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Morogoro Municipal Community Foundation

Post Office Box 6603
Post Office Box 1583
Morogoro Municipality, Morogoro 255
Tanzania

Mission

To solicit resources and coordinate and disburse funds directed at promoting community-based self-help schemes for community development in Morogoro Municipality, Tanzania

Most Meaningful Change

Supported municipal cleaning women groups who started with brooms and now have wheelbarrows and uniforms. Supported flood victims in the Kilosa area with food and health care to the tune of US$20,000. Provided grants for rehabilitation of municipal mortuary buildings and to hospital units for 400 bedsheets, 200 blankets and 20 wall fans. Provided seed funds to a group of youth involved in waste collection and recycling, enabling them to purchase tools to produce organic fertilizers from wastes.

2005 Year Founded
$42,000 Total Annual Grantmaking

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Top Programmatic Priorities
Population Area Served

350,000

Identifying Information
OrganizationMorogoro Municipal Community Foundation
Address 1Post Office Box 6603
Address 2Post Office Box 1583
City / TownMorogoro Municipality
State / RegionMorogoro
ZIP / Postal Code255
CountryTanzania
ContinentAfrica
Map Address (If Different)
Map City / Town (If Different)Morogoro
Map State / Region (If Different)Morogoro
Map Zip / Postal Code (If Different)Did not answer
Map Country (If Different)Tanzania
Phone255754583242
Emailmwadhini@yahoo.co.uk
WebsiteDid not answer
Organization Leader (Name, Title)Michael Njohole, Administrator
Primary Contact’s NameMwadhini Myanza
Primary Contact’s PositionPresident
Foundation at a Glance
Year Founded2005
Mission StatementTo solicit resources and coordinate and disburse funds directed at promoting community-based self-help schemes for community development in Morogoro Municipality, Tanzania
Organization DescriptionCommunity Foundation
Other DescriptionDid not answer
Approximate Size of the Population Serviced350,000
Total Paid Staff (Full-Time Equivalents)2
Total Unpaid Staff (Full-Time Equivalents)3
Total Board Members10
Financial Information (in U.S. Dollars)
Organization’s Total Income in Last Fiscal Year$65,000
Organization’s Gifts Income in Last Fiscal YearDid not answer
Organization’s Total Expenditures in Last Fiscal Year$61,200
Organization’s Grantmaking Budget in Last Fiscal Year$42,000
Does Organization Have an EndowmentNo but intend to build one
Value of Endowment (or Financial Reserves) as of the End of Last Fiscal YearDid not answer
Change in Financial Status Over Last Three YearsSignificant improvement
Priorities and Achievements
Factors that Played a Role in the Origins of Your Organization
Community leadershipPlayed an important role
Philanthropic giftsPlayed a centrally important role
Grassroots activismPlayed an important role
Inadequate government servicesPlayed a slight role
Changes in the political environmentPlayed a slight role
Changes in the economic environmentPlayed an important role
Government initiative fundingPlayed a slight role
Foundation initiative fundingPlayed a centrally important role
Bilateral or multilateral initiative fundingPlayed an important role
Favorable legal or fiscal policiesPlayed an important role
Time Spent Working in Following Areas
NeighborhoodFair amount of time
LocallyLots of time
RegionallyFair amount of time
NationallyFair amount of time
InternationallyFair amount of time
Rate Importance of the Following Functions
GrantmakingCentrally important
Having local people as leaders in the organizationImportant but not central
Seeking local donationsCentrally important
Having a gender balance in the organizationCentrally important
Board reflective of community diversityImportant but not central
Building an endowmentCentrally important
Serving donor needsSlightly important
Acting as a fiscal intermediary for the communityCentrally important
Building inclusion and trust in the communityCentrally important
Pursuing equityImportant but not central
Accountability to local peopleCentrally important
Raising money for grantmaking annuallyCentrally important
Community developmentCentrally important
In the Last Year, Extent to Which Programming and/or Grantmaking Involved Work in the Following Areas
Arts and cultureNot at all
EducationFair amount
EnvironmentLot
HealthLot
Human and social servicesNot at all
Human rightsNot at all
International relationsLittle
ReligionNot at all
Economic developmentFair amount
Conflict resolution/bridging different parts of the communityNot at all
Information technologyFair amount
Strengthening local or regional governmentNot at all
HousingNot at all
ChildrenNot at all
WaterFair amount
Alternative energyNot at all
Disaster reliefNot at all
Advocacy with authoritiesLittle
Job trainingNot at all
Nongrantmaking Services Offered to Community in Recent Years
Convening for issues of local concernOccasionally
Promote collaboration between granteesOften
Promote understanding of public policyRarely
Training/capacity-building for local organizationsOften
AdvocacyOccasionally
Loaned staffNever
ResearchNever
