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South Sudanese Enrichment for Families, Inc.

 P.O. Box 492
 Lincoln, MA 01773
[P] (781) 641-0063
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EIN 43-2043910

LAST UPDATED: 07/12/2019
Organization DBA --
Former Names --
Organization received a competitive grant from the Boston Foundation in the past five years No


Mission StatementMORE »

The Sudanese Education Fund’s mission is to advance the Massachusetts Southern Sudanese community in education, employment and financial stability while promoting individuals to be productive members of a global society.   SEF espouses core values which stabilize, support and strengthen individuals, families and the community as a whole. Additionally, SEF is committed to educating the public about issues regarding Sudan and the American-Sudanese community.

Mission Statement

The Sudanese Education Fund’s mission is to advance the Massachusetts Southern Sudanese community in education, employment and financial stability while promoting individuals to be productive members of a global society.   SEF espouses core values which stabilize, support and strengthen individuals, families and the community as a whole. Additionally, SEF is committed to educating the public about issues regarding Sudan and the American-Sudanese community.

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2012 to Dec 31, 2012
Projected Income $350,000.00
Projected Expense $350,000.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Educational Grants
  • Saturday Bridges Program
  • Summer Camp Grants Program
  • Technology Program

Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2010 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2009 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2008 (%)

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Mission Statement

The Sudanese Education Fund’s mission is to advance the Massachusetts Southern Sudanese community in education, employment and financial stability while promoting individuals to be productive members of a global society.   SEF espouses core values which stabilize, support and strengthen individuals, families and the community as a whole. Additionally, SEF is committed to educating the public about issues regarding Sudan and the American-Sudanese community.

Background Statement

In 2001, thousands of refugees were resettled in the United States following a bloody civil war in Sudan.  Known as the "Lost Boys and Girls of Sudan," these children escaped as their villages were demolished and walked for months to reach primitive refugee camps in Kenya and Ethiopia. Along the way they survived starvation, thirst, military attacks, and animal predation. The civil war took their childhoods, families and communities.
Several hundred "Lost Boys" came to Massachusetts.  SEF started as a grassroots collaborative of people who wanted to help them acclimate to life in the United States.  In 2004, SEF obtained nonprofit status and began providing grants to underwrite secondary education.  As the former "Lost Boys" needs changed, SEF's programs evolved. In 2005, SEF added a Technology Program to provide them with computers and computer training, an essential tool for both their education and their day-to-day lives. SEF also established a Sudanese Community Center in Arlington.

The former “Lost Boys” have now been in Massachusetts for 10 years and have married and started families.  Often their wives came from refugee camps in Sudan in a later wave of emigration with nothing but the clothes on their backs, unable to speak English

SEF's programming now focuses on the children and families of the original "Lost Boys."  The lives of these families are challenging.  Due to the emotional and psychological scars from their years of turmoil, most still struggle and are living below or at poverty level.  Concern about relatives still living in Sudan, and the potential for violence surrounding the South Sudan secession weighs heavily on these families.  Also, the Sudanese children are at a great disadvantage because several cultural and physical barriers exist that prevent them from taking full advantage of the American education system.  SEF's current programming addresses these issues, and provides education support for the Sudanese children and cultural support for their parents.

Impact Statement

In the past year, SEF has:
(1) enhanced the curriculum of the Saturday Education Enrichment Program, an out of school mentoring/tutoring program for children ages 2-16 and their parents;
(2) added an ESL component to the program;
(3) piloted a Summer Camp Grants program to bridge the gap between sessions of Saturday Education Enrichment; and
(4) involved more Sudanese the organization, including former Lost Boy Moses Geng, who is the Assistant Director and Aquot Leek, who is coordinating a portion of the Saturday Education Enrichment Program. 
SEF's future goals are:
(1) to continue to enrich the Saturday Education Enrichment Program;
(2) to roll out the Summer Camp Grants Program;
(3) to strengthen the Board of Directors and
(4) to more fully engage the Sudanese community in the operation of the organization.

Needs Statement

SEF relies on the support of foundations, corporations, partner organizations, and generous individuals.  For the next year, SEF's most pressing needs center upon funding and volunteers.  Specifically, SEF needs:
(1)  funding for the full roll out of the Summer Camp Grants Program (approximately $40,000);
(2)  funding to add to the parental support component of the Saturday Education Enrichment Program, including further strengthening the ESL curriculum and adding drivers education assistance ($12,000);
(3) funding for website updating and maintenance (approximately $7,500);
(4)  funding to underwrite capacity building within the Board of Directors and strategic planning ($10,000);  and
(5)  volunteers for the Saturday Education Enrichment Program to act as tutors, mentors or provide supplemental workshops.

