AGAPE ASIA FOUNDATION

Saving abandoned and vulnerable children in Asia

aka Chinese Agape Foundation   |   Chattanooga, TN   |  www.agapeasia.org

Mission

Our vision is a world in which all children have an opportunity for good physical care and education. Our mission is to provide physical care, medical care, and education for the millions of abandoned and impoverished children in Asia.

Ruling year info

2005

Executive Director

Dale Taylor

Main address

PO Box 4211

Chattanooga, TN 37405 USA

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EIN

30-0269354

NTEE code info

Foster Care (P32)

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

Health (General and Financing) (E80)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

There are more than 60 million abandoned and vulnerable children in Asia; and, more than 500,000 children are born each year in Asia with birth defects. We are in service to address those groups of children in need.

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?

China Mission

Support operation of orphanages, foster care programs, and medical care in China.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Provide orphan and medical care for abandoned and impoverished children in Nepal.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Providing orphan care and medical care for abandoned and vulnerable children in Mongolia.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Providing family based orphan care for abandoned and vulnerable children in Myanmar.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

We provide care foe abandoned and vulnerable children, dig water wells, and ensure medical car and education for children.

Population(s) Served
Family relationships

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 students enrolled

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

Children and youth

Related Program

China Mission

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

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.

We seek to save abandoned and vulnerable children and those with life threatening medical conditions in Asia.

We provide family-based foster care, education and medical care in countries where we are able to establish operations; currently we are in China, India, Mongolia, Myanmar, and Nepal.

We have seven child care facilities, 10 regional foster care programs, more than 50 staff members, and work with nearly two dozen foreign and US hospitals to provide services.

Since we began operations in 1997, we have provided more than 2,500 children with a safe, nurturing home and education; provided more than 500 cleft palate surgeries; and, provided more than 150 Congenital Heart Disease surgeries.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    We serve children, families and leaders in Asia.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Community meetings/Town halls,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We heard from children and families in China that the government is able to provide some children in poverty with the same services that we offer, but not other. Based on this feedback, we are shifting the services we provide to not overlap with the government but to more fully address what is needed.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board, Our funders,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    It strengthens the relationship as the people we serve realize they have a voice and are not simply passive recipients of our services.

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We act on the feedback we receive,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time, It is difficult to identify actionable feedback,

Financials

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Operations

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

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AGAPE ASIA FOUNDATION

Board of directors
as of 02/22/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Steve Shaner

No Affiliation

Term: 2021 -

John Dourjalian

Graham Sweeney

Christy Hesslen

David Jenkins

Jeff Robertson

Steve Shaner

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • 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

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/12/2021

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

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 11/12/2021

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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 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.