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Authentic Caribbean Foundation

 903 Saratoga Street
 East Boston, MA 02128
[P] (857) 2716006
[F] --
www.authenticcaribbeanfoundation.org
[email protected]
Andrew Sharpe
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INCORPORATED: 2014
 Printable Profile (Summary / Full)
EIN 46-2318562

LAST UPDATED: 09/20/2017
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 »

Authentic Caribbean Foundation is a registered nonprofit organization dedicated to providing education and training, health, community tourism and support services to children and adult with disability and aids within the diaspora and the Caribbean by achieving a high level of development and sustainability helping to eliminate poverty. Authentic Caribbean Foundation will assist children in USA and the Caribbean community with education, special disability, health issues (aids & cancer), community exchange program, donating to special programs in the Diaspora through Caribbean awareness, charity, events and programs in the USA.

Mission Statement

Authentic Caribbean Foundation is a registered nonprofit organization dedicated to providing education and training, health, community tourism and support services to children and adult with disability and aids within the diaspora and the Caribbean by achieving a high level of development and sustainability helping to eliminate poverty. Authentic Caribbean Foundation will assist children in USA and the Caribbean community with education, special disability, health issues (aids & cancer), community exchange program, donating to special programs in the Diaspora through Caribbean awareness, charity, events and programs in the USA.


FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year Dec 01, 2016 to Nov 30, 2017
Projected Income $40,000.00
Projected Expense $40,000.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Kids For Arts

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Overview

Mission Statement

Authentic Caribbean Foundation is a registered nonprofit organization dedicated to providing education and training, health, community tourism and support services to children and adult with disability and aids within the diaspora and the Caribbean by achieving a high level of development and sustainability helping to eliminate poverty. Authentic Caribbean Foundation will assist children in USA and the Caribbean community with education, special disability, health issues (aids & cancer), community exchange program, donating to special programs in the Diaspora through Caribbean awareness, charity, events and programs in the USA.


Background Statement

Authentic Caribbean Foundation is geared towards transforming the lives of the Caribbean children and their caregivers through health and educational support. This foundation is a non-government entity that aims to serve and positively transform lives.  We support the Caribbean Diaspora community and help to advocate and preserve the heritage and cultural history of this community while building on a positive youth development.

Impact Statement

Authentic Caribbean Foundation Inc. top four accomplishment for the past year and out top three goals for the current year are as follows:
1. Arts 4 Kids program was establish to teach kids about the Caribbean heritage and folklore in which after school program got started with local schools Caribbean clubs and the YMCA.
2. Collaboration of the Caribbean community diaspora organization on various project including the establishment and recognition of the Massachusetts National Caribbean American Heritage month June
3.Establishment of communication effort in highlighting the various resources available for the Caribbean Diaspora community in Massachusetts.
Our future goal is to establish the frame work with the educational department to include Caribbean Art & Culture in the after school programs and formulate a data base of the Caribbean community business and population and establish an interchange program between the State of Massachusetts and the Caribbean region on disability, education and trade.
 
 

Needs Statement

Our top most pressing needs are:  1. More volunteers to capture the data in which funding for community outreach is needed 2. Funding to organize and host charitable event to showcase the Kids 4 Arts program and local Caribbean Arts& craft. 3. Supplies and workshop for the Kids 4 Arts after school programs.

CEO Statement

The greatest challenges for ACF are securing funding, to implement our programs and to strengthen the Caribbean Diaspora community for sustainable development. However through the support of our community and collaboration of organization and our committee members we are able to achieve some our goals in which we were able to host critical events highlighting our rich culture. In addition we have advocate for inclusiveness of our community in several city and state policy, workshops and business development. We are happy to announce the establishment of our My Caribbean One World Expo which highlight the rich Caribbean art and culture and our radio program Caribbean Diaspora Connect on BNN radio. We continue to expand our programs especially the Kids 4 Arts which more funding is needed to achieve our goal.


