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Founding and Form

Foundations Founding

The Chinyere and Chinelo Ikoku Foundation and The Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Foundation were established in January and February of 2017 by their sole Founder, President and Chair, Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku — as one part of ongoing work he has carried out for over two decades, leading also to his founding of The Alvan Ikoku Foundation. Where appropriate and approved by the Founder, these entities endeavor to coordinate their efforts and resultant benefit to the communities they serve.

Foundations Formation

The Chinyere and Chinelo Ikoku Charitable Foundation and The Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku Foundation are formally organized as private, independent, tax-exempt nonprofit organizations, as provided for in the California State Code of the United States, and they are registered and headquartered in San Francisco, California. The Chinyere and Chinelo Ikoku Charitable Foundation and The Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku Foundation are also officially known under the business names, The Alvan Ikoku Foundation and The Ikoku Foundation. All four names, as used in official The Ikoku Charitable Trusts and The Alvan Ikoku Foundation documents, policies and statements, as well as programs, services and sites, refer to the same two aforementioned foundation corporate entities.

Trusts and Foundations Entities

As provided for under law for nonprofit entities and the Founder’s Declaration of Trust, the assets of The Alvan Ikoku Foundation are administered, held and managed by The Alvan Ikoku Foundation, resulting in a three-entity structure that includes the following:

  1. The Chinyere and Chinelo Ikoku Charitable Trusts;
  2. The Chinyere and Chinelo Ikoku Foundation; and
  3. The Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku Foundation.

Foundations Areas

As further described in the General Page on Trusts Areas, The Ikoku Charitable Trusts and The Alvan Ikoku Foundation work in tandem to administer, develop and fund philanthropic efforts under the auspices of the Trusts Areas of Public Benefit — which help focus attention, commitment, resources and assessment in the twelve (12) areas below:

Foundations Structure and Mission

The Alvan Ikoku Foundation, via their work with The Alvan Ikoku Foundation, are thus structured to carry out good works in the aforementioned areas, and to ultimately fulfill their originating mission to serve the public interest concerning Africa, its global diasporas and the full range of shared societies.

Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge, Lagos, Nigeria, February 23 2019 (Babatunde Olajide)

Governing Structure

Overview

The Ikoku Charitable Trusts and The Alvan Ikoku Foundation are governed respectively by a set of Advisory Boards of Directors and a Board of Trustees. The basic architecture of the three-board system is defined by the Declaration of Trust of The Chinyere and Chinelo Ikoku Charitable Trusts and by the Articles of Incorporation and By-Laws of The Ikoku Charitable Trusts and The Alvan Ikoku Foundation.

Below are a number of details pertaining to the boards’ relations:

Complementary Boards

Through a set of complementary roles, the three boards carry out the essential fiduciary duties normally associated with a board of trustees, while also ensuring that adequate attention is paid to the quality and progress of planning, policy, and operations, and to core contributions toward the Trusts’ and Foundations’ complementary missions and charitable purposes.

Role of Advisory Board of Directors

Each of The Alvan Ikoku Foundation are guided by an Advisory Board of Directors, larger in membership than the Board of Trustees, tasked in part with providing counsel to leadership and trustees on medium-to-long-range strategic directions, priorities, planning and policy. Still, the primary fiduciary duties of each Advisory Board are to the ongoing operations of their respective Ikoku Foundation, and to the fulfillment of the Trusts’ specifying charitable purposes through each Foundation. The Advisory Boards carry out these responsibilities largely through the operation of several committees, chaired by and reporting to Advisory Board members.

Role of Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is primarily charged with receiving, holding and managing donated assets and other property for The Chinyere and Chinelo Ikoku Foundation and The Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku Foundation. The Board of Trustees is also tasked with developing and evaluating long-range strategy, planning, and policy, and with approving major budgets and capital projects, overseeing plans for endowment spending and growth, and engaging other non-financial matters of significant and enduring importance. As ex-officio trustees, the President and Treasurer coordinate such affairs of the Board of Trustees with those of the Advisory Boards of Directors of The Alvan Ikoku Foundation.

