Empowering Through Education

The Woodlands, TX   |
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EIN: 56-2543962


The Pangea Network is an international non-profit dedicated to empowering motivated individuals in Kenya and the United States with the knowledge, skills and an ongoing network of support in order to achieve their dreams and make positive, life-changing contributions in the communities where they live.

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Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Nicole Minor

Main address

P.O. Box 9823

The Woodlands, TX 77387 USA

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Subject area info


Community and economic development

Human rights

Youth development

International development

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Population served info

Children and youth


Women and girls

NTEE code info

International Economic Development (Q32)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

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

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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?

Kenyan Women's Network

Our Kenyan activities include all five of UN defined women’s empowerment components and we work to develop the whole woman from recognition of personal strengths to basic business skills, all building individual capacity to make informed personal decisions and increase overall quality of life for themselves and their families.
To accomplish this, Pangea invests an average of four years with every women’s cooperative and includes the following stages:
I. Six-months of education workshops that include basic human rights, leadership, basic business skills, bookkeeping, personal development, hygiene, reproductive health and nutrition.
II. Micro-enterprise creation and growth, which includes proposals for individual or group projects, cooperative lending process and procedures training, revolving fund disbursement and monitoring. Includes two funding cycles of 18 months each.
III. Follow-up trainings once per quarter which include First Aid, Conflict Resolution and recaps of any of the original trainings as needed.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls

For children living in extreme poverty, daily activities are full of many challenges and often include exposure to violence, disease and lack of positive activities. Pangea Student Sponsorships are a small initiative that was created after seeing the limited access to education for many young people in the communities in which we operate.
One year of sponsorship includes school fees, school supplies and uniform and a 3-day retreat focused on building confidence, life-skills, developing good study habits, career planning and preparing for national exams.

Population(s) Served

The Young Women’s Leadership Challenge (YWLC) was created to promote educated, healthy, more prosperous and peaceful communities by equipping high school girls with the tools they need for success.

The YWLC year-long program starts with an intensive summer leadership conference followed by one-on-one mentorship, monthly meetings, volunteering. Topics covered include:
o Leadership, Social Entrepreneurship
o Self-Esteem & Body Image
o Exploring Local / Global Careers (STEM, Social Sciences, Law, Art, Business)
o Importance of Service, Global Issues & Human Rights, Conflict Resolution
o Financial Literacy, Media Literacy
o Emotional Intelligence, Social Etiquette, Personal Goal Setting, Self-Care & more
• The capstone of the conference is each participant’s commitment to a year-long service project called their Take Action Challenge (TAC).
• Speakers and mentors come from institutions across sectors including NASA, FBI, Houston Arts Alliance, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, etc.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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

Our vision is to help foster a society where all have the ability to live up to their full potential and be important contributing members in their communities. At The Pangea Network, we believe women and youth are an integral part of positive change throughout the world. Our vision is that by working together with these sectors of society, we will extend positive change to families, villages, and the entire communities.

The Pangea Network's belief is that every life has a great purpose and education is the key to an individual discovering their full potential. We have made education the cornerstone of our programs and the key to sustainable change for all of our communities. Whether she is a woman with no formal education living in rural Kenya struggling to feed and educate her children or a high school girl living in Houston, TX who doesn't believe in her abilities to successfully navigate the world around her, the world is missing out on their contributions. Our work is to give them the tools and resources to ensure their brilliance is seen, felt and heard in their communities.

The organization provides mentorship and educational opportunities in the U.S. to high school girls as well as critical life and business skills training to women in Kenya that builds personal and financial independence. In both areas, the focus is on building new skills and gaining knowledge that can fundamentally change lives.

Our mission and vision are clear and we hold true to our founding values. When we go into communities, we first listen to the needs of the community and then create a structure for empowerment and success. We have an adaptable framework for the success of each community. Pangea values transparency as a key to the success of our programs and partnerships. Whether it be financial or informational, we always aim towards complete transparency.

We call ourselves The Pangea Network for a reason. Pangea staff, board members, program alumni and community leaders are dedicated to supporting active program participants and graduates by providing them with the resources and ongoing guidance they need to be successful. We keep our network strong by organizing retreats, events and follow-up training sessions in order to share ideas and best business practices. Together, we find solutions to overcome challenges and motivate each other with our stories of accomplishments within the Network.

