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PROJECT MANANA

Working Together Today For An Eternal Tomorrow™

aka PROJECT MANANA INTERNATIONAL

Simi Valley, CA

Mission

We exist to share the gospel and break the cycle of poverty by investing in impoverished children, their families and communities through clean water, nutrition, education, and discipling projects.

Ruling Year

2010

President

Brian Berman

Executive Director

Nebraska Berman

Main Address

4212 E Los Angeles Ave Suite 3130

Simi Valley, CA 93063 USA

Keywords

vunerable children nutrition education clean water prison discipleship santiago dominican republic

EIN

27-3512516

 Number

7901288771

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

International Health Development (Q39)

International Educational Development (Q34)

Christian (X20)

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve New!

As a developing third-world nation, the Dominican Republic battles several issues stemming from poverty, lack of education, and general disorganization. Some of the country's primary issues include, but are not limited to: Lack of employment, teen pregnancy, drug/alcohol addiction, and crime. Since its founding, Project Mañana is working to directly combat these negative societal issues through several Projects.

Our programs

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

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Nutrition Project

Education Project

Clean Water Project

Prison Project

Timothy Project

Where we workNew!

Our Results

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.

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Number of people no longer living in unsafe or substandard housing as a result of the nonprofit's efforts

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Families

Related program

Timothy Project

Context notes

Includes employees (and their families) of Project Mañana (all of whom receive a fair wage to afford safe housing) AND impoverished families who have received home renovations by Project Mañana.

Number of people within the organization's service area accessing food aid

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Children and youth (0-19 years),

People of Latin American descent,

Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people

Related program

Nutrition Project

Context notes

Average number of children receiving a daily nutritious meal through Project Mañana.

Hours of expertise provided

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Children and youth (0-19 years),

Adults,

Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people

Related program

Timothy Project

Context notes

Total number of expert hours provided by people volunteering with Project Mañana.

Number of participants engaged in programs

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Males,

Adults,

Incarcerated people and formerly incarcerated people

Related program

Prison Project

Context notes

Total number of graduates from Project Mañana's Institute for Authentic Manhood/Womanhood.

Number of organizational partners

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Context notes

Organizations, churches, and business who faithfully contribute to Project Mañana.

Number of youth who have a positive adult role model

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Children and youth (0-19 years),

At-risk youth,

Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people

Related program

Timothy Project

Context notes

Total number of youth that have a regular interaction with Project Mañana staff/mentors/volunteers as a positive role model.

Number of youth who consider the implications of their actions on others, their community, and the environment

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Children and youth (0-19 years),

At-risk youth,

Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people

Related program

Timothy Project

Context notes

Total number of youth that have a regular interaction with Project Mañana staff/mentors/volunteers and understand the implications of their actions.

Number of youth who volunteer/participate in community service

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Children and youth (0-19 years),

At-risk youth,

Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people

Related program

Nutrition Project

Context notes

All children who are registered in Project Mañana's Nutrition Project are required to provide volunteer community service at the Nutrition Center and in their community.

Number of people receiving safe drinking water from community systems

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people

Related program

Clean Water Project

Context notes

Number of people who were given direct access to clean drinking water through the use of point-of-use water filters provided by Project Mañana's Clean Water Project. (Assumes household size of 6 ppl.)

Number of gallons of clean drinking water provided by Project Mañana's Clean Water Project.

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people

Related program

Clean Water Project

Context notes

Number of gallons (annually) of clean drinking water provided through the use of point-of-use water filters provided by Project Mañana's Clean Water Project. (Assumes collective total since 2013)

Number of children enrolled at Project Mañana's private school.

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Children and youth (0-19 years),

Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people

Related program

Education Project

Context notes

Total number of children enrolled at the end of the calendar year.

Number of nutritious meals provided to impoverished children.

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Children and youth (0-19 years),

Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people

Related program

Nutrition Project

Context notes

Number of nutritious meals provided to impoverished children through Project Mañana's Nutrition Center. One meals is provided to each child per day, 5 days per week.

Average number of service recipients per month

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Children and youth (0-19 years),

People of Latin American descent,

Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people

Related program

Nutrition Project

Context notes

Average number of children receiving a daily nutritious meal through Project Mañana.

Number of direct care staff who received training in trauma informed care

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Children and youth (0-19 years),

Caregivers,

Families

Related program

Timothy Project

Context notes

Total number of Project Mañana staff who participated in Trauma Competent Care training.

Charting Impact

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

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have and haven't they accomplished so far?

Short Term:
Provide for the immediate and basic nutritional and educational needs of impoverished children in the Dominican Republic.

Long Term:
Establish vocational training and higher-education programs to help eliminate the cycle of poverty.

Project Mañana seeks to achieve it's goals through charitable donations and child sponsorship, which unites children in need with individual sponsors who wish to address the children's immediate and basic needs. Sponsorship gives poor children the tools and opportunities necessary for success by providing benefits and supporting programs for each child - primarily in the areas of nutrition and education.

Project Mañana's team is comprised of professionals trained in the area of international ministry and relief programs. Collectively the team has more than 20 years of experience. Additionally, Project Mañana has diversified its program offerings to allow for the greatest impact. Nutrition centers throughout the Dominican Republic offer immediate aid and meet the most basic needs of impoverished children. Project Mañana's private school provides mental development with an education that is far superior to that offered in the public school system of the Dominican Republic.

Nutrition: Progress is measured by the overall health and wellness of each child.
Education: Progress is measured by standardized test scores and quarterly report cards.

Project Mañana has grown from serving 34 families when it opened its doors in September 2010 to serving 330+ families as of December 2016 through its nutrition, clean water, and education projects. Nutrition Project - in 2015, Project Mañana provided an average of 245 impoverished children with a nutritious meal, five days per week. Education Project - for the 2015/2016 school year, Project Mañana provided an education to 89 students (Grades Pre-K through 4th); for the 2016/2017 school year, Project Mañana provided an education to 98 students (Grades Pre-K through 5th). Clean Water Project - in 2016, Project Mañana distributed 169 clean water filtration systems to impoverished families; which will provide 9.2 million gallons of clean water annually. Prison Project - in 2016, Project Mañana's Institute for Authentic Manhood (TM) graduated 1,288 inmates, prison staff & government officials; who have learned to treat their families and society with a loving heart. Of the inmate graduates, 362 made a decision to accept and follow Jesus Christ and were baptized by Project Mañana inside the prison. Timothy Project - in 2015, Project Mañana launched an evangelical church in San Pablo, Dominican Republic. In 2016, the church had a regular attendance of 30-45 people each week. Additionally, the Timothy Project provided benevolent gifts to impoverished people for medical services, school scholarships, groceries, and more.

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Financials

PROJECT MANANA

Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31

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Operations

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Board Leadership Practices

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SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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?

Yes