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Friends of Kijabe

World Class Healthcare in the Developing World

CHARLOTTE, NC   |  www.friendsofkijabe.org

Mission

Friends of Kijabe serves patients, students and providers to make the best care, resources and outcomes possible in Kenyan healthcare.

Ruling year info

2016

Executive Director

David Shirk

Main address

2404 Rock Creek Drive

CHARLOTTE, NC 28226 USA

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EIN

47-5469826

NTEE code info

Hospital (Specialty) (E24)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Support the mission of AIC Kijabe Hospital in Kenya to provide accessible, affordable, compassionate healthcare and spiritual ministry to patients, excellent medical education for trainees.

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?

Patients

Supplemental funding for vulnerable patients, generally widows and orphans.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Women and girls

Direct scholarship assistance, infrastructure and equipment support, and quality of learning environment for students from 18 African nations.

Population(s) Served
Students

Addition to capacity of the surgery complex to utilize a staff of 50 surgeons currently sharing 8 operating rooms.

Population(s) Served
Adults

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 needy children/adults who have access to healthcare funding

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

Children and youth, Economically disadvantaged people, People with diseases and illnesses

Related Program

Patients

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Compassionate funding vulnerable patients. 200 children, 20 adults. Average grant for children is $250, adult is $1000.

Total dollars received in contributions

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

Adults, Christians

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Money given is a symbol that Friends of Kijabe are engaged with the mission in a significant way. An indicator have a healthy relationship with Kijabe Hospital dollars contributed at 3% of budget.

Total dollar amount of grants awarded

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

Indigenous peoples, People of African descent, Christians

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Grant amounts to Kijabe Hospital for key projects in compassion, education, infrastructure

Total dollar amount of scholarship awarded

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

Students

Related Program

Students

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Nursing need/merit based scholarships, continuing education for employees

Number of students who receive scholarship funds and/or tuition assistance

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

Adults, People of African descent

Related Program

Students

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Some students are multiyear and some are one- time support. As of Dec. 2022, 8 students are ongoing and 32 graduated from Kijabe College of Health Sciences.

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.

Friends of Kijabe’s main mission is to be the financial catalyst that AIC Kijabe Hospital in Kenya might be a leader in African healthcare by:
1. Ensuring high-quality, compassionate, affordable medical services are available to all patients.
2. Supporting excellent medical education with discipleship and leadership development focus.
3. Funding strategic infrastructure projects so Kijabe physicians can offer world-class treatment in
beautiful, well-equipped facilities.

Cultivate a healthy narrative concerning interaction between healthcare providers in Kenya and donors in the Americas/Europe/Australia.

Frequent communication with the goals of education, storytelling, and call to action.

Cultivating a team aligning closely with Kijabe Hospital vision, not dependent solely on expat storytelling/reporting will be important for longevity.

Empower board members and key hospital staff to work together toward project goals.

Develop an involved, engaged core donor base providing continuous revenue for training and needy patients and utilize networks to fund capital/equipment projects.

Empower donors to fulfill personal, professional and religious goals in philanthropy and service to humanity.

Prove that investment in African healthcare can be effective and managed with integrity.

Advantages - 50/50 missionary and Kenyan consultant doctor staff in Kijabe provide access to international audience and best perspective on carrying out the mission within the Kenyan context. .

Long history of medical workers volunteering at Kijabe Hospital means a great number of people worldwide are invested in the core mission and values. Friends of Kijabe exists to give people who already care the opportunity to give.

In the past five years churches, organizations, individuals, and families donated $2,575,639 to heal 1,000 patients, provide 20 student scholarships, complete a student housing project, construct a new operating theatre complex, upgrade a maternity unit, purchase pathology and surgical equipment, outfit the pediatric intensive care neonatal intensive care units, and to purchase PPE and provide outpatient subsidies during the pandemic. This all supported the larger Kijabe Hospital system to provide compassionate care for 1,000,000 outpatient visitors, 100,000 inpatient admissions and 40,000 surgeries.

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 make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, 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 look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, 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?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

Financials

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Operations

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

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Friends of Kijabe

Board of directors
as of 03/09/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

John Richter

Clifton Larsen Allen

Term: 2016 - 2026

Tom Tillett

MBF Therapeutics

Chege Macharia

AIC Kijabe Hospital

Faith Lelei

AIC Kijabe Hospital

Peter Jung

BlueFish Pediatrics

Al Puckett

Memphis Baptist Memorial Healthcare

Leonard Bett

AIC Kijabe Hospital

David Shirk

Serge

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 ? 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

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/11/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

We do not display disability information for organizations with fewer than 15 staff.

Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/09/2023

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.