Shared Objectives

Together, the three Boards work to ensure the health, vision and perpetuity of The Ikoku Charitable Trusts and The Alvan Ikoku Foundation — led by the President and Chair, Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku, the Treasurer, Ijeoma Chinwe Ikoku, and the Secretary, Chinyere Ukeagumo Ikoku Jr, who serve as ex-officio members on the three boards.

Core Purposes

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The development of The Alvan Ikoku Foundation is executively governed by their sole Founder and President, Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku, as well as a set of attendant mission-related core purposes derived from a history of entity establishment further described below:

History and Impetus for Founding

During a period preceding and extending into the formation of The Chinyere and Chinelo Ikoku Foundation and The Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku Foundation, the Founder, Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku, was subject to a set of consistent, extensive, pervasive, dehumanizing and subhumanizing practices — including but not limited to discrimination, harassment, stalking, and unconsented communication, experimentation, monitoring, and spying — that entailed profound violations of the Founder’s basic, fundamental and natural freedoms, liberties and rights, confidentiality and privacy rights, and fundamental autonomy, dignity and humanity accorded and provided to citizens and residents of California, Delaware, the United States, and member states of the United Nations.*

Harassment and Surveillance
Several of such practices condoned, encouraged and entailed the public, vigilante and wanton harassment, spying, stalking, surveillance, and unconsented tracking of the Founder.
Unconsented Exhibition and Experimentation
Several of such practices condoned, encouraged and entailed the demeaning, harmful, nonbenign, public and unconsented exhibition of and experimentation upon the Founder.
Unconsented Care, Communication, Research, Training
Several of such practices condoned, encouraged and entailed the demeaning, harmful, nonbenign, public and unconsented yet supposed care, communication, education, research and training of, on and with the Founder.
Denial of Consent, Due Process and Liberty Rights
Several of such practices insisted on the denial of the Founder’s rights to consent, rights to due process, and rights to liberty.
Denial of Private Property and Private Work Rights
Several of such practices insisted on the denial of the Founder’s rights to private property (real and intellectual), rights to private ownership, and rights to private, uncoerced and unindentured labor and work, including the discriminatory and false insistence that such property and work of Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku and of The Alvan Ikoku Foundation and their series, divisions, subsidiaries, and affiliates are public or communal, are public or communal property, are under public or communal control or supervision, and belong to the public or any collective.
Denial of Private Control Rights
Several of such practices further insisted on the denial of the Founder’s rights to private control of property (real and intellectual), of labor and work, of development and employment of ideas, and of the results of the aforementioned, including the condoning of, planning for, and reliance on practices of counterfeiting, fraud, hacking, identity theft, piracy, and equivalently confusing and fraudulent activities. Such practices entailed falsely presenting to other persons alternative versions of The Alvan Ikoku Foundation including their series, divisions, subsidiaries, and affiliates as entities executively administered, governed, managed, operated and otherwise executively controlled or supervised by any person other than Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku, the sole Founder and President of The Alvan Ikoku Foundation. Such practices also entailed falsely presenting alternative versions of the goods, products, services, sites, and other offerings of The Alvan Ikoku Foundation as entities executively administered, governed, managed, operated and otherwise executively controlled or supervised by any person other than Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku, the sole Founder and President of The Alvan Ikoku Foundation. And such practices also entailed falsely posing as though other persons, beyond Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku, have or deserve control, decision-making, governance, policy-making, rules-making and any other executive administrative, management, operations, supervision or controlling powers or rights pertaining to The Alvan Ikoku Foundation, any of their goods, products, services, sites and other offerings, and any of the divisions, series, subsidiaries, or affiliates.
Denial of Confidentiality and Privacy Rights
Several of such practices consistently and pervasively insisted on the denial of the Founder’s rights to confidentiality and privacy, including but not limited to the practice of spying and unconsented monitoring, recording, and transmission.
Denial of Private Life
