Why Mongolia

Why Mongolia

Mongolia is an awe-inspiring country at a crucial stage of its development. We were founded by Peace Corps Volunteers who wanted to stay connected to Mongolia and knew first-hand the country’s most pressing needs.

Today, we operate educational, community grant, and community outreach programs in Mongolia and the U.S. in support of our goals to promote community development and cultural exchange.

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Stay Connected

Stay Connected

Whether you want to maintain established ties or you are just beginning to get to know the amazing country of Mongolia, Friends of Mongolia and our Membership Program will help you stay connected and make a difference.

Through our work, we create a network, a news source, and a gathering space for people who have a connection with, an interest in, or a passion for the country of Mongolia.

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Your donation will go directly towards helping people living in Mongolia, and you will have a positive impact on Mongolia’s sustainable development.

The money we raise goes to programs that will improve the future of Mongolia, and your contribution will change people’s lives, especially those who are most vulnerable. We help our donors and members reach to out across the globe and keep Mongolia close to their hearts.

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The Latest From Friends of Mongolia

2014 Naadam Events in D.C. and San Francisco Areas

The 2014 Naadam Festivals in the metro areas of the District of Columbia and San Francisco have been announced.

See our events calendar for details on each event:

D.C. Area Naadam on July 12 San Francisco Area Naadam on July 12 Read More

Scholarship Celebration for 2013-14 Students: Photos

In May, Friends of Mongolia held a small dinner for our 2013-14 scholarship students celebrate the academic year and our students’ accomplishments.

At the dinner, the students socialized, received certificates, learned about our largest fund, the Matthew Girvin Scholarship Fund , and were interested to hear about FOM members and supporters.  The students, who come from several different universities, got to know each other through regular English speaking practice sessions that were held throughout the ... Read More

Officer Elections

Friends of Mongolia is holding elections for officers online all weekend, June 21-22, and all FOM members can vote. Need to renew your membership? Click on “Become a Friend” in the top menu.

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Aug 5

Entrepreneurship and the Mongolian Economy: A Discussion with Saha Meyanathan

AUG 5: SAHA MEYANATHAN, former director of the World Bank mission in Ulaanbaatar, will join Friends of Mongolia and the North American-Mongolia Business Council For a discussion about entrepreneurship in Mongolia and the country’s current economic outlook. Dr. Saha Dhevan ... Read More
Aug 28

Scholarship Applications Due

Applications for Friends of Mongolia Scholarships are due by August 28.  Information about applying for scholarships is available in Mongolian under Tэтгэлэгт хөтөлбөр. Read More