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.
CompTIA is the voice of the world’s information technology (IT) industry. As a non-profit trade association advancing the global interests of IT professionals and companies, its vision of the IT landscape is shaped by 30 years of global perspective. CompTIA represents more than 2,000 members, 2,000 business partners and nearly two million IT professionals spanning the IT channel worldwide. The National Cristina Foundation has been a CompTIA industry partner for over 25 years.
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 someone’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 data-center 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.
HP is committed to helping their customers recycle responsibly, recovering 2.8 billion pounds of products since 1987. In addition, HP has long partnered with the National Cristina Foundation as its sole donation option in the HP Tradeups program.
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!
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.
Quonix Networks Inc. is a leading regional provider of hosting, co-location, and managed data-center 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.
National Cristina Foundation uses the WordPress CMS for Cristina.org as well as site’s we develop for other non-profits in the Cristina Network. There is no better solution for simple site management with as large a developer pool as WordPress.
Through their partnership with the Cristina Foundation, Xerox customers can donate their used printers, multifunction printers, copiers, and other office devices to help make a difference in someone’s life.