Several of such practices consistently, pervasively and literally insisted on the denial of the Founder’s basic, fundamental and human right to a private life, including to any private emotion, feeling, idea, moment, or thought.
Denial of Freedom of Thought
Several of such practices consistently, pervasively and literally  insisted on the denial of the Founder’s basic, fundamental and human rights to freedom of thought, to privacy of thought, including to thinking without detection or recording, and to privacy of personal and private speech.
Denial of Autonomy, Dignity and Humanity
Several of such practices thus consistently, pervasively and literally insisted on the denial of the Founder’s basic rights to enjoy the degree, level, and quality of autonomy, dignity, humanity, and humanness provided to citizens and residents of California, Delaware, the United States, and member states of the United Nations.
Discriminatory Dissemination and Withholding of Information
Several of such practices also consistently and pervasively insisted on the withholding of basic, fundamental and necessary information from the Founder regarding the above, and thus insisted on the denial of basic, fundamental and necessary understanding of one’s circumstances needed as a basis for consent, decision-making, and the subsequent seeking, obtaining, and provision of basic, civil, fundamental and human rights. Such withholding of information occurred and was consistently and pervasively sustained while providing other persons, including those in business, education, government, and the general public, an excess surfeit of information regarding the Founder and broad access to means of conducting profound violations of the Founder’s basic, fundamental and natural freedoms, liberties and rights, confidentiality and privacy rights, and fundamental autonomy, dignity and humanity as described above.
Collusion, Targeting, Meaningfulness, Conditions
Several of the above practices also entailed collusive behavior with effects that include, but are not limited to, the consistent, extensive, pervasive and knowing targeting of the Founder and the Founder’s activities and movements, affairs and assets, companies and entities, plans, projects, properties and other aspects and pursuits of his life; the consistent, extensive, pervasive and knowing denial of meaningful consent or volition for the Founder; the consistent, extensive, pervasive and knowing denial of meaningful confidentiality and meaningful expectation of confidentiality for the Founder; the consistent, extensive, pervasive and knowing denial of meaningful privacy and meaningful expectation of privacy for the Founder; and the consistent, extensive, pervasive and knowing insistence that the aforementioned practices be the conditions of employment, investment, mentoring or supervision, ownership, partaking of commerce and services, work as well as living and life where they are not the conditions of employment, investment, mentoring or supervision, ownership, partaking of commerce and services, work as well as living and life for other entities and persons — including within equivalent departments, fields, industries, institutions, occupations, positions, and professions — as well as for citizens and residents of California, Delaware, the United States, and member states of the United Nations.
Discrimination Based on Difference
And several of such practices brought to the fore the place and function of human and perceived difference (including those pertaining to birth and citizenship, culture, ethnicity, gender, race, and sex) in the insistence on the above denials, sustained harassment, targeting, and ultimately discrimination as well as in their continuation via the imposition of ad-hoc, nontransparent, unconsented, uninformed and unregulated processes of voting on and competing, gaming, sporting, and toying with the Founder and with the Founder’s affairs, life, privacy, and property and via the assertion of scapegoating, targeting and vigilante collective action or will.

* For further details regarding the above history and impetus for founding, please make written request to the Founder, Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku. And furthermore, by accessing, communicating, engaging, monitoring, transmitting, or otherwise using or visiting, in any way, The Alvan Ikoku Foundation, any areas, offices, parts, sections, or assets or properties of The Alvan Ikoku Foundation, any areas, offices, parts, sections, or assets or properties of the divisions, series, subsidiaries, or affiliates, as well as any areas, offices, parts, sections, or assets or properties of the Products or Services, you accept and agree to fully inform the Founder of any knowledge you have regarding the above and related activities and history.

Founding Core Purpose

In response to the above, the Founder, Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku, established and shall further develop The Alvan Ikoku Foundation with the core, express and founding purpose to create, develop, and support communities, institutions, and societies where the above and related practices do not occur and to help other communities, institutions, and societies reduce the occurrence and prevalence of the above and related practices.

