What is the organization World ORT? They are behind the website bible.ort.org, which provides text, translations, and audio recordings of the Torah and Haftarah readings, and is cited in many Jewish (mostly, but exclusively non-Orthodox) wiki entries I've come across on the net, but I've never heard of them other than that.
I finally decided to look them up online, and they have a website that makes some impressive claims:
"ORT was founded in Tsarist Russia in 1880";
"The name 'ORT' was coined from the acronym of the Russian words Obshestvo Remeslenofo zemledelcheskofo Truda, meaning The Society for Trades and Agricultural Labour";
they are "the world's largest Jewish education and vocational training non-governmental organisation";
they "work for the advancement of Jewish and other people through training and education";
they "provide communities wherever they are, with the skills and knowledge necessary to cope with the complexities and uncertainties of their environment"; "foster economic self-sufficiency, mobility and a sense of identity through use of state-of-the-art technology"; and "support non-sectarian economic and social development through International Cooperation programs in under-developed parts of the world, with vocational training and the provision of technical assistance."
But I've never actually seen any evidence of this or heard anyone speak of them, whether as a donor, recipient, or observer - nothing. I'm wondering if this is because they are an obscure organization with a skilled writer creating the content on their website, or if they are a worldwide Jewish powerhouse that assumes the U.S. Jewish community is self-sustaining enough that they don't bother advertising or fundraising here.
What do they actually do; are they as big as they claim; are they supported by major elements of the broader Jewish community worldwide; and do they have any presence in the United States?