PLATINUM2024

DIVINE WILL FOUNDATION

Love to Serve-Serve to Love

Encninitas, CA   |  www.divinewillfoundation.com

Mission

DIVINE WILL FOUNDATION
Mission Statement

ENDING HUMAN SUFFERING:
PROMOTING HEALTH, EDUCATION, AND HAPPINESS

Divine Will Foundation provides support to projects worldwide that are focused on ending the cycle of human suffering. We do this by supporting programs involved in delivering free healthcare, education and sustainable energy as well as clean drinking water to those in need worldwide. With initial projects in India, DWF will expand to Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas . All programs are completely free of charge. All are served regardless of race, creed, age, caste, gender or sexual orientation.

Ruling year info

2013

Principal Officer

Dr. David Cornsweet

Treasurer

Dr. Shaun Setty

Main address

1038 Cottage Way

Encninitas, CA 92024 USA

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EIN

46-3820097

NTEE code info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (B12)

Hospital (Specialty) (E24)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (G12)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We work in the US and Globally to address the need for education, healthcare, nutritional support and personal transformation. The first three are our service to the public which we believe helps them with the fourth as they see that there is a true sense of unity, love and support available for the disadvantaged. We also believe that our volunteers, participants, board and officers also go through their own personal transformation through selfless service.

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?

Educational Institution Development

Working with several NGOs in India and other countries, absolutely free educational institutions will be constructed and supported allowing opportunities for those in remote areas that otherwise would not be afforded an education

Population(s) Served
Students

Totally free hospitals and clinics will be supported and constructed throughout the world beginning in India, now adding Fiji, Nigeria, and Sri Lanka

Population(s) Served
Adults
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.

Number of health outcomes improved

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

Children and youth, Young adults, Ethnic and racial groups, Health

Related Program

Medical Institution support and development

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

In addition to thousands of medical interventions and check ups, we have initiated village outreach to provide medical services to those in rural India, Sri Lanka, Fiji, Nigeria and the US

Number of public events held to further mission

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

Medical Institution support and development

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We participated in events at least on a monthly basis since the end of the covid lockdown.

Number of program participants who obtain a job within 3 months of program completion

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

Ethnic and racial groups, Age groups

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

our support for a program in India called RuralShorees has created 4200 jobs we are supportedthat program's move to the US which has resulted in roughly 100 jobs in the US

Number of youth receiving services (e.g., groups, skills and job training, etc.) with youths living in their community

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

Children and youth, Adults

Related Program

Educational Institution Development

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

DWF has supported programs that are educating (or have educated) well over 5000 youth. in 2022 we continue scholarship program providing to 3000 elementary, college and medic students in Karnataka.

Number of conferences held

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

Educational Institution Development

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

conferences were held through Stanford online and live focusing on creating the Ideal Village and in India focused on Medical developments, educational developments and societal improvement

Number of conference attendees

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

These numbers now include conferences held in India and online

number of free open heart surgeries

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

Medical Institution support and development

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

over 26000 heart surgeries and Cath procedures were performed to date free of cost in India, Fiji and Africa and Sri Lanka to date from inception in 2013

number of children examined and assessed medically

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

Medical Institution support and development

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

exact numbers are not known but as of year end 2022 that number is well over 180000 this include a number of outreach programs in India, Sri Lanka, Nigeria and Fiji and Clarksdale Miss.

number of rural children receiving free education

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

Educational Institution Development

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

this number is close to 10000 as we have added an elementary scholarship component at year end 2021 and continue this.

Average number of service recipients per month

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

Economically disadvantaged people, Children and youth

Related Program

Medical Institution support and development

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

W have povided over25,000 open heart surgeries and cath lab procedures. We have also done more than 300,000 free checkups and this number is growing as the number of facilities has increased

Number of free participants in conferences

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

People with diseases and illnesses, Children, Infants and toddlers, Economically disadvantaged people, Adults

Related Program

Educational Institution Development

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We collaborate with an annual conference at Stanford each year. We also had a conference on Indian Start up and Education

Number of attendees present at rallies/events

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We stopped all non-digital events due to Covid

Number of clients who complete job skills training

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Even with Covid, we have kept our training program in Clarksdale in operation following safety protocols and utilizing digital networks.

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.

1. To fund and support the construction of at least 25 free schools in India by 2022-met-over 28 built to date
2. To support and fund the construction of at least 5 free hospitals in India by 2022-met
3. To support and fund the construction of a free medical clinic in the most underserved area in the U.S. by 2020 and expand this into a hospital in 2022-met
4. To provide the students in all schools with high quality education while also providing innovative and unique study courses.-met
5. To provide those in need with high quality free healthcare in India and globally, This will include a chain of Mother Child healthcare centers throughout India as well as other medical facilities in Nigeria, Sri Lanka, Fiji and the United States.-10 done will add another 90 by 2024
6. To support and fund an absolutely free Medical college that will train doctors, nurses, paramedics and post graduate doctors in specialties-in process-school is functioning another 500 sq. ft building in construction.
7. To publish a high quality professional medical, social and arts journal by 2024-met
8. To support a nutrutional program that will feed one nutritious meal to 3 million children per day-met and expanding to 10 million in 2024
9. To support the personal transformation of all those involved with us on any level.

1. We partner with organizations with proven track records in each or our areas.
2. We reach out to and keep engaged those indicating an interest in participating in our projects
3. We engage the local communities in the design and implementation of all projects.
4. We constantly monitor all issues that come up using our world-wide contacts to help resolve them.
5. We monitor all progress and work with ways of creating greater impact.
6. We have high quality and highly engaged volunteers in all areas of our services and employ the best in their fields.
7. We have training programs that increase the effectiveness of our volunteers and staff on an ongoing basis.
8. We recently have started collaboration with large multi-national philanthropic groups to expand our capacity and strategy
9. Foor the journal we have a team of editors globally including a world famous Cardiac surgeon and a full professor at Stanford Meedical.

We have literally thousand of potential donors and supporters that are just becoming aware of our existence. We are having awareness raising projects throughout the U.S. connecting with a world wide effort. We also have powerful political and social connections in the U.S., India, and globally who are supporting our work.

*See above-We have helped built twenty-seven campuses and five hospitals in India to date with a medical college opened with another building in process of being constructed. This college will train nurses, doctors and paramedics while also offering post-graduate training in specialties to doctors already licensed. We helped develop a school and hospital in Africa and a medical clinic/hospital in Fiji which has now grown to a paediatric cardiology care hospital. Initial results of the education programs through the state standardized tests have exceeded all expectations with all campuses scoring in the top 5%. One of the students from one of our campuses received a perfect 100% score. To better serve the students we have shifted to the new NIOS model which allows for more freedom in developing innovative programming. The success rate in the hospitals is near perfect with well over 25000 open heart surgeries and cath lab procedures being conducted by the end of 2023. We have opened and are operating a completely free of cost medical clinic in Clarksdale, Mississippi which we recently expanded to a new location with more treatment and consulting room adjacent to the local hospital. We are working with a program which currently feeds over 3,000,000 children breakfast each morning in India. Further, we are a founding member of a global federation of like-minded foundations with over 60 members in 30 countries.
We plan to further expand our services and are currently looking at collaborating in the development of a chain of mother and child hospitals as well as telemedicine clinics in India and globally.

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 shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • 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

  • 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 take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, 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, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • 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 find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, 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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DIVINE WILL FOUNDATION

Board of directors
as of 01/20/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Dr. David Cornsweet

Shaun Setty

David Cornsweet

Vivek Mahadevan

Sri Madhusudan Sai

Sumeet Tappoo

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 ? 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? Not applicable
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable