Solbon International Inc
2102 SW 47TH ST
CAPE CORAL FL 33914-6739
Mission
Solbon International, Inc. exists for the purpose of providing sustainable community development projects, facilitating international cooperation and connections, in order to enhance the physical, spiritual and emotional wellbeing of neglected communities.    
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director NO EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Board Chair DR KEVIN LARKIN
Board Chair Affiliation Kevin Larkin DDS/Solbon International Inc.
General Info
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Incorporation Year 2002
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes Sept 2018
State Registration Yes Dec 2016
Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $2,900,000.00
Projected Expenses $2,920,000.00
IRS Letter of Determination
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Impact Statement

 

International Internship for young professionals
• exposure to the desperate needs around the world
• how to meet the needs through entrepreneurial solutions overseas
• these same needs and potential solutions exist in our local community
 
Seasoned educational and business professionals consultant exchange
• developed intercultural relations
• trust and understanding of our diverse communities among Islamic, Buddhist and Communist world views
• brought seasoned professionals to teach and train University professors
• international business consulting of local budding entrepreneurs
 
Social Entreprenuralship
• Providing livelihood to over 400 new families in impoverished communities
• Exposed Interns and businessmen to these life changing sustainable business solutions established by Solbon teams
 
Number of people impacted locally and beyond
• 130 + adults working full time worldwide
• Over 20 Sarasota and Manatee professionals and interns
• 10 others from outside our area
• 400 new families provided with the opportunity for education, medical care and hope for their future
 
2017 
 
Expose interns and business professionals to a new region where Solbon works in Siberia
  • Over 800 families are benefiting from Solbon and their teams
Continue training and equipping young local professionals and seasoned businessmen to entrepreneurial solutions in needy communities locally and overseas
Mentor local entrepreneurs
Continue mentoring and counseling recovering addicts
Establish new sustainable social companies to provide livelihood for impoverished farmers
Needs Statement

Office Space Budget $90,000 We have been renting office space for the past several years but have been offered an opportunity to build offices in a location that would allow us to use their facilities for training.

Mentoring Program Budget $20,000 We train individuals about their cultural worldview. How to understand diversity & see its impact on the needs of our area which has been devastated with prescription drug addiction. We have purposely been focusing on helping these individuals by raising up mentors that will work alongside them until they are able to function on their own.

Exchange Program Budget $40,000 Exchange Internships take students and professionals into SE Asia, teaching sustainable business models to provide hope for families. The 6-8 week program, teaches hands-on how to assist in disaster zones, work among disenfranchised and those most vulnerable. Our desire is to be working alongside others until they can be self-sustaining.

Consultancy Budget $85,000 Ongoing training is essential in community work. Staff work in specific niches from Educators, Physical Therapists, Surgeons in Facial Reconstruction, and preventing trafficking issues occurring among the oppressed.

Staff help communities bring about social change and improve the quality of life. They identify their assets, opportunities, rights and responsibilities; seek out potential sustainable businesses which provide for their families; develop activities and services to generate aspiration and confidence.

Equipment & Salary Budget $27,000 Staff use their own laptops for use in the office. This has created an environment where people are working on different operating platforms and numerous versions of those platforms. There is a need for one uniform office platform. This will require the purchase of 6 computers and a printer for a total of $12,000.

One person handles the organization’s finances. $15,000 would cover the hiring of a part-time position for a year.

     
Background Statement

Solbon International, an American non-profit community development organization, was birthed in Siberia in 1996. In 1994 the founders of Solbon, Greg Allen, a nuclear chemist and graduate of Michigan State University and his wife Julieann, a graduate of Columbia University moved to the Russian city Ulan Ude to work with the Buryat people. Prior to going to the Ulan Ude in the Republic of Buryatia, they had lived and worked in Sarasota Florida for four years. Many of their Sarasota friends and associates became board members and even now continue to support Solbon from Sarasota.


Buryatia is located just north of the Mongolian border, predominately populated by the Buryat people who are the descendants of Genghis Khan. The winter temperatures regularly get down to -50 degrees Fahrenheit. The Allens arrived just after the collapse of the Soviet Union while the city of Ulan Ude was trying to climb out of the massive post-Soviet economic depression and suffering was common place. The Allens themselves searched for food, waited in long lines, and had freezing temperatures inside their apartment. Greg found work teaching chemistry in the local university. Julieann took care of the first Allen son and then bore their second son.

The Allens noticed the large deaf population which was largely ostracized, avoided, and even hated by the hearing population. Greg and Julieann organized Solbon to more effectively impact this handicapped sub-culture and the Republic of Buryatia as a whole.

Solbon, which means Morning Star in the Buryat language, a symbol of hope, purposes to provide sustainable help for minority ethnic groups, the handicapped and marginalized peoples of Asia.

Greg and Julianne began by learning the Russian sign language and then provided seed money and expertise to help this exceedingly underprivileged society create employment for themselves and eventually to hire other people. Rather than to provide charity or “a fish to eat”, so to speak, Solbon teaches “sustainable fishing”. The work expanded to providing help to deaf schools and hearing aids for those eligible. In addition Tuberculosis became an epidemic and Solbon found many ways to provide help to the local community through medical teams, educational assistance and other businesses and projects.

As of 2016, Solbon has experienced amazing results and growth. There are now more than 100 adults including several licensed physicians and professionals serving minority people groups in numerous countries throughout Asia. More people are in the pipe line to reach additional areas. The city in Siberia where Solbon was birthed is significantly more prosperous, Solbon-initiated businesses are prospering, the deaf population is integrating into the business community. Smiles are now common place. Additional works in other remote parts of Siberia are in progress, and the work has entered many other Asian countries.

Areas Served
Areas Served
Area
FL- Sarasota
FL- Manatee
International
Areas Served Comments We offer training courses for students of all ages from Manatee and Sarasota Counties on international business and cultural diversity. We do community development and agricultural education projects, medical services, and disaster relief in six countries in Asia.
Service Categories
Primary Org Type Community Improvement, Capacity Building
Secondary Org Type Public & Societal Benefit
Tertiary Org Type Employment
Statement from the Board Chair/Board President
   My name is Kevin Larkin. I have been a part of Solbon since it's inception. One of the things I have observed in life is that when you serve others most times you are more blessed than they are. You end up with a much different perspective on life and find that things that were once important are now not so important or urgent. 
   At Solbon we serve others all over the world. One experience I have had is with the people in Buryatia. I saw this place in Siberia before opportunity and hope. It was dark, drab, alcoholism was prevalent. There was no hope! I continued to visit many times and I saw it change over time where now many of those we have helped have their own business and sustainable lives. I know many of these people personally. One young man I met the first time I went there was a deaf young man. As I met him for the first time I remembered how I thought to myself what a hopeless life he had. You see his job was to clean out the back of outhouses in the community. He made pennies for this job. He was dirty, smelly and disheveled. Our team at Solbon were able to help him start a hotdog stand business. It grew over the years to 70 stands and he sold it and then bought a plastics factory and is running it today. I recently returned to the area and he saw us and beeped his horn. He was in a brand new van driving it! His life was changed dramatically. This has spread throughout this area with the many businesses that have been established. These people we served are now serving their communities!
   It is challenging to find and train up new workers willing to go to these areas. We have found many in our community that are realizing the fullness they can experience in their life serving others. One thing we do is partner local businessmen (on a pastime basis) with our  longterm workers. What we find is that everyone that works with us has more of a desire to serve when they return. This is a win win for Sarasota and the areas abroad that are being served. 
   I am now involved in another area in Siberia. We (me and a few other businessmen) have a pine nut factory in Tuva! I will be taking two trips this summer to this area in Siberia. One with young professionals considering giving their life for this and another of businessmen who will be exposed to areas that are seemingly hopeless. But we at Solbon know there is hope. We are beginning to see the changes in this area. 
Lives are being affected, a glimmer of hope has begun and I am sure that lives of the ones on our trip will be changed as much as the ones being served.
   We face many difficulties and challenges as we continue. We do everything on a very limited budget. Most are volunteers as I am. We have about 110 workers on the field that need to be assisted and advised. We have a very specific training program on culture, language learning and linguistics, business and other training to equip these workers as they go into different cultures that are in tough areas with complex problems. This takes time and money. We continue to recruit and find that people somehow just keep turning up to work with us. We have a pre-field orientation in February and we will have 14 new workers going out to new difficult areas. Our thrust continues to be changing lives through opportunity and service. 
 
