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PROJECT FINE INC

Focus on Integrating Newcomers through Education

Winona, MN   |  www.projectfine.org

Mission

TO STRENGTHEN AND ENRICH OUR COMMUNITY BY FACILITATING THE INTEGRATION OF PEOPLE WHO ARE ETHNICALLY DIVERSE

Ruling year info

1997

Executive Director

Fatima Said

Main address

202 W 3RD St

Winona, MN 55987 USA

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EIN

41-1883675

NTEE code info

Ethnic/Immigrant Services (P84)

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

Cultural, Ethnic Awareness (A23)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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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?

Advocacy & Information Referrals

Assist newcomers as they seek to become self-sufficient and contributing members of the community, Project FINE connects families to social and government services and helps them in their interactions with schools, healthcare, law enforcement, housing and food assistance providers.

Population(s) Served
Ethnic and racial groups
Immigrants and migrants
Economically disadvantaged people
Families
Age groups

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.

Hours of tutoring administered

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

Parents, Children and youth

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

During 2020, we began offering tutoring to students and parents transitioning to online learning. In 2023, this program transitioned to provide tutoring for families with children age 0-5.

Number of children served

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

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of referrals to resources offered

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

Advocacy & Information Referrals

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Advocacy & Information Referral Services connect refugees and immigrants to existing services and resources in our community.

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.

In 2022, we:
-Served over 3,500 newcomers through our educational programs
-Provided 6,203 hours of Advocacy & Information Referral Services
-562 hours of continuing education completed by staff
-805 individuals participated in diversity training
-6 scholarships awarded to high school seniors
-Engaged 1,350individuals through the Welcoming Table program
-Provided 4,466 hours of interpreting and translation services
-Over 600 people participated in Welcoming Week activities

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.
  • 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

  • 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

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

Financials

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Operations

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

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PROJECT FINE INC

Board of directors
as of 01/19/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Dan Matejka

City of Goodview

Term: 2021 - 2026

Jeff Apse

St. Charles Public Schools

Tim Biren

St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church

Annette Freiheit

Winona Area Public Schools

Sammy Gondola

Pleasant Valley Church

Thomas Krause

Southern MN Regional Legal Services

Cecilia Manrique

Dan Matejka

City of Goodview

Nicole Messenger

Merchants Bank

Pat Mutter

Visit Winona

Jack Richter

WNB Financial

Andy Teska

Winona Area Ambulance Service

Dale Hinckley

Hinckley Holsteins

Josh Harrison

Knitcraft Corporation

Heather Bach

Dr. Scott Olson

Winona State University

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 1/20/2023

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

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/03/2021

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 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 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 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 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.