Educational Institutions

Juanita Fields Foundation Inc

  • Chicago, IL
  • http://www.juanitafields.org

Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Juanita Fields Foundation to empower young people of color to identify and achieve their potential through the provision of mentorship and scholarship support.

Main Programs

  1. Juanita Fields Foundation Scholarship

ruling year

2012

Board Chair since 2013

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Mrs. Tamara Lyn Reed Tran

Board Vice Chair

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Dr. Mary Elaine Carey

EIN

20-4509124

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Scholarships, Student Financial Aid, Awards (B82)

IRS Filing Requirement

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

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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It is the Foundation's goal to offset a small portion of the costs related to attending an undergraduate institution. Many of our applicants come from families with limited financial resources and in some cases, are the first members of their families to attend a college or university.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Juanita Fields Foundation Scholarship

The Juanita Fields Foundation, Inc. is a public benefit, nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation organized and operated for educational and charitable purposes. It is the mission of the Juanita Fields Foundation to empower young people of color to identify and achieve their potential through the provision of mentorship and scholarship support.

Category

Student Financial Aid

Population(s) Served

Blacks

None

None

Budget

Charting Impact

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Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    Juanita Fields Montgomery Gordon was a remarkable woman who embodied quiet strength and constancy. Modeling her values for all who crossed her path, she served as a role model to her children and a beacon of light to others whose journeys intersected with hers. A single mother of five, Juanita believed that education would be the great liberator for her children, giving them the potential to improve their status in life. Today, her children are a testament to her determination. Through our work at the Juanita Fields Foundation we seek to help young people take life each day, one step at a time. We want them to know that they, too, can improve their circumstances and achieve their dreams.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    The Juanita Fields Memorial Scholarship will be awarded once a year to African American recipients from families that meet eligibility criteria.

    The number of scholarships provided each year will be determined by the annual resources of the Foundation. The application process involves completing a form and writing a personal essay. The program will be based on economic need. The Foundation's board of directors will review applications and essays each year to determine which individuals qualify for assistance. Board policies and procedures will ensure that any funds disbursed are used for intended purposes.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    The Board of Directors is comprised of a group of volunteers dedicated to the mission of the Foundation. Each Director brings a unique skill set to the Foundation and its operation.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    The Foundation measures progress by the number of scholarship applicants and by the number of scholarships awarded.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    The Foundation is slowly but surely making progress in our mission to provide scholarship support.

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Operations

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Juanita Fields Foundation Inc

Leadership

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Board Chair

Mrs. Tamara Lyn Reed Tran

Board Vice Chair

Dr. Mary Elaine Carey

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mrs. Tamara n Reed Tran

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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Yes

BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?


RESPONSE NOT PROVIDED

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?