S A F E · H AV E N · H O M E S · L L C KEEP IT SIMPLE S O L U T I O N S K I S SOhio ™ OVERVIEW Right Click for Full Screen and Page Control Updates on Page 2 Updates This Overview was last updated 4/6/2009 10:07 PM Updated General Content 2 Table of Contents SECTION PAGE Introduction 6 go to Summary 7 go to Product Highlights 8 go to Environmental Benefits 15 go to Recycling Resources 16 go to Warranty 17 go to Uses for Our Current Products 18 go to The Market 23 go to The Need 25 go to Cost Comparison to Tents and Trailers 30 go to 3 Table of Contents SECTION PAGE Workforce 31 go to Management Team 32 go to Organizational Chart 38 go to Licenses and Agreements 39 go to Contact Information 40 go to Appendix A – World Community Involvement 41 go to Appendix B– Associations and Affiliations 42 go to 4 SAFE HAVEN HOMES ™ Modular Solutions ™ DuraLite Polymer Composite™ Lunar Safe Haven Homes ™ Nautilus Submersibles™ 5 Introduction Following the Indonesian tsunami in December 2004, Dr. Kitt Horn- Samuel approached Dr. Victoria R. Lyons with an idea to create emergency housing out of 100% polymer composites. Dr. Samuel’s concept was to create a modular unit that could be easily constructed onsite by as few as two people using only a mallet. TALL ORDER! Then, in August 2005, Katrina razed half of Louisiana and Mississippi. All they could think about was how many people might have been helped and lives saved if their emergency units had been available during and after the storm. Since then, they have designed and redesigned the buildings and created SAFE HAVEN HOMES ™ and Modular Solutions™. The modular designs are Patent-Pending. They incorporated KEEP IT SIMPLE SOLUTIONS™ (Safe Haven Homes) in September 2006. They incorporated Safe Haven HomesOhio, Inc. ™ in November 2007, and they organized SAFE HAVEN HOMES, LLC in September 2008 to invite 6 investments. Summary The Concept EASY-TO-ASSEMBLE, SECURE, DURABLE, ENVIRONMENTALLY-SAFE EMERGENCY HOUSING OF DuraLite™ RECYCLED AND VIRGIN POLYMER COMPOSITES The Opportunity REDUCED OVERHEAD COSTS INCREASED CUSTOMER SATISFACTION The Potential UNLIMITED... EVERY FORWARD-LOOKING COMPANY IS NOW RECOGNIZING THE IMPORTANCE OF ENVIRONMENTALLY-SENSITIVE, GREEN BUILDING 7 Product Highlights Simple, Quick and Effective Set up by as few as two people in as little as 90 minutes with just a mallet and an awl (included in the package) Add-ins and modular add-ons in approximately 30 minutes each A 3-bedroom home with plumbing and electricity in about 3 hours Self contained ~ ready to set up with no building or engineering experience necessary Complete with foundation, flooring, windows and doors 8 DuraLite™ Recycled/Virgin Polymer Composites Completely Reusable and Recyclable Our Full Line of SAFE HAVEN HOMES ™ and Modular Solutions ™ is Patent-Pending Quality, State-of-the-Art Construction Completely Modular: Any Number of Rooms ~ from 1 to 100+ Can Be Insulated for ANY Weather Conditions and Completely Waterproof Many Different Finishes and Configurations Paintable 9 Safe Haven Homes’ pop-in design is a rapid, effective method of installing the housing and outbuildings when you need them, where you need them. Modular design lets you add as much space as you want as a pop-in™ or pop-n-add™. 72-hour turnaround emergency delivery of single or multiple units All units have a double-wall construction. Insulation can be easily injected into the cavity between the wall panels for different weather/climate needs. Our patent-pending foundation weighting well ranges from 5 to 12 inches thick, allowing different fillers (e.g., sand, gravel, cement) to be inserted to add weight for stability. All units also have built- in sockets for additional anchoring if environmentally necessary and feasible. 10 All doors and windows are lockable. Special post-consumer and virgin polymer composites that comprise our unique DuraLite™ product line ensure that our units… will not rot are resistant to moisture, bacteria growth, mold and graffiti maintain long-lasting, maintenance-free applications clean up with soap and water do not require sealing are highly machinable - can be drilled, mitered and sanded are a long-lasting, esthetically-pleasing alternative to wood, metal or canvas 11 With manufacturing and distribution centers being developed worldwide, hundreds or even thousands of Safe Haven Homes’ emergency units can be delivered to any region of the world within 3 to 36 hours. A refugee camp or emergency city can be created within 12 to 48 hours, housing thousands of people more safely, hygienically, quickly and easily than a tent city, and the material is stronger and more durable. Most units take only 2 to 4 people to set up and are designed to be assembled with