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Nigerian American Public Affairs Committee Foundation Inc

Centerpoint of Nigerian-American progress in the United States

aka NAPAC Foundation   |   Los Angeles, CA   |  www.napacfdn.org

Mission

Our mission is to engage, inform, and empower Nigerian-Americans in the United States through policy impact, education, health and wellness, effective advocacy, and economic empowerment.

Ruling year info

2014

Chairman

Adeniran Koko

Main address

5777 West Century Boulevard Suite 1110-2200

Los Angeles, CA 90045 USA

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EIN

46-2205691

NTEE code info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (W12)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Many family of the Hausa tribe (predominantly farmer) in the Northern part of Nigeria had to flee their homes and farmland due to terrorist activities. This has created food insecurity in the country that the Federal government declared food emergency. NAPAC Foundation through its Food Security and Economic Empowerment (FSEE) plan to promote a training for for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Abuja, Nigeria. Amb. Zainab Mohammed the program chair for the FSEE program, will coordinate the training of IDPs on sustainable organic garden farming and waste to wealth skills in two camps Wassa and Kuchigoro. In addition, due to the breakdown of the educational system in the country, and poor compensation or benefits for teachers, the "public schools" have seen a sharp decline in funding from the Federal Government. In Lagos state, Nigeria, NAPAC Foundation has partnered with LIFE Foundation to provide scholarship for two disadvantaged high school students from SS1 through SS3.

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, Training, and Leadership Development (ETLD)

Mission: To create opportunities to a brighter future and better lives within the Nigerian, and the black and brown communities in the United States and Nigeria.

The NAPAC’s ETLD program provides vocational trainings, scholarships, internships, networking opportunities, mentoring, coaching, business development support, awards, and grants to budding young people in the Nigerian community in the United States and Nigeria. We also recognize and award people who have excelled and helped promote the image of Nigeria and Nigerians.

Population(s) Served

65% of Nigerian population, 22.5% Black Americans, and 18.5% Hispanic Americans are food insecure.
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, wars, collapse of the crude oil market, rising food costs, and unrest in Nigeria, U.S, and other parts of the world have exacerbated food insecurity. NAPAC Foundation has developed programs and partnerships to develop the capacity to provide meals and economic empowerment through farming to feed the food insecure in the U.S, Nigeria, and other parts of the world.

Population(s) Served

Mission: To empower better health by leveraging the expertise, knowledge, skills, and other resources of Nigerian Americans - and other minorities in the healthcare sector - to close the gap in the distribution of the social determinants of health (SDoH) in Black, Brown, and other minority communities in the U.S, Nigeria, and globally.

NAPAC Foundation leverages the strength, expertise, knowledge, and skills of Nigerians in the healthcare sector to close the gap in healthcare for the Black and Brown community in the United States. We also work to shape the future of healthcare in Nigeria through advanced training of healthcare personnel, equipment of government hospitals and supply of medications and equipment. HPP invests in healthcare in the United States and in Nigeria by creating opportunities for well-trained health professionals to provide care to communities at risk.

Population(s) Served

Our Social Responsibility and Justice (SRJ) program provides the platform and programs to help fight issues of racism, inequality, inequities, and all social injustices. Through our outreach programs, trainings, and community awareness events we provide education, tools, and support to those in the Black and Brown communities, and other groups that have suffered from discrimination and marginalization.

​We raise funds to provide legal support for those are suffering from all forms of injustice. Our SRJ program also helps to promote the Nigerian culture and identity through cultural events, national celebrations, language and cultural classes, and more.

We also fight to promote the Black and Brown cultures in the United States through the promotion and celebration of cultural events like Juneteenth, MLK celebration and others.

Population(s) Served

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.

Total dollar amount of scholarship awarded

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

Young adults, Adolescents, People of African descent, People of Latin American descent, Single parents

Related Program

Education, Training, and Leadership Development (ETLD)

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

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.

NAPAC Foundation goal is to be center point of Nigerian American progress in the America engaging, informing, and empowering Nigerian Americans in the United States through education, health and wellness, and economic empowerment. In Nigeria, our goal is to empower the economically disadvantaged by teaching them a skill they can use to feed themselves and family, to channel funds to help develop other programs that encourage self-reliance.