 
Statement from the CEO/Executive Director

The story of the founding of Solbon in the remote Siberian City of Ulan Ude with winter temperatures frequently reaching fifty below zero, Fahrenheit is really quite epic. The Allens literally fought to survive and to find food. They entered this God-forsaken place with a young child, and then Julieann nearly died while carrying their youngest son. The story is on the par with the stories of early mountain men and the conquering of the American frontier.

The Allens’ faithfulness to their calling has been honored by amazing success stemming from these herculean beginnings. Twenty-two years later there are more than 100 adults working in remote places all through Asia. Solbon has been blessed with workers including five licensed physicians, linguists, and agriculture experts, but often incredibly dedicated young couples and singles are learning skills like these on the job. They often work in places as inhospitable to western workers as Siberia was at first to Greg and Julieanne.

In order to continue its growth pattern Solbon has begun exposing people to the challenges that are so great in the remote parts of the earth. In 2016 Solbon facilitated trips to both the northern part of Vietnam and to Indonesia. College students, businessmen and women, agriculture experts, a linguist, educators, and retirees participated. In addition to the direct purpose of exposure, wonderful cross-cultural experiences between Christians, Muslims, Buddhists, and Communists were experienced.

It is interesting to note that all overseas workers and most local staff raise their own support. Solbon International receives less than two percent of its workers’ income to administer training, payroll, insurance, and on-site support. The rest of Solbon’s income has come from donations, fundraisers, and board of director donations.

Solbon is just now starting a planned giving program to provide sustainability for its work. To meet its administration needs. Solbon is currently looking to raise funds to purchase portable buildings. In addition Solbon is beginning to look for property for permanent offices and a training center as other like-minded organizations are seeking out Solbon for its specialized training. We would like to locate in a needy part of our own community so that Solbons’ experience can be applied locally.

Programs
Description
The United States is becoming increasingly diverse. One out of every three Americans will be a person of color. According to the Migration Institute, Immigrants in the United States and their U.S. born children now number approximately 81 million people, or 26 percent of the overall U.S. population. In addition, the United States includes people of many religions, languages, economic groups, and other cultural groups.
It is becoming clear that in order to build communities that are successful at improving conditions and resolving problems, we need to understand and appreciate many cultures, establish relationships with people from cultures other than our own, and build strong alliances with different cultural groups.
 
To equip those that have a desire to improve the lives of people from remote areas. Participants will gain knowledge about the different religions and economic conditions and strategies to assure greater understanding and seek opportunities to provide real solutions for local community problems. The training is taught by a team of experts with over thirty years of International cross-cultural ministry experience.
 
 
Budget $5,000
Category Education, General/Other Education, General/Other
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent Families Asia
Short Term Success
Preparing today's young professionals and students to understand the complexities of our changing country and world, Solbon International has spent 20 years working in multicutural settings with the goal bringing marginalized communities opportunities to thrive. This program desires to work through teaching young people the opportunities and approach to helping and understanding each other through helping:
  • to build an integrated, socially cohesive society that respects diversity;
  • to improve the responsiveness of the local community to meet the needs of a diverse population;
  • and to actively engage in discussions on multiculturalism and diversity at an international level.
Students will have studied the challenges of understanding culture through Language (Becoming Equipped to Communicate)
Training in developing business models for the community through comprehensive evaluation (Town Village Assesment)
 
