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United Buddhist Foundation

Lin kt v Phng s Di nh Sng Pht Php

aka Liên Phật Hội   |   WESTMINSTER, CA   |  https://unitedbuddhist.org/
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United Buddhist Foundation

EIN: 47-1420906


Mission

For the purposes and principles set out, the United Buddhist Foundation will take the appropriate direction of action from time to time, so that it is always in line with the guiding principles of the Foundation and has the highest efficiency in achieving its goals. According to the current reality and the availability of the Foundation, the following orientations will be undertaken: 1. Use the official websites of the Foundation (https://lienphathoi.org and http://unitedbuddhist.org) as storing and transmitting channel to spread Dhamma in many different forms. Taking advantage of existing database of the Open Heart Community (https://rongmotamhon.net) to continue to develop. 2. Developing existing audio books of the Open Heart Collection to increasingly serve the need of Buddhists l

Notes from the nonprofit

For the purposes and principles set out, the United Buddhist Foundation will take the appropriate direction of action from time to time, so that it is always in line with the guiding principles of the Foundation and has the highest efficiency in achieving its goals. According to the current reality and the availability of the Foundation, the following orientations will be undertaken: 1. Use the official websites of the Foundation (https://lienphathoi.org and http://unitedbuddhist.org) as storing and transmitting channel to spread Dhamma in many different forms. Taking advantage of existing database of the Open Heart Community (https://rongmotamhon.net) to continue to develop. 2. Developing existing audio books of the Open Heart Collection to increasingly serve the need of Buddhists listening to the Dharma. This section also includes the implementation of any content necessary for the practice of Buddhists and the United Buddhist Foundation can resolve the copyrights.

Ruling year info

2015

Founder

Mr Kien Trung Phan

General Secretary

Mr Tien Minh Nguyen

Main address

9831 CHESHIRE AVE

WESTMINSTER, CA 92683 USA

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EIN

47-1420906

Subject area info

Buddhism

Population served info

Children and youth

Adults

Buddhists

NTEE code info

Buddhist (X50)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is not required to file an annual return with the IRS because it is a church.

Tax forms

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We need more money to print and provide free books to more people. The translation fees are need to be covered to have more books published every month.

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?

Free Buddhist Books

Provie free books for everyone.

Population(s) Served
Adults

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 free participants on field trips

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

Adults, Children, Adolescents, Preteens

Related Program

Free Buddhist Books

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The free membership increase from 1000 to 1500 each year, making free Buddhist books available to more people. Some members even provided their own works to publish via United Buddhist Publisher.

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.

In addition to members' support, we are raising money to be able to provide more free Buddhist books and educational books to more people, especially young people.

1. Have more membership and get support from them.
2. Raising money from good people.

- Already has good translator to translate Buddhist sutras.
-- Already has Amazon's page to publish books around the world.
- Already published more than hundred Buddhist books.

- Already translated and published more than hundred books via Amazon.
- Already provide thousand books to people around the world.
- Already build good websites to serve Buddhists around the world.

Next steps:
- Continue translate more Buddhist sutras.
- Publish new books every year to spread Buddha's words to everyone.
- Continue publish books via Amazon and IngramSpark.

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 inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • 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, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

Financials

United Buddhist Foundation
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
NET GAIN/LOSS:    in 
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Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

United Buddhist Foundation

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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United Buddhist Foundation

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Operations

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

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

Founder

Mr Kien Trung Phan

General Secretary

Tien Nguyen

United Buddhist Foundation

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Compensation
Other
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There are no highest paid employees recorded for this organization.

United Buddhist Foundation

Board of directors
as of 02/04/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board chair

Mr Kien Phan

United Buddhist Foundation

Tien Minh Nguyen

United Buddhist Publisher

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? Not applicable
  • 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 2/4/2024

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
Asian/Asian American
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Asian/Asian American
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

We do not display disability information for organizations with fewer than 15 staff.

Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/04/2024

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 analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • 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 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 have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • 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.