Loving Hearts Foundation for Africa USA

Transforming lives by providing educational, social, and spiritual renewal.

aka Loving Hearts Foundation for Africa   |   Nine Mile Falls, WA   |  lovingheartsfoundationforafrica.org

Mission

Transforming Lives by reaching vulnerable communities in Africa and by providing educational, social, and spiritual renewal.

Ruling year info

2020

Chairperson

Pam Noland

Secretary

Karsten Mickelson

Main address

23022 N McLellan Rd PO BOX 606

Nine Mile Falls, WA 99026 USA

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EIN

85-1017126

NTEE code info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (B12)

Christian (X20)

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?

Good Hope School

Transforming communities by providing educational, social, and spiritual renewal. We have built a primary school, with a school kitchen building and a latrine in a rural village outside of Zirobwe, Uganda. (2 hour drive from Kampala, Uganda). We currently have 150 children enrolled. We also have purchased 5 acres of land, currently used for a farm to help provide the food needed for school meals, as well as diversifying crops for teaching village members self-sustaining techniques for food security, and capacity building.
Also, a deep borehole well has been put in to give the whole village a clean water supply. Pastors from a church in Kampala drives to the village on Sundays to hold church services in the school building as well.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Economically disadvantaged people
People of African descent
Orphans

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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 fund our partner NGO in Uganda to provide primary education for children in Zirobwe Community, as well as providing programs for village members to overcome severe poverty. Our farming project grows crops for the school children's two meals a day while at school, and teaches village members self-sustaining agriculture techniques by incorporating other food crops, to both supplement their own food supply, and eventually sell for income. The church project provides teaching and spiritual care for the village, and enhances healthy relationships, utilizing the newly built school structure. We encourage community involvement in the operation of the school, farm, and church.

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

    Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Community meetings/Town halls,

  • 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 identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    The five acre farm was previously used solely for growing crops to feed the children at school, and extra was given to village members who were unable to obtain food due to the prolong Covid 19 pandemic lockdown in Uganda. Meetings and in-person informal interviews were held, voicing a need to learn skills for self-sufficiency. The Uganda team added an agriculturist, who is now diversifying crops on the farm, incorporating fast, medium, and long growth crops for a food continuous food supply. She is empowering village members to improve their livelihoods by teaching them various growing techniques, even crops in small spaces of containers, which teach the children as well. The future crop to sell in open market will be primarily coffee, in addition to various fruits.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our board, Our funders,

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

    The village people have become more involved with the operation of the school--parents fetch water from the new well our organization had drilled, parents are committed to cook for the school meals, others gather firewood for the stoves, men have dug deep holes on the farm for the planting of tree suckers, while other weed and hoe the ground. Knowing these investments are for their community's future has changed their mind sets, and has made the partner relationship stronger. This economic empowerment has seemed to inspire others in the area to get involved as well.

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

    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 take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, 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,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time,

Financials

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

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Loving Hearts Foundation for Africa USA

Board of directors
as of 03/07/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Pam Noland

Loving Hearts Foundation for Africa

Term: 2020 - 2025

Mike Noland

Loving Hearts Foundation for Africa

Sallie Roberts

Loving Hearts Foundation for Africa

Anna Whiteside

Loving Hearts Foundation for Africa

Karsten Mickelson

Loving Hearts Foundation for Africa

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? Yes
  • 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? 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? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 3/7/2022

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
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

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Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/06/2022

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Data
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
Policies and processes
  • 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.