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Friends of the Environment Inc

Delray Beach, FL   |  https://www.friendsoftheenvironment.org

Mission

Friends of the Environment Inc. supports the work of community organisations in Abaco, The Bahamas, with a focus on education, conservation, and research facilitation.

Ruling year info

2007

Executive Director

Ms Charlotte Boyce

Deputy Director

Olivia Patterson-Maura MA

Main address

301 West Atlantic Avenue Suite 0-5

Delray Beach, FL 33444 USA

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EIN

35-2283352

NTEE code info

Natural Resource Conservation and Protection (C30)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

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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?

Environmental Education, Conservation and Research Facilitation

Friends of the Environment, Inc. is a non profit organization that supports the work of community organizations in Abaco, The Bahamas, with a focus on education, conservation, and research facilitation. The work that Friends of the Environment, Inc. supports includes partnering with all public and private schools in Abaco, which has resulted in over 23,000 environmental education experiences provided for local youths, with emphasis on coral reefs, mangroves, pine forests, Bahamian biodiversity and climate change. Our support has also facilitated the restoration of 180 acres of mangrove wetland, the removal of over 10,000 invasive lionfish from waters around Abaco, and ongoing outreach and awareness of sustainable fishing practices and protected areas (marine and terrestrial). In response to Hurricane Dorian and COVID-19 we recognize the need for support in the many areas of environmental recovery, restoration and rebuild efforts.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Adults

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
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

2019 outreach was from January - August as Abaco was hit by Hurricane Dorian in September. 2020 numbers were impacted significantly by Hurricane Dorian and COVID 19.

Total number of fields trips

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Environmental Education, Conservation and Research Facilitation

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

2023 was an exciting year, including increased participation from schools and the opening of the Friends of the Environment Learning Centre in May.

Number of students educated through field trips

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Environmental Education, Conservation and Research Facilitation

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Field trips include ecosystem based school programs, Bahamas Awareness of Mangroves program, summer camp, and visiting school groups.

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.

FRIENDS is working to preserve the environment of Abaco, The Bahamas through education, conservation, and research facilitation. Our vision is that Abaco is an island community that is living sustainably and proud to be stewards of our rich biodiversity. A healthy environment and strong connections between that environment and the community are integral to health and wellness, protection of our islands, and economic stability.

FRIENDS primary approach to conservation and sustainability is through supporting environmental education. We support programs that empower local Bahamians to enact positive change in their communities. FRIENDS also highly values partnerships, seeking to make the best use of available resources for optimum results.

The members of FRIENDS Inc. board have deep connections to Abaco's community and are committed to supporting varied experiences that covers research, education, business, hospitality, and development.

Friends of the Environment, Inc. is a non profit organization that supports the work of community organizations in Abaco, The Bahamas, with a focus on education, conservation, and research facilitation. The work that Friends of the Environment, Inc. supports includes partnering with all public and private schools in Abaco, which has resulted over 23,000 environmental education experiences provided for local youths, with emphasis on coral reefs, mangroves, pine forests, Bahamian biodiversity and climate change. Our support has also facilitated the restoration of 180 acres of mangrove wetland, the removal of over 10,000 invasive lionfish from waters around Abaco, and ongoing outreach and awareness of sustainable fishing practices and protected areas (marine and terrestrial). In response to Hurricane Dorian and COVID-19 we recognize the need for support in the many areas of environmental recovery, restoration and rebuild efforts.

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 demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, 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 understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

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

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, 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

Financials

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Operations

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

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Friends of the Environment Inc

Board of directors
as of 03/13/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Cha Boyce

FRIENDS OF THE ENVIRONMENT, INC

Term: 2020 -


Board co-chair

Lindsey McCoy

Plaine Products

Term: 2020 -

ALY BOYCE

Friends of the Environment

Michael Albury

Friends of the Environment

Kristin Williams

Open Land Trust

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
  • 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 2/16/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/16/2023

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Policies and processes
  • 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.