RURAL HOPE FOUNDATION

Give Hope End Poverty

aka RHF   |   Sunnyvale, CA   |  https://www.ruralhopefoundation.org/

Mission

Rural Hope Foundation's mission is end all forms of human poverty by addressing nutrition, education and training needs of people who are facing extreme hardships in rural areas.

Our programs include:
- Providing Nutrition to under privileged children, pregnant women, senior citizens, and poor families that can't afford a meal
- Supporting schools with Supplies, Tools and Infrastructure Facilities
- Supporting orphanages and old-age homes with supplies and facilities
- Empowerment of under privileged women through Income generating training programs
- Conducting Health awareness camps

Ruling year info

2016

CEO

Mr Chandrasekhar Konda Founder

Main address

971 W Homestead Rd

Sunnyvale, CA 94087 USA

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EIN

46-4580837

NTEE code info

Homeless Services/Centers (P85)

Food Service, Free Food Distribution Programs (K30)

Scholarships, Student Financial Aid, Awards (B82)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Rural Hope Foundation is working to address the following issues: 1. Homeless people and families suffering with hunger 2. Many Oldage homes and orphanages in need of food/groceries, clothes. 3. Rural poor people (40 years and above) suffering with cataract in their eyes and have impaired vision - unable to work and earn income 4. Students and elders that lost their legs in accidents - unable to continue their education or work 5. Schools lacking facilities & students in need of financial support to continue education

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?

Tribal Support – Medical Kits and Protein Powder

Over 10,000 tribal families are living in interior forest habitations of Bhadradri Kothagudem area in 149 habitations spread across 60kms radius. Many of these tribals (Gond Adivasis) had migrated from Chhattisgarh over last 30 to 40 years. These tribal people lack access to basic healthcare as the closest town Kothagudem is many kilometres away, while even the nearest Primary Healthcare Centre (PHC) for most of them includes a long trek by foot before they reach the nearest road. “Malnutrition is the predominant issue. Infant mortality rate (IMR) and Maternal mortality rate (MMR) are high because women are forced to deliver at the hamlet itself. The risk is also high because many of them are anemic. Diarrhea, malaria and seasonal fevers are also common.

The malnutrition problem is so severe that it even causes night blindness in some cases due to Vitamin A deficiency. Pre-term deliveries are also common due to the malnutrition. This was resulting many deaths. To provide them with healthcare facilities and prevent malnutrition, Rural Hope Foundation has taken up the following two initiatives:
10 Health Kits to provide basic healthcare
These kits provide vital Healthcare services to tribal families in interior forest habitations at Bhadradri Kothagudem. No medical facility is within 25-30 mile radius. Each kit contains BP apparatus, stethoscope, digital thermometer, fetal doppler, glucometer, pulse oximeter, weighing machine, Himoglobin meter..etc. Using these kits, trained health workers are providing maternal and child care services to pregnant women including antenatal care, postnatal care and safe deliveries. General healthcare services are provided to seniors as well with this kit. These kits are saving lives.

Rural Hope Foundation handed 5 health kits in January and plan to give 10 more kits.
Donate $500 to sponsor a kit to provide medical services to tribal families.

Provide Protein Powder supplement to children, pregnant women, lactating mothers in 16 hamlets for 1 year
Rural Hope Foundation is providing 1.8kgs of protein powder to each child, pregnant women and lactating mother that are affected with severe malnutrition in tribal habitations (protein powder is made with roasted Bengal gram, peanuts, wheat, jowar + jaggery powder).
Donate $30 to sponsor protein powder to 1 child for 1 year
Donate $75 to sponsor protein powder to 1 hamlet for 1 month
Donate $150 to sponsor protein powder to 2 hamlets for 1 month
Donate $750 to sponsor protein powder to 1 hamlet for 1 year

Population(s) Served

Support two orphanages:
1. Boys orphanage with 40 boys
2. Tribal girls orphanage with 65 girls

As part of this program, Rural Hope Foundation will provide groceries for 6 months and 2 pairs clothes to all kids in the orphanage.

To support one child at the orphanage will cost about $360 per year.

Population(s) Served

Over 10,000 tribal families are living in interior forest habitations of Bhadradri Kothagudem area in 149 habitations. Children here do not have access to education. To address this, Rural Hope Foundation is working with IDO organization to support their education:
Support 8 tribal schools
Starting to support setting up of these 8 schools. Providing salary to teachers at all these 8 schools and providing partial support to mid-day meal program. These are bridge schools. After the kids are trained in basic skills for 1-2 years, they would be transferred to a government residential school in the district which is about 100kms from here.

