Educational Institutions

FULL BASKET BELIZE

  • Hillsboro, OR
  • http://www.fullbasketbelize.org

Mission Statement

Full Basket Belize improves the education, health, and environment of Belizean communities and supports youth and community economic development through educational scholarships and community grants.

Main Programs

  1. Scholarships
  2. Community Project Grants
Service Areas

Self-reported

International

Belize

ruling year

2005

President since 2016

Self-reported

Ms. Jo Link

Keywords

Self-reported

Belize, education, health, hiv/aids, scholarship, secondary school, grassroots economic development, youth leadership developmen, membership, students, peace corps, CUSO, JVI, grant, small project

EIN

54-2161114

 Number

5060826140

Also Known As

FBB

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Scholarships, Student Financial Aid, Awards (B82)

Environmental Quality, Protection, and Beautification N.E.C. (C99)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

IRS Filing Requirement

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

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

Self-reported by organization

Since 2005 we have provided deserving, needy high school students with 170 scholarships worth $500 each. We hope to break the cycle of poverty by supporting these students in their studies. In that time we have also funded more than 33 community project grants in the areas of education, health, environment, and youth leadership and development. All of our efforts are focused on improving the lives of Belizeans.

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

Scholarships

Full Basket Belize provides scholarships to deserving secondary school students in Belize.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Young Adults (20-25 years)

None

Budget

$17,000

Program 2

Community Project Grants

Full Basket Belize provides small community project grants for environmental, education, health, youth leadership development, and grassroots economic development in Belize.

Category

Community Development

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$6,000

Results

Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one. These quantitative program results are self-reported by the organization, illustrating their committment to transparency, learning, and interest in helping the whole sector learn and grow.

1. Number of scholarship applications received

Target Population
No target populations selected

Connected to a Program?
n/a
TOTALS BY YEAR
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2. Number of scholarships awarded

Target Population
No target populations selected

Connected to a Program?
Scholarships
TOTALS BY YEAR
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3. Number of community project grant applications received

Target Population
No target populations selected

Connected to a Program?
Community Project Grants
TOTALS BY YEAR
Context notes for this metric

4. Number of community project grants awarded

Target Population
No target populations selected

Connected to a Program?
Community Project Grants
TOTALS BY YEAR
Context notes for this metric

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?
    Break the cycle of poverty, especially for deserving, needy high school students.
    Help Belizeans help themselves to improve their lives and that of their families and communities.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    For our scholarship program, we solicit the help of schools around the nation to provide us with applications of their more deserving and needy students for selection as scholarship winners.

    For our community grant program, we solicit applications from various communities and non-governmental groups throughout the country in an effort to find creative and deserving projects that benefit Belizeans in their communities and environs.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    We have a dedicated board of directors and group of volunteers, all of whom have lived, worked, or visited Belize and know the conditions that the Belizeans face in their everyday lives. These folks volunteer countless hours with no pay to ensure that our scholarship and community grant programs are fair, honest, and wide-reaching.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    Our scholarship students must maintain a 80% or better grade point average and good behavior. Reports are requested at mid-year and en-of-year from their school administrators.

    Our community project grant awardees must submit detailed mid-project and end-of-project reports and photos indicating progress toward meeting their stated goals.

    Various board members and others visit the schools and projects and report their findings back to the board.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    Since 2005 we have awarded 170 scholarships worth $500 each and more than 33 community project grants worth $1000 each.

    While our fundraising amounts are small, we are gradually increasing our outreach to additional funding sources which will enable us to award more scholarships and project grants in the future.
Service Areas

Self-reported

International

Belize

Social Media

Funding Needs

Donations to fund our programs Volunteers to assist in programs

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Operations

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

FULL BASKET BELIZE

Leadership

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President

Ms. Jo Link

BIO

Ms. Link has been a board member of Full Basket Belize (FBB) since 2008. In that time she has served as president, communications director, scholarship director, elections committee chair, and newsletter editor. She is proud to lead and represent the all-volunteer board of FBB who work hard to make our scholarship and community grant programs a success. While our budget is modest, it has gradually grown each year. Most importantly, since all overhead costs are borne by our Board of Directors, every dollar donated goes directly to those who need it most — students and community projects in Belize.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Ms. Jo Link

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?

No

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

No

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?