American Citizens Institute

GuideStar Charity Check

American Citizens Institute

EIN: 83-0932541


Working to reduce preventable death and suffering.

Notes from the nonprofit

This organization has been focusing more and more on the needs of the people in East Africa. We traveled to Africa three times in 2022. Each time to galvanize another project. We are in the process of registering as an international non government organization in Kenya for our next project that we have already invested a lot of work. We expect it to be big. If it is successful we hope to spread its success to many other African countries. So in 2023 we expect to transform from a domestic NPO into an INGO. To quote John F. Kennedy: "Here on Earth God's work must truly be our own. "

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Michael Ray Kitterman

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Subject area info


Crime prevention

Public affairs


Population served info

Ethnic and racial groups

Homeless people

Extremely poor people

People with diseases and illnesses

Substance abusers

NTEE code info

Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis (E05)

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

Crime Prevention N.E.C. (I20)

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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What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Many developing countries in Africa adopted laws based on recommendations from the International Labor Organization. Kenya is one of those countries. Since adopting those laws that protect worker's rights the Kenyan government has done little to enforce those laws. Faced with no deterrent or accountability, employers in Kenya continue to violate those laws that protect worker's rights. In a survey conducted by our organization, Kenyan workers polled indicated: 40% work 7 days a week. 42% work 12 or more hours a day and don't get paid for any hours beyond 8 hours.\ 100% reported that their employer owes them pay that they know they will probably never receive. 31% were unaware that they have any rights. 83% are legally required to be under contract, but their employer has failed to produce one. 68% receive no pay for sick days 33% have the length of time between paydays that exceed 30 days. This show a clear pattern of systematic law violations by most employers in Kenya.

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?

Binging more solid democracy to African nations.

We hope to help bring an end to employer abuses in Kenya

Population(s) Served
Pregnant people
Economically disadvantaged people
Victims and oppressed people
Unemployed 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 lessons taught

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Binging more solid democracy to African nations.

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success


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.

We want to help pave the way for more democratic policies to be exercised in Kenya. We want the Kenyan government to begin enforcing their laws in regards to Kenyan workers rights. Since business owners account for the highest contributions to the key government leaders that are responsible for enforcing labor laws, their must be a shift of power and influence away from the business owners and into the hands of the workers before government is likely to push back against employers who violate the law. We aim to provide means for that to happen and to lay a more solid framework that will bring fair and just democratic practices to the developing country of Kenya.

We have two main strategies.

The first is to unite the entire working population of Kenya. We know that if that were to occur in even the most minimal fashion that it would result in a shift of power through sheer numbers alone.

The second is to provide a platform so that a united Kenya can push forward their own movement of reform in this regard.

Our capability is based on the very tangent principles that we founded our organization on. That we can apply our unique demonstrated information technology expertise toward this challenge.

For example: to unite nearly an entire population would be an unprecedented feat in todays world. Our organization is the proprietor of yet-to-be introduced technology that could easily perform such a task. We have had this technology for years and have been waiting for the right moral conditions to implement our product. As a commercial product it would be equally effective, but the moral implications would be negative. Here the moral conditions demand its use. We expect to use our powerful software to contact and unite an unprecedented 53 million Kenyans.

We are already building the software platform that those 53 million Kenyans will need to begin an employment reform movement in one of the most fastest developing countries in the world.


American Citizens Institute

Financial data

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

American Citizens Institute

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: 2022

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Contributions, Grants, Gifts $0
Program Services $0
Membership Dues $0
Special Events $0
Other Revenue $0
Total Revenue $0
Program Services $0
Administration $0
Fundraising $0
Payments to Affiliates $0
Other Expenses $29,000
Total Expenses $29,000

American Citizens Institute

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: 2022

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Total Assets $2,200
Total Liabilities $0
Fund balance (EOY)
Net Assets $0


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

Letter of Determination is not available for this organization
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization


Michael Ray Kitterman

A software developer all my life. I'm 58 years old now and I want to spend the rest of my life helping others.

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

There are no highest paid employees recorded for this organization.

American Citizens Institute

Board of directors
as of 03/11/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

Paula Martin

Paula Martin

Christopher Young

Lacey Nelson

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 10/16/2020

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.


The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Native American/American Indian/Alaska Native/Indigenous
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or straight
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

No data


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Sexual orientation

No data


Equity strategies

Last updated: 10/16/2020

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

  • 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 disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • 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 seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • 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.