avatar The Umbrella Foundation Nepal
About:The Umbrella Foundation Nepal consists of an international team, Kyle (Country Director) and Imogen (Communications Director) along with a full team of local Nepali staff who manage the day-to-day affairs of Umbrella. We are always always happy to hear from you whether it's a question about our projects or volunteer programmes, a message of support, if you wish to get involved, or simply want to learn more about Umbrella.

Phone:+977 14302516 (Main Office),
Address:PO Box No. 23716
The Umbrella Foundation Nepal
Kim Dole Choke,

Bank details:Account Name: Umbrella Foundation, Nepal
Account Number: 01901112790013

Cheque:Make payable to:
Umbrella Foundation, Nepal
Himalayan Bank Ltd.,
Tridevi Marg,

avatar The Umbrella Foundation Ireland
About:With a very active and involved support base of friends, family, allies and volunteers, our Committee meets once a month to share ideas, update news from Nepal and discuss fundraising initiatives.

Always happy to welcome new members keen to get involved and help out, our key activities include:
- spreading awareness;
- fundraising;
- organising events;
- supporting the work of Umbrella in Nepal.

Phone:+353 83 834 1070 (Darren Halligan - Irish Coordinator)
Address:The Umbrella Foundation,
Tallaght Enterprise Centre,
Dublin 24,

Bank details:Account Name: The Umbrella Foundation
Account Number: 13636156
NSC: 93.35.54
IBAN: IE63 AIBK 9335 5413 636156

Cheque:Make payable to:
The Umbrella Foundation Ireland,
Co. Wicklow,

Tax information:The Umbrella Foundation is officially registered as a charity in Ireland. Registration Number: CHY17247
avatar Annette Lipkovits
About:“You must read this book,” my daughter Kelsey insisted in December 2010, thrusting Conor Grennan's 'Little Princes' into my hands. She was right: I immediately fell in love with the children of Nepal and their stories, and my personal journey began the minute I put the book down. Starting fundraising right away, in February 2011 we began our 3 month life-changing experience as Umbrella volunteers. It went by quickly and we were heartbroken when it was time to leave! On the plane home, I was already planning my return trip, which I made with my husband in April 2012, spending over five weeks back with my Nepali family. I now go to Nepal each year and continue my commitment to helping the Umbrella children through fundraising efforts in Canada, including hosting the Annual Umbrella Golf Classic.
Address:1720 Morrison Rd.,
BC V1X 4W3,

avatar The Umbrella Foundation USA
About:First travelling to Nepal and volunteering with Umbrella in 2005, I have since set up Umbrella USA to help fundraising, child sponsorships and volunteer efforts. My personal visits to Kathmandu to spend quality time with the children of Umbrella make it all worthwhile. Currently employed by Liberty Mutual Group, I live with my wonderful wife Robin in Atlanta, Georgia. My father Michael, retired after a successful career with IBM, serves as treasurer of Umbrella USA and works on developing critical funding support.
Phone:914-763-5563 (Michael Van Vranken)
Address:Umbrella Foundation USA,
16 Longview Rd,
South Salem,
NY 10590,

Bank details:Bank Name: JP Morgan Chase Bank
Account Name: Umbrella Foundation USA
Account Number: 151193997665
Routing: 021000021
Tax ID: 20-4622899

Cheque:Make payable to:
Umbrella Foundation, USA
16 Longview Rd.,
South Salem,
NY 10590,

Tax information:Umbrella USA is a registered charity in the state of New York with 501c3 Status.
avatar Mark Burke
About:The Umbrella 7's Canada tournament is an annual high school rugby competition to raise awareness of the work done by the Umbrella Foundation with trafficked and displaced children, as well as promoting rugby 7's in Canada. Monies raised through running the tournament are donated to The Umbrella Foundation Nepal.
The tournament, for both boys and girls, is now in its fourth year and has raised thousands of dollars for Nepal.

The idea for the tournament came while on a trip to Katmandu to visit my daughter, Niamh who was volunteering at an Umbrella home in Swayambhu, we witnessed the great work being done by Umbrella, as well as the tremendous need for funds in order to continue. After talking to Macartan Gaughan and it was decided to model a Canadian fundraising tournament on the Umbrella 7's in Dublin run by Stephen Jenkinson. The Canadian tournament was an instant success and incorporated both girls and boys teams from the outset.

The Umbrella 7's Canada high school tournament, run in Fall each year in the Greater Toronto Area, is open to Varsity Girls (Tier 1 and Tier 2) and Boys (Junior and Senior). If you require more information, wish to volunteer, or enter a team, you can contact us below, or check us out on Facebook.

