Philanthropy, Voluntarism, and Grantmaking

KAPPA ALPHA PSI FOUNDATION

  • Philadelphia , PA
  • www.TheKappaFoundation.org

Mission Statement

ADVOCATING AND INVESTING IN A WORLD THAT PROMOTES EQUALITY AND OPPORTUNITY FOR THE UNDER SERVED AND UNDER REPRESENTED

Main Programs

  1. Youth Development Initiative
  2. Leadership Development Initiative
  3. IKare
Service Areas

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International

The Kappa Alpha Psi Foundation supports programs and initiatives nationally in 300 plus cities and suburbs and on over 275 colleges and universities. In addition, it has specific initiatives it supports in international countries including Haiti, Nigeria, South Korea, Germany and Japan.

ruling year

1981

Executive Director since 2016

Self-reported

Mr L-Mani S. Viney

Keywords

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Philanthropy, Youth Development, Advocacy, Advancement, Education, Leadership, Diversity and Inclusion, College Access and Completion, Advocacy, Health, African American, Communities of Color, relief

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Also Known As

The Kappa Foundation

EIN

23-2205286

 Number

2802870274

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Public Foundations (T30)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (O12)

IRS Filing Requirement

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

Programs + Results

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Programs

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Program 1

Youth Development Initiative

The Kappa Alpha Psi Foundation has placed a special focus on investing in programs and initiatives that increase educational access, opportunity, achievement and advancement for youth in under served communities.

Category

Philanthropy, Voluntarism & Grantmaking

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Young Adults (20-25 years)

Budget

100,000

Program 2

Leadership Development Initiative

The Leadership Development Initiative focuses on training young men of color ages 14-23 to become social impact leaders of influence. The initiative supports a over 200 high school and college based initiatives.

Category

Youth Development

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Young Adults (20-25 years)

Budget

75,000.00

Program 3

IKare

This program was started to specifically help the victims of this Haiti tragedy and more importantly to establish a permanent program to financially assist future areas when affected by natural disasters.

Whenever a disaster or crisis of this magnitude occurs, naturally, everyone wants to help. However, in order to maximize the impact of our efforts, it is imperative that we work on one accord. The iKare Initiative endeavors to unite the men of Kappa Alpha Psi to work together in our personal and professional efforts to assist the victims of disasters worldwide. This crafted program also serves to inspire and provide individual chapters who might be looking for ways to help but do not have the materials/ideas ready to execute.

Category

Public Safety, Disaster Services

Population(s) Served

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

25,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

International

The Kappa Alpha Psi Foundation supports programs and initiatives nationally in 300 plus cities and suburbs and on over 275 colleges and universities. In addition, it has specific initiatives it supports in international countries including Haiti, Nigeria, South Korea, Germany and Japan.

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KAPPA ALPHA PSI FOUNDATION INC
Fiscal year: Oct 01-Sep 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Executive Director

Mr L-Mani S. Viney

BIO

L-Mani S. Viney is the Executive Director of the Kappa Alpha Psi Foundation. Hired in January after serving as a board member for the Foundation for three years, his new role is tasked with transforming the Kappa Foundation into one of the nation's leading African American philanthropic institutions with a strong focus on supporting programs and initiatives for communities of color throughout the country. Though new in the executive role, Mr. Viney's personal and professional life has always revolved around the non-profit, public and philanthropic sector as he has dedicated his life towards improving the life outcomes of young men and communities of color in America.

Prior to transitioning to the executive director position, Mr. Viney served for 5 years as the National Guide Right Chairman for Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated. In his position as National Guide Right Chairman, Kappa has become one of the nation's organizational leaders in youth development. Under his leadership Kappa's youth programs and initiatives, ranging from college and career preparation, STEM education, emotional wellness and mentoring, has impacted 300 plus communities and over 12,000 young men of color.

His commitment and dedication to young men and communities of color have resulted in many awards and distinctions ranging from Big Brothers Big Sisters 2014 organizational partner of the year, board member of the Big Brothers Big Sister's National African American Advisory Council, 2015 Black Dossier Top 25 Gentlemen History Makers Now awardee and the Jersey City community member of the year awardee.

Mr. Viney is a proud graduate of Boston College, holding a bachelor degree in history, and Saint Peter's Preparatory High School from his hometown of Jersey City, NJ. Currently he resides in West Orange, NJ

STATEMENT FROM THE Executive Director

"The Kappa Alpha Psi Foundation, established in 1981, is the non-profit arm of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated, which is one of the most historic and revered black Greek organizations in the country for men of color. The Foundation was founded to support the outreach activities of Kappa members and friends in their communities.

Over the past three decades the Foundation has evolved from having a singular focus on supporting the programs and initiatives within Kappa Alpha Psi and has sought to establish itself as a leading voice of influence and impact on African American issues and under served communities. In the past decade it has sought to bring about broad social and systemic changes needed to improve the outcomes and lives of young people and communities throughout America through advocacy and program support.

The foundation believes the solutions lie in multi-faceted approaches that includes mobilizing and leveraging the public sector, effective utilization of social media, implementing innovative ideas, influencing policies that promote positive change and building alliances with like-minded organizations in all sectors of society who share the same vision and desire to make the world a greater place for all, especially for the under served and underprivileged.

Above all, the Kappa Alpha Psi Foundation has heeded the clarion call for the need of African American philanthropy to increase its impact in the communities it serves by providing assistance to education, empowerment, philanthropy, and equality for all."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. Michael DuBose

Grainger

Term: Jan 2016 - Jan 2018

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