CEO Statement

SEF is unique in that it has operated much like a grassroots organization for ten years.  Our staff and volunteers all have a personal connection with the Sudanese living in the greater Boston area.  Most of our Board of Directors have had a Sudanese refugee live in their home at one time or another, and some even formalized their relationship as foster parents.
Because of our intimate relationship with the Sudanese community, we have been able over the years to devise programming that evolves with their evolving needs.  Initially, we started in 2001 as a group of volunteers who supported the “Lost Boys and Girls of Sudan” as they adjusted to life in America.  In 2003, we filed for and received our nonprofit status and began to raise funds for educational grants.  We helped over 180 former "Lost Boys" get an education.  The next wave of refugees came as the "Lost Boys" married and brought their wives to live here.  We provided support for them as they acclimated to their new lives.  Next came the children, who are handicapped in their pursuit of an education by their parents' limitations.   Again we shifted our focus, and now provide educational support for these children.  
We have always felt strongly that the Sudanese community should be represented in the organization.  In the past couple of years, we have made great progress toward this goal.  Moses Geng, a former Lost Boy, is our Assistant Director and is being trained to oversee our finances and programming.  We are very proud of Moses, he received a B.S. from the University of New Hampshire in 2005 and SEF helped fund his education.  Additionally we have several Sudanese playing key roles on our Board, including co-chair.
The Sudanese community contributes in other ways to the organization.  They participate in school and church presentations, make clay cows to sell at art fairs and tutor in our educational programming.  We hope that all this effort gives them a sense of “owning” the organization.

We have changed many lives since 2001.  Unfortunately, many of the former Lost Boys still struggle due to the traumas that they suffered as young children.  We hope that by focusing our resources on their children, we can break the cycle and help the next generation of Sudanese Americans become successful, contributing members of our society.  

Board Chair Statement

We are a nation of immigrants. Most of us come to be here because someone in the family history crossed an ocean or continental border in search of a better life.   As most struggled to adapt to a foreign culture and a foreign language, they benefited enormously from help provided by family and countrymen who preceded them. Even with that assistance, it took a generation or more for groups such as the Irish and Italians to achieve a modicum of socioeconomic parity. My grandparents were also “strangers in a strange land” and I am ever grateful for the decision they made to leave Lithuania before the Holocaust because there was no after.

I first got involved with the Sudanese Education Fund because I saw it as a way to pay tribute to those who helped my grandparents’ family find refuge. The South Sudanese diaspora are also victims of a genocidal war who escaped under horrific circumstances and eventually found safe harbor here. But life in a village of cow-herding and subsistence farming followed by residence in a destitute refugee camp does not prepare one for competition in the western world.  

I started working with SEF as a volunteer assisting a household of Sudanese men in Roxbury to deal with day-to-day life as well as plan and prepare for their future.   They had no agencies or benevolent associations to support them beyond their initial resettlement. I was immediately won over by their appreciation for friendship with outsiders like me, their generosity to each other, their dedication to extended family back in Sudan and their willingness to do hard work to restart their lives. Despite the fact that they had no schooling themselves, the tribal elders instilled a message in the young men before they emigrated: “Education is my mother and my father.” SEF took that advice as our first mission.

SEF raised funds and created a tuition grant program that enabled a large fraction of South Sudanese community members to pursue higher education in community colleges, universities and vocational institutes.  As we interacted with each other, the unexpected benefit was that SEF volunteers became friends and mentors to the Sudanese in a way that enriched our lives at least as much as theirs.   And as we came to know each other better, our organization identified other needs in the community that we could address. 

Part of modern literacy and citizenship is internet capability.   SEF undertook a Technology Project to equip any interested member of the Sudanese community with a free laptop as well as personal training to use it and technical support to maintain it. We trained Sudanese as field technicians for outreach to Sudanese households.

The civil war that raged through South Sudan for decades was largely unknown because it was ignored by the news media. There was little documentation but for the scars carried in the memory of our Sudanese committee.  SEF raised funds to acquire artwork created by refugees of that struggle with the curatorial assistance of Brandeis University Department of Anthropology.   These images speak more than words to memorialize that period of their history that is a modern version of a biblical Exodus.

The South Sudan community of Greater Boston started with about 250 immigrants, most of them men. As they have matured, worked, graduated, naturalized and formed families, the community has grown in numbers as well as diversity.  We recognized a need to have a physical center of the community to serve as a place where members could gather informally as well as for events and programs organized by SEF.  It was a difficult and risky move for us financially, but it was the right decision as judged by the intensity of multipurpose use that the Sudanese Community Center supports, including serving as an office for our own staff and volunteers.