Address:133 Fairview Avenue, Toronto, ON M6P 3A6
avatar Julia Jungbecker
About: After completing my teacher training, I really wanted to travel and, when a friend recommended the Umbrella Foundation, I knew where to go. Arriving in Kathmandu, I was so tired but the colours, noises and busy streets soon woke me up. Spending 4 months volunteering in Amadablam Boys Home and teaching in Rasuwa, I really enjoyed my time in Nepal, especially the lovely people and the wonderful dal bhat! I have now returned to work as a mathematics and art teacher in Germany, and am happy to answer any queries related to Umbrella and the volunteer programmes.
Phone:0049 1608127084
avatar Benedict Kent
About: Originally from the UK, I have traveled to Nepal on several occasions, enjoying the people, culture and food. When a Nepali friend lent me Conor Grennan’s book 'Little Princes', it struck a chord and I decided to sponsor a young girl from Umbrella. Coming from a financial background and detesting the extortionate exchange rates and fees for services, I decided to fly over and pay cash up-front. Learning that others felt the same about my banking grievances and were deterred from international sponsorships, I decided to set up an Umbrella account in Hong Kong (still in process) to encourage more support for this wonderful charity.
Phone:+852 98 560 747
Bank details:The Umbrella Trust of Hong Kong
A/c: 015 514 680 13533
The Bank of East Asia (BEA)
Hong Kong

Tax information:The Umbrella Trust of Hong Kong is registered with charitable and tax exemption status in Hong Kong.
avatar Marco Castelli
About:I discovered The Umbrella Foundation in an unexpected way: just through google where I watched a video posted on the homepage. Having volunteered in Mexico in 2004, I was keen to do it again so I traveled to Nepal and spent 3 months in Annapurna House. There, I found a warm group of people, managers devoted to their jobs and kids ready to smile each morning just enjoying their time. I am now living in New York but am proud to support and contribute to the growth of such a helpful, well-organised and committed charity as Umbrella.

Nel 2004 ho fatto volontariato in Messico e da allora è cresciuto in me il desiderio di ripetere un'esperienza simile. Ho conosciuto Umbrella in un modo inaspettato: cercando sul web ho visto un video di presentazione della Fondazione . Quindi ho cercato di unirmi a loro e dopo qualche mese ero in Nepal dove ho trascorso tre mesi con i ragazzi in Annapurna. In Nepal ho trovato delle persone accoglienti, organizzate, professionali e dedite al loro lavoro così come ragazzi pronti a sorridere in ogni momento e ad apprezzare il loro tempo. Sono orgoglioso di poter aiutare una Fondazione così efficiente, ben organizzata, con buoni obiettivi e di contribuire al suo sviluppo.

Via Europa 27b,
Casnigo (BG),

233 Bleecker St.,
New York,

avatar Linda Stopforth
About:I came to Umbrella through Conor Grennan's book 'The Little Prince'. As founder/administrator/chair of the Youth Education and Training Initiatives Nepal (YETI), formerly known as Destitute Children’s Home (DCH) Charitable Trust, I fundraised to support a children's home in Pokhara. Due to transparency and accountability issues with the home's management, the Trust had to withdraw it's support. Approaching Umbrella in Kathmandu, and seeing firsthand how well-run their homes were, led to a formal partnering relationship.
Address:PO Box 315,
DCH Charitable Trust,
New Zealand.

Bank details:Account Name: DCH Pokhara Fund
Account Number: 06-0582-0304919-000

Tax information:Youth Education and Training Initiatives Nepal (YETI), formerly DCH Charitable Trust, is a registered trust in New Zealand. Donations made are tax deductible and our official registration number is: CC21941.
More information about YETI may be found on http://www.charities.govt.nz

avatar Paul and Dawn Voon
About:Since our initial visit in 2010, Paul (a private sector accountant) and myself (a public sector lawyer) love volunteering and spending time with Umbrella children in Nepal. Our mission is to spread awareness, raise funds and secure resources in Singapore to support Umbrella's work and objectives. Bringing some Singaporean schools to help in 2011 and 2012, we welcome contact and questions from prospective volunteers, sponsors, schools or anyone who wants to get involved in helping Umbrella Foundation Nepal.
avatar Viva Bell
About:Living in Nepal for many years, I was a teacher at the American International school during the outbreak of the civil war. With the help of friends in Ireland, I initially supported a children’s home financially. However, on realising the money was being misused by management, I was involved in shutting it and others down with the help of the Child Welfare Board. The children rescued were placed into new, safe and caring homes and the Umbrella Foundation, Nepal was born. Today I manage Umbrella UK, administering a registered bank account and transfering donations on behalf of supporters throughout the year.
Phone:+44 2840 622 460
Address:13 Broken Bridge Road,
Co. Down,
Northern Ireland,
BT32 4NN.

Bank details:Account Name: Friend of Umbrella Nepal

Account Number: 94780676
Sort Code: 90 23 54
IBAN No: GB87 BOFI 9023 5494 7806 76

Telex transfers or monthly deposits to:

Friends of Umbrella Nepal,
Bank of Ireland,
43 High Street,
Northern Ireland,
BT62 1H

Cheque:Make payable to:

Friends of Umbrella Nepal,
13 Broken Bridge Road,
Co. Down,
Northern Ireland,
BT32 4NN.