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Openacai Inc

We are Open ACAI: Optimizing Potential for Everyone in Need - Alignment, Cooperation, Achievement, and Innovation. We are transforming lives with love and innovation. We are making a difference one berry at a time.

Farmington, MO   |  https://openacai.com
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Openacai Inc

EIN: 92-3970928


Mission

OpenACAI Inc is a non-profit organization that was established in the USA in the state of Missouri in 2023. Our mission is to provide services to low income families and small business owners who meet the federal poverty line up to 299% of it. We believe that everyone deserves access to basic needs, opportunities, and support. We provide referrals and assistance to individuals who need mental health services for local communities. We partner with BJC Behavioural, a reputable and professional mental health provider, to offer case management, psychiatric visits, and psychotherapeutic visits to our clients.

Ruling year info

2023

Executive Director

Alex Troy Christian Cooper

Main address

1300 hazel ln #6

Farmington, MO 63640 USA

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EIN

92-3970928

Subject area info

Basic and remedial instruction

Early childhood education

Science

Sociology

Psychology and behavioral science

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Population served info

Children and youth

Adults

Families

Parents

Widows and widowers

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NTEE code info

Science and Technology Research Institutes, Services N.E.C. (U99)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Private Nonoperating Foundation

IRS filing requirement

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

Tax forms

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Communication

Blog

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

OpenACAI Inc. aims to address the multi-layered challenges that low-income families and small business owners within the federal poverty line face. At the core, we strive to overcome the inherent disparities in their access to basic necessities, opportunities, and support. Key among these issues are limited access to professional mental health services, technological tools, and AI services. Many in this demographic are also often left behind in the digital curve due to financial constraints and lack of access. We work to bridge this digital divide, ensuring they have the necessary tools and skills to thrive in the digital age. These complex problems often intertwine, pushing these individuals further into a cycle of hardship and poverty. Our mission is to break this cycle by empowering our clients with targeted assistance, thereby fostering self-reliance, financial stability, and an elevated standard of living.

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?

HOPE- Homelessness Overcome through Personal Empowerment

HOPE, the Homelessness Overcome through Personal Empowerment program, recognizes the harsh and challenging conditions homeless individuals face and strives to alleviate the struggles by providing comprehensive support services. It's one of the primary initiatives led by OpenACAI Inc aimed at tackling homelessness, within the means of its broader mission to uplift those living below or just above the federal poverty line.

Our HOPE program aims to empower individuals by offering case management services, life skills training, outreach services, and employment assistance. HOPE partners with other entities to ensure our clients have access to high-quality mental health services, medical care, and documentation assistance like securing social security cards and Medicaid applications.

Furthermore, we help the homeless population by providing them with unique AI-powered solutions that connect them to potential job opportunities, affordable housing options, and social services. Our team of d

Population(s) Served
Homeless people
Extremely poor people
Victims and oppressed people
Unemployed people
Veterans

ACCESS, our Artificial Cleverness Cultivating Economic Stability and Self-reliance program, fundamentally aligns with the principles of OpenACAI Inc. This pioneering initiative is constructed to bridge the digital divide, unlock potential, and bolster socio-economic advancement.

ACCESS aims to bring the transformative power of Artificial intelligence (AI) into the lives of low-income families, the disabled, and small businesses. It's a manifestation of our unswerving belief that everyone, irrespective of their income level or physical ability, should have access to contemporary digital tools that can dramatically improve their daily lives and long-term prospects.

AI-assisted tools like digital personal assistants, inventory management systems, strategic planning and organizational software are few among the multitude of AI-powered tools we offer. This technology can automate tasks, make informed decisions, and facilitate a secure, productive, and more balanced lifestyle.

Population(s) Served
Unemployed people
People with disabilities
Academics
Economically disadvantaged people
Victims and oppressed people

The Global Reach for Assistance, Counseling, and Empowerment (G.R.A.C.E) program is one of the international wings of OpenACAI Inc, working towards alleviating hardships in war-torn countries. At present, our primary focus rests on Ukraine and Israel.