Sancthumanism

Such core, express and founding purpose shall also be in response to apparent, historical and sustained failures and limitations of established, present-day and prevailing civics, commerce, education, institutions, politics, public discourse and religion to provide a meaningful moral and ethical basis for ensuring the care, equanimity, recognition, respect, sanctity, sovereignty and spiritual or theological wholeness of human beings in contemporary society. Thus, The Alvan Ikoku Foundation, operating as private foundations, shall do so via the following faith-based commitments and principles:

SancthỄmanism
that The Alvan Ikoku Foundation advance, develop, offer, practice, study, and teach SancthỄmanism — administered, defined, interpreted and organized solely by the Founder, Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku — as a distinct faith and spiritual order, not to be conflated with any other established or organized faith, religion, or spirituality;
Human and Humane Ethics
that such a distinct faith and spiritual order practice and promote belief in the moral ethics, principles, and tenets of humanity, humanness, human autonomy and dignity, human recognition and reciprocity, human equality in basic, fundamental and natural freedoms, liberties and rights, and thus human equanimity and humane co-existence;
MmadỄism
that such belief in SancthỄmanism be furthermore grounded in MmadỄism and its basic moral and ethical injunction as formulated in two fundamental claims: ọ bu mmadỄ (“that person is a human being”) and ọ bỄ nwa mmadỄ (“that person is someone’s child” or “that person is a human being’s child”);
Disciplines, Practices, Studies
that such belief in SancthỄmanism hold engagement in human and humane disciplines, practices, and studies as a manifestation of and respectful treatment of human beings and human societies in light of the above fundamental claims and their moral and ethical injunctions;
Inquiry, Revelation, Elucidation
and so, where conducted in a manner that is ethical, humane and respectful, that such engagement be further grounded in the study of, inquiry into, revelation in, and elucidation from comparative human disciplines and societies — including comparative forms of ecumenism, religion, spirituality and theology, the arts, the humanities, the sciences, theory, and the application of knowledge in civics, culture, law, medicine, politics, sports, and technology.

* For further details regarding the above founding commitments to SancthỄmanism, please make written request to the Founder, Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku. And furthermore, by accessing, communicating, engaging, monitoring, transmitting, or otherwise using or visiting, in any way, The Alvan Ikoku Foundation, any areas, offices, parts, sections, or assets or properties of The Alvan Ikoku Foundation, any areas, offices, parts, sections, or assets or properties of the divisions, series, subsidiaries, or affiliates, as well as any areas, offices, parts, sections, or assets or properties of the Products or Services, you accept and agree to fully inform the Founder of any knowledge you have regarding the above and related activities and history.

Attendant Core Purposes

As part of the core, express and founding purposes described above, the Founder, Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku, shall also further develop The Alvan Ikoku Foundation in view of the Founder’s birth into, formation within and further development of a multigenerational, longstanding family commitment to lifelong education and research; as well as in direct response to past, present-day and ongoing infringements of basic, fundamental and natural freedoms, liberties and rights, including the disenfranchisement, forced migration, impoverishment, marginalization, stigmatization, underrepresentation, unethical care and research, and violations of due process, liberty and privacy rights, of varying peoples in Africa, its global diasporas, and culturally and structurally connected societies. The Alvan Ikoku Foundation shall thus have an attendant founding purpose to promote public awareness of, enhance public knowledge of and engage in commerce in and pertaining to Africa, its global diasporas, and its connected or shared societies, as well as foster global interrelationships between Africa and the Americas, Asia, Australasia and Oceania, and Europe.

Incompatibility with Founding

Notwithstanding any provisions of the Codes and Policies of The Alvan Ikoku Foundation or any other applicable documents, guidelines, laws, policies, or equivalent legal instruments, no objectives of The Alvan Ikoku Foundation shall supersede or be of greater benefit, import, or priority than the core, express and founding mission and purposes of The Alvan Ikoku Foundation as defined, described and delineated above. No activities, operations, or other processes of The Alvan Ikoku Foundation shall entail any of the aforementioned dehumanizing or subhumanizing practices. Any version of such practices — as well as any accruing of advantage, benefit, or information through such practices, and also any natural or legal persons assisting, employing, permitting, planning, or otherwise conducting or promoting such practices — are by definition incompatible with The Alvan Ikoku Foundation as well as their founding, development, administration, management, and operation. And upon the discovery by any person of such practices or its equivalent, immediate reporting and subsequent remedying shall be conducted to and via Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku, the sole Founder and President of The Alvan Ikoku Foundation, who shall be the sole person to interpret this and other codes and policies of The Alvan Ikoku Foundation and adjudicate the aforementioned and attendant matters.

