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Good Neighbors USA

  • Los Angeles, CA
  • www.goodneighbors.org

Mission Statement

We're an international humanitarian non-profit committed to children's education, community development, and emergency relief projects in more than 30 countries. Our work includes building clean water wells in Africa, providing safe cookstoves for families in Guatemala, and ensuring access to education for children in Haiti, Chad, Malawi, Guatemala, and Nepal.

Main Programs

  1. General Program
Service Areas

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International

Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Laos, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Vietnam, Central African Republic, Chad, Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Niger, Republic of South Sudan, Rwanda, Tanzania, Zambia, Chile, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Haiti, Paraguay

ruling year

2008

Executive Director

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Ms. Eunju Oh

Keywords

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International, Humanitarian, Development, UN, MDGs, Child Sponsorship, Project Sponsorship, Emergency Relief, Disaster Management, Education, Health, Network, Women, 501(c)(3), Africa, water, children

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EIN

20-3644749

 Number

3073109327

Physical Address

2301 East 7th Street A-248

Los Angeles, 90023

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

International Development, Relief Services (Q30)

IRS Filing Requirement

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

Programs + Results

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Overview

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Good Neighbors started in 1991 with the sole purpose of giving disadvantaged children a glimmer of hope. Back then, our organization concentrated on projects such as orphanages, handicapped children's programs, finding homes for widows stricken with poverty, rural community development, and assisting disadvantaged families of Tuberculosis patients. 
We soon realized the dire need of similar aid in other parts of the world. In 1994, Good Neighbors became an international organization and was deeply involved in the Rwandan refugee situation, providing medical relief teams and establishing two non-formal schools at the refugee camps. Good Neighbors International became a formal entity in 1996, and since then we've expanded our projects and field offices to 29 countries around the world.
The United NationsIn August of 1996, Good Neighbors achieved General Consultative Status, the highest status level with the United Nations Economic and Social Council. Under the Charter of the United Nations, the Economic and Social Council may consult with non-governmental organizations (NGOs) concerned with matters within the Council's competence. The Council recognizes that these organizations should have the opportunity to express their views, and that they possess special experience or technical knowledge of value to the Council's work. In 2007, Good Neighbors was also recognized by the United Nations with the prestigious Millennium Development Goal (MDG) Award for our achievements in universal primary education.

Programs

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Program 1

General Program

Good Neighbors currently operates projects in 30+ field countries, with 160 project sites in third world countries, 25 project sites in North Korea, and in 44 field offices consisting of 87 project sites in South Korea, and with USA and Japan as supporting countries, with the annual budget of 2011 at approximately $87M, with 2500 employees worldwide, a total of 20,000 volunteers, and 447,380 sponsors (individual donors).

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Service Areas

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International

Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Laos, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Vietnam, Central African Republic, Chad, Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Niger, Republic of South Sudan, Rwanda, Tanzania, Zambia, Chile, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Haiti, Paraguay

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GOOD NEIGHBORS USA
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31

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Good Neighbors USA

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Executive Director

Ms. Eunju Oh

STATEMENT FROM THE Executive Director

"Eunju Oh is the current Executive Director of Good Neighbors USA and has served on the Board of Directors as Treasurer/Secretary since April 2009. She first joined Good Neighbors International in 2002 as the Afghanistan Program Director in Project Development and Management in Kabul, Afghanistan and established the Good Neighbors USA office in 2007 in Los Angeles, CA. Ms. Oh directs the management of GNUSA; establishes its goals and policies; and exercises wide latitude in discretionary decision making. She specializes in INGO governance and management, and emergency disaster relief operations. In 2010, she established an office in Washington D.C. to network and partner with other U.S.-based INGOs, as well as to concentrate on obtaining grants from government agencies."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

David Marh

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