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INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION FOR WORLD FREEDOM

aka IFWF   |   Los Angeles, CA   |  http://www.ifworldfreedom.org

Mission

The mission of IFWF is to protect the human rights of refugees, victims of war, and armed conflicts. We stand for safe resettlement of immigrants and their families; protection for those who seek harbor in fear for life and persecution is our focus. IFWF accomplishes its mission by charitable programs in social services and emergency assistance.

Ruling year info

2011

Principal Officer

Yuliya Davtyan

Main address

633 W 5th Street 26th Floor

Los Angeles, CA 90071 USA

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EIN

87-0720574

NTEE code info

Civil Rights, Advocacy for Specific Groups (R20)

Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (W99)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

'According to the US Department of State, the US is estimated to have admitted 85,000 refugees from around the world in this fiscal year. For the past 10 years, California has had one of the highest refugee resettlement rates in the nation. The individuals that have undergone the vetting process and achieved refugee status have undoubtedly gained a chance at a new life of safety for themselves and for their family. However, the experience of building a new life in a new country is a challenging one. At IFWF, we strive to assist in this process. One of our most fundamental programs is ‘Products 4 Home’ in which we accept donations of household goods and coordinate the distribution to families. Delivering these products is just one way that we can help new families adjust, and let them know that they have the support of their new community. To participate, please check our eligibility requirements. 'More often than not, refugees must flee their homes and lives without much warning

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?

Products 4 Home

IFWF accomplishes its mission by charitable programs in social services and emergency assistance.
Over a dozen years have passed since we opened our doors, and the world has changed. Countries have been destroyed; people flee in fear for their life in masses. At IFWF, we hear cries of children. They are suffering through a living hell; tortured, killed, maimed, turned into suicide bombers, imprisoned, and starved to death. Children are paying the highest price in numerous wars around the world today.
IFWF has been providing social services for immigrants for the past 14 years. The changing world and the state of armed conflicts today direct our focus to the needs of children. Our mission and capabilities will first serve refugee children, the largest, most indigent, and most vulnerable group.

Population(s) Served
Families
Children and youth

We provide immigration services by referring refugees to legal consultants and advocating for their human rights.

Population(s) Served
Families

Membership driven Network for public charities. Services for members include re-granting of household products, toys, and appliances in bulk for distribution to qualified individuals in need.

Population(s) Served
Adults

It is evident IFWF continues to play a vital role in the lives of low-and no-income immigrants and refugees in providing these essential resources, however, we also acknowledge that in order to achieve our mission we must provide other services outside of our current scope. Therefore, we have decided to introduce a new program which offers essential Financial Literacy to these vulnerable populations.

IFWF is developing a new program that will serve the same vulnerable populations. In the United States, it is exceedingly difficult for immigrants to gain knowledge about personal finance, especially considering barriers such as insufficient grasp of the English language or the inability to access online resources. IFWF seeks to bridge this information gap by creating a Financial Literacy course specifically geared towards immigrants and refugees. The course will help newcomers learn the U.S. economic system and will give the tools necessary to budget, save money, and develop good credit.

Population(s) Served
Refugees and displaced people

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 clients served

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

Adults

Related Program

Products 4 Home

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Context Notes

We serve over 850 members of our target population directly and indirectly through the Products4Home program since COVID-19 started.

Number of organizational partners

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

Adults

Related Program

Products 4 Home

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Over 20 organizations partner with us and joined our Products4Home program in 2020.

Average number of service recipients per month

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

Adults

Related Program

Products 4 Home

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

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 International Foundation for World Freedom (IFWF) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that helps refugees and immigrants to the United States settle into their new homes and lives. The mission of the organization is to help serve the most vulnerable population of immigrants, refugees, and their children who have been displaced by war or other armed government conflict through providing shelter, basic needs and transitional support during the first months of their arrival to the United States.

The International Foundation for World Freedom meets its goals of helping ease the transition of immigrating families by providing them with shelter, household goods, and coaching. The foundation accomplishes these goals through:

• Supplying high quality household items including furniture, bedding, toiletries, towels, and other items that no person can live without;
• Providing consulting services, job coaching, and mentoring to individuals and families settling in the United States;
• Developing programs to provide refugees with short-term, free housing;
• Referring clients to providers of social services necessary to help them transition into a new life, school, and job.

IFWF partners with local organizations and companies to provide resources through:

In-Kind Grants
IFWF solicits and receives in-kind grants of home goods and food from major retailers. These goods are cataloged and warehoused, where they are distributed to families in need by IFWF staff and volunteers.

Non-Profit Partnerships
IFWF partners with local nonprofit organizations in and around the Los Angeles area to provide families with the support they need. These organizations include: community clinics, churches, and home ownership advocacy groups. IFWF is able to deliver bi-monthly or monthly loads of needed goods, and also build strong relationships with organizations that can further assist families as they transition to a new life in the United States.

Currently, the International Foundation for World Freedom is the only organization within a 50 mile radius of their headquarters working directly with families and nonprofits to re-grant high quality in-kind donations. The foundation create a streamlined donation process for major organizations and small nonprofits, assuring that goods are matched easily with families who need them most. Volunteers work one-on-one with families to provide hands-on service and to make sure that each family that the foundation works with is treated with respect and care.

Through the online Network for Charitable Organizations on the foundation website, local organizations can easily sign up to receive bi-monthly or monthly donations from the foundation's warehouse. The foundation also serves hundreds of families directly, through the volunteer-run warehouse of in-kind donations.

The International Foundation for World Freedom utilizes a network of volunteers, organizations and businesses to serve more than 500 families directly each year, with thousands of families served through their partner network. More than 90% of the foundation's annual budget going directly to programming.

Since being founded in 2004, the International Foundation for World Freedom has seen consistent growth. Progress and success is measured by:
• Assessing the strength of relationships with grant-making organizations;
• Growing the network of nonprofits that IFWF works with;
• Serving more families each year;
• Donating a higher quantity and value of goods each year.

In the last two years, the foundation has received unlimited funding for product grants from eight major corporations, and can re-grant all goods to other organizations within the IFWF nonprofit network. The volume of in-kind donations received tripled, and the value of the donations has increased 1,600 percent.

In 2012, the foundation saw a 40% increase in nonprofit partnerships, and currently serves over 500 families directly each year. The increase in partnerships allows the IFWF to indirectly serve upwards of 5,000 families in the area 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 collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person),

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

    To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

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

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, 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 tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Operations

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

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INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION FOR WORLD FREEDOM

Board of directors
as of 08/20/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Yuliya Davtyan

Mohamed Ibrahim

Elza Rafikova

Agape Church

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 8/20/2022

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, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 11/06/2021

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 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 have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.