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PONHEARY LY FOUNDATION

We will educate our children. We will do it one by one, step by step

Austin, TX   |  www.theplf.org

Mission

Our mission is to locate and serve the many children in Cambodia who live in the poorest rural villages and do not have access to equitable schooling opportunities. We champion a holistic approach to education. Beyond enriching the school curriculum, we provide our students with uniforms, nutritious meals, medical care, clean water, library books, access to transportation & more .

Ruling year info

2006

Principal Officer

Lori Carlson

Main address

Po Box 17034

Austin, TX 78760 USA

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EIN

20-4277315

NTEE code info

Human Service Organizations (P20)

Elementary, Secondary Ed (B20)

Vocational Technical (B30)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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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?

Our approach

We believe in a holistic approach to support children living in poverty.

Our work begins in Primary school with breakfast and wellness/hygiene/sanitation projects, teacher assistance, electrification of schools & continues with transport to secondary schools and access to Learning Centers where students can take afternoon classes to round out their public school education (here they can enroll in English, Technology, Lifeskill workshops, visit lending libraries, join research and study groups, and take eLearning courses). High School scholarships, career counseling & extra classes are also available for grade 12 students along with other workshops to plan their futures. University Scholarships or support at Vo-Tech training can be applied for after graduation from High School.

Population(s) Served
At-risk youth
Extremely poor people
People of Southeast Asian descent
Children and youth

Where we work

Awards

Education Excellence Award 2017

World of Children

CNN Heroes 2010

CNN

Affiliations & memberships

World of Children Education Award 2016

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

Financials

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Operations

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

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PONHEARY LY FOUNDATION

Board of directors
as of 10/31/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Lori Carlson

Ponheary Ly Foundation

Sharon Hope Miro

Ponheary Ly Foundation

Cas Gravett

Ponheary Ly Foundation

Caroline Stafford

Ponheary Ly Foundation

Nina Davis

Ponheary Ly Foundation

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? Not applicable
  • 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 12/18/2021

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
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 12/18/2021

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Data
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
Policies and processes
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.