limited effort by NON-experienced persons. Using only a mallet, an awl, set-up poles and, in some units, a short ladder, all of which are included in the unit kits, most units can be assembled in as little as 90 minutes with all internal and external attachments in place and living-ready in 2½ to 3 hours. Symbol- and color-coded snap design for units and connectors for utilities and plumbing (e.g., electricity, natural gas, propane, wind, solar, potable water and sewage) can be connected with hoses or 12 pumps using the same technology and snap-together design as motor/mobile homes use. This makes the units a “snap” for unskilled persons to put together. The building modules are 100% DuraLite™ polymer composites and designed with “snap-in” fixtures for energy and plumbing add-ins. The wall joints, roof joints and foundation are attached using long “holding pins.” The outside walls and roof are polyethylene honeycombed sandwich panels with an optional double-paneled design that is fillable for extra insulation in areas where severe climates and wind conditions are factors. There are numerous uses and applications for these buildings: emergency housing and quick communities, outbuildings and other structures, recreational housing, long-term use buildings (e.g., warehouses, community centers, churches, commercial, industrial, schools, medical, military, refugee camps, homeless housing, campgrounds, summer camps, retreat centers). The modules are designed so that the structures can be expanded in virtually any configuration to provide as much square footage and as many rooms as specific needs require and a given site will allow. Because of our patent-pending wall joint system, the buildings can be 13 single rooms or entire complexes with hallways, breezeways and outbuildings in virtually any configuration. Will MEET or EXCEED all specifications and regulations for certification with the following: FEMA Red Cross United Nations U. S. Dept. of Emergency Housing Safe Haven Homes’ emergency housing and shelters can be used for any reason imaginable for shelter in any terrain by victims of natural and man-made disasters; NGOs; military operations; federal, state and municipal agencies and support organizations. Built to last for short or long-term use; easy, fast and versatile; this IS the ANSWER to any emergency shelter need! 14 Environmental Benefits Made from 100% polymer composites incorporating post-consumer High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) and Polypropylene (PP) polymers, Safe Haven Homes’ units will hold up in the harshest of environments and last longer than treated wood or canvas. Our 100% polymer panels will never rot or decay. Vandal proof Heavy, stays in place Will not leach toxic chemicals into the environment 15 Recycling Resources Safe Haven Homes uses composites of recycled and virgin polymers to create pellets that are then heated and molded into our modules. All of the units can be broken down and made into pellets again and again to greatly extend the life and usefulness of all our products. If it can be built out of wood, steel, concrete or mud, we can build it out of molded polymer, and it will go up faster, last longer and cost much less. 16 Warranty We offer polymer composite products with 10-to-50-year limited warranties. 17 Uses for Our Current Products EMERGENCY COMMERCIAL Refugee Camps Military Disaster Relief Camps and Schools Communities Hospitals Emergency Housing Camps/Retreats Emergency Hospitals Vacation Homes Storage/Tool Sheds Temporary Communities/Site Buildings 18 EMERGENCY COMMERCIAL Anywhere you can use a Industry and Business tent, mobile home, motor Camping and Resort home, trailer or shed, you Fairgrounds can use our product. What's even better is that many Parks places you can’t use the Lawn and Garden other structures, you can use Gate Houses ours. Scientific Research Centers Company Housing (construction, fairs, outdoor conventions) 19 Safe Haven Homes is currently developing several distinct divisions: Emergency/Disaster Commercial/Industrial Residential Recreational Military/Space Panel Construction Nautical Coming soon… A special line for permanent homes and trailer courts, campers and motor homes, houseboats, add-ons and additions and our lawn-line for yards, gardens and parks. All add-ons are designed to attach to our emergency units as well. 20 A few examples of what we can build… 21 More… As simple or comple x as you need 22 The Market A short list of potential customers…. Some agencies do not provide housing but do provide hospitals and schools and may require their own shelters and headquarters and “outpost” distribution and warehouse facilities as well as staff housing and “company towns.” International