Examples of Incompatibility

For these reasons, no person or entity may become or remain qualified as board or committee member, director, trustee, officer, executive, manager or other leadership, staff or employee, advisor or consultant, provider of care, of education, of mentorship, or of training, affiliate, partner, representative, recipient of funds or resources, researcher or observer, sponsor, supervisor, volunteer, parental entity, voting or decision-making entity, member or stakeholder, or other agent of The Alvan Ikoku Foundation (including their divisions, series, subsidiaries, affiliates, and partners) if conducting or promoting any of the aforementioned dehumanizing or subhumanizing practices and their attendant actions, activities, or behaviors, or their equivalent, as well as if in intentional violation of the core, express and founding purposes described above, the Founding and Governing Code of Ethics, or any of the ensuing codes, ethics, policies, protections, and rights provided for by The Alvan Ikoku Foundation concerning confidentiality, consent, privacy, respect, and unconsented care, education, experimentation, monitoring, research, tracking, training, supervision, or surveillance. Due to this stipulation, under no circumstances shall the following persons — as well as any affiliates, associates, collaborators, employees, employers, executives, leaders, members, partners, representatives, staff, volunteers, third parties, and other agents of said persons — qualify:

Example of Natural Person

Example of Natural Person — any natural person who engages in, aids in, or otherwise encourages, fosters, or promotes any of the aforementioned dehumanizing or subhumanizing practices and their attendant actions, activities, or behaviors; who engages in, aids in, or otherwise encourages, fosters, or promotes the intentional interference with or violation of the codes, policies, protections, rights, studies, or teachings pertaining to the prevention of the aforementioned dehumanizing or subhumanizing practices and their attendant actions, activities, or behaviors and especially the Founding Code of Ethics; who engages in, aids in, or otherwise encourages, fosters, or promotes the impediment, interference, or diminishment of the Founder’s ability to determine, interpret, and ensure the core, express and founding mission and purposes of The Alvan Ikoku Foundation; and who engages in, aids in, or otherwise encourages, fosters, or promotes the impediment, interference, or diminishment of the Founder’s governance over and administration, management, and operation of The Alvan Ikoku Foundation and particularly the Founder’s ability to determine and ensure remedies and compliance with the codes, policies, protections rights, studies, or teachings of The Alvan Ikoku Foundation pertaining to the prevention of the aforementioned dehumanizing or subhumanizing practices and their attendant actions, activities, or behaviors and especially the Founding Code of Ethics. For instance, in this case, Eleanor Marie Brown (AB, Brown; JD, Yale) of Jamaica and the United States of America; Rafael Parera Nadal of Manacor, Mallorca, Spain; and Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro of Funchal, Madeira, Portugal; and Jeff Williams of Telegraph Hill, San Francisco, California, United States of America.

Example of Legal Person

Example of Legal Person — any legal person that engages in, aids in, or otherwise encourages, fosters or promotes any of the aforementioned dehumanizing or subhumanizing practices and their attendant actions, activities, or behaviors; that engages in, aids in, or otherwise encourages, fosters, or promotes the intentional interference with or violation of the codes, policies, protections rights, studies, or teachings pertaining to the prevention of the aforementioned dehumanizing or subhumanizing practices and their attendant actions, activities, or behaviors and especially the Founding Code of Ethics; that engages in, aids in, or otherwise encourages, fosters, or promotes the impediment, interference, or diminishment of the Founder’s ability to determine, interpret, and ensure the core, express and founding mission and purposes of The Alvan Ikoku Foundation; and that engages in, aids in, or otherwise encourages, fosters, or promotes the impediment, interference, or diminishment of the Founder’s governance over and administration, management, and operation of The Alvan Ikoku Foundation and particularly the Founder’s ability to determine and ensure remedies and compliance with the codes, policies, protections rights, studies, or teachings of The Alvan Ikoku Foundation pertaining to the prevention of the aforementioned dehumanizing or subhumanizing practices and their attendant actions, activities, or behaviors and especially the Founding Code of Ethics. For instance, in this case, Leland Stanford Jr University of Palo Alto, California, United States of America; The New York Times Company of New York City, New York, United States of America; and The United States Tennis Association of White Plains, New York, United States of America.

