Community Improvement, Capacity Building

The Foundation for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, Inc.

Baldrige - America's Best Investment

aka Baldrige Foundation   |   Washington, DC   |  http://baldrigefoundation.org

Mission

The mission of The Foundation for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, Inc. (aka Baldrige Foundation) is to ensure the long-term financial growth and viability of the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program, and to support organizational performance excellence in the United States and throughout the world.

Ruling year info

1988

President and CEO

Al Faber

Main address

1717 Pennsylvania Ave NW Suite 1025

Washington, DC 20006 USA

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EIN

59-2891462

Cause area (NTEE code) info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (S12)

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Baldrige Performance Excellence Program

What We Do:

The Baldrige Program educates organizations in performance excellence management and administers the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.

We are the nation's public-private partnership dedicated to improving the performance of U.S. organizations. Our main focus areas are to:

• Help organizations achieve best-in-class levels of performance.
•Identify and recognize role-model organizations.
•Identify and share best management practices, principles, and strategies.

In collaboration with the greater Baldrige community, we offer organizations:

• An integrated management framework that gets results.
•Assessment tools to evaluate improvement efforts.
• Feedback reports from a team of trained experts, highlighting organizational strengths and opportunities for improvement.
•Presentations and workshops on how to improve using the Baldrige Criteria.
• Conferences and other learning events that showcase best management practices.
•A Presidential Award for organizations recognized as national role models.

Population(s) Served
General/Unspecified
Budget
$5,000,000

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Examiner Volunteer Services

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

General/Unspecified

Related Program

Baldrige Performance Excellence Program

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Value of volunteer examiner services provided

Jobs Supported by Baldrige Award Recipients

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

General/Unspecified,K-12 (5-19 years),Emergency responders

Related Program

Baldrige Performance Excellence Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Number of jobs supported by Baldrige Award Application Organizations

Work Locations Affected by Baldrige Award Recipients

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

General/Unspecified

Related Program

Baldrige Performance Excellence Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Number of work locations supported by Baldrige Award Applicant Organizations

Revenue Generated by Baldrige Award Recipients

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

General/Unspecified

Related Program

Baldrige Performance Excellence Program

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Revenue/Budgets generated by Baldrige Award Applicant Organizations

AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Winners Using Baldrige

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

General/Unspecified

Related Program

Baldrige Performance Excellence Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This program provide a pathway toward performance excellence for long term and postacute care services. It is based on the core values and criteria of the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program.

Customers Served by Baldrige Award Recipient Organizations

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

General/Unspecified

Related Program

Baldrige Performance Excellence Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Customers served by Baldrige Award Applicant Organizations

Charting impact

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

We will be recognized around the world as the premier foundation for the promotion of performance excellence in all sectors of the economy. We will inspire organizations to achieve excellence in all they do with pride and societal responsibility. Together with our stakeholders we will create value through research and deployment of the latest cutting-edge management practices. We will focus on the future and manage for agility, innovation and creativity. Our Baldrige-based role-model performance will result in the Foundation's endowment exceeding $50 million by 2025.

Fundraising and Messaging:<br/><br/>Bold, Dynamic, Inspirational Message (Agile/Flexible - Results Focused)<br/>Strategic Communications (Internal/External)<br/>Media Relations- Public Service Announcements Online & Print Advertising<br/>Leverage Social Media<br/>Fundraising Campaign<br/>Major Gifts, Small Gifts, Planned Giving<br/>Combined Federal Campaign + State Programs<br/><br/>Advocacy: <br/><br/>Educate to Develop Strategic Alliances in Congress; Departments of: Education; Defense; Health and Human Services; Veterans Affairs; US Trade Representative; Council of Economic Advisors; Small Business Administration; and others. <br/>Build Grass Roots Support.<br/><br/>Board Development:<br/><br/>Working Board – Trustee Board<br/>Embrace the Mission and Work as a “Team" <br/>Contribute financially and seek support<br/>Make connections and offer expertise<br/>Represent the organization <br/><br/>Operations:<br/><br/>Apply the Baldrige Excellence Framework and Core Values to our own operations <br/>Provide donor value and communications back on Return on Investment (ROI)<br/>Clearly demonstrate the benefit to the American economy in all sectors by improving small business, manufacturing, health care, education.<br/>Apply Lean to all operations maximizing cost savings to fund mission related programs.

Reaching all communities nationwide and all sectors of the economy through the Baldrige enterprise, a nationwide network of state-based programs which add value in all sectors including business, health care, education, business, government, and non-profit agencies.

Growth in the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program measured by number of applicants.<br/><br/>Growth in the State-based Baldrige Programs measured by number of applicants.<br/><br/>Growth in products and services rendered.<br/><br/>Growth in awareness at the local, state, federal levels in support for Baldrige. Measured by outreach to members of government agencies and local business, health care, and education leaders.<br/><br/>Growth in the Foundation's Endowment.

The Baldrige Performance Excellence Program continues to grow by serving more applicants at the national-level. To date, more than 50 office visits with legislators and 10 major conference presentations have been performed by the foundation and its representatives. State programs continue to grow applicants. The foundation has performed more outreach than in the past 10 years to grow the endowment and attract donors and sponsors. The first Baldrige Excellence Framework Sponsors have been recognized at the annual conference and include: the American Hospital Association; the American College of Healthcare Executives, MESA, Larry and Brenda Potterfield (MidwayUSA), Wolters Kluwer, and Lippincott Solutions. The Foundation also hosted a successful national fundraising dinner in Baltimore, Maryland attracting leaders from all sectors of the economy.

Financials

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The Foundation for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 6/18/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Dr. Kathryn Eggleston

President, RIchland College

Term: 2020 - 2022


Board co-chair

Dr. Rulon Stacey

Program Director, Graduate Programs in Health Administration, The Business School, University of Colorado, Denver

Term: 2020 - 2022

Frank Fusco

South Carolina State Government - retired

Sunil Sinha

TATA Sons

David Spong

Boeing Aerospace Support - retired

David Gifford

American Healthcare Association (AHCA) & National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL)

Lowell Kruse

Communities of Excellence 2026

Scott McIntyre

PwC Public Sector

Tony Scott

TonyScottGroup, LLC

Diane Brockmeier

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Russ Branzell

College of Health Information Management Executives

Kathyrn Raethel

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Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

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