We have different strategies from collaboration with other institutions and government, playing to our strength with both of our human and financial resources.

a. Finding and sourcing organizations that are already in this field and collaborating with them, without us starting from scratch thereby Fast-tracking the outcome.

b. Have a better understanding of our organization to find out where our strengths lies in areas of financial and human capacity, and using that to the benefits of our community and providing sustainable solutions to issues we care about.

NAPAC Foundation has two of its board members who reside in Nigeria. One is an ambassador, and the other is experienced in the automotive industry. They are well connected and thus provides the Foundation with the needed information that can help move its program forward.
In addition, NAPAC Foundation has a group of corporate donors. Their donation helps the Foundation to effectively implement its four programs in the USA and in Nigeria.

1. NAPAC FDN TV Launch: We successfully inaugurated our television channel, a platform dedicated to promoting education, awareness, and social responsibility.
2. Adopt-an-ER - Emergency Equipment Donation: The University of Calabar benefited from our generosity as we donated essential emergency hospital equipment to their facility.
3. Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month: A month-long celebration included the release of an educational YouTube video on NAPACFDN TV to raise awareness and promote prevention.
4. Scholarship Awards: Five college-bound students in the U.S. and female engineering high school students in Kenya and Uganda received scholarships, fostering educational opportunities.
5. PISON Center School Support: We contributed to the education of autistic children in Nigeria by donating educational materials and renovating their campus for a conducive learning environment.
6. Move Against Cancer Walkathon: In collaboration with Los Angeles City College (LACC) and Fight Colorectal Cancer, we organized a successful walkathon to raise awareness.
7. Intern2Learn Program: Graduating minority high schoolers completing NX 3D CAD training received backpacks, empowering them in their pursuit of knowledge.
8. Mentoring Program Kick-Off: We initiated a mentoring program for young girls entering college, promoting guidance and support in their educational journey.
9. Juneteenth Celebration: An awareness campaign marked our celebration, acknowledging the importance of this historic day.
10. Naija Fest Carnival: The second Naija Fest multiethnic and multicultural free carnival event at Grand Park during Nigerian Independence celebrated unity and diversity.
11. Food Security and Economic Empowerment Program Expansion:
Internally Displaced People Centers in Abuja, Nigeria: To commemorate Nigerian Independence Day, we launched a Food Security and Economic Empowerment Program by establishing farms at two Internally Displaced People (IDP) centers in Abuja. This initiative aims to provide sustainable solutions, ensuring access to nutritious food and empowering displaced individuals economically.
12. Scholarship Program in Collaboration with LIFE Foundation:
To commemorate Nigerian Independence Day, we also proudly initiated a Scholarship Program in collaboration with LIFE Foundation. This program is designed to empower and support aspiring students in Nigeria, fostering educational opportunities and contributing to the nation's growth.
13. Free Nigerian Language Classes and Year-End Fundraiser: The year concluded with language classes and a successful fundraising campaign, although falling short of our $50,000 goal, we raised over $30,000.

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, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

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

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently

Financials

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Operations

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

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Nigerian American Public Affairs Committee Foundation Inc

Board of directors
as of 01/27/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Adeniran Koko

Nigerian American Public Affairs Foundation Inc.

Term: 2022 - 2025

Adeniran Koko

Nigerian American Public Affairs Foundation Inc.

Yetunde Omilana

Nigerian American Public Affairs Foundation

Ayodeji Olawunmi

Nigerian American Public Affairs Foundation

Zainab Mohammed

Nigerian American Public Affairs Foundation

Stan Mukoro

Nigerian American Public Affairs Foundation

Modupe Olaiya

Nigerian American Public Affairs Foundation

Albert Wright

Nigerian American Public Affairs Foundation

Samuel Omolewu

Nigerian American Public Affairs Foundation

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? Not applicable
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Not applicable
  • 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 1/9/2024

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
Black/African 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: 03/11/2021

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 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 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 have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.