Donate $400 to sponsor 1 school setup.
Donate $500 to sponsor 1 teacher salary for a year.
Donate $1250 to sponsor 1 school setup, teacher’s salary and partial mid-day meal support for a year.

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.

Number of cataract surgeries performed

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

No target populations selected

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of children who received school supplies

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

No target populations selected

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

School uniforms

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.

Rural Hope Foundation’s mission is to end all forms of human poverty by addressing nutrition, health, education and training needs of people who are facing extreme hardships in rural areas.

We are providing support to rural communities and aiming to accomplish:
1. Under privileged children, pregnant women, senior citizens, and poor families have enough food.
2. Orphanages and old-age homes have enough food/groceries, clothes and health needs met
3. Student get quality education with all facilities at schools and turn into good citizens. Continue their education and not stop it due to lack of money for tuition fees.
4. Farmers and people in rural communities are performing at their best without any blindness or blurred vision due to cataracts
5. People who lost their legs in accidents will start leading normal life with support of artificial limbs.

Rural Hope Foundation working in many ways to make this happen:
- Identifying the people in need and prioritizing the projects
- Raising funds needed to support the projects
- Through strong volunteers on the ground, successfully execute the projects.

Rural Hope Foundation earned trust from it's past activities and have the following capabilities to do this:
1. Strong donor base to support the needy
2. Partnership with local organizations to identify the needy
3. Execute the projects with our dedicated volunteers

Completed the following activities:

1. Organized 23 eye camps. screened 7940 people and supported free cataract eye surgeries to 2932 rural poor people
2. Provided prosthetic legs to 9 kids and youth; 66 wooden legs, 11 artificial hands and a wheel chair
3. Supported boys orphanage (35 boys) for 4 years with 6 months groceries support, clothes and other needs.
4. Setup a playground at boys orphanage
5. Supported girls orphanage (65 girls) for 1 year with groceries, clothes
6. Supported oldage home for 1 year with groceries
7. Provided a van to oldage home to take old people to hospital
8. Provided financial support to MCBR charitable trust to help in the construction of Oldage Home
9. Completed building renovation at oldage home. This includes flooring and tiles to an area of 1200 sqft, converting a big hall into a nice place for residents to use it as a living area as well as place to sleep.
10. Provided 57,225 meals to children and families struggling with hunger in USA
11. Constructed a dining hall at school for deaf.
12. Provided 20 desktop computers and 7 printers to schools
13. Built a brand new sports facility at ZP High School. This facility consists of 200 meter 6 lane running track, two volley ball courts, two badminton, one kho kho, and one kabaddi courts.
14. Provided scholarships to 125 students
15. Paid college tuition fees for 9 students
16. Built a basket ball court at a ZP High school
17. Provided 566 school uniforms
18. Setup mini libraries to promote local language in 11 schools
19. Implemented Digital Smart Class content (from 6th to 10th grades) in three high schools
20. Coproduced Mitti-Back to the roots film to generate awareness among farmers and stop their suicides. This film depicts our farmers problems and showcases possible solutions.
21. Provided monetary support to complete construction of 18 bathrooms to needy in rural areas.
22. Supported with 10% of the funds to procure Braille system and other equipment to support Siddhu who is congenitally blind.
23. Handed ASU weaving machines to 8 weaver families. These machines help reduce time in weaving sarees and reduce the severely painful manual work.
24. Provided 6 table tennis boards to 3 high schools
25. 15 days groceries during COVID-19 lockdown to 1450 families
26. Provided 5 medical health kits. These are like doctor on wheels to provide vital Healthcare services to tribal families in interior forest habitations. These are saving lives.
27. Setup a tailoring center to help rural women

Plan to support the following next:
a) continue support to orphanages and oldage homes
b) support tribal people with medical health kits, protein powder for malnourishment and groceries
c) support tribal schools
d) cataract eye surgeries
e) prosthetic legs
f) rural infrastructure and support to farmers
g) support rural women with training in tailoring
g)

Financials

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RURAL HOPE FOUNDATION

Board of directors
as of 7/22/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr Chandrasekhar Konda

Rural Hope Foundation

Term: 2016 - 2022

Chandrasekhar Konda

RURAL HOPE 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? No
  • 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