The Simon Poultney Foundation exists to foster and improve community leadership and development by providing training, inspiration and charitable resources.
The Simon Poultney Foundation will empower people to serve with compassion thereby advancing the education and quality of life within their own and in other communities whilst striving to become authentic Christ-followers.
“If you are generous with the hungry and start giving yourselves to the down-and-out, your lives will begin to glow in the darkness, your shadowed lives will be bathed in sunlight. I will always show you where to go. I’ll give you a full life in the emptiest of places – firm muscles, strong bones. You’ll be like a well-watered garden, a gurgling spring that never runs dry. You’ll use the old rubble of the past lives to build anew, rebuild the foundations from out of your past. You’ll be known as those who can fix anything, restore old ruins, rebuild and renovate, make the community livable again.”
The objects for which the Foundation is established are:
To advance religion by:
Teaching the religious tenets, doctrines, observances and culture associated with the evangelical Christian faith.
Constructing and refurbishing churches, and providing support to clergy and pastoral staff.
Supporting and maintaining missions and missionaries in order to propagate the evangelical Christian faith.
To relieve poverty in developing nations by:
Providing food, clothing and other basic supplies to persons in need;
Improving the quality of water by constructing wells and water treatment, irrigation and sewage treatment systems.
To advance education in developing nations by :
Building educational facilities, and providing school supplies and equipment;
Improving the skills and trades, business practices, forestry, agriculture, and animal husbandry.
To improve public health in developing nations by :
Constructing, and equipping medical clinics for the general public.
To advance education by:
Operating a media and arts education centre for youth.