Philanthropy, Voluntarism, and Grantmaking

TRELLIS ARCH CORPORATION

aka TRELLIS ARCH   |   Monrovia, MD   |  www.trellisarch.org

Mission

TRELLIS ARCH is a 501(c)(3) public charity created to ensure at-risk children have access to a quality education. We believe every child has value and purpose; every child has something to offer; and every child can make a difference in the world if given the right resources. Ensuring access to education – that is what Trellis Arch does.

Ruling year info

2014

President

David Greenlees

Main address

PO Box 8

Monrovia, MD 21770 USA

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EIN

47-1313289

Cause area (NTEE code) info

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

International Economic Development (Q32)

IRS filing requirement

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

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

WEST BENGAL, INDIA

Children in India live in crushing poverty and Trellis Arch intends to break that cycle by building residential schools in the most neglected communities. Clean water, nutritious food, a safe place to live, basic healthcare, and education are the keys to success. We are scouting locations and conducting a needs assessment in Eastern India and expect to identify our first project there very soon. Our efforts in India will save the lives of countless children who would otherwise face an uncertain future.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth (0-19 years)

We are in the process of identifying a school building project with Hope Street – a project in Kampala that provides resources to homeless children living on the streets of one of the most dangerous slums in Africa.
We plan to build a safe school with access to clean water, latrines, and educational resources.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth (0-19 years)

Trellis Arch works in a village near Port-de-Paix on the northwestern tip of Haiti. We seek to reopen a school for 150 children. In addition, the people there desperately need two water pumps. The first pump will provide drinking water for the village from their wells and the other will provide water from the river to farms for irrigation purposes.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth (0-19 years)

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 students enrolled

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

Children and youth (0-19 years)

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We serve the following number of students: Haiti 40; India 103; Uganda 114; United States 7, and Nepal 21.

Number of students who demonstrate the desire to succeed in the academic setting

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

Children and youth (0-19 years)

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

40 of our Haiti students are performing well in school. 103 of our Indian students are enrolled full-time. We have 10 students enrolled full-time in Uganda. 3 in the United States and 20 in Nepal

Charting impact

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

(1) Raise $50,000 annually through corporate donors, grants and individual contributions<br/>(2) Ensure access to education for at-risk children in struggling communities in India, Nepal, Uganda, and Haiti<br/>(3) Create short and long-term “hands-on" volunteer opportunities for team members all around the world<br/>(4) Raise awareness of the world's overwhelming needs through creative outreach programs<br/>(5) Empower children everywhere with literacy and numeracy skills to break the cycle of poverty<br/>(6) To partner with like-minded organizations to tackle the root causes of poverty, injustice, and suffering<br/>(7) Measure our success one child at a time

Trellis Arch is constantly building a diverse team of individuals from all walks of life – an All-Star, Dream Team of teachers, linguists, laborers, scientists, artists, musicians, designers, dancers, writers, attorneys, cooks, fishermen, business executives…you name it, we welcome them. Again, everyone has something to offer. These individuals assist in providing resources to at-risk children around the world: a safe place to live; clean water; sustainable sources of nutritious food; access to health care; and educational opportunities. We break the cycle of poverty by providing an enabling environment for young minds to safely grow and achieve their dreams, like a trellis does in a garden. Unexplored gifts and unrealized contributions are cultivated to rescue one child at a time. Once these children unleash their energy and creativity, they become unstoppable and poverty vanishes from their communities.

We have a wonderful team of volunteers, donors, country team leaders, and visionaries who contribute their time, talent, and treasure to our efforts. We are growing steadily and efficiently and look forward to delivering sustainable results in each community we serve.

Through site assessments we will be able to better assess progress in 2015. We are a new organization and seek to make a difference in each of the communities we serve. Key indicators of success will be: access to education for every child and an increase in literacy rates.

Since our founding in July 2014, we have: sponsored a Christmas party for 120 homeless boys at Hope Street in Uganda; completed numerous volunteer projects with the Arc of Frederick County; delivered medical supplies to India; partnered with a Buddhist nunnery in Kathmandu, Nepal in order to provide resources to Tibetan refugee children there; identified a community in northern Haiti and delivered medical supplies and other resources there in Feb-Mar 2015; identified an education project in Palau; and have begun talks with corporations regarding sponsorship and grant opportunities for our projects. We have yet to identify a corporate sponsor.

Financials

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TRELLIS ARCH CORPORATION

Board of directors
as of 6/19/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

David Greenlees

Lydia Greenlees

Kim Hiatt

Colin Crawford

Sarice Boston

David Greenlees

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 ? 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? 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? No

Keywords

India, Haiti, Nepal, Uganda, education, water, food, healthcare