A Few Words
Our Mission is to boost hope for underprivileged, disadvantaged individuals and communities, by providing support and help in four key areas. Our goal is to empower motivated individuals with the ability to achieve prosperity, but have solvable hurdles currently hindering their potential.
We will achieve this mission by providing one time catalytic grants to partners to help them overcome their ability to get out of poverty and on the road to prosperity. These grants will be for livelihood projects, one-time gap grants for education and skills development, and health related expenses. Gap grants could also be made for low cost housing if justified by the catalytic value towards prosperity.
Another extremely valuable aspect of Boosting Hope’s vision is to create a transparent and collaborative community. One where we see everyone as partners, and hope to learn from each other, to be able to make the most impact we need to understand the reasons which determine the hurdles people face, and how best to facilitate the solution. This will take time and a lot of effort but ultimately we believe that having a growing network of motivated, supportive partners will have the most impact.
the Problems People face
Helping everyday Americans overcome simple healthcare issues to help them prosper.
Supporting small business owners build a profitable and rewarding business.
Supporting those bettering themselves through further education.
Enabling those to secure affordable low cost housing and stability.
We will be applying for government and institutional grants as our main source of funding, this money will go to the local committees to provide matching grants.
The money will go towards funding grants and therefore partners. The more money and grants we are able to receive on a corporate level allows us to fill any gaps on a local level.
Whilst we have the four main grants we also anticipate a small number of worthwhile situations where a larger grant amount would have an extremely positive impact on both the individual and the local community.
Flexibility and adaptability is the approach we are taking as we grow, because we understand that whilst New Jersey may face more specific challenges in one area this will differ state to state. The intricacies of social issues are complex and we respect we need to learn from the locals.
Organization & Structure
Boosting Hope will operate through local committees, comprising of the people who know & care the most about the area. From experience we know that working on a local level creates the most impact. Each one will comprise of individuals or organisations who will have autonomy to select the local partners receiving the grants. We anticipate approximately 5 members on each committee, with either a chairperson or 2 co-chairs, who will have the deciding vote on distributing funds.
Boosting Hope will be a resource to the local committees, because we are a 501(c)(3) registered charity we have already established the platform to give back. We know that people would like to help and want to do so as well but do not have the experience or time to set up a registered organization.
We are committed to helping committees by primarily removing the administrative burden, a common theme which stops people from pursuing philanthropic endeavours. We will take care of the initial IRS status and tax reporting every year, as well as book keeping and accounting, ensuring compliance to non-profit guidelines.
Operational & fundraising guidance for committees, as well as possible cash contributions on select applicants, dependent on receiving grants, both institutional and governmental, and there are also charitable tax breaks on any donations made. Our resonating message is that this is a partnership which we want to develop in the right way, together and over time.
Board of Directors
Naseer Rana, President, Boosting Hope Inc
Naseer’s experience in the development sector spans more than three decades in over 30 countries with long-term postings in Indonesia, India, Pakistan, Kenya, and the US while working with the US Agency for International Development and The World Bank as Governance Advisor. He has a master’s degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering from USC, California, and has worked in Fortune five hundred companies for ten years, including as Industrial Engineering Manager at Gillette International.
Huma Rana, Vice President, Boosting Hope Inc
Huma has a bachelor’s degree in Home Economics and has a passion for helping people overcome hurdles on their path to prosperity. She has been helping people through funding and mentoring to overcome their difficulties in education, health, livelihood, and housing. She has lived in several countries besides the US in the Far East, South Asia, and Africa. She has helped local artisans like handcrafted leather shoemakers in Pakistan, silver jewelry makers in Ubud Indonesia, and Masai handicrafts in Kenya.
Silvia Ahmed, Director and Head of Monitoring Services, Boosting Hope Inc
Silvia Ahmed is a seasoned high-tech leader with decades of experience working in industry leading organizations and developing talent. She is Vice President of Engineering at Veritas and has held senior roles at companies such as VMWare, EMC, NetApp, and Veritas. She is known for her work developing engineering talent, team building and scaling, employee productivity, quality assurance, and innovation. She actively supports and advocates for women in tech. She believes supporting women and minorities through education and leadership opportunities will not only impact the quality of life of those individuals but result in a healthier community. A healthier community where diversity and equality prevail supports our democratic values as a
How can you get involved?
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