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Saiasi Foundation

STEAM By Having FUN!

Gilbertown, AL   |  www.saiasi.org
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Saiasi Foundation

EIN: 92-1798747


Mission

STEAM By Having Fun. "Our mission is to empower young minds and entertain the older ones in rural underserved communities by offering specialized workshops, cultural projects and events that combine the realms of STEM and art." We aim to unlock the boundless imagination of students, including those with learning disabilities, fostering creativity and critical thinking. Through hands-on experiences, we guide participants in creating technical and visually captivating two and three-dimensional art projects. Our approach emphasizes the use of natural materials and recycled items, promoting environmental consciousness and sustainable practices. By providing access to innovative learning opportunities, we strive to bridge educational gaps and inspire a new generation of thinkers and creators i

Notes from the nonprofit

Our global landscape has transformed into a complex tapestry, woven with diverse individuals, resources, and technologies. This evolution grants us the conscious power to responsibly shape, utilize, preserve, and manage our shared Earth. The imperative responsibility rests upon us to coexist respectfully with all of creation. Attaining this equilibrium requires human unity, nurtured through positive childhood guidance and targeted education that caters to each individual's inherent mental and physical abilities. The Saiasi Foundation, a non-profit organization, is committed to contributing to a better world and fostering positive interactions between the youth and their environment. We firmly believe that introducing art and creative technologies early in life can establish a harmonious balance. Nevertheless, it falls upon us, as adults, to translate this vision into reality. As a supporter, you play a pivotal role in helping us pave the way for a more promising futu Isaias Alezones

Ruling year info

2023

Principal Officer

Mr. Isaias Alezones

Main address

28 Adams St

Gilbertown, AL 36908 USA

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EIN

92-1798747

Subject area info

Arts and culture

Elementary and secondary education

Student services

Early childhood education

Recycling

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Population served info

Ethnic and racial groups

Economically disadvantaged people

At-risk youth

Victims and oppressed people

Veterans

NTEE code info

Student Services and Organizations (B80)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

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

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Our programs

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

STEAM BY HAVING FUN

Situated in Gilbertown, Alabama, we operate as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Our facility serves as a hub for numerous projects, fostering a community of subject matter experts and artists. Through their creative endeavors, we aim to showcase the practical applications of various activities in fields such as film and television, advertising, real estate, sports, theme parks, agriculture, environment, construction, travel, tourism, and world and space exploration, among other creative industries.

The Saiasi Foundation is dedicated to fostering students' awareness and interest in STEAM fields, aiming to inspire them to pursue careers in these areas. All educational initiatives and services are specifically tailored to benefit predominantly underserved rural communities.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
At-risk youth
Economically disadvantaged people
Multiracial people
LGBTQ people

Where we work

Awards

Creativity Container 2024

The Daniel Foundation of Alabama

Affiliations & memberships

NASA STEM Engagement & Educator Professional Development Collaborative 2022

Choctaw County Chamber of Commerce Alabama 2024

Daniel Foundation of Alabama 2024

Weyerhaeuser Foundation 2024

National Defense Industrial Association 2024

Choctaw County Parks and Recreation 2024

Academy of Model Aeronautics 2024

South Choctaw Academy 2024

Choctaw County Public Library System 2023

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 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 find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time

Financials

Saiasi Foundation

Operations

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

Documents
Letter of Determination is not available for this organization

Principal Officer

Mr. Isaias Alezones

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

There are no highest paid employees recorded for this organization.

Saiasi Foundation

Board of directors
as of 04/28/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board chair

Angel Montejo

Andy Montejo Steadicam, Inc.

Term: 2023 -

Michael Hutchinson

RTM Holdings, LLC

Angel Montejo

Andy Montejo Steadicam, Inc.

Brandi Clark

Coastal Alabama Community College

Sharon Faye Eason

Retired

Tomas Enrique Alcala

Miami Dade County Office of the Mayor

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? No
  • 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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 4/28/2024

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
Hispanic/Latino/Latina/Latinx
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/26/2023

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.