Our various programs offer fun and unique
ways to connect with the community


Make a Difference and Get Involved as a Volunteer

FHF is developing positive relationships that improves the lives of families and at-risk youth. Please click here to learn more.

Our Need

Family Heritage Foundation is raising funds towards the acquisition of a building for its enrichment programs to refugees and immigrants to rebuild their lives successfully in Clarkston, GA. We also provide aid to American families who demonstrate a need. Our Family Resource Center will be a place where youth and families feel welcomed as they receive ministry, loving support, and assistance. As a non-profit, we rely on generous donations from the public community. All donations to this fund are tax-deductible.

How Can You Support?

• Would you please help us turn this vision into a reality by making a monthly donation or one-time gift?

• Help us spread the word by sharing our link with your community or being a fundraiser.

Our Story

Family Heritage Foundation was founded by Bennett and Idong Ekandem, who came to the United States of America as immigrants. Knowing the first-hand struggles of resettling in a new country, they founded the charity to ease the burdens of other immigrants and refugees. They began a free afterschool program to help refugee children overcome learning barriers in school. FHF also introduced programs to support the whole family. The organization has since expanded its youth and family support services to include American-born citizens who are at-risk of homelessness.

Since 2001, FHF has used borrowed space to provide free enrichment programs. These programs help meet the needs of our community. We serve youth and families in Clarkston and other parts of Georgia. For the last 20 years, we have served in seven different locations. While we are grateful to our various partners for giving us physical space, it is time to put down some roots.

Each year, we provide free afterschool care and tutorials to an average of 79 children in Clarkston. More than 116 families receive financial and other tangible support annually. Think about how many more families that could be impacted if we had a stable location. There would be no more service interruptions due to untimely moves.

More details

Family Heritage Foundation is a faith-based organization that has been serving in Clarkston, GA since 2001. We offer afterschool tutorial programs, job skills training and computer classes, food pantry, diaper bank, ESL and citizenship classes, and emergency rental assistance for the community.