Board Chair Statement

The Caribbean is the source of the United States' earliest and largest Black immigrant group and the primary source of growth of the Black population in the U.S. The region has exported more of its people than any other region of the world since the abolition of slavery in 1834. The largest Caribbean immigrant sources to the U.S. are Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, and Haiti. U.S. citizens also hail from Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Boston consists of a large number of Caribbean immigrants who contribute to the Commonwealth economy.

Authentic Caribbean Foundation, Inc. (ACF), established in 2012, is a Boston-based nonprofit organization that increases the awareness of rich Caribbean art, products, and services available in the New England area and assists disabled children from the Caribbean and its Diaspora through health and educational support. Under this organization are three programs responsible for assisting children in the Caribbean and its Diaspora: (1) Learning Disability Program – provides assistance to families that have a child with a disability to help towards implementing an individualized program that caters to the child’s overall development; (2) Pediatric Disability Equipment Supply Program – provides pediatric medical equipment and supplies; and (3) Kids for Arts Program – in place to preserve Caribbean arts and culture in the form of dance, speech, and performance. Through these programs and with the support of grants and fundraising events, ACF is able to work alongside families, schools, community members, and other nonprofit organizations to help create an environment that is supportive of the care and development of children with disabilities.


Geographic Area Served

STATEWIDE
Caribbean community, Boston, Cambridge, Worcester, Lynn, Brockton

Organization Categories

  1. Arts,Culture & Humanities - Cultural & Ethnic Awareness
  2. Youth Development - Youth Development Programs
  3. Arts,Culture & Humanities - Community Celebrations

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

Kids For Arts

The Authentic Caribbean Foundation Kids For Arts Program is a project that provides assistance in preserving the rich Caribbean folkloric arts and culture (dance, speech, performance) to kids in the Diaspora who are residents of the United States.

The Kids For Arts Program offers assistance to facilitate a comprehensive evaluation of these children ages 2 to 18 years old to ensure their academic and social development. The program provides training in Caribbean folkloric creative art, speech and dance, working with individuals, groups and selected schools in preserving our rich arts for the overall child’s development.

Budget  $30,000.00
Category  Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Cultural Festivals
Population Served Blacks, African Heritage Immigrant, Newcomers, Refugees Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Program Short-Term Success  Highlighting the youths arts and development in the community
Program Long-Term Success  Long term success is the establishment of the My Caribbean Expo festival showcasing the rich culture and community involvement.
Program Success Monitored By  --
Examples of Program Success  We have seen an increase with involvement and participation at the our event where more arts are performing and more attendance with over 5000 visitors attendance.

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Management


CEO/Executive Director Mr Andrew R Sharpe
CEO Term Start Nov 2012
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience Over 25 years experience in community tourism with accounting and tourism background. Hold an associate degree in community tourism and currently studying sustainable development. Member of the several organization including the Caribbean Tourism Organization and UNWTO and a member of Caribbean Diaspora community and the National Caribbean American Heritage Month committee.
Co-CEO Ms Antoinette Nibbs
Co-CEO Term Start Nov 2016
Co-CEO Email [email protected]
Co-CEO Experience Ms. Nibbs completed her undergraduate studies at Harvard University and graduated with a concentration (major) in chemistry and a citation (minor) in Spanish. She then attended Northwestern University, where she received a Ph.D. in organic chemistry in 2012. After a postdoctoral fellowship at The University of Chicago, she returned to the Boston area in 2015. She is currently a research fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School. Her research over the past ten years has spanned various fields, including method development, total synthesis and medicinal chemistry, with the disease focus of the latter including prostate cancer and malaria.

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Awards

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Affiliations

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Member of state association of nonprofits? Yes
Name of state association Massachusetts Nonprofit Network

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Collaborations

Authentic Caribbean Foundation collaborates with the state and city on communities and development.  Also we work along with other non-profit organization including schools, YMCA, Caribbean organization.

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

The Caribbean is the source of the United States' earliest and largest Black immigrant group and the primary source of growth of the Black population in the U.S. The region has exported more of its people than any other region of the world since the abolition of slavery in 1834. The largest Caribbean immigrant sources to the U.S. are Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, and Haiti. U.S. citizens also hail from Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Boston consists of a large number of Caribbean immigrants who contribute to the Commonwealth economy.