Red Cross/Red U. S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Crescent Development Federal Emergency Mgmt. Agency U. S. Dept. of Defense (FEMA) U. S. Dept. of Emergency National Guard Management Nat’l. Aeronautics and Space Catholic Charities Admin. (NASA) USAid AmeriCares Action Against Hunger ADRA International 23 Amer. Jewish Joint Distribution Association for India’s Development Committee Care Catholic Relief Services Church World Service Direct Relief International Food for the Hungry, Inc. Doctors Without Borders International Aid International Medical Corps International Rescue Committee Lutheran World Relief MAP International Mercy Corps Network for Good Operation Blessing International World Health Organization (WHO) United Nations Relief Organization Operation USA Oxfam America Plan USA Project Concern International Save the Children USA UNICEF World Concern Christian Children's Fund State, County and Local Local Non-Governmental Orgs. Governments (NGOs) 24 The Need Every day, we hear and read more about natural and man-made disasters. Now, with the new worldwide commitment to sustainable (“green”) building and manufacturing, Safe Haven Homes’ goal is to have a profound effect on both. Our product is what is needed now by both communities, and the time is right for us to be the first on the block. Bank of America is committing billions of dollars to green projects and disaster relief; Exxon Mobil and many others are doing the same; all are looking for good PR with the consumer base. Right now, many governments, international relief agencies, corporate America and corporations from other countries, to include members of The WTO and others, are looking for precisely what Safe Haven Homes has. 25 Can you say, “Do you need a house, and do you need it now?” Do you remember Boulder City? The oil sand deposits in Fort McMurray, Alberta are believed to hold some 174 billion barrels of economically viable oil. Between 2000 and 2020, the oil sands industry is expected to create more than 170,000 jobs in Alberta. Canadian oil sands production is expected to reach four million barrels a day by 2020. Companies find it difficult, however, to lure capable workers to a place where temperatures can plunge to 40 below zero. They offer employee incentives such as on-site work camps with steak dinners and satellite TV. The camp at Canadian Natural Resources has a Tim Horton's, Canada's wildly popular coffee chain. All resources are overtaxed. Competition to find housing in Fort McMurray is just as fierce. The influx of workers has driven the rental vacancy rate to less than 0.3%. Mobile homes can run as high as $300,000. Single-family homes in one of Fort McMurray's nicest suburbs are packed in so tightly, you can jump from roof to roof, and they're priced at more than half a million dollars. Facing those prices, some newcomers sleep at the Salvation Army, which 26 is always full. April 4, 2007 - The News From Just One Day U.N.: Displaced Rising in Darfur Region -- By EDITH M. LEDERER, Associated Press Writer Wed Apr 4, 10:08 PM ET UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. humanitarian chief said Wednesday the number of displaced persons in Sudan's Darfur region and neighboring countries has risen dramatically and urgent political action was needed to bring peace to the region. John Holmes delivered his grim report to the U.N. Security Council after a week-long visit to Sudan and neighboring Chad and the Central African Republic. Holmes said 250,000 people had fled their homes in Darfur for refugee camps in the last six months, raising the number of displaced civilians now living in camps to 2.2 million — well over a third of Darfur's population. That number could reach over half the population — about 3.3 million — in another 18 months or so if the violence continues. "This is a truly horrifying prospect," Holmes said. Across the border from Darfur, the army has abandoned a large part of eastern Chad and left it to the rule of the militias and armed groups of all kinds, Holmes said. This has led to increasing ethnic and political violence. "Since autumn 2006, hundreds of people have been killed, dozens of villages have been burned, the number of displaced persons in eastern Chad has risen from 50,000 to 140,000 in just a few months," he said. "The militarization of the refugee camps and of displaced person sites has been accelerated" and forced recruitment by armed groups, especially of children, has become a problem, he added. In neighboring Central African Republic, Holmes said humanitarian organizations estimate that a million people, about a quarter of the population, need assistance. The number of internally displaced has increased in less than a year from 50,000 to 212,000 — in addition to about 70,000 refugees from Chad and Cameroon. 