Africa Bridge (Marylhurst, OR)


  • Name:Barry Childs
  • Title:Executive Director

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Africa Bridge
  • Address:PO Box 115
    Marylhurst, OR 97036
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:503 699-6162
  • Main fax:503 635-1340

Organization Web

User Address

  • Address:PO Box 115
    Marylhurst, OR 97036
    United States

User Phone

  • Direct phone:503 557-7245
  • Mobile phone:503 557-7245
  • Other fax:503 635-1340

User Email


Click map for a full size active view.


  • Mission:
  • Africa Bridge is dedicated to empowering East African communities to improve the lives of orphaned and vulnerable children. Our goal is to strengthen children, families and communities with provision of skills, education and resources to protect the future of Africa - the children.

  • History:
  • Africa Bridge (AB) was founded in 2000 by Barry Childs, a retired businessman raised in Tanzania. Responding to the beauty of the people and country versus the devastation of HIV/AIDS and poverty, Childs began Africa Bridge. With input from all sectors of the community, including children, AB has developed self-sustaining projects that are replicable and deliver significant, lasting returns on modest financial investments. Our goal is to meet children's needs through a variety of well thought-out programs that have community-wide support. Programs include scholarship assistance, establishment of income generating micro loan cooperatives for families already fostering children, HIV/AIDS peer counselor training, setting up Most Vulnerable Children Committees, school construction/repair assistance, and introducing tree nurseries to support the environment. What makes our projects unique are the significant education and mentoring components included, in addition to the requirement that all programs include at least 50% women participants. To date AB's work has concentrated in the eight villages of the Isongole Ward - Rungwe District in SW Tanzania. We are expanding into neighboring Masoko Ward in 2008.

  • Year established:2000
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:13
  • Advisory board size:5
  • Staff size:6

Board and Executive Names

  • Board Members / Trustees:
  • Board of Directors
    Curt Kirkemo, Phd, - Chair
    Brian Franklin -Vice Chair
    Katy Mayer - Secretary
    John O'Lear - Treasurer
    Robert S. Childs - Founder and Executive Director
    Dick Swearingen - Chair Board Development Committee
    Reola Phelps
    Dr. Kenneth Lema
    Dr. Eamon Armstrong
    Hazel Childs
    Lynn Hennagin
    Mark Waller
    Rowan Childs

    Advisory Board
    Archbishop Desmond Tutu
    Sobonfu Some'
    Margaret Wheatley
    Dr. Mark Jacobson
    Dorothy Keville

  • Executive Director / President:
  • Robert (Barry) S. Childs - Founder and Executive Director

Staff Names

  • Key Staff:
  • Staff
    Deogracius Ngwira, Project Coordinator (Tanzania)
    Martha Mmbando, Projector Coordinator (Tanzania)
    David Kiwalaka, Controller (Tanzania)
    Gerald Mgaya, Project Advisor/Mentor (Tanzania)
    Barry Childs, Executive Director (US)
    Joan Safran Hamilton, Director of Operations (US)


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • Tax ID:36-4381474

Other Organization Web

IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:364381474
  • Organization Name:AFRICA BRIDGE
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Care Of Name:% ROBERT S B CHILDS
  • Organization Address:PO BOX 115
  • Organization City:MARYLHURST
  • Organization State:OR
  • Organization Zip:97036-0115
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):1, 2
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Charitable Organization, Educational Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:May, 2010
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:15
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general publicĀ 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
  • Activity Code(s):
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:December, 2016
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:December
  • NTEE Code:Q33
  • Asset Amount:$126,597
  • Asset Code:4 ($100,000 - $499,999)
  • Income Amount:$493,999
  • Income Code:4 ($100,000 - $499,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$493,999
  • Last Updated:3/23/2018 7:33:21 pm

This information is directly from the IRS Exempt Organization Business Master File at Exempt Organizations Business Master File Extract. This information is not under the control of the Common Grant Application and is collected and compiled and can only be changed by the IRS.