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Nile Sisters Development Initiative is a California nonprofit 501(c)(3) public charitable organization headquartered in San Diego, California. We are committed to the highest ethical and transparent practices. Financial donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Our financial records, including IRS form 990 and most recent independently audited financial statements, are available upon request directed to

Funding . Office of Refugee Resettlement Grant

The Administration For Children

In September 2012, the Office of Refugee Resettlement, under the federal Administration for Children & Families, awarded Nile Sisters Development Initiative a three-year grant to provide job-readiness training to San Diego resettling refugees who have resided in the US for no more than five years. This funding enabled the development of the following four critical programs:

  • California driver’s license training
  • California certified nurse assistant (CNA) vocational training
  • California family child-care home license vocational training
  • English as a second language (ESL) tutoring

Visit the Office of Refugee Resettlement website.»

Funding . The California Endowment Grant

The California Endowment

The California certified nursing assistant (CNA) vocational training program proved to be so successful, Nile Sisters searched for funding to extend enrollment of refugees in San Diego, including those who have resided in the US beyond five years. In May 2013, The California Endowment granted Nile Sisters additional funding to underwrite the program expansion.

Visit The California Endowment website.»

Funding . Other Sources

Anne K. Casey Foundation
California Pan-Ethnic Health Network»
The California Wellness Foundation»
Cox Cares Foundation»
Fellowship of the Least Coin
Foundation for Change»
Kaiser Permanente»
John Krakauer Charitable Trust
La Jolla Presbyterian Church»
Las Patronas»
Massey Charitable Trust»
Mid-City CAN (Community Advocacy Network)»
The Office for Victims of Crime»
Price Philanthropies»
The San Diego Foundation»
St. Germaine Children’s Charity»
Women Give San Diego»
The Women’s Foundation of California»
Walter J. and Betty C. Zable Foundation »

Support . Community-Service

American Red Cross»
Darfur Community Association
International Rescue Committee (IRC)»
The Southern Sudanese Community of San Diego»

Support . Educational

Loma Linda University School of Public Health»
San Diego State University International Student Center»
University of California San Diego Human Development Program»

Support . Faith-Based

Christ Community Church»
Christ Lutheran Church»
Presbyterian Women in the Presbytery, San Diego»
University Christian Church»

Support . Governmental

Covered California»

Support . Other

American Women for International Understanding (AWIU)»
Nonprofit Management Solutions»
San Diego County Medical Society»
UN High Commissioner for Refugees»
US Citizenship and Immigration Services»

Support . Private

American Civil Liberties Union San Diego & Imperial Counties»

Support . Regional

Community Cousins»
East African Collaborative»
International Health Group Inc. School of Nursing»
Safety School of Driving»
San Diego Gas & Electric»
San Diego County Hotel-Motel Association»
San Diego Refugee Forum»
Watson & Associates International»

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