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Help Foundation

 PO Box 558
 South Easton, MA 02375
[P] (508) 726-0221
[F] --
www.helpfoundationma.org
[email protected]
Bertrand Lamur
INCORPORATED: 2015
 Printable Profile (Summary / Full)
EIN 47-4770339

LAST UPDATED: 11/14/2017
Organization DBA --
Former Names --
Organization received a competitive grant from the Boston Foundation in the past five years No

Summary

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Mission StatementMORE »

Help Foundation is 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organizations that provide assistance for the less fortunate from children to adult men and women and homeless in the Greater Boston areas as well as Haiti and Colombia. In addition the approach Help Foundation will achieve in foreign countries such as Haiti and Colombia will help school aged children receive school supplies, free lunches, skill development and health education to help rural communities strengthen so they may become more self-sufficient.    

Mission Statement

Help Foundation is 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organizations that provide assistance for the less fortunate from children to adult men and women and homeless in the Greater Boston areas as well as Haiti and Colombia. In addition the approach Help Foundation will achieve in foreign countries such as Haiti and Colombia will help school aged children receive school supplies, free lunches, skill development and health education to help rural communities strengthen so they may become more self-sufficient.    

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year May 31, 2016 to May 31, 2017
Projected Income $220,000.00
Projected Expense $220,000.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Support for the most in need

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Overview

Mission Statement

Help Foundation is 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organizations that provide assistance for the less fortunate from children to adult men and women and homeless in the Greater Boston areas as well as Haiti and Colombia. In addition the approach Help Foundation will achieve in foreign countries such as Haiti and Colombia will help school aged children receive school supplies, free lunches, skill development and health education to help rural communities strengthen so they may become more self-sufficient.    

Background Statement

Right after the devastating earthquake happened on January 2010 in Haiti, Bertrand Lamur flew to Haiti to help as a volunteer. Through friends and families Bertrand has raised more than $25,000 to begin rebuilding ten homes for earthquake victims.  Since then he has been going back every year to provide personal supports to the ones who are still healing from this awful tragedy. In addition, he travelled to a few countries in Latin America and observed the harsh situations that people are living in. In September 2015, Bertrand Lamur decided to established Help Foundation, a public 501 (c) (3), charitable organization providing human services across Greater Boston communities as well as Haiti and Colombia with the sole purpose of helping those in needs.

 

 


Impact Statement

Help Foundation will helps individuals and families move up the ladder of social opportunity and become more self-sufficient through a broad range of services and programs across the Greater Boston communities or in Haiti and Colombia. Including access to health training and assistance, housing assistance, an emergency assistance for homeless people, donation drives, and more

Our organizational goals as outlined in our 2016-2026 strategic plans include:

1.       Maintain financial security and stability by raising sufficient and adequate funding necessary to carry our exempt mission to the public

2.       Further enhance and develop the skill and engagement of Help Foundation

3.       Extend and expand the diverse services Help Foundation offers

4.       Invest in the capabilities necessary to further enhance the delivery of quality services

5.       Enhance the public image and advance the community-based support of Help Foundation


 

Needs Statement

1.    Developing new and diversified revenue streams to ensure long-term financial stability

2.    Expanding Help Foundation support base to include more corporate, foundation, and other community partners

3.     Recruiting new board members and volunteers for Help Foundation

4.     Establishing new business partners 

5.    Slowly expending our Exempt mission in Colombia individually or with the support of other Nonprofit working in Colombia or with the support of government institution like “Bienestar Familiar” Colombia

6.    Developing new program space to meet rapid program expansion

7.    Began our first preliminary study on Cap- Haitian Haiti to make sure the right population group benefit from our charitable services and programs

8.   Develop strong marketing communication to the public through outdoor marketing and radio commercials in the Greater Boston areas

9.   Acquisition from The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) for the appropriate license and registration to carry our exempt mission in Colombia since we may get involve in signing contract and grant donation to “Bienestar Familiar” Colombia   

 


CEO Statement

“Impacting someone’s life each steps of the way” as our website slogan says.

Help Foundation as an emerging Nonprofit, we aren’t afraid to dream about our mission to the public and know that it will take the work of many to turn dreams into reality and to start impacting people’s life each steps of the way. For little less than 1 year since established, Help Foundation have seek partnership with other well-known and respected nonprofit in term of accomplishments and satisfactions to the public in the Greater Boston communities, in an imaginative ways to improve the lives of individuals with a variety of needs. Together, we will build the will for change, to stay ahead of the curve, and seeking out innovative new models to bring hope, assistance, and strength to individuals impacted by every day calamities across the Greater Boston communities or in Haiti and Colombia.

As we look to the future, we can make a few predictions. We know that the commitment of delivering a wide range of supports for the people we will serve will remain deeply embedded in our charitable mission. We know that we will continue to play a critical role in the fight against poverty and homelessness. And finally, we know that to accomplish these tasks, we must strive to serve as a model Nonprofit, by supporting the best practices at all levels of service.

