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Just for Humanity

Educating & Empowering Children Globally

New York, NY   |  www.justforhumanity.org

Mission

Educating and Empowering Children Globally

Ruling year info

2014

CEO

Richard G Coles

Board Member

Nitin Patel

Main address

15W 47th Street Suite 1201

New York, NY 10036 USA

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EIN

45-4808147

NTEE code info

Philanthropy / Charity / Voluntarism Promotion (General) (T50)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Just for Humanity aims to provide underserved children access to education so they can realize their dreams, break the cycle of poverty and empower future generations. Just for Humanity does this by partnering with high quality educational programs which have outstanding potential to help needy children but are constrained today by their small international profile and limited funding capacity. We support these charities, we advocate for them globally and we provide advice, guidance and funding so they can scale their impact. Our emphasis is on delivering sustainable impacts and we prioritize ‘quality’, rather than ‘quantity’ in all our initiatives.

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?

Academic, Vocational and Life Skills Education

Educating & Empowering Children Globally. Just for Humanity’s objective is to help underserved and vulnerable children get access to high quality education. Many of the children supported by Just for Humanity live in slum communities today and the education they now receive via Just for Humanity this is the first education opportunity they have experienced in their lives

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

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.

Estimated number of funding dollars secured for the sector

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

Children and youth

Related Program

Academic, Vocational and Life Skills Education

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of websites and organizations (outside of our organization) that share our resources and information

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

Children and youth, Economically disadvantaged people

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Our guidepoint rating is shared on LinkedIn and our other social media accounts. Our corporate partners also at times highlight our work

Number of children who have access to education

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

Academic, Vocational and Life Skills Education

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of students who demonstrate writing ability

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

Children and youth

Related Program

Academic, Vocational and Life Skills Education

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

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.

Just for Humanity’s objective is to help underserved and vulnerable children get access to high quality education. Many of the children supported by Just for Humanity live in slum communities today and the education they now receive via Just for Humanity this is the first education opportunity they have experienced in their lives.


Just for Humanity helps children realize their potential in one of three ways life changing ways:

 Academics – by supporting them through high school graduation, via Just for Humanity tuition scholarships.

 Vocational skills – by helping them get the vocational skills to join the workforce, via Just for Humanity vocational school partnerships.

 Life skills – by learning the soft skills such as teamwork, communications and problem solving and knowledge of how to manage (for example) finances, social media activity and the mental health issues that are required to succeed in a fast changing world, via Just for Humanity’s online tuition program.

JFH’s focus is always on achieving high quality and sustainable outcomes. It therefore prioritizes helping a smaller number of children use education to escape poverty permanently over initiatives that maximize, for example, school attendance irrespective of quality and drop-out rates


Just for Humanity has been created by a group of friends and professionals from different social and professional backgrounds who share a common vision of “giving while living” and recognize the power of education and skills development to change lives and society for the better.
The team and its advisors have a wealth of business, education, finance and strategy know-how from both the for-profit and non-profit sectors along with deep connections and problem solving and due-diligence expertise.

In the last three years Just for Humanity has launched a number of different, but complimentary educational programs:
• a scholarship tuition program - to pay for underserved & vulnerable children to go to high quality local schools.
• a partnership with a vocational skills school - to help teenagers obtain valuable skills for adult employment such as plumbing, electrical work and computer operations.
• a partnership with an online tuition provider - to deliver both academic courses (K-12) and life skill courses (eg. Financial literacy, mental health, social media skills) to grassroots partners in the developing world.

The objective now is to scale up these offerings to more children and more grassroots partners so more underserved and vulnerable kids get the opportunity to benefit from these accomplishments.

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 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 strengthen relationships with the people we serve

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

    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?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome, It is difficult to identify actionable feedback

Financials

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Operations

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

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Just for Humanity

Board of directors
as of 02/18/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Guy Coles

Susmith Sarma

HSBC Bank

Nitin Patel

NYCB Bank

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? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/31/2022

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
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Asian/Asian American
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/31/2022

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 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 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.