PEP, headquartered in Louisiana USA, is a non-profit organization pursuant to Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and files an annual information return with the IRS.
PEP qualifies for matching gifts from the Freeport McMoRan Foundation. The Foundation will match employee gifts of $25 or more, up to an annual maximum of $20,000. Gifts up to $500 per institution will be double matched, subject to the annual maximum. Please see the link to the left or here for a matching gifts form. Matching gift forms are also available on the Nola homepage / Internal Sites / FM Foundation.
First and foremost we ask for your prayers and ideas to further the mission of PEP. If you would like to volunteer your time, please contact Chris Brannick (PEP's president) directly or through PEP's general email. If you would like to contribute financially, your contributions may be mailed to:
The Papua Education Program, Inc. 1150 N. Loop 1604 W, Ste. 108 - Box 197 San Antonio, Texas 78248
PEP is a non-profit organization pursuant to Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. PEP will issue a receipt for each contribution and provide an end of year contribution summary to donors. The PEP board has the ultimate authority to use contributions made to PEP consistent with the PEP mission and vision to assist Papuans in their educational pursuits. PEP will only accept contributions given without restriction.
Deciding where the monies go
See the projects link.
In order that all public contributions may be applied 100% to projects benefiting Papuans, the 7 PEP Board members have committed to pay fundraising, communications and miscellaneous expenses by their personal donations to PEP. It is anticipated that this policy will continue, but may change as circumstances warrant. However, it is the Board's intention that overhead expenses will be kept to a minimum in order to provide maximum benefit to Papuans.
Grants for projects in Indonesia are disbursed to KBMY, an Indonesian yayasan established as a non-profit organization for the purposes of providing education to Papuans. KBMY is the recipient of PEP grants and serves as the official administrator of funds for PEP projects.
PEP Board members are in contact with each other frequently and conduct an annual board of directors meeting in December each year to review and approve programs and budgets for the coming year. The PEP Treasurer submits financial reports to the Board and reviews KBMY financial records at least quarterly to ensure grants are spent prudently and in accordance with the PEP mission. The annual budget is updated and reviewed by the Board as circumstances warrant during the year.
Two PEP Board members are resident in Papua and the PEP Treasurer travels to Papua at least quarterly. These Board members review and provide oversight to the Yali, Kwamki and Scholarship Projects in consultation with KBMY.
PEP is a non-profit organization pursuant to Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code and files an annual information return with the IRS.