27 August 2, 2007 - The News From Just One Day Monsoon Floods Devastate South Asia -- By WASBIR HUSSAIN, Associated Press Writer - Thu Aug 2, 12:05 PM ET GAUHATI, India - Teeming monsoon rains have inundated wide swaths of northern India and neighboring Bangladesh, killing at least 166 people and washing away villages and farmland that 19 million people depend on, officials said Thursday. With rain-swollen rivers bursting their banks along the fertile plains south of the Himalayas, India sent soldiers to help evacuate people from some of the worst-hit areas. "I have not seen such flooding in the last 24 years. It's a sheet of water everywhere," said Santosh Mishra, a resident of the Gonda district in Uttar Pradesh, one of the areas soldiers were sent. Authorities urged residents of 65 nearby villages to evacuate. "There are no signs of houses, temples or trees," Mishra told the local Sahara Samay television channel. Some 14 million people in India and 5 million in Bangladesh were displaced or marooned by the flooding, according to government figures, with at least 120 people killed in recent days in India and 46 more in Bangladesh. Among the hardest hit regions was the northeastern Indian state of Assam, the two northern states of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh and neighboring Bangladesh, where relentless rains have caused dozens of swollen rivers to burst their banks and inundate the surrounding regions. "The situation is grim," said Bhumidhar Barman, a minister in the Assam state government. (Continued on next page) 28 The monsoon season in South Asia runs from June to September and is vital to the region's agriculture, a giant source of income and food. But the monsoons are always dangerous, with more than 1,000 people dying last year, most by drowning, landslides, house collapses or electrocution. In New Delhi, India's Meteorological Department said unusual monsoon patterns this year led to heavier than usual rains in these regions, while central India had only light rains. "We've been getting constant rainfall in these areas for nearly 20 days," said B. P. Yadav, a spokesman for the department. In Assam, some 100,000 displaced people were staying in government relief camps while hundreds of thousands more sought shelter on higher ground, setting up makeshift dwellings. Millions more were cut off from the rest of the country. Flood waters washed away 1,640 yards of highway and a wooden bridge on the only alternate road in the worst hit Dhemaji region in Assam, said Dibakar Misra, a government official. He said railway services were suspended and boats were used to rescue people as waters reached 30 feet deep in some places. Atul Deka, a farmer, watched helplessly as swirling waters washed away the bamboo footbridge connecting his village to the road. "We couldn't do anything as it happened in a flash. Now, we have to depend on the few row boats we have until the floods recede and we build the bridge all over again," said Deka, from Satdola, on the outskirts of Gauhati, the capital of Assam. Meanwhile, medical teams were trying to visit different regions by boat to make sure that there were no outbreaks of water-born diseases like cholera. In Bihar, 120 relief centers had been set up but some people still had to camp out along highways, said Manoj Srivastava, a state disaster management official. In Uttar Pradesh, the army was called in to help evacuate people from 500 flooded villages, said Diwakar Tripathi, a senior government official, adding that crops worth hundreds of thousands of dollars had been ruined. On Wednesday, 28 people died when the overcrowded boat evacuating them from their village sank in a swollen river. In Bangladesh, a low-lying delta nation of 145 million people, the River Jamuna breached its banks, inundating much of Sirajganj, a small town 65 miles northwest of the capital, Dhaka. Schools and government offices have been closed as streets in Sirajganj were under waist-high water. -- Associated Press reporters Farid Hossain in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Biswajeet Banerjee in Lucknow, India and Muneeza Naqvi in New Delhi contributed to this report. 29 Cost Comparison to Tents and Trailers Safe Haven Homes’ units compete with tents and trouble-prone trailers. The average price for a 240-sq. ft. FEMA trailer is $18,000; the price for the 4m2 (≈ 172.13 sq. ft.) “family” tents listed in the Red Cross equipment/supply catalog is $6,080. Our ability to manufacture our units at significantly lower costs will afford Safe Haven Homes the ability to offer our 14ft.2 (196 sq. ft.) single unit for a projected purchase price of about $4,200, an obvious advantage in the marketplace. 