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Cullinan Group Foundation

  • Henderson, NV
  • http://www.cullinangroupfoundation.org

Mission Statement

The Cullinan Group Foundation (CGF) is a world-wide community based charitable organization providing services beneficial to the entire population with focus on those who are suffering from homelessness, educational deficiencies, no medical care and who suffer from any/all forms of life threatening circumstances.

Main Programs

  1. Agricultural Cooperative
  2. Job Training & Vocational School
  3. Children Village
  4. Cooperative Housing
  5. Hospital
Service Areas

Self-reported

International

Henderson NV USANorthern Capital Region Philippines

ruling year

2010

COO

Self-reported

Ms. Maria Diaz

COO since 2013

Self-reported

Mr. Robert Abresch

Keywords

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501c3, public charity, nonprofit, philippines

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Also Known As

Cullinan Group Foundation

EIN

30-0496167

 Number

1652948340

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

International Economic Development (Q32)

Hospital (General) (E22)

Agricultural Programs (K20)

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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The Cullinan Group Foundation’s purpose is to raise funds toward a world-wide campaign with emphasis in the United States and the Philippines’, to help fight lack of education and provide scholarships; fulfill unmet medical needs and facilities’; affordable, safe and accessible housing; training farmers for new crop production; local employment and any/all empowerment opportunities to aide the less fortunate and poverty stricken with the tools and opportunities to become self-sufficient and prosper within today’s world economy.

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

Agricultural Cooperative

This will organize 250 small rice farmers into a cooperative that will increase their economic potential as producers and employers by providing them with central facilities for supplies, equipment, and storage as well as technical, marketing, sales, training and economic support. This project will create some 2,500 farm jobs, and revive Philippines rice production for local markets and possibly exports.

Category

Food, Agriculture & Nutrition

Population(s) Served

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Budget

$15,000,000.00

Program 2

Job Training & Vocational School

The objective of this project is to provide education and job skills to the poor so that they may secure a paying jobs through the Sponsor’s Job Placement program and improve their economic condition and move up from the ranks of the poor.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Asian/Pacific Islander

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Asian/Pacific Islander

Budget

$6,000,000.00

Program 3

Children Village

The objective of this project is to create two such villages, where each village would:
o         House, dress, feed, and educate 120 street orphans, aged 0 to 18
o         Create at least 30 staff jobs.
o         Provide hands on training in modern agricultural methods
o        Sell food products to cover operating expenses and needs,
The Sponsor will promote orphanages that provide a family living atmosphere for boys and girls in groups of 10 per family and some age spread within the family unit. The house parents and their family, if any, are screened, selected, and monitored. The parents receive a monthly stipend of $400 as well as living quarters and food staples.

Category

Housing

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Asian/Pacific Islander

Budget

$30,000,000.00

Program 4

Cooperative Housing

The objective of this project is to move the poor and homeless out of the streets and shanty towns and into healthy cooperative apartment housing as soon as they secure an income to pay the monthly fees for operations and maintenance.
This phase will provide housing for about 24,000 people in 6 settlements of 1000 housing units that will be developed on land owned by the Sponsor to become a neighborhood extension of each town, with its own support facilities, which will include a health clinic, schools, neighborhood shops, landscaped areas, and playgrounds. The neighborhood will depend upon the town administration for maintenance of street and open areas, as well as for connection to central utilities for power, communications, potable water, and for waste water collection, treatment, and disposal.
Apartments will be available in 4 story walk ups as one and two bedroom units with a total area of 50 and 65 sq. m. Each unit will be provided with a kitchen area and a shower type bathroom. Common laundry facilities will be provided at roof level, which will be flat with a perimeter parapet and laundry cloth lines.
Each building will be operated as a cooperative owned by the residents of every unit that will own a respective share of the entire building and be responsible to pay monthly fees or operation and maintenance and the establishment of a reserve fund for unforeseen expenses and future refurbishment needs.
Development costs are estimated at $54-Million. These include design and construction and house furnishing and startup expenses. Operating and maintenance cost of the apartment buildings will be covered by collection of monthly fees from the occupants. Operating and maintenance costs of the neighborhood will be covered by the local town administration

Category

Housing

Population(s) Served

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Homeless

Asian/Pacific Islander

Budget

$54,000,000.00

Program 5

Hospital

To develop a 200-bed general specialty Community Hospital with Occupational Health Services, Cancer Treatment, Burn Treatment, and Medical Staff Training/Testing Center. Program will serve all of Metro Manila and poor families of the Luzon Region which is about 76.5 million.