Our team is small but our impact is huge. Our operations are run by a small and extremely qualified staff, making them both efficient and impactful. In Kenya, when we are invited into a community, we use local and highly trained staff, fluent in the language and cultural practices of the community. This makes our programs less intrusive and more successful in the long run. We only work with women who are already dedicated to changing their lives. This ensures that Pangea is not imposing practices and is only teaching willing participants.

We realize that various groups have different needs. Our team knows how to take initiative and make changes when they need to be made. We hold highly the ability to respond quickly and to instigate change and innovation when it needs to happen.

In Kenya, over the past 13 years we have seen:
• 1,174 Kenyan women have been trained through our programs
• 563 Small businesses, including several group enterprises and 45 new start-ups, have been created
• Average weekly income for our KWN participants rose by 39%
• 62% reported being their family’s main source of income.

In the U.S., The Pangea Network’s Young Women’s Leadership Challenge (YWLC) program has been investing in high school aged young women across socioeconomic, racial and ethnic backgrounds since 2012 with 342 alumnae from 85 schools in the Houston, Austin, and Dallas areas. The success here is seen many areas including an increase in leadership skills, feelings of greater self-esteem and one's ability to affect change and greater understanding of financial decision making and planning.


Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 37.56 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 6.9 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 7% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of PANGEA NETWORK’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation -$113,078 $78,818 -$24,486 $147,346 -$42,764
As % of expenses -27.7% 21.9% -7.8% 38.1% -11.0%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation -$113,078 $78,818 -$24,486 $147,346 -$42,764
As % of expenses -27.7% 21.9% -7.8% 38.1% -11.0%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $309,908 $434,127 $294,700 $503,071 $304,399
Total revenue, % change over prior year -37.3% 40.1% -32.1% 70.7% -39.5%
Program services revenue 2.7% 1.7% 3.4% 0.9% 3.4%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 97.3% 98.3% 96.6% 99.1% 96.6%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $407,986 $360,309 $314,186 $387,064 $387,163
Total expenses, % change over prior year -3.4% -11.7% -12.8% 23.2% 0.0%
Personnel 25.4% 18.9% 19.3% 19.5% 17.8%
Professional fees 1.5% 6.7% 13.1% 14.0% 12.2%
Occupancy 4.6% 5.3% 6.3% 2.1% 2.4%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 57.5% 63.3% 56.6% 62.2% 62.4%
All other expenses 11.1% 5.8% 4.7% 2.3% 5.2%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $407,986 $360,309 $314,186 $387,064 $387,163
One month of savings $33,999 $30,026 $26,182 $32,255 $32,264
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $13,311 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $441,985 $390,335 $340,368 $432,630 $419,427

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 5.1 8.2 9.3 9.2 6.6
Months of cash and investments 6.4 9.7 10.9 10.0 7.5
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 4.0 7.2 7.3 10.5 9.2
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $174,040 $244,766 $243,543 $296,624 $213,054
Investments $44,995 $46,165 $40,822 $24,323 $28,369
Receivables $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 3.5% 2.0% 6.5% 1.3% 1.7%
Unrestricted net assets $136,424 $215,242 $190,756 $338,102 $295,338
Temporarily restricted net assets $45,000 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $45,000 $40,000 $75,000 $75,000 $35,000
Total net assets $211,424 $285,242 $265,756 $413,102 $330,338

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Material data errors Yes Yes No No No


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

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Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Nicole Minor

Prior to her formation of Pangea, Minor performed market research for consulting and technology companies in Europe and the United States. Later, in Brazil, she assisted a large international development agency during their in-country start-up phase. Here, she found her passion for working with women and youth after seeing the impact they can make on communities. Returning to the United States, while working in the private investment sector, Minor made the commitment to pursue her passion and began partnering with local women in designing programs that could provide the greatest value to the communities involved. She enlisted a board of directors, started building a team, and initiated the efforts which today benefit thousands of women and youth in disadvantaged areas. Minor earned a Master Degree in International Management from Thunderbird, the American Graduate School of International Management, in Glendale, Arizona in 1999 and a Bachelor's Degree in French from UCLA in 1994.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990


Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

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Board of directors
as of 12/22/2022
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Board chair

Michelle Patterson

McLane Company, Inc.

Term: 2019 -

Greg Mar

No Affiliation

Michelle Patterson

Catherine Moseley

Nicole Minor

The Pangea Network

Sean Murphy

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 ? No
  • 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 1/4/2021

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
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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Gender identity

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