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The Borgen Project

aka Borgen Project   |   Tacoma, WA   |  https://borgenproject.org

Mission

The Borgen Project believes that leaders of the most powerful nation on earth should be doing more to address global poverty. We're the innovative, national campaign that is working to make poverty a focus of U.S. foreign policy.

Ruling year info

2004

President

Mr. Clint Borgen

Main address

2661 N Pearl St. PMB #442

Tacoma, WA 98407 USA

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EIN

20-0536470

NTEE code info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (R01)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (Q01)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The Borgen Project works to improve living conditions in countries hit hardest by extreme poverty.

Our programs

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

The Borgen Project

The Borgen Project advocates for those living on less than $1.25 per day.

The organization educates the public regarding the U.S. International Affairs budget and programs that improve global health and living conditions. The Borgen Project’s network of volunteers expands to over 830 cities.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

Awards

Brotherton Community Champion Award 2012

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

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

1. Improve living conditions for those living on less than $1.25 per day.
2. Improve the United States response to the global poverty crises.
3. Build a network of volunteers that spans all 50 U.S. states.

1. Meet directly with members of Congress.
2. Build public awareness, primarily focusing on web-based strategies.
3. Build a national network of advocacy-focused volunteers.
4. Mobilize public action.

The Borgen Project has built a strong and influential platform to advocate for the world's poor.

In 2018, The Borgen Project held 774 Congressional meetings while building support for the key poverty-reduction legislation. The Borgen Project operates with grassroots volunteers in over 830 cities.

The Borgen Project helped pass the following legislation during the 115th Congress (2017-18).

BUILD Act: The Better Utilization of Investments Leading to Development (BUILD) Act is the most ambitious reform to development financing in a generation. The bill created the first-ever U.S. International Development Financing Corporation (IDFC), which will help entrepreneurs secure financing and spark economic growth in developing countries. The BUILD Act was signed into law on October 3, 2018.

AGOA & MCA Modernization Act: The bill builds on the success of both the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) and the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) programs. The bill gives the MCC the authority to develop a second concurrent compact with countries, which allows them to address deficiencies in their communications, transportation, and energy networks. The bill also increases the success of the AGOA program, which builds trade partnerships between sub-Saharan African countries and the U.S. by requiring the State Department to better promote the program with governments and businesses. The bill passed unanimously and was signed into law on April 23, 2018.

PEPFAR Extension Act: The President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) was launched in 2003 by President Bush to address the global AIDS crisis. Since the program launched, the U.S. has invested more than $70 billion in prevention, testing, and treatment programs reaching millions around the world. In 2018, the U.S. Congress recognized the success and importance of PEPFAR by extending it for an additional five years. The PEPFAR Extension Act passed unanimously and was signed into law on December 11, 2018.

Global Health Innovation Act: The bill requires the administrator of USAID to submit an annual report to Congress on the “development and use of global health innovations in the programs, projects and activities of the Agency,” thus ensuring that USAID continues to prioritize scaling up successes in its global health programs. The bill passed overwhelmingly and was signed into law on January 3, 2019.

Protecting Girls’ Access to Education in Vulnerable Settings Act: The bill was signed into law on January 14, 2019. This critical legislation increases transparency, improves coordination and intensifies the impact of efforts to support access to primary and secondary education for displaced people, with a specific focus on the educational needs of women and girls.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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The Borgen Project

Board of directors
as of 02/22/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Don Girskis

Congressman Dave Reichert

Retired U.S. House of Representatives

Congressman Adam Smith

U.S. House of Representatives

Chuck Cooper

Vulcan

Chris Borgen

Jessica Kelch

Consultant

Andy Taylor

Compeer Financial

Don Girskis

Retired

Natalie Gill

Peace Corps

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

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/3/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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