G.R.A.C.E aims to bring some stability and safety to communities fractured by unrest and strive to equip individuals and small businesses with the tools necessary for rebuilding their lives. We understand that the challenges faced in conflict areas significantly differ from those in other parts of the world. Hence, we have specially tailored services to best address these unique needs.

We collaborate with local organizations to provide extensive referrals and support for mental health services, substantially essential in trauma-ridden areas. Jointly with these partners, we organize case management, psychiatric visits, and psychotherapy, ensuring those in need receive comprehensive psychological care.

Population(s) Served
Religious groups
Ethnic and racial groups
Victims of conflict and war
Refugees and displaced people
Asylum seekers

Technology Empowerment and Connectivity Hub (T.E.C.H) is one of OpenACAI Inc's locally oriented initiatives launched with an aim to increase digital inclusivity and advance technological empowerment among the vulnerable sections of our community.

T.E.C.H program extends a wide spectrum of tech services that cater to various needs from computer and phone repair to fully-fledged IT support. We acknowledge that in this digital age, access to functional technology is not just a luxury, but a necessity. Hence, T.E.C.H emphasizes easing the financial burden on low-income families and small business owners in accessing tech services and devices.

In addition to repair services, T.E.C.H offers strategic technological planning for individuals and local businesses, ensuring optimal use of technology that matches their specific needs and circumstances. We also aid our clients in finding resources for affordable, necessary electronics.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Unemployed people
Self-employed people
People with disabilities
Academics

The Nurturing Unities by Resourcing, Training, and Uplifting Resourceful Enterprises or N.U.R.T.U.R.E. program stands as part of OpenACAI Inc's commitment to fostering collective community efforts towards however supported widespread change. We believe in the power of synergy, and through this program, we aim to strengthen other non-profit organizations that share our vision.

Under the N.U.R.T.U.R.E. initiative, we provide comprehensive assistance to local nonprofits for sourcing and acquiring the grants they crucially need to keep their operations running and service delivery ongoing. Our experienced team provides hands-on training on grant writing and proposal crafting, allowing these organizations to express their noble missions, program effectiveness, and community impact optimally.

Apart from training, we also offer direct assistance in searching and applying for relevant grants, guided by our team of seasoned professionals well-versed in navigating the world of philanthropy.

Population(s) Served
Academics
Self-employed people
Domestic workers
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Microsoft 2023

Microsoft 2024

Google 2023

Yubico 2023

Yubico 2024

Google 2024

Cloudflare 2023

Cloudflare 2024

Meta 2024

Techsoup 2023

Techsoup 2024

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 organizational partners

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Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Economically disadvantaged people, Victims and oppressed people

Related Program

ACCESS (Artificial Cleverness Cultivating Economic Stability and Self-reliance)

Type of Metric

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of people no longer couch surfing or doubling up with others as a result of the nonprofit's efforts

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Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of groups brought together in a coalition/alliance/partnership

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

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

OpenACAI Inc has a set of specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound (SMART) goals we aim to accomplish:

Enhance Accessibility to Mental Health Services: Partnering with BJC Behavioural, we aim to ensure at least 300 low-income individuals or small business owners are able to access necessary mental health services by the end of 2023. This includes case management, psychiatric visits, and psychotherapy.

Facilitate Essential Formalities: By end of 2023, we want to assist a minimum of 500 people in completing vital formalities like acquiring social security cards, voter registration, SNAP, Medicaid, and disability applications including signups for WIC and Headstart.

Provide AI Services: We aim to extend AI services that enable simple and sophisticated tasks like web search, graphic art and content generation, etc., to at least 200 underserved individuals or small businesses by the close of 2023.

Develop Strategic Partnerships: Strengthen our resources and outreach by establishing collaborations with five or more high-profile corporate entities like Microsoft, Google, and Verizon by Q3 of 2023.