Our new programs focus on the next generation, born here to loving families who are striving to succeed. They lack the advantage that legacy confers from parents and grandparents, like our own who passed on the learnings that have made us comfortable in our society.  I encourage all of the donors and volunteers to visit the Hardy School in Arlington to see the excitement, joy and fellowship that children and their mothers experience at our Saturday Education Enrichment Program.   Now, when I see reference to the American Dream, I have a living picture of it.

Geographic Area Served

Greater Boston Region-All Neighborhoods
The Sudanese live in the following communities:  Arlington, Malden, Medford, Everett, Lincoln, Waltham and Chelsea. 

Organization Categories

  1. Human Services - Ethnic/Immigrant Services
  2. Education - Educational Services
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Independent research has been conducted on this organization's theory of change or on the effectiveness of this organization's program(s)



Educational Grants

Through the Education Grants Program, SEF provides small grants to Sudanese students for direct and indirect education expenses (tuition, books, rent).  Since 2003, SEF has helped more than 180 Sudanese refugees obtain secondary and post secondary degrees. 
Budget  $35,000.00
Category  Education, General/Other Postsecondary Education
Population Served Immigrant, Newcomers, Refugees Africa At-Risk Populations
Program Short-Term Success  In the short term, the Education Grants Program is intended to provide financial support to allow the Sudanese refugees to enroll and remain in college level programs.
Program Long-Term Success  The long term goal of the Education Grants Program is for more than 50% of the Sudanese community in Greater Boston to obtain either a bachelors, associates or vocational degree.  
Program Success Monitored By  SEF maintains a database of all Education Grants recipients.
Examples of Program Success  Moses Geng, a former "Lost Boy" was the recipient of several Education Grants.  With that funding, and a lot of courage and fortitude, Mr. Geng obtained a B.A. from the University of New Hampshire.  Mr. Geng now works for SEF as the Assistant Director.

Saturday Bridges Program

The Saturday Bridges Program is an out of school program offered during the academic year designed to address the limitations experienced by Sudanese children in their pursuit of an education and alleviate their families’ feelings of isolation. The program operates on two fronts.  The first focuses on the children themselves, and provides them with learning experiences, homework help and one-on-one tutoring. The second front engages the parents with ESL support, workshops and discussion groups designed to teach them ways to enrich their children’s education. Additionally, both the children and adults benefit from the opportunity to connect with other Sudanese Americans. 
Budget  $98,000.00
Category  Education, General/Other Afterschool Enrichment
Population Served Families Children Only (5 - 14 years) Immigrant, Newcomers, Refugees
Program Short-Term Success  SEF’s short-term goal is to provide educational and cultural support to the Sudanese refugees and their families and to insure that the children are equipped to take full advantage of the academic opportunities at their disposal.
Program Long-Term Success  The long term goal of the Saturday Bridges Program is for the children of the original "Lost Boys of Sudan" to gain the education necessary to obtain fulfilling employment and become contributing members of our society
Program Success Monitored By 
SEF employs a number of methods to measure each program goal. Parents register for Saturday Bridges, and are required to provide information that SEF can use for evaluation. 
For the preschool age children, SEF surveys parents and daycare providers to assess the impact of the program on physical, emotional and social growth. For the school age children, SEF conducts both parent surveys, and teacher surveys to determine if the child is progressing in school. Also, through the registration process, SEF obtains concrete information regarding the children's grades and tests scores before and after the program. 
Finally, for the parents, SEF relies on registration information, surveys and focus groups to measure progress.  The program staff is also involved.  The ESL Coordinator assesses and tracks each individual’s proficiency in the english language.  The Parent Teacher Coordinator stays in contact with the children's teachers and monitors parents' involvement.


Examples of Program Success  SEF piloted the Saturday Bridges Program in the fall of 2010 and fully committed to the program in January, 2011.  The past year has been a great success from the perspective of the participants, volunteers and SEF staff.  Parents and staff have reported changes in children's attitudes toward school and behavior. The young children who were initially wary have fully embraced the program and have formed bonds with their tutors. The older children bring difficult homework and have begun to rely on their tutors for help.  Furthermore, the adults have been actively participating in the parent workshops and are especially enthusiastic about the ESL support. 

