Educational Institutions

Newport Public Education Foundation

  • Newport, RI
  • www,npef-ri.org

Mission Statement

DEVELOPING SCHOOL PROJECTS

Main Programs

  1. Teacher/School Enrichment Grant Progra
Service Areas

Self-reported

Rhode Island

ruling year

1992

President since 2015

Self-reported

Mr. Keith Tavares

Vice President since 2015

Self-reported

Ms. Mary Moniz

Keywords

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PUBLIC EDUCATION

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Also Known As

NPEF

EIN

22-3137794

 Number

2051199308

Physical Address

15 Wickham Road

Newport, RI 02840 4232

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Education N.E.C. (B99)

IRS Filing Requirement

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

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Programs

Self-reported by organization

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

Program 1

Teacher/School Enrichment Grant Progra

In 2014 we funded school-wide grants to Pell Elementary, Thompson Middle, and Rogers High Schools. The grants purchased math fluency programs designed to help our student get ahead in the field of mathematics. These programs were met with great success. This year, we are returning to our traditional model of funding grants requested by classroom teachers.

We are funding a number of exciting programs including; creating an English and Language Arts Resource Lab at Pell, Bringing Literature to Life at Thompson, a French based grant for Rogers where students will create a children’s book in French (which will be added to the Pell library) based on their following of the Lafayette’s Hermione Voyage 2015. We will also be funding a STEM innovation grant at Thompson where students will get hands-on experience in the engineering and design process.

NPEF also supports March into Reading in the Spring, Ecosystem Studies at the Norman Bird Sanctuary and a Rough Point Art Exhibit for Newport Student’s Artwork, just to name a few.

Category

K-12 (5-19 years)

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

None

None

Budget

Charting Impact

Self-reported by organization

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

  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    Priorities

    1. Strengthen the effectiveness of the Board.

    2. Improve the effectiveness of the NPEF grant program.

    3. Effectively communicate all aspects of NPEF work both internally and externally.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    Potential Strategies for each Priority

    1. Strengthen the effectiveness of the Board.
    • Expand the size of the board
    • Provide professional development to board members
    o Tom to do workshop on endowment
    o Marcin to do workshop on using google docs
    • Recruit targeted individuals to serve on the NPEF board (Nwpt Hospital, Admiral’s wife, Preservation Society, RHS, Salve, etc.)
    • Continue to grow endowment
    • Collaborate with other organizations (Become members of Newport Partnership for Families, Chamber of Commerce, Realtors Association, Higher Ed, etc.)
    • Improve internal communications with board members and schools
    • Improve board member retention
    • Leverage the involvement of Newport’s summer community members, retirees, and Preservation Society
    • Assess the effectiveness of NPEF

    2. Improve the effectiveness of the NPEF grant program.
    • Increase the number of grant applications from the faculty
    • Encourage Rogers High School to apply for grants
    • Communicate grant results
    • Communicate the success of the schools through grants
    • Continue to provide enrichment opportunities for students


    3. Effectively communicate all aspects of NPEF work both internally and externally.
    • Address lack of community awareness of NPEF and NPS
    • Provide annual report of NPEF to the community
    • Ensure the timely promotion of all NPEF programs and events
    • Promote Newport Schools in the community
    • Improve communications between NPEF and each of the schools
    • Utilize NPEF List-Serv (Survey: How are we doing? What do you want from NPEF? )
    • Ensure timely and ongoing publicity through Newport Daily News and Newport This Week
    • Check NPEF links from NPS and City of Newport sites
    • Receive Tech/PR assistance from Grey Matter
    • Fly banner a few times a year on Thames Street/RP
    • Host Excellence Day to celebrate student work
    • Name a Marketing Committee Chair and members
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    • What problem do we need to address?
    o Fully describe the problem NPEF is experiencing and how we know it’s a problem
    • Why do we need to address this problem?
    o Discuss how this problem has hindered our efforts to fulfill our NPEF mission
    o Explain what will happen if we don’t do something to correct this problem
    • How might we address the problem?
    o Share some possible strategies that NPEF can employ to address this problem
    o Ask board members to brainstorm other viable strategies
    • Who will address the problem?
    o Request board members to volunteer or specifically recruit board members who have the expertise to work on addressing the problem
    • When will we address the problem?
    o Offer a draft timeline that details when NPEF will select and implement several key strategies to address this problem
    o Reach consensus on a viable timeline for this work
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    • What problem do we need to address?
    o Fully describe the problem NPEF is experiencing and how we know it’s a problem
    • Why do we need to address this problem?
    o Discuss how this problem has hindered our efforts to fulfill our NPEF mission
    o Explain what will happen if we don’t do something to correct this problem
    • How might we address the problem?
    o Share some possible strategies that NPEF can employ to address this problem
    o Ask board members to brainstorm other viable strategies
    • Who will address the problem?
    o Request board members to volunteer or specifically recruit board members who have the expertise to work on addressing the problem
    • When will we address the problem?
    o Offer a draft timeline that details when NPEF will select and implement several key strategies to address this problem
    o Reach consensus on a viable timeline for this work
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    • What problem do we need to address?
    o Fully describe the problem NPEF is experiencing and how we know it’s a problem
    • Why do we need to address this problem?
    o Discuss how this problem has hindered our efforts to fulfill our NPEF mission
    o Explain what will happen if we don’t do something to correct this problem
    • How might we address the problem?
    o Share some possible strategies that NPEF can employ to address this problem
    o Ask board members to brainstorm other viable strategies
    • Who will address the problem?
    o Request board members to volunteer or specifically recruit board members who have the expertise to work on addressing the problem
    • When will we address the problem?
    o Offer a draft timeline that details when NPEF will select and implement several key strategies to address this problem
    o Reach consensus on a viable timeline for this work
Service Areas

Self-reported

Rhode Island

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Financials

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NEWPORT PUBLIC EDUCATION FOUNDATION
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Newport Public Education Foundation

Leadership

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President

Mr. Keith Tavares

Vice President

Ms. Mary Moniz

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. Keith Tavares

Child & Family

Term: Jan 2015 -

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?

Yes

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?


ORGANIZATIONAL DEMOGRAPHICS

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Gender
Race & Ethnicity
Sexual Orientation

This organization reports that it does not collect this information for Board Members and Full-Time Staff.

Disability

This organization reports that it does not collect this information for Board Members and Full-Time Staff.

Diversity Strategies
Yes
We track retention of staff, board, and volunteers across demographic categories
No
We track income levels of staff, senior staff, and board across demographic categories
Yes
We track the age of staff, senior staff, and board
No
We track the diversity of vendors (e.g., consultants, professional service firms)
No
We have a diversity committee in place
No
We have a diversity manager in place
No
We have a diversity plan
No
We use other methods to support diversity