Authentic Caribbean Foundation, Inc. (ACF), established in 2012, is a Boston-based nonprofit organization that increases the awareness of rich Caribbean art, products, and services available in the New England area and assists disabled children from the Caribbean and its Diaspora through health and educational support. Under this organization are three programs responsible for assisting children in the Caribbean and its Diaspora: (1) Learning Disability Program – provides assistance to families that have a child with a disability to help towards implementing an individualized program that caters to the child’s overall development; (2) Pediatric Disability Equipment Supply Program – provides pediatric medical equipment and supplies; and (3) Kids for Arts Program – in place to preserve Caribbean arts and culture in the form of dance, speech, and performance. Through these programs and with the support of grants and fundraising events, ACF is able to work alongside families, schools, community members, and other nonprofit organizations to help create an environment that is supportive of the care and development of children with disabilities.

Foundation Comments

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Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 1
Number of Part Time Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 20
Number of Contract Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % --

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 5
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 0
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 2
Male: 3
Not Specified 0

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Yes
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 No
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Exempt
State Registration --

Risk Management Provisions

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Reporting and Evaluations

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

Governance


Board Chair Mr. Andrew R Sharpe
Board Chair Company Affiliation Chairman
Board Chair Term Nov 2012 - Nov 2020
Board Co-Chair Antoinette Nibbs
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation Director
Board Co-Chair Term Nov 2016 - Nov 2020

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Paulette Henry Director Voting
Solange Lopes Director NonVoting
Antoinette Nibbs Director Voting
Jason Simmonds Director Voting

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Youth Board Members

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Advisory Board Members

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Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 5
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 0
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 3
Male: 3
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths 5
Board Term Limits 5
Board Meeting Attendance % 100%
Written Board Selection Criteria No
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Yes
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 20%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation No

Standing Committees

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CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

The Caribbean is the source of the United States' earliest and largest Black immigrant group and the primary source of growth of the Black population in the U.S. The region has exported more of its people than any other region of the world since the abolition of slavery in 1834. The largest Caribbean immigrant sources to the U.S. are Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, and Haiti. U.S. citizens also hail from Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Boston consists of a large number of Caribbean immigrants who contribute to the Commonwealth economy.

Authentic Caribbean Foundation, Inc. (ACF), established in 2012, is a Boston-based nonprofit organization that increases the awareness of rich Caribbean art, products, and services available in the New England area and assists disabled children from the Caribbean and its Diaspora through health and educational support. Under this organization are three programs responsible for assisting children in the Caribbean and its Diaspora: (1) Learning Disability Program – provides assistance to families that have a child with a disability to help towards implementing an individualized program that caters to the child’s overall development; (2) Pediatric Disability Equipment Supply Program – provides pediatric medical equipment and supplies; and (3) Kids for Arts Program – in place to preserve Caribbean arts and culture in the form of dance, speech, and performance. Through these programs and with the support of grants and fundraising events, ACF is able to work alongside families, schools, community members, and other nonprofit organizations to help create an environment that is supportive of the care and development of children with disabilities.

Foundation Comments

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Financials


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

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Fiscal Year Dec 01, 2016 to Nov 30, 2017
Projected Income $40,000.00
Projected Expense $40,000.00
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Financial Planning

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Spending Policy N/A
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Credit Line No
Reserve Fund Yes
How many months does reserve cover? 1.00

Capital Campaign

Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? No
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CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

The greatest challenges for ACF are securing funding, to implement our programs and to strengthen the Caribbean Diaspora community for sustainable development. However through the support of our community and collaboration of organization and our committee members we are able to achieve some our goals which we were able to host cultural event, provide workshops and discuss communities issues. In addition we have advocate for inclusiveness of our community in several city and state policy, workshops and business development. We are happy to announce the establishment of our My Caribbean One World Expo which highlight the rich Caribbean art and culture and our radio program Caribbean Diaspora Connect on BNN radio. We continue to expand our programs especially the Kids 4 Arts which more funding is needed to achieve our goal.

Foundation Comments

This organization is newer and does not yet have any income or expenses to report above.

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