Philanthropy, Voluntarism, and Grantmaking

Aspire 2 Inspire Foundation, Inc.

Serving the children of the DC Metropolitan Area

Washington, DC

Mission

Aspire 2 Inspire Foundation, Inc. has been working hard with the help of our members and volunteers to provide education assistance and social action opportunities to youth who reside in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area. Our work is dedicated to funding and delivering charitable services, and we strive to inspire and improve the lives of children who need our support.

Notes from the Nonprofit

Facebook Non-Profit Verification - 03/06/17

Ruling Year

2017

Executive Director & Chairman

Dr. Billy Holcombe

Main Address

PO Box 21792

Washington, DC 20009 USA

Keywords

Social Action & Youth Development

EIN

81-3352678

 Number

0510918274

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Public Foundations (T30)

IRS Filing Requirement

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

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

Mentoring is often one component of a program that involves other elements, such as tutoring or life skills training and coaching. The supportive, healthy relationships formed between mentors and mentees are both immediate and long-term and contribute to a host of benefits for mentors and mentees.

Benefits for youth:

Increased high school graduation rates
Lower high school dropout rates
Healthier relationships and lifestyle choices
Better attitude about school
Higher college enrollment rates and higher educational aspirations
Enhanced self-esteem and self-confidence
Improved behavior, both at home and at school
Stronger relationships with parents, teachers, and peers
Improved interpersonal skills
Decreased likelihood of initiating drug and alcohol use

Our programs

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

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

High School Debate Tournament

High School Talent Hunt

Toy Drive

DC Rhinos Mentorship Program

Where we work

Charting Impact

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

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

Aspire 2 Inspire Foundation, Inc. has been working hard with the help of our members and volunteers to provide education assistance and social action opportunities to youth who reside in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area. Our work is dedicated to funding and delivering charitable services, and we strive to inspire and improve the lives of children who need our support.

Our organization has several strategies to ensure optimal success. To protect our infrastructure, we remain selective in choosing board members with demonstrated success in multiple disciplines, including medicine, business, education, and engineering. We also developed an aggressive marketing, social media, and fundraising plan to ensure that we remain visible to the community that we remain visible to our community, donors, and media partners.

Regarding capabilities, our organization has a marketing team dedicated to showcasing our footprints in the Washington, D.C. community. Collectively, A2I's Board of Directors have more than 60 years of organizational leadership experience and are well suited to meet fundraising goals.

Quarterly and annual goals are established at the beginning of each operating year. We formally review our progress at quarterly meetings and informally review our progress towards achieving goals during monthly brainstorming sessions.

This year, we completed our first Talent Hunt competition as a 501c3 Non-Profit organization. We were able to award stipends to winning participants through our recent donors and we're so grateful to our supporters. We plan to begin a legacy throughout the Washington, DC metro area with this event as a jump start to each year!

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Operations

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Board Leadership Practices

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SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

BOARD ORIENTATION & 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?

Not Applicable

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Not Applicable

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Not Applicable

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Not Applicable

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

Not Applicable

Organizational Demographics

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? This organization has voluntarily shared information to answer this important question and to support sector-wide learning. GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/10/2019

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & Ethnicity
Black/African American/African
Gender Identity
Male, Not Transgender (Cisgender)
Sexual Orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability Status
Person without a disability

Race & Ethnicity

Gender Identity

Sexual Orientation

Disability

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Equity Strategies

Last updated: 11/10/2019

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Data

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We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.

Policies and processes

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We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
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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.