LELT FOUNDATION INC

New York, NY   |  www.leltfoundation.org

Mission

The Lelt Foundation is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that assists severely impoverished and malnourished families in Kara Kore, Ethiopia. Lelt has a Synergy Strategy which achieves success and sustainability through a combination of programs in education, nutrition, food security, orphan care, trauma counseling, microfinance and job creation for participating families.

Ruling year info

2012

President

Anja Wood

Main address

243 Riverside Drive, Suite #MZ2

New York, NY 10025 USA

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EIN

45-3179626

NTEE code info

Nutrition Programs (K40)

Vocational Technical (B30)

Employment Training (J22)

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

Our neighborhoods in central Ethiopia are plagued by acute poverty. This impoverishment presents immense challenges ranging from nutrition-related illness, to illiteracy, to lack of employment opportunities. Lelt foundation provides efficient, ethical aid while preventing dependency-based assistance.

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?

Education Program

Lelt provides educational support for every child in their programs. Over 60% of students attend private school, and all students are given after-school tutoring classes. Technology and IT classes are available to all children in middle school and up. In addition to children's education programs, an adult education program meets twice a week to help parents learn the basics of reading and writing to empower better employment opportunities.

Population(s) Served

We empower severely impoverished adults in Kara Kore, Ethiopia to creat their own small businesses and be self-sustainable. THis is a micro-finance program.

Population(s) Served

Lelt Foundation shelters homeless and abused children with a House Mother and House Auntie who have been trained in trauma counseling. This is not a foster home, but a new and permanent family. This house is based on a platform of love, respect, and encouragement for the youngsters.

Population(s) Served

Lelt provides daily nutritious meals for all students in our programs so that they are able to focus on their schoolwork, not their hunger. In addition, each family is provided monthly food rations so they are eating well at home, as well.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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

We combined three main programs in nutrition, education, and job creation to provide each of our participating families with sustainable assistance. The 3 programs working in synergy avoid dependence. Our goal is to have each of our families graduate from our assistance programs after several years with stable employment, healthy lifestyles and an advanced education.

Our three main programs --nutrition, education, and job creation-- are in daily rotation at our two Community Centers.

Our nutrition, education and job creation programs have been running successfully for the past 4 years. We require funding to strengthen and grow these programs.

We are not able to include all of our children in private school, or enroll all of our parents in the job creation program, from lack of funding.

Financials

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Operations

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

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LELT FOUNDATION INC

Board of directors
as of 8/3/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Anja Wood

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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 ? Not applicable
  • 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 08/03/2020

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 07/31/2020

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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 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 seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.