30 Workforce The workforce will be determined by “run lines.” Safe Haven Homes can have as many as 20 run lines working “24/7,” employing as many as 300 per shift, 3 shifts per plant, in all phases of operation. Administration and management will also incorporate office, sales, marketing and others (see organizational chart). While we would love to employ as many American workers as possible, we must take into account our need to keep our production and overhead costs down in order to stay competitive. We will need to compete against foreign markets- -not only within our own cost but from “copy-cat” industries that enter into our arena. The fact that we are less expensive than alternatives is also a primary marketing point. 31 Management Team Dr. Victoria R. Lyons: Victoria Lyons is the Chairman, President, CEO, co-founder and co-owner of Safe Haven Homes, Safe Haven Homes ™ and SAFE HAVEN HOMES, LLC. Dr. Lyons has more than 35 years’ experience in business administration, human services, public relations, public affairs, human resources, engineering and design, real estate marketing and management, grant writing and administration, transaction coordination, contracts administration, marketing, business writing, proofing, editing, venture capital, banking and law. She earned her Doctorate in Business Administration from La Jolla University in June 1991. On a more personal note, Dr. Lyons is a classically-trained vocalist, a voracious reader, an artist, a single mother of two, a feline aficionado, and a lover of all things green. Dr. Kitt Horn-Samuel: Kitt Samuel is the Vice Chairman, Executive Vice President, COO, co-founder and co-owner of Safe Haven Homes, Safe Haven Homes ™ and SAFE HAVEN HOMES, LLC. Ph.D., Human Behavior, Emphasis on Behavioral Studies, La Jolla University, 1991. Dr. Samuel is a disabled American veteran of the Vietnam War. 32 Dr. Samuel was Director of numerous group homes for the Association of Retarded Citizens in Ohio, New Jersey, West Virginia and California. He was a consultant to the states of Ohio and West Virginia for the development of programs to educate and mainstream developmentally disabled citizens as well as a key developer of programs for youth treatment activities under the auspices of the Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974. He has teaching certifications in CA, OH, NJ, NY and PA and has taught self-help skills and independent living skills to the developmentally disabled, dual-diagnosed and physically challenged. Dr. Samuel has extensive background in the areas of education, law and human services. He has been a Career and Academic Director of Program and Development for Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland, OH and the Barona Indian Reservation in Ramona, CA among other places. He also developed, among others, a company that fosters small business 33 development and entrepreneurial endeavors. Dr. Samuel is the inventor of the Muscle Memory Stimulator Chip™, a surgical implant in the cerebral cortex that re-stimulates muscle memory neural transmitters to send “messages” to bypass damaged spinal cord injuries to affect controlled movements. He was the chief scientist directing and developing all medical research, testing protocols and parameters, and adjusting environmental settings and clinical environments for all aspects and phases of the research and analysis as well as the Crisis Management Director/Coordinator, setting in place all protocols for review and crisis management reviews. Dr. Samuel was a founding member of the Board of Directors, and Dr. Lyons was a member of the Great Peace March for Global Nuclear Disarmament, which orchestrated cross-country marches in the United States, Mexico, Japan and the USSR to educate and voice the people's demand for global unilateral nuclear disarmament. In 1986, the Nobel Peace Prize Committee of the Norwegian Parliament nominated the Great Peace March for the Nobel Peace Prize. The Great Peace March was also where Kitt Samuel and Victoria Lyons met and began a personal and professional journey which, to date, has survived the march itself, marriage, divorce, joint 34 ventures and independent adventures. Charles H. Helein: Charles H. (Chuck) Helein is a Director and the Company’s legal counsel. The top law school graduate in the State of Missouri, Mr. Helein graduated from St. Louis University in 1963. That same year, Mr. Helein began his legal career as an attorney for the U.S. Senate where he worked on drafting the codification of the Administrative Procedures Act, the seminal piece of legislation governing the functioning and responsibilities of all government regulatory