Long Term Success
The long-term benefits of this project or program will be the changed lives of the people in the villages where the participants ultimately go to bring sustainable economic growth. The goals are to show young people that there are ways to use their skills and abilities among the culturally diverse areas around the world and then we desire to apply those same principles of cultural understanding, care and opportunities back to our own local communities.
Program Success Monitoring
Success is monitored by a series of core evaluation tools that is designed to evaluate an individuals understanding of culture from a tool we developed. Becoming Equipped to Communicate is built from the philosophy that communication is not only verbal but cultural and must be applied in all conversations.
We also have a document that establishes and evaluates need, opportunity and potential sustainable opportunities that will promote vitality in many disparaged communities. This assessment tool allows our teams to understand how our teams can succinctly describe the needs of a community and what participation is necessary to meet those needs.
We regularly do evaluations on our programs to assess our impact on those in the program and on the community activity itself. We also strive for the participants to continue their activities of cross-cultural learning and provide us feedback from those experiences.
Program Success Examples
Insung, an Anesthesiologist and his wife Mina a graduate of Wharton Business school are a family that began working through our diverstiy education program in 2013 and finished in 2015. Upon completion they continued to practice medicine but also felt more engaged in the diverse community around them. They began to work closely with the growing Asian communty that was around them and became more and more convinced that they could use their skills of medicine and business in creative ways. Solbon International has several doctors working in a couple of hospitals in South West Asia and this couple have begun working in medicine providing health care for the marginalized communities and minorities there. 
Description
Solbon International is uniquely situated in the Sarasota and Manatee Communities as an organization that has significant experience in mentoring and impacting communities. The research is pretty clear—when done well, mentoring can be transformative. It can inspire and guide people to pursue successful and productive futures, reaching their potential through positive relationships and utilization of community resources.  
Solbon International brings team of mulit lingual men and women with extensive experiences in some of the most diverse and complex societies in the world. As our communities become more ethnically and linguistically diverse so do significant challenges that can put stress and strain on its community. There is a tremendous need to work men and women facing the major challenges that are beginning to impact our community.  We speak into their lives from a world perspective encouraging them to adopt servant attitudes, putting others before themselves realizing that there are many who don't have the opportunity that we do. We also counsel young adults who's lives may have been influenced by drugs or alcohol helping them to get back on a healthy track in their life so they can be a productive part of society. Many times it is just helping them make good decisions one at a time.
Budget $10,000
Category Mental Health, Substance Abuse Programs, General/other Relapse Prevention/Transitional Substance Abuse
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served At-Risk Populations Alcohol, Drug, Substance Abusers Homeless
Short Term Success
We have seen many successes. Generally being there constantly for these young adults to help them make good decisions, encourage them, teach them good habits, expose them to role models, assist them in dealing with the many issues and problems associated with the past decisions they have made.  We recently dealt with Ronnie who has been clean for 2 years. He was at the stage where he needed to turn himself in for some of the things he had done in the past to face it and then move on with his life. We helped him face up to this and realize that he needed to do this to move on with his life. He has now turned himself in, is serving a short sentence and we will continue to work with him to get his life turned around. He is a good kid that got off track and had no direction for his life. There are hundreds of these kids in our community. They just need direction. 
Long Term Success
Key components we feel essential to Long-Term success:
  • Maintaining an overall objective to the mentoring
  • Relationships Based vs program material  
  • Qualified mentors able to deal with "todays" challenges
  • Life on Life - group mentoring using a team vs strictly one on one
  • Providing real life examples or "Real Modeling"
Mentoring is a strengths-based approach that can point young people in the direction of a more positive future. It is an approach that can be sensitive to culture, context, and prior experiences. With culturally-competent mentors and a structure that celebrates and inspires the development of a positive cultural identity, mentoring programs can be effective interventions for these men, women and families. It is critical that we consider ways to make these programs available on a larger scale.
We encourage people  to realize and use all of the gifts they have to become a productive person in society with an emphasis on serving others. It needs to be about someone beside ourselves.
Program Success Monitoring
Basically our leaders talk about the people we are working with, what would be best for them, what would be the best direction to steer them. We monitor success by seeing lives changed. We actually really know all of the people we work with. They are not just a number so if things start to go wrong we know immediately. There are times that people walk away and you can't stop them but many times you find them coming back because they know that we care and have their best interest in mind. 
We also monitor success when the people we have worked with are now working with and helping others. They realize that the best thing you can do for yourself is to do for others.  
Program Success Examples
One success has been a young man named John. He was dealing with a shaky marriage. He needed help to make good decisions on how to relate to his wife and daughter but also how to learn to become a positive influence in his community and with his family. He also had many financial issues. We began working for 2 years with him and his family, we gave him the tools he needed to work through the frustrations he was dealing with and provided him with coping skills. We also helped him financially with rent, his marriage turned around, his daughter began making better decisions because of the loving way he interacted with her. We met with them as a family and as individuals. We helped them make it through a difficult period in their life and now they are thriving. John as a person, their marriage and their family. He is now a guy who looks for people to help and mentor because he saw how it changed his life. Our stories are all ones like this where we spend the time needed to pour into peoples lives to help them thrive.
Description


