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MUINDI FOUNDATION INC

The ripple effects of kindness can transform our community

aka MUINDI FOUNDATION   |   SAN JOSE, CA   |  www.muindifoundation.org

Mission

Our mission is to bring people and resources together to meet the needs of the underserved in our community, specifically the homeless, houseless and those in risk of becoming so in the Silicon Valley. Our vision is for every person in the Silicon Valley to have access to the tools and resources they need to become self-sufficient and live healthy, fulfilling lives. We're a team with deep roots of struggle, progress and service. We come together with a shared sense of empathy and love for our fellow man. Those who partner with us share the fundamental values of non-judgement, respect, kindness and generosity. We are a group of people drawn together by a common desire to serve others, to use our time, talent and resources to advocate for and help those in our community who need it most.

Notes from the nonprofit

We are a very small non profit organization, but we see the results of what we do.

Ruling year info

2018

President/CEO

Mr. TIMOTHY M. MUINDI

Co-Founder/Treasurer

SERENA M MUINDI

Main address

15090 CHARLOTTE AVENUE

SAN JOSE, CA 95124 USA

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EIN

83-1601484

NTEE code info

Homeless Services/Centers (P85)

Homeless Services/Centers (P85)

Homeless Services/Centers (P85)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Meet the basic needs of homeless family first, then ensure their children get support in completing elementary school. Deepening poverty is directly linked with rising levels of homelessness and food insecurity/hunger for many Americans and children are particularly affected by these conditions. Our goal is to give every homeless or at-risk child in Silicon Valley the opportunity and support to successfully complete elementary school at or above grade level by offering FREE tutoring and mentorship programs. our program focusses on students in 1-3 grades. Third grade has been identified as important to reading literacy because it is the final year children are learning to read, after which students are “reading to learn.” If they are not proficient readers when they begin fourth grade, as much as half of the curriculum they will be taught will be incomprehensible.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Feeding The Homeless

Preparing and serving nutritional meals to the homeless

Population(s) Served
Homeless people
Economically disadvantaged people

Our organization provides hygiene care kits to those suffering from homelessness. Some of the most requested items we receive are basic toiletry items (socks, backpacks, body wipes, beanie, underwear, toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, hand sanitizer, bottled water). Our team members assemble these kits in our office and distribute then at various homeless camps in down town San Jose.

We are always looking for partners to donate hygiene items or to sponsor a drive.

Population(s) Served
Homeless people
Economically disadvantaged people


Notary Services

We offer free notary services to those living in a shelter or homeless camp. Often, to receive and qualify for support services from the County of Santa Clara a valid California identification card is required to qualify for food stamps, housing, and other support services. Make an appointment today!

Also, upon request, our organization provides free notary services to local homeless shelters and other non-profit partners through our partner share program.

Population(s) Served
Homeless people
Economically disadvantaged people

Muindi Foundation provides tutoring and mentorship programs for vulnerable, at-risk, underserved, and low economically disadvantaged kids in elementary school.

Our program has proven to strengthen children’s reading, writing and math competencies, support their success during the school year, prevent summer learning loss, and provide basic need support by providing their families with necessities such as food security, hygiene and toiletry items, clothing, school supplies and free tutoring and positive mentors.

In our program students learn to believe in themselves and acquire a motivated and positive mindset. Our hope is to continue to empower vulnerable families and children in low-income communities to thrive and change the trajectory of their lives through educational success.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
At-risk youth
Foster and adoptive children
Homeless people
Children and youth

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

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

Our goal is to give every homeless or at-risk child in Silicon Valley the opportunity and support to successfully complete elementary school at or above grade level by offering FREE tutoring and mentorship programs.

Who We Are
Muindi Foundation started with providing basic needs support to the homeless in there community and have grown to incorporate tutoring and mentorship support. We are a non profit 501c3 providing support to homeless and at-risk families. We offer basic needs support (food, hygiene kits, and clothing) and free tutoring and mentorship program for students in grades 1-3. At our core, reading, writing and math competencies are the focus of our programs. By providing free tutoring programs, students learn to enjoy learning and become more confident.







