Bars Family Foundation, Inc.

Making a difference. Every day.

aka Bars Family Foundation   |   Jacksonville, FL   |  http://www.barsfamily.org

Mission

Our Mission is to support, encourage, and empower those making a difference in our communities. Every day, there are people in our neighborhoods changing lives. We exist to support them in any and every way possible.

Ruling year info

2016

Executive Director

Mr. Brian Simmons

Main address

13720 Old St. Augustine Rd. Ste 8 Unit 231

Jacksonville, FL 32258 USA

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EIN

81-4218204

NTEE code info

Community, Neighborhood Development, Improvement (S20)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (S12)

Disaster Preparedness and Relief Services (M20)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Our Mission is to support, encourage, and empower those making a difference in our communities. Every day, there are people in our neighborhoods changing lives. We exist to support them in any and every way possible.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Community Development

Partnerships with local organizations working to improve the lives of the people living and working in our community.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

We exist to help make a positive, lasting difference in our community for all of our community — regardless of race, gender identity, national origin, religion, economic or social status, or political affiliation. Human rights mean human decency.

We empower local organizations through direct funding, facilitating community partnerships, and public awareness.

We have an amazing all-volunteer team that works on social media, blogs, website forums, and physically on the ground in our community to spark conversations, educate stakeholders and business leaders about the hurdles faced by neighbors right here in our community, and encouraging those living that reality to speak up and focus on doing everything they can to be a positive influence and a catalyst of change.

We're getting the word out and are meeting (and informing) new people every single day. We're getting out the "personal" side of what real people are facing every single day. But we're not there yet. More needs to be done, and we're constantly working to make sure that we're focused on what matters most: helping our neighbors.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Bars Family Foundation, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 5/26/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Brian Simmons

Bars Family Foundation

Term: 2020 - 2024

Eric Quinn

General Electric

Dominic Florio

Watsco

Andrew Lindgren

United States Capital Police

Kevin Denney

Napa Valley COAD

Janine Lindgren

Unison Industries

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 01/23/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person with a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/23/2021

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.