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NATIONAL COMMUNITY PHARMACISTS ASSOCIATION FOUNDATION INC

Elevating the practice of independent community pharmacy.

aka NCPA Foundation   |   Alexandria, VA   |  www.ncpafoundation.org

Mission

The NCPA Foundation's mission is to improve community-based health care access by supporting efforts that promote the sustainability and growth of independent community pharmacists, the most accessible health care provider, through scholarships, grants, and ownership development.

Ruling year info

2011

Executive Director

Sonja Pagniano

Main address

100 Daingerfield Rd

Alexandria, VA 22314 USA

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EIN

90-0633086

NTEE code info

Public Foundations (T30)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Community pharmacists are local health care problem-solvers who can customize solutions to local health challenges for individuals, groups, and employers. Future generations of independent community pharmacists are facing unprecedented challenges. The next generation of independent community pharmacists has a tough road ahead. While these pharmacies offer a personalized touch and build relationships with patients, several challenges threaten their survival. Here's a summary of some of the challenges they face: 1) Reimbursement rates for prescriptions are a major concern. It's becoming hard to compete with larger chains that can leverage their buying power for better deals with drug manufacturers. 2) Economic factors like inflation and supply chain disruptions make it harder for independent pharmacies to stay afloat. 3) It's difficult to offer the same level of price competitiveness and building trust with new customers takes time. 4) Lack of support in times of disaster.

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?

Disaster Response

The NCPA Foundation provides aid to community pharmacy owners for their recovery in the event of disaster or other adverse circumstances.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Ethnic and racial groups
Ethnic and racial groups
Self-employed people
Adults

NCPA Foundation provides scholarships for current U.S.-based pharmacy students. The application opens in December and closes the following March each year. Scholarships are distributed directly to the schools in October of the same year.

Population(s) Served
Young adults

NCPA Foundation provides an online resource (http://disposemymeds.org/) to help people find medication disposal programs at an independent community pharmacy in their neighborhood.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Preteens
Ethnic and racial groups
Caregivers
Families

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.

Total dollar amount of scholarship awarded

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

Young adults

Related Program

Scholarships

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Number is approximate.

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

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

Young adults

Related Program

Scholarships

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total number of competitions held

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

Young adults

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

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.

The NCPA Foundation wants to ensure that future generations of independent community pharmacists can own their own businesses, secure access to this integral healthcare service especially in rural communities, and make it possible for independent community pharmacies to continue operating in times of disasters.

Our mission is to improve community-based health care access by supporting efforts that promote the sustainability and growth of independent community pharmacists, the most accessible health care provider, through scholarships, grants, and ownership development.

Financial Assistance:
Expand scholarship and grant programs to ease student debt burden, attracting future pharmacists.
Advocate for low-interest loans and loan forgiveness programs specifically for pharmacy ownership, particularly in underserved rural areas.

Business Development:
Support mentorship programs connecting experienced pharmacists with aspiring owners for guidance on business operations and navigating regulations. Help to develop resources and workshops on implementing digital tools to enhance patient experience and compete effectively.

Disaster Preparedness:
Partner with emergency management agencies & organizations to train pharmacists on disaster response and continuity plans. Continue to grow and offer grant programs to help pharmacies in times of disaster.

We are hoping to grow and expand our work over the next 5 years. We just hired an Executive Director to invest in some of the strategies listed previously. We are confident that with our close partnership with NCPA and by cultivating new partnerships we can meet our goals.

Since 1992, the NCPA Foundation has granted out $30 million to students, including $15.4 million in scholarship aid.

Financials

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Operations

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

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NATIONAL COMMUNITY PHARMACISTS ASSOCIATION FOUNDATION INC

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

PharmD Gerald Shapiro

C Robert Blake

Blake Pharmacy

Bill Osborn

Osborn Drugs

John Schutte

GeriMed, Inc.

Gerald Shapiro

Uptown Drug Company

Scott Pace

Impact Management Group

Sharon Sherrer

Poole's Clinical Services

Donnie Calhoun

Calhoun Wellness Pharmacy

Mark Riley

East End Pharmacy

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 ? 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 4/25/2024

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
Multi-Racial/Multi-Ethnic (2+ races/ethnicities)
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

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 04/25/2024

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Data
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • 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 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.