The D. Gary Young, Young Living Foundation

We believe empowerment is the key to long-term change.

aka Young Living Foundation   |   Lehi, UT   |  https://younglivingfoundation.org/

Mission

The D. Gary Young, Young Living Foundation is to protect and empower our world's young. We invest in three focused areas, and partner with inspiring thought leaders and change makers around the world who share our vision and are making a huge impact in 1) Championing Education, 2) Developing Enterprise, or 3) Ending Exploitation. The Foundation is the primary philanthropic avenue through which Young Living Essential Oils and its member distributors demonstrate commitment to helping vulnerable individuals and communities worldwide. For more information, visit YoungLivingFoundation.org and follow @younglivingfoundation on Instagram and Facebook.

Ruling year info

2004

Executive Director

Jacquelyn Skinner

Main address

1538 W. Sandalwood Dr.

Lehi, UT 84043 USA

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Formerly known as

D Gary Young Foundation

EIN

43-2007854

NTEE code info

Human Services - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (P99)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

International Relief (Q33)

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Young Living Academy

Millions of children around the globe are forced to drop out of school before graduating from high school and millions more will never have the opportunity to set foot in a school. After recognizing the need and potential in a town nestled in the tropical region of Ecuador, Young Living Founder D. Gary Young set out to establish our first Foundation project, Young Living Academy. Since 2009 the Academy has stood strong as a beacon of hope in the community of Chongón.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Economically disadvantaged people

Jiggers are tiny fleas that can lead to debilitating medical conditions and disrupt an individual's livelihood. Aside from crippling pain and disease, jiggers can prevent thousands of children from attending school, stop laborers from working, and entrench families deeper into poverty. Our partner Sole Hope is working daily in a high-transmission area in Uganda to treat those battling jiggers, provide preventative education to those at risk of contracting jiggers, and bring awareness to an issue that plagues hundreds of thousands of people around the world.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth
Health
Economically disadvantaged people

Hope for Justice exists to end human trafficking and slavery, in our generation. Hope for Justice has a four-part strategy: 1) identify and rescue victims, 2) train frontline professionals to identify and refer cases of slavery, 3) advocate on behalf of victims, and 4) provide restorative care to rebuild individual futures. Hope for Justice is operational in Cambodia, Norway, the U.S. and the U.K., but doesn’t currently operate all four program areas in all countries.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth
At-risk youth
Economically disadvantaged people
Victims of crime and abuse

It has been over a year since earthquakes in Nepal claimed nearly 9,000 lives and destroyed more than 900,000 homes, tragically leaving millions without a roof over their heads. Many victims are struggling to survive as sub-zero temperatures and heavy rains render their makeshift shelters painfully inadequate. The Young Living Foundation is rebuilding sustainable schools and homes in impacted villages, providing training and employment for hundreds in Nepal—boosting the economy and creating jobs for years to come.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

Since 1998 Escalera has been working in Chiapas—Mexico’s poorest state—to help students achieve high school graduation and change the trajectory of their and their families’ lives. The Young Living Foundation is partnering with Escalera to provide funding for their REACH program. Through this program, Escalera provides small scholarships to students for every semester they attend high school. These scholarships are designed to reduce the potential financial burden on a family to send their child to high school, providing for school fees and supplies. These scholarships also help a student’s family offset the loss of income a high school-aged child would typically earn to help support the family and helps position a family to be better able to afford higher education for their high school graduate.

Population(s) Served

The D. Gary Young, Young Living Foundation is partnering with Goals for Girls to support their leadership development events for young girls ages 12 to 18 across the United States, India, and South Africa, including the Goals for Girls Leadership Summit. These leadership events bring girls from diverse backgrounds together to participate in workshops that build on teamwork, communication, goal-setting, and other important leadership lessons. During these events, attendees are taught how to be the change they wish to see in the world by designing impact projects where they put leadership into action to tackle local issues affecting them and their community.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Adolescents
Children
Preteens
Economically disadvantaged people

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

Adolescents, Children, Preteens, At-risk youth, Economically disadvantaged people

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

6,541 is the total number of students with increased access to basic education from 2017-2021 through YLF's efforts.

Number of students enrolled in service-learning courses

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

At-risk youth, Economically disadvantaged people, Victims and oppressed people

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

100,445 is the number of people who received alternative, vocational, or job-readiness education supported by YLF's efforts between 2017-2021.

Number of participants who gain employment

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

Caregivers, Women and girls, Economically disadvantaged people, Immigrants and migrants, Nomadic people

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

9,769 is the number of women entrepreneurs and artisans supported by YLF's efforts between 2017-2021.

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

At-risk youth, Economically disadvantaged people, Victims and oppressed people, Immigrants and migrants

Related Program

Hope for Justice

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

2,699 is the number of people rescued from human trafficking and exploitation, supported by YLF's efforts between 2017-2021.

Number of children the organization added to the child protection register for the first time

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

At-risk youth, Economically disadvantaged people, Victims and oppressed people, Immigrants and migrants

Related Program

Hope for Justice

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

6,074 is the number of survivors of human trafficking receiving after-care, supported by YLF's efforts between 2017-2021.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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

CHAMPIONING EDUCATION: Opening doors of opportunity through traditional and vocational education, skills building, and leadership development.

DEVELOPING ENTERPRISE: Empowering women worldwide to break the generational cycle of poverty for their children by investing in small business and fair-trade enterprises.

ENDING EXPLOITATION: Protecting the vulnerable from losing their freedoms to abuse and human trafficking.

CHAMPIONING EDUCATION: We fund the building, restoration, and expansion of schools to ensure that access to a safe education is available to as many as possible. We work with partners who help youth stay in school and provide them with the support they need to overcome underachievement. We equip students with tools to drive community change and build self-confidence.

