Health—General & Rehabilitative

Project 76 - An American Affair, Inc.

  • Washington, DC

Mission Statement

Project 76 exists to create a supplemental private - not government - endowment, operating and distribution base for the finance and administration of basic public works, services and social welfare initiatives that benefit children, the sick and the needy. More importantly, Project 76 exists to enable and empower the "providers" who serve them wherever the need exists (at home or abroad).

In other words, Project 76 exists to ensure the availability to service providers of funding, facilities, technology, inventory, Tele-com support and other resources wherever tax-based government financing is not available.

Further, in order to help reduce operating costs, Project 76 will finance, create, implement and operate a unified - business and non-profit sector - technology platform for anticipating, identifying, locating, acquiring, coordinating and delivering available manufactured inventory to operating charities on a historic (read measurable) scale.

Service Areas

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International

Globally

ruling year

1977

Principal Officer

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Mr. L. Napoleon Cooper

Keywords

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gifts-in-kind; free pickup; free delivery, warehousing, global distribution, Special Rule inventory, NGO, supply chain, AIDS eradication, orphans, orphan relief, public schools, nutrition assistance, foreign aid, medical emergencies, transportation, supplies, and supplemental funding

Also Known As

"USA Single Payer Option"

EIN

23-7382621

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Health Support Services (E60)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (B12)

IRS Filing Requirement

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

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Program 1

Project 76 program activities include domestic and international health-care, "public" education, poverty, disaster and refugee relief efforts. These activities are to be supported by a new, global supply chain and business-sector integrated logistics resource. Again, this new logistics resource will network American manufacturers (including, distribution companies, processors, and professional-services providers) and select retailers with up to one million non-profit service providers. Initially, Project 76 will finance (beginning with a $75 million commitment) the design phase for this new logistics resource. Thereafter, Project 76 (and its finance affiliate) will underwrite the development, construction, maintenance and day-to-day operating costs for a related catalog of all available manufactured inventory. Finally, Project 76, on its own and in conjunction with the business sector's existing warehousing and transportation infrastructure, will distribute available merchandise to end-users and through the charitable community at large, at home and abroad. Accordingly, Project 76 anticipates that this new, universally available, non-profit sector resource will be synchronized with the computer networks, inventory channels and production potential of one hundred thousand of North American suppliers and that it will be intertwined with the data, communication, processing and logistics capabilities of business and industry. Ideally, the unique new design of this self-perpetuating and capital-markets funded resource will enable Project 76 to identify the critical inventory requirements of service providers via Internet based tools?tools capable of locating, cataloguing and conferring legal ownership (for tax purposes) of goods and services based on the same valid and enforceable commercial contracts that drive for-profit business and industry, even when said inventory is parked in the warehouses of manufacturers awaiting pick-up and delivery. Additionally, Project 76 will be able to make "just-in-time" pick-up and delivery of said goods and services, free of charge for qualified "public" schools and for delivery to foreign and domestic charities participating in orphan rescue, disaster and refugee relief, nutrition assistance and health-care emergencies.

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Service Areas

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International

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Project 76 - An American Affair, Inc.

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Principal Officer

Mr. L. Napoleon Cooper

BIO

From the age of 13 years through his early 20's (the 60's and early 70's), L. Napoleon Cooper, Project 76's founder, and volunteer chairman, chief executive officer and subject-matter expert (finance), resisted and protested un-American racial repression and police brutality in the American, old confederacy, deep south.

And, Cooper's activism changed direction only when, police authorities and the courts (at virtually all levels) began, in his view, to "criminalize" related non-violent civil disobedience and other activities. That is, making insufficient distinctions, in his opinion, between violent groups (who were bombing, kidnaping and robbing banks, for example) and the "creative" (radical even) but exclusively, non-violent "stunts"and other protest activities undertaken by peaceful, albeit very annoying and disruptive welfare-rights, anti-war, civil rights and Feminist activists and movements.

That was 30 and 40 years ago. And, while Cooper paid a relatively high personal price, the communities in which he was involved during that period have, of late, bestowed "Special Recognition and Appreciation" upon him for "Dedicated Service and Courageous Actions During the Civil Rights Era."

In the intervening 39 years Cooper redirected his public service activism into fashioning a new systemic non-profit approach for the private administration and supplemental financing of public education, and basic social welfare services (economic development, disaster relief, medical emergency and foreign aid, etc.,).

Throughout the period between then and now Cooper focused on this new path, including, co-founding (more that 30 years ago) Project 76 -- An American Affair, Inc. (a 501(c)(3) and 509(a)(2) "public" charity), and serving as its volunteer chief executive. His additional role as corporate-finance innovator led to his being the driving force behind "The Alexander Hamilton Memorial Foundation and [proposed] Hall of National Treasures" (itself, an "associated" but currently unincorporated, private foundation).

Two others (non-founders of Project 76) who have remained most active, and vigilant in the affairs of this charitable corporation are retired Air Force Major General PERRY M. HOISINGTON II, Project 76 Advisory Vice Chairman, 1980-to-current: Commander, Atomic Test Project (Headquarters, USAF, Pentagon); U.S.A.F. Research and Development Command; Director, Legislative Liaison, Office, Secretary of the Air Force; and Actively Engaged in formation of Military Purchase System, Inc.

And, H. ALEXANDER MANUEL, Esquire, Project 76 In-House General Counsel, 1985-to-current: University of Pennsylvania Law: Commissioned Officer, U.S. Army; Partner, major law firms and with extensive (18 years) litigation experience in state, Federal and Appellate Courts (specializing in corporate and business law); FDIC, Law Department, Office of General Counsel (specializing in FDIC/RTC commercial litigation and assisted transactions); Trial Attorney, Federal Home Loan Bank Board (Washington, D.C.), specializing in professional liability and commercial litigation; and, currently, litigating for the Department of Justice (Washington, D.C.).

Equally important, however, is the principal, no-longer-active, and singularly worthy individual most deserving of special mention in any introduction of Project 76, is recently deceased U.S. Army Colonel BETTIE J. MORDEN, Project 76 Corporate Secretary, and the Correspondence Editor and Confidant to the Chief Executive Officer (1990 through 2001): Columbia University, Baccalaureate and Masters (English); Commander (WAC Detachments, USA and Germany); President of the WAC Foundation; Associate Historian at the Army Center of Military History; and President of the U.S. Women's Army Corp Museum Foundation. She is very much missed.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

L. Napoleon Cooper

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