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PROJECT MANANA

Working Together Today For An Eternal Tomorrow™

aka PROJECT MANANA INTERNATIONAL   |   Simi Valley, CA   |  http://ProjectManana.org

Mission

We exist to share the gospel and break the cycle of poverty by investing in impoverished children, their families and communities through clean water, nutrition, education, and discipling projects.

Ruling year info

2010

President

Brian Berman

Executive Director

Nebraska Berman

Main address

4212 E Los Angeles Ave Suite 3130

Simi Valley, CA 93063 USA

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EIN

27-3512516

Cause area (NTEE code) info

International Health Development (Q39)

International Educational Development (Q34)

Christian (X20)

IRS filing requirement

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

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

As a developing third-world nation, the Dominican Republic battles several issues stemming from poverty, lack of education, and general disorganization. Some of the country's primary issues include, but are not limited to: Lack of employment, teen pregnancy, drug/alcohol addiction, and crime. Since its founding, Project Mañana is working to directly combat these negative societal issues through several Projects.

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?

Nutrition Project

This project provides a nutritious meal, clean drinking water, and vitamin supplement to impoverished children (under the age of 18).

Population(s) Served
Children and youth (0-19 years)

This project provides a high-quality, private education to impoverished children.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth (0-19 years)

This project provides water purification systems to impoverished communities.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people
Adults

Project Mañana believes that prison should be a place of rehabilitation. Changing an inmate's heart is the first step in creating a productive and rehabilitated member of society. This project provides prison inmates with a first-hand experience of God's love through discipleship workshops.

Project Mañana's team of expert chaplains have created the Institute For Authentic Manhood™; which offers courses designed to change an inmate's behavior by changing their heart through a relationship with Jesus Christ.

Population(s) Served
Incarcerated people and formerly incarcerated people

The Timothy Project seeks to: Share the Gospel (Matthew 28:16-20), Empower Leaders Through Discipleship (2 Timothy 2), Plant Churches (Acts 1:8, 13:1-3, 14:21-23), Provide For The Needy (Acts 4:32-35), Create Jobs & Offer Employment (Proverbs 14:23)

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth (0-19 years)

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Christian Alliance For Orphans (CAFO) 2018

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 people no longer living in unsafe or substandard housing as a result of the nonprofit's efforts

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

Families

Related Program

Timothy Project

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Includes employees (and their families) of Project Mañana (all of whom receive a fair wage to afford safe housing) AND impoverished families who have received home renovations by Project Mañana.

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

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

Children and youth (0-19 years),People of Latin American descent,Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people

Related Program

Nutrition Project

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Average number of children receiving a daily nutritious meal through Project Mañana.

Hours of expertise provided

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

Children and youth (0-19 years),Adults,Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people

Related Program

Timothy Project

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Total number of expert hours provided by people volunteering with Project Mañana.

Number of participants engaged in programs

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

Males,Adults,Incarcerated people and formerly incarcerated people

Related Program

Prison Project

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Total number of graduates from Project Mañana's Institute for Authentic Manhood/Womanhood.

Number of organizational partners

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

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Organizations, churches, and business who faithfully contribute to Project Mañana.

Number of youth who have a positive adult role model

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

Children and youth (0-19 years),At-risk youth,Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people

Related Program

Timothy Project

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Total number of youth that have a regular interaction with Project Mañana staff/mentors/volunteers as a positive role model.

Number of youth who consider the implications of their actions on others, their community, and the environment

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

Children and youth (0-19 years),At-risk youth,Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people

Related Program

Timothy Project

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Total number of youth that have a regular interaction with Project Mañana staff/mentors/volunteers and understand the implications of their actions.

Number of youth who volunteer/participate in community service

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

Children and youth (0-19 years),At-risk youth,Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people

Related Program

Nutrition Project

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

All children who are registered in Project Mañana's Nutrition Project are required to provide volunteer community service at the Nutrition Center and in their community.