Example of Government Person

Example of Government Person — as well as, additionally, for related ethics, governance, policies and protections reasons — any government or political person, including but not limited to any political party or organization, any government or public authority, entity, office, official or other agent, and any person who has held such authority, office, position or equivalent capacity, function or relationship within the preceding ten (10) years. For instance, in this case, Barack Hussein Obama (AB, Columbia; JD, Harvard) of Honolulu, Hawaii and Chicago, Illinois, United States of America.

Beneficiaries, Communities, Publics

To further clarify, with respect to The Alvan Ikoku Foundation, and especially their mission and purposes, Codes and Policies, and all other documentation and writing pertaining to its administration, governance, management, and operation, the terms “beneficiaries,” “communities,” “publics” and their equivalent (such as natural and legal persons and people employed, funded or served by The Alvan Ikoku Foundation) shall be limited to and include only persons who do not engage in any of the aforementioned dehumanizing or subhumanizing practices and their attendant actions, activities, or behaviors, or their equivalent, and furthermore those who accord persons equal and full enjoyment of basic freedoms, liberties, and rights derived from a robustly ethical and humane respect for the autonomy, confidentiality, and privacy of human beings — including as such freedoms, liberties, and rights are defined and delineated in the Founding Ethics and the Codes and Policies — namely:

Freedoms, Liberties, Rights of Consent
freedoms, liberties, and rights of, to and otherwise protecting informed consent.
Freedoms, Liberties, Rights of Liberty
freedoms, liberties, and rights of, to and otherwise protecting liberty of persons.
Freedoms, Liberties, Rights of Privacy and Confidentiality
freedoms, liberties, and rights of, to and otherwise protecting privacy and confidentiality.
Freedoms, Liberties, Rights from Eavesdropping and Surveillance
freedoms, liberties, and rights from and otherwise protecting against eavesdropping, monitoring, surveillance, tracking, wiretapping, and unconsented transmission — including that which follows, identifies, or targets an individual person — as well as freedoms, liberties, and rights from and otherwise protecting against their discriminatory effects and intents.
Freedoms, Liberties, Rights of Mind
absolute freedoms, liberties, and rights of, to and otherwise protecting mind and thought, especially but not limited to their privacy and confidentiality.
As Determined by the Founder
as the above are interpreted, provided for, protected, and determined solely by Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku, the sole Founder and Owner of The Alvan Ikoku Foundation.

* For further details regarding the above core beneficiaries, communities, and publics, please make written request to the Founder, Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku.

Basic Refusal as Means or Medium

In light, therefore, of the aforementioned, The Alvan Ikoku Foundation and the Founder, Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku, do not and shall not — in any way or under any circumstances — agree, consent or otherwise give license or permission to have any aspect of the Founder’s person, affairs, conversations, devices, homes, offices, or papers accessed, disseminated, tracked, transmitted or otherwise used, in any way, such that the Founder, or any natural person, becomes a means or medium for any benefit, end, interest, or purpose. This basic rights refusal — at once human and humane in ethical obligation — does and shall, where there is conflict or question, legally supersede the conflicting provision or interpretation of any alleged, assumed, interpreted, presumed or otherwise made or understood agreement, consent, contract, license, permission or equivalent. The Founder shall, at the very least, enjoy the highest level of freedoms, liberties, principles, rights, and their protections that The Alvan Ikoku Foundation provides.

