Mission:

MONA Foundation supports grassroots initiatives around the world that educate all children, empower women and girls, and enable them to transform their own communities.

Mona Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization, with an IRS ruling year of 2000, and donations are tax-deductible.


Contact Information

 https://www.monafoundation.org

 14150 NE 20TH ST STE F1 # 527
Bellevue WA 98007-3700



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Encompass Rating System by Charity Navigator


Overall Score (BETA)

100

out of 100

This charity's score is a passing score.  This overall score is identical to the organization's Finance & Accountability beacon score. It does not have an Impact & Results beacon. Each beacon report below provides further information about the organization's rating including rationale as to why a particular beacon may not be scored.


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This organization is potentially eligible for a Charity Navigator Star Rating. Vote Now to request to have our analyst team rate Mona Foundation for a Star Rating. The organization currently has 21 votes.

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...   Finance & Accountability


This score provides an assessment of a nonprofit's financial health (stability, efficiency and sustainability) and its commitment to governance practices and policies.


Finance & Accountability Score
BETA

100

out of 100

The score earned by Mona Foundation is a passing score

This Beta V3 of the Finance & Accountability Score provides a baseline measure of an organization’s health including the indicators listed in the report below.

This score represents Form 990 data from 2015. More recent filing data is available, but it has not been factored into this score, due to COVID-19's effect on this organization.

Rating update postponed due to COVID-19's impact on this organization. View Mona Foundation's response.



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Finance & Accountability Report

100

of 100 points (BETA)

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Program Expense

Program Expense Ratio

83.90%

Higher effect on score

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The Program Expense Ratio is determined by Program Expenses divided by Total Expense (average of most recent three 990s). This measure reflects the percent of its total expenses a charity spends on the programs and services it exists to deliver.


Program Expense Percentage

Amount of Credit Received

70% or higherFull Credit
60% - 69.9%Partial Credit
Below 50%Zero Points for Both Program Expense percentage AND Liabilities to Assets

Source: IRS Form 990

Board Composition

6/6 Independent

Higher effect on score


Charity Navigator looks for at least 3 board members, with more than 50% of those members identified as independent (not salaried).


The presence of an independent governing body is strongly recommended by many industry professionals to allow for full deliberation and diversity of thinking on governance and other organizational matters.


Source: IRS Form 990

Independent Audit or Financial Review

Audited

Higher effect on score


An Audit, Review, or Compilation provides important information about financial accountability and accuracy. Organizations are scored based on their Total Revenue Amount:

Total Revenue Amount

Expectation to Receive Credit

$1 million or higherExpected to complete an audit
$250,000 - $1 millionExpected to complete an audit, review, or compilation
Less than $250,000No expectation (removed from scoring methodology)

Source: IRS Form 990

Liabilities to Assets Ratio

0.00%

Lower effect on score


The Liabilities to Assets Ratio is determined by Total Liabilities divided by Total Assets (most recent 990). This ratio is an indicator of an organization’s solvency and/or long-term sustainability.

Liabilities to Assets Ratio

Amount of Credit Received

Less than 50%Full Credit
50% - 59.9%Partial Credit
60% or moreNo Credit

Source: IRS Form 990

Website

Listed

Lower effect on score


Charity Navigator looks for a website on the Form 990 as an accountability and transparency metric.


Nonprofits act in the public trust and reporting publicly on activities is an important component.


Source: IRS Form 990

Conflict of Interest Policy

Missing

Lower effect on score


Charity Navigator looks for the existence of a conflict of interest policy on the Form 990 as an accountability and transparency measure.


This policy protects the organization and by extension those it serves, when it is considering entering into a transaction that may benefit the private interest of an officer, director and/or key employee of the organization.


Source: IRS Form 990

Board Meeting Minutes

Missing

Lower effect on score


Charity Navigator looks to confirm on the Form 990 that the organization has this process in place as an accountability and transparency measure.


An official record of the events that take place during a board meeting ensures that a contemporaneous document exists for future reference.


Source: IRS Form 990

Document Retention and Destruction

Missing

Lower effect on score


Charity Navigator looks for the existence of a document retention and destruction policy per the Form 990 as an accountability and transparency measure.


This policy establishes guidelines for the handling, backing up, archiving and destruction of documents. These guidelines foster good record keeping procedures that promote data integrity.


Source: IRS Form 990

Whistleblower Policy

Missing

Lower effect on score


Charity Navigator looks for the existence of a whistleblower policy per the Form 990 as an accountability and transparency measure.


