GK 1 WORLD FOUNDATION

Hunger ends where caring begins.

aka Gawad Kalinga USA   |   La Mirada, CA   |  www.gk-usa.org

Mission

To share the GK template of ending poverty by building caring and sharing communities that are empowered to act

Ruling year info

2009

Executive Direector

Maricel Villanueva

Main address

14241 E. Firestone Blvd. Suite 400

La Mirada, CA 90638 USA

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EIN

35-2361640

NTEE code info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (L12)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (S12)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

MISSION: To share the GK template of ending poverty by building caring and sharing communities that are empowered to act.

Our programs

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

Gawad Kalinga Village

Each GK Village is holistic and sustainable, giving at least 30 families among the poorest of the poor a home and a new life...
 
Our Development Model includes:
Community Infrastructure aims to build brightly painted homes in sustainable communities.  Homes and other communal facilities are built through a combination of skilled paid labor, volunteers, and sweat equity for the GK residents themselves.
 Child & Youth Development aims to develop the skills and talents of the children and youth in GK communities by inculcating values that bring out their potential.
Community Building seeks to empower poor communities to become self-reliant and sustainable by building up its people, preparing their leaders and residents to eventually care for their own communities while instilling in them the heart and capacity to help other poor communities.
Food Sufficiency is committed to empower the hungry and to eradicate hunger.  It is envisioned that each family in a community produce their share of food to augment their needs.
The Environment program aims to create "green" model communities through its various programs to protect the environment.  Love and care for the environment are inculcated among members through seminars while creating environmentally friendly projects. "Save the poor, save the environment".
Community Health believes that every Filipino has the right to good health and ensures that health care services are delivered to those most in need in the community.  Volunteer doctors, nurses, and medical practitioners maintain the health or the residents, connect them to local health care centers and train health care volunteers among the residents to help address the community's daily health needs.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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

- To raise the resources to fund the various projects involved
- To foster a deeper sense of community for Filipinos living in the US, connecting them to the mission of ending poverty in the motherland and the rest of the world.
- To connect with the youth and encourage their participation in the mission

- Go for grants and get more GK brand awareness
- Establish a youth-led GK movement in campuses to drive visibility, promote partnerships and create brand awareness in each campus through fundraisers/booths/marketing campaigns
- Connect with various Filipino immigrant associations and connect them to projects in the Philippines
- Promote "volun-tours" and social impact investments
- Scout new potential partners and pursue referrals
- DIGITAL MEDIA MAXIMIZATION.. Development of relevant, creative materials and campaigns fit for GK USA audience
- Maximize brand awareness and encourage crowd-funding campaigns

GK USA is led by a Board of Directors and executive staff, that provide mentorship and leadership in strategic fundraising and operational areas.

GK USA is present in 15 states with a team of area coordinators who work with local volunteers to organize fundraisers, community events, communicate with donors and supporters, as well as sponsored beneficiary communities.

GK USA has provided from 2009 to 2016:

Shelter 1,445 + homes
Community Center 22
Learning Center 14
Scholarships 40 scholarships / 2 dorms
Productivity 27 + projects
Care Kitchen $162,000 /meals for 1,900+ children for 1 year
Disaster Relief $600,000.00 +
Grants 9 - To bring technology to less privileged youth.

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 shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Community reports,

  • 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 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,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

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

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

Financials

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Operations

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

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GK 1 WORLD FOUNDATION

Board of directors
as of 12/05/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Dr. Carlos Capati

Chairman

Carlos Capati

Diagnostic Radiologist, Bloomington Radiology SC

Anthony Olaes

CEO, Olaes Enterprises

Marilyn Bello

Josefina Disterhoft

Jeff Hoppe

Donna Reyes

Carol Tulud

Executive Director

Jose Raffinan

David Zarraga

Francis De Los Reyes III

Maria Cecilia Villanueva

Mylene Supan

Francis Miranda

Board leadership practices

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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? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 12/5/2022

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Leadership

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/17/2021

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.