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PROJECT MANANA

  • Simi Valley, CA
  • http://www.ProjectManana.org

Mission Statement

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.

Main Programs

  1. Nutrition Project
  2. Education Project
  3. Clean Water Project
  4. Prison Project
  5. Timothy Project

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Service Areas

Self-reported

International

Santiago, Dominican Republic

ruling year

2010

President

Self-reported

Brian Berman

Executive Director

Self-reported

Nebraska Berman

Keywords

Self-reported

santiago dominican republic

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Also Known As

PROJECT MANANA INTERNATIONAL

EIN

27-3512516

 Number

7901288771

Physical Address

4212 E Los Angeles Ave Suite 3130

Simi Valley, CA 93063

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

International Development, Relief Services (Q30)

Christian (X20)

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

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.

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

Nutrition Project

This project provides a nutritious meal and vitamin supplement to impoverished children from preschool through 8th grade.

Category

International Children's Relief

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

None

None

Budget

Program 2

Education Project

This project provides a high-quality, private education to impoverished children from preschool through 8th grade.

Category

Education, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

None

None

Budget

Program 3

Clean Water Project

This project provides water purification systems to impoverished communities.

Category

International Public Health/International Health

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Adults

None

Budget

Program 4

Prison Project

Project Mañana believes that prison should be a place of rehabilitation. Changing an inmate's heart is the first step in creating a productive and rehabilitated member of society. This project provides prison inmates with a first-hand experience of God's love through discipleship workshops.

Project Mañana's team of expert chaplains have created the Institute For Authentic Manhood™; which offers courses designed to change an inmate's behavior by changing their heart through a relationship with Jesus Christ.

Category

Offenders, Ex-Offenders

Population(s) Served

Male Adults

Female Adults

None

Budget

Program 5

Timothy Project

The Timothy Project seeks to: Share the Gospel (Matthew 28:16-20), Empower Leaders Through Discipleship (2 Timothy 2), Plant Churches (Acts 1:8, 13:1-3, 14:21-23), Provide For The Needy (Acts 4:32-35), Create Jobs & Offer Employment (Proverbs 14:23)

Category

Religion

Population(s) Served

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Budget

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

Target Population
Families

Connected to a Program?
Timothy Project
TOTALS BY YEAR
Context notes for this metric
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.

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

Target Population
Children and youth (0-19 years), People of Latin American descent, Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people

Connected to a Program?
Nutrition Project
TOTALS BY YEAR
Context notes for this metric
Total number of children receiving a daily nutritious meal through Project Mañana.

3. Hours of expertise provided

Target Population
Children and youth (0-19 years), Adults, Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people

Connected to a Program?
Timothy Project
TOTALS BY YEAR
Context notes for this metric
Total number of expert hours provided by people volunteering with Project Mañana.

4. Number of participants engaged in programs

Target Population
Males, Adults, Incarcerated people and formerly incarcerated people

Connected to a Program?
Prison Project
TOTALS BY YEAR
Context notes for this metric
Total number of inmate graduates from Project Mañana's Institute for Authentic Manhood.

5. Number of organizational partners

Target Population
No target populations selected

Connected to a Program?
n/a
TOTALS BY YEAR
Context notes for this metric
Organizations, churches, and business you faithfully contribute to Project Mañana.

6. Number of youth who have a positive adult role model

Target Population
Children and youth (0-19 years), At-risk youth, Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people

Connected to a Program?
Timothy Project
TOTALS BY YEAR
Context notes for this metric
Total number of youth that have a regular interaction with Project Mañana staff/mentors/volunteers as a positive role model.

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

Target Population
Children and youth (0-19 years), At-risk youth, Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people

Connected to a Program?
Timothy Project
TOTALS BY YEAR
Context notes for this metric
Total number of youth that have a regular interaction with Project Mañana staff/mentors/volunteers and understand the implications of their actions.

8. Number of youth who volunteer/participate in community service

Target Population
Children and youth (0-19 years), At-risk youth, Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people

Connected to a Program?
Nutrition Project
TOTALS BY YEAR
Context notes for this metric
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.

9. Number of people receiving safe drinking water from community systems

Target Population
Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people

Connected to a Program?
Clean Water Project
TOTALS BY YEAR
Context notes for this metric
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.)

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

Target Population
Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people

Connected to a Program?
Clean Water Project
TOTALS BY YEAR
Context notes for this metric
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)

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

Target Population
Children and youth (0-19 years), Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people

Connected to a Program?
Education Project
TOTALS BY YEAR
Context notes for this metric
Total number of children enrolled at the end of the calendar year.

12. Number of nutritious meals provided to impoverished children.

Target Population
Children and youth (0-19 years), Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people

Connected to a Program?
Nutrition Project
TOTALS BY YEAR
Context notes for this metric
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.

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?
    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.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    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.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    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 aide 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.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    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.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    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.
Service Areas

Self-reported

International

Santiago, Dominican Republic

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Funding Needs

Project Mañana currently has two capital campaign projects to help increase capacity and services to those we serve. Project 1: Hope Center Building Fund - A two-story, state-of-the-art nutrition center and multi-purpose room in San Pablo, Dominican Republic. The first floor will offer an industrial kitchen, walk-in pantry, and hygienic food preparation area. The dining area will have space to seat 300+ children at a time (that's a 275% increase in capacity from our existing facility). The second floor will offer a large multi-purpose room that will be used for church services, weddings, community meetings, emergency relief, and more. In addition, it will have an office and personal apartment. Project 2: Private School Building Fund (Phase 3) - A two-story, 6-classroom building to allow for the addition of new grade levels and an increase in capacity by 85%.

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PROJECT MANANA

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President

Brian Berman

Executive Director

Nebraska Berman

STATEMENT FROM THE President

"We exist to share the gospel by empowering local churches and individuals to build lasting relationships with impoverished children, their families and communities through nutrition, education, and discipling."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Daniel McSwain

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?