NATIONAL UPCYCLED COMPUTING COLLECTIVE, INC.

We Facilitate Research!

aka NUCC, INC.   |   Fullerton, CA   |  nuccinc.org

Mission

Our mission is to facilitate research in the area of Computer Science with a focus on extending the lifecycles of technology and/or finding new uses for technology through engineering as a research institute and to upcycle computers for scientific processing using renewable technology.

Ruling year info

2017

President

Jonathan Dilley

Vice President

Trevor Blazso

Main address

1105 S Euclid St Num D322

Fullerton, CA 92832 USA

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EIN

82-1177433

NTEE code info

Computer Science (U41)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Millions of electronic devices are disposed of every year, toxic components are shipped to third world countries at an alarming rate. A large portion of these electronic devices are discarded by individuals, corporations, and government agencies, simply because of planned obsolescence. Product life cycles are intentionally short for commercial profit, however their impact on waste is significant.

Many scientific and mathematical research projects require the use of massively parallel distributed computing, most cannot afford their own systems. They rely on volunteer computing as a major resource for both short and long term projects.

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?

Computing Collective

The National Upcycled Computing Collective provides support to a wide range of projects including but not limited to:

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PrimeGrid
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We add projects to the Computing Collective and provide research on Distributed Computing as we Upcycle Computers and as our Board Directs.

Population(s) Served
Adults

SERVER SOLUTIONS

Population(s) Served
Adults

If we arrive at the end of the life cycle of any given technology, however, can still use that technology in the promotion of art and generating physical works, this meets the aim of this project.

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.

Average number of dollars given by new donors

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

Adults

Related Program

Computing Collective

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total number of organization members

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

Adults

Related Program

Computing Collective

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of individuals attending briefings and presentations

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

Adults

Related Program

Computing Collective

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Number of individuals attending briefings and presentations Including our monthly events and gatherings (257)

Number of list subscribers

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

Adults

Related Program

Computing Collective

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Social Media List Subscribers: Discord Server Subscribers (58) +15 from 2019, Facebook Subscribers (153) +20 from 2019, Twitter Subscribers (224) +63 from 2019.

Number of overall donors

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

Adults

Related Program

Computing Collective

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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 vision is to facilitate environments for computer science, engineering, and security researchers.
Our goal is to provide donated hardware to schools and other charitable institutions to augment educational and research capabilities.
Our Mission is to upcycle computers in a more meaningful way in the expansion of resources for scientific processing using renewable technology.

The National Upcycled Computing Collective, Inc. (NUCC) intends to re-purpose technology responsibly.
Our primary project aims to utilize a mixture of end of life computing components in order to contribute as much processing power to schools and other charitable institutions to augment educational and research capabilities in the expansion of resources for scientific processing using renewable technology.
The best way to upcycle computers is to continue using them.
Powering these systems with renewable energy both promotes responsible operation and encourages affordable and clean energy partnerships within the renewable energy sector.

As computers and other forms of technology are donated to the National Upcycled Computing Collective, Inc., our projects are able to increase the distribution of processing power and other required resources to the projects we support.

As of March 15th 2020, NUCC, Inc., is ranked #102 out of 22,153 teams within the United States reported on the Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing (BOINC) combined rankings and NUCC, Inc.
This is a significant rise from our rank in 2017 of #1057 within the United States on the Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing (BOINC) combined rankings and NUCC, Inc.
We aim to continue our climb in these ranking as a quantifiable indicator that we are providing greater support to scientific projects worldwide and as a proof of concept of the value of the mixture of end of life computing components in order to contribute as much processing power to schools and other charitable institutions to augment educational and research capabilities in the expansion of resources for scientific processing using renewable technology.

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?

    Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Community meetings/Town halls, Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees,

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

    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,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    The launch of new projects and programs.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Operations

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

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NATIONAL UPCYCLED COMPUTING COLLECTIVE, INC.

Board of directors
as of 2/25/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Jonathan Dilley


Board co-chair

Trevor Blazso

Robert Wellington

Dale VanDyke

Albert Shifberg-Mencher

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? Not applicable
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • 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? Not applicable
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Not applicable
  • 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 01/24/2020

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
Male
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Decline to state
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/15/2021

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 disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • 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 have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.