Community needs assessmentOften
Leadership developmentNever
InternshipsRarely
Providing space for local organizationsOccasionally
Access to information technologyOccasionally
Publishing/knowledge sharingOften
Main Trends Over the Past Year in Geographic Area Served
PovertyGetting better
CrimeGetting worse
Trust among different sections of the communityGetting much better
Equitable distribution of resources and servicesGetting better
Social position of marginalized groupsGetting better
Responsiveness of authoritiesGetting better
Appropriateness of public policiesNo change
Value of community assetsGetting better
Quality of the environmentGetting better
Number of people and organizations working to change and improve their communityGetting much better
Levels of innovation and risk taking in addressing community problemsGetting much better
Networks and links between different parts of the communityGetting much better
Gender equityGetting better
Charitable giving through the community foundationGetting much better
Number of people and organizations involved in philanthropic givingGetting much better
Extent to Which Organization Can Claim Tangible and Measurable Achievements in the Past Three Years
PovertySome important achievements
CrimeWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
Trust among different sections of the communitySome important achievements
Equitable distribution of resources and servicesA few small achievements
Social position of marginalized groupsA few small achievements
Responsiveness of authoritiesSome important achievements
Appropriateness of public policiesSome important achievements
Value of community assetsSome important achievements
Quality of the environmentA few small achievements
Number of people and organizations working to change and improve their communitySome important achievements
Levels of innovation and risk taking in addressing community problemsA few small achievements
Networks and links between different parts of the communityWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
Gender equityWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
Charitable giving through the community foundationMuch achievement
Number of people and organizations involved in philanthropic givingMuch achievement
Active Partnerships
Formal community associations and groupsLot
Informal associations of citizensLot
Non-governmental organizationsLittle
Local governmentLot
National governmentLittle
UniversitiesLittle
SchoolsLot
BusinessesLot
Partnerships and External Aid
Other Institutions Helpful to Our Work
National association of grantmakersHelpful
Regional association of grantmakersHelpful
Global Fund for Community FoundationsVery helpful
Particular foundationHelpful
Other organizationHelpful
Involvement of Local People
Regularly survey local people about our programsNo
Local people are engaged in the delivery of our workNo
Local people control what our organization doesYes
Have local people represented on our boardYes
Have regular sessions where local people advise us what our programs should doYes
Actively engage local people as volunteersYes
All of our board is composed of local peopleNo
Account to local people about our successes and failures each yearYes
Assistance in Overcoming Main Difficulties Faced in Developing Organization Further
Increased fundingVery important
Better legal or fiscal environmentImportant
More volunteersImportant
Access to advice or technical assistanceVery important
Better local culture of givingVery important
Stronger civil societyImportant
More responsive authoritiesImportant
OtherDid not answer
Most Meaningful Change
Most Meaningful Change that Organization Has Helped to Bring About in the Last Three YearsSupported municipal cleaning women groups who started with brooms and now have wheelbarrows and uniforms. Supported flood victims in the Kilosa area with food and health care to the tune of US$20,000. Provided grants for rehabilitation of municipal mortuary buildings and to hospital units for 400 bedsheets, 200 blankets and 20 wall fans. Provided seed funds to a group of youth involved in waste collection and recycling, enabling them to purchase tools to produce organic fertilizers from wastes.
 

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Identifying Information

Foundation at a Glance

Financial Information (in U.S. Dollars)

Priorities and Achievements
Factors that Played a Role in the Origins of Your Organization

Time Spent Working in Following Areas

Rate Importance of the Following Functions

In the Last Year, Extent to Which Programming and/or Grantmaking Involved Work in the Following Areas

Nongrantmaking Services Offered to Community in Recent Years

Main Trends Over the Past Year in Geographic Area Served

Extent to Which Organization Can Claim Tangible and Measurable Achievements in the Past Three Years

Active Partnerships

Partnerships and External Aid
Other Institutions Helpful to Our Work

Involvement of Local People

Assistance in Overcoming Main Difficulties Faced in Developing Organization Further

Most Meaningful Change

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