One City Ministries

aka One City Ministries   |   Lutz, FL   |  https://onecityministries.org/

Mission

IMPLEMENTING PRACTICES IN UGANDA TO ENHANCE SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION, SUSTAINABLE ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT AND LASTING SELF-SUFFICIENCY.

Ruling year info

2014

Co-Founder

Michael Gilbert

Co-Founder

Deb Gilbert

Main address

25344 Wesley Chapel Blvd #115

Lutz, FL 33559 USA

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EIN

26-2996455

NTEE code info

Agricultural Programs (K20)

Community Health Systems (E21)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

In short, One City Ministries is aiming to end poverty by creating self-sustaining programs that aid people to work for higher income, educate themselves and their families, and over decrease their dependence on handouts. Our overall goal is to educate and empower families to take control of their health and income.

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 Cart

Providing agricultural training is crucial to self-sustainability in rural Uganda. This program includes 6 weeks of training courses including how to grow, when to grow, what to grow, and how to turn crops into cash crops. At the end of the training the attendees are gifted a water cart making it bearable to gather more water in less time in rural Uganda.

Population(s) Served
Families

One City currently provides once-a-week medical clinics open to the public who are in need. Families come and see the medical staff for various ailments and are tested and treated. One city is in the process of planning a permanent medical center in 2019.

Population(s) Served
Families

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 jobs created and maintained

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We are happy that throughout the covid shutdowns in Uganda, we have maintained our entire staff.

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

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

Age groups, Ethnic and racial groups

Related Program

Medical Clinic

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We shifted our focus this year to covid relief. As the shutdown continued in Uganda, people in the villages could not get food. We provided food aid to the most desperate families.

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.

Our goal is to see people in our surrounding area lift themselves out of poverty. We also have a goal to decrease preventable diseases through prevention and education.

Our strategies include assessing the current immediate needs in our area. Over the past ten years we have observed what is needed and created programs to immediately address those issues. These programs include agricultural training which will educate subsistence farmers in ways that they can earn income from their crops as well as feeding their families. After each student completes the agricultural training, they are given a WaterCart to make their journey to safe water sources more efficient, giving them more time to tend their crops and care for their families. Africa TrAID is a fair-trade artist program where we partner with hundred of artists across East Africa who create unique pieces of art and then are sold in the USA. We have programs that provide pastoral training so the local church is strengthened and held accountable across the area. Other programs we have include the development of a renewable, safer-burning fuel alternative that will prevent women and children from getting emphysema and other smoke inhalation related issues from being in poorly ventilated kitchens. We have also been providing once-a-week medical clinics to meet the immediate health issues in the surrounding area. In 2019 we will begin building a permanent medical center that will offer medical care around the clock.

Our capabilities include a well-trained and highly qualified Ugandan staff that assists in running these programs. Our medical team runs the clinics, we have a trained agriculturalist teaching the agriculture classes, we have a full construction team including, electricians, welders and carpenters which help build the WaterCarts, we have a strong network of artists to supply the Africa TrAID program which is also self-funded. We also have over a decade of experience in the same area which allows us to continue to learn the needs of the area and address the issues that will continue to meet our goal of poverty eradication.

We have accomplished several successful programs that are sustainable within Uganda. We have hired qualified Ugandan staff and utilize materials that can be sourced from Uganda. This allows our programs to be sustainable within the country. The WaterCart/Agricultural training, the medical clinics, Africa TrAID, medical clinics and pastoral training are four successful programs that are consistently operating throughout the year. Programs that we continue to develop are the building of the medical center, the clean burning alternative fuel, coffee production, and a educational programs.

Financials

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Operations

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

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One City Ministries

Board of directors
as of 2/26/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Bill Hunnell

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 ? No
  • 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 08/15/2019

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
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person with 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: 08/15/2019

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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 use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • 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.