Support Bonaire, Inc. Grants Over US$18,000 to Bonaire Charities in 2005
BOULDER, COLORADO, USA – February 4, 2006 – Support Bonaire, Inc., a U.S. non-profit organization created to help support Bonaire’s non-profit social and environmental efforts announced that its 2005 grants to various Bonaire non-profit organizations exceeded US$18,000. Funding for Support Bonaire’s grants comes solely from individual donors who select from one of a series of special projects Support Bonaire has created to focus on particular needs on Bonaire. In some cases, donors may also request that Support Bonaire apply some part of their donation to their favorite charitable effort on Bonaire, a request that the Board of Directors of Support Bonaire typically honors.
During 2005, the top recipients of grants from Support Bonaire were Sea Turtle Conservation Bonaire (STCB) with over US$5,000 in donations, and the Donkey Sanctuary and Captain Don’s Bonaire Accolade Foundation with approximately US$2,800 each. Additionally, the Bonaire Animal Shelter, the Bonaire National Marine Park, Fondashon pa Bon Koral, Jong Bonaire, and Stichting AVST (Wowo di Bario) each received US$1,000 or more. Other recipients for smaller grants and donations included Foundation Animal Welfare Bonaire, Mangasina di Rei, the Zuster Maria Hoppner Stichting, and the Stichting van Kunst en Cultuur van Bonaire.
A majority of the donations to Support Bonaire to support these varied causes were donated on-line, via the Internet, at the Support Bonaire web site – www.SupportBonaire.org – where donations by credit card are accepted. 100% of all donations go directly to the target charities on Bonaire, as a small endowment received by Support Bonaire, Inc. some years ago is used to cover all administrative expenses. The Board of Directors of Support Bonaire, Inc. is composed entirely of volunteers, and the web site space and operation is donated by Stroke of Color, Inc., a U.S. company, all of which keep operational costs to a minimum.
Support Bonaire, Inc. is an organization dedicated to helping fund non-profit environmental and social projects on the Dutch Caribbean island of Bonaire, by being a U.S. Internal Revenue Service-approved non-profit organization, which in turn allows donors to take a tax deduction on funds they donate to Support Bonaire, Inc. Support Bonaire, Inc.’s virtual offices can be found at http://www.SupportBonaire.org, and an on-line discussion group for the organization is located at http://www.oldbonairetalk.com/sbi. The organization’s mailing address for monetary donations and other paper correspondence is PMB #340, 2525 Arapahoe Avenue, Suite E4, Boulder, Colorado 80302, U.S.A. Voice mail can be left at +1-303-484-4646, and FAXes can be sent to the same number. Contact via e-mail is preferred, at info@SupportBonaire.org.