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Fonkoze USA

  • Washington, DC
  • www.fonkoze.org

Mission Statement

Fonkoze USA’s mission is to stand with the organized poor of Haiti by providing human, financial and technical resources and to raise awareness of Haiti’s needs. It works together with its Haitian partners to provide the financial and non-financial tools that Haitians—primarily women—need to lift their families out of poverty.

Main Programs

  1. Literacy and Life Skills

service areas

International

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ruling year

1997

chief executive for fy 2006

Mr. John Mercier

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Keywords

micro-credit, literacy, economic development, women, international development, haiti, caribbean

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EIN

52-2022113

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

International Economic Development (Q32)

Management & Technical Assistance (Q02)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (Q12)

IRS Filing Requirement

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

Programs + Results

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Programs

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Program 1

Literacy and Life Skills

Five eduational modules are offered: Basic Literacy, Business Skills, Health and Disease Prevention, Environmental Protection and Sustainable Agriculture, and

Children's Rights.

Category

Education

Budget

$500,000.00

Population Served

Females, all ages or age unspecified

Female Adults

service areas

International

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FONKOZE USA INC
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Fonkoze USA

Leadership

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CHIEF EXECUTIVE FOR FISCAL YEAR

Mr. John Mercier

BIO

John Mercier has been involved in fundraising as a Development Specialist, nonprofit CEO and Senior Consultant. After a twenty-five year career with YMCAs across the country, he established the JM Advancement Organization in Essex, Connecticut in 1990 and relocated to Sarasota, Florida in 1991. A recognized leader in non-profit management and fundraising, John has been involved in healthcare and YMCA capital campaigns, fraternal organization consulting, endowment development, and recently with Agape Flights serving missionaries in Haiti and the Dominican Republic. His experience includes conducting major capital programs. John Mercier?s career includes six years of service with the YMCA of Buffalo & Erie County, where he was Associate General Executive (Operations) and Director of Community Relations. He later became President & CEO of the YMCA of Greater Waterbury, Connecticut and Vice President for Operations, Programs, Grants, & Membership of the YMCA of Greater New York. A graduate of Clark University, Worcester, MA, he is a Founding Member and Past Chair of the Association of Philanthropic Counsel (APC). He is a longtime member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and was a Charter Member of the Connecticut Chapter. )

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mary Becker

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