FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHERE IS SEAL LOCATED?
SEAL has its headquarters in New York City.
WHO FUNDS SEAL?
Subject to the Patriot Act compliance, our funding is primarily provided by Lebanese – Americans and friends of Lebanon in the United States of America. A full list of our contributors is sent along with our yearly newsletter every January. And SEAL's Officers and Directors fund all the operational costs of the organization so that 100% of all contributions gets attributed to funding SEAL projects.
HOW DOES SEAL DECIDE WHICH PROJECTS TO PICK?
Given our work across the country since 1997, many project funding requests come our way every year with no solicitation on our part. We also evaluate suggestions brought by our Project Manager in Lebanon, as well as Board members and Friends of SEAL. In sourcing projects we look at need in five sectors: Land & Agriculture, Water & Irrigation, Women in the Workforce, Fishing, and Business Skills, and focus on those projects that will result in long-term self-sufficiency for the beneficiaries. Our Project Manager’s role is to source projects all over the country by being in constant communication with local public officials, professional organizations and NGOs, and to follow up on implementation. We conduct thorough due diligence on each project to confirm the fit with our mission, the impact of its targeted milestones, the non-discriminatory nature and operation of the project, and finds answers to any questions the Board might raise regarding each endeavor. Project evaluations are carried out for each and every project that SEAL supports.
HOW DOES SEAL ACHIEVE CHANGE?
We invest in people, irrespective of their background, religion or political affiliation and insist on the economic self-sufficiency aspect so that change is long lasting.
DOES SEAL HELP OUT INDIVIDUALS?
We do not represent individual cases. When we receive such requests, we try to suggest organizations that can help.
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