Pujols Family Foundation

Faith. Family. Others.

aka PFF, Con Gracia, Project 3:21   |   St. Louis, MO   |  www.PujolsFamilyFoundation.org

Mission

Our Mission is to live and share our commitment to faith, family and others; To promote awareness, provide hope and meet tangible needs for children and families who live with Down syndrome; To improve the standard of living and quality of life for impoverished people in the Dominican Republic through education, medical relief and tangible goods; To provide extraordinary experiences for children with disabilities and/or life threatening illnesses.

Ruling year info

2005

CEO/Executive Director

Mr. Todd Perry

Main address

111 Westport Plaza Suite 255

St. Louis, MO 63146 USA

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EIN

20-2272546

NTEE code info

Down's Syndrome (G25)

Down's Syndrome (H25)

Human Services - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (P99)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The Pujols Family Foundation is a national not-for-profit agency that exists to honor God and strengthen families through our works, deeds, and examples. Since beginning this foundation in 2005, we have sought to help those living with Down syndrome here at home and to improve the lives of the impoverished in the Dominican Republic.

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?

Father/Son Bowling

Our annual Father/Son Bowling event exists to provide fathers and sons who are part of the Down syndrome community the opportunity to enjoy a night of community and fun.

Population(s) Served

Our Batter Up! Cooking Class is a program that exists to provide those with Down syndrome and their families the opportunity to build culinary skills, enjoy great food, and share in community. Most importantly, these classes allow those with Down syndrome to socialize, and build important life skills that can assist in the path to independent living. Cooking classes are offered in sessions multiple times a year. Cooking classes have been available to participants for 5+ years.

Population(s) Served

Martial Arts is an ongoing program that provides those with Down syndrome the opportunity to learn and grow in their physical abilities through martial arts. The weekly program has been a part of the foundation's offered programs for five years.

Population(s) Served

Perhaps the foundation's most well known event, the Pujols Autumn Prom is an annual event, providing those with Down syndrome and their dates to enjoy an incredible night. The memorable event features a red carpet entrance, numerous food stations, photo ops, dancing and live music. For over 10 years, this event for those ages 16 or older, has become the highlight of their year.

Population(s) Served

Recurring music therapy classes offered for both children and adults with Down syndrome. The therapy classes, offered in sessions twice a year, provide both children and adults the opportunity to learn, meet others in the Down syndrome community, and build upon their fine motor and socialization skills.

Population(s) Served

Annual program where those with Down syndrome are paired with professional artists to create their own unique works of art together.

Population(s) Served

Our annual Mother/Daughter Pajama Party event exists to provide mothers and daughters (of all ages) who are part of the Down syndrome community the opportunity to enjoy a night of community and fun.

Population(s) Served

Albert's All Star Basketball Game is a basketball event with the goal of celebrating our participants, and engaging the wider community. Participants with Down syndrome try out for the team in November. Those who are selected practice once a week from November-January in preparation for the game. On the last Sunday of January, the team of all stars (paired with current and former professional athletes) competes against a local university's basketball team. Over 1,000 community members are in attendance each year.

Population(s) Served

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.

Number of high-profile speakers or participants participating

This metric is no longer tracked.
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

The foundation is supported by many athletes, artists, and entertainment personalities, as well as community leaders, at our fundraising events each year.

Number of clients served

This metric is no longer tracked.
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

Each year, the foundation dedicates itself to serving those with Down syndrome and their families across the United States, as well as those living in impoverished conditions in the Dominican Republic

Number of programs documented

This metric is no longer tracked.
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

The foundation is dedicated to providing services free of charge, providing hope and meeting tangible needs for those with life threatening disabilities and those living in impoverished conditions.

Number of volunteers

This metric is no longer tracked.
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

Our work would not be possible without our volunteers and their support.

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.

The goals of the Pujols Family Foundation is to live and share our commitment to faith, family and others. To promote awareness, provide hope and meet tangible needs for children and families who live with Down syndrome. To improve the standard of living and quality of life for impoverished people in the Dominican Republic through education, medical relief and tangible goods. To provide extraordinary experiences for children with disabilities and/or life threatening illnesses.

The strategies used to fulfill our domestic mission are the continuation of our programs for children and families who live with Down syndrome. These programs are used to celebrate the lives of people with Down syndrome. The strategies used to fulfill our international mission in the Dominican Republic is partnering with sponsors to continue our programs like Batey Baseball, PaLante (Sewing Project), and many others. Partners also help make opportunities like our Medical Mission Trips a possibility. We are also working to provide clean water wells in our communities to provide save clean drinking water to those we serve.

Since The Pujols Family Foundation is a 501(c)3 public charity, our capabilities for meeting our goals rests on our partners. We are always looking to partner with individuals, businesses, and organizations across the country to help us meet our goals both domestically as well as internationally in the Dominican Republic.

For people with Down syndrome, we have accomplished a lot in this community in our cities across the U.S. We've provided over a thousand events for this population in the last 13 years. We hear it at every event from our families that they are happy the Pujols Family Foundation is fulfilling a major need in these cities for this population. In our programs, we have helped build confidence, necessary life skills such as cooking & self defense, and given every advantage to succeed for the Down syndrome population.

In the Dominican Republic we have accomplished a lot of our goals but still have a lot of work to do. Some accomplishments are a clean water well in Batey Aleman, a sewing school (PaLante) which has had women graduate and take their skills to the free trade zone to get jobs. We've also seen progress in the overall health of those living in these communities. Through education from our Doctors and medical professionals we've seen a great deal of people in better health from our first trip to the Dominican Republic to now. In 2017, new jobs were created through the building of a new Bakery in a Batey Bienvenido. 2017 also brought the building of a new church to serve the community, and the building of the foundation's first kit house in Batey Aleman. The foundation has seen an increase of participants in our baseball program that is used to teach young boys how to be Godly men. Progress is easily seen in the Dominican Republic because of the great need of help in this impoverished country. We are always looking for new partners to come alongside us to help us achieve our goals.

Financials

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Operations

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Pujols Family Foundation

Board of directors
as of 10/23/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Albert Pujols

Albert Pujols

Deidre Pujols

Jeanette Bax-Kurtz

Mueller Prost

Norv Beffa

TravelPlex

AJ Pujols

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 ? 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

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 10/23/2020

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

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

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 10/23/2020

Policies and practices developed in partnership with Equity in the Center, a project that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems within the social sector to increase racial equity. Learn more

Data
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • 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.