Thank you for visiting Tools for Opportunity.

This site was developed and is maintained by Tools for Opportunity, a non-profit organization incorporated in the state of Iowa. For additional information about this site or about Tools for Opportunity please contact us at:

Tools for Opportunity
3204 Jordan Grove
West Des Moines, Iowa 50265
Telephone: (515) 292-8154

Statement of Purpose

Tools for Opportunity maintains this web site to share the stories of underprivileged craftsmen in developing countries and our efforts to help them get the tools they need to build a better life for their families and communities. The site also provides a convenient way for visitors to contribute tools or cash, or to volunteer to help further our economic development goals.

By using the Tools for Opportunity web site you are agreeing to the terms of the Tools for Opportunity Privacy Policy.

Privacy Policy

In general, you can browse this web site without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information about yourself. We are, however, able to determine your internet service provider’s (ISP) address and domain name (i.e.,, etc.). We use this information to measure the use of the web site and to improve its content and organization.

Personally identifiable information, such as e-mail addresses, mailing addresses and telephone numbers, is collected when you subscribe to our e-mail newsletter or make a donation through this web site. When giving a gift donation, you have the option of providing the recipient’s e-mail address for Tools for Opportunity to notify him or her of your gift. Recipients will be contacted via e-mail for gift notification purposes only and will not receive any further correspondence from Tools for Opportunity unless they choose to.

In order to keep you informed of the activities of Tools for Opportunity, we may occasionally contact you (by mail, e-mail or telephone) to alert you of specific events or opportunities for service that we feel may interest you. If you do not wish to be contacted by Tools for Opportunity, please let us know by writing or e-mailing us at one of the addresses above.

Those who provide personally identifiable data also may receive information from other reputable organizations. You can, however, have your name excluded from this list by e-mailing or writing to us at one of the addresses above. Please make sure to provide your full name and address.

The Tools for Opportunity web site may write a “cookie” to your computer’s hard drive when you visit. A cookie is a very small data file we use to analyze our web site’s traffic and improve our users’ online experience. We do not use cookies to store or collect any personal information. Many browsers provide an option to block or remove cookies. You can browse our web site successfully while blocking cookies, but leaving cookies enabled in your browser will help us to improve our site’s efficiency for you.

Credit Card Information

Tools for Opportunity uses PayPal® to process credit card donations submitted online. PayPal’s secure servers encrypt your credit card information so that it may be safely transmitted over the web. Your credit card information is not viewed or saved by Tools for Opportunity.

Third-Party Web Sites 

To make our web site more useful to our visitors, we may offer some features in conjunction with third party providers that specialize in such services. For example, we use third party sites to process credit card donations and to manage the mailing list for our newsletter. These third party internet sites have separate privacy policies and Tools for Opportunity is not responsible for the practices of these sites.

Note to Parents

Tools for Opportunity’s web site is not directed toward children and Tools for Opportunity does not intend to collect personally identifiable information from children without the permission of the child’s parent or legal guardian. If your child has submitted personal information on our site, you may contact Tools for Opportunity and we will remove it from our database.