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Acapulco Angels

"Helping The Needy & Disadvantaged Children In And Around Acapulco, Mