Sikhi Alpha Foundation

To provide human rights solutions in a prejudice-free way.

aka Sikhi Alpha   |   BEVERLY HILLS, CA   |  https://sikhialpha.org

Mission

Sikhi Alpha works to end injustice by providing financial literacy and health services to empower families in need.

Ruling year info

2018

President and CEO

Jujhar Singh

Main address

324 S BEVERLY DR, SUITE 533

BEVERLY HILLS, CA 90212 USA

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EIN

81-4170709

NTEE code info

Public Foundations (T30)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Nobody should be subjected to exclusive factors - be they social, economic, or political. We believe all prejudices are learned, and so can be unlearned for the advancement of humanity. Our mission is to end injustice by providing financial literacy and health services to empower families in need. This work involves giving more significant resources while generating consequential change to address opportunities without systemic biases.

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?

Equity in Education

We provide financial literacy and health education solutions to children from low-income families.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

We provide financial literacy and health services to victims of abuse and violence.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Women and girls

We provide financial literacy, health services, and advocacy solutions to victims of discrimination.

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 briefings or presentations held

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

Adults

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of volunteers

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

Adults

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of backpacks filled with school supplies distributed

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

In 2019, we reached into the thousands :)

Number of people supported suffering from abuse or violence

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

This campaign was launched in 2019.

Number of people supported suffering from discrimination

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

This campaign was launched in 2019 :)

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 mission: To end injustice by providing financial literacy and health services to empower families in need.

Sikhi Alpha believes that everyone has a right to have their basic needs met and have adequate resources to thrive and reach their highest potential. We will continue our work until we celebrate the day where any injustice can be addressed quickly and comprehensively.

We aim to correct social and economic disparities within local communities first to compound success as we build our model to scale. We begin by sharing wealth, time, and knowledge more effectively. The Sikhi Alpha family fights against any oppression, especially of one’s freedom of conscience and expression.

Many factors contribute to inequality and inequity. Studies show that income disparity worldwide is a key impediment to economic growth, impairs attempts to reduce poverty, distorts political development, and weakens social cohesion.

We have identified four underlying causes that drive inequality and inequity.
1. PERPETUAL AND PERVASIVE DISCRIMINATION particularly against women and minorities.
2. FAILURE TO INVEST AND PROTECT EDUCATION including essential public goods.
3. FAILURE OF ECONOMIC FAIRNESS AND EQUAL POLITICAL ACCESS that intensify differences in living standards among nations.
4. FAILURE TO EFFECTIVELY TACKLE DISASTERS poorly handled natural and man-made – disasters prolongs suffering and weaken efforts to save lives.

To defeat these causes, and reduce inequality and inequity, we work and make grants with these themes in mind.
- Inclusivity - impact investing, social justice, youth development and leadership.
- Equitable Development - equitable resources, create vibrant communities, access to financial and health services.
- Impartiality - unbiased rights of all, increase participation, fair resource sharing.
- Creativity and Engagement - enhance knowledge, skills building, engage political systems.
- Justice - freedom of conscience, freedom of expression, alleviate oppression and suffering.

Progress in reducing inequality and inequity relies on combining the right system with the right solution; uniting innovative solutions with outstanding individuals and organizations who can implement them.

Solutions can be wide ranging but at their hearts must invigorate structural changes that can either prevail indefinitely, or with continual focus can grow each day. That is why, with each grant, we look towards making our partners more successful so that our work continues after the project.

We expect the highest standards of transparency and accountability within our foundation and all our external contacts. Similarly, we expect the same of our partners, but without distracting them from their work. We support our partners because we believe they are extraordinary in what they do and so we aim to invest to further their success. We may provide additional multi-year or multi-generational support and even provide additional overhead funding for scalable or expanding projects.

Our focus is to provide both specific project support and strong core infrastructures, including project management. Support must be sustainable for indefinite reduction of inequality and inequity, so that when opportunities for change arise, our partner organizations can move quickly to activate change. With the right infrastructures and support, individual initiatives have greater impact, and deliver continual progress.

We connect with others around the world, driving the expertise and energy of businesses and non-governmental organizations to help address social problems – among them global poverty, discrimination, oppression, and exclusion.

Worldwide, we support exceptional leaders and organizations, on the cutting edge of social and structural change. Inclusivity is a fundamental human right, and we are determined to give unbiased access to social, economic, and political institutions.

We invest in people by supplying a platform that provides health, education and protection. By providing the right catalysts, we can influence positive change and recognize that all have the right to exist, improve and compound for the betterment of us all.

In order to continually improve our thinking, we look to deepen our learning and knowledge to better understand how and which type of support will make the most difference. Every day we look to learn how non-profit organizations can become healthier and more resilient, both in the United States and around the world. This is part of our overall strategy to reduce inequality and inequity.

We work closely with a diverse mix of partners and continually research core capabilities. We often ask questions like: Which operational areas have been under-emphasized due to insufficient resources? Which fundraising areas have gone unaddressed? Which innovative ideas and programs have been pushed back in favor of more urgent needs and priorities?

At Sikhi Alpha, we ask our partners to lead in deciding how to improve core capabilities, whether adding more staff, improving IT systems, strengthening management teams and boards, or fundraising. Mutual learning benefits our organization and all of our partners.

In 2017, we launched our focus Education campaign called 'Equity in Education' which supports children from families with low income by providing financial literacy and health education. We want to inspire a life-long passion for learning and ensure life-changing education for thousands.

In 2018, we began focusing on our other campaigns such as 'There With You' where we provide financial literacy and health solutions to victims of domestic violence. In 2020, we launched our 'SMILE for domestic violence' project to raise awareness for domestic violence.

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 demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
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.),

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

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board,

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

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback,

Financials

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Operations

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

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Sikhi Alpha Foundation

Board of directors
as of 9/17/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Jujhar Singh

Sarah Spikes

Vanessa Correa

Melissa Wells

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? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 09/29/2019

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
Unknown
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

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

Equity strategies

Last updated: 09/29/2019

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 ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • 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.
  • 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.