Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Starlight Projects Foundation

aka StarlightProjects.org

Temecula, CA

Mission

Founded by Indigenous, and Native American members, the foundation has these issues at its core, and its main purpose is to be a Social Service Agency serving the community needs of youths, families, and individuals on a local and global level. The creation and promotion of programs, projects and events filled with content about Health and Nutrition, Education, Victim Advocacy, Self-Empowerment Coaching, Continuing Education, Small Business Workshops, as well as Physical and Spiritual Wellness Advocacy including causes like Living with Fibromyalgia, Domestic Violence, Social Injustice, and Children's Rights, and Freedom of Traditional Indigenous expression of Spirituality and Culture including ceremonial and spiritual awareness.

Notes from the Nonprofit

As a non-profit agency, we rely solely on private and public donations so that our services can be FREE to those who need them. We also accept In-Kind donations of Space, Items, Services, Furniture and Vehicles in order to help us fund-raise to financially support or projects to the public. You can also help support our causes, projects and programs by shopping on our website since we receive all proceeds from the sales of any items.

Ruling Year

2004

Executive Director

Dr. Krystaline Sakwanomtewa

Cultural Affairs Director

Morningstar Sakwanomtewa

Main Address

27560 Jefferson Ave

Temecula, CA 92590 USA

Formerly Known As

KrystalineVisions.org

U-Print Project

Hopi Water Project

Return to Life! Series

Natwanhoyum Tunatya

Fluctuating Fashion

Taka Elixir

YAP - Youth Awakening Project

StarKidz Project

Galactivators Project

Keywords

Health Programming. Social Injustice. Body, Mind and Spiritual Health

EIN

14-1870944

 Number

3318385908

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Cultural, Ethnic Awareness (A23)

Farmland Preservation (K25)

Intergroup/Race Relations (R30)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

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Programs + Results

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Our programs

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

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The Pain of Living

Starlight JEWELS

WEP - Women's Empowerment Program

MHC - Modern Health Coach

Natwanhoyum Tunatya - HOPI Young Farmers

KYAARO - HOPI Language Learning AP

HOPI Young Reporter's Program

Where we work

Our Results

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one. These quantitative program results are self-reported by the organization, illustrating their committment to transparency, learning, and interest in helping the whole sector learn and grow.

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Number of people receiving safe drinking water from community systems

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

Number of households and individuals that have received information and water units to help re-mediate the damage.

Number of youth who identify, manage, and appropriately express emotions and behaviors

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

This is the number of participants that take the program content shared, and not only understand it, but propagate the knowledge as well.

Number of clients reporting increased knowledge after educational programs

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Interfaith groups

Related program

WEP - Women's Empowerment Program

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

Individuals and Organizations that have taken what they have learned, propagated it, and now experience awakening and also learning along the way as they share experiences and take from other's input.

Number of groups/individuals benefiting from tools/resources/education materials provided

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Indigenous people

Related program

Natwanhoyum Tunatya - HOPI Young Farmers

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

Using indigenous (Native American and Mesoamerican) ancient farming techniques to help revive the tradition almost lost and being forgotten. This has touched others, and "Harmonious Living" spreads.

Charting Impact

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

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What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

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What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

Our goal is to bring the services, technologies, inventions, innovations, discoveries, health education, social services, resources, advocacy, counseling, support groups, creative mediums and events, from the minds of the same people we serve. By the people, For the People. We desire to have the ability to engage the public like never before, and span accross races, genders, and ethnicity or religious preference. Simply because we are human. The US is the aid of the world, and yet we need help for our own. We reach people that have fallen between the cracks of the "system". Homeless, Hopeless is not always the end. Just the beginning of something new.

The idea is that each project, run and "create" or "generate" its own funds to run on, while surplus in the budget spills over to the Main Funding Pot at Starlight to help support other programs. We wish to create a system of running our charity, that can be self-sustainable. That is, to accept donations, if and when they come in, and count our blessings, however we found that by engaging our public, we then create a supply and demand situation.

For example, by having our Artisan Jewelry making workshop, we have wonderful creations made by the people in the class. The class is free, and so are the materials, however we ask that everyone donate the pieces of jewelry designed, in order to sell them to fundraise for our cause. Materials are natural and precious stones and gems. Metals and clay moldings. Since so many of our volunteers are Native Americans, our very own Morning Star Sakwnomtiwa (HOPI/MAYA) Medicine Woman then invites the ladies to a charging and blessing ceremony at one of Sedona Arizona's most powerful natural earth energy vortex. This is done in respect with nature, from where we have taken these tools and supplies, and in tune with the energies that flow about.

This jewelry can then be sold at various markets, ebay, amazon, craigslist, and at charity auctions or on consignment with vendors.

We also create events like the Modern Health Coach "Shake Tasting", where we do a tasting of our holistic, all natural, herbal formula, delivered to you in a delicious and nutritious shake or smoothie, with fruits and veggies that pack a punch in their own right.

Shake formulas are sold also at Farmer's Markets, Online, at trade shows, and fairs.

In this way, we guarantee continued running of our programs, both running and in inception. We rely on our own wits to fund our progress, and along the way touch other's lives, and hope they turn around and do the same. That is what it is all about.

We have been running in our own manner, with self-generated revenues, since 2002. We have seen and grown much in these past years, and now it feels as though we are standing proof that this method works. We have been running on this "Self-Sufficient" Model for 5 years now, and momentum seem to be growing. Other non-profit agencies are catching on.

We hope to spread the hope and ideas like wildfire...

Even when the economy crashed... we survived on the "Barter" system. We regressed to old times, when others helped the stranger on the street, or the neighbor in trouble. We have created a sense of community with our volunteers, students, event goers, and our public, that insures the rue of thumb, of helping thy neighbor. JUST BECAUSE.

And we have seen success.

We are on the verge of a national, or rather global, explosion!

We are part of the grass-roots movements rooting and advocating for us to pay attention to the changes in our world around us. The mother planet has given us a paradise for a playground, and we cannot seem to keep it nice. But the hope is there in the hearts and spirits of people around the world, that are uniting under one cause, globally thanks to the internet. The main cause: Change and Save the World. Save it for future generations to experience the beauty of nature, not her wrath.

We have connected a tremendous amount of seemingly separate or different causes into a group for change. All of us being a different piece of the puzzle. Nothing is random. There is a reason for everything. And we are confident at the rate speed that this unification is happening, the changes and soon to be new era, for future generations to enjoy is almost here.

We are here to give the change a little push ;-)

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Board Leadership Practices

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BOARD ORIENTATION & 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 & 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

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Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

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Yes

Organizational Demographics

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Gender

Race & Ethnicity

Middle Eastern

Sexual Orientation

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Disability

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We track the diversity of vendors (e.g., consultants, professional service firms)
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