International, Foreign Affairs, and National Security

Partners Relief & Development

Free, full lives for children affected by conflict and oppression.

Grand Rapids, MI

Mission

Through holistic action, we demonstrate God's love to children and communities made vulnerable by conflict and oppression.

Ruling Year

2003

President

Mr Steve Gumaer

Main Address

PO Box 1992

Grand Rapids, MI 49501 USA

Keywords

Sustainable development, emergency relief, community development, education support, medical training, vocational training, refugee support, migrant support, internally displaced people support

EIN

22-3786806

 Number

5958788575

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

International Development, Relief Services (Q30)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve New!

1 in 6 children globally are living in conflict zones. War and oppression have devastating consequences on the freedom and well-being of innocent children caught in the crossfire. The result is often a lack of access to necessities such as food, clean water and shelter, as well as limiting children's ability to complete their schooling or access health care services. We believe every single one of these children deserves better.

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

Emergency Relief

Sustainable Development

Strengthening Families

Where we workNew!

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.

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Number of clients served

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Immigrants, newcomers, refugees

Context notes

This is the total number of people who were directly assisted across all of our projects.

Number of clients participating in educational programs

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Children and youth (0-19 years),

Immigrants, newcomers, refugees,

Victims and oppressed people

Related program

Sustainable Development

Context notes

These are students attending education programs that are either directly or indirectly assisted through Partners projects.

Number of people within the organization's service area accessing food aid

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Immigrants, newcomers, refugees,

Victims and oppressed people

Related program

Emergency Relief

Context notes

These are people directly assisted through emergency relief efforts providing food in communities impacted by conflict, oppression and natural disaster.

Number of people receiving safe drinking water from community systems

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Victims and oppressed people

Related program

Sustainable Development

Context notes

Partners works with local experts to develop strategies for clean water and sanitation in communities affected by conflict and oppression to help improve health outcomes.

Charting Impact

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

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have and haven't they accomplished so far?

Partners ultimate goal is to see children living in communities affected by conflict and oppression given every opportunity to reach their full potential. To achieve this, Partners provides emergency supplies, like food, water, medicine and shelter to communities in acute distress who have become displaced because of war. We also work with local community leaders to help return children to routine and systematic education by investing in local schools, teachers and community-based homes that care for students from remote villages. Partners teaches sustainable agricultural practices for those in areas that support farming to improve food security and reduce dependance on farming chemicals. We also teach methods of business development that provide the community with profits to invest back into their education system.

For more than past 20 years, Partners has developed relationships with other organizations and partners that enable us to go to areas where people have been displaced by war and oppression, most notably in Southeast Asia and the Middle East. When a group of people initially become displaced, we take the steps necessary to meet them where they are with distributions of food, water, shelter and medicines. Our program development managers then assess the situation, look for long-term relationship possibilities for continued development and then create a long-term plan to move towards sustainability. This includes creating a budget and then launching a campaign to cover the budget or making sure funding is available to complete the project. Short and long-term goals are established along with viable methods of monitoring.

Being an established NGO for 22 years has given us wisdom in how to reach our goals. We have had much success in teaching sustainable development in areas of Myanmar, which continue to sustain communities with food sources and educational opportunities. We have also had success in training local community health workers to maintain levels of health standards.

Our progress indicators are: Number of people served in emergency relief situations. Number of successfully running sustainable school programs. Number of persons trained in agriculture techniques and community health. Number of people assisted to access other services.

As of 2016, we have 123 medics and health care workers trained to provide improved health services in rural areas that have been affected by decades of conflict. 49 sustainable school projects are successfully generating income through community-owned businesses which in turn support local schools and teachers. 372 participants have been trained in sustainable agriculture techniques. 439 tons of rice were distributed to displaced families, 14 wells were installed to provide clean drinking water and 4650 food parcels were distributed to families with limited access to food in Syria. 773 refugee children were cared for through community-based homes which allowed them to attend school. 272 migrants were assisted through our SEED training center, gaining valuable skills to improve their chance of gaining employment and reduce the risk of exploitation.

External Reviews

Affiliations & Memberships

Evangelical Council of Financial Accountability - Member

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Financials

Partners Relief & Development

Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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Operations

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

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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?

No

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

No

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

No

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

No

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

No