Philanthropy, Voluntarism, and Grantmaking

EFFORTZ FOUNDATION INC

Providing an Education for Tanzania's Children

aka EfforTZ Foundation   |   East Falmouth, MA   |  www.effortz4kidz.org

Mission

EfforTZ Foundation's mission is to provide a quality education to orphaned boys, disadvantaged Maasai girls, and other impoverished children in Tanzania so that they may reach their full potential as adults and contribute to the betterment of their communities and their country. We also strive to improve the learning environment in the public primary schools by providing them with the necessary resources to provide a higher quality of education to their students by providing educational aids and school supplies.

Ruling year info

2010

Volunteer President

Mary Dupont

Main address

447 Davisville Rd

East Falmouth, MA 02536 USA

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EIN

27-2860089

Cause area (NTEE code) info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (T12)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Ability to find additional sources of revenue in order to continue saving Maasai girls from forced marriages through educational scholarships.

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?

EfforTZ Scholarship Program

We strive to advance the educational opportunities of impoverished children by providing scholarships to attend pre-secondary, and secondary schools as well as vocational schools, community colleges, and other institutions of higher learning. Our scholarships cover tuition as well as the costs of medical care, clothing, school transportation and, where necessary,  room and board. Two of our more significant target populations for these scholarships are orphaned and abandoned boys and educationally deprived Maasai girls.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth (0-19 years)
Indigenous people
Budget
$60,000

Teaching children a second language
requires a special set of skills that few
Tanzanian teachers have.

Our volunteer educators work in the
public primary schools providing
enrichment activities to stimulate the
students desire to learn and to give the
teachers learning friendly methods of
instruction.

Population(s) Served
At-risk youth
Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people
Budget
$10,000

To be successful in school, students need
books and materials. Yet there are almost
none available to students in Tanzania.

The EfforTZ School Supplies program provides Tanzanian educational institutions with on-site English book libraries and its students with school supplies which it obtains through in-kind donations.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people
Indigenous people
Budget
$1,000

EfforTZ has some orphaned and abandoned male scholarship students that do not have a home to go to during school recesses. EfforTZ provides that home with both a day-to-day caretaker as well as an academic and personal development aide as well.

Population(s) Served
Homeless people
Budget
$10,000

Where we work

Awards

Great Non Profit 2013

Great Non Profits

Great Non Profit 2012

Great Non Profits

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 program participants who receive a secondary school diploma or GED

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

Adolescents (13-19 years),People of African descent,At-risk youth

Related Program

EfforTZ Scholarship Program

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

100% of our secondary school scholarship students successfully completed their "O" level secondary school requirements and have moved on to their "A" levels, teacher's and/or community college.

Number of entrance scholarships and awards and exit scholarships

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

Adolescents (13-19 years),People of African descent,At-risk youth

Related Program

EfforTZ Scholarship Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

100% of our primary and pre-secondary scholarship students successfully gained admission to secondary school in a country where only approximately 40% of students gain admission to secondary school.

Average financial aid award per FTE student

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

Adolescents (13-19 years),People of African descent,At-risk youth

Related Program

EfforTZ Scholarship Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Our scholarships cover 100% of students tuition, room and board, textbooks, school supplies and personal necessities required to live and perform successfully at their private and now public schools.

Number of graduates enrolled in higher learning, university, or technical/vocational training

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

Adolescents (13-19 years),People of African descent,At-risk youth

Related Program

EfforTZ Scholarship Program

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Students enrolled in "A' level secondary school, university, community college, and/or vocational training.

Charting impact

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

To increase the Maasai girls receiving scholarships by 4 a year.<br/>To continue to distribute 2,000 pens, 2,000 pencils and sharpeners, and 1,500 exercise books every year to the poorest Arusha primary schools.

Increase the financial support of our existing donors.<br/>Expand our donor base.<br/>Solicit grants.<br/>Improve our Maasai scholarship initial student evaluation program.

Non-profit marketing expertise on the board to identify and apply for appropriate grants.<br/>Educators on the board to help improve Maasai girls selection procedures.<br/>Maasai director on our board willing to manage our relationship with the Maasai community, village elders, parents and students.<br/>CPA's on the board to guide organization to obtain financial statements.<br/>Committed contractor to executing our Tanzanian operations effectively.

Submission of at least 2 grant requests.<br/>Addition of an admissions exam at pre-secondary school to determine viability of Maasai girls for scholarship awards.<br/>Addition of a pre-qualifying test for potential Maasai girls prior to admissions exam at pre-secondary school.

Have saved 5 Maasai girls from forced child marriages in each of the past five years.<br/>Have had a 200% increase in giving at the $1,000 to $2,400 level since 2012.<br/>Received two grants to help cover the school supply shipping costs.<br/>Received two grants to cover scholarship costs for post-"O" level secondary school.

Financials

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Operations

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

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EFFORTZ FOUNDATION INC

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

Ms. Mary Dupont

KPMG LLP Retired

Term: 2010 - 2019

Mary Dupont

KPMG LLP Retired

Robert Decelles

KPMG LLP Retired

Bebe Dudley

Sheryl Seyfert

Dennis Conry

Conry Law

Katherine Decelles

City Year

Isaya Oleporuo

Full-Time Student

Fred Dudley

Pamela Clapp-Hinkle

Falmouth Academy

Gregory Hinkle

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals

Nguvu Lukumay

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 ? 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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 04/21/2020

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

Keywords

Educating Tanzania's orphans, Maasai girls, and impoverished children