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The CSP Foundation

It Takes A Golden Heart!

aka Children Support Program   |   Washington, DC   |  https://www.thecspfoundation.org

Mission

Our mission is to enhance the quality of life for children by providing communities in Sub-Saharan Africa with access to life-changing opportunities and sustainable solutions.

Ruling year info

2019

Founder & CEO

Fanta Sesay

Main address

10 G St NE, Suite 600

Washington, DC 20002-4253 USA

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EIN

84-2886422

NTEE code info

Youth Centers, Clubs, (includes Boys/Girls Clubs)- Multipurpose (O20)

Economic Development (S30)

Community Health Systems (E21)

IRS filing requirement

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

Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The CSP Foundation is dedicated to helping solve issues of childhood poverty in the Sub-Saharan regions of Africa.

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?

Centre D'Excellence | Center of Excellence

Center of Excellence is a community built, led, and run center for sustainable community development projects for children and their families. The center operates 5 days a week. Each center is intended to serve a minimum of 60 school attending children. Each child & staff member is served 2 nutritious meals/per day in the daily after-school program. In addition to FUN, the program includes English/French Language Immersion & a specially designed STEM/STEAM based curriculum. Our first established center is located in Fadama, Guinea. Next year will mark the building of a new COE and the expansion of the current one to 120 children, as we increase our capacity to serve.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Economically disadvantaged people

This yearly program has provided nearly 1,000 children, families and community leaders with recognition awards, stimulus grants, food, fun and appreciation.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Adults

This yearly program has provided entire communities with the opportunity for each child & adult to have 1 FREE medical exam/year & FREE accompanying medication distributed by licensed medical professionals.

Population(s) Served
Families
Children and youth

This prevention program has facilitated the training of staff and the children who attend our center with COVID-19 prevention measures. We have installed additional local hand-washing stations, enhanced cleaning of our facilities and distributed over 100 health/hygiene kits to aid in the prevention of the spread. This program has also provided over 30 volunteers in the field with stimulus grants of assistance due to the effects of COVID-19.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Adults

Grants have been provided to over 200 people since our inception in 2019 in the following areas: COVID-19 Stimulus, Business, Technical Training, Education, Food, Housing, Health and Merit Based Support

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.

Number of children who have the skills necessary to maintain personal health

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

Children and youth

Related Program

Centre D'Excellence | Center of Excellence

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Since our inception in 2019, we have provided 60 children with the training & tools necessary to maintain their personal health. We deliver monthly health/hygiene kits to facilitate this.

Number of students who demonstrate improved overall literacy

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

Children and youth

Related Program

Centre D'Excellence | Center of Excellence

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of schools established in rural communities

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

Adults, Children and youth

Related Program

Centre D'Excellence | Center of Excellence

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of adults who advance a full literacy level

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

Adults

Related Program

Centre D'Excellence | Center of Excellence

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of children achieving language and literacy proficiency

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

Children and youth

Related Program

Centre D'Excellence | Center of Excellence

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of students enrolled

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

Children and youth

Related Program

Centre D'Excellence | Center of Excellence

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of health/hygiene product and/or tools of care (mosquito nets, soap, etc.) administered

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

Children and youth, Adults

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of children with disabilities receiving early intervention services

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

Children and youth

Related Program

Centre D'Excellence | Center of Excellence

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of pregnant women receiving early and adequate prenatal care

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

Women and girls

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of instances of maternal complications during hospitalized labor and delivery

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

Women and girls

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of people receiving safe drinking water from community systems

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

Children and youth, Adults

Related Program

Centre D'Excellence | Center of Excellence

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of children treated for acute malnutrition

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

Children and youth

Related Program

Centre D'Excellence | Center of Excellence

Type of Metric

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of children who have access to healthcare

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

Children and youth

Related Program

Centre D'Excellence | Center of Excellence

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of computer literacy/skills/technology courses conducted

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

Children and youth, Adults, Young adults

Related Program

Centre D'Excellence | Center of Excellence

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of clients who become literate because of literacy education programs by the nonprofit

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

Young adults

Related Program

Centre D'Excellence | Center of Excellence

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of people within the organization's service area accessing food aid

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

Adults

Type of Metric

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of businesses developed

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

Adults

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Total dollar amount of grants awarded

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

Adults

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of families served

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

Adults

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of training programs created

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

Children and youth, Adults, Young adults

Related Program

Centre D'Excellence | Center of Excellence

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.

