Agriculture, Food, Nutrition

Needful Provision, Inc.

  • Dolores, CO
  • http://www.needfulprovision.org

Mission Statement

NPI's history is based upon 124 years of collective work, by NPI's staff, in forty three Third World countries, and disadvantaged areas of the United States. NPI owns sixty five proprietary technologies all designed to provide self-help, self-reliance, disaster relief, housing, and homeland security solutions for the poor. Our philosophy and purpose are based upon helping the poor and disadvantaged, worldwide, without discrimination. The above is accomplished primarily by virtual/distance education in innovative techniques for community food security, self-sufficiency housing, health care, alternative (renewable) energy, environmentally protective micro- enterprises, carbon sequestration, disaster relief, and homeland security technologies.

Main Programs

  1. Self-Help Assistance
  2. Counterdesertification
  3. Tubal-Algalculture
Service Areas

Self-reported

International

Africa, Asia, Latin American, and the Middle East, as well as the U.S.

ruling year

1995

President

Self-reported

Mr. David Nuttle

CFO

Self-reported

Ms. Renee King

Keywords

Self-reported

disaster relief worldwide teaching poor self-help reliance food community conserve microenterprise Hurricane Katrina

Notes from the Nonprofit

Over 800 persons instructed daily in innovative self-help technologies by means of distance education ... primarily using NPI's website (www.needfulprovision.org).

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Also Known As

NPI

EIN

85-0433956

 Number

6534682588

Physical Address

25337 Road T.5

Dolores, CO 81323 0000

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Other Food, Agriculture, and Nutrition N.E.C. (K99)

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

International Relief (Q33)

IRS Filing Requirement

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

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

Self-reported by organization

NPI has been very effective in teaching self-help technologies, to poor and disadvantaged populations, by means of distance eductation and direct training programs.  In the area of innovation, NPI has had great success in developing new technologies to make agriculture more sustainable while also creating green (alternative) energy systems.  NPI is also providing technical support for civic action and redevelopment efforts in developing nations. Current efforts focus on counterdesertification and green energy projects such as tubal-algalculutre (algaculture).

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

Self-Help Assistance

1)Development and operation of "Self-Help, Self-Reliance Training Centers in the U.S., Mexico, India, & Kenya." 2)Virtual/distance educational programming to provide self-help training support for worldwide "aid" volunteers; e.g. Peace Corps, AmeriCorps, etc; 3)Construction and operations of innovative training models to demonstrate an array of affordable, problem specific self-help solutions; e.g. use of a solar still to convert polluted water to potable water; 4)Work pioneering multi-purpose solutions such as recovery of potentially polluting excess nutrients to grow a microalgae-biodiesel fuel, having nutraceuticals and high protein food/feed; 5)Perfection of earth-block home construction techniques to lower housing costs and improve solar performance; 6)Demonstration of assorted home-based microenterprises, for self-employment and income generation; and 7)Use of unique alternative transportation for remote areas; e.g. float-bag, cargo canals. 8)Recruitment and "tasking" of a premier, volunteer, self-help technical staff. All the above programs are designed to benefit the poor and disadvantaged populations, worldwide, without discrimination. 9) Disaster relief, Homeland Security and biosecurity technologies/ training.

Category

Agriculture

Population(s) Served

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Ethnic/Racial Minorities -- General

Adults

Budget

$51,400.00

Program 2

Counterdesertification

As detailed via http://www.needfulprovision.org/articles/counterdesertification.php.

Category

Agriculture

Population(s) Served

Adults

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Aging/Elderly/Senior Citizens

Budget

$3,100,000.00

Program 3

Tubal-Algalculture

Algae is grown in tubes located on waste or desert lands to produce algal lipids for biofuels and algal solids for high protein food/ feed supplements. The system may also be used to recover potentially harmful excess nutrients from streams, rivers, and lakes/ glades.

Category

Environmental & Sustainable Design

Population(s) Served

Adults

General Public/Unspecified

Other Named Groups

Budget

$272,000.00

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?
    NPI's primary goal is improvement of food production/ food security, worldwide, with a secondary objective of developing green energy projects to lower energy costs and help protect our environment.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    For NPI's food security and green energy strategies, please see: 1) http://www.needfulprovision.org/articles/counterdesertification.php and 2) http://www.needfulprovision.org/articles/the-greening-of-energy.php.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    NPI has over 40 new innovations (patents/ patents pending) that support NPI's objectives of food security and green energy, as well as providing the basis for self-help instruction to improve well-being for the poor. Projects are typically funded by users, so NPI is not showing much in the way of financial capabilities.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    NPI typically undertakes projects for governments; e.g. GOK (Govt. of Kenya). Those governments assign agencies/ personnel to evaluate and record the progress NPI is making.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    NPI has been very successful in the areas of self-help technology development and teaching same by means of distance education.
    Development projects are just now being funded and started by NPI, so thus far there is no significant progress on demonstration and/or commercial counterdesertification and green energy projects.
Service Areas

Self-reported

International

Africa, Asia, Latin American, and the Middle East, as well as the U.S.

Funding Needs

A total of $2 million is needed to support NPI's community/ agricultural development program, in Kenya.

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Financials

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Needful Provision, Inc.
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31

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Operations

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

Needful Provision, Inc.

Leadership

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President

Mr. David Nuttle

CFO

Ms. Renee King

BIO

NPI's President, David A. Nuttle, has over 50 years of distinguished humanitarian service in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, and the U.S. His awards, foreign and domestic, are too numerous to mention here. Magazine articles and books have chronicled Nuttle/s work, and he has authored and published self-help books to aid disadvantaged populations. Additionally, Nuttle invented, and donated to NPI, the 65 self-help oriented inventions making NPI's charitable work so successful, worldwide.

STATEMENT FROM THE President

"Charities with a single, popular purpose tend to attract the most attention while receiving the greatest financial support.  However, to perform the complex mission of assisting the rural/ tribal poor NPI has developed effective assistance efforts in the areas of water, food, health, housing, jobs/ income, energy, security, and basic development."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. David Nuttle

No Affiliation

Term: Jan 2009 - Dec 2012

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?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

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

Yes

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?


ORGANIZATIONAL DEMOGRAPHICS

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Gender
Race & Ethnicity
Sexual Orientation

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Disability

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Diversity Strategies
Yes
We track retention of staff, board, and volunteers across demographic categories
Yes
We track income levels of staff, senior staff, and board across demographic categories
Yes
We track the age of staff, senior staff, and board
Yes
We track the diversity of vendors (e.g., consultants, professional service firms)
Yes
We have a diversity committee in place
Yes
We have a diversity manager in place
Yes
We have a diversity plan
Diversity notes from the nonprofit
Projects in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, and the U.S. create a mixed demographic profile.