PLATINUM2023

Giveducation Corporation

Equalizing education.

aka Giveducation   |   Sugar Land, TX   |  www.wegiveducation.org
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Giveducation Corporation

EIN: 87-1170747


Mission

Giveducation's mission is to provide professional educational resources to underserved students. Our scholarship program provides motivated 4-12th graders from low-income families the opportunity to take a semester-long academic class with one of our partner learning centers for free. To date, we have served over 500 students and granted scholarships with a cumulative tuition value of over $130,000. In collaboration with our community, we advocate for policy change to popularize Giveducation's innovative model of leveraging the goodwill of private educational providers within school districts and counties.

Ruling year info

2021

Founder & President

Benjamin Who

Main address

5514 Dawnington Pl

Sugar Land, TX 77479 USA

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EIN

87-1170747

Subject area info

Education

Elementary and secondary education

Population served info

Children

Preteens

Adolescents

Families

Economically disadvantaged people

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NTEE code info

Elementary, Secondary Ed (B20)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Private Nonoperating Foundation

IRS filing requirement

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

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Giveducation addresses a significant issue in the United States, where more than 20 million children and youth under the age of 18 lack accessibility and affordability to after-school and summer programs. Research indicates that in communities of concentrated poverty, two out of three parents find it challenging to provide their children with enriching after-school environments. Moreover, over 6 in 10 parents in these communities report that current economic conditions make it difficult to afford after-school programs. This substantial gap in access to educational opportunities underscores the urgency and importance of Giveducation's mission to provide professional educational resources to underserved students through their innovative scholarship program and community-based initiatives.

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?

Giveducation Scholarship

The Giveducation Scholarship is an innovative program that allows us to provide free educational resources, such as afterschool programs, books, and tutoring, to students from low-income families who exhibit strong motivation for learning. We receive the resources for our scholarship from our partner learning centers, who agree to donate their unused class spots to us. Giveducation has partnered with some of the nation's largest learning centers, such as Art of Problem Solving (AoPS), SpiderSmart, and iCode. Our model allows for educational resources that would otherwise go to waste to be used for good, and it allows private learning centers to engage in philanthropy. Our over 500 Giveducation Scholarship recipients have taken classes in coding, dance, reading and writing, algebra, and more; combined, we've granted scholarships worth over $130,000 in total tuition value.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Children and youth

The annual Giveducation Summer STEM Camp is a true community-based effort to provide a fun, educational experience for students at Title I schools. While planning each year, we partner with a Title I school in the area to host the camp, solicit funding from corporations with a strong local presence, and assemble a team of youth staff to instruct and direct the camp. Every class we teach at Summer Camp emphasizes the concept of fun learning — education that doesn't feel like school. In Robotics, for example, our campers assemble race cars using LEGO Technic and learn physics concepts to make their cars beat out the competition. Our Summer Camp has earned official recognition from the U.S. Congress and has won competitive grant and sponsorship funding from Merrill Lynch, Dow Chemical, Chevron, and Hershey. Our 2023 Summer Camps served over 300 Title I students in Houston, Philadelphia, NYC.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

Awards

Certificate of Congressional Recognition 2023

U.S. Congress

Recipient, One Houston Grant 2023

Chevron Corporation

Recipient, Promise Fund Grant 2022

Dow Chemical

Daily Point of Light 2023

Points of Light

Grant Recipient 2023

Merrill Lynch

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Total dollar amount of scholarship awarded

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

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Giveducation measures the total dollar amount of scholarships awarded using the price advertised by the partner learning center, excluding any sales or promotions.

Number of academic scholarships awarded

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

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Number of students who were awarded a Giveducation Scholarship. Giveducation verifies low-income status.

Number of campers enrolled

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

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

In 2023, Giveducation's Summer Camp expanded to four locations, serving over 300 students combined.

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.

At Giveducation, our overarching goal is to provide equal educational opportunities for all children, leaving no one behind. We envision a world where every child, regardless of their background or economic circumstances, can access quality education.

