every child has a right to have

About US

This foundation was started informally by  Irena Dean in 1997. She raised funds from her class mates and friends in Japan to help some Indonesian students who live in our neighborhood in Bandung. Most of them are children of “becak” (cyclo) drivers and house-helpers who earn just enough for living. They are having problem to continue their study because of long delay of payment of the tuition fee, and the schools threatened them to leave. She saw this problem, and realized that she can help them to pay the fee. That‘s how it started. 

In 2002, there was an inflow of refugees fled from Maluku island to Java to avoid a religious conflict that already kill thousands of people. Having no job nor shelter, we also try to help several children to enter school and pay their tuition. 

In January 2003, we decided to set up “For the Better Future Foundation” which purpose is to continue our support to children.

The foundation is also the reflection of our gratitude to our friends, family and our former schools and universities who support our education when we needed it. It’s time for us to pay back and we wish to reach more and more children who can benefit from our foundation.



Bank Transfer

Wells Fargo
Macalester-Groveland Office
1827 Grand Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105

Account Name: For a Better Future Foundation
Account No: 7063591163


Pay to: For a Better Future Foundation
1822 Berkeley Ave
St. Paul, MN 55105

For donors in Japan:

Post Office Savings Bank
Account Name: FBFF
Account no: 10100-68181411


For a Better Future Foundation (FBFF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization,
registered in the State of Minnesota on Feb 2003.

FBFF believe in the value of education and the right of all children to go to school,
FBFF is established to provide educational assistance and grants in developing countries
so that the children can achieve their dreams and have a better opportunity in the future.

FBFF sponsored students have just started their new school year,
and we continue supporting them until they graduate from high school.
They also submitted their academic result and
everybody showed improvement compared to the previous yean

We accept the application from students for the next academic year,
and also membership for those who are interested 
in sharing
our vision and mission to help children.

A good education is a foundation for a better future is our motto

We also hope that the foundation can be a place for heartfelt people who also share the same vision with us and wish to help children by contributing their time, money or prayer. 

Please send an e-mail to
info@for-better-future.org or use the contact form below should you
have any comments or questions about this organization.

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