Category

Health Care

Population(s) Served

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Budget

$364,000,000.00

Charting Impact

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

  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    The Cullinan Group Foundation's purpose is to raise funds towards the different stages of its socioeconomic program with emphasis in the United States and the Philippines', to help fight lack of education and provide scholarships; fulfill unmet medical needs and facilities'; affordable, safe and accessible housing; training farmers for new crop production; local employment and any/all empowerment opportunities to aide the less fortunate and poverty stricken with the tools and opportunities to become self-sufficient and prosper within today's world.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    Funds to be utilized in the following manner: provide scholarship funds within the United States for financially struggling students; coordinate within the United States the volunteer medical staff and medical equipment suppliers for in-kind donations for a medical facilities planned within the Philippines; also, recruit local Philippine doctors, nurses and medical staff required to staff the facility in the Philippines; coordinate within the United States, Farmers Associations' such as the Rice Growers Association of Northern California, and etc., on current techniques to train international rice growers within the Philippines; to provide housing to the homeless and coordinate with world-wide contractors for in-kind donated building structures or ""on-the job"" training to the unemployed within the Philippines and the United States; provide entrepreneurship/new business development training and possible funding to individuals within the United States and the Philippines with the goal to provide employment opportunities for all unemployed citizens; provide a ""Community Forum"" on an annual basis to glean information from the community at large concerning their unmet needs within the United States and the Philippines in particular. Where possible and feasible provide a solution with a timeline to these unmet needs.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    CGF plans to implement a staged socioeconomic development program to provide a sustainable economic existence to the more than 500,000 impoverished people of Luzon that are currently homeless or live in shantytowns below poverty level and support their existence with begging, stealing, and promoting prostitution in nearby resort areas.PHASE 1Agricultural CooperativeProvide 250 farmers with central facilities, marketing, sales, training and economicsupport. Will create 2,500 farm jobs, and revive Philippines rice production.Homeless Housing Developments6000 housing units w/ 24,000 people each settlement will become extensions of existing townships. Secured income generated by program from 4000 revolving jobs.Children Villages2 villages will be created to offer a controlled and monitored family life to street orphan. Staff of 30 for 120 children each village. Agricultural & eLearning provided.Job Training Center, eLearning, Vocational school With 300 educators/employees; 14,854 students developed into marketable workers in various skills. Soon to launch eLearning in US & Philippines.Job Placement CenterWill create 6,000 for local jobs; 2,000 international. Currently have 3 firms linedup to take workers upon construction of factory. Has global clients for instant employment.PHASE 2Will serve 76.5 million population. Program includes:A 200-bed General Multi-Specialty Hospital with Occupational Health Services, Cancer Treatment, Burn Treatment, and Medical Staff Training/Testing Center. This will help solve country's very low bed-to-patient ratio of 5:10,000; help decrease infant fatality caused by lack of medical equipments; have increasedtreatments for Dengue & Burn cases;training center for local medical staff to boost quality of care; provide speedy Cancer Treatment option; provide better treatment facility option for foreign nationals that are coming to the country to for affordabletreatment.Research Center which will incorporate a Pharmaceutical Plant for sustainability, long termsupply of medicine. PHASE 3Establish a purely humanitarian nationwide Microfinance Program for that will operate in conjunction with the CGF Socioeconomic Development Programs and offer the following grant products:Group Grants: To a group where all members are responsible for grant payments.Small Business Grants: To people that have the required skills to start a businessand successfully benefit from market demands.Back to Work Grants: To individual who are getting certified in a specific field.Student Grants: To students that qualify to complete studies and repay the grant.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    Board Members have 25 to 32 years of experience in performing their part of the program. They are specifically chosen to be able to manage such task for the project territories. For monitoring and reporting purose, we have the following: * For measuring purpose, we have project schedules for 5 years on each program. * For monitoring purposes, our business plan has key indicators and project schedules that will help all Key Staff keep up with the target. All these will be discussed via the regular meeting which will help resolve any unforseen issue that comes along the way. * For daily use, audit and reporting purpose we have designed a centralized one-entry full cycle reporting system that will allow us to monitor all programs live to make sure that any financial problem that is brewing be resolved immediately, the system will prevent overrage on any budget, and it will allow donors to monitor our foundation performance and reports 24/7. It will take 3-5 months to build such massive performing system but the 2nd month will have a sandbox that can be used immediately so that operation does not fall behind on reporting.To measure the true impact created on a massive project such as this with all the changes brought over by the government and global financial challenges, it will take at least 20 years before anyone can say they have succeeded for long term.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    Today we are getting ready to launch the following:eLearning for Adults for both US and Philippines which will help Adults improve their job performance which will take them to the higher pay they deserve which in turn will result to better job satisfaction and business improvement. The kids k-12 eLearning will also be launched sometime in October. We have different public schools that are signing up for the service to help improve quality of education during and after school. Our founder is in the process of locking in more local jobs from her resources which will build 3 factories where the foundation becomes the exclusive supplier of manpower and training services so that all workers are set to roll fast upon start of employment. The Employment services and computer training school are ongoing but not yet merged under the umbrella of the foundation due to lack of funds. All other programs (Healthcare, Microfinance, Agricultural, Cooperative, Children Village) are also waiting for funding. There is one interest from an NGO to fund our Phase and a few more inquiry from other firms who is considering funding current programs but no one has come through with the funding yet so we are launching small projects that we are able to get funding from other efforts.
Service Areas

Self-reported

International

Henderson NV USANorthern Capital Region Philippines

Funding Needs

Event seed capital: $10k Socio-Economic Seed Capital: $3m (open Manila office to conduct mini version of all programs, buy land to start construction of Children Village to rescue sexually abused children) Phase 1 Northern Capital Region: $188.5mTraining/Testing, Employment, Cooperative Housing, Children Village, Agricultural Phase 2 Nothern Capital Region Healthcare $450mConstruction of 200-bed hospital, research center, acquisition of pharmaceutical firm for steady medicine supply and production of cancer and burn medicines.  Phase 3 $50mFor launching a purely humanitarian microfinance program. No one does this today in a purely humanitarian way. Microfinance in the Philippines has turned into the commercialized arena where poor people are not accepted. We are currently seeking for office space with warehouse as donation in the Stockton California area so we can accept larger pool of applicants, have storage of donated items. Our NV office is a rental and has limitations on our activity.

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COO

Ms. Maria Diaz

COO

Mr. Robert Abresch

BIO

Over 35 years of experience in varying industry that are all related to what the foundation is doing. She believe that knowledge and vision is not sufficient in facing today's challenges unless you have the experience to truly tackle the task at hand.

STATEMENT FROM THE COO

"Old world in modern time is not given but created by humans because they believe that blessings from above deserves respect. We believe that blessings can be spread around the world not just by one person but by those who has been chosen by God to spread the blessings at his own time, in his own way. Only when people take good care of their blessings, it will last a lifetime for everyone to enjoy."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Maria Elena Diaz

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Term: Jan 2007 - Dec

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