Secure Funding Through Grants: With the help of our N.U.R.T.U.R.E. program, we aim to successfully secure at least ten grants by Q4 of 2023 to fund our wide range of services and cater to the needs of our clients more impactfully.

Expand Services to International Territories: The G.R.A.C.E. program seeks to extend necessary resources to at least two war-torn countries by Q1 of 2024.

Digital Literacy: Through our T.E.C.H. program, we intend to provide technological skills training to a minimum of 150 individuals or small businesses by Q2 of 2023.

Empower Local Nonprofits: Assist and empower at least 20 local non-profits via the N.U.R.T.U.R.E. program by guiding them through grant acquisition and improving their operational efficiency by Q4 of 2023.

Our ultimate aim is to uplift those who exist at or just above the poverty line by providing them the tools and services they need to improve their living standards and opportunities for growth and development. These goals are guided by our unwavering commitment to empowering our community and the conviction that everyone deserves access to essential services for a fulfilled life.

To accomplish our goals, OpenACAI Inc adopts several strategies:

Collaboration and Partnership Development: We actively seek collaboration with both local and global entities like Microsoft, Google, and Verizon. These partnerships are an avenue to secure resources and technology needed to improve our service delivery.

Capacity Building: In order to effectively use resources from our partnerships, we engage in organizational capacity building. This includes upskilling our team members to adapt to technological advancements, understand the nuances of relevant fields, and be efficient in harnessing the support we receive.

AI Solutions: We constantly explore and adapt innovative AI solutions, providing beneficiaries access to digital tools to solve day-to-day problems and find opportunities for growth. Embracing AI allows us to assist individuals and small businesses with numerous tasks such as web search, graphic art, content generation, etc.

Community Programs: Our programs like HOPE, ACCESS, G.R.A.C.E, T.E.C.H and N.U.R.T.U.R.E are our on-ground strategies. Each program is tailored to address the various challenges our clients face.

Resource Mobilization: A critical strategy for us is active resource mobilization, majorly through grant writing and fundraising initiatives. We understand the importance of financial stability to ensure the continuity and quality of our services.

Promotion of Digital Inclusivity: Through our T.E.C.H programs, we at OpenACAI Inc strive to bridge the digital divide that often restricts low-income families and small businesses from tapping into the potential of the digital world.

Local and International Outreach: Our services are not just confined to our immediate local community but are also targeted at extending relief to war-torn areas like Ukraine and Israel under our G.R.A.C.E program.

Volunteer Management: Harnessing the enthusiasm and skill set of volunteers is a key strategy for us. We ensure volunteers are equipped with the necessary training and resources to contribute constructively.

Our comprehensive strategy involves addressing the cause at various levels, engaging in collaborations, incorporating advanced tech solutions, and involving the community. Our dedicated team, strong partnerships, and community programs bring us a step closer to fulfilling our mission every day.

OpenACAI Inc.'s capabilities for achieving our goals largely rest on our specialized programs, strategic partnerships, a dedicated team of volunteers, and proficient understanding of the use of AI in addressing unique challenges.

Specialized Programs: We have five unique programs, each dealing with a specific aspect of the issues we aim to tackle. This targeted approach enhances our ability to meet diverse needs effectively. Each program has been designed to align with our mission and is continually evolving based on the emerging needs of our clients.

Strategic Partnerships: Our partnerships with prominent tech companies such as Microsoft, Google, Verizon, and Yubikey, provide a strong foundation for harnessing the potential of AI for our clients. We also partnered with Cloudflare to improve network security, ensuring the privacy and safety of our digital interactions.

Expertise in AI Integration: AI is core to our services, from personal assistant tools to content creation and encryption for the safe transmission of confidential data. Our team is experienced in using AI-powered tools, giving us a unique capability to cater to the digital needs of our clients.

Skilled Team of Volunteers: Our dedicated team of volunteers is our greatest asset. Their diverse backgrounds and skill sets play a significant role in service delivery. They bring passion and a wide array of talent to our organization, making it possible for us to serve our community effectively.

