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Sekou Smith

Oakland, CA

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Sekou Smith

Introduction

Sekou Smith is a nonprofit focused on fundraising related to recreation and athletics. Founded in 2012, Sekou Smith is headquartered in Oakland, CA. The organization is notable for its healthy financials, spending 88% directly on its programs. In recent tax filings, the organization reported expenses of $2.9m.

This profile was created with publicly available data obtained from the Internal Revenue Service and the nonprofit organization’s website. ALMA has no affiliation with this organization and has not independently verified this information or otherwise vetted the charity.

Sekou Smith

$2.9m

Annual Budget
2017
Program Spend
88%
Fundraising Spend
4%
Management Spend
7%
Founded
2012
EIN
45-4001645
Headquarters
Oakland, CA
# Employees
0
# Volunteers
74
IRS Filings
Other Ratings
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Mission and Work

Mission

To support programs of charitable organizations, organized and operated exclusively for charitable purposes within the meaning of section 501 (c) (3) of the internal revenue code of 1986 as amended, that promote education, teamwork and self esteem among underserved youth throughout the Oakland, San Francisco and San Jose areas. In support of this mission, the foundation makes contributions to nonprofit charitable and educational organizations of (a) tickets to team basketball games, which the grantee organizations can distribute as part of their charitable activities to underserved youth to provide them with the opportunity to attend a professional basketball game; and (b) grants, which take the form of either general support or specific support grants.

Description

To support programs of charitable organizations, organized and operated exclusively for charitable purposes within the meaning of section 501 (c) (3) of the internal revenue code of 1986 as amended, that promote education, teamwork and self esteem among underserved youth throughout the Oakland, San Francisco, and San Jose areas. In support of this mission, the foundation makes contributions to nonprofit charitable and educational organizations of (a) tickets to team basketball games, which the grantee organizations can distribute as part of their charitable activities to underserved youth to provide them with the opportunity to attend a professional basketball game; and (b) grants, which take the form of either general support or specific support grants.

Where their money goes

Grants made

These are some of the grants Sekou Smith has made in recent years to other charities.

Nonprofit

Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco

San Francisco, CABoys and Girls Clubs of San Francisco inspires and enables young people to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens.
4 grant(s) totaling $243k

Foundation

Playworks Education Energized

Oakland, CAPlayworks helps kids to stay active and build valuable social and emotional life skills through the power of play.
4 grant(s) totaling $243k

Nonprofit

Aim High for High School

San Francisco, CAAim High is a free summer academic enrichment program for middle school students in the Bay Area.
4 grant(s) totaling $160k

Nonprofit

The Hidden Genius Project

Oakland, CAThe Hidden Genius Project trains and mentors black male youth in technology creation, entrepreneurship, and leadership skills to transform their lives and communities.
3 grant(s) totaling $185k

Nonprofit

Vision to Learn

Los Angeles, CAVision To Learn provides free eye exams and free eyeglasses to students in low-income communities.
4 grant(s) totaling $208k

Nonprofit

East Oakland Youth Development Center

Oakland, CAEast Oakland Youth Development Center is a nonprofit youth organization. With $2.2m in revenue and 77 employees, it is a mid-sized organization.
4 grant(s) totaling $243k

Nonprofit

Boys & Girls Clubs of Oakland

Oakland, CABoys & Girls Clubs of Oakland is a nonprofit focused on combating juvenile delinquency. With $1.8m in revenue and 50 employees, it is a mid-sized organization.
4 grant(s) totaling $243k

Nonprofit

Oakland Public Education Fund

Oakland, CAThe Oakland Ed Fund has raised over $60 million in the last five years to put the right tools in our students’ hands so that all kids thrive.
4 grant(s) totaling $175k

Nonprofit

East Bay College Fund

Oakland, CAEast Bay College Fund is a nonprofit focused on scholarships, student financial aid services, and awards. With $5.1m in revenue and 19 employees, it is a mid-sized organization.
4 grant(s) totaling $162k

Educational Organization

KIPP Bay Area Public Schools

Oakland, CAKIPP Bay Area Schools is closing the opportunity gap by operating open enrollment public charter schools. Our mission is to get students to and through college.
4 grant(s) totaling $170k

Nonprofit

College Track

Oakland, CAOur 10-year program puts students on the path to and through college because the research tells us this is the most powerful way for America’s low-income and first-generation students to achieve upward social mobility.
4 grant(s) totaling $183k

Hospital

UCSFChildrensOakland

Oakland, CAUCSFChildrensOakland is a hospital focused on health issues. With $603m in revenue and 3127 employees, it is a relatively large organization.
4 grant(s) totaling $208k

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