Blockfrens, Inc.

Where Creativity Meets Technology ⚡️

Orlando, FL   |
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Blockfrens, Inc.

EIN: 88-3442332


At Blockfrens, we believe that every individual, regardless of their background, has the innate ability to create, innovate, and transform their own lives and communities. Our mission is to ignite this potential by offering accessible and empowering education, resources, and mentorship in the fields of the arts, artificial intelligence (A.I.), and web3 technology. Through education and collaboration, we envision bridging the digital divide and fostering a global community that embraces innovation, creativity, and shared prosperity.

Notes from the nonprofit

Thank you for supporting marginalized and underserved communities with your donation to Blockfrens.

Ruling year info



Ray C

Main address

4409 Hoffner Ave #511

Orlando, FL 32812 USA

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Subject area info

Arts education

Public arts

Art conservation



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Population served info

People of Middle Eastern descent

People of Asian descent

People of African descent

People of Latin American descent

Indigenous peoples

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NTEE code info

Arts Service Activities/Organizations (A90)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

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



Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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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?

Social Media Enrichment Program

Utilizing social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok to increase brand awareness and reach our target audience. We use these platforms to share educational content, industry news, and success stories from our community. We also aim to use social media to engage with our audience by hosting Q&A sessions, webinars and live events.

Population(s) Served
Indigenous peoples
At-risk youth
Economically disadvantaged people
Incarcerated people
Artists and performers

Where we work

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 demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
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 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 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?

    We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, It is difficult to get honest feedback from the people we serve


Blockfrens, Inc.


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

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Ray is a seasoned full-stack computer programmer and web developer with over a decade of experience in the tech industry. He launched his entrepreneurial journey in 2012 with the development of consumer market bots, which rapidly grew to serve thousands of customers and generated hundreds of thousands of dollars in annual sales. In addition to his technical expertise, Ray has a background in the creative arts, having worked as a creative director and operations manager alongside some of Los Angeles' most renowned street artists. His passion for both art and technology converged when he discovered generative art in late 2020, leading him to become an active collector of NFTs. Today, Ray is dedicated to supporting artists and creators in the blockchain space and educating his community on the future of web3.

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Blockfrens, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 03/24/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

Ray C


Term: 2021 -

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 2/15/2023

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
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity


Sexual orientation


Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/15/2023

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

  • 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.