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Where the Pyramid meets the Circle ..meets the Trademarked(r) Train-the-Trainers Program – Pt. 1

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[Updated and edited — a lot — during Apr. 2016 extension/completion of blog Table of Contents.  Some of this information I added, I now see, was covered in a Sept. 17, 2012 blog ” Faith-Based Incorporations (HHS grantees) often Don’t Stand Up under Scrutiny].

[Word count ca. 6,110; (UPDATED, closer to 10,000);  topic:  Basically bellyachin’ about collectivism in government.   Point in Case “The Circle Foundation”  //through Kent County MD “Local Management Board, which turns out to be under the state-level Governors Office of Children.]

Raise your hand if you think that group therapy, group counseling, and group-decisionmaking actually is better and more equitable than pyramid schemes and the traditional caste-based hierarchies.

And of these two, say which is a better economic model or government model.

FYI, it’s also being marketed globally.  USA justice system is no longer uniquely “Constitutional” at all — but based on collectivism and is being aligned through nonprofits and transformation (mostly at the Executive Level of gov’t) align with NO INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS — JUST VALUE SYSTEMS ESTABLISHED IN PEER GROUPS, with a CERTIFIED FACILITATOR.

(From lower down, what inspired this post — it takes a while to get there, about some programs being recommended through a “Local Management Board” (LMB) in Kent County, Maryland:

…AND — why are Girls in Circles, and (if so) Boys in Councils — is that because Boys are leaders and Girls need group endorsement (i.e., Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus, or the [even more] religious version, “Men are from Dirt, Women are from Men” ?? (Search this blog for source & relationship to federal grants trail).

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Does it sound to you like our state and local (including county-level) governments are looking more and more like corporations, with boards, executive chairs, fund-raisers, and roundtables??  Or Councils?  Or Circles?  this basically changes the distribution networks, so at the ground (local) level, one can either reach UP the tentacle, or just simply start at the federal level and see if you can trace the influence and service organizations all the way down to one’s own neighborhood.  If along the way, several nonprofits are formed to take fundings and then are dissolved WHO CARES? (who’s to know?

 

Where I’m going with this is that a state, MARYLAND (east coast, obviously, near the nation’s capital), is using a model based in CALIFORNIA (San Rafael) for some of its diversionary services for youth, or assistance to them.

I LIVE in Northern California, and have been unable to get protection from ongoing abuse, child support enforcement, court order enforcement, and in short, as the calendar years go on and on, have watched all kinds of nonprofits deliberately ignore HOW people are put, and kept, on welfare and because of this, unable to speedily rebuild lives after violence without having those lives dismantled again.

The CFCC/AFCC Court Law School Center (Collaborations) factor:

It’s also known that Baltimore University School of Law has a “CFCC” outfit based on what appears to be the California Judicial Council/Administrative Office of the Courts/”CFCC” basis — and from that UB power basis, promoting “unified family courts” model nationwide, to provide as many therapeutic jurisprudence services to as many people as possible before the US goes bankrupt.
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Faith-Based Incorporations (HHS grantees) often Don’t Stand Up under Scrutiny (Publ. Sep. 17, 2012, Format update May 2, 2018).

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This short intro added May, 2018, for the purposes of a basic FamilyCourtMatters.org (blog) search of “faith-based” which I wish to link to in Twitter, after further explaining (again) on Twitter some of this and especially the earlier “Oklahoma Marriage Initiative.”

Far be it from ME to say “kickback” — but I feel it’s a reasonable question to say, “Whassup?”  

How hard is it to file an annual tax return, and why do so many of these grantees “forget” to — like this one?   Maryland Dept of Assessments and Taxation says it was formed in 2004 and is now status “Forfeited”  [{{as it turned out. by 2006}}]

and,

I suppose they are all doing great things for the community.  In looking up (naturally) Vita T. Pickrum, I found minutes of a Commissioners Meeting (Mr. Pickrum, presiding) and that she represents (under a CCA they are trying to raise money for, the “Kent Family Center.”
Excerpts from the post, based on observation, as regards “COMPASSION CAPITAL FUND (CCF) TARGETED CAPACITY BUILDING PROGRAM – MARRIAGE “and similar labels under CFDA 93009 (designates a category of federal domestic funding (“CFDA”) under (the “93” part shows) HHS.  We also know that marriage-building comes under “Welfare Reform’s” Title IV-A Diversionary funding (Block Grants to States, “flexible use”).  This kicked in officially under CFDA 93086 (I learned, later) particularly in FY2006, at the rate of $150M a year.

