WHAT WE D0
Solani is a federally qualified 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, EIN: 86-1807203. The nonprofit opens doors to higher education through students’ scholarship programs and active participation in many aspects of their immediate communities.
- Scholarships for international students from developing nations studying in the United States.
- Scholarships for United States medical students committed to specializing in geriatric medicine and oncology.
Public Health Missions in the US and Internationally, focusing on Preventive Health, Humanitarian Campaign, and Zoonotic education in low-income, poverty-stricken locales, and developing countries. The goal is to assist the sick in securing the medical attention they need. To help both the healthy and ill understand their environment better health-wise and pursue ways to maintain a healthier lifestyle through health education.
Solani provides various philanthropic options to donors who support its educational programs. These include donations of cash, securities, and planned giving through trusts, gift annuities, and bequests. To see which donation options might best meet your needs, please explore the Donate section of this website.
How We Do It
All Scholarship programs, including those it operates in partnership with other organizations, are based upon the following principles:
Identity and Personal Information
- Treat students fairly and consistently, and not discriminate based on race, gender, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity, or membership in any protected class.
- Hold personal and identifying information as confidential, and not attribute or share it with third parties without the student’s permission.
- Safeguard identifying and financial information.
- Invite but not require students to participate in publicity or media appearances. Students’ decisions to participate or not will not impact award decisions.
• State the intention and goal(s) transparently when borrowing a student’s story, returning to the student to ask permission each time the story is shared anew.
• Make clear to students that they are under no obligation to share personal stories, will experience no repercussions for declining, and have the final editing authority.
• Ensure informed consent, including discussing risk and safety and consistently placing student well-being first.
• Not dictate, prescribe, or script anyone’s story; commit to storytelling from the point of strength and not victimization.
- Select students based on financial need, academic potential, and character.
- Provide an annual opportunity to apply for renewal in all student funding programs until degree completion.
- Review each complete application carefully, thoughtfully, and in consideration of the context and circumstance of the applicant.
- Select students based on qualifications without other considerations such as donor input or personal relationships.
Advice / Guidance
- Seek open, honest communication with students.
- Encourage students to practice self-determination and to learn self-advocacy.
- Treat students as unique individuals.
- Offer advice and guidance to help students succeed but not obligate students to follow such advice.
- Keep information learned from the student in advising conversations separate from award decisions, provided that information does not affect the student’s eligibility for any Solani’s program(s) in which the student is participating.
- Discuss a student’s information with the student only, unless the student gives permission for a third party to be involved.
- Provide opportunities for a student to regain good standing when the student loses funding due to insufficient academic progress or a failure to meet deadlines.
- • Seek to establish and maintain respect, trust, clear communication, and mutual accountability with students.
- Maintain primary relationship with the student, though that relationship may also be initiated or strengthened in concert with nonprofit community partners.
Solani is a federally qualified independent nonprofit organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, EIN: 86-1807203. The Foundation adheres to operational transparency principles and will conduct annual reviews of its financial statements by independent accountants.
Public Health & Humanitarian Missions
Solani Public Health Missions focus on Preventive Health, Humanitarian Campaign, and Zoonotic education in low income, poverty-stricken locales in the United States and developing countries.
Our goal is to assist the sick in securing the medical attention they need. We want to help the healthy and ill better understand the health ramifications of their relationships with their environments and pursue ways to maintain a healthier lifestyle through health education.
We are working to form an active collaboration with a team of administrators and volunteers within the US and in developing nations to identify who and where assistance is needed the most. Our future missions will consist of doctors, dentists, ophthalmologists, nurses, therapists, and coordinating personnel. The mission participants are all self-supporting – they pay for their travel, accommodation, and food expenses.
If you want to participate in an upcoming mission, please contact us on our volunteer page. We need people with all kinds of skill sets – not just medical. Please consider joining us if you have organizational skills and language skills.