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MARY POWELL FOUNDATION INC

Encouraging Community Service

aka mpfusa.org   |   Staten Island, NY   |  www.mpfusa.org
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MARY POWELL FOUNDATION INC

EIN: 45-2436650


Mission

To recognize and support people, organizations and causes that exhibit selfless dedication to helping others, doing what is morally right, and taking the initiative to become involved in one's community.

Ruling year info

2013

Chairman

Richard Powell

Treasurer

Kathleen Cafiso

Main address

40 Summit Pl

Staten Island, NY 10312 USA

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EIN

45-2436650

Subject area info

Nonprofits

Civic participation

Civics for youth

Population served info

Children and youth

Adolescents

Adults

People with psychosocial disabilities

Veterans

NTEE code info

Voluntarism Promotion (T40)

Citizenship Programs, Youth Development (O54)

Citizen Participation (W24)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

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

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Volunteerism, essential in a civilized society, supplements what governments can do with limited resources and capabilities. Volunteering is not easy when people have so much else to manage. Community groups struggle to engage local, particularly younger, residents.
The value of reward & recognition is well documented, yet many well-intentioned organizations lack the skills or manpower to ensure a gratifying experience for volunteers, leaving many uninspired by their experience after putting great effort and sacrifice into it. Some are undeterred, while others are less inclined to continue to volunteer.
There are many ways to recognize volunteers and make them feel appreciated for the service they provide. Inspiring volunteers with such recognition leads to continued service and the inspiration of others.
We encourage voluntary community service by recognizing & rewarding volunteers. The gratitude and pride we witness through our programs consistently validates our mission.

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?

Scholarships

Currently endowing and awarding annual scholarships to Junior High School, High School and Graduate students.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Adults

As a Certifying Organization for the PVSA, the Mary Powell Foundation proudly identifies qualified recipients who demonstrate the traits we seek to recognize and support, validates their hours of voluntary service and grants the prestigious award to deserving recipients.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Adults

Named for a gifted musician and foundation supporter who passed unexpectedly in 2015, the program sponsors US veterans with post traumatic stress disorder, referred by Veterans Administration health care professionals to experience the healing power of music through a national program called Guitars For Vets.

Population(s) Served
Veterans
People with psychosocial disabilities

The Mary Powell Foundation rallies community volunteers in Brooklyn, NY annually to man a rest stop for cyclists during the September 'NYC Century Tour' through New York City. The event advocates for 'Vision Zero', an international movement to make roads and urban streets safe for cyclists and pedestrians navigating among automobile traffic.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth
Ethnic and racial groups

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 academic scholarships awarded

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

Students, Adolescents, Preteens, Young adults

Related Program

Scholarships

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of Presidential Volunteer Service Awards Granted

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

Young adults, Seniors, Older adults, Adolescents, Preteens

Related Program

President's Volunteer Service Award

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The COVID pandemic of 2020-21 limited volunteer activities & PVSA candidates, but '22 reflected a gradual return to pre-pandemic attitudes & activities and we remain optimistic for '23 and beyond.

Number of veterans with PTSD sponsored for music therapy.

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

Veterans

Related Program

Danny Quinn Music Fund

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

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 goals of the Mary Powell Foundation include:
- To remain focused on fulfillment of our mission by;
- Continuing to grant an increasing number of annual scholarships
and awards to qualifying recipients.
- Expand our programs, activities and events to engage more
volunteers each year.
- To raise sufficient funds to ensure growth and sustainability of the
foundation.

1. Strengthen our board and volunteer corps with like-minded
individuals capable of improving our community outreach and
operational efficiencies.
2. Nurture our existing community partnerships and develop additional
partnerships that can help achieve our program expansion goals.
3. Employ the skills of our awesome volunteers (the Board and
others) to enhance our fundraising efforts.

As an all-volunteer organization, we have demonstrated notable capabilities in:
1. Gaining trust and support from a wide range of people &
organizations - based upon a noble mission.
2. Managing our budget and finances responsibly to build a sustained
and sustainable organization now in its thirteenth year.
3. Capitalizing on the skills and passions of our volunteers to build a
strong reputation of accomplishment and impact in several states.

26 scholarships awarded / endowed to date (2011 through 12/31/22);
- 11 Graduate Students
- 12 High School Students
- 17 Junior High School Students

18 President's Volunteer Service Awards

31 VA referred veterans sponsored through Guitars For Vets

11 successful Community Events coordinated / conducted / hosted

Next, is to:
Continue to do what we are doing and
Expand our programs and events to:
Increase the number of awards / scholarships we can grant,
Increase volunteer engagement at the events we facilitate.

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 identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To inform the development of new programs/projects, 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?

Financials

MARY POWELL FOUNDATION INC

Financial data

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

MARY POWELL FOUNDATION INC

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: 2021

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Revenue
Contributions, Grants, Gifts $5,065
Program Services $0
Membership Dues $0
Special Events $0
Other Revenue $184
Total Revenue $5,265
Expenses
Program Services $3,600
Administration $0
Fundraising $0
Payments to Affiliates $0
Other Expenses $0
Total Expenses $3,600

MARY POWELL FOUNDATION INC

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: 2021

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Assets
Total Assets $34,491
Liabilities
Total Liabilities $0
Fund balance (EOY)
Net Assets $34,491

Operations

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

Documents
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Chairman

Richard Powell

A Professional of the Academy of Healthcare Management, Licensed Nursing Home Administrator & Quality Improvement Consultant, Richard's diverse life journey has taken him from a being a competitive interscholastic athlete in NYC to a decorated military officer and a highly successful manager for a leading global pharmaceutical company. He has volunteered as a coach, mentor, non-profit board member, health awareness educator & public speaker. Actively involved with national, regional, local and grassroots non-profit organizations for many years, Richard was inspired to start the charitable foundation that bears his mother's name by her compelling and remarkable story. Mary Powell was a celebrated community organizer and volunteer who set an example of selflessness, commitment and initiative that the foundation seeks to recognize and inspire in others.

Treasurer

Kathleen Cafiso

A Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Kathleen is the Director of Finance for the New York Theatre Ballet and is dedicated to community service. She has offered her time and talent to the Highbridge Community Life Center in the South Bronx and as a Girl Scout Leader and member of her local PTA.

There are no officers, directors or key employees recorded for this organization

There are no highest paid employees recorded for this organization.

MARY POWELL FOUNDATION INC

Board of directors
as of 06/15/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board chair

Richard Powell

Richard Powell

Kathleen Cafiso

Alan Taylor

Ed Jaworski

Sabrina Jean-Pierre

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/7/2023

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Decline to state
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data