agencies, including the Freedom of Information Act. The founder of The Helein Law Group, P.C. (“THLG”) in 1993, Mr. Helein has grown the practice and diversified the firm’s representation to include a variety of corporate law, including closely held corporations, limited partnerships, and proprietary rights, complex commercial and patent and trademark litigation. THLG received the highest professional rating (AV) awarded by Martindale-Hubbell in its Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. Mr. Helein has also been accepted as a Life Member to The National Registry of Who’s Who in 35 recognition of exemplary service both to the community and to his profession. Mr. Helein continues his committed representation of entrepreneurial and small to medium size business clients continuing the tradition of providing results-oriented, client-centric representation that led Mr. Helein to establish THLG and to instill this same commitment to the expansion of the firm’s practice, and admission of a new partner in 2007 when the firm changed its name and organization to Helein & Marashlian, LLC. Mr. Helein is admitted to practice before the courts of the State of Missouri, the Commonwealth of Virginia and the District of Columbia, Mr. Helein is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Courts of Appeal for the D.C., Third, Fourth, and Fifth Circuits, the United States Court of Federal Claims, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and several other federal courts. Mr. Helein also practices before several Federal agencies, including the Federal Communications Commission, Internal Revenue Service, the Consumer Products Safety Commission, and state regulatory agencies and Attorney General Offices. Mr. Helein has also served as special consultant to a Subcommittee of the U.S. Senate and the Attorney General’s Office for the Commonwealth of Virginia. Mr. Helein has spoken on a wide range of topics in both Europe 36 and the United States and has chaired conferences in Brussels, Belgium. Gary Steward: Gary Steward is a Director and the Senior Vice President of Operations. Mr. Steward is a licensed real estate broker, appraiser and general contractor in Wasco, California. Mr. Steward is presently serving on the Board of Directors of the Wasco Chamber of Commerce and is on the City of Wasco Community Development Committee. He has also served on the City of Wasco Planning Commission for five years and served as Chairman for two years. He was instrumental in bringing an 1,800-acre business/industrial park as well as a multi-million dollar, state-of-the-art ethanol plant to the community. As a long-time resident of Wasco, Mr. Steward is keenly interested in the vitality of his hometown. He is the third-generation owner of the second longest running business in downtown Wasco, originally begun in 1932. Mr. Steward has served in several offices with Grace Community Church and currently serves as an advisor to the leadership and Elder 37 Board. Licenses and Agreements All information is strictly proprietary to KEEP IT SIMPLE SOLUTIONS, INC., Safe Haven Homes ™, SAFE HAVEN HOMES, LLC, Dr. Victoria R. Lyons and Dr. Kitt Horn-Samuel. No agreements or licenses are implied for use or copying in any form for any reason. All agreements and licenses will be in written form and signed by Dr. Victoria R. Lyons and Dr. Kitt Horn-Samuel and sealed with the Company Seal. 38 Contact Information . OPERATIONS/RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CONTACT PERSON: Dr. Kitt Horn-Samuel, Vice Chairman/Executive Vice President/COO ADDRESS: 12025 McCracken Rd. # 201-A, Garfield Heights, Ohio 44125 PHONE: (216) 973-7276 / New number as of July 5th 661-205- 7412 ADMINISTRATION CONTACT PERSON: Dr. Victoria R. Lyons, Chairman/President/CEO ADDRESS: 3606 Fairmount Street, Bakersfield, CA 93306 PHONE: (661) 873-8897, / New number as of July 5th 661-205- 7412 39 FOR ALL LOCATIONS: EMAIL: Contact@SafeHavenHomesLLC.com Appendix A World Community Involvement Safe Havens Foundation A not-for-profit project, Federal ID #__________ Safe Havens Foundation™ (SHF) is a nonprofit, life-affirming organization created to provide a modus for SAFE HAVEN HOMES, LLC to donate housing, ancillary equipment, medical and agricultural supplies, food, medicine and nutritional supplements, outbuildings and community structures to individuals and groups worldwide who would otherwise be unable to acquire such necessities due to demographic limitations. SHF will provide water purification systems, irrigation systems and renewable energy sources (water, thermal, wind and solar) as well as education on the most efficient methods of farming and raising livestock given geographic considerations. SHF