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AKINS-BELL FOUNDATION INC Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 02/22/2013: AKINS-BELL FOUNDATION INC

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 06/09/2014: AKINS-BELL FOUNDATION INC

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Frederick, MD
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Basic Organization Information

AKINS-BELL FOUNDATION INC Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 02/22/2013: AKINS-BELL FOUNDATION INC

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 06/09/2014: AKINS-BELL FOUNDATION INC

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Physical Address: Frederick, MD 21703 
EIN: 27-3417390
Web URL: www.akinsbellfoundation.org 
NTEE Category: T Philanthropy, Voluntarism, and Grantmaking
T11 Single Organization Support
A Arts, Culture, and Humanities
A60 Performing Arts
Ruling Year: 2011 


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Mission Statement

Our is: a. To be charitable by awarding scholarships;b. To educate for career development and to promote  education relating to Health and Wellness; c. To be Spirit Based - by promoting family values; d. To teach self-awareness and the knowledge of one’s history which establish an appreciation for education, which leads to economic opportunity and achievement.

Legitimacy Information

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Annual Revenue & Expenses

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Fiscal Year Starting: October 1, 2010
Fiscal Year Ending: September 30, 2011

Total Revenue --
Total Expenses $3,269

Revenue & Expenses

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Fiscal Year Starting: October 1, 2010
Fiscal Year Ending: September 30, 2011

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Forms 990 Provided by the Nonprofit

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Financial Statements

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Leadership

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Mr. Melvin Washington

Term:

Since Oct 2010

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Board Orientation & Education ?
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Officers for Fiscal Year (IRS Form 990)

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Highest Paid Employees & Their Compensation (IRS Form 990)

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People information was last updated by the nonprofit in February 2013

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Programs

Program: The Butterfly Project (GuideStar Exchange,
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Budget:
$375,000
Category:
Arts, Culture & Humanities
Population Served:
Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)
Young Adults (20-25 years) -- currently not in use
Adults

Program Description:

The Butterfly Project, by providing performing arts instruction andopportunities for performing, teaches youth life skills that will provide asolid base for developing self awareness, self esteem, self discipline,interpersonal skills and team work.

Program Long-Term Success:

The Project will primarily serve the Roxbury neighborhood and its residents as defined by the most recent census data: bounded on the northeast by the South End and South Boston; Northwest by Fenway / Kenmore, Mission Hill and Jamaica Plain; the southeast by Dorchester; and the southwest by Mattapan.

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Budget:
$2,000,000
Category:
Education
Population Served:
General Public/Unspecified
Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)
Young Adults (20-25 years) -- currently not in use

Program Description:

Our is: a. To be charitable by awarding scholarships; b. To educate for career development and to promote  education; c. To be Spirit Based - by promoting family values;   d. To teach self-awareness and the knowledge of one’s history which establish an appreciation for education, which leads to economic opportunity and achievement.

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Program Short-Term Success:

Our is:a. To be charitable by awarding scholarships; b. To educate for career development and to promote education;   c. To teach self-awareness and the knowledge of one’s history which establish an appreciation for education, which leads to economic opportunity and achievement.

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Impact Summary from the Nonprofit

This corporation is organized exclusively for one or more of the purposes as specified in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, including, for such purposes, the making of distributions to organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
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