Clean the World Foundation, Inc.

Improving health. Transforming lives.

aka Clean the World   |   Orlando, FL   |  www.cleantheworldfoundation.org

Mission

Clean the World Foundation is a global health organization committed to improving the quality of life for vulnerable populations around the world. Currently, 3,600 children under the age of five die every day due to preventable hygiene-related illnesses. Our goal is to eradicate these deaths by providing sustainable resources, programming, and education focused on water, sanitation, and hygiene for all those affected by poverty, homelessness, and humanitarian or natural crises.

Ruling year info

2009

Principal Officer

Mr. Samuel Stephens

Main address

2544 E Landstreet Rd Suite 600

Orlando, FL 32824 USA

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EIN

26-4212487

NTEE code info

Emergency Assistance (Food, Clothing, Cash) (P60)

Disaster Preparedness and Relief Services (M20)

Recycling (C27)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

WASH-related illnesses remain some of the leading causes of death for children around the world. Over 800 million people lack access to clean drinking water, and over half of all people in developing countries lack access to handwashing -- even though these resources are the most effective ways to prevent the leading causes of death.

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?

WASH Microfinancing

Research indicates that income-generating activities are key motivators for sustainable hygiene promotion in global communities that lack soap and hygiene resources. Micro-Lending provides financing for individual soap makers to meet urgent demand in underdeveloped communities with little or no access to soap. As loans are repaid, the banked funds supply new soap making micro-loans. Micro-lending is the start of a virtuous economic cycle in areas of extreme poverty, and these new markets for soap help to prevent disease in communities that need it most. Micro-Enterprises introduce an income generating hygiene promotion & sales opportunity to increase access to soap and hygiene products in communities at-risk or suffering from hygiene related diseases. These projects are provided start-up financing and training to create market demand that improves levels of community cleanliness, and reduces barriers to good household health & hygiene.

Population(s) Served

Our WASH Education Programs provide supplies and training to schools, maternal health centers, and community clinics to help them provide resources and education on water, sanitation, and hygiene to children and families without access otherwise. We currently operate WASH education programs and partnerships in several countries, including Uganda, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Kenya, Mexico, the Philippines, India, Tanzania, Malawi.

Population(s) Served

When natural disasters and humanitarian crises strike, we respond by making sure people have access to water, sanitation, and hygiene supplies to help mitigate the damage to public health. When people are displaced or living in shelters or refugee camps, it is easier for germs and diseases to spread from person to person. After an emergency, we assess the need and work to respond quickly to provide ongoing relief to families in their hour of need. We do this by distributing lifesaving supplies to those who have been affected. We have distributed millions of relief supplies to areas affected by natural disasters, including places like Haiti and the Caribbean, the United States, Nepal, Ecuador, the Philippines, and many more. We have responded to refugee crises in places like Syria, South Sudan, Kenya, Ethiopia, Armenia, and the Ivory Coast. And we’ve also responded to public health crises, such as the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone and Liberia, as well as Cholera outbreaks in Malawi, Haiti, and beyond. Our goal is to make sure that everyone has adequate water, sanitation, and hygiene supplies to prevent the spread of disease so that they can work to recover and get back on their feet.

Population(s) Served

Homeless populations are among those most at risk for developing hygiene related illnesses in North America. Daily hygiene habits play a critical role in not only keeping them clean but also preventing the spread of disease from person to person. Many homeless people can go days, weeks, and even months without a shower, because they can’t get basic hygiene supplies like soap and have no access to running water. At Clean the World Foundation, we believe everyone deserves to feel the basic comfort and dignity of cleanliness. That’s why we partnered with Las Vegas Sands and launched the Fresh Start Mobile Showers to address the hygiene needs of the homeless in Las Vegas. However, we don’t just provide a shower, we also help connect them with homeless service organizations that can help them get a “Fresh Start.” The unit serves as an entry point for the homeless, to help connect them to critical resources that will put them on the path to self-sufficiency. Our service partners include The City of Las Vegas, Nevada Homeless Alliance, and Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth, and many others. Through these partnerships, they can access emergency shelter, clothes, in addition to case management services like housing help, mental health services, and job placement assistance.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Awards

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 health/hygiene product and/or tools of care (mosquito nets, soap, etc.) administered

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

No target populations selected

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

In 2019, we distributed 8,576,220 bars of recycled soap from our distribution centers to reach vulnerable populations that don't have access to the supplies locally.

Number of youth who demonstrate that their school attendance has improved

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

No target populations selected

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

In Kenya, children in our WASH in Schools Program demonstrate, on average, a 45% increase in school attendance. In Tanzania, kids report a 39% increase. In India, kids have reported a 67% increase.

Number of clients served

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

No target populations selected

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Through our programs and partnerships, 2.4 million people are served with humanitarian aid and/or ongoing WASH promotion programming.

Number of independent organizations served

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

No target populations selected

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We provided support through WASH supports and/or program guidance to 75 nonprofit organizations around the world.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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

We work to prevent the leading causes of death by getting sustainable access to water, sanitation, and hygiene resources, supplies, infrastructure, and education to communities and populations who are most vulnerable. Our goal is to establish a long-term impact that can be sustained by the local population for generations to come.

We cover both development and humanitarian contexts. In humanitarian contexts, we ensure populations in crisis -- including disaster victims and refugees -- have emergency access to the WASH supplies they need to stay healthy. In development contexts, we provide locally-led infrastructure development, then design education programs that meet the needs of the local population to help ensure they understand the need for WASH and how to incorporate it into their daily lives. We then start WASH-related businesses to provide ongoing supplies when they are not presently available.

We have robust partnerships with leading global health organizations, including UNHCR, Feeding America, Global Medic, Children International, and many others. We are also one of just a few dozen organizations to serve on the UN Global WASH Cluster, giving us a voice in leading the UN global WASH activities. Finally, we have a group of experienced staff members and board members with deep expertise in the global health, humanitarian, international development, and WASH sectors.

We have been effective at creating programs that lead to significant, sustainable progress in decreasing hygiene-related illnesses and improving school attendance. In addition, our broad slate of programs and partnerships are evaluated constantly, with impact reports compiled for all operations at least every 90 days. In our WASH Education program in India, we saw a 97% reduction in diarrheal diseases and over 80% of students were washing hands at the appropriate times without being prompted. Overall, the number of children dying from wash-related illnesses has decreased from 5,000 in 2009 to 3,600 - and we are thrilled to be contributing to that decrease. Currently, we are looking forward to expanding these programs into new geographic areas, particularly in underserved regions. We are also looking to expand our US-based programs, to fulfill our mission of helping people in our own backyards. We hope to start a new Mobile Hygiene Unit in Orlando to run alongside the one in Vegas. Finally, we want to increase our microlending and micro-enterprise initiatives to ensure there is ongoing access to soap, through sustainable jobs, in local communities globally.

Financials

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Operations

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

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Clean the World Foundation, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 4/21/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Shawn Seipler

Clean the World Ventures

Laura Schwartz

Professional Speaker, Television Commentator and Author

Shawn Seipler

Founder/CEO, Clean the World

Ron Reese

Senior VP, Sands Corporation

Nicky Rudd

Vice President, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management

Samuel Stephens

Clean the World Foundation

David Simnick

CEO/Co-Founder, SoapBox

Christian Stuart

VP, Caesar's Entertainment

Ernie Rosenberg

Former CEO, American Cleaning Institute

Vanessa Tobin

Former Global Head of WASH, UNICEF

Sandy Romoser

President & COO, Guest Worldwide

Bill Duncan

Global Head of All Suites & Focused Service Brands, Hilton Worldwide

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