Our strategy is basic, but powerful: Meet the basic needs of homeless family first, then ensure their children get support in completing elementary school. Deepening poverty is directly linked with rising levels of homelessness and food insecurity/hunger for many Americans and children are particularly affected by these conditions.

Muindi Foundation provides basic needs support services to homeless and at-risk families by providing them with basic needs, such as food security, hygiene items, clothing and year-round tutoring and mentorship programs for children in grades 1-3 grades by focusing on reading, writing, and math for homeless and at-risk children. Our goals are to strengthen children’s literacy and math skills and support their success during the school year and prevent summer learning loss.

WHAT WE DO
1. Learn Now - Empowering Children Through: Muindi Foundation’s goals are to strengthen children’s reading, writing and math competencies, support their success during the school year, prevent summer learning loss, and provide basic need support services to them and their families. By providing free tutoring programs, students learn to acquire a motivated and positive mindset. Our goal is to empower homeless and at-risk families and children in low-income communities to thrive and change the trajectory of their lives through educational success. Learn More!

2. Hygiene Care Kits for the Homeless – Our organizations provide hygiene care kits to those suffering from homelessness. One of the most requested items we receive are basic toiletry items (toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, body wipes, hand sanitizer, body wipes, bottled water sock sand more).

3. Brown Bag Lunches - We prepare, pack, and distribute healthy lunches to those suffering from homelessness. Our goal is to feed 2,000 homeless individuals in 2021. As part of our Brown Bag Lunch program, we distribute healthy lunches to homeless and needy families in our local community. A lunch consists of a bottle of water, a sandwich a fruit (banana, orange, or fruit cup), two carbs (chips, granola bar).

4. Building Leaders and Mentors - Our team at Muindi Foundation will train qualified high school student volunteers. In turn, these students act as mentors for their younger counterparts. The selected high school students will volunteer in the Learn Now Club where they interact with elementary school students and carry out our vision to empower and improve. Not only do the mentors have fun tutoring, but they also learn about mentoring and leadership.

5. Free Notary Services – We offer free notary services to those living in a shelter or homeless camp. Often, to receive and qualify for support services from the County of Santa Clara a valid California identification card is required to qualify for food stamps, housing, and other support services.

Our ability to successfully implement our strategies have been quantifiable. We are a small not profit who is focusing on serving the homeless community in Santa Clara, County by meeting their basic needs first.

1. Since January 2020:
a. we provided 200 nutritional brown bag lunches to the homeless (COVID-19 affected our outcomes)
b. we provided over 1,500 toiletry kits to the homeless
c. We provided over 200 winter backpack care kits to homeless
d. we provided backpacks and school supplies to homeless children
e. we provided free tutoring and mentorship programs, for students in homeless and at-risk families in low-income communities. Our goal is to empower them to thrive and change the trajectory of their lives through educational success.

1. Since January 2018:
a. We provided 2,600 nutritional meals to the homeless
b. We provided 2,700 toiletry kits to the homeless
c. We provided over 200 winter backpack care kits to homeless
d. We provided backpacks and school supplies to homeless children leaving in a shelter
e. We provided 60+ holiday gift boxes for low income children locally and internationally
f. We provided free tutoring and mentorship programs, for students in homeless and at-risk families in low-income communities. Our goal is to empower them to thrive and change the trajectory of their lives through educational success.

Financials

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Operations

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MUINDI FOUNDATION INC

Board of directors
as of 11/15/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mr. Timothy MUINDI

MUINDI FOUNDATION

Term: 2018 -


Board co-chair

Mrs. Serena Muindi

Muindi Foundation Inc.

Term: 2018 -

Ching Su Ng

MUINDI FOUNDATION

Sara E. Breneman

MUINDI FOUNDATION

TIMOTHY M. MUINDI

MUINDI FOUNDATION

SERENA M MUINDI

MUINDI FOUNDATION

Lucy Qin

MUINDI FOUNDATION

Arcelia Kapoor

Muindi Foundation

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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 ? Not applicable
  • 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? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/15/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American
Gender identity
Male

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Multi-Racial/Multi-Ethnic (2+ races/ethnicities)
Gender identity
Female

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 08/31/2021

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.