Grant Acquisition: Our N.U.R.T.U.R.E. program is skilled in grant writing and acquisition, ensuring our services remain financially viable. This capability to secure necessary funding helps to keep our programs running and expanding.

Community Based Approach: Our understanding of the local community and its needs has shaped our approach. This community-centric model allows for personalized, relevant service delivery.

Cross-Cultural Engagement: Through the G.R.A.C.E program, our organization has extended its services internationally, particularly in war-torn countries. Our capability to operate and provide relief beyond geographical boundaries showcases our adaptability and dedication.

Technological Assistance Services: Our T.E.C.H program has the capabilities to provide technological education and repair services, effectively addressing the digital divide within our target population.

These capabilities ensure that OpenACAI Inc. can effectively carry out its mission, adapt to changes, and meet the set goals for uplifting the lives of those we serve. The blend of our tech-assisted operations, skilled human resources, and robust partnerships positions us ideally to cause real change.

Established in May 2023, OpenACAI Inc. has made remarkable strides in creating a firm foundation for a non-profit that aims to uplift the lives of low-income families and small businesses. Despite being in the early stages of our journey, we've established a comprehensive technological infrastructure and managed to secure resources, both locally and globally.

The technological side of our operations has been set up successfully and is efficiently aligned with our unique services like providing AI tools for those in need. The arrangement of these resources is critical as they form the backbone of our operations. This swift progress is testament to our dedication and ability to mobilize resources expediently.

Within a span of few months, we've successfully formed partnerships with multinational companies, who believe in our mission and have helped us bolster our work. These collaborations have amplified our reach and augmented our capabilities to deliver high-quality services.

Further, we've earned the trust of grantors, securing grants from well-known multinational corporations. As a testament to our efficacy, these grants not only play a vital role in funding our programs but also endorse the potential of our work. This sets us apart as a young organization that has demonstrated significant credibility.

Looking ahead, there's a substantial plan for expansion and progressive action. By December 2023, we aim to organize a fundraiser at local Walmarts to boost our financial base and increase the awareness of our work. This will not only increase the visibility of our efforts but also foster community support.

Moreover, we plan to step in to alleviate the homelessness crisis following the closure of the local homeless shelter. We will actively employ our resources to provide temporary shelter for the homeless community, while working on a long-term solution.

By forming new alliances, securing additional funding, and expanding our array of services, we plan on continuing to serve with the same zealous spirit. Although we are proud of how far we have come, we are even more excited about the road ahead. Our mission drives us. We're committed to sustaining this ethos in all our future endeavors, fortifying the legacy of OpenACAI Inc. as a trusted vanguard of community transformation.

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 make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, 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 collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, 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 look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We share the feedback we received with the people we serve, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, It is difficult to get honest feedback from the people we serve

Financials

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Assets info

BMF Data: IRS Business Master File

Financial data

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Openacai Inc

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: 2023

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Revenue
Contributions, Grants, Gifts $16,820
Program Services $0
Membership Dues $0
Special Events $0
Other Revenue $0
Total Revenue $0
Expenses
Program Services $13,023
Administration $0
Fundraising $0
Payments to Affiliates $0
Other Expenses $545
Total Expenses $16,618

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: 2023

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Assets
Total Assets $0
Liabilities
Total Liabilities $0
Fund balance (EOY)
Net Assets $202

Operations

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

Documents
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Executive Director

Alex Troy Christian Cooper

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

There are no highest paid employees recorded for this organization.

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Board of directors
as of 01/25/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board chair

Rabbi Dr. Alex Cooper

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Ronald Dean Cooper

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Judith Ann Cooper

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Casey Lynn Jones

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Jonathan Dean Koeller

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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 ? 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 11/8/2023

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
Native American/American Indian/Alaska Native/Indigenous
Gender identity
Non-binary, Transgender
Sexual orientation
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community
Disability status
Person with a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 11/08/2023

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 ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • 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 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 help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • 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.