is committed to inviting knowledge and cooperation into the world community without emphasis on any religious or political ideology. SHF welcomes cultural diversity and respects local traditions and customs. SHF will always advocate and promote dignity and self-reliance as well as health and safety. SHF will offer educational programming and consultation in the areas of sustainable living and environmental mindfulness with easy, practical 40 steps to implement such programs at home and in the community. Appendix A (cont’d) World Community Involvement Kids' Korner Webcasttv Foundation A National Heritage Foundation not-for-profit project, Federal ID #58-2085326 Kids’ Kornerwebcasttv Foundation (KKWF) is a nonprofit spinoff of the popular TV/radio show Kids’ Korner. KKWF was founded in 1979 with a commitment to addressing the ever-growing needs of various segments of society. KKWF dedicates itself to fostering in-house programs worldwide and to commiting funding in the form of grants to other nonprofit organizations and individuals. (See KidskornerWebcasttvFoundation.org for other programs.) 41 Appendix B Associations and Affiliations THE FEDERAL TECHNOLOGY CENTER The mission of The Federal Technology Center (The FTC) is to promote economic development by facilitating technology transfer between government and the private sector, and by helping small businesses successfully compete for government contracts. The Federal Technology Center (The FTC) was incorporated in 1995 as a non-profit public benefit corporation to act as a Partnership Intermediary (PI) for federal laboratories as outlined in legislation of the Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act of 1988. In October 2000, The FTC established a Procurement Technical Assistance Center to provide government contracting to a 10-county area surrounding Sacramento, California. 42 In October 2003, The FTC was designated as a Statewide Procurement Assistance Program. For the first time since Congress established the Procurement Technical Assistance Program in 1985, The FTC together with the Regional Centers are chartered to provide procurement assistance services to ALL businesses in California. As of January 2005, The FTC’s procurement assistance program serves the small businesses in 54 of California’s 58 counties. The January 1st addition of the eight counties caps the expansion of our program's service area from 10 counties to 54 counties within the past 15 months. The FTC, designated as the Statewide program by the Defense Logistics Agency, joins four other regional centers to help all small businesses in California contract with the government. The government pays us to provide many free services. Since we are a not-for-profit organization, our success is not based on how much profit we earn. Rather, it is based on how successful we are in facilitating beneficial partnerships between businesses and 43 government organizations. SCORE "Counselors to America's Small Business" is America's premier source of free and confidential small business advice for entrepreneurs. Resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration U.S. Government’s Export Portal - Export.Gov (Federal OMB No.: 0625-0237) U.S. Department of Commerce’s Commercial Service Featured U S Exporters (FUSE) is a directory of U.S. products featured on U.S. Commercial Services websites around the world. 44 U.S. Climate Action Partnership (USCAP) is a group of businesses and leading environmental organizations that have come together to call on the federal government to quickly enact strong national legislation to require significant reductions of greenhouse gas emissions. USCAP has issued a landmark set of principles and recommendations to underscore the urgent need for a policy framework on climate change. Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System™ is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction, and operation of high performance green buildings. LEED gives building owners and operators the tools they need to have an immediate and measurable impact on their buildings’ performance. LEED promotes a whole-building approach to sustainability by recognizing performance in five key areas of human and environmental health: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection, and indoor environmental quality. The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is a community of more than 9,000 organizations from every sector of the building industry united by a common purpose: to transform the building marketplace to sustainability. USGBC's 75 regional chapters serve as the front door of the Council, providing green building resources, education, 45 and leadership opportunities in their communities.