Golf Fore Africa, Inc.

aka Golf Fore Africa   |   Scottsdale, AZ   |  www.golfforeafrica.org

Mission

Golf Fore Africa, Inc. is a not-for-profit corporation incorporated in the State of Arizona in 2008. We provides safe clean water, sanitation and hygiene training to rural villages in Zambia. Our goal is to help end the global water crisis by 2030. In Africa, nearly 1,000 children under age 5 die every day. Golf Fore Africa seeks to raise awareness and charitable contributions primarily from, but not limited to, the golf community - including individuals, country clubs, professional and amateur players and organization, the golf industry, and selected corporate sponsors. A significant portion of the Organization's unrestricted support is generated from annual fundraising events in the golf community.

Ruling year info

2008

CEO, President

Betsy King

Vice President

Debbie Quesada

Main address

32531 N Scottsdale Rd Ste 105 Box 101

Scottsdale, AZ 85266 USA

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EIN

26-1753089

NTEE code info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (Q01)

International Relief (Q33)

International Development, Relief Services (Q30)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Globally, 844 million people struggle to survive each day without access to safe drinking water. Nearly half of the developing world —about 2.4 billion people — have inadequate access to proper sanitation or no access at all. Women and children are worst affected — children because they are more vulnerable to diseases of dirty water and women and girls because they often bear the burden of carrying water for their families for an estimated 200 million hours each day. Amazing progress has been made in making clean drinking water accessible to 2.6 billion people in developing countries from 1990 to 2015. Yet there are still many opportunities to multiply the benefits of clean water through improved sanitation and hygiene education. For the last ten years, Golf Fore Africa has been working with World Vision in impoverished areas to provide safe water, improved sanitation, and hygiene education so that illnesses decrease, health improves, and the burden on women and children is le

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?

Water For Zambia

Golf Fore Africa is currently working on bringing clean, fresh drinking water to over 200,000 people in rural Africa and is committed to helping end the global water crisis by 2030. We fund handpump wells and mechanized systems for health clinics and schools.

Population(s) Served
Families
Adults

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 volunteers

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

Adults

Related Program

Water For Zambia

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Golf Fore Africa uses volunteers to help run our charity events. They help prepare mailers and event materials. Work at fundraising events.

Number of people receiving safe drinking water from community systems

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

Ethnic and racial groups, Age groups, People of African descent, Health

Related Program

Water For Zambia

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.

Golf Fore Africa is working to bring clean water, sanitation, and hygiene training to 200,000 in Zambia Africa over a 3 year period. We are working with other NGO's to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal of every person on the planet having access to clean safe, sustainable water by 2030. We are drilling boreholes in rural villages, community and government schools and in health clinics. We are also funding larger mechanized water systems in health clinic and schools.

We are engaging the golf community through fundraisers, luncheons, peer to peer fundraising and social media. We raise funds and awareness through events to fund water projects with World Vision. We work together with World Vision Water to access need in communities and to promote community engagement model.

World Vision's Approach to Community Engagement for Sustainable Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Projects. ... The establishment of a robust water committee that fully owns and understands how to repair the WASH technology is the crucial way in which World Vision development workers engage within the community. We choose to partner with World Vision because after 20 years close to 80% of the wells are still working.

Golf Fore Africa has a proven track record of funding water projects with World Vision. We have funded over 350 hand pump wells and 55 mechanized water systems in Africa.

Golf Fore Africa is committed to help end the global water crisis by 2030. We are working in Zambia and Zimbabwe to bring safe clean water sanitation and hygiene training to villages, schools and healthclinics.

350 Wells Funded in Villages
51 Mechanized Water Systems in healthclinics and schools.
4 Baby Wash Systems at Healt clinics

Financials

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Operations

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

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Golf Fore Africa, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 9/8/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Chris Hardy

Golf Fore Africa

Term: 2018 - 2021


Board co-chair

Bill Raleigh

Robert Fink

Carol Petren

Wendy Posillico

Cheryl D'Anna

Aaron Stead

Patty Horn

Carolina Llano

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 ? 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 08/13/2021

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
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

We do not display disability information for organizations with fewer than 15 staff.

Equity strategies

Last updated: 10/10/2019

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • 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.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • 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 engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.