Penny Appeal USA

Small Change, Big Difference

Alexandria, VA   |  pennyappealusa.org

Mission

We are a relief and development organization with a really BIG vision for the world. We want to create the best societies we can and to break the cycles of need and poverty for good. That’s why we work to turn small change into a BIG DIFFERENCE.

Ruling year info

2016

President & CEO

Oussama Mezoui

Main address

2461 Eisenhower Ave 2nd Floor

Alexandria, VA 22314 USA

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EIN

47-5165837

NTEE code info

Emergency Assistance (Food, Clothing, Cash) (P60)

Disaster Preparedness and Relief Services (M20)

Economic Development (S30)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Globally, the number of people living in extreme poverty declined from 36 per cent in 1990 to 10 per cent in 2015. More than 700 million people, or 10 per cent of the world population, still live in extreme poverty today, struggling to fulfil the most basic needs like health, education, and access to water and sanitation, to name a few. The majority of people living on less than $1.90 a day live in sub-Saharan Africa. Worldwide, the poverty rate in rural areas is 17.2 per cent—more than three times higher than in urban areas. After decades of steady decline, the number of people who suffer from hunger – as measured by the prevalence of undernourishment – began to slowly increase again in 2015. Today, more than 820 million people regularly go to bed hungry, of whom about 135 million suffer from acute hunger largely due to man-made conflicts, climate change and economic downturns. Penny Appeal USA works to alleviate poverty for families and communities around the world.

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 First

Education is a vital part of helping children get the start in life they need for their journey towards a successful future.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Water is at the heart of life. Through Thirst Relief, we're ensuring that families have greater access to safe drinking water. By ending the water crisis, we alleviate the negative impact of dirty water on health, livelihood, and education.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

Our OrphanKind program is designed to help transform the lives of disadvantaged orphan children, offering them a better future in a secure family setting.

Population(s) Served
Non-adult children

Being able to provide for your family empowers an individual in ways that nothing else can. Our income generation programs provide opportunities for families to earn their own living and break out of the cycle of poverty.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Economically disadvantaged people

When it comes to disasters, whether natural or man-made, there's no time to waste. We provide immediate aid to communities in need.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Victims and oppressed people

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 new donors

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

Social and economic status

Type of Metric

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

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

Our primary goal is to help the international community achieve the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):

1. Help as many people as we can escape extreme poverty
2. Help in the fight to end hunger and ensure access by all people to safe, nutritious and sufficient food all year round.
3. Ensure as many people as possible have access to primary healthcare services
4. Ensure as many girls and boys complete free quality primary and secondary education
5. Give access to safe and affordable drinking water for as many people as possible
6. Economically empower as many families as possible by providing them with the skills and resources they need to earn a sustainable income

1. Provide communities with access to essential life-saving services and supplies when disasters strike
2. Provide communities where we work with access to clean water
3. Provide communities where we work with access to primary healthcare
4. Provide primary and secondary education in communities where we work
5. Provide communities where we work with access to nutritious food
6. Empower communities by providing them with the skills and resources they need to earn a sustainable income

Penny Appeal USA is proud member of a global Penny Appeal family that has member offices in over 8 countries. We work to achieve our goals in partnership with these member offices as well as local and international partners. We are a community of humanitarians who collectively have been working for a better world for many decades.

Penny Appeal USA now has a national presence. As well as a growing team of staff, we have hundreds of volunteers all over the country and have a growing number of Penny Appeal chapters on US campuses. To date, over 50,000 Americans have supported our efforts with their generous donations. We have recently joined alliances like InterAction and the Alliance to End Hunger and are working with a range of US partners on both domestic and international programs. We will continue to focus on the quality of our programs while joining those organizations advocating for structural changes to prevent global wealth inequality.

Financials

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Operations

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

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Penny Appeal USA

Board of directors
as of 2/25/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Shaun Ahmad

Shaun Ahmad

25 Capital Partners

Adeem Younis

SingleMuslim.Com

Ahmed Abdel-Sahleb

Greenhill & CO

Naiel Iqbal

Tiger Management

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