The CSP Foundation is committed to enhancing the quality of life for children by providing communities in Sub-Saharan Africa with access to life-changing opportunities and sustainable solutions.

Our plans for the rural Sub-Saharan regions we impact:

1. Create sustainable community Centers of Excellence (COE) for children and families . COE is a central meeting place that provides necessary skills based training to children and adults. Specifically, the goal of the CSP Center of Excellence (COE) is to produce well rounded children who will grow to become the future leaders of their communities. Our 2030 vision is to build 10 centers in 10 years. We collaborate directly with the communities to help them build, lead, and run their individual Centers of Excellence.

2. Children's Day - An annual day of fun and an Awards Recognition Ceremony for the local community members who have supported the children we impact in Africa.

3. Community Health Day - An annual day of health exams, health education and medication distribution to the local communities we support.

4. Conducting the following Sustainability Initiatives:

-Sustainability Grants: (COVID-19 Stimulus, Business, Technical Training, Education, Food, Housing, Health and Merit Based Support)
- Solar Energy to Rural Villages
- Agricultural Community Based Farms
- Specialized Adult Education and Technical Certificate Programs (English & French Language, Sewing, Driving, Construction etc...)
- COVID-19 Prevention Program
- Hospital Cleaning & Sanitation Program
- Hospital Medical Donations Delivery
- Rural Hospital Revitalization & Support Initiatives
- Pregnant & Nursing Mothers Initiatives
- Clean & Accessible Water Collaboration Program

Our overall capacity depends upon the availability of resources and funding. As an international organization, we recruit & support over 40 volunteers to ensure proper maintenance of our operations globally. Their assistance greatly allows us the capacity to impact daily in the communities that we serve.

We have been successful in our efforts thus far. This is outlined in more detail on our website: www.TheCSPFoundation.org

Since our "official" inception in 2019, we have greatly impacted the countries of Sierra Leone and Guinea.

Our Successful Programs:

1. Children's Day - Fadama, Guinea & Kamabai, Sierra Leone - This yearly program has provided nearly 1,000 children, families and community leaders with recognition awards, stimulus grants, food, fun and appreciation.

2. Community Health Day - Fadama, Guinea & Kamabai, Sierra Leone - This yearly program has provided entire communities with the opportunity for each child & adult to have 1 FREE medical exam/year & FREE accompanying medication.

3. Hospital Health & Sanitation Program - Fadama, Guinea - This program provides weekly cleaning of the local hospital & toilet facilities in the rural village of Fadama.

4. COVID-19 Prevention Program - Fadama, Guinea & Sierra Leone - This prevention program has facilitated the training of staff and the children who attend our center with COVID-19 prevention measures. We have installed additional local hand-washing stations, enhanced cleaning of our facilities and distributed over 100 health/hygiene kits to aid in the prevention of the spread. This program has also provided over 30 volunteers in the field with stimulus grants of assistance due to the effects of COVID-19.

5. Center of Excellence - Fadama, Guinea - The center operates 5 days a week. Each center is intended to serve a minimum of 60 school attending children. Each child & staff member is served 2 meals/per day in the daily after-school program. In addition to FUN, the program includes English/French Language Immersion & a specially designed STEM/STEAM based curriculum. Our first established center is located in Fadama, Guinea. Next year will mark the building of a new COE and the expansion of the current one to 120 children, as we increase our capacity to serve.

6. Sustainability Grants - Sierra Leone & Guinea - Grants have been provided to over 200 people since our inception in 2019 in the following areas: COVID-19 Stimulus, Business, Technical Training, Education, Food, Housing, Health and Merit Based Support

Financials

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Operations

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

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The CSP Foundation

Board of directors
as of 01/18/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Fanta Sesay

The CSP Founadation


Board co-chair

Surakata Kondeh

The CSP Foundation

Kadijatu Sesay

The CSP Foundation

Surakata Kondeh

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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 11/8/2020

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
Black/African American/African
Gender identity
Female
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Person with a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 08/28/2020

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • 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.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • 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 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 help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • 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.