This program taps into the vast experiential knowledge garnered by seasoned professionals and successful business people who are willing to share that knowledge with Solbon workers in foreign countries.  They bring expertise in business, the medical field, agriculture, and education.  These affect lasting change in the lives of minority ethnic peoples in some of the most neglected regions of the world.  Whole villages are experiencing improved health, increased incomes, and renewed purpose in life.  Many of these professionals hail from the Florida Counties of Manatee and Sarasota and return from these exchange trips with a new and greater desire to serve. 
Budget $20,000
Category Human Services, General/Other Mentoring
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served At-Risk Populations Asia Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent
Short Term Success


The immediate short term results of this program include improved living conditions due to increased wages for local villagers, better health as a result of medical clinics run in the area, and sustainable improved yield in crops due to educating the farmers on pest control and care for the plants or trees.  Professionals who return home do so often with a renewed sense of gratitude for the blessings of living in this country, and a desire to return and help more. 


Long Term Success


Long term results of this program are really exciting because whole villages have been turned around so that where there was once hopelessness and despair, there is now a sense of hope for the future.  Where there was alcoholism and suicide there is now increased work ethic and closer families.  While families used to scrape by in poverty, now they can store up enough provisions to get through a severe Siberian winter. 
 
Program Success Monitoring


We can attest to the effectiveness of the program by the longevity of the businesses hat the professionals consulted with, many of which have been thriving for more than a decade.  Equally impacted by these experiences are the professionals themselves who have come back eager to help more entrepreneurs either overseas or even here in Sarasota or Manatee Counties.
Program Success Examples


We run a factory in Siberia that has been the beneficiary of wise counsel from a number of professionals from Sarasota in the area of markets for the product produced as well as equipment purchased due to investments made by these professionals.  Through this business' purchase of raw materials over 400 families were able to buy enough food and coal to survive Siberia's long, cold winter. 
 
 
 
Description

This program establishes new businesses or encourages existing ones in economically depressed ethnic villages for the purpose of improving the lives of the people there. The retail businesses provide an economic boost to the employees and the village as a whole, while medical clinics and educational concerns improve the quality of life for the villagers. The remote rural villages that Solbon workers engage with are all well below the poverty level and the people fear an injury or sickness that would mean disaster for their family. This program provides a sustainable solution to this problem by giving them a means to purchase enough supplies to last through the winter and even some to save for possible emergencies.

Budget $175,000
Category Community Development, General/Other Community Economic Development
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Families At-Risk Populations International
Short Term Success

The immediate accomplishments of this program include employment for fathers and husbands that had previously been on  unemployment lines, increased incomes for families in the village, and a new or renewed sense of purpose to combat alcoholism and suicide. There is also a trickle down effect with more local spending benefiting others in the village or town.

Long Term Success

Long term results of this program will give the local people healthier and longer lives through medical care given, better living conditions and hope for their future. Prosperity for the region and relief from poverty will be a realization. Training that is received through each business platform prepares the people of the village for the eventuality of carrying on the business by themselves. In the realm of agricultural endeavors, the care and protection of the plants or trees will provide sustained and bountiful harvests for years to come.

