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USA for Nature Power Foundation

Ashburn, VA   |  naturepowerusa.org

Mission

Improve living conditions, empower people, and transform vulnerable communities into sustainable ones through innovative solutions using clean technologies.

Ruling year info

2021

Principal Officer

Laura Rojas

Main address

22971 Quiet Crossing Ter, Ashburn, VA 20148

Ashburn, VA 20148 USA

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EIN

85-3673139

NTEE code info

International Development, Relief Services (Q30)

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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?

Nature Village

Nature Village transforms rural communities into solar communities, bringing clean water and electricity for the first time in those remote communities.

Nature Village represents a strategic paradigm in community development. Rooted in the principles of sustainability and community empowerment, it's a transformative model. By integrating essential elements like water infrastructure, solar energy, and community-led initiatives, Nature Village is designed to be a holistic social intervention. This innovative initiative addresses not only the immediate needs of communities but also fosters resilience, economic growth, and environmental stewardship.

Population(s) Served

The Power of Water is a strategic initiative embodying the organization's commitment to positive and sustainable change in rural communities. Recognizing water as an essential resource, the program not only ensures reliable access to clean water, improving health and freeing time for more productive activities but also empowers women and youth by relieving them of the daily burden of water collection. Moreover, by balancing human needs with environmental conservation, the program aims to harmonize community development with the preservation of natural ecosystems. With an innovative, data-driven approach, Nature Power Foundation transforms aqueduct construction into a holistic engine of change, catalyzing rural entrepreneurship, fostering education, and promoting sustainable prosperity in the regions served.

Population(s) Served

The Power of Sun program transforms potential of solar energy to propel sustainable development in underserved communities. This initiative recognizes the sun not just as a source of clean and renewable energy but as a catalyst for positive change. By installing solar panels through a rural microgrids, the program ensures reliable and affordable electricity, powering homes, schools, and community spaces. Beyond alleviating the lack of energy in rural and remote communities, it catalyzes rural entrepreneurship by supporting solar cooperatives, driving economic activities, and empowering women and youth. The Power of Sun embodies Nature Power Foundation's commitment to innovative, data-driven solutions that not only meet immediate needs but also lay the foundation for enduring community prosperity, environmental stewardship, and a brighter, sustainable future.

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 communities provided clean water

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

The Power of Water

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of people receiving safe drinking water from community systems

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

The Power of Water

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of water projects built

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

Extremely poor people

Related Program

The Power of Water

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

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.

Nature Power Foundation (NPF) is dedicated to fostering community empowerment, sustainable development, and environmental conservation. Our primary goals encompass providing rural communities with access to clean water and renewable energy solutions, thereby improving living conditions and catalyzing economic growth. Through innovative social intervention models, education, and collaborative partnerships, we aim to create lasting, positive impacts in the areas of water security, energy access, and overall community well-being. NPF is committed to implementing replicable and scalable initiatives that address the root causes of challenges faced by underserved communities, contributing to a more resilient and sustainable future.

Nature Power Foundation (NPF) employs a multi-faceted strategy to achieve its goals:

Community-Centric Approach: NPF engages communities actively, ensuring that projects are tailored to their specific needs and challenges. This participatory approach fosters a sense of ownership and commitment among community members.

Innovative Social Intervention: The foundation implements innovative models of social intervention that go beyond conventional approaches. These models focus on holistic community development, integrating solutions for water access, renewable energy, and education.

Educational Initiatives: NPF recognizes the critical role of education in sustainable development. The foundation emphasizes educational programs that empower community members with knowledge and skills, enhancing their ability to lead and sustain projects.

Data-Driven Solutions: using emerging technologies, NPF incorporates data-driven solutions such as water quality sensors and open data platforms. This approach ensures informed decision-making, accountability, and the ability to replicate successful models in different contexts.

Collaborative Partnerships: NPF actively collaborates with local, national, and international partners, aligning its efforts with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and fostering comprehensive interventions. These collaborations enhance the impact and scalability of the foundation's initiatives.

Empowerment and Capacity Building: The foundation focuses on empowering women, youth, and community members through capacity-building initiatives. This not only addresses immediate challenges but also lays the foundation for long-term sustainability and resilience.

Replicability and Scalability: NPF designs its interventions with replicability and scalability in mind. By creating models that can be successfully replicated in different communities and contexts, the foundation aims to maximize its positive impact on a broader scale.

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 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

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

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

Financials

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Operations

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

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USA for Nature Power Foundation

Board of directors
as of 02/05/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Franklin Guerrero

USA for Nature Power Foundation

Dulcy Hooper

USA for Nature Power 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? Yes

Organizational demographics

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

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
Hispanic/Latino/Latina/Latinx
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 07/07/2022

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 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 help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • 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.