Number of people receiving safe drinking water from community systems

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

Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people

Related Program

Clean Water Project

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Number of people who were given direct access to clean drinking water through the use of point-of-use water filters provided by Project Mañana's Clean Water Project. (Assumes household size of 6 ppl.)

Number of gallons of clean drinking water provided by Project Mañana's Clean Water Project.

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

Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people

Related Program

Clean Water Project

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Number of gallons (annually) of clean drinking water provided through the use of point-of-use water filters provided by Project Mañana's Clean Water Project. (Assumes collective total since 2013)

Number of children enrolled at Project Mañana's private school.

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

Children and youth (0-19 years),Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people

Related Program

Education Project

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Total number of children enrolled at the end of the calendar year.

Number of nutritious meals provided to impoverished children.

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

Children and youth (0-19 years),Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people

Related Program

Nutrition Project

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Number of nutritious meals provided to impoverished children through Project Mañana's Nutrition Center. One meals is provided to each child per day, 5 days per week.

Average number of service recipients per month

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

Children and youth (0-19 years),People of Latin American descent,Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people

Related Program

Nutrition Project

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Average number of children receiving a daily nutritious meal through Project Mañana.

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?

Short Term:<br/>Provide for the immediate and basic nutritional and educational needs of impoverished children in the Dominican Republic.<br/><br/>Long Term:<br/>Establish vocational training and higher-education programs to help eliminate the cycle of poverty.

Project Mañana seeks to achieve it's goals through charitable donations and child sponsorship, which unites children in need with individual sponsors who wish to address the children's immediate and basic needs. Sponsorship gives poor children the tools and opportunities necessary for success by providing benefits and supporting programs for each child - primarily in the areas of nutrition and education.

Project Mañana's team is comprised of professionals trained in the area of international ministry and relief programs. Collectively the team has more than 20 years of experience. Additionally, Project Mañana has diversified its program offerings to allow for the greatest impact. Nutrition centers throughout the Dominican Republic offer immediate aid and meet the most basic needs of impoverished children. Project Mañana's private school provides mental development with an education that is far superior to that offered in the public school system of the Dominican Republic.

Nutrition: Progress is measured by the overall health and wellness of each child.<br/>Education: Progress is measured by standardized test scores and quarterly report cards.

Project Mañana has grown from serving 34 families when it opened its doors in September 2010 to serving 330+ families as of December 2018 through its nutrition, clean water, and education projects. Nutrition Project - in 2018, Project Mañana provided an average of 265 impoverished children with a nutritious meal, five days per week. Education Project - for the 2017/2018 school year, Project Mañana provided an education to 116 students (Grades Pre-K through 5th); for the 2018/2019 school year, Project Mañana provided an education to 111 students (Grades Pre-K through 5th). Clean Water Project - In 2018, Project Mañana's cumulative total of clean water filters distributed reached 600; providing a total of 32.8 million gallons of clean water annually to extremely impoverished families. Prison Project - in 2018, Project Mañana's Institute for Authentic Manhood/Womanhood (TM) graduated 955 people (inmates, prison staff, and government officials). Of the inmate graduates, many made the decision to receive Jesus Christ as their savior and were baptized by project mañana inside the prison. Project Mañana serves in 13 men's and 2 women's prisons in the Dominican Republic. Timothy Project - in 2018, the evangelical church that Project Mañana launched in 2015 continues to thrive. Additionally, the Timothy Project provided benevolent gifts to impoverished people for medical services, school scholarships, groceries, and more.

Financials

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Operations

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

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PROJECT MANANA

Board of directors
as of 9/18/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Daniel McSwain


Board co-chair

Brian Berman

Project Mañana

Term: 2010 -

Paul Tucker

Dennis Bogard

Trent Peyton

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

GuideStar worked with BoardSource, the national leader in nonprofit board leadership and governance, to create this section.

  • 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 09/18/2020

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
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Hispanic/Latino/Latina/Latinx
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 09/18/2020

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 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 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 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.

Keywords

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