ABOUT Adams Thermal Foundation

The mission of Adams Thermal Foundation is to alleviate the suffering of the most vulnerable by confronting all forms of human poverty in our community, our nation and our world. The "most vulnerable" often describes the plight of women and children and the forms of "human poverty" include physical, relational and spiritual poverty. Currently, Adams Thermal Foundation operates two (2) schools, grades K-12, for at-risk children in southwest Ethiopia. These schools also administer "Self-Help" programs so that women and mothers of students can learn business and job skills. Together, these programs seek to break the generational cycle-of-poverty and lift children, as well as their families, out of despair and hopelessness. Adams Thermal Foundation also confronts the plight of persecuted Christians in China through support for evangelical churches and pastors.

Adams Thermal Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization whose administration is fully subsidized by its corporate parent, Adams Thermal Systems, Inc. of Canton, South Dakota USA. Therefore 100% of all donations are directed to the programs designated by the donor.


Would you like to begin a relationship with a student or teacher in Ethiopia? The power of connection in fighting poverty is...



We are currently operating in three separate geographic locations within Ethiopia and in Henan Province in the People's Republic of China. Our schools operate in Hosanna...



These are organizations that have supported our efforts through sponsorships, financial resources, gifts-in-kind, volunteering and expertise. Churches, businesses, families and civic groups have come alongside us to make...



Many people ask about our current needs. Our campaigns reflect the areas we're focused on right now. In addition, some of our partners and supporters...


1) Adams Thermal Foundation Ethiopia (ATFE)

Nifas Silk Lafto, Woreda 04, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

2) Adams Thermal Academy Hosanna (ATAH)

Hosanna Town, Limu Woreda, Hadiya Zone, SNNPR, Ethiopia

3) Adams Thermal Academy Ottoro (ATAO)

Ottoro Kebele, Duna Woreda, Hadiya Zone, SNNPR, Ethiopia

4) Adams Thermal Foundation China (ATFC)

Henan Province, Peoples Republic of China




2nd Annual Ethiopia VBS Is In The Books!

Published Sun, Jul 14, 2019

What would make 500 kids give up their first week of summer vacation? The answer is Vacation Bible School at Adams Thermal Academy in Hosanna, Ethiopia!
For the 2nd year in a row, children from the Academy and the local Hosanna community showed up for four days of music,...

Ethiopian Easter Was a Success!

Published Sat, May 04, 2019

It was our 5th annual event in six years and it was our BEST EVER!
Since launching our mission to Ethiopia in 2013, we've held a dinner every year to share the progress with sponsors, supporters and friends. We thank God that we had more guests, more exciting news to...

Introducing Teacher Sponsorships!

Published Fri, Apr 05, 2019


For several years, you’ve been supporting God’s work in Ethiopia through our student sponsorship program. We are pleased to introduce our Teacher Sponsorship Program, which is in place to support the salary, healthcare and retirement of the teachers...


Here are some of sponsorship opportunities with Adams Thermal Foundation.

Abdinago Abate Kibore

AbdinagoTemesgen Dentamo

Abel Argew Satore


Here are a few of our personal campaigns - started by and supported by you.

Internet For Hosanna

Hosanna is Ready to be WIRED!   Students at Adams Thermal Academy Hosanna (ATAH) are ready to take a giant leap forward.     Plans are under way to connect the computer lab at AT...


Life Church Desks & Chairs

In the fall of 2018, leadership from Life Church came to Adams Thermal Foundation to ask about a need that could be address through the church's annual "Sunday of Generosity". One of the most press...


Ottoro High School Classrooms

On Easter Sunday 2018, Pastors Doug and Brian shared their vision for a new high school in Ottoro with the congregation at Hillcrest Church. Jesus has risen from the tomb and forever changed the co...


Contact Adams Thermal Foundation

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Adams Thermal Foundation

47920 5th Street
Canton, SD 57013