Program Success Monitoring We know that the program is accomplishing the desired results by reports back to the home office from Solbon workers on the field in each of the regions where we are working. They are reporting to us how the lives of individuals that they have been able to form close relationships with have been improved greatly by these business endeavors. When our doctors operate on a young child with a cleft palate the photos of before and after certainly show the success of the program. In addition to these, the leadership receives from each of the field projects, an annual written report of the progress, accomplishments, and areas where there are difficulties remaining.
Program Success Examples One story of a successful outcome to our program operating in Siberia is Ayas' story. With only a small herd of sheep and goats, and a tiny garden of potatoes, Ayas and his family barely scraped by each year and were one injury or sickness away from disaster. Our Solbon worker in the area realized that there was, in the local forests, an abundance of raw pine nuts which are a sought after food item. By building a processing plant to take raw nuts purchased from Ayas and his neighbors and processing them into a final edible product, this business was able to provide for over 400 families to get through the winter. 
Description
This program exists to give young professionals an enhanced exposure to diversified wholistic entrepreneurship that impacts communities both locally and globally. It's primary focus covers three key areas:
  • Language and Cultural understanding that helps break down stereotypes and stigmas of peoples and countries. Whether you are working with refugees in a local community or overseas doing community development, this skill set has foundations that are the building blocks for any type of service.
  • International Business principles that focus on entrepreneur skill sets that can be into any context. Learn from real business professionals doing real business in hard places. We don't do hand-outs! We want to empower people!
  • Community Impact with long term benchmarks in mind in order to raise up the next generation through service, volunteer work, and personal development. Life doesn't stop when you clock out. It goes beyond the walls into the lives you enrich.   
Budget $50,000
Category Human Services, General/Other Mentoring
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Families At-Risk Populations International
Short Term Success Most recently, the international internship has had continuing success with exposing young Sarasota and Manatee County professionals in a month long enhanced exposure to the countries of Indonesia and Vietnam this past summer. Each one has returned with a broader perspective on understanding diversified cultures and needs that are around this world. Each one has communicated that they have a strong desire to take what they have learned and apply it to their lives. With the followup mastermind groups we continue to engage these alumni to stretch their minds and think outside the box on how they can make a difference in their own sphere of influence and beyond.
Long Term Success
As we continue to look towards long term success we realize there is an ever growing need to increase partnerships within the local universities and young professional associations of Sarasota and Manatee Counties. In addition, we hope to broaden different internship and exposure opportunities in the following ways;
  • First, for working professionals, we intend to have a two week international option to see a viable business in action and how it affects those communities. This two week option will give those individuals that are currently employed the ability to come while not jeopardizing their current employment standing.
  • Second, for those coming out of the university, we intend to create a Six month hands-on internship that works along side international entrepreneurs and community development organizers so that they can see what being a well-rounded change agent can look like in their future career.
Program Success Monitoring
The main thrust of measuring the lives impacted is through a two step process. 
  • First, there is a debrief after someone completed the program to again enhance and remind them of the principles they have learned and how they can be translated into local community contexts. We do our best to point them in the direction of options that they may be able to have the greatest meaningful impact.
  • Second, they are given the opportunity to join a local mentoring mastermind program based in Sarasota, Fl. Through the mastermind, they are provided a growing community of change agents that have been equally impacted through our internship program. This group keeps each other accountable to the principles that have learned, provides avenues of continued active service, and continues the mentorship process that keeps them well-rounded in all areas. Through these simple systems we can keep track of success and also areas in need of improvement within our organization. 
Program Success Examples We met many people whose lives were transformed through the Young Professionals Internship. Lisa, a graduate of Riverview High School in Sarasota, is a true example of success. She spent six months on an internship to Siberia where she experienced first hand what it takes to make an impact into the life of that particular community. She saw life transforming community development endeavors and experienced language and culture among local people first hand that helped to break down communist era stigmas. Inspired by what she experienced, she put her new leadership skills to work to assist her local community of Sarasota and eventually went overseas to work in impoverished communities in Malaysia. This is just one individual among hundreds who has applied the principles that they learned to make a meaningful impact in local and global communities.
Comments
Program Comments by Organization
Solbon International Incorporated was founded with the express intent of helping to understand and invest in minority communities around the world. The experiences that we have gained in these past years has proven very effective in assisting those communities that are ofen marginalized. By bringing these programs to the Sarasota community we hope to be bringing many of the things that we have learned by our multi cultural training and multilingual teams. We trust that these programs we are now presenting to the community will bring some positive hope to the region.
 
  1. Sarasota Multi Cultural Diversity Education
  2. Mentoring and Counselng
  3. Social Entrepreneurship
  4. Seasoned Professionals Consultant Exchange
  5. Young Professionals Internship 
 
