John Randy Foundation

Bayonne, NJ   |
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John Randy Foundation

EIN: 85-1651701


Providing compassionate programs and services to the underfunded and underserved, who are in crisis facing community barriers.

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Principal Officer

melissa alexander

Main address

732 Avenue E Apt 406

Bayonne, NJ 07002 USA

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Subject area info

Adult education

Sustainable development

Community service

Basic and emergency aid

Youth development

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Population served info

People of African descent

Multiracial people

Economically disadvantaged people

At-risk youth

NTEE code info

Community Service Clubs (Kiwanis, Lions, Jaycees, etc.) (S80)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

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



Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

John Randy Foundation aims to address various challenges faced by underfunded and underserved individuals and families in Bayonne. These challenges include: Financial instability and lack of economic mobility for mothers, children, and families. Unemployment and lack of employability skills among adult men and women. Homelessness and lack of access to basic necessities such as clothing and food. Lack of strong father-daughter relationships within the community.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Senior Dreams Wish

Wishes are granted to any senior 65 years of age or older who are US citizens residing within Hudson County, NJ. As wishes are granted to seniors who don't have the ability or resources to accomplish their wish on their own or with family assistance, a senior being nominated or requesting a wish from John Randy Foundation should have an income limit of 250% below the federal poverty limit. A Senior must be able to participate safely in the wish but there are no critical or terminal illness requirements.
* 65 years of age or older
* U.S. citizen residing within Hudson County, NJ
* Income limit of 250% below their federal poverty limit.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The John Randy Foundation serves the underfunded and underserved who are in crisis facing community barriers through increased financial stability and economic mobility for mothers, children and families; improved employability and work readiness for unemployed adult men and women; support through clothing and food for the homeless; and fostering relationships among fathers and daughters in Bayonne.

Partnerships and Collaborations: Forge partnerships with local businesses, government agencies, and other nonprofits to leverage resources, share expertise, and expand reach. Collaborate with schools, community centers, and employment agencies to provide training programs, job fairs, and support services for unemployed individuals.

Financial Literacy and Skill-Building Workshops: Offer workshops and seminars focused on financial literacy, budgeting, resume writing, interview skills, and professional development to empower individuals with the knowledge and skills needed to secure stable employment and improve their financial situation.

Resource Navigation and Case Management: Provide personalized case management services to help individuals navigate available resources, access social services, apply for benefits, and address any barriers they may encounter on their journey towards stability and self-sufficiency.

Clothing and Food Distribution Programs: Organize clothing drives, food distribution events, and partnerships with local food banks and shelters to ensure that individuals and families facing homelessness have access to basic necessities such as clothing and nutritious food.

Father-Daughter Relationship Building Activities: Develop and facilitate father-daughter bonding activities, workshops, and support groups to strengthen relationships, promote positive communication, and empower fathers to actively engage in their daughters' lives.

Community Engagement and Advocacy: Engage community members through outreach efforts, town hall meetings, and advocacy campaigns to raise awareness about the challenges faced by underfunded and underserved populations and advocate for policy changes and systemic reforms that address root causes of poverty and inequality.

Data Collection and Impact Measurement: Implement systems to collect data, track outcomes, and measure the impact of your programs and services. Use this information to continuously evaluate and improve your interventions, demonstrate accountability to stakeholders, and attract funding and support for your initiatives.


John Randy Foundation


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

Letter of Determination is not available for this organization
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Principal Officer

melissa alexander

Melissa, a Jersey City native, now resides nearby but remains deeply rooted in her hometown. Her passion for community and societal betterment ignited over two decades ago as she witnessed disparities within her beloved city. Dissatisfied with the status quo, Melissa embarked on a mission to effect change. Her efforts ranged from advocating for a bus stop bench outside the Senior Citizen building to improving lighting along commonly traversed paths. Her initiatives have led to tangible improvements, including the installation of six additional benches at various bus stops for the comfort of residents.

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There are no highest paid employees recorded for this organization.

John Randy Foundation

Board of directors
as of 02/19/2024
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Board chair

Melissa Alexander

Board leadership practices

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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 ? 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? Not applicable
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/19/2024

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The organization's leader identifies as:

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

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

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Transgender Identity

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Sexual orientation

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