About us

The history of Taiwan Fund for Children and Families

With a scene of devastation everywhere in a little town in northern China in 1937, a foreign priest was walking back and forth on the street and thinking about how to contribute to the victims of the war. There was a dead female body lying along the street. Suddenly, he heard a baby crying and rushed to search for the location. He found a severely wounded baby carried on his dead mother’s back. Without hesitation, he sent the baby to the hospital right away and took him home for further care. Since then, saving the patients and keeping the orphans away from hunger and homelessness had become his first target, and his house served as an orphanage. That’s how the Christian Children Fund (CCF) started.

Many American Christians were deeply affected by his devotion. Therefore, they established China’s Children Fund (abbreviated as CCF) in Richmond, Virginia, USA to help thousands of homeless Chinese orphans during the Sino-Japanese War in 1938. Meanwhile, they set up the first orphanage in Canton, China and 42 nursery schools were running around China in succession.

In August 1950, CCF set up its first family-style orphanage, Kwang-Yin Orphanage in Taiwan, for sheltering those needy children whose families were stricken by accidents. This opened the first page of CCF’s history in Taiwan. We later changed our name to Taiwan Fund for Children and Families (TFCF).

About Taiwan Fund for Children and Families

Taiwan Fund for Children and Families (TFCF) is an international non-governmental organization that supports vulnerable children and their families and has its headquarters in Taichung, Taiwan. From the financial support through foreign donors in the very early beginning, we are now a self-independent organization whose mission and vision still remain on the consideration of needy children’s benefits. We are helping children in dire need in Taiwan and worldwide all through the contribution and donations from the public.

TFCF national branches have been established in counties and cities of Taiwan to carry on our services for more children and families since 1964. We also have introduced Family Helper Projects into Taiwan and launched the children's sponsorship program to deliver donations directly to needy families. By providing financial assistance, we work to keep families together and hope vulnerable children grow up in origin families.

TFCF advocates many welfare services and collaborative programs with the government. Now there were more than 100,000 children, youth, and families who benefited from the services.

We Implement
our professional social work experience to keep children from being abused, and even to provide financial assistance to needy children and families.

We Expect
that every child can be taken good care of, be kept away from danger, grow up in healthy surroundings, receive proper education, and lead a happy life through our assistance.

We Insist
on assisting our supported children with timely assistance, heartfelt concerns, Christ's love, and professional social work regardless of religion, ethnicity, or gender thereof.

Our Mission

All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. Everyone has the right to life, liberty, and security of person. Adults should respect children and youth, including their personal views, feelings, prospects, choices, and freedom, and ensure that they will grow up in a sound and healthy environment. Thus, they will be capable to achieve their full potential, including all aspects of physical, emotional, social, educational, spiritual, and cultural development. Through the professional services we provide to the children, youth, and their families and communities, we hope that our next generation will enjoy their lives in a safe environment with proper care, physical and mental protection, and adequate educational opportunities.

  • Our Mission

    We aim at promoting and advocating for the well-being of children, adolescents, and underprivileged families.
  • Our Vision

    We hope to be the beacon of hope to assist those needy children and their families regardless of religion, ethnicity, or gender.
  • Our Values

    Timely Assistance, Christ’s Love, Heartfelt Concerns, and Professional Social Work.