Concluding

And furthermore, by accessing, communicating, engaging, monitoring, transmitting, or otherwise using or visiting, in any way, The Alvan Ikoku Foundation, any areas, offices, parts, sections, or assets or properties of The Alvan Ikoku Foundation, any areas, offices, parts, sections, or assets or properties of the divisions, series, subsidiaries, or affiliates, as well as any areas, offices, parts, sections, or assets or properties of the Products or Services, you accept and agree to the statements, terms, conditions, and requirements described above and on this section regarding the Founding and Governance of The Alvan Ikoku Foundation, and in the Codes and Policies, in their entirety without modification, and you further accept and agree to fully inform the Founder of any knowledge you have regarding the above and related activities and history.

Actor in Macbeth Costume
Macbeth, Undated (New York Public Library)
Wide Staircase with Statue and Urns on First Landing
Stairs, British Museum, London, United Kingdom, 2018 (Monty Lov)
Girl Kneeling in Busy Street
Tibetan Girl, 2017 (Journey Yang)

Founding and Governing Documents

Provision

Provided below is a listing of — and where applicable, access to — documents pertaining to The Alvan Ikoku Foundation’ founding and governance that are kept current in the Books and Records, including those of formation, licensing and governing codes and policies. All such documents are in the safekeeping of the Founder and President, Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku, who is the only person authorized to retain, amend, keep current and show originals and copies. Where appropriate, The Alvan Ikoku Foundation may provide the public with a link to access approved and downloadable copies of such documents.

ByLaws

2019

  • Amended and Restated ByLaws of The Chinyere and Chinelo Ikoku Foundation
  • Amended and Restated ByLaws of The Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku Foundation

2018

  • Amended and Restated ByLaws of The Chinyere and Chinelo Ikoku Foundation
  • Amended and Restated ByLaws of The Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku Foundation

2017

  • ByLaws of The Chinyere and Chinelo Ikoku Foundation
  • ByLaws of The Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku Foundation

Codes and Policies

Codes and Policies (HTML)

Declaration of Trust

2019 Amended and Restated Declaration of Trust for The Chinyere and Chinelo Ikoku Charitable Trusts

2018 Amended and Restated Declaration of Trust for The Chinyere and Chinelo Ikoku Charitable Trusts

2017 Declaration of Trust for The Chinyere and Chinelo Ikoku Charitable Trusts

Letters of Tax Exemption

2018

  • CA State Tax-Exemption Letter for The Chinyere and Chinelo Ikoku Foundation
  • CA State Tax-Exemption Letter for The Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku Foundation

2018

Couple Laughing Together
Chinyere and Chinelo Ikoku, Harvest Festival, University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria, 2000 (Uniport/Ikoku Foundations)
Child in Costume Looking at Camera
Niño, Cusco, Peru, 2018 (Ben Ostrower)
Woman Seated on Mat on Floor, Holding Fan
Seated by Kpone Katamanso District Assembly Office, Tema, Ghana, 2017 (Nathaniel Tetteh)
People Holding Peace Banner and Respect Sign
Women's March, Boston, USA, 2017, (Alice Donovan Rouse)

Also at The Foundations

As stated earlier, The Alvan Ikoku Foundation are dedicated to fostering philanthropy and good works concerning Africa, its global diasporas and a range of shared societies — toward the betterment of lives across the globe. And so in accordance with the above, The Foundations provide the following:

I.

Nonprofits Dedicated to Africa

Independent, private, non-profit organizations that serve the public interest in Africa and its global diasporas — by advancing education and research and by also supporting creative ideas, civic endeavors and emerging communities, organizations and societies.

II.

Support for a Global and Just Future

A founding mission and ongoing emphases of support for good works that help the public understand Africa’s essential place in a global future, one that is to be more knowledgeable, environmentally sustainable, equitable and of benefit across communities in just societies.

III.

A Vision of the Public Good

A vision of the public good that accounts for the past while ensuring a just and shared future. That draws inspiration from peoples who, despite a history of systemic difficulties, maintain an unyielding belief that the betterment of their human condition will foster the betterment of those living around them and will enhance the present and futures of the regularly disenfranchised, marginalized and underserved.

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