicated to the maintenance of the Tartu Christian Adolescents’ Home, and the other, from Mr.Andreas and Elmerice Traks, M.D. is dedicated to fund the scholarship program at Tartu University. We are grateful for your generosity, we appreciate your trust in our operation, and we honor your legacy. Board of Directors Estonian American Fund is a 501 (c) (3), publicly supported charitable organization Donations are deductible for income tax purposes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2018 Highlights

The foundation was laid in 2018 for more commitments in 2019.  Construction started in the spring of 2019 to convert an existing auxiliary building into housing for the young people under the care of the Tartu Christian Adolescents’ Home. The project will cost about $600,000.
The largest share of support in 2018 went for education. The  Andreas and Elmerice Traks, M.D. memorial scholarship  grants amounted to $35,000.  The Martens International Law Summer School was financed for the next three years in the amount of $35,400. A new scholarship program for the Estonian Academy of Music was started  and funded with a $50,000 grant from Epp Tsirk. The gift was in honor of Tõnu Kaljuste, and the first award went to Pärt Uusberg, a promising young composer and conductor
 Support was continued for the Noarootsi Gümnaasium. The EELK Albany-Schenectady Congregation closed and donated  their remaining funds to support youth homes and promote young people’s musical education. Support went to the Association of Estonian Music Schools, and the  Emmaste Youth Orchestra.
Youth-serving organizations including the Tartu Christian Adolescents’ Home,  Bethel Congregation’s Social Center in Tallinn, and Granny’s Place in Rapla  received a total of $65,000.
Grants were made to the Estonian Folk Culture Center, the Estonian Institute and Historical Memory, and the Estonian Association for Arts and Letters.

 

 

Estonian American Fund for Economic Education, Inc. Statement of Support. Revenue and Expenses, and Change in Fund Balance for the year ended 12.31.2018
Public Support and Revenue
Contributions                          $131,930
Bequests and grants               2,507,555
Investment income                     79,585 

Program services expenses       185,932
Support services expenses          12,583

Revenue less expenses           2,520,555

Unrealized gain or (loss)          (161,843)

Fund balance

January 1, 2018                       2,358,201
December 31, 2018                 4,716,913

The Fund is a publicly supported charitable
organization. Donors may deduct contributions, and bequests are deductible for federal estate and gift tax purposes.
 
Board of Directors

Ago Ambre
Arvo B. Ederma, M.D.
Christian Einberg
Rauno Jõks, M.D,
Liina Keerdoja
Helmi L. Lutsep, M.D.
Eri Puskar
Haldi Svanberg
Thomas R. Troost, M.D.
Tiina Urv, Ph.D.

 

 

Thank you for your generous support!

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