Figgers Foundation

Rise By Lifting Others

Lauderhill, FL   |  https://figgersfoundation.org/

Mission

Our Mission: To provide essential resources that will help to propel those in need toward a better tomorrow. Our Vision: To make available any and all resources that will ensure success in the areas of education, self-sufficiency and wellness.

Ruling year info

2020

Board President and CEO Figgers Communication, Inc.

Mr Freddie Lee Figgers

Main address

3810 Inverrary Blvd Ste 401

Lauderhill, FL 33319 USA

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EIN

83-2013108

NTEE code info

Philanthropy / Charity / Voluntarism Promotion (General) (T50)

IRS filing requirement

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

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Our goal is to identify and assist children and and adults living in minority communities or low income housing situations.

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?

Every Child Christmas

Each year foster and at risk youth wake up on Christmas Day with tremendous anticipation for what is under the tree. For many, the “most wonderful time of the year”, turns out to be one of the unhappiest days to remember. We believe that no child should have to feel the hurt from being left out or forgotten.

The Figgers Foundation is committed to bring as much elation into a child’s life through Every Child Christmas Program. Our goal is to provide bicycles to youth in foster care across the United States. Through partnerships, we will be able to ensure that children experience the childhood memories of learning to ride their first bike, regardless of their financial background and lack of family support. We believe older youth receiving bicycles will provide them with a safe and reliable form of transportation to school or work, allowing them to pursue their educational goals while earning a steady income. Every dollar given goes towards fulfilling the holiday wishes of a foster child who may not have received anything during this special season. We know that one positive action creates many more.

Population(s) Served
Foster and adoptive children

Providing turkeys to low income communities

Population(s) Served

The digital divide is the gap between people who have access to the digital world, and those who are locked out. There are three basic needs to access the digital world: computer hardware, an internet connection, and skills. The Figgers Foundation assists organizations, schools and programs that provide low-income communities with access to all three needs so they can thrive in the digital age.

Population(s) Served

Our Foundation, along with our Corporate Partner, Figgers Communication, Inc. award scholarships to outstanding high school students to help them achieve their dreams of going to college. The Hidden Figgers Scholarship Program recognizes students from the state of Florida for their exceptional scholastic achievement and community involvement. Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of the following criteria: awards, leadership, school and/or community activities and essay. Awards are granted without regard to race, creed, color, religion, gender or national origin. Applications are accepted after January 2021

Population(s) Served

Board of Trustees Chair, Freddie Figgers has spearheaded a campaign to provide critical assistance to thousands of healthcare workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis. The Florida-based non-profit is donated and distributed approximately over 2 million units of personal protection equipment (“PPE”) to Coronavirus outbreak hotspots around the country. These hotspots include hospitals and healthcare workers in New York, Washington State, California, Georgia, Maryland, New Jersey, Florida, and Michigan. The donations include some of the most crucial PPE equipment such as surgical masks, N95 masks, face shields and hazardous material protective coveralls. On-going community support donations are being received.

Population(s) Served
Health

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 who have the ability to seek help from and respond appropriately to adults

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

Children and youth, Multiracial people, At-risk youth, Low-income people

Related Program

Digital Divide

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Created Business Entrepreneurship model for HS Students in partnership with a community college

Number of students showing interest in topics related to STEM

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

Age groups, Ethnic and racial groups

Related Program

Hidden Figgers Scholarships

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of program participants who receive a secondary school diploma or GED

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

Age groups

Related Program

Hidden Figgers Scholarships

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

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.

WHEN WE PLANT THE SEEDS OF VISION AND NUTURE THE ROOTS OF DEEDS, WE HARVEST THE BEAUTY OF POTENTIAL

Our national education strategy is focused on redesigning our country’s inequitable education system so that all young people have access to rich, challenging educational environments that instill a sense of belonging and supports them to thrive.

We have partnered with large non profits, colleges and universities and public education professionals to leverage our influence and build a better tomorrow.

As a fairly new organization, we are making progress in small identified sectors we know we can assist and strengthen.

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.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    We serve children and adults from disadvantage or low income households.

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

    SMS text surveys, Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), video testimony,

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

    To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    The Every Child Christmas program provides 500 bikes to foster youth. We were just shipping the boxes to the agencies to give to the children. We learned that a child wants a bike not a box, so we now assemble all their bikes and make sure it can be transported to the home they live in or to the agency that an deliver it.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

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

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    The people we serve have assisted The Figgers Foundation by becoming advocates of our programs and services and support. They have also assisted us determine to delivery of services or funds and have advised us as to best practices.

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

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive,

  • 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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Figgers Foundation

Board of directors
as of 1/19/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mr. Freddie Figgers

Figgers Communication

Term: 2018 -


Board co-chair

Freddie Figgers

Figgers Foundation INC.

Term: 2018 - 2020

Natlie Figgers

Lawyer

Joycelyn Brown

Lawyer

Walter "Mickey" Presha

Ret. Col

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? Not applicable
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • 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? 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 01/19/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American/African
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/28/2021

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Data
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • 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.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • 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 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.