This policy outlines procedures for handling employee complaints, as well as a confidential way for employees to report financial or other types of mismanagement.


Source: IRS Form 990

Additional Information

Unscored

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Total Revenue and Expenses

Total Revenue and Expenses

This chart displays the trend of revenue and expenses over the past several years for this organization, as reported on their IRS Form 990.

Salary of Key Persons

Presented here are up to five of this organization's highest compensated employees. This compensation data includes salary, cash bonuses, and expense accounts and is displayed exactly how it is reported to the IRS. The amounts include salary, cash bonuses, and expense accounts. The amounts do not include nontaxable benefits, deferred compensation, or other amounts not reported on Form W-2. Read the IRS policies for compensation reporting



MAHNAZ JAVID, CEO AND PRESIDENT

$108,333


DAVID KHORRAM, DIRECTOR

$0


NOOSHIN DARVISH, DIRECTOR

$0


NEDA MOEINI, DIRECTOR

$0


MICHELLE WHITTEN, DIRECTOR

$0


Source: IRS Form 990 (page 7), filing year 2020

Business Master File Data

Below are some key data points from the Exempt Organization IRS Business Master File (BMF) for this organization. Learn more about the BMF on the IRS website


Activities:

Activity data not reported from the IRS


Foundation Status:

Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi) (BMF foundation code: 15)


Affiliation:

Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations). (BMF affiliation code: 3)

Data Sources: IRS Forms 990

The Form 990 is a document that nonprofit organizations file with the IRS annually. We leverage finance and accountability data from it to form Encompass ratings. Click here to view this organization's Forms 990 on the IRS website (if any are available).

Pandemic Response

This organization was impacted by COVID-19 in a way that effected their financial health in 2020. This normally would have reduced their star/Encompass rating. Due to the unprecedented nature of the pandemic, we give charities such as this one the opportunity to share the story of COVID's impact on them, and doing this pauses our revision of their rating for six months. Charities may submit their own pandemic responses through their nonprofit portal.


Mona Foundation reported being impacted by COVID-19 in the following ways:
  • Program Delivery

  • Fundraising Capacity


How COVID-19 impacted the organization's operations financially:

Mona Foundation experienced one of our best financial years in 2020. We reported on the heroic efforts of our 19 partner organizations in 12 countries as they rose to transition their students to online education under very difficult circumstances, and our supporters came to our support. 17 out of 19 partners successfully made the transition, in all enabling the education 2,286,575 students through both in-class and online platforms. These results were achieved through several years of investment in support capacity building at the grassroots, and implementing a technology vision leveraging accessible technologies like cell phone, YouTube, WhatsApp, etc. Our supporters saw for themselves the impact of their long term investment and redoubled their efforts and donations to help us exceed our financial goal to such extent that enabled us to take on 5 more projects in Cameroon, India, Brazil and US in 2021.


How COVID-19 impacted the organization's delivery of programs:

COVID19 disrupted everything everywhere including our work and the services we support in 19 projects in 12 countries. We mobilized very quickly and pivoted our program delivery to: 1. Provide accurate information on COVID19 prevention to every student, their families and their communities. 2. Deliver emergency aid to provide food for the most vulnerable (hourly workers who lost their meager earnings at the very beginning of the pandemic) prevention kits and masks. # of masks delivered: 29,000 # meals served: 127,296 # of people helped directly: 163,756 # of girls empowerment/prevention of violence against women webinars: 32 3. Enable transition to online platforms when available, provide computers and cell phones, or train teachers and parents to enable continuing education of their children: Results: # of Students Directly Educated (online & in-class): 2,286,575 #of Schools Served: 833 # of Teachers Trained: 3,145 # of Parents trained: 23,494


How this organization adapted to changing conditions caused by COVID-19:

We had to learn very quickly how to pivot our in-person heavy fundraising approach to online mediums, and how to tell our story in an authentic way digitally. This was not an easy task and it took us 3 months to get there, but the results have been very positive. We have been implementing a technology vision within the organization for the past five years. We are on Salesforce as our donor management system, MobileCause for digital transaction processing, constant contact for communications, and Office365 for our administrative functions. We learned through the process that transition to online Galas (using Zoom) in fact connected at a much deeper and personal level our donors with the people and projects we support in 12 countries. They appreciated seeing each other over Zoom, and ask their questions directly. We attribute our 2020 financial outcome directly to this change in our approach and this is a practice that we will continue on.


