Community Partners International

Empower communities. Transform lives.

aka Community Partners International   |   San Francisco, CA   |  www.cpintl.org

Mission

Build thriving communities in Southeast Asia through equitable access to quality health services for health and welfare. We achieve our mission through partnerships that are driven by local organizations using contextually appropriate, evidence-based approaches.

Ruling year info

2001

Executive Director

Dr. Si Thura

Main address

580 California Street 16th Floor

San Francisco, CA 94104 USA

Show more contact info

Formerly known as

Global Health Access Program

EIN

94-3375666

NTEE code info

International Development, Relief Services (Q30)

Community Health Systems (E21)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Sign in or create an account to view Form(s) 990 for 2019, 2018 and 2017.
Register now

Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

This profile needs more info.

If it is your nonprofit, add a problem overview.

Login and update

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?

Health

Community Partners International helps conflict-affected, hard-to-reach and under-served communities in Myanmar (Burma), Bangladesh and parts of South Asia to build and strengthen essential health services to achieve health for all. Our health work has been at the core of our mission since our founding. Our support to our community partners includes health systems strengthening; HIV/AIDS prevention and care; infectious disease prevention, treatment and elimination; maternal, newborn and child health; sexual and reproductive health and rights including gender-based violence; and community first aid.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Ethnic and racial groups

CPI works with communities in Myanmar (Burma) and Bangladesh to sustainably improve their quality of life according to their priorities. Together we provide access to clean water, good hygiene and sanitation; initiate renewable energy and cleaner cooking solutions; create livelihood opportunities; and improve community services and infrastructure.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Ethnic and racial groups

CPI provides humanitarian assistance and emergency relief to communities in Myanmar (Burma) and Bangladesh caught up in health and humanitarian emergencies. CPI’s approach focuses on developing community-led responses to these crises where possible to reduce dependency and build longer-term resilience. CPI is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and the Rohingya Refugee Crisis alongside other humanitarian emergencies.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Ethnic and racial groups

CPI supports research partnerships focused on Myanmar (Burma) and Bangladesh that bring together community-based and civil society organizations, academic institutions and governments to generate evidence to guide, assess and inform service planning, prioritization and program implementation, support advocacy and influence wider policy-making. We empower communities to set their own research agenda and lead participatory research initiatives that meet international standards and ethical principles.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Ethnic and racial groups

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn more about Sustainable Development Goals.

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?

    Community Partners International (CPI) serves vulnerable communities in Asia affected by conflict, violence, and displacement, in remote and hard-to-reach contexts, and marginalized through poverty and exclusion.

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

    SMS text surveys, Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Community meetings/Town halls, Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees, Suggestion box/email,

  • 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?

    We adjusted our implementation model and activities in Myanmar from long-term development to humanitarian assistance and emergency response because of the changing needs of the communities we serve that are affected by violence, conflict and political turmoil.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

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

    The relationship and power decisions were not changed significantly but the CPI's resource allocation was adjusted based on the needs and context of the communities and because of the feedback received.

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

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, 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 demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), 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, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome, 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, It is difficult to identify actionable feedback,

Financials

Community Partners International
lock

Unlock financial insights by subscribing to our monthly plan.

Subscribe

Unlock nonprofit financial insights that will help you make more informed decisions. Try our monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights?
Learn more about GuideStar Pro.

Operations

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

lock

Connect with nonprofit leaders

Subscribe

Build relationships with key people who manage and lead nonprofit organizations with GuideStar Pro. Try a low commitment monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights? Learn More about GuideStar Pro.

lock

Connect with nonprofit leaders

Subscribe

Build relationships with key people who manage and lead nonprofit organizations with GuideStar Pro. Try a low commitment monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights? Learn More about GuideStar Pro.

Community Partners International

Board of directors
as of 07/21/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Dr. Thomas Lee

No affiliation

Term: 2016 -

Thomas Lee

John McGonigle

Stanley Sze

James Baker

Linda Smith

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

GuideStar worked with BoardSource, the national leader in nonprofit board leadership and governance, to create this section.

  • 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 7/21/2022

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
Asian American/Pacific Islanders/Asian
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 07/21/2022

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 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 measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • 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.