The National Cristina Foundation is proud to be associated with the following organizations and technologies. They have been instrumental in the development of this site and the work we do with our donors and non-profit recipients.
The Apache HTTP Server Project is an effort to develop and maintain an open-source HTTP server for modern operating systems including UNIX and Windows NT. The goal of this project is to provide a secure, efficient and extensible server that provides HTTP services in sync with the current HTTP standards. Apache has been the most popular web server on the Internet since April 1996. The Apache HTTP Server is a project of the Apache Software Foundation.
By switching to a VoIP phone system running Asterisk, National Cristina Foundation has dramatically reduced our communications overhead. Asterisk is the world’s leading open source telephony engine and tool kit. Offering flexibility unheard of in the world of proprietary communications, Asterisk empowers developers and integrators to create advanced communication solutions...for free. A heartfelt thanks to all the developers out there that work to make Asterisk the amazing system it is and especially digium for getting it all started.
In 2007, CompTIA is celebrating its 25th anniversary. Just as the information technology (IT) industry it serves has grown, CompTIA has also enjoyed remarkable growth over the past 25 years. The organization was founded by representatives of five micro-computer dealerships working together to find better ways to do business. Today, CompTIA has more than 22,000 member companies in over 100 countries around the world; and serves as the voice of the world’s $1 trillion-plus IT industry.
National Cristina Foundation is proud to be the Dell US and Dell Canada donation channel. Through Dell Recycling, your old PC can help make a difference in somone's life. This relationship provides computer technology to people with disabilities, students at risk and economically disadvantaged persons. Combined with training, this program enables them to lead more productive lives.
National Cristina Foundation is also proud to use Dell PowerEdge servers in it's datacenter operations. For file servers, pbx's, web servers, database servers, you name it, Dell servers set the standard for reliability and performance.
Google provides advanced mapping technologies used by National Cristina Foundation to help locate non-profit recipients for donations made through our website.
Kattare Internet Services
Kattare Internet Services of Corvallis, Oregon provides hosting services for our West coast data centers. They are a company that goes the extra mile for their clients and consistenly provides top-grade service and support.
NCF has multiple data centers around the country and all make use of open-source Linux. Stability and security are important issues for all organizations and NCF, with all the support we provide to donors and non-profit partners, is certainly no exception. Thank you to all the developers out there that have worked so hard to make the software we depend on possible!
Market Velocity, Inc.
Market Velocity, Inc. has partnered with the National Cristina Foundation to offer custom donation programs to its clients since 2004. Several Market Velocity clients make use of the donation system co-developed with the Cristina Foundation including HP and Ingram Micro. We're proud of our relationship and the services we provide to these philinthropic-minded companies.
The good people at McMahan Securities have graciously allowed the National Cristina Foundation to share both their server room and Internet connectivity at the East coast facility where we share offices. We particularly want to thank the CEO of McMahan Securities, David Bruce McMahan, for the generous in-kind support McMahan Securities has provided over the years. Their dedication to excellence and philanthropic agendas make them a leading company on many fronts.
The website you're viewing and all other Cristina Foundation sites use MySQL databases. MySQL is the world's most popular open source database software, with over 100 million copies of its software downloaded or distributed throughout its history. With superior speed, reliability, and ease of use, MySQL has become the preferred choice of corporate IT Managers because it eliminates the major problems associated with downtime, maintenance, administration and support.
PHP is a widely-used programming language that is especially suited for Web development. All National Cristina Foundation websites and back-end tools are crafted in the very robust environment PHP provides. Without the support of the PHP development community we wouldn't be where we are today.
Since its creation in 2000, phpBB™ has become the most widely used Open Source forum solution. With a large and highly customisable set of key features coupled with a standards compliant interface and millions of installations worldwide, it is no wonder phpBB™ is one of the most popular ways to create and support a community.
National Cristina Foundation uses PhpDig to index our site and provide search capabilities. PhpDig is a web spider and search engine written in PHP, using a MySQL database. With innovative features like search variation suggestions and lots of customizable options, it's a great tool we're proud to use and promote.
Quonix Networks Inc. is a leading regional provider of hosting, colocation, and managed datacenter services based in the Metro Philadelphia area. National Cristina Foundation would like to thank Quonix for providing superior service at such an affordable price.
TechSoup Stock is the technology product philanthropy service just for nonprofits. Launched in January 2002 (as DiscounTech), this service is a unique collaboration with corporate and nonprofit technology providers. Through their partners' generous product donations and discounts, TechSoup Stock is able to provide 501c3 non-profits with software and hardware at significantly reduced prices.
The McMahan Center - Abilities Activists
The McMahan Center - Abilities Activists, whose chairman is D. Bruce McMahan and president is Yvette Marrin, provides funding to programs that help redefine what people with differing abilities are able to achieve. The National Cristina Foundation has been awarded a three year development grant by the McMahan Center to create the Cristina Global Partner Network. This network of non-profits and public agencies will assist local communities to engage in the National Cristina Foundation process in support of abilities development.
Yahoo! Developer Network