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Mobility Worldwide

Providing Mobility Carts to the world’s most vulnerable since 1994.

Columbia, MO   |  www.mobilityworldwide.org

Mission

Mobility Worldwide seeks to reflect the love of God by bringing mobility and dignity to those in developing countries who are unable to walk.

Notes from the nonprofit

We have produced and distributed over 100,000 Mobility Carts. We continue our quest for field evaluations (design and health points) from current carts recipients. We have started work on an Africa Initiative to increase carts on that continent thru US shipments and in country production.

Ruling year info

2006

Executive Director

Dr. Christopher J Stanfill

Main address

503 E Nifong Blvd Ste H, Box 186

Columbia, MO 65201 USA

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EIN

86-1128278

NTEE code info

International Relief (Q33)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 10% of people in need of a wheelchair have access to one and 80% of those in need live in the developing world.

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?

Mobility Cart production & distribution

Mobility Worldwide: coordination of 20 US, 1 Zambian, 1 Sierra Leonean, and 1 Liberian (under development) Mobility Cart production sites (http://mobilityworldwide.org/affiliates/), and assistance in the dissemination of mobility vehicles to international agencies/sponsors.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities

Where we work

Awards

humanitarian award 2014

Krio Descendants Union of Texas (Sierra Leone)

Affiliations & memberships

United Methodist Association 2015

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 Mobility Carts made.

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

People with disabilities, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Mobility Cart production & distribution

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of distribution partners willing to offer the Mobility Carts to those in need in the developing world.

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

People with disabilities, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Mobility Cart production & distribution

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of products distributed

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

People with disabilities, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Mobility Cart production & distribution

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.

To help the impoverished by providing them with wheelchairs, tricycles, and/or carts suitable for the rugged terrain where they live.

Establish production facilities that produce wheelchair carts for the poor while also collecting mobility assistive devices (i.e., crutches and walkers) to distribute to those in need.

We currently have 22 functioning production facilities and are working to establish more with a focus on Africa locations.

We have hand crafted and given away nearly 100,000 Mobility Carts since our founding and currently make about 7,000 annually.

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 strengthen relationships with the people we serve

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

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time

Financials

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Operations

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

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Mobility Worldwide

Board of directors
as of 01/18/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Margot Newcomb

Brazos Valley TX affiliate

Term: 2020 - 2026

Christine Roberto

Vice Chair

Margot Newcomb

with MW TX-Brazos Valley

Christopher Stanfill

Ex-officio/Executive Director - MW Intl

Gabi Osori

Honduran Health Professional

Mel Toellner

with MW-Columbia

Joel Wolfe

with MW-Holland MI

Jessica Bedoya

Virginia, USA

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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/3/2024

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
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, 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

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/09/2021

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 employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
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 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.