Lebanon is going through very tough times and we need to come together as a community in Lebanon and abroad to help those in need!
Many people wanting to help are reluctant to do so out of fear of corruption and lack of accountability/transparency that plagues Lebanon. This is why we launched The961 Foundation, a legally registered NGO in Canada to help raise funds and work directly or with partners on the ground in Lebanon.
The961, as the leading English digital news/media site in Lebanon, is leveraging its name, contacts and reach for the NGO’s efforts. We’re not politically-affiliated or backed.
No one at The961 Foundation takes a salary as it is made up entirely of volunteers – mostly made up of the staff, volunteers, and previous staff of The961. An estimated 5% will be needed to allocate to cover costs such as difference in currency exchange, credit card processing fees (roughly 2.9-3%) from donations, bank and transfer fees, maintaining legalities, accounting fees etc. Any fundraisers where the 5% admin fee will be deducted will clearly have this stated on the page. So far, The961 has been able to cover this on behalf of the foundation.