Community Improvement, Capacity Building

Southern Mutual Help Association, Inc.

aka SMHA

New Iberia, LA

Mission

SMHA's mission is to find fair and innovative solutions to challenged rural communities in Louisiana through self-help, partnerships, and the just management of resources.

Ruling Year

1972

Principal Officer

Lorna Bourg

Main Address

3602 Old Jeanerette Rd

New Iberia, LA 70563 USA

Keywords

rural, low-wealth, women, people of color, farmers, fishers, affordable housing, sustainable agriculture, public policy, transitioning economies, Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Rita, oil spill, community organizing

EIN

72-0696092

 Number

0362068949

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Community, Neighborhood Development, Improvement (S20)

Housing Development, Construction, Management (L20)

Other Food, Agriculture, and Nutrition N.E.C. (K99)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

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Our programs

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Rural Recovery Response

West End Revitalization

Affordable Homeownership/Access to Affordable Capital

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External Reviews

Accreditations

NeighborWorks America 2009

NeighborWorks America 2007

Awards

Rural Initiative Partnership Award 2010

NeighborWorks(R) America

Hon. James A. Leach Award 2004

National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC)

Innovations In Community Award 2002

Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas

National Communications Award 2001

Rural LISC

Leadership IS Award 2003

Independent Sector

Sustained Excellence Award 1998

Fannie Mae Foundation

Maxwell Award of Excellence 1995

Fannie Mae Foundation

Maxwell Award of Excellence 1992

Fannie Mae Foundation

Named one of NCRP's top 20 Gulf/MidSouth Region organizations in its May 2011 Report 2011

National Committee for Responsible Philanthropy

Great Places Award (for SMHA's work in New Iberia's West End) 2011

American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)

Affiliations & Memberships

NeighborWorks America - Member 2008

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Financials

Southern Mutual Help Association, Inc.

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Operations

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Board Leadership Practices

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

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CEO OVERSIGHT

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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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BOARD COMPOSITION

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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