NPH USA (formerly FRIENDS OF THE ORPHANS)

Raising Children. Supporting Families. Transforming Lives.

aka NPH USA   |   Chicago, IL   |  www.nphusa.org

Mission

NPH USA, formerly Friends of the Orphans, transforms the lives of vulnerable children in Latin America and the Caribbean by supporting the homes, health services and educational programs of Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos (NPH, Spanish for “Our Little Brothers and Sisters”). Together, we help children overcome poverty and become leaders in their own communities. Founded in 1954, NPH is currently supporting more than 6,100 boys and girls in Bolivia, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua and Peru. More than 107,000 services were provided through community outreach programs in 2019.

Ruling year info

2004

President and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. John Deinhart

Main address

134 North La Salle Street Suite 500

Chicago, IL 60602 USA

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Formerly known as

Friends of the Orphans

EIN

65-1229309

NTEE code info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (T12)

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

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (Q12)

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Our programs

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NPH USA Program Overview

Fundraising: NPH USA is committed to raising money to support the orphaned, abandoned and disadvantaged children living at NPH homes by providing them with food, clothing, shelter, health care and an education in a loving, nurturing environment. Child Sponsorship: NPH USA works with approximately 5,000 sponsors to support NPH children by developing a personal relationship that provides the child with emotional support, as well as ongoing financial support for the care of all of the children. Volunteers: NPH USA depends on its network of volunteers for success. Volunteers serve on the national and six regional Boards of Directors, work in the regional offices and at special events. NPH USA also sends selected volunteers to serve at the NPH homes.

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Accreditations

Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance 2010

Charity Navigator 2010

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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Our organization performs several key functions on behalf of Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos International (NPHI), the organization ultimately responsible for caring for the children. Our primary purpose is to raise funds within the U.S. to support NPHI's operations. But we also solicit in-kind donations (primarily medical in nature) and recruit volunteers to serve at the NPHI homes for an extended period of time.

Generally speaking our goal is to increase the amount of financial and in-kind support we provide to NPHI each year and to provide them with well-trained volunteers to help with the on-the-ground operations in Central America, South America and the Caribbean. By doing so, we will help NPHI provide food, clothing, healthcare, an education and a loving home to thousands of children in need, as well assist people in the communities surrounding our homes.

NPH USA has 5 regional offices throughout the U.S. (Chicago, Minneapolis, Boston, Scottsdale and Seattle) and a staff of fundraisers who are passionate about the work that NPHI does to rescue children from poverty. Our basic strategy is to continue to spread the message of NPHI to our existing donor base as well as expand and reach out to new audiences - thereby assuring NPHI of the operation support that it needs to maintain its effort on behalf of the children.

As mentioned in the Strategies section, NPH USA has 5 regional offices throughout the US (Chicago, St. Paul, Boston, Scottsdale and Seattle) and a staff of fundraisers who are passionate about the work that NPHI does on behalf of the children. Each office has experienced staff and devoted volunteers who have the ability to cultivate individual donors, foundations and hold events in order to promote the work of NPHI. Many of our staff members are former volunteers of NPHI and have direct knowledge and experience with the work that takes place in our homes.

NPH USA is very proud of the progress it has made in its effort to support the children of NPHI. The support that we have received from our generous donors has increased on average 11% per year over the past 5 years. And the amount of support that we have then provided to NPHI has increased as well. But even with a successful track record, we continue to look for more support from within our existing regions as well as by expanding into new areas where we are not currently represented.

Financials

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NPH USA (formerly FRIENDS OF THE ORPHANS)

Board of directors
as of 9/2/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Lee L. Huntsman


Board co-chair

Pat McCormick

AAA-Washington

Miguel Venegas

Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos International

John Shinsky

Grand Valley State University

John Duffey

Lionfish Capital LLC

Martha Fogler

Kelly Corley

Gina Musech

Karin-Joyce (KJ) Tjon

Alorica

Chris Heim

HelpSystems

Mike Meyer

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 ? Yes
  • 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? Yes