March to the Top - Africa

Woodland Hills, CA   |  www.marchtothetop.com

Mission

March to the Top serves the critical needs of the people and lands of Africa through initiatives in health, education, and conservation. We empower communities to generate measurable impact through partnership with local initiatives, thereby maximizing community ownership and long-term sustainability. 100% of your donations to March to the Top go directly to those local projects, never to March to the Top's overhead or administrative costs.

Ruling year info

2008

Founder and CEO

Barbara Baldieri March

Main address

20300 Ventura Blvd. Suite 160

Woodland Hills, CA 91364 USA

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EIN

26-1625731

NTEE code info

Health - General and Rehabilitative N.E.C. (E99)

Education N.E.C. (B99)

Wildlife Preservation/Protection (D30)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

There exist vast inequities in access to sufficient health and educational resources across Kenya. The primary problems we address are in maternal health, HIV/AIDS treatment and care, and access to surgical care. There is great stigma associated with positive HIV status which limits an individual's ability to access equal education, healthcare or, in the case of children, their home. Many children are orphaned or turned out on the street as a result of HIV/AIDS. Maternal health is a significant issue in remote areas as well as slums within large cities. Maternal mortality rates in places like Dandora are higher than in Kenya as a whole and exponentially higher than most other countries. This is primarily the result of a lack of hospitals and access to pre-natal care. There is also a lack of healthcare access in remote communities. Two major issues that can be easily resolved are vision problems (cataracts, infection) and congenital heart disease.

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?

Health

We break down barriers to health care by ensuring equal access and quality for communities in need. We generate positive health outcomes by funding the development and day-to-day operations of hospitals and HIV clinics. Through medical field missions, we provide access to healthcare by delivering free services in remote locations.

Population(s) Served
People with HIV/AIDS
Adults

March to the Top provides educational opportunities to unserved youth across Kenya. With a focus on HIV affected children and tribal communities, we help the most marginalized children overcome barriers to education. We build educational facilities, fund operations and provide scholarships to serve children across the educational spectrum.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Young adults

Human-wildlife conflict, degradation of ecosystems, and poaching continue to present challenges to conservation efforts. March to the Top invests in conservation research and provides funding to community led conservancies. We sponsor ranger teams that act as community liaisons while providing security for endangered wildlife.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

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

March to the Top serves the critical needs of the people and ecosystems of East Africa through initiatives in health, education, and conservation.

We empower individuals by supporting local initiatives that address key issues affecting their communities. Through these partnerships, we provide monetary support, fiscal guidance, and strategic planning to increase program efficacy and long-term sustainability.

We work with stakeholders to identify and overcome barriers to education, healthcare and environmental conservation.

Through the provision of housing and education in HIV affected and tribal communities, our partnerships support social inclusion and economic development. Our hospitals, clinics and field missions, provide health services to remote and indigent communities. Through our investments in conservation, we ensure economic empowerment through community conservation programs while protecting vulnerable wildlife.

March to the Top is deeply committed to the projects and communities we serve. Our dedicated staff maintain deep relationships with our on-the-ground partners, allowing for clear lines of communication and transparent reporting.

We prioritize making the most out of your generosity, so 100% of donations to March to the Top go directly to local projects. The March family covers all of March to the Top’s overhead and administrative costs.

Since our founding in 2006, March to the Top has provided support to over 30 local initiatives, totaling over $2,500,000.

Highlights include:

-Establishing and overseeing AINA-New Hope Children’s Village, the second largest home for HIV positive children in Kenya

-Supporting annual operational costs at Brother Andre Medical Center (BAMC) Dandora and the DREAM HIV and general outpatient clinic in Meru, Kenya

-Sponsoring MEAK medical missions in the areas of pediatric heart surgery, ophthalmology, and dentistry

-Annually funding of conservation efforts at Northern Rangelands Trust, Amboseli Trust for Elephants, and Kenya Wildlife Trust

See our website for a detailed breakdown of March to the Top’s accomplishments.

Financials

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Operations

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

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March to the Top - Africa

Board of directors
as of 02/22/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Barbara Baldieri March


Board co-chair

Roy March

Larry Murphy

Giorgio Manenti

Alexandria Skouras

Pedro Marti

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? Not applicable
  • 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? Not applicable
  • 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? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/26/2021

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
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data