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director NO EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
CEO Term Start 0
CEO/Executive Director Email N/A
Former CEOs/Executive Directors
NameTerm
Senior Staff
NameTitle
Staff & Volunteer Statistics
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % N/A
Professional Development No
Contractors 0
Volunteers 10
Management Reports to Board N/A
CEO/Executive Director Formal Evaluation N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation N/A
Non-Management Formal Evaluation N/A
Collaborations
  • Auburn University; Auburn, Alabama
  • Exchange Your World, Inc.; Bradenton, Florida
  • Radius International; San Diego, California
  • Thai Nguyen University, ICTU; Thai Nguyen, Vietnam
  • Assist Network International,Inc.; Debary, Florida
  • Co-Ambassadors; Edinburgh, Scottland, UK
  • Agiles; Hamburg, Germany
  • CrossView Australia; New South Wales, Australia
  • Global H.O.P.E. Initiative; Toronto, Canada
  • Summer Institute of Linguistics; Dallas, Texas
 
 
Affiliations
AffiliationYear
Evangelical Council of Financial Accountability - Member2017
External Assessments and Accreditations
Assessment/AccreditationYear
Risk Management Provisions
Directors and Officers Policy
Internet Liability Insurance
Fiduciary Liability
Workplace Violence
Employment Practices Liability
Government Licenses
Organization Licensed by the Government No
Plans
Fundraising Plan Under Development
Communication Plan Under Development
Strategic Plan Under Development
Strategic Plan Years
Strategic Plan Adopted 0
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Continuity of Operations Plan Under Development
Policies
Nondiscrimination Policy No
Whistle Blower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
Policies and Procedures Under Development
Board Chair
Board Chair DR KEVIN LARKIN
Company Affiliation Kevin Larkin DDS/Solbon International Inc.
Board Term Jan 2016 to Dec 2018
Board Chair Email KLARK7@AOL.COM
Board Members
Board Members
NameAffiliation
GREGORY ALLEN Solbon International Inc.
ANTHONY ARMSTRONG RETIRED
DARWIN BLIX Alderman Oaks Retirement Residence, Inc.
RONALD CARRAWAY Solbon International Inc.
Dr. KEVIN LARKIN Kevin Larkin DDS
JOHN MOORE Williams Parker Law Firm
MICHAEL SHAFER Mercury Aircraft, Inc.
ERIC SIEBENMORGEN Crown Attorneys Office, Ontario, Canada
DANIEL SQUIRES Vincent's Heating and Plumbing
PETER WOODRUFF The Golden Image
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Board Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 8
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 2
Other 0 0
Board Gender
Male 10
Female 0
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 99
Board Orientation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 4
Board Meeting Attendance % 83
Board Self-Evaluation Yes
Written Board Selection Criteria No
Board Conflict of Interest Policy Yes
% of Board Making Monetary Contributions 100
% of Board Making In-Kind Contributions 100
Standing Committees
Audit
Executive
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Project Oversight
Human Resources / Personnel
Fiscal Year Projections
Fiscal Year Begins 2017
Fiscal Year Ends 2017
Projected Revenue $2,900,000.00
Projected Expenses $2,920,000.00
Total Projected Revenue includes "in-kind" contributions/ donations No
Organization has Endowment No
Endowment Value $0.00
Endowment Spending Policy N/A
Endowment Spending Policy % 0
Capital Campaign
Currently In a Capital Campaign No
Anticipate Campaign within 5 years? No
Campaign Purpose
Campaign Goal
Campaign Dates 0 to 0
Amount Raised To Date 0 as of 0
IRS Form 990s
IRS 9902015
IRS 9902014
Audit/Financial Documents
Historical Financial Review
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$2,797,259$3,103,646$2,063,904
Administration Expense$121,440$69,246$65,648
Fundraising Expense$0$0$0
Payments to Affiliates$0$0--
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.001.001.00
Program Expense/Total Expenses96%98%97%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$1,532,664$1,351,895$1,001,744
Current Assets$1,472,750$1,298,981$945,830
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$1,426,154$1,247,739$892,808
Total Net Assets$106,510$104,156$108,936
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountProgram service revenue $2,841,850Program service recenue $31,036,461,016,109 --
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, gifts, grants $78,745Contributions, gifts, grants $73,739 --
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountInvestment income $4580 $0 --
CEO/Executive Director Compensation
Tax Credits No
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities1.031.041.06
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Financials Comments
Financial Comments by Foundation Financial information taken from the organization's Federal 990 and the audited financial statements.
Nonprofit Solbon International Inc
Address 2102 SW 47TH ST
CAPE CORAL , FL 33914 6739
Phone 518 229-1081

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