Shauna Rose Kaufman Foundation

art, equality, and education

DAGSBORO, DE   |  www.shaunrose.com

Mission

Promoting art, equality, and education. Promoting equality through poverty alleviation and disability programs.

Ruling year info

2011

President

Amy F Kaufman

Main address

31463 WINGATE RD

DAGSBORO, DE 19939 USA

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EIN

27-0654101

NTEE code info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (P12)

Deaf/Hearing Impaired Centers, Services (P87)

Cultural, Ethnic Awareness (A23)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

After the earthquake in Nepal, we took on projects that we are struggling to finance. School Lunch for All feeds 52 children school lunch for one year for $36 per year. Vibrations is a dance and sign language program for at risk girls who are deaf or hard or hearing. Cost is 36 per year for 43 girls. Sponsor ships of one elementary age boy, Gagan who is blind costs $30 per month. Sponsorship of a disabled girl who was recently fitted with a prosthetic leg, Sarita Tamang, costs $25 per month.

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?

School Lunch for All

providing school lunch to children in remote region of Nepal, who have no lunch.

Population(s) Served

Providing music and Braille classes to blind and visually impaired students

Population(s) Served

using dance and sign language to motivate deaf and hard of hearing girls in Nepal.

Population(s) Served

Providing art and music classes to students considered to be at high risk for trafficking

Population(s) Served

Food and school supplies for 100 Zambian orphans, many "double orphans" who have lost all their family due to AIDS pandemic.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Governor's council on Organ and Tissue Donor Awareness - Delaware 2011

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 students showing interest in topics related to STEM

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

No target populations selected

Related Program

Cultural Arts

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

STEM related activities include Makerspace and other Science and Math 24

Number of children who have knowledge of quantitative concepts, spatial relationships, and sequencing. Children show interest and the ability to apply measuring, categorizing, and sequencing in real-life situations.

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

No target populations selected

Related Program

Cultural Arts

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Math 24 is our program for quantitative reasoning. Tangrams exposes children in Nepal to spatial reasoning not ordinarily implemented through school programs. We reach 3000 students per month

Number of students per classroom during the reporting period

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

No target populations selected

Related Program

Cultural Arts

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

we reach schools in Nepal where the classrooms are too large and so specialized programming and staff assistance is greatly needed.

Number of teachers who report feeling prepared to address diverse student needs, including learning disabilities and limited English proficiency

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

No target populations selected

Related Program

Vibrations

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Special Programming for Teachers who work with children with learning disabilities

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 work in country of Nepal to meet needs not met by other organizations, nonprofits, or government programs. Our coordinator lives in country and volunteers for social service programs. WE work with schools fo improve education and resources. And we work with disability programs in schools, a blind program and a daef program. We have many more requests for programming but lack funds.

We work so hard that we have little time left for fundraising. Board members give their own money to fund projects but after 9 years, this is becoming more difficult.

Maintaining a U.S. Embassy grant is very time consuming as it requires weekly, monthly, quarterly and yearly reports.

We began by advocating for an Organ and Tissue donation awareness program and created a film that was distributed in schools across Maryland, Delaware, and Pennsylvania.
We have maintained a paid art teacher and program serving 1000 children a month for the past 7 years.
We are in the 3rd year of Visions, our music program for blind and visually impaired students in Nepal.
We are in the 2nd year of Vibrations, a dance and sign language program for 43 at risk girls who attend Nepal School for the Deaf.
We sponsor to children with disabilities so that they can attend school.
We have provided school lunch to one remote elementary school that we assisted after the April 2015 earthquake that devastated remote and rural areas of Nepal.
We provided, food , shelter in the form of tin roofing, cooking supplies, school supplies to over 2000 people in relief efforts in the months immediately following the earthquakes in April and May 2015.
There is much more.
We are grassroots and hands-on.

Financials

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Operations

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

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Shauna Rose Kaufman Foundation

Board of directors
as of 12/12/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Amy Kaufman


Board co-chair

Holly Shah

Michelle Moses

Ms. Moses Consulting

Ram Sahi

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? Yes
  • 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? 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 12/01/2019

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
Female
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 12/01/2019

Policies and practices developed in partnership with Equity in the Center, a project that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems within the social sector to increase racial equity. Learn more

Data
  • 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 employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • 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 seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • 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 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.