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Joseph & Elizabeth Quansah Foundation

Providing College Scholarships to Excellent but Needy Students in Ghana

aka JEQ Foundation   |   Auburn, AL   |  https://www.jequansahfoundation.org/

Mission

Our mission is to provide need-based college scholarships to students who have achieved academic excellence in Ghana, West Africa.

Notes from the nonprofit

JEQ Foundation has partnered with three organizations: Adumoss Engineering Ghana Ltd., MOBA80 USA, and Progress In Education (PIE) for tuition, residential scholarships, and internship opportunities for scholarship recipients in Ghana, West Africa. The Foundation has instituted a Memorial Scholarship Fund program for donors who want to honor their loved ones' memories.

Ruling year info

2019

Co-Founder & Co-President

Dr. Joseph Ivy Quansah Dr.

Co-Founder & Co-President

Dr. Elizabeth Ivy Quansah

Main address

P.O. Box 3524

Auburn, AL 36831-3524 USA

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EIN

84-3539460

NTEE code info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (B12)

IRS filing requirement

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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?

Need-Based College Scholarships for students in Ghana, West Africa

What We Do
We Provide
Tuition scholarship
• Funding for undergraduate tuition ($500 - $1,100 per year)
• Funding for college application fees ($30 - $50 per application)
• Support to high school graduates transitioning into colleges and universities in Ghana ($600 per year)

Housing Support
• Full or partial support for housing fee ($300 per year)

Technology
• Laptops (for selected recipients)

Student Support
• Academic advising
• Career guidance
• Counselling
• Mentorship
• Graduate school preparation

Population(s) Served
Social and economic status
Age groups
Ethnic and racial groups

Where we work

Awards

Global Impact Award 2022

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. Kappa Chi Chapter

Affiliations & memberships

Member, Auburn Chamber of Commerce 2022

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 alumni (regardless of last date of enrollment) who submit updated contact information to the alumni office within the most recent academic year

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Need-Based College Scholarships for students in Ghana, West Africa

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of students enrolled

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Need-Based College Scholarships for students in Ghana, West Africa

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total number of classes offered

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Need-Based College Scholarships for students in Ghana, West Africa

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of training events conducted

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Need-Based College Scholarships for students in Ghana, West Africa

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Average online donation

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Need-Based College Scholarships for students in Ghana, West Africa

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total dollars received in contributions

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Need-Based College Scholarships for students in Ghana, West Africa

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of students who receive scholarship funds and/or tuition assistance

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Need-Based College Scholarships for students in Ghana, West Africa

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total dollar amount of scholarship awarded

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Need-Based College Scholarships for students in Ghana, West Africa

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of graduates enrolled in higher learning, university, or technical/vocational training

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Need-Based College Scholarships for students in Ghana, West Africa

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.

To reach as many underserved but excellent students in Ghana as we can, to help them on their path to higher education and realize their potential.

Our annual goal is to award at least 20 new full tuition and residential scholarships each year.

Open our scholarship application campaign for at least 6 months
Increase our email marketing campaign to reach more higher education institutions in Ghana
Use a simple scholarship application form and make it easy for applicants to apply.
Word-of-mouth advertisement
Promote highly targeted social media advertisements
Leverage Ghanaian colleges, universities, groups social media pages, and websites to publicize the
Foundations scholarship programs
Engage in public relations and media relations in Ghana for our scholarship programs.
Post about your scholarship on industry-related websites
Increase the application selection pool
Engage volunteers in the selection process

The Foundation has an active website with the necessary information for prospective Ghanaian college and university student applicants. It also has active social media pages such as Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTube pages for marketing and publicizing our scholarship programs. We also have volunteer Ghanaian representatives and media personnel who help with the promotion of the Foundation's scholarship programs.

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 make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, 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 take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection

Financials

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Operations

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

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Joseph & Elizabeth Quansah Foundation

Board of directors
as of 01/29/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Dr. Joseph Quansah

Joseph & Elizabeth Quansah Foundation

Term: 2019 - 2024


Board co-chair

Dr. Elizabeth I Quansah

Joseph & Elizabeth Quansah Foundation

Term: 2019 - 2024

Linda Broz

Auburn University OLLI/JEQ Foundation

Dr. Elikem Gbeddy

Veterans Affairs, Hope Mills, NC/JEQ Foundation

Dr. Catherine Sam

Franciscan Alliance in Lafayette, Indiana/JEQ Foundation

Frank Asante

Business Owner, Lafayette IN

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? Not applicable
  • 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? Not applicable
  • 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 1/29/2024

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

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

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

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/05/2024

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 disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • 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 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.