What We Do
Friends of Mongolia gives people a way to contribute to the future of Mongolia and connects a community of people who carry Mongolia in their hearts. All of our programs reflect our mission to promote community development and cultural exchange.
The money we raise goes to programs that will improve the future of Mongolia and will impact the lives of Mongolians, especially those who are most vulnerable. Through our work, we also 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.
Over the years, the Friends of Mongolia has earned great credit for our programs, which are atypical and not supported by Mongolian government and other donors. Thus, FOM is working an significant niche, focusing on an important need in Mongolian society.
The Friends of Mongolia Scholarship Program was established in the spring of 2006 and has grown since then to better serve the community. Our program targets applicants from rural areas with high academic potential and financial need who want to attend university in Mongolia. In the 2013-2014 school year, Friends of Mongolia helped 19 students.
The Friends of Mongolia Community Development Grant program provides financing for small community based projects in Mongolia and the United States that further education, cultural exchange, and community development between both countries. These grants provide a small amount of funding that can go a long way do to things like repair a school, start market gardens, upgrade a community IT center, and support women in small businesses.
One of Friends of Mongolia’s goals is to reach out and educate as many as possible about the beautiful country and people of Mongolia. We take this extra step because Friends of Mongolia believes that through this education and outreach, invaluable understanding and relationships are built between our two great countries.
Friends of Mongolia has a membership network of people connected to Mongolia, either through their personal experience, through friends and family, or simply through an interest in Mongolia. We keep our members connected to each other and to Mongolia, and we provide a way for our members to contribute to the future and health of Mongolia.