Miracle Foundation

Empowering orphans and vulnerable children to reach their full potential

Austin, TX   |  www.MiracleFoundation.org

Mission

Supporting orphans to have a better quality of life while bringing about sustainable change that reduces the need for orphanages.

Notes from the nonprofit

In 2015, the United Nations announced the next iteration of the Millennium Development Goals: The Sustainable Development Goals. These 17 Global Goals lay out a vision for improving the lives of people all over the world even more by 2030. And we at the Miracle Foundation are working on eight of them.

Ruling year info

2001

Founder

Caroline Boudreaux

CEO

Leslie Beasley

Main address

1506 West Sixth Street

Austin, TX 78703 USA

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EIN

74-2989580

NTEE code info

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

International Relief (Q33)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

As you read this, millions of children are separated from their families, living in institutions or on the streets. Many survive with substandard care, unloved and at risk – all of them dreaming of a family. In the worst cases, the orphanage environment exposes children to devastating abuse and psychological trauma, creating adults who are 10x more likely to become sex workers and 50x more likely to be in prison. But, we are also in the midst of a profound paradigm shift. Efforts are being made to reform foster care systems, support families before separation occurs and reunite families where preventable separation has occurred. We all know kids everywhere deserve better. The movement has begun and Miracle Foundation is on the front line.

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?

Ensure that every child thrives

All children are entitled to an education, nutrition, health and protection. Over the past twenty years, we have developed the proprietary Thrive Scale™ methodology, based on the UN Rights of the Child and using this we are currently working with close to 300 orphanages to improve the lives of more than 15,000 children.

The orphanages we directly support see a 47% increase in Thrive Scale™ scores and a 20% reunification of children with their families.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Families

Every day around the world, social workers, caregivers and government officials make decisions that impact millions of vulnerable children. Partnering with UNICEF, we provide highly specialized training and educational resources for these “boots on the ground” workers in the childcare ecosystem.

Through this collaboration, Miracle Foundation has trained 2300+ government officials and caregivers and partnered with community programs that identify and support at-risk children and vulnerable families long before child placement in an orphanage becomes a necessity.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Families

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 in orphanages resettled to live with parents or relatives

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Ensure that every child thrives

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of people trained

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Ensure that every child thrives

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of participants engaged in programs

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Ensure that every child thrives

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn more about Sustainable Development Goals.

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 work in the past was grounded in helping orphans to have a better quality of life but has evolved to ensure that every child has an opportunity to grow up in a family.

In order to achieve this, we have three goals:

Prevent children from entering the system in the first place.
Every day around the world, social workers, caregivers and government officials make decisions that impact millions of vulnerable children. Along with UNICEF and other partners, we provide highly specialized training and educational resources for these “boots on the ground” workers in the childcare ecosystem.

Through this collaboration, Miracle Foundation has trained 2300+ government officials and caregivers and activated community and youth led initiatives. All of this outreach works to identify and support at-risk children and vulnerable families long before formal interventions become a necessity. This is the future. This is how we break the cycle.

Transition children from orphanages to families.
After years of supporting children in orphanages, we now focus on helping children transition from orphanage care to family-based care. To facilitate this, we’ve adapted our Thrive Scale™ to measure and activate a child’s rights after they return home. Part of this work also involves encouraging orphanage buy-in on the concept of family reunification.

Connect the US Foster Care System
Miracle Foundation is applying our expertise in data collection and ground-breaking technology to the US foster care system. With the introduction of our FosterShare™ app, we are simplifying reporting and connecting community services to foster families. By linking agencies, experts and education to an easy-t0-use app, we are creating greater stability and preventing the traumatic negative impacts on children when they are moved from foster home to foster home.

Our work in the past was grounded in helping orphans to have a better quality of life but has evolved to also ensure that every child has an opportunity to grow up in a family.

In order to achieve this, our core initiatives are to:

1.Prevent children from entering the system in the first place.

2. Ensure that every child thrives.

3.Connect the US Foster Care System.

1.Prevent children from entering the system in the first place.

Every day around the world, social workers, caregivers and government officials make decisions that impact millions of vulnerable children. Partnering with UNICEF, we provide highly specialized training and educational resources for these “boots on the ground” workers in the childcare ecosystem.

Through this collaboration, Miracle Foundation has trained 2300+ government officials and caregivers and partnered with community programs that identify and support at-risk children and vulnerable families long before child placement in an orphanage becomes a necessity.


2. Ensure that every child thrives.

All children are entitled to an education, nutrition, health and protection. Over the past twenty years, we have developed the proprietary Thrive Scale™ methodology, based on the UN Rights of the Child and using this we are currently working with close to 300 orphanages to improve the lives of more than 15,000 children.

The orphanages we directly support see a 47% increase in Thrive Scale™ scores and a 20% reunification of children with their families.

3. Connect the US Foster Care System.

Miracle Foundation is applying our expertise in data collection and ground-breaking technology to the US foster care system. With the introduction of our FosterShare™ app, we are simplifying reporting and connecting community services to foster families. By linking agencies, experts and education to an easy-t0-use app, we are creating greater stability and preventing the traumatic negative impacts on children when they are moved from foster home to foster home.

Our impact:

∙ 15,000+ children’s lives improved
∙ 2300+ government workers and childcare providers trained
∙ 47% increase in Thrive Scale™ scores for children we directly support
∙ 28% of children we’ve worked with are now reunited with their families
∙ Implemented our Thrive Scale™ methodology in nearly 300 orphanages

In 2020, we:
-Provided rapid relief packages to more than 2,000 families in need during lockdown
-Delivered 400 tablets to children to continue their education

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 collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Case management notes,

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

    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 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,

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

    We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible,

  • 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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Miracle Foundation

Board of directors
as of 6/18/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Krishna Srinivasan

LiveOak Venture Partners

Krishna Srinivasan

LiveOak Venture Partners

Caroline Boudreaux

Miracle Foundation

Rajeev Kathuria

GLOBALFOUNDRIES

John Messer

Grant Thornton, LLP

Leslie Beasley

Miracle Foundation

Daniel Marsili

Colgate-Palmolive

Barry Twomey

TGF Management

Nabeela Ixtabalan

Ingka

Trisa Thompson

Dell

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 ? 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

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 06/18/2021

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
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 06/17/2021

Policies and practices developed in partnership with Equity in the Center, a project that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems within the social sector to increase racial equity. Learn more

Data
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.