DEVELOPING ENTERPRISE: We invest in programs that help women living in challenging socioeconomic conditions build marketable skills, start small businesses, and secure fair wages and ethical work. When women have the power to make their own money and have control over how they use it, this not only empowers them economically, but is also one of the best ways to help reduce global poverty.


ENDING EXPLOITATION: We support self-help groups and community education initiatives so at-risk individuals can protect themselves and their family members from human traffickers. We fund outreach programs, allowing social workers to work in high-risk areas to identify and rescue victims of human trafficking. We help our partners provide victim support, housing, therapy, catch-up education, employment opportunities, and reintegration for victims of exploitation.

We believe the most powerful forms of social change happen at the crossroads of partnership and collaboration. Partnering with local nonprofits, international NGOs, and socially-driven enterprises allows us to maximize impact, address complex societal issues, and geographically expand our mission and programs responsibly – in a manner that integrates local culture and context into effective social development practice.

We undergo a rigorous due diligence process on every organization the Young Living Foundation partners with. Our vetting process involves organizational and programmatic analyses of the following:

-Evidence of organization’s impact. Robust evaluation methods that use both qualitative and quantitative data to measure and guide program effectiveness and implementation.
-Legally registered charity in good standing. We collect and review legal documentation for any organization we partner with to ensure they meet all nonprofit requirements of their local government.
-Financial efficiency and transparency. We review the financial history, health, and cash position of each organization along with assessing their fiscal transparency.
-Organizational Leadership. We review organization’s leadership team, board of trustees/directors, and project implementers to assess appropriate expertise required to run successful programs.
-Undergo a background security check. We perform a background security check on each organization we partner with to ensure they have a transparent, reputable, and honest track record.
-Capacity to scale responsibly. We evaluate organization’s programming and ensure their structure, strategy, and staffing is adequate to scale responsibly and sustainably.
-Ongoing monitoring and reporting. Each partnership maintains regular dialogue with the Foundation while submitting monthly, quarterly, and annual reports on programmatic impact and fiscal accountability.

CHAMPIONING EDUCATION:
In 2020 we expanded the Foundation’s educational programs and partners to more locations with the aim of building an empowered rising generation free to reach their potential and fuel positive change in the world.

-Our Rebuild Nepal project continued to ensure access to education to an additional 2,500 children this year by building 50 classrooms in disaster-affected districts.
-We expanded educational opportunity to southern Mexico, where 924 indigenous students are currently receiving secondary education scholarships in an area affected by poverty and high dropout rates.
-We supported 712 girls in rural Jharkhand, India, with quality education, leadership development, and empowerment-based sports training in a region ranking third in female vulnerability in the country.
-We funded a school garden in a tightly packed, low-income neighborhood in west Sao Paulo, Brazil. The garden produced 20 varieties of vegetables and 10 types of fruits and nuts, impacting around 5,000 people.
-The Young Living Academy in Ecuador celebrated its fifth graduation, with 19 students making up the 2020 graduating cohort. The school continued to provide education for 343 students. This year marked 62 YLA graduates currently enrolled in college.

DEVELOPING ENTERPRISE:
We have connected with eight women-led handcraft groups around the world to strengthen their business models, increase capacity, and expand market access. Handcraft is the second largest employer of women worldwide, second only to agriculture, providing an economic lifeline to millions of women across the developing world.

In 2020, contributions through our enterprise-focused programs helped:
-Ensure an additional 250,234 hours of fair-pay work for female artisans across eight countries
-Impact the lives of 6,880 people through ethical work, entrepreneurship, small-business development, and job security

ENDING EXPLOITATION:
Since 2016 we have been committed to helping victims and survivors of labor and sexual exploitation. Modern slavery is a complex issue, requiring a multi-faceted approach. Still in 2020, there were an estimated 40.3 million people around the world that are currently in forced labor, sexual exploitation, domestic servitude, and forced marriage. We fund programs that tackle prevention, rescue, recovery, reintegration, and policy reform, with the ultimate goal of enabling freedom, healing, and sustainable independence for children and youth victimized by this crime.

-8,770 participants trained throughout the UK, U.S., and Norway on human trafficking prevention and awareness.
-2,275 rescued child victims provided with holistic healing, recovery, and reintegration services in 11 lighthouses throughout Cambodia, Ethiopia, and Uganda.
-Expanded our resources to strengthen Hope for Justice’s anti-trafficking operations across Europe and the United States.
-917 children rescued from exploitation reintegrated into family settings.

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.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Our mission is to protect and empower our world's young. Our vision is a rising generation free to thrive and create positive change in their communities.

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

    Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Case management notes,

  • 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,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board, Our community partners,

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

    We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

Financials

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The D. Gary Young, Young Living Foundation

Board of directors
as of 6/28/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mary Young

Young Living Essential Oils

Term: 2009 -

D. Gary Young

Young Living Essential Oils

Mary Young

Young Living Essential Oils

Kelly Case

Young Living Essential Oils

Jackie Skinner

Young Living Essential Oils

Marcella Vonn and Jim Harting

Young Living Essential Oils Individual Member

Danette and Jim Goodyear

Young Living Essential Oils Individual Member

Carol and Ben Howden

Young Living Essential Oils Individual Member

Crystal and Verick Burchfield

Young Living Essential Oils Individual Member

Joe Cannon

Young Living Essential Oils

Melissa Bishop

Young Living Essential Oils

Board leadership practices

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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 ? No
  • 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? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • 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 3/3/2021,

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/03/2021

Policies and practices developed in partnership with Equity in the Center, a project that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems within the social sector to increase racial equity. Learn more

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 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.