Yemen Relief and Reconstruction Foundation

Save a life in Yemen

aka YRRF   |   MERCER ISLAND, WA   |  https://yemenfoundation.org/

Mission

The Yemen Relief and Reconstruction Foundation’s aims to increase awareness of the US public and policymakers vis-a-vis the humanitarian crises underway in Yemen, and support relief and reconstruction, while facilitating peace campaigns.

Notes from the nonprofit

We received multiple awards in Yemen. They are in Arabic.

Ruling year info

2019

President

Dr Aisha Jumaan

Main address

3216 74TH PL SE

MERCER ISLAND, WA 98040 USA

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EIN

82-2418739

NTEE code info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (W12)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (E12)

Disaster Preparedness and Relief Services (M20)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Yemen is experiencing the largest humanitarian crisis in the world. 24 million people require humanitarian assistance 20 million require emergency food assistance 17.4 million are at risk of famine 1.1 million pregnant women and 400,000 children are suffering from severe acute malnutrition 5 million children are at risk of famine 4 Millions internally displaced 17.8 million lack access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene > 2 million cholera cases between April 2017 to end of 2020 We hope to do our part in alleviating some of the hardships experienced by the people in Yemen through providing Relief and health services and advocating for peace.

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?

Food Baskets

We distribute Food Baskets to those in need to sustain a family of 6 for one month.

Population(s) Served
Families
Widows and widowers
Economically disadvantaged people
Unemployed people
Victims of conflict and war

Provide medicine to health centers for free distribution to patients who can not afford to buy medications

Population(s) Served
Adults
Economically disadvantaged people
Victims of conflict and war
Widows and widowers
Unemployed people

We distribute school bags and supplies to students.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Economically disadvantaged people

We provide monthly allowance to orphans and provide vocational training to orphans who are between the ages of 15-18. We also provide orphans with cloths and gifts during the two major holidays in Yemen.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Children and youth

We provide several income generation activities to those in need including, providing sheep/goats, chicken to raise, distribute sewing machines and provide training to women, provide material and training for basket weaving, support training in health care for women to improve their chance to get employed, and other related programs.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Caregivers

We have multiple water activities including, building water tanks in internally displaced camps and truck clean water daily, distributing water tanks to families, and distributing water filters.

Population(s) Served
Widows and widowers
Economically disadvantaged people
Unemployed people
Widows and widowers
Economically disadvantaged people
Unemployed people
Widows and widowers
Economically disadvantaged people
Unemployed people
Families
Victims of conflict and war

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 volunteers

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

Adults

Related Program

Food Baskets

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The CEO, the board/officers, the director of the office in Yemen and all the people distributing our goods in Yemen are volunteers. We have an extensive network of volunteers throughout Yemen.

Estimated dollar value of food donations distributed to community feedings programs

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

Adults, Economically disadvantaged people, Unemployed people

Related Program

Food Baskets

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We distributed food baskets to about 7000 families with 42,000 that last each for one month. We reached the most inaccessible.

Total number of volunteer hours contributed to the organization

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

Adults

Related Program

Food Baskets

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The CEO spends 50% of the time working for the organization, while the director in Yemen spends 80% of his time. Board/officers and those in the field carry all activities throughout Yemen.

Number of backpacks filled with school supplies distributed

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

Children and youth, Economically disadvantaged people, Students

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Children throughout Yemen received school bags with school supplies to ensure that the cost of these items don't stop children from attending school/.

Number of people with improved water access

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

Adults, Economically disadvantaged people, Unemployed people

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Context Notes

We distributed water filters to 500 internally displaces people in two camps in Aden and Lahj ensuring that they have clean water. This would reduce the risk of cholera and other water borne diseases

Estimated dollar value of clothing and household goods donations

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

Children and youth, Families, Economically disadvantaged people

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We distributed winter clothing for children in the highlands of Yemen where temp can be below zero. We also distributed blankets to families in these areas.

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.

The Yemen Relief and Reconstruction Foundation’s aims to increase awareness of the US public and policymakers vis-a-vis the humanitarian crises underway in Yemen, and support relief and reconstruction, while facilitating peace campaigns.

Strategic Aims:

1. To prevent humanitarian disaster by raising awareness across the board, raising funds and supporting relief efforts

2. To facilitate a just peace that considers all segments of the Yemeni population

3. To advocate for support for Yemen during the reconstruction period

Provide relief services to the most needy and in hardest to reach areas.
Partner with organization in the US to advocate for peace in Yemen.
Help in the reconstruction phase of Yemen, especially in the health and education sectors.
Provide program that support Youth in learning about peace and coexistence that are rooted in Yemeni culture and Islamic principals

Organization is currently providing relief and health services. We are well connected in Yemen with communities throughout the country. We have a strong network of Yemeni volunteers who have been implementing the services. We are in the process of hiring staff through grants. Our progress to date with an all volunteer organization both in the US and in Yemen have been impressive.

These are some of the activities that we implemented in 2021

226,494 people (including 151,297 children) benefited from food baskets and 32,000 people received 2 kilograms of meat during major holidays.
67 families received financial assistance towards healthcare and 520 visually impaired children received eye medicine.
6,121 children received school bags holding school supplies and textbooks.
Over 200 medical and educational devices were distributed to schools and hospitals.
900 orphans received sustained financial support and about 270 orphaned children attended vocational training and capacity building courses.
Sheep and hens were distributed to 455 families for income generation and sustenance.
14,142 blankets and pullovers were disturbed to help fight Yemen’s harsh winters.
Over 5,000 people now have daily access to clean drinking water via distribution of water tanks, filters, and buckets.
100 families received Water Tanks to allow safe and clean water storage.
500 families received water filters and buckets to ensure that they have access to clean water.

Financials

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Operations

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

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Yemen Relief and Reconstruction Foundation

Board of directors
as of 06/17/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Dr Ali Mokdad

University of Washington

Term: 2025 - 2019

MaryAnne Mercer

University of Washington

Ann Marie Kimball

Retired UW

Melody Allen

Lawyer for Native Tribes

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? Yes
  • 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? 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 6/17/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Arab-American
Gender identity
Female, 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: 06/12/2020

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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 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.