ECE®Aid – You Can Help Someone in Need

ECE®Aid is a charitable initiative developed to provide fee waivers for educational credential reports for vulnerable populations.  

While the ECE®Aid program initially launched in August 2016 with the intention of helping refugees and asylum seekers, the scope has expanded to include those with temporary protected status, special immigrant status, and those affected by natural disasters or extreme hardship.


ECEĀ®Aid helps people like Nidal. He's an agricultural engineer from Syria, who relocated to Michigan.  He hopes to use our evaluation report to pursue organic farming at Michigan State University.

First annual fundraising campaign to support ECE®Aid!

 Join us in helping others in need!

June 20 (World Refugee Day) - August 15, 2017

ECE’s generous applicants are contributing on average $1,000 a month through donations added to their application fees. We’d like to give others the opportunity to get in on the charitable action. We hope to raise an additional $10,000 to provide fee waivers for educational credential reports to refugees and those in need.


$10,000


0.03% Funded
$335 Raised
56 Days to Go


“For more than 36 years ECE has been ensuring that foreign-educated people are respected and recognized for their educational achievements. In a time of uncertainty and turmoil, we have the opportunity to make a real and meaningful difference in people’s lives and help build a strong, diverse and productive society. Refugees face many barriers as they pursue getting to this country and starting or continuing an education. Waiving fees for credential evaluation is a small piece of the puzzle, but we hope it can be a very welcoming gesture as they start their journeys.” -Margit Schatzman, ECE president


All money received will be allocated specifically to report fees.

Why should you donate to this cause?

With a donation of any amount, you can help to pay for an educational credential evaluation for someone in need. 

Your contribution is an investment in both an individual's future and our community. 

A gift to ECE®Aid…

• Opens the door to educational and/or professional fulfillment
  • • Provides an experienced workforce in high-demand occupations
  • • Protects public safety through credential checks

Will you help?

A donation to ECE now could help transform a person in fragile circumstances into an integrated and productive member of society.

How is the money raised distributed?

ECE selects experienced, trusted agencies and institutions to distribute fee-waiver vouchers to qualifying immigrants. ECE does not provide complimentary reports directly to individuals.

We promise you are making a sound investment!

All monies received will be allocated specifically to reports for the under-served. No donations received will be directed to the general operating fund. 

ECE is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, and all donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.