HEART FOR LEBANON FOUNDATION

Moving People From Despair to Hope

Black Mountain, NC   |  www.heartforlebanon.org

Mission

Heart for Lebanon exists to see lives changed and communities transformed in Lebanon using a holistic approach taking individuals from transactional relief to relational relief to transformational relief.

Ruling year info

2008

Executive Director

Mr. James Ward

Co Principal Officer

Mr. James Ward

Main address

PO Box 1294

Black Mountain, NC 28711 USA

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EIN

26-0354460

NTEE code info

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

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Designed to meet the immediate physical needs of people living below the extreme poverty level in Lebanon, humanitarian aid relieves the basic physical needs of hunger and hygiene. After assessing a family's need, we provide food and hygiene distributions designed to supplement what they can secure for themselves. By providing food each month we help families become food secure, giving them one less thing to worry about in a nation that does not recognize their legal refugee status. Based on need, we also provide other tangible small household items like – small wood stoves, winter clothes, blankets, and clean water filling a gap as we minister to and serve the people we encounter. Refugee children have been out of school for many years and ar in need of educational 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?

Relief and Community Care

Providing food and hygiene items monthly to refugee families in Lebanon. Spiritual formation and discipleship.

Population(s) Served
Immigrants and migrants
At-risk youth

Providing education to refugee children and poor Lebanese

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 children who have the skills necessary to maintain personal health

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

Children and youth

Related Program

Relief and Community Care

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Children have been taught personal hygiene of brushing teeth, washing hands, and generally keeping themselves clean

Number of children served

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
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.

We are committed to reach the lost and broken, to advance peace, justice, and equality and to empower the marginalized and rejected

We believe transformation is a process and not an event. Therefore, Heart for Lebanon is a faith- based holistic ministry that uses relief in many cases, but not exclusively, as the first step in the process of transforming an individual and their community. This also includes bringing dignity to the marginalized and rejected communities in country, including Syrian refugees living in Beirut, the Bekaa Valley, and Southern Lebanon, as well as the Bedouin, Gypsy, and Turkman communities and poorer Lebanese residing throughout the country. Our goal is to build deep relationships with the families and people we serve. Serving them not once but over time through one of our two initiatives: Relief & Community Care or Children at Risk. 300 refugee children are in our educational program learning English, Arabic, math, science, health awareness, Biblical Character Trait studies, art and music.

We have indigenous staff and volunteers in Lebanon with hands-on service, HOPE Centers to reach children and a warehouse for food storage and distribution.

Heart for Lebanon is currently serving 2,800 families per month. We are currently building a Hope Ministry Center Bekaa which will double our capacity to serve refugees living in the Bekaa Valley of Lebanon.

Financials

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Operations

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

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HEART FOR LEBANON FOUNDATION

Board of directors
as of 9/15/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Jack Hibbard


Board co-chair

Durwood Snead

Kerri Bruce

Bill Cleaver

Saundria Keck

John Burrough

Joshua De La Ossa

Paul Niven

Anne Carlisi

Michael Hite

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 9/15/2021,

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Decline to state
Gender identity
Male
Sexual orientation
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 09/15/2021

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • 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 seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.