Summer Camp Grants Program

The Summer Camp Grant Program operates in tandem with the Saturday Education Enrichment Program.  Saturday Enrichment is in session only during the academic year, from September to June.  During the summer months, with no school or Saturday Enrichment, the Sudanese children are isolated at home with their families and experience little physical activity or mental stimulation. Summer Camp Grants provides monetary grants to subsidize the cost of enrollment in a summer program.  In order to qualify for a grant, families must be actively involved in Saturday Enrichment, attending most sessions and fulfilling their volunteer requirements.  
Budget  $45,000.00
Category  Education, General/Other Summer School
Population Served Children Only (5 - 14 years) Immigrant, Newcomers, Refugees Africa
Program Short-Term Success  The short term goal of Summer Camp Grants is to provide the Sudanese children with the opportunity to take advantage of the physical and mental stimulation provided by summer camp.
Program Long-Term Success  The long term goal of Summer Camp Grants is largely the same as the Saturday Educational Enrichment Program - that the Sudanese children obtain an education, find employment and become contributing members of our society.
Program Success Monitored By 

SEF staff works closely with each family to find the appropriate summer program to meet their logistical, academic and social needs. Also, SEF is in contact with each camp over the summer to monitor attendance and track progress.

Examples of Program Success  Sunday is a 12-year-old girl struggling with life in the projects in Medford. Her mother speaks no English and suffers from post-traumatic stress syndrome. One of her older brothers has been in and out of jail.  Her day to day life is filled with stress and anxiety.
With funding from SEF, Sunday was able to spend two weeks at a camp in New Hampshire, enjoying fun activities outdoors with friends away from the chaos of her day-to-day life.   She was exposed for the first time to swimming, boating, bowling, arts and crafts and other typical summer activities. Next summer, she will be able to apply to be a counselor-in-training, and thus will spend the entire summer at the camp.  Sunday benefits tremendously from the stress free, positive environment at camp and returns home with renewed enthusiasm and resilience.


Technology Program

SEF created the Technology Program to help the Sudanese community acquire and learn to use computers - essential tools for both their education and day-to-day lives.  Initially, SEF gave each household a computer, a printer and internet access.  In order to qualify, the adult member(s) of the household were required to attend a computer skill training workshop.  SEF also provided more intensive training to a small group of Sudanese from strategically chosen geographic areas.  These individuals now help others in their community troubleshoot technical issues.
Currently, the Technology Program is limited to computer training and support - SEF is no longer furnishing hardware or internet access.
Budget  $10,000.00
Category  Education, General/Other Computer Literacy
Population Served Immigrant, Newcomers, Refugees Adults Africa
Program Short-Term Success  --
Program Long-Term Success  The Technology Program is intended to address one of the barriers the Sudanese face in competing in our technology based society - computer literacy.  The long term goal of the program is that Sudanese adults and children become fully computer literate, and able to use technology to advance their educational, employment and social goals.
Program Success Monitored By  --
Examples of Program Success  Because of SEF's technology program, every Sudanese household in Massachusetts has a computer and is computer literate.

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments



CEO/Executive Director Ms Susan Winship
CEO Term Start Jan 2004
CEO Email
CEO Experience Ms. Winship is a licensed social worker and has worked in public and private schools for more than 20 years. She become involved with the Sudanese refugees when they arrived in Boston in 2001.  Since then, she has developed an extensive network of colleagues and supporters that play an instrumental role in providing comprehensive outreach and support to the Sudanese community. 
Co-CEO --
Co-CEO Term Start --
Co-CEO Email --
Co-CEO Experience --

Former CEOs and Terms

Name Start End
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Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
Ms. Nancy Fleming Assistant to the Director --
Mr. Moses Geng Assistant Director Mr. Geng is one of the Lost Boys of Sudan who arrived in the United States from Kenya and was first chairman of the South Sudanese Youth Associations of Massachusetts from 2003 to 2006. In 2006, He graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a B.A in Public Policy Economic & International Affairs and a minor in Business Administration in May 2006. Upon graduation, he joined the USAF, was deployed to both Iraq and Afghanistan and honorably discharged from service after the term of enlistment was over.


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Member of state association of nonprofits? No
Name of state association --

External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
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Associated Grant Makers
Arlington Public Schools
Arlington Public Library

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments


Foundation Comments


Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 1
Number of Part Time Staff 3
Number of Volunteers 45
Number of Contract Staff 8
Staff Retention Rate % 100%

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: --
Asian American/Pacific Islander: --
Caucasian: --
Hispanic/Latino: --
Native American/American Indian: --
Other: --
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: --
Male: --
Not Specified --

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has Strategic Plan? Under Development
Years Strategic Plan Considers N/A
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Business Continuity of Operations Plan No
Organization Policies And Procedures Under Development
Nondiscrimination Policy Under Development
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes
State Registration Yes

