Estonian American Fund
PO Box 2464 Rockville, MD 20852-9998



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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2019 Highlights

TWO MAJOR GRANTS WERE RECEIVED IN 2019: 1) Dr. Bernard Schneider contributed $75,000 to establish a fine arts scholarship at the Estonian Academy of Art in memory of his wife Helju Rossmann Schneider. The money will provide for an annual scholarship of $4,000; and 2) Epp Tsirk contributed $100,000 to the University of Tartu Museum in memory of her grandfather, Karl Lagus. $49,950 of this amount was sent to the museum in December. $50,000 is invested to fund an annual $4,000 scholarship.
AID TO YOUTH-SERVING ORGANIZATIONS CONTINUED: Bethel Congregation’s Social Center in Tallinn, received $28,000. The Tartu Christian Adolescents’ Home received $446,000 toward the conversion of an existing auxiliary building into housing for its young people. The money for the conversion was distributed from the bequest of Hilda Kaepa. The Adolescent home also received $1,300 as a Christmas contribution from the Fund.
SUPPORT FOR EDUCATION AND CULTURAL ENTERPRISES: The Elmerice and Andreas Traks Fund distributed $19,200 to eight Tartu University students for the spring semester, and for the fall semester eleven medical students received scholarships totaling $21,290. Noarootsi Gümnaasium received $6,000 to support employing a native-language instructor in its English language program. A doctoral student at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre received a $3,600 scholarship from the fund established in 2018 with a $50,000 grant from Epp Tsirk in in honor of Tõnu Kaljuste. The Estonian Institute of Historical Memory received $2,450 and the Center for Estonian Folk Culture, $3,400 from Tiiu Kera.

Estonian American Fund for Economic Education, Inc. Statement of Support. Revenue and Expenses, and Change in Fund Balance for the year ended 12.31.2019


PUBLIC SUPPORT AND REVENUE
Contributions                                  $ 350,690
Program services expenses              579,840
Support services expenses                 12,492
Total Expenses                                   592,332
Net                                                     -241,642
Investment income                             170,678
Unrealized gain                                  383,345
Total investment income                   554,023
Revenue over expenses                    312,381
Fund balance January 1, 2019 $4,716,913 December 31, 2019                      $5,029,294

Thank you for your generous support!

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Christian Einberg -President
Eliko Pedastsaar - Treasurer
Liina Keerdoja - Corporate Secretary
Arvo B. Ederma, M.D. - Chair, Medical Advisory Board
Rauno Joks, M.D. - Medical Research Advisor
Thomas Troost, M.D. - Medical Research Advisor
Tiina Urv, PhD - Scientific Advisor
Haldi Svanberg - Youth Services
Erik Puskar - Counselor
Anti Küünal - Counselor
Ago Ambre - Chairman of the Board
 

 

Thank you for your generous support!

Annual Report

2019a. Annual Report saab vaadata siit

2018a. Annual Report saab vaadata siit

2018a. Donor Appreciation saab vaadata siit

2017a. Annual Report saab vaadata siit

2017a. Donor Appreciation saab vaadata siit

2016a. Annual Report saab vaadata siit

2016a. Donor Appreciation saab vaadata siit

2015a. Annual Report saab vaadata siit

2015a. Donor Appreciation saab vaadata siit

2014a. Annual Report saab vaadata siit

2014a. Donor Appreciation saab vaadata siit

2013a. Annual Report saab vaadata siit

2012a. Annual Report saab vaadata siit

2011a. Donor Appreciation and Annual Reportsaab vaadata siit

2010a. Donor Appreciation and Annual Report saab vaadata siit

2009a. Donor Appreciation and Annual Report saab vaadata siit

2008a. Donor Appreciation and Annual Report saab vaadata siit

2007a. Donor Appreciation and Annual Report saab vaadata siit

2006a. Annual Report saab vaadata siit

2005a. Annual Report saab vaadata siit

 

Täname lahkeid toetajaid ja kaastöölisi!