In other words, your (USA-specific) tax funds helped both set up of expand (93009) , then facilitate among many of the same grantees, the practice of taking money originally intended to reduce poverty for sponsoring for-profit and not-for-profit organizations of the mentality that what the poor really need is a good “talking to” (being preached at) (through 93086).

This includes people whose marriages have been violent and may for that reason be reluctant to engage in serial marriage behaviors (I am in that category), but would appreciate NOT being targeted and categorized as a social scourge when it’s also known that domestic violence can also be economically devastating and corrosive.

As few people can discuss either domestic violence or religion in a sane (or logical) manner, in this blog I document federal grants and look at the grantees — many of which “coincidentally” have the word “faith-based” in their actual names, particularly after January 2001 when a U.S. President inaugurated with his first (two, actually) Executive Orders, an “Office of Faith-based and Community Initiatives” (continued by Pres. Obama under slightly different name, and copied, I learned at the state (typically “Governor’s Office of…”) and even some City (“Mayor’s Office of..”) levels. Naturally, these also promote fatherhood and target single mothers for the lectures and (behind their backs, in third person) as the problems.


Post title and shortlink: Faith-Based Incorporations (HHS grantees) often Don’t Stand Up under Scrutiny (Publ. Sep. 17, 2012, Format update May 2, 2018)

Update affects borders, font type and size, background color, not CONTENT, except my habit adopted later of including full title with convenient “case-sensitive short-link ending” phrase (here, it ends “-17w”) and word-count (about 7,500). The post has many tables whose formats may be affected; I did not go through and correct them all.  PURPOSE:  I did a blog search on “faith-based”.  This came up, and I wanted it more readable.  NOTE:  Currently, my tables of contents only go back to Sept. 24, 2012, so this post will not be on it.  As I recall.   ALSO: contains a word-search of “faith-based” on TAGGS.HHS.gov/SearchAdv (current link; the database has changed since 2012) and follow up on them.  One of the entities checked tracked back to a government official, and the nonprofit “took the money and ran” while the public servant and his wife then participated in creating another local “Authority” and sat with others on its board.  The amount “disappeared” possibly, only around $100K, but still…

The Republicans were up in arms again, declaring (hypocritically) that the best way out of poverty was a job, while diverting money into starting new professions for (cronies), who then buy up real estate and practice franchise marriage/fatherhood/parenting educational marketing on the poor.  The profits are going, apparently, into whoever was in on this early enough to have a trademarked curriculum (downloadable of course) AND close connections to Washington, D.C. and the Department of HHS.   The Democrats bought into this just as heavily and in my opinion are no better.

Not all “faith-based” groups actually have the word “faith-based” in their corporations, but it’s probably a good call that they are aware of that 2001 Executive Order by the POTUS with the agenda of helping streamline grants to “faith-based” organizations.

Pray tell, what have  “COMPASSION CAPITAL FUND (CCF) TARGETED CAPACITY GRANTS BUILT — AFTER THE FAITH-BASED CORPORATIONS GOT THE THESE FUNDS?

AND WHY CAN’T THESE “SPECIAL INTEREST ORGANIZATIONS” (many of them) STAY INCORPORATED AFTER THEY GOT THE GOODS?  THE GRANTS ARE NEW, DISCRETIONARY, AND “DEMONSTRATION.”  I’VE BEEN LOOKING AT WHAT THEY DEMONSTRATED, AND LEARNED THAT, AS WITH THE THEOLOGY, WE ARE SUPPOSED TO “TAKE IT ON FAITH,” THAT THE PUBLIC INVESTMENT WAS AN HONEST ONE.

Category of Federal Domestic Assistance 93009

ANYHOW — I just now (again) looked up HHS grants to a certain series, the “90IJ” series, which are Federal “CFDA” (Category of Federal Domestic Assistance) 93009, “Compassion Capital.”  I also plugged in the word “faith” under Grantee name, chose a few fields, and here are 14 of them; it’s higher than “11” because there is more than one entry for a few of them.  I notice one is a welfare department.  How can a government grantee called “faith-based” be a welfare department?

Below this, I looked at a single group in Maryland.  It was chosen at random, however, as I saw within 10 minutes that (1) as soon as it got its second grant, it stopped filing for corporate status as a nonprofit (and I haven’t even checked the “Nonprofit” part yet…) and that the person listed on the corporation was a County Commissioner.  This is how government works in the US of A….

