DUNCAN TREE FOUNDATION, INC.

Healing, teaching and empowering the next generation of leaders

Rosedale, NY   |  www.duncantreefoundation.org

Mission

Diverse & Inclusive mentoring-enriched educational program. STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) with combined educational and mentorship-based offerings under the Duncan Tree Foundation’s educational outreach branch. STEM touches upon all four pillars of Duncan Tree’s mission to promote Physical, Mental/Emotional, Spiritual, and Financial wellness among the under-represented negatively impacted by gun violence, domestic violence, divorce, and single-parent households at or below the poverty line.

Notes from the nonprofit

Our organization was founded to support communities of color around the world with their physical, emotional, financial, and spiritual needs. We are now evolving our mission into the financial literacy space in the New York City Metropolitan area.

Ruling year info

2009

CEO

Ms. Ouida Duncan MBA, Certified Emotional Intelligence Coach

Main address

240-43 141 Avenue

Rosedale, NY 11422 USA

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EIN

26-1262029

NTEE code info

Health Support Services (E60)

Management & Technical Assistance (S02)

International Development, Relief Services (Q30)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

THE FOUNDATION STRUGGLES WITH NOT HAVING SUSTAINABLE FUNDING ESPECIALLY NOW WE COULD BENEFIT FROM HAVING A PROGRAM WHICH VOLUNTEERS FEEL CHAMPIONED BY AND CONNECTED TO LONG-TERM OUR PROGRAM WOULD BENEFIT FROM HAVING A BRAND AMBASSADOR AND A STRONGER STRATEGIC MARKETING PLAN WE WOULD ALSO BENEFIT FROM HAVING A STRONGER INFRASTRUTURE TO DELIVER PROGRAMMING

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Social Entrepreneurship

We engage in healing, educating, and empowering underserved communities in the U.S., Caribbean, and Southeast Asia, through surgical missions, continuing medical education training, financial literacy, and social entrepreneurship programs.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
At-risk youth

Where we work

Awards

Community Service Award 2016

Vincent HoSang Family Foundation

Queens Impact Award 2015

Times News Ledger

Outstanding Community Service 2017

PDPA

Certificate of Appreciation 2012

Jamaican Ministry of Health

Humanitarian Award 2015

Guyana-Jamaica Friendship Association

Special Award 2016

Jamaican Ministry of Health

Certificate of Appreciation 2014

Southern Philippines Medical Center

Certificate of Appreciation 2015

Southern Philippines Medical Center

Certificate of Appreciation 2017

Southern Philippines Medical Center

Certificate of Appreciation 2018

Southern Philippines Medical Center

Certificate of Appreciation 2019

Southern Philippines Medical Center

Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition 2017

U.S. Congress Member-Dr. Yvette D. Clarke

Affiliations & memberships

Vincent HoSang Family Foundation Community Service Award 2016

Times News Ledger-Queens Impact Award 2015

PDPA-Outstanding Community Service 2017

SERHA-Jamaican Gov't-Certificate of Appreciation 2012

Guyana-Jamaica Friendship Assn-Humanitarian Award 2015

Jamaican Ministry of Health-Special Award 2016

Southern Philippines Medical Center-Certificate of Appreciation 2019

Southern Philippines Medical Center-Certificate of Appreciation 2018

Southern Philippines Medical Center-Certificate of Appreciation 2017

Southern Philippines Medical Center-Certificate of Appreciation 2015

Southern Philippines Medical Center-Certificate of Appreciation 2014

Certificate of Congressional Recognition 2017

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

WE'RE IN THE PROCESS OF A REORG TO SHIFT THE PROGRAM TO A FINANCIAL LITERACY, MENTAL AND SPIRITUAL WELLNESS PROGRAM FOR PEOPLE WHO SUFFER FROM ALL TYPES OF SPINE DEFORMITIES

DUNCAN TREE HAS AN OPPORTUNITY TO PARTNER WITH ORTHOPEDIC GROUPS AND THE SCOLIOSIS RESEARCH SOCIETY WHO WOULD TAKE OVER OUR SURGICAL PROGRAMS IN JAMAICA AND THE PHILIPPINES. IN DOING SO, WE CAN OFFER SUPPORT TO PATIENTS, LOCAL HOSPITAL DOCTORS, RESIDENTS, NURSES, TECHS AND VOLUNTEERS IN FINANCIAL LITERACY, MENTAL AND SPIRITUAL WELLNESS.

WE HAVE THE ABILITY TO LEVERAGE ALL OF OUR RELATIONSHIPS BASED ON PAST LEARNINGS FROM THE SPINE PROGRAM TO TRANSFER OWNERSHIP OF THE SPINE PROGRAM. REGARDING THE FINANCIAL LITERACY PROGRAM, WE ARE IN TALKS WITH PROSPECTIVE PARTNERS IN THE FINANCIAL SERVICES INDUSTRY AS WELL AS MBA PROGRAMS.

WE ARE CURRENTLY IN THE IDEATION STAGE OF REBRANDING AND LEADING WITH THE FINANCIAL LITERACY PROGRAM UNDER THE SCOLIOSIS UMBRELLA.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    From 2012-2020 Duncan Tree served underprivileged young people with spine deformities. Now we are pivoting and will be serving college or trade school-bound youth from environments affected by gun and domestic violence, divorce, and single parent households, with mentoring, coaching, emotional intelligence support, and social as well as educational resources.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person),

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    Once COVID disrupted elective surgeries at local public hospitals in Jamaica and the Philippines, we've pivoted to developing online content to support our four-pillared mission of physical, emotional, spiritual, and financial healing.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    It helps to improve transparency and believability.

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection,

Financials

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Operations

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

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DUNCAN TREE FOUNDATION, INC.

Board of directors
as of 06/05/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms. Ouida Duncan

Duncan Tree Foundation, Inc.

Term: 2008 - 2020

Nathalie Smith

Heywood Smith Consulting

Ryan Leblanc

icotec Medical, Inc.

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and 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 ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and 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? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 6/4/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Multi-Racial/Multi-Ethnic (2+ races/ethnicities)
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

No data