Books of Joy

Education Empowers!

Redmond, WA   |  www.booksofjoy.org

Mission

Our mission is to empower children in underserved communities to achieve their full potential through access to education. We partner with local communities to provide books, school supplies, scholarships, create educational programs and establish learning environments to promote literacy.

Ruling year info

2015

Founder/President

Anuj Rajbhandari

Vice President

Phola Sun

Main address

7345 164th Ave NE Ste 145-148

Redmond, WA 98052 USA

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EIN

47-5365321

NTEE code info

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

Libraries, Library Science (B70)

Scholarships, Student Financial Aid, Awards (B82)

IRS filing requirement

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

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Children in underserved communities do not have access to 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?

School Libraries

Our school libraries program provides a friendly learning environment for children in underserved communities in Asia and provides engaging reading materials for them to learn and play.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Our children's education program provides all the essential school materials such as books, pencils, notebooks, etc. to children to help them succeed in school.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Our student scholarship program provides financial support for need-based students from low-income families and covers their cost for attending school.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
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 children who have access to education

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

Children and youth

Related Program

Student Scholarship

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Number of student scholarships granted

Number of children who have access to library

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

Children and youth

Related Program

School Libraries

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Number of students who have access to libraries in school

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.

Our mission is to empower children in underserved communities to achieve their full potential through access to education.

Our strategy is to partner with local communities to provide books, school supplies, scholarships, create educational programs and establish learning environments to promote literacy.

Our organization is entirely run by volunteers. We have local partner organizations at the areas where we serve. The passion and commitment of our volunteers and partner organizations help us provide the opportunity of education to children across the world.

We have established libraries at multiple schools in Nepal. We have provided scholarships to students from low-income families. We have provided school supplies to schools and students in need.

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.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    We serve children and students in underserved communities.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Suggestion box/email,

  • 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,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board, Our community partners,

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

    We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, 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 look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

Financials

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Operations

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

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Books of Joy

Board of directors
as of 09/16/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Anuj Rajbhandari

Google


Board co-chair

Phola Sun

Boeing

Anuj Rajbhandari

Google

Phola Sun

Boeing

Joydeep Hazra

Nokia

Vincent Xu

Google

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 9/16/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Asian American/Pacific Islanders/Asian
Gender identity
Male

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Asian American/Pacific Islanders/Asian
Gender identity
Female

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data