Educational Institutions

Building Fund

  • Chicago, IL
  • http://www.thebuildingfund.org

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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

The Building Fund (TBF) is a charitable 501(c)3 organization dedicated to providing children with access to education internationally. In its support of access to education, TBF seeks to create and sustain opportunities at the schools that it serves by funding the completion of buildings and classrooms, donating supplies to classrooms, teachers and students, providing scholarships for students, and engaging volunteers with the schools.

Service Areas

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International

The Building Fund primarily serves Ghana, West Africa. Our current projects are serving the Young Apostles International School of Daban Panin, Kumasi.

ruling year

2006

Founder

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Jessyca Dudley

Keywords

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education, primary education, international, Ghana

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Also Known As

TBF

EIN

55-0898763

 Number

0084621721

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Education N.E.C. (B99)

International Development, Relief Services (Q30)

IRS Filing Requirement

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

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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In its brief history, TBF has seen great change in the students, teachers, and volunteers that we work with both at home and abroad. At the Tuskegee International School of Accra, Ghana, TBF has funded the completion of two classrooms, provided annual scholarships for students, engaged volunteers in the classroom, and secured the donation of computers and over 250 lbs. of school supplies. Our success has been measured by the increased enrollment of students, attracted by the opportunity to earn scholarships and learn in classrooms with adequate supplies. At the Young Apostles International School of Daban Panin, Ghana, TBF began its work by securing a donation of over twenty-five thousand books to the school, as well as school supplies and scholarships for its students and recently completed the construction of library.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Currently, The Building Fund is dedicated to supporting the capital and operating expenses of both The Tuskegee International School and The Young Apostles International School of Ghana, West Africa. In its support of access to education, The Building Fund seeks to create and sustain opportunities at the schools it serves by funding the completion of buildings and classrooms, donating supplies to classrooms, teachers and students, providing scholarships for students, and engaging volunteers with the schools.

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Charting Impact

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  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    The Building Fund will create and sustain opportunities in education in the following ways:
    Support the completion of each school served by donating $6,000 over a three year period.
    Sustain the maintenance of each school served by donating $1,000 each year thereafter.
    Provide a minimum of 15 full scholarships for students at each school served.
    Engage volunteers in each school that is served.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
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  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
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  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
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  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
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Service Areas

Self-reported

International

The Building Fund primarily serves Ghana, West Africa. Our current projects are serving the Young Apostles International School of Daban Panin, Kumasi.

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Funding Needs

Help TBF Build a Community Center:Our current project is focused on the construction of a community center at the Young Apostles International School of Daban Panin, Ghana where we have secured a donation for nearly 25,000 books from Books For Africa.   Daban Panin is a rural and rapidly growing community of framers, traders, artisans and civil servants. Increased educational resources are needed to provide for this growing community and the construction of a library at YAIS would provide resources for nearly 29,270 people and 25 primary and secondary schools. With a literacy rate of only 45% and with the majority of the population falling between the ages of 14 and 30, a community center is a timely and invaluable resource.

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Operations

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Leadership

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Founder

Jessyca Dudley

BIO

Jessyca Dudley, MPH, is public health practitioner, researcher, and internationally recognized
non-profit leader. She is the Founder of The Building Fund, a non-profit organization dedicated
to providing children with access to education in West Africa. Jessyca is dedicated to creating
collaborative and transformative change for communities and has been awarded for her
research and leadership

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Jessyca Dudley

The Building Fund

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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BOARD COMPOSITION

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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