OPEN HAND MINISTRIES INC

Writing a New Chapter of Black History in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PA   |  http://www.openhandpgh.org

Mission

Our purpose: to promote economic justice in Pittsburgh’s East End through our Family Development Program and Construction Services. Our vision: Pittsburgh's lower income (and yes, primarily black) families benefit from the same economic advancement and independence resulting from the rapid development of their neighborhoods that those whose ability to own a home and accumulate wealth hasn't been blocked by institutional/systemic racism. As our neighborhoods thrive, we see all families living in the neighborhood thrive.

Ruling year info

2011

Executive Director

Wayne F Younger

Main address

616 N. Highland Ave.

Pittsburgh, PA 15206 USA

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EIN

41-2264760

NTEE code info

(Christian) (X20)

Community, Neighborhood Development, Improvement (S20)

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?

Open Hand Ministries Family TeamWorks

Relationships are the essence of Open Hand Ministries (OHM). Our goals are 1) to create a tangible, caring, and responsive presence in the lives of our families as they progress on their journey toward increased financial well-being and 2) to create community that transcends socio-economic boundaries, racial lines, and cultural differences. This hard work is done through a supportive community of practice.
We partner with like-hearted organizations and individuals in order to create, with our families, a supportive social network to overcome past injustices and create a future unlike the past.
We provide free 1:1 financial counseling, money management workshops and engage volunteers to walk with our families to achieve their goals. We are currently able to serve 30 families and their extended families, including 40 children/grandchildren.

Population(s) Served
Families
Working poor
Low-income people
Adults
Children and youth

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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 collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Case management notes, Community meetings/Town halls, Suggestion box/email,

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

    To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

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

  • 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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OPEN HAND MINISTRIES INC

Board of directors
as of 3/18/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Pastor Paul Roberts

Eastminster Presbyterian Church

Term: 2021 - 2023

Melanie Matovich

Covestro

Mike Schwerin

Connect Wolf

Frank Bauerle

IT Professional

Fred Miller

Shorebridge Wealth Management, LLC

Philip Wasler

Consultant

Heather List

Curtiss-Wright Corporation

Quiana Wasler

Catalyst Communities, LLC

Rhonda Rector-Rankin

Entrepreneur

Andrew McGhee

Attorney

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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 02/12/2021

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
Black/African American/African
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/12/2021

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 review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • 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.