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McNair-Harris Crescent Foundation

Mission

The mission of the McNair-Harris Crescent Foundation is to enhance the quality of life for minority, impoverished, and other underserved residents of Greater Durham through educational enrichment, community service, community programs, and partnerships with various organizations throughout the community

Ruling year info

2020

President

Dr. Richard Earl Moore Jr

Main address

1614 CALIPER WAY

Durham, NC 27713 USA

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EIN

84-2535975

NTEE code info

Education N.E.C. (B99)

IRS filing requirement

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

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Programs and results

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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?

Thanksgiving Feed A Family

The McNair-Harris Crescent Foundation Partnered the Durham Graduate Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc and Durham Graduate Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc to provide Thanksgiving dinners to 250 families in Durham and Orange County who are food insecure. The majority of the families we serve, receives some type of government assistance.

Population(s) Served
Family relationships
Unemployed people

The McNair-Harris Crescent Foundation partnered with the Marine Toys for Tots of Raleigh, NC for the 2020 Christmas Toy Distribution for 70 children in the Durham and surrounding areas. We also gathered and purchased toys and gifts for single mothers and their children

Population(s) Served
Ethnic and racial groups

The McNair-Harris Crescent Foundation partnered with the NPHC of Durham NC to provide Christmas toys for less fortunate children in Orange County. We were able to provide over 50 children toys for Christmas during the COVID-19 pandemic

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Single parents
Working poor
Children and youth
Single parents
Working poor
Low-income people
At-risk youth

The McNair-Harris Crescent Foundation donated more than 50 book bags, essential school supplies, personal care items, masks, and voter information to minority and lower income citizens of Durham NC. With the support of Durham Public Health Department, we provided COVID information and COVID vaccines. The McNair-Harris Crescent Foundation also partnered with National Night Out, Durham Police Department, and Durham Fire Department to provide interaction with the parents and children during the event to help promote positive community relationships.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Ethnic and racial groups
Family relationships
Social and economic status

The McNair-Harris Foundation donated school supplies and food for their food banks to local elementary and middle schools

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

The McNair-Harris Crescent Foundation's Black Books Rock program was created to increase the number of African American authored books in local school and community programs that provide tutoring and/or afterschool care libraries. The goal is to promote the importance of literacy in our community and enable students to have access to books that are both relatable and promote diverse themes. Secondarily, it exposes minority students to African American authors and books to broaden their academic experience. This year alone, we have donated 50 books with a goal of donating 250 books per year.

Population(s) Served
Age groups
Ethnic and racial groups
Economically disadvantaged people
Age groups
Ethnic and racial groups
Economically disadvantaged people
Children and youth

The McNair-Harris Crescent Foundation Summer Academic Enrichment Program aims to provide equal learning and growth opportunities for children from low-income families during the summer. By offering scholarships for summer camps, we strive to give our youth access to a safe and educational environment to enhance their social and academic skills. This initiative reflects our commitment to bridging the educational gap and fostering equitable growth opportunities for all children.

Purpose

Providing summer camp scholarships to low-income families ensures their children have access to a safe environment that fosters education and social skills during the summer.

Program Description

The MHCF Summer Academic Enrichment Program provides stipends and educational supplies for children of low-income homes in grades K-11 to attend an approved summer camp.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Parents
Children and youth

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.

Estimated dollar value of food donations distributed to community feedings programs

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Totals By Year
Related Program

Thanksgiving Feed A Family

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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

Provide 5 scholarships to minority and LBGTQ high school seniors

Provide back to school supplies to 50 students in lower income households (Operation School Readiness)

Provide 250 food insecure families in Durham and Orange County Thanksgiving Dinners (Thanksgiving Feed-A-Family)

Provide Christmas gifts to 10 families in the Triangle area (Angel Tree)

Provide local schools and youth tutoring groups with 500 books written by African American Authors

Scholarships
-Create a list of requirements for the scholarship and contact high school guidance counselors, black churches, and other community organization to distribute this information for prospective recipients. Create a scholarship application review committee to select the most qualified candidates. The winners will be contacted and a hybrid award ceremony will be held to announce the winners.

Operation School Readiness
-Apply for grants and ask the community for school supply donations. Purchase school supplies with money received from grants and donation. Partner with National Night Out and Durham Social Services to select a location to give away back to school supplies. We will have a DJ and Food as well for the students.

Thanksgiving Feed-A-Family
-Apply for grants and in kind donations from corporations, local businesses, and individuals. Obtain a list of the families from Durham and Orange County Social Services, Families Moving Forwards, and various schools. We will partner with Durham Graduate Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma, Durham Graduate Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta, and Chapel Hill Graduate Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta to help acquire donations, purchase items, sort and pack the dinners, and deliver them to the families.

Angel Tree
-Acquire list of families from direct request and recommendation from social services and other community service organizations. After the families are selected, we will obtain a list of their requested gifts. Ask the community for donation and purchase the remaining items on the list with the partnership of the Durham Graduate Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma. We will then deliver them to the families.

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 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 strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

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

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We act on the feedback we receive, We share the feedback we received with the people we serve

  • 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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McNair-Harris Crescent Foundation

Board of directors
as of 04/02/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Dr. Richard Moore

McNair-Harris Crescent Foundation

Term: 2023 - 2025

Dr. Richard Earl Moore

McNair-Harris Crescent Foundation

Dr. Mark Tracy

McNair-Harris Crescent Foundation

Jimmie L Anderson

McNair-Harris Crescent Foundation

Rhonda Dias

McNair-Harris Crescent Foundation

Rod Hargrave

McNair-Harris Crescent Foundation

Stephen Fusi

McNair-Harris Crescent Foundation

Brian Goings

McNair-Harris Crescent Foundation

Devin Scott

McNair-Harris Crescent Foundation

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 5/1/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

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

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

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