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.

Read about some of the people ECE®Aid has helped.

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!

 Thank you for joining us in helping others in need!

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

On behalf of everyone at ECE, we would like to sincerely thank those who contributed to the ECE®Aid annual fundraising campaign. The generosity of our supporters has been heartwarming and inspirational.

The annual fundraising campaign may be over, but our fundraising efforts will carry on so that ECE can continue to provide fee waivers to those in need. Please consider donating!


54% Funded
$5,489  Raised
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“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.