AMCHAM THAILAND CHARITABLE FOUNDATION (ATCF)
For more than three decades, AMCHAM members have been actively committed to improving the social infrastructure in Thailand, particularly for schools in rural areas. The AMCHAM Thailand Charitable Foundation, through three programs administered by the Charitable Foundation Committee, Adopt-a-School, Student Scholarship and Teacher Fellowship programs, provides a legal entity through which AMCHAM members can demonstrate their commitment to the betterment of Thailand by contributing to a range of educational, civil and social services projects.
AMCHAM formally registered the AMCHAM Thailand Charitable Foundation (ATCF) in 2004 thereby providing a legal entity through which AMCHAM members and other supporters can demonstrate their commitment to the betterment of Thailand by contributing to a range of educational, civic and social services projects. The ATCF is recognized by the Ministry of Finance as a Public Charitable Organization (number 632).
100% of all cash donations are directed towards ATCF projects identified by donors. The ATCF charges no administration fees. In addition to cash donations, there are other ways to contribute. Donations of books, art supplies, library materials, musical equipment and certain office equipment are also welcome.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Does the Chamber publicize donations?
A: T-AB Magazine highlights donations and recognition of contributions at AMCHAM monthly luncheons is customary. The ATCF releases information to the press on Adopt-a-School and Teacher Fellowship dedications. Donors are also welcome to make contributions known to the public.
Q: Is there a minimum donation?
A: No, AMCHAM members who wish to make a donation that is less than the amount required for a project will be paired with other such donors.
Q: Is the donation tax deductible?
A: Yes, the Ministry of Finance recognizes ATCF as a public charitable organization (number 632) and donations are tax-deductible under Thailand's Revenue Code. For information on making your contribution deductible for U.S. tax purposes as a donation to an organization described in section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code, contact AMCHAM Executive Director, Judy Benn.