Raising Standards for Orphanages
and Expectations for Orphans
The Miracle Foundation is an Austin, TX-based nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering orphans to reach their full potential. We know that miracles happen when you bring together those who have, with those who have not, so we offer tangible and fulfilling ways for people to help orphans.
Together with our supporters, we transform local orphanages into homes, train displaced women to become cherished mothers and fund scholarships for education. Because when you empower those with a lot of heart, you affect real change.
And we don’t stop there. We lead with the heart, but carefully measure with the head. For every orphanage we support, we systematically measure progress based on the 12 Rights of a Child. This way, donors can clearly see the impact their investment makes.
All children have the right to a healthy childhood, a quality education and an opportunity for a promising future. Our job is to give everyone the opportunity to join in and be the miracle these orphans are hoping for.
How We Began
The Miracle Foundation began on Mother’s Day in 2000, when Caroline Boudreaux set off on a trip around the world and found herself at an orphanage in a remote village of India. She was shocked by the conditions in which the children lived, but captivated by their strength, beauty and incredible, untapped potential.
The Miracle Foundation Model is a proven three-phase method. We work hand-in-hand with local orphanages to close funding gaps, and provide training and capacity building. Then we measure progress based on the established 12 Rights of the Child. Once an orphanage maintains 90%+ goal achievement, they become a Miracle Foundation partner and can count on ongoing support. This approach is proven, sustainable, corruption proof and fully replicable.
As the saying goes, “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” Instead of “giving fish” to help the orphans short term, we teach existing orphanages how to become high-performance, high-functioning homes. And we give local single women and widows a new purpose and an important role. By protecting, teaching and caring for local women, they can protect, teach and care for orphans. This is a lifetime solution. And it’s a win-win for all.
Education liberates. Each orphan in our care is given a quality education through the 12th grade, with the opportunity for college scholarships or vocational training after that. Our goal is to have each child become a healthy, happy, income-producing person—and break the cycle of poverty.
Call to Action
Together, we can change the world for orphaned children. Will you join us? As a monthly sponsor you can create a miracle for the world’s orphans.