Our VisionCreating communities where people realize their own potential by giving of themselves.

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We believe that every human being has the right to flourish in order to achieve the best possible life he or she can live.

However, human development can never take place as a solely individualistic enterprise. As social creatures, we need to consider the good of the others.

That is why we want to help people, who take part in our projects, to seek and find their own happiness through a generous and charitable giving of self to others. Only then can they really achieve their own perfection and experience a great life.

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“We try to help these girls get the skills and education to get better jobs. We also want to help them with self-confidence by giving them personal attention”Barbara Spencer (kamalini)

Our Mission StatementTo promote the interchange of ideas and cultural activities.

ACI tries to foster and facilitate the development and maturing of individuals through lectures, seminars, grants, the building and maintenance of schools, student residences…

We promote the exchange and distribution of ideas and facts among peoples of different backgrounds, walks of life and nationalities, in an effort to obtain greater and better understanding among all peoples.

The DetailsSee exactly how we accomplish our goals.

  • Step 1: Funding & Grants

    The Association for Cultural Interchange, Inc. (“ACI”) receives contributions and provides grants and low-interest loans to non-profit organizations worldwide.

  • Step 2: Facilities

    ACI also owns, constructs and maintains facilities in Israel and Italy that are made available rent-free to educational and cultural institutions in those countries.

  • Step 3: Expertise

    ACI has experience in the full development process starting with property acquisition, planning for facility remodeling or ground up construction, regulatory approvals, all the way through final execution and handover to the user organization.

The TeamMeet our staff.


Meet our directors


Timothy Barry
John Sweeney
John Fagan
Julien Nagore
William Orchard
Federico Riera-Marsa
James Snow
Luis Tellez


Meet our officers


William Orchard (President)

Federico Riera-Marsa (Vice-President)

John Sweeney (Secretary)

Financial InformationWorldwide network. Local impact.

The Association for Cultural Interchange, Inc. is a Maryland non-profit corporation, founded in 1958, which is exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

It is also classified as a public charity under section 509(a)(2), and contributions are deductible under section 170 of the Code.

Tax ID #: 52-6054124

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We post the most recent 990 as it becomes available. Click here to download it.

Financial Statements

Annually, independent auditors are engaged to audit our financial statements and review the effectiveness of our internal controls. Download it here.

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