EVEN GROUND INC

aka Orphans Against AIDS   |   Manhasset, NY   |  http://www.evenground.org

Mission

Even Ground strives to help families and communities break the cycles of poverty and inequality in Africa.

Ruling year info

2003

Executive Director

Christopher Eaglin

President

Rohit Sahni

Main address

64 Vanderlyn Dr

Manhasset, NY 11030 USA

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EIN

71-0944597

NTEE code info

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

Agricultural, Youth Development (O52)

Kindergarten, Nursery Schools, Preschool, Early Admissions (B21)

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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?

Thanda

Providing targeted educational, physical and emotional support, Thanda helps 350 rural South African children and their communities develop and implement sustainable and lasting solutions to the devastating problems created by poverty, empowering them to reach a brighter future.

Thanda develops local solutions by working from within communities to bring about change. Thanda's after-school programs use existing resources to provide a support system, nutrition, sports, arts, skill development and agricultre training programs that enable children to become problem-solvers and change-makers.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Thembanathi’s goal is to provide funding for early childhood education and development programs, while strengthening families and building communities, in an area of rural South Africa devastated by the HIV epidemic and the long standing effects of racial segregation, poverty, and unemployment.

We believe early education is a critical need and will set children on a path to change their futures. The centers also help relieve the burden of care on families, allowing older siblings to remain in school and caregivers to seek work. We also believe strongly that community ownership and involvement is essential for the success and sustainability of projects, so have chosen to partner with small South African non-profits. Thembanathi has been working with Holy Cross Hospice, an organization in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa since 2003. Holy Cross provides preschools for vulnerable children, as well as a hospice and clinic care for adult and young AIDS patients. They also support vulnerable children in the community through services such as food parcels, school fees, and home-based care. None of these services have sustainable funding, and rely on Thembanathi and others for donations.
This year Thembanathi is partnering with a new community north of Holy Cross to help them build their first child development center. Approached by community leaders who saw this as an urgent need in their community, Thembanathi’s founder and director, Lindsey Reynolds, enthusiastically agreed to help make their dream come true.
Thembanathi also believes that economic opportunities for women are a critical component of HIV prevention. We support several income generation projects by buying jewelry and other crafts. Thembanathi buys all products at fair market prices and sends 100% of the proceeds back to South Africa.

Population(s) Served

The Dikatole Scholarship Fund provides education scholarships to children growing up in the Dikatole informal settlement outside of Johannesburg, enabling them to become educated, confident, successful young adults who have the tools and desire to play a positive role in the future of South Africa and the world.
Dikatole is an informal housing settlement where close to 30,000 people live in extreme poverty and have limited access to proper nutrition, clean water, health care and education. Many children in Dikatole are orphaned by HIV/AIDS or simply abandoned.
DSF founders made a commitment to 13 first grade students in 2006 that they would fund their schooling through high school. Believing that education is crucial to helping children escape the local low-wage, unstable and exploitative labor, DSF also supports 80 children at a homework center in Dikatole. Through these programs, children grow up with enhanced employment opportunities, strong ties to their community, and improved self esteem.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

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Financials

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EVEN GROUND INC

Board of directors
as of 11/11/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Rohit Sahni

Rohan Nirody

Viking Global Investors

Rohit Sahni

Scott Grinsell

Brian Kaufmann

Viking Global Investors

Roshan Shah

CBRE

Nicole Barnes

Modern Consultant

Conor Grimes

King Street Investors

Ryan Phillips Page

Operation Water

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

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/11/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American/African
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Asian American/Pacific Islanders/Asian
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

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Gender identity

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