Innovations the organization intends to continue permanently after the pandemic:

We will certainly continue with our virtual donor connect Galas, build on our organizational technical capabilities and capacities to drive automation, efficiency, accuracy, and efficacy, and refresh our communications to adapt to digital platforms.


...   Impact & Results


This score estimates the actual impact a nonprofit has on the lives of those it serves, and determines whether it is making good use of donor resources to achieve that impact.


Impact & Results Score

Not Currently Scored

Mona Foundation cannot currently be evaluated by our Encompass Rating Impact & Results methodology because either (A) it is eligible, but we have not yet received data; (B) we have not yet developed an algorithm to estimate its programmatic impact; (C) its programs are not direct services; or (D) it is not heavily reliant on contributions from individual donors.

Note: The absence of a score does not indicate a positive or negative assessment, it only indicates that we have not yet evaluated the organization.

Learn more about Impact & Results.


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Additional Information

Unscored

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Largest Programs

Largest Programs



Mona Foundation reported its three largest programs on its FY 2020 Form 990 as:


$183,989

Spent in most recent FY

12%

Percent of program expenses


STUDY HALL EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION: Total of 780 schools served, educated 2,267,945 students and 2,807 teachers trained across all of SHEFs programs. Trained 110 teachers, both male and female, in the  ... (More)


$150,845

Spent in most recent FY

10%

Percent of program expenses


New Horizon, Haiti: 519 students (56% girls) received quality education. 45 teachers trained and successfully transitioned to online education. New cafeteria completed, impacting 304 students. Faculty ... (More)


$117,778

Spent in most recent FY

7%

Percent of program expenses


SunFlower Mission: Completed Tra Khe Elementary school with 5 grades which will serve 180 students.


...   Leadership & Adaptability


This score provides an assessment of the organization’s leadership capacity, strategic planning, and the ability to readily innovate or respond to changes in constituent demand/need or other relevant social and economic conditions to achieve the organization’s mission.


Leadership & Adaptability Score
BETA

Coming Soon

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...   Culture & Community


This score provides an assessment of the organization's engagement with the constituents it serves, a practice we term Constituent Feedback. When organizations listen to constituents, they are able to better deliver on programs and meet the needs of stakeholders. A future version of this Beacon will also assess an organization's people operations and its Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) metrics.


Culture & Community Score
BETA

Not Currently Scored

Mona Foundation is currently not eligible for a Culture & Community score because we have not received its Constituent Feedback data. Nonprofit organizations are encouraged to fill out the How We Listen section of their Candid profile. This data will provide the basis for the initial evaluation of Culture & Community.

Note: The absence of a score does not indicate a positive or negative assessment, it only indicates that we have not yet evaluated the organization.


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Culture & Community Report

Not Scored

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Constituent Feedback

Constituent Feedback

Not Scored


Here's how this organization is listening and learning from the people they serve:


How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

Community meetings or town halls, Other means


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

To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve


With whom does your organization share the feedback you got from the people you serve?

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


What challenges does your organization face in collecting feedback from the people you serve?

Note: The organization did not respond to this question.


Briefly describe a recent change that your organization made in response to feedback from the people you serve.

Note: The organization did not respond to this question.



Methodology


Charity Navigator believes nonprofit organizations that engage in inclusive practices, such as collecting feedback from the people and communities they serve, may be more effective. We've partnered with GuideStar by Candid to survey organizations about their feedback practices. Nonprofit organizations can fill out the How We Listen section of their Candid profile to receive a rating.


Charity Navigator awards full credit for this Beacon to every nonprofit that is eligible for an Encompass Rating that completes the survey, in recognition of their willingness to publicly share this information with the nonprofit and philanthropic communities. This data is not evaluated for quality at this time. Validation will be added in future iterations of this Beacon.

Analysis and Research


Like the overall Encompass Rating System, the Culture & Community Beacon is designed to evolve as metrics are developed and ready for integration. Our partnership with Feedback Labs and Guidestar by Candid, and other partners including Fund for Shared Insight, GlobalGiving, and Keystone Accountability, enables us to launch the first version of this beacon with Constituent Feedback information collected on Candid's site.


Feedback practices have been shown to support better Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion outcomes, an essential area of assessment that we intend to further expand and develop in the future. Feedback Labs has documented several studies which indicate that beyond achieving organizational goals, nonprofits that are attentive and responsive to concerns and ideas raised by beneficiaries establish stronger relationships with the people they serve, promote greater equity, and empower constituents in ways that can help to ensure better long-term outcomes. You can find resources to help nonprofits improve their feedback practices here.