Philanthropy, Voluntarism, and Grantmaking

AKINS-BELL FOUNDATION INC

  • Frederick, MD
  • www.akinsbellfoundation.org

This organization has not appeared on the IRS Business Master File in a number of months. It may have merged with another organization or ceased operations.


This organization's exempt status was automatically revoked by the IRS for failure to file a Form 990, 990-EZ, 990-N, or 990-PF for 3 consecutive years. Further investigation and due diligence are warranted.

Mission Statement

Our is:
a. To be charitable by awarding scholarships;b. To educate for career development and to promote  education relating to Health and Wellness;

c. To be Spirit Based - by promoting family values;

d. To teach self-awareness and the knowledge of one’s history which establish an appreciation for education, which leads to economic opportunity and achievement.

Main Programs

  1. The Butterfly Project
  2. Akins-Bell Foundation, Inc’s Educational Advisory Committee

service areas

National

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ruling year

2011

chief executive for fy 2010

Mr. Melvin Washington

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co-chief executive for fy 2010

Ms. Geneva Norman

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EIN

27-3417390

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Single Organization Support (T11)

Performing Arts (A60)

IRS Filing Requirement

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

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Impact statement

This corporation is organized exclusively for one or more of the purposes as specified in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, including, for such purposes, the making of distributions to organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Programs

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Program 1

The Butterfly Project

The Butterfly Project, by providing performing arts instruction andopportunities for performing, teaches youth life skills that will provide asolid base for developing self awareness, self esteem, self discipline,interpersonal skills and team work.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Budget

$375,000.00

Population Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Young Adults (20-25 years) -- currently not in use

Adults

Program 2

Akins-Bell Foundation, Inc’s Educational Advisory Committee

Our is:
a. To be charitable by awarding scholarships;
b. To educate for career development and to promote  education;
c. To be Spirit Based - by promoting family values;
 
d. To teach self-awareness and the knowledge of one’s history which establish an appreciation for education, which leads to economic opportunity and achievement.

Category

Education

Budget

$2,000,000.00

Population Served

General Public/Unspecified

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Young Adults (20-25 years) -- currently not in use

service areas

National

Self-reported by organization

Funding Needs

Our financial objective for 2011 and 2012 is to raise two million dollars ($2,000,000.00) for the foundation's scholarship fund. Another financial objective for 2011 and 2012 is to raise one million dollars ($1,000,000.00) for the foundation's community health and wellness outreach program. Enhancing the perfoming arts with the Butterfly Project will ensure the further development of emerging artits by raising three hundred and sventy-five thousand dollars ($375,000.00) for the Butterfly Project. These initiatives will help the United States achieve it's commitment of competing at the highest levels of academic achievement to effectively compete in the international economy.  Service is the greatest opportunity to impact ones community positively by giving back what was given.

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Operations

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AKINS-BELL FOUNDATION INC

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CHIEF EXECUTIVE FOR FISCAL YEAR

Mr. Melvin Washington

co-chief executive

Ms. Geneva Norman

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. Melvin Washington

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

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CEO OVERSIGHT

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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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BOARD COMPOSITION

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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