Risk Management Provisions


Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? No
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency No N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency No N/A
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Semi-Annually


Board Chair Mr. Carl Berke
Board Chair Company Affiliation Partners Health Care
Board Chair Term -
Board Co-Chair Mr. Mangok Bol
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation Brandeis University
Board Co-Chair Term -

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Ms. Yar Ayuel Unitarian Universalists Associate Church Voting
Ms. Pamela Bator Maynard Public Schools Voting
Mr. Carl Berke Partners Innovation Fund Voting
Mr. Mangok Bol Brandeis University Voting
Mr. Peter Chambang Massachusetts Department of Family and Child Services Voting
Mr. David Chanoff Author Voting
Ms. Anne Hildreth Fidelity Investments Voting
Ms. Kathryn Lenox Global Novations Voting
Mr. Daniel Mathiang Bul State Street Corporation Voting
Ms. Ellen Morgan Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Voting
Mr. J. Garrett Parker Jr. Risk Management Foundation at Harvard Medical Institutions Voting
Ms. Sarah Rial My Sister's Keeper Voting
Ms. Susan Winship Executive Director Voting

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Youth Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Advisory Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Mr. Sacha Chanoff RefugeePoint NonVoting
Ms. Lisa Henderson Nonprofit consultant NonVoting
Ms. Melissa MacDonnell Liberty Mutual Group NonVoting
Ms. Lara Metcalf Harvard Kennedy School of Government NonVoting
Mr. Ron Moulton -- NonVoting
Ms. Gloria White Hammond My Sister's Keeper NonVoting

Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 40
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 60
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 55
Male: 45
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths 0
Board Term Limits 0
Board Meeting Attendance % 90%
Written Board Selection Criteria Under Development
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Yes
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes

Standing Committees

  • Board Governance
  • Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
  • Education
  • Finance
  • Personnel
  • Program / Program Planning

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments


Foundation Comments



Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2010 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2009 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2008 (%)

Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2012 to Dec 31, 2012
Projected Income $350,000.00
Projected Expense $350,000.00
Form 990s

2010 990

2009 990

2008 990

Audit Documents

2010 Audit

2009 Audit

2008 Audit

IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2010 2009 2008
Total Revenue $261,998 $421,106 $376,618
Total Expenses $312,638 $350,371 $326,192

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Fiscal Year 2010 2009 2008
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$100,017 $188,021 $152,812
Government Contributions $7,000 $0 $0
    Federal $7,000 $0 $0
    State $0 $0 $0
    Local $0 $0 $0
    Unspecified $0 $0 $0
Individual Contributions $139,189 $210,056 $200,904
Indirect Public Support $0 $0 $0
Earned Revenue $0 $0 $0
Investment Income, Net of Losses $0 $0 $0
Membership Dues $0 $0 $0
Special Events $12,292 $23,029 $21,767
Revenue In-Kind $0 $0 $0
Other $3,500 $0 $1,135

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Fiscal Year 2010 2009 2008
Program Expense $247,986 $280,637 $271,720
Administration Expense $32,941 $28,882 $25,912
Fundraising Expense $31,711 $40,852 $28,560
Payments to Affiliates $0 $0 $0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 0.84 1.20 1.15
Program Expense/Total Expenses 79% 80% 83%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 12% 10% 8%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Fiscal Year 2010 2009 2008
Total Assets $250,394 $293,524 $222,264
Current Assets $237,363 $259,497 $215,041
Long-Term Liabilities $0 $0 $0
Current Liabilities $8,035 $525 $0
Total Net Assets $242,359 $292,999 $222,264

Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources

Fiscal Year 2010 2009 2008
1st (Source and Amount) Mc Donnell Family Foundation $60,017.00
Mc Donnell Family Foundation $141,771.00
Individual Contribution $84,081.00
2nd (Source and Amount) Individual Contribution $32,160.00
Individual Contribution $41,250.00
McDonnell Family Foundation $77,812.00
3rd (Source and Amount) Individual Contribution $20,000.00
Individual Contribution $38,220.00
Gloria Dei Foundation $75,000.00

Financial Planning

Endowment Value --
Spending Policy N/A
Percentage(If selected) --
Credit Line No
Reserve Fund No
How many months does reserve cover? --

Capital Campaign

Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Purpose --
Campaign Goal --
Capital Campaign Dates -
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount --
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? --

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2010 2009 2008
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities 29.54 494.28 inf

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2010 2009 2008
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 0% 0% 0%

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments


Foundation Comments

This nonprofit's financial summary data is based on audited financials for revenue with the expenses per the 990s provided.   


Other Documents

No Other Documents currently available.


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