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GIVE US WINGS

Encouraging, Supporting and Partnering with People Living in Extreme Poverty in Uganda

Saint Paul, MN   |  www.giveuswings.org

Mission

Give Us Wings encourages, supports and partners with people living in extreme poverty in Uganda as they transform their lives and become self-sufficient through greater access to quality health care, education and economic opportunities.

Ruling year info

2000

Executive Director

Therese Dosch Anderson

Main address

450 Syndicate St N Ste 290

Saint Paul, MN 55104 USA

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EIN

41-1947823

NTEE code info

Economic Development (S30)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Health (General and Financing) (E80)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We are addressing the issues of extreme poverty in Uganda and the devastating affects from that poverty.

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?

Family to Family Sponsorship Program

This program serves vulnerable children and their families in Uganda through a sponsorship program where a person or family in the US sponsors a family in Uganda. The program is designed to help the entire family develop the necessary skills to build a sustainable future.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Families

Where we work

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.

Give Us Wings envisions a more just world where poverty and inequality have been eradicated. Give Us Wings works to achieve this in Uganda by encouraging, supporting and partnering with people living in extreme poverty as they transform their lives and become self-sufficient through greater access to quality health care, education and economic opportunities.

Give Us Wings works together in partnership with the people of Uganda and together they have raised thousands of people out of the horrors of extreme poverty. We listen closely to the needs as explained by the people in Uganda and then work to raise funds for the appropriate programs related to improvement in health, education and livelihoods.

Give Us Wings has two full-time staff in the United States and 16 full-time staff in Tororo, Uganda (The staff are all from Uganda). There is a very active Board of Directors and Steering Committee and volunteer base in the United States. There is a loyal and expanding donor base, as well.

Give Us Wings partnered with two communities as they built health clinics that provide immunizations, pre-natal care, primary health care and HIV/AIDS care. Previously the people in these communities were dying in their homes or along the road as they walked to get to inadequate health care a great distance away. The Health Center in Tororo, Uganda is about to reach Level III status, which will come with expanded levels of support. In 2019 we added onsite housing for medical staff and a large inpatient ward so that patients could stay overnight if needed. The health center is now open 24 hours a day and has seen a surge in births in the maternity ward. Give Us Wings' clinic -- St. John's Kayoro Health Center in Uganda- continues to get the highest accolades from government officials and, most importantly, local community members. 2020/2021 will bring electricity to the medical compound.

Give Us Wings' Family to Family Program facilitates a partnership between 85 families in the United States and in Uganda so that they may send one of their children to a high-quality school, secure health insurance and obtain training and support to improve their farms and businesses.

We are working with community groups as they move toward the creation of a business cooperative to help with their profits.

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?

    Case management notes, Community meetings/Town halls, Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees,

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

    To inform the development of new programs/projects, 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?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • 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 act on the feedback we receive,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Operations

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

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GIVE US WINGS

Board of directors
as of 02/22/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Anjie Flowers

Jennifer Kinkead

Jella World Artist Collection

Cassidy Meeks

Unity Church

Anita Namanya

Best Buy

Janet Johanson

BevSource

Jeremy Bikah

Hennepin Co. Medical Center

Bill Norman

Retired

Anjie Flowers

Anoka Hennepin School District

David Thompson

Retired

Kristin Peterson

Ramsey County

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 ? Yes
  • 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 1/28/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
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

Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/28/2021

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Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.