Together we will continue to turn dreams into reality.

Bertrand Lamur Executive Director & Founder

 

 

 

 



Board Chair Statement

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Geographic Area Served

GREATER BOSTON REGION, MA
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Organization Categories

  1. Human Services - Emergency Assistance (Food, Clothing, Cash)
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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)

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Programs

Support for the most in need

Provide general assistance
 
Budget  $650,000.00
Category  Human Services, General/Other Services for the Homeless
Population Served Adults Latin America & the Caribbean Homeless
Program Short-Term Success  children and women will benefit form immediate assistances
Program Long-Term Success  homelessness will have 5% diminution.
Program Success Monitored By 

To assess programs and services success we will randomly conduct surveys from our target public  

Examples of Program Success  none

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Management


CEO/Executive Director Mr Bertrand Lamur
CEO Term Start Sept 2015
CEO Email [email protected]
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Member of state association of nonprofits? Yes
Name of state association Massachusetts Nonprofit Network

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Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 1
Number of Part Time Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 0
Number of Contract Staff 0
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Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 0
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
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Gender Female: 0
Male: 1
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Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has Strategic Plan? Under Development
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Organization Policies And Procedures No
Nondiscrimination Policy Under Development
Whistle Blower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
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Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? N/A
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency N/A N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency N/A N/A
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency N/A N/A

Governance


Board Chair Mr. Bertrand Lamur
Board Chair Company Affiliation Help Foundation
Board Chair Term Sept 2015 - Sept 2025
Board Co-Chair --
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Board Members

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Mr Bertrand Lamur Help Foundation Voting

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Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 1
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
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Gender Female: 0
Male: 2
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 4
Board Meeting Attendance % --
Written Board Selection Criteria Under Development
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Yes
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 0%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions --
Constituency Includes Client Representation No

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Financials


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Fiscal Year May 31, 2016 to May 31, 2017
Projected Income $220,000.00
Projected Expense $220,000.00
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CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

To begin I would like to thanks all our future committed donors and friends of Help Foundation, because as a newly established Nonprofit. We will depend on your support to be able to bring hope, assistance, and strength to individuals impacted by every day calamities across the Greater Boston communities or in Haiti and Colombia.  

As we embark on our long journey fulfilling our work as a charitable organization, we will encounter many challenges that will lie ahead in caring our exempt mission to the public. Among these challenges are funding to keep our doors open and accomplish our mission, and finding people (good and dedicated board members) to take on core leadership responsibilities and the challenges of moving the organization to the next level in its lifecycle. However, I believe as CEO/ founder with the trust our future donors and friends will put in Help Foundation we will be able to surpass any funding issues and also over time as we progress as an organization good people will want to join Help Foundation executive board.  

As we are entering into our first fiscal year, we begin by devoting ourselves to start our impact in the Greater Boston communities, and helping thousands of children and families in Colombia and Haiti gain access to water to grow food and stay healthy.  

For it to happen, your contribution as donors to Help Foundation will make a powerful, positive impact and provided effective and timely assistance relief to thousands of children and families in the Greater Boston and overseas.

On behalf of Help Foundation, to all the donors and friends I share my deep gratitude for your thoughtfulness and generosity!

Bertrand Lamur

Executive Director & Founder   

Foundation Comments

Help Foundation is a newer nonprofit and began its work in 2016. The organization received its nonprofit status, per the IRS, in February 2016, as reflected in the IRS Letter of Determination posted above. As such, a full year of financial data will be posted when it becomes available.

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Impact

The Impact tab is a section on the Giving Common added in October 2013; as such the majority of nonprofits have not yet had the chance to complete this voluntary section. The purpose of the Impact section is to ask five deceptively simple questions that require reflection and promote communication about what really matters – results. The goal is to encourage strategic thinking about how a nonprofit will achieve its goals. The following Impact questions are being completed by nonprofits slowly, thoughtfully and at the right time for their respective organizations to ensure the most accurate information possible.


1. What is your organization aiming to accomplish?

Help Foundation is eager to bring an amelioration in the life of the less fortunate through support and guidance that will enable them to be self efficient.  

2. What are your strategies for making this happen?

 Our strategies is to conduct survey on our target population needs, by doing so we will be able to pinpoint the issues and needs of our target population that require immediate actions.  

3. What are your organization’s capabilities for doing this?

As a newly establish Nonprofit we believe in our collaborative work with other Nonprofit in the Grater Boston community to advance our charitable fulfilment to the public.
 

4. How will your organization know if you are making progress?

Our key success indicator will be to observe immediate outcome of the project we will be conducting for the public.
 

5. What have and haven’t you accomplished so far?

Since we just got established we haven't fulfill our mission to homeless and less fortunate yet because we rely on grant making foundations and the general public donation to carry our exempt mission.