Moms Against Poverty

Changing the World One Child at a Time

aka Moms Against Poverty (MAP)   |   Burlingame, CA   |  https://momsagainstpoverty.org

Mission

Our mission is to nurture and educate underprivileged children to their fullest potential, so that, one day, they can contribute and lead within their own communities; thus breaking the cycle of poverty. Our projects include the following programs: Education, Hunger Relief & Basic Provisions, and Orphan Care.

Ruling year info

2008

CEO

Ms. Delfarib Fanaie

COO

Ms. Ladan Judge

Main address

P.O. Box 4212

Burlingame, CA 94011 USA

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EIN

20-8865521

NTEE code info

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Vocational Technical (B30)

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Communication

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Our goal is to eradicate childhood poverty and give children the resources and tools needed to break the cycle of poverty for them, their families, and future generations.

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?

Education

MAP’s education programs are designed to build a pathway for children out of poverty. We provide children with the tools they need to improve their critical thinking, problem solving skills, and foster physical and emotional wellbeing better chance at succeeding in the world. We accomplished this by; Establishing and managing before and after-school vocational training and education programs, and Building schools and libraries and offering free education to hundreds of children globally.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

As part of our holistic approach towards empowering children beyond their circumstances we provide them food, hygiene products and other basic provisions. Ensure that every child’s basic needs are met and that they live in dignity and security.
We accomplish this through our Nutrition Outreach Program, Hygiene Program and Holiday Helping Hand Program.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Our Orphan Care Programs help to transform the lives of these children by providing for them the love and care that they deserve.
Our homes and foster family programs help children become healthy, happy, independent, productive members of their communities and the world. We also identify, well-intentioned and loving orphanages facing lack of funding and resources to properly provide for the children in their care. We renovate these orphanages around the world, improving the living conditions for these children.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

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 schools built

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth, At-risk youth, Economically disadvantaged people, Refugees and displaced people, Nomadic people

Related Program

Education

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

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 nurture and educate underprivileged children to their fullest potential, so that, one day, they can contribute and lead within their own communities; thus breaking the cycle of poverty.

We develop and advance our programs, one community at a time, by first addressing the children's basic needs through provision of food and shelter. Next, we empower the children with appropriate educational programs, so that they thrive and become self-sufficient members of their society and the world at large.

We establish, build and manage; schools, before and afterschool education programs, vocational training centers and cultural centers.

We work with schools and shelters in the U.S and around the world to provide nutritious food for children facing food insecurity.

We develop, construct and manage loving homes for children around the world.

We have established and supported various Education, Hunger Relief, Basic Provisions and Orphan Care Programs. Currently, we operate in the U.S., Iran, Cambodia, Senegal, and Sierra Leone. Additionally, we have worked in Afghanistan, India, Kenya, Mexico, Nepal, and Vietnam. Our goal is to continue developing and improving these programs.

Highlights of our accomplishments work include:
o Providing food and basic provisions for hundreds of impoverished children and their families in CA and VA through our Nutrition Outreach Program, Hygiene Program and Holiday Helping Hand Program.
o Operating a school, afterschool education program and Foster Care Program in Cambodia.
o Establishing over 50 preschools/daycare centers in remote villages of Iran.
o Constructing four schools and a library in the following locations in Iran.
o Building a cultural and vocational training center in Bushehr, Iran.
o Operate a vocational training center in Kerman, Iran.
o Establishing and operating a private orphanage in Iran.
o Supporting and renovating over 20 orphanages and social services centers in various provinces of Iran.
o Constructing six schools and a learning center in Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Kenya.

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 demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    We serve impoverished and orphaned children around the world. We have operated in 16 countries with our primary focus being the US and Iran.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys, Case management notes, Community meetings/Town halls,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, 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,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, our primary focus in severely impoverished countries was providing equipment and protective equipment (masks, gloves, surgical gowns) to hospitals that were unprepared for the pandemic. However, we quickly received feedback from the communities we were serving that lack of hospital equipment was not the most pressing need for low-income families. In fact, what was happening, is that people were surviving COVID and coming from the hospital only to die of starvation a week later due to food insecurity. We quickly pivoted our programs and in 2020 delivered hunger relief packages to over 40,000 families all over the world.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    As an organization, we strongly believe that it is not our job to decide what impoverished children need- they need to tell us. On quite a few occasions we have had to let funders know that we cannot fund the project they are hoping to create because that's not what the communities we support need. Listening to feedback and providing services that directly meet identified needs is what has helped us build so much trust with the communities we serve. It builds retention for our programs, with children and families utilizing our services year after year because they know that we are approaching them with humility and open ears.

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

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, 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 act on the feedback we receive,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time, We cannot collect much demographic info for privacy reasons,

Financials

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Operations

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

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Moms Against Poverty

Board of directors
as of 11/2/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms. Delfarib Fanaie

Moms Against Poverty (MAP)

Ladan Judge

Moms Against Poverty

Yasamin Shamshiri

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Bobak Bakhtiari

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Samann Alavi

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Fatemeh Winans

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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 ? 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? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/01/2021

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
Asian American/Pacific Islanders/Asian
Gender identity
Female

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Decline to state
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 06/03/2021

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Data
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • 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.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • 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.