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Greater Fox Cities Area Habitat for Humanity

Transforming Communities. Improving Lives.

aka Fox Cities Habitat for Humanity   |   Menasha, WI   |  https://www.foxcitieshabitat.org

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Mission

Seeking to put God's love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.

Ruling year info

1987

President & CEO

Mr. John Weyenberg

Chief Operating Officer

Amy Ristow

Main address

921 Midway Rd

Menasha, WI 54952 USA

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Formerly known as

Neenah-Menasha Habitat for Humanity

EIN

39-1742974

NTEE code info

Housing Development, Construction, Management (L20)

Christian (X20)

Thrift Shops (P29)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Habitat for Humanity knows that a decent, affordable place to live can create a situation where homeowners save more, invest in education, pursue opportunity and have more financial stability. Families are considered cost-burdened when they pay more than 30 percent of their income for housing. That cost burden makes it difficult to afford necessities such as food, transportation, education and medical care. Affordable home ownership provides stability and builds equity for families, helping them rise out of poverty. In Wisconsin, one in 10 households spend half or more of their income on housing.

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?

Almost Home Program

The Almost Home program provides case management and holistic support for families working toward home ownership and Habitat homeowners at risk of becoming delinquent on their mortgages. Individual and family needs are assessed to establish financial, vocational, educational and other goals. Almost Home helps participants monitor their progress and guides them to resources to help them meet their goals.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

Prospective Habitat homebuyers must demonstrate a need for safe, decent and affordable housing, be able and willing to pay for an affordable mortgage, and be willing to partner with Habitat by investing "sweat equity" into their home. In addition to working side-by-side with volunteers through the construction of their homes, partner families complete courses in financial literacy, home maintenance, how to be a good neighbor, and a wide range of other courses to set the um to be successful homeowners.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

The Home Repair program provides reputable and affordable home repair solutions to low-income homeowners so that the family's health, safety and well0being is enhanced. These services may also alleviate serious safety risks and code violations.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

Habitat for Humanity ReStores are nonprofit home improvement stores and donation centers that sell new and gently used furniture, appliances, home accessories, building materials and more to the public at a fraction of the retail price. Proudly owned and operated by Habitat for Humanity, Habitat ReStores provide funding to the Fox Cities Habitat for Humanity mission, offer affordable home improvement items to the general public, and diver waste from landfills.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Focused efforts on targeted vulnerable neighborhoods to improve the quality of life for all residents through home improvement projects, improved public spaces and active resident engagement.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Habitat for Humanity Affiliate of Distinction 2016

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

Social and economic status

Related Program

Almost Home Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This is the number of families working with our Almost Home program who are living in our transitional rental properties. The number represents the total number of people living in the rental units.

Number of people no longer living in unaffordable, overcrowded housing as a result of the nonprofit's efforts

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

Age groups, Ethnic and racial groups, Social and economic status

Related Program

Homebuyer Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

This represents the people served through our homebuyer program - those who have purchased new or rehabbed homes at a 0% interest mortgage thorug us.

Number of personal development plans in place

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

Social and economic status

Related Program

Almost Home Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This represents the clients being served through our Almost Home program.

Number of children served

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

Age groups, Social and economic status

Related Program

Rock the Block/Neighborhood Revitalization

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This represents the children served through our Homebuyer, Home Repair and Rock the Block programs.

Number of houses built

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

Social and economic status

Related Program

Homebuyer Program

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

This represents homes newly constructed or rehabbed as part of our homebuyer program.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn more about Sustainable Development Goals.

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

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

Habitat's goals include:
SERVE over 2,000 annually people through our housing solutions.
ENGAGE over 10,000 people through volunteer and financial support.
IMPACT over 250,000 people through housing solutions, donor and volunteer engagement, ReStore retail and donation centers, and neighborhood revitalization programs.

Our strategies include:

(1) Expanding our range of housing solutions by:
providing housing solutions to maintain neighborhoods; enhancing education opportunities; researching and identifying opportunities to expand the Almost Home Rental program; and exploring opportunities to serve those about our income guidelines but are unable to qualify for a conventional mortgage.

(2) Transforming neighborhoods by:
increasing the number of communities served; collaboratively expanding services offered to Rock the Block communities; exploring opportunities to include internal repairs during Rock the Block; and identifying ways to provide services to Rock the Block communities previously served.

Our leadership and staff are experienced with long tenure with the organization. Many of the leadership team serve in leadership roles with other organizations and coalitions locally, regionally and nationally.

We live in a very philanthropic and vibrant community who provides significant financial and volunteer support.

Current programming consists of our Homebuyer Program, Almost Home & Rental Program, Neighborhood Revitalization, and our Restore. We prepare families to eventually become homebuyers through the Almost Home program, connecting low-income individuals and families with case management and resources that equips them with the tools they need to become successful renters and eventually home buyers. Through our Home Repair and Rock the Block, we provide low-income homeowners with affordable home repair options to make their homes safer and more energy efficient. The Home Repair program helps with internal home repairs, while Rock the Block focuses on external home repairs that improve neighborhoods. Finally, Fox Cities Habitat works to ensure that individuals in our community have a place they can purchase affordable items to make simple home repairs or furnish their homes on a budget. Our ReStore provides a place for individuals and corporations to donate new or good-condition-used furniture, home and garden supplies, and hardware. The donated goods are given a second life, contributing to a greener planet. The ReStore sells the donated items at an affordable price and use the proceeds to support funding all Habitat programs.  

 Recent Federal grants have allowed us to expand our Lead Safe Home Program, help more Veteran homeowners with home repair projects, and complete more repairs. We have applied for American Rescue Plan Federal funding at both the city and county level and if granted, will be able to greatly expand our Homebuyer Program in the coming years. 2023 marks 30 years of helping families find affordable housing in the Fox Cities. We are proud of this work and all the families, sponsors, donors, and volunteers that made it possible.  

 

 

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 identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, 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 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 take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection

Financials

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Operations

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

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Greater Fox Cities Area Habitat for Humanity

Board of directors
as of 07/10/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Kathi Seifert

Katapult, LLC

Term: 2024 - 2022


Board co-chair

TJ Minnehan

Bank of Kaukauna

Term: 2022 - 2024

Mike Kalinowski

Kimberly Clark Corporation

Mike Weller

Miller Electric

Amy Sabourin

J.J. Keller & Associates, Inc.

Kathi Seifert

Katapult

Charlie Goff

NEW Capital Management

Rayon Brown

Fox Valley Technical College

TJ Minnehan

Bank of Kaukauna

Rob Underhill

Kimberly Clark Corporation

Dave Van Lieshout

Van Lieshout Law Office

Sabrina Robbins

Abaxent

Jackie Weber

Retired, Thrivent

Gina Glover

Gina Connects, LLC

James Williams

US Venture

Mary Lorson

Community First Credit Union

Kevin Beauchamp

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Sheng Lee Yang

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Stacy Bartlett

JJ Keller

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 ? 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 2/7/2023

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
Male

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/07/2023

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

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 disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
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.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.