Give Refugees A ChancE

From refugee to neighbor

aka GRACE   |   Portland, OR   |  https://giverefugeesachance.org

Mission

We partner with refugee community leaders to aid and accelerate the metamorphosis from refugee to neighbor with an emphasis on medical and humanitarian assistance.

Ruling year info

2019

Founder and Chairman

Saxon Gotfried

Main address

9846 N Central St

Portland, OR 97203 USA

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EIN

84-1952931

NTEE code info

International Migration, Refugee Issues (Q71)

Community, Neighborhood Development, Improvement (S20)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (P01)

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

. The last time there were 70 million refugees in the world was in World War II. Our current focus is in South America combating the crisis in Venezuela. This crisis was brought on from record breaking inflation and has resulted in the largest exodus in the history of the Americas.

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?

General Medical Assistance

We utilize, empower, and invest into refugee doctors to both build their private practices and treat refugees free of charge to the patients

Population(s) Served

We utilize, empower, and invest into refugee dentists to both build their private practices and treat refugees free of charge to the patients

Population(s) Served

We utilize, empower, and invest into refugee doctors to both build their private practices and treat refugees free of charge to the patients

Population(s) Served

We utilize, empower, and invest into refugee doctors to both build their private practices and treat refugees free of charge to the patients

Population(s) Served

We aim at opening economic possibilities for refugees through building resumes, bolstering refugee, and finding employment for the disadvantaged.

Population(s) Served

We strive to put a hot, nutritious, and culturally appropriate meal in front of as many refugees a possible.

Population(s) Served

We take in clothing donations and distribute them as quickly as possible to the refugee population to combat cold weather and assist in job searches.

Population(s) Served

We collect and distribute donated medications free of charge through the perceptions of partnered doctors.

Population(s) Served

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 patient visits

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

No target populations selected

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We measure how many patients have received free medical services and medications across all our health services.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

We fight to provide refugees with an opportunity to establish new lives in their new homes. We help them make the transition from refugee to a neighbor that gives back and contributes to their new community. To do this we use a multidimensional approach that tailors the aid given on a case by case basis. As nations close their borders we attempt to open our hearts and pour out love without measure or discrimination.

At our Headquarters in Cuenca, Ecuador we house the following offices all provided FREE of cost for Refugees:
General Medical Consultations, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Dental Office, Legal Consultation, Sanitation and Grooming Center, Clothing Distribution, and a Café

Additional Services – Because we tailor help on a case by case basis we have also provided:
Travel and Evacuation Services, Furniture and Bedding, Pest Removal Services, School Uniforms, Food Pantry, Employment Assistance, Housing Assistance, Medical Labs.

Our strength comes from utilizing the refugee talent pool itself. For example, Venezuela has some of the most prestigious doctors in South America, yet most have been unable to find employment inside of the countries they have fled to. Most are reduced to becoming dish washers or gardeners, working twice as long for half the pay as the locals. We identify those with great potential and invest into their private practices. In return the doctors/lawyers pay it forward by volunteering in our refugee clinic free of charge and healing the masses. We are currently investing $5,000 into a Venezuelan dentist who will in return, treat 25 refugees a week free of charge in perpetuity (1300/year).

So far, we have created the following services:
Pediatrics Office, General Medical Consultation Office, Dental Office, Pharmacy, Food Pantry, Sanitation and Cleanliness Services, Clothing Distribution, Legal Consolation, Employment Services.

Our 5 year plan includes the creation of a Refugee Community for 400. This will be a 3 month program aimed at reducing stress, creating business proposals, finding employment, and educating both the general population and refugees about cultural integration.

Financials

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Operations

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

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Give Refugees A ChancE

Board of directors
as of 8/4/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

MSLM Saxon Gotfried


Board co-chair

Larenn Gotfried

K-Pete and Hanna Wans

Kris and Lori Martin

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 08/04/2020

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Leadership

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Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 11/06/2019

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 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 have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.