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FIGHTING AIDS CONTINUOUSLY TOGETHER

aka FACT   |   Allentown , PA   |  https://www.factlv.org

Mission

Our mission is simple. Provide and improve the quality of life for individuals living with HIV+AIDS in need of emergency financial assistance. These funds serve to help with expenses as a last resort when not covered by other organizations, services, or families unable to assist. Increasing public awareness, educate and assist in the reduction of new cases of HIV. To provide grants to nonprofit health and human service organizations that provide direct HIV services, prevention, and educational programming within the communities we serve.

Ruling year info

1989

President

Mr Christopher Banko

Vice-President

Christopher Criswell

Main address

P.O. Box 1028

Allentown , PA 18105 USA

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EIN

23-2504602

NTEE code info

AIDS (G81)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (G01)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (G12)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How to help individuals living with and affected by HIV+AIDS? Individuals who may need additional financial resources that are not provided for by other organizations. How to best support and educate the community about HIV+AIDS to prevent further infections? How to eliminate stigmas associated with an HIV+ diagnosis. We provide individuals living with HIV+ or infected with AIDS with necessary contingency funds when all other sources are exhausted. We fund, support, and provide a platform for local community services that offer HIV+ AIDS outreach programs and educational initiatives. FACT’s Lifestyle Brand “Positive Dialogue” this program serves as a valuable resource that consolidating our region’s top HIV+AIDS related services.

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?

Fighting AIDS Continuously Together

Contingency Funding-FACT Contingency Funds address the emergency needs of Greater Lehigh Valley residents affected by HIV/AIDS. Since 1985, FACT has raised over $3,000,000 to assist with the unique needs of people living with HIV+ or AIDS.
FACT Bucks County Chapter serving the Bucks, Hunterdon, and Mercer Counties since 1992.

Population(s) Served
Health
Ethnic and racial groups
Sexual identity

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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.

Stop the spread of HIV+AIDS through outreach and education. Support those living a positive life by providing them with tools that encourage mental and physical growth and dignity.

Continue to raise funds through special events - Like our quarterly BINGO game, which accounts for 00% of our annual fundraising needs that cover contingency funds.

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Provide a consolidated resource. Build an online lifestyle brand that serves our four regions of Bucks, Mercer, Hunterdon Counties, and the Lehigh Valley. (In the form of a website that hosts Vlogs and offers links to local resources.

Partner with local organizations to streamline, build, and deliver HIV+ educational content in a meaningful way relevant to today's population segments.
Define

We will be leveraging the Board Members’ various skills and life experiences to achieve our goals.
Seek outside counsel or specialists when the need arises.

Ever since Fighting AIDS Continuously Together - FACT Bucks County Chapter was founded in 1992, our organization has met or exceeded our goals and continued to provide contingency financial aid to clients through their case managers. We have provided educational grants to individuals and organizations. We have awarded scholarships to individuals who have proven commitment to our communities’ well-being and have aspirations of a community service career.

Our goal moving forward in 2021 is to build on our solid foundation of community service. Expanding our outreach, provide the best possible platform for delivering information and resources to those living a positive life—Foster long-term relationships with local organizations to fill the gaps when all other resources are exhausted.

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

    To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve

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

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

Financials

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Operations

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

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FIGHTING AIDS CONTINUOUSLY TOGETHER

Board of directors
as of 02/23/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

christopher banko

FACT Lehigh Valley

Term: 2025 - 2015


Board co-chair

christopher criswell

FACT lehigh valley

Term: 2004 - 2025

Christopher Criswell

Brian Marks

No Affiliation

David Moyer

William Aull

William Santiago

Gail Hoover

Daniel Friedman

Skip Scheetz

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? No
  • 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 2/23/2023

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
Male, Not transgender

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/11/2023

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

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.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.