Scholarship Program:

Our scholarship program is the core of our mission. We empower motivated students in grades 4-12 from low-income families through merit-based scholarships. These scholarships grant access to semester-long academic classes offered by our partner learning centers, spanning a diverse range of subjects.

Our unique resource utilization model involves collaboration with major learning centers such as Art of Problem Solving (AoPS), SpiderSmart, and iCode. These centers generously donate unused class spots, allowing us to provide educational resources to those in need while enabling private learning centers to engage in philanthropy. To date, we've served over 500 students, providing scholarships totaling over $130,000 in cumulative tuition value.

Summer STEM Camp:

Complementing our scholarship program is our annual Giveducation Summer STEM Camp. Designed to make learning fun, this community-based effort serves students at Title I schools, which often have a high percentage of low-income students.

Our camp curriculum emphasizes enjoyable learning experiences. For example, in our Robotics class, campers build race cars with LEGO Technic while learning physics concepts.

Our Summer Camp has earned recognition from the U.S. Congress and received support from corporations like Merrill Lynch, Dow Chemical, Chevron, and Hershey. In 2023, we served over 300 Title I students in Houston, Philadelphia, and New York City, showcasing our commitment to accessible and enjoyable education.

In summary, Giveducation is dedicated to providing equal educational opportunities and enjoyable learning experiences for all children, breaking down barriers and ensuring no child is left behind.

1. Partnerships with Learning Centers: We collaborate with major learning centers like Art of Problem Solving (AoPS), SpiderSmart, and iCode. These partnerships allow us to access high-quality educational resources and scholarships, which we can then offer to underserved students.

2. Merit-Based Scholarships: Our scholarship program identifies motivated students from low-income families and provides them with free access to semester-long academic classes. These scholarships help bridge the educational gap and empower students to pursue their interests.

3. Resource Utilization Model: We utilize an innovative model where partner learning centers donate their unused class spots to us. This approach minimizes waste while maximizing the impact of educational resources for philanthropic purposes.

4. Summer STEM Camp: Our annual Summer STEM Camp, designed for Title I school students, provides hands-on and enjoyable educational experiences. This camp emphasizes fun learning and encourages exploration of STEM subjects in an engaging manner.

5. Community Engagement: We actively engage with communities and corporations to secure funding and support for our programs. By building strong relationships within our communities, we ensure the sustainability and growth of our initiatives.

6. Advocacy and Recognition: We advocate for policy changes to popularize our innovative model, aiming to expand our impact on a broader scale. We also seek recognition and support from influential bodies and organizations, such as the U.S. Congress and corporate sponsors, to further our mission.

These strategies collectively enable us to provide equal educational opportunities, empower students, and ensure that education remains accessible, enjoyable, and inclusive for all.

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 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 people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), 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

Financials

Giveducation Corporation

Financial data

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Giveducation Corporation

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: 2023

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Revenue
Contributions, Grants, Gifts $14,023
Program Services $0
Membership Dues $0
Special Events $0
Other Revenue $0
Total Revenue $14,023
Expenses
Program Services $8,030
Administration $392
Fundraising $0
Payments to Affiliates $0
Other Expenses $0
Total Expenses $8,520

Giveducation Corporation

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: 2023

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Assets
Total Assets $7,352
Liabilities
Total Liabilities $0
Fund balance (EOY)
Net Assets $7,352

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 & President

Benjamin Who

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

There are no highest paid employees recorded for this organization.

Giveducation Corporation

Board of directors
as of 08/22/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board chair

Benjamin Who

Giveducation

Term: 2021 -

Xiuli He

UNC Charlotte — Belk College of Business

Kirk Cochran

Lone Star College

Jesse Hu

Elkins High School

Charles Li

V2 Admissions

Pamela Libra Cory

Edward Hu

Evercore Partners

Kim Liu

E3 Academics

Toinette Tinker

Westside High School

Sarah Turner

St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School

Victor Chang

SpiderSmart at Sugar Land

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 ? 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? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 8/22/2023

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
Asian/Asian American
Gender identity
Male

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 08/22/2023

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 ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
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 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.