As such, they can keep their lectures about work ethics, theories about what causes poverty and TANF to themselves, and give me back all the tax money I spent over the years, so far as I’m concerned.  Or, cut me in on some of the asset acquisitions & public real estate paid for with missing money!

Again, I’m speaking as a mother who sought government intervention to keep my family alive via a domestic violence restraining order with kickout, and when I say “family” like many, I include Dad, too.  I then went back to work, and found myself repeatedly OUT of work through the removal of same restraining order (the DV agency just did triage, and didn’t see fit to give its clients a road map of the family law system.  So I’m writing one here (and elsewhere!).

FYI (because otherwise the chart is too wide), ALL of these were “Demonstration” “Discretionary” and “NEW” grants.  I searched “Grant Number  “90IJ” (only) and typed the word “faith” into “Grantee Institution.”  That’s all. If I took out the word “faith” (for in the grantee institution name) there would be 39 total, including at least one with the word “abstinence” in the name.

Based on a sampling of several of these (LOTS of lookups), I’d say that statistically speaking, the chance that the word “faith” in these CCF grants (especially if it’s “faith-based” in the name) means a higher probability that the organization doesn’t stay incorporated, and might be a scam.

Results 1 to 14 of 14 matches.
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Grantee Name Grantee Address City Sta Award Number Award Title Action Issue Date Principal Investig. DUNS # Sum of Actions
ALL FAITH COUNSELING CENTER OF ATCHISON, INC. 1225 NORTH 2ND STREET ATCHISON KS 90IJ0869 COMPASSION CAPITAL FUND (CCF) TARGETED CAPACITY BUILDING PROGRAM/RURAL 08/07/2007 JANELLE MAES 164390783 $ 45,005
Alta Vista Faith-Based Initiative Corporation 421 Cross Timbers Dr. Double Oak TX 90IJ0624 COMPASSION CAPITAL FUND (CCF) TARGETED CAPACITY BUILDING PROGRAM – MARRIAGE 09/23/2006 ROBERT CHAVEZ 361452084 $ 50,000
Arkansas Faith in Action State Coalition, Inc. 8223 East Elm Street BENTON AR 90IJ0848 COMPASSION CAPITAL FUND PROGRAM – RURAL 08/04/2007 CAROL H SMITH 796366990 $ 50,000
Arkansas Faith in Action State Coalition, Inc. 8223 East Elm Street BENTON AR 90IJ0848 COMPASSION CAPITAL FUND PROGRAM – RURAL 03/04/2011 Carol Smith 796366990 $- 4,070
BRADFORD COUNTY FAITH COMMUNITY CENTER, INC. P.O. BOX 101 STARKE FL 90IJ0867 COMPASSION CAPITAL FUND (CCF) TARGETED CAPACITY BUILDING PROGRAM/ RURAL 08/04/2007 ELAINE SLOCUM 168089188 $ 28,419
FAITH`S HOPE FOUNDATION 2271 W. MALVERN AVENUE FULLERTON CA 90IJ0891 CCF-TARGETED CAPACITY BUILDING PROGRAM – YOUTH 08/30/2007 MOLLY STICKLER 176309040 $ 50,000
Faith Strength and Power, Inc. 24840 Lambs Meadow Rd Worton MD 90IJ0265 THE COMPASSION CAPITAL FUND (CCF) TARGETED CAPACITY BUILDING PROGRAM ? RURAL 09/22/2005 VITA T PICKRUM 193326381 $ 49,950
Faith Strength and Power, Inc. 24840 Lambs Meadow Rd Worton MD 90IJ0659 COMPASSION CAPITAL FUND (CCF) TARGETED CAPACITY BUILDING PROGRAM – YOUTH 09/22/2006 VITA T PICKRUM 193326381 $ 49,998
Faith Temple Christian Center 836 Ferndale Avenue ROCK-LEDGE FL 90IJ0872 CCF-TARGETED CAPACITY BUILDING – YOUTH 09/08/2007 PAMELA R LYONS 829655927 $ 50,000
Faith Unlimited Institute 229 Bristol Street SPFLD MA 90IJ0591 COMPASSION CAPITAL FUND (CCF) TARGETED BUILDING PROGRAM – MARRIAGE 09/20/2006 JOSEPH NICHOLSON 093133895 $ 50,000
Hands of Faith, Inc. 737 Bluff Street BELOIT WI 90IJ0195 COMPASSION CAPITAL FUND (CF) TARGETED CAPACITY BUILDING PROGRAM – HOMELESS 09/17/2005 JEFF HOYT $ 33,334
Inter-Faith Ministries Wichita, Inc. 829 N Market WICHITA KS 90IJ0280 THE COMPASSION CAPITAL FUND (CCF) TARGETED CAPACITY BUILDING PROGRAM – RURAL 09/21/2005 KAREN DOBBIN 113265607 $ 50,000
Inter-Faith Ministries Wichita, Inc. 829 N Market WICHITA KS 90IJ0561 THE COMPASSION CAPITAL FUND (CCF) TARGETED CAPACITY BUILDING PROGRAM – HOMELESS 09/14/2006 SAMUEL L MUYSKENS 113265607 $ 50,000
Iowa Center for Faith Based & Community Initiatives 1725 S. 50th St. W DES MOINES IA 90IJ0859 THE COMPASSION CAPITAL (CCF) TARGETED CAPACITY BUILDING PROGRAM-RURAL 08/04/2007 DR DARYL VANDER-WILT 189950996 $ 50,000
All discretionary, all demonstration.  Notice how all the amounts are fairly small.  Some will go on to receive much nicer amounts (over $1 million), others will be content with their $50K or $99K and then evaporate.  Do the math — how often does this happen, really?  See below for another chart minus the word “faith” in the same grant series…

Some of these may be legitimate. Others need maybe a little more “compassion” from me, after I have finished looking at their “Compassion Capital” grants, then their Corporate status records, then — in general, begun to wonder, seriously — why HHS keeps giving Compassion Capital Grants (which are like free capital – something most of us don’t get easily) — to Corporations that don’t stay incorporated?  And how many of the CEO’s are already employed in local government?  How many are also related to prior HUD grants or Community Development Block Grants (CDBG)?

Far be it from ME to say “kickback” — but I feel it’s a reasonable question to say, “Whassup?”  

How hard is it to file an annual tax return, and why do so many of these grantees “forget” to — like this one?   Maryland Dept of Assessments and Taxation says it was formed in 2004 and is now status “Forfeited”

Charter Search Results for: FAITH STRENGTH POWER

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(Dept. ID) Entity Name Entity Detail Status
(D10229490) FAITH, STRENGTH AND POWER, INC. General Info. Amendments Personal Property FORFEITED
(Details): Entity Name: FAITH, STRENGTH AND POWER, INC.
Dept ID #: D10229490
General Information
Principal Office (Current):
24852 LAMBS MEADOW ROAD
WORTON, MD 21678
Resident Agent (Current):
WILLIAM W. PICKRUM
10590 CLIFF ROAD
CHESTERSTOWN, MD 21620
Status: FORFEITED
Good Standing: No What does it mean when a business is not in good standing or forfeited?
Business Code: Ordinary Business – Non-stock
Date of Formation or Registration: 09/27/2004
State of Formation: MD
Stock/Nonstock: Non-Stock
Close/Not Close: Not Close

Are these people incorporating and then suddenly losing their incorporating just well-meaning, low-income, church folk who don’t understand business?  I don’t know, but here’s William R. Pickrum — County Commissioner and Local Management Board of Children and Family Services (long enough to get this grant, apparently!) — so where’d THAT $100K go???  Probably this is the same person, right?

KENT COUNTY, MARYLAND BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS


[photo, William W. Pickrum, Board of County Commissioners, Kent County]WILLIAM W. PICKRUM, Member, Board of County Commissioners (Democrat) County Government Center, 400 High St., Chestertown, MD 21620 (410) 778-7435; fax: (410) 778-7482 e-mail: kentcounty@kentgov.org


Member, Board of County Commissioners, Kent County, since December 2002 (president, 2002-06).

*(*(Member, Airport Advisory Committee, Kent County, 2002-06; Central Communications Commission, Kent County, 2002-06; Local Emergency Planning Committee, Kent County, 2002-06; Local Management Board for Children and Family Services, Kent County, 2002-06; Board of Health, Kent County,, 2002-; Maryland Rural Broadband Coordination Board, 2006-10; Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, Kent County, 2006-. Board of Directors, Upper Shore Aging, 2006-. Member, Service Academy Selection Committee, 2009-. Chair, Upper Shore Regional Council, 2011- (member, 2002-; chair, 2006; 3rd vice-chair, 2009; 2nd vice-chair, 2010; 1st vice-chair, 2010-11).

Served in U.S. Coast Guard. Member, Legislative Committee, Maryland Association of Counties, 2011- (tax subcommittee, 2011-). Founding member and treasurer, Democratic Club of Kent County. Married; two children, three grandchildren.

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