Legal Structure

(a) The Hearts for Africa (Amani) Foundation (ABN 53 929 177 237) (“Foundation”) is a registered charity in Queensland (CH1533) and is exempt from income tax.
 Its sole purpose is to raise funds for, and otherwise support ,the Amani Development Organisation in Tanzania.

(b) The Hearts for Africa (Amani) Fund (ABN 32 500 596 962) (“Fund”) is a Deductible Gift Recipient and as such the Foundation is required by the Australian Taxation Office (“ATO”) to bank all donations it receives to the Fund as a condition for all such donations being tax deductible. All these funds are remitted to the Global Development Group (see below) for transfer to Amani Development Organisation for the relief of poverty. Tax deductible receipts for gifts over $2 will be issued by Hearts for Africa (ABN 32 500 596 962) for project J783.

(c) The Hearts for Africa (Amani) Foundation Limited (ABN 41 160 633 4100) is the Trustee of both the Foundation and the Fund.

(d) Amani Development Organisation (“ADO” or “Amani” or “Amani Care”) is a community-related registered NGO in Tanzania that carries out all the poverty relief work. Its founder and Managing Director is Reverend John Naumann who is also a Director of the Hearts for Africa (Amani) Foundation Limited.

(e) Board of Directors:

Andrew Middleton (Chairman)
Barbara Martin (Secretary)
Lindsay Allan
Narelle Bowden-Ford
Revd John Naumann

(f) Global Development Group (“GDG”).
As a condition of tax deductibility of donations and to ensure that the Foundation and Amani are properly accountable to our donors we have formed a partnership with GDG (project J783). GDG is registered with the Commonwealth Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) to partner approved overseas aid projects such as ours. GDG has a governance role of monitoring and evaluating our plan to relieve poverty in Tanzania and it audits aspects of the project to ensure that it is carried out in accordance with our approved plan and to the requirements and standards of the Australian government. See Global Development Group for further information.

(g) The Hearts For Africa (Amani) Foundation is a recognised charity and is registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC).


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