PLATINUM2023

MAIN LINE INDIAN ASSOCIATION

aka MLIA   |   Media, PA   |  www.mainlineindians.org
GuideStar Charity Check

MAIN LINE INDIAN ASSOCIATION

EIN: 46-2101108


Mission

The mission of Main Line Indian Association is to promote local intra- and inter-cultural connections by providing a forum for the fostering and sharing of Indian culture through educational, cultural, and social programs and activities.

Ruling year info

2013

President

Mr. Rajiv Trivedi

Main address

65 Cedar Hill Lane

Media, PA 19063 USA

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EIN

46-2101108

Subject area info

Cultural awareness

Population served info

Adults

Families

NTEE code info

Cultural, Ethnic Awareness (A23)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

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

Tax forms

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Communication

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Our organization fulfills the need in our community to bring those folks of Indian descent together to learn about and celebrate our heritage. We also help families teach their children about our culture.

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?

Diwali Banquet

This annual event usually occurs in October or November and is a celebration of the Indian Festival of Lights. During this event we showcase Indian music, dance, and other talents as performed by our local youth. The event also features a cocktail reception, dinner, and dancing. It's a great way to bring the community together to celebrate what we have, share our culture with the community and our children.

Population(s) Served
Families

This event is a fun spring festival to celebrate the Indian festival of Holi. Activities are provided for all ages along with food and merchandise vendors. The event ends with the customary color celebration of Holi.

Population(s) Served
Families

Youth showcase their talents for the community.

Population(s) Served
Families

Folk-dancing festival

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

United Way Member Agency 2014

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 Facebook followers

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

People of South Asian descent

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of people on the organization's email list

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

People of South Asian descent

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of attendees present at rallies/events

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

People of South Asian descent

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

No in-person events due to COVID pandemic.

Number of public events held to further mission

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

People of South Asian descent

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

During COVID events were held virtually.

Number of community events or trainings held and attendance

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

People of South Asian descent

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total dollars received in contributions

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

People of South Asian descent

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Due to COVID, we were unable to host in-person events until 2022. Fundraising was not a priority in 2022.

Number of unique website visitors

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

People of South Asian descent

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

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.

Our goals are to share with our families and children about the Indian community as well as share the richness of our culture with others in the community.

We will continue to host popular Indian holiday celebrations. We will continue to collaborate with other groups/organizations to help bring the richness of Indian culture to our community through art, dance, cooking, speaker series, etc.

We are not a religious organization or regional Indian organization. Therefore we are inclusive rather than exclusive. This brings together people from all Indian cultures and background along with others that just want to learn more about the Indian culture.

We are becoming more well known in the community and other organizations are starting to recognize us as a major group representing Indians in the area. We hope that more people from the community continue to get involved in our organization and take leadership in the community. We also are continuing to work on establishing a dedicated donor base to help sustain the organization going forward. But we need to work on getting more monetary support from families in our community.

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 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 strengthen relationships with the people we serve

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

    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 engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time, It is hard to come up with good questions to ask people, It is difficult to get honest feedback from the people we serve

Financial data

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

MAIN LINE INDIAN ASSOCIATION

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: 2020

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Revenue
Contributions, Grants, Gifts $2,581
Program Services $770
Membership Dues $0
Special Events $13,477
Other Revenue $0
Total Revenue $16,828
Expenses
Program Services $10,737
Administration $1,420
Fundraising $0
Payments to Affiliates $20
Other Expenses $0
Total Expenses $12,177

MAIN LINE INDIAN ASSOCIATION

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: 2020

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Assets
Total Assets $36,623
Liabilities
Total Liabilities $12,177
Fund balance (EOY)
Net Assets $24,446

Operations

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

President

Mr. Rajiv Trivedi

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

There are no highest paid employees recorded for this organization.

MAIN LINE INDIAN ASSOCIATION

Board of directors
as of 07/01/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board chair

Mr. Rajiv Trivedi

Main Line Indian Association

Term: 2021 - 2023

Shailu Jaswal

Deepika Jain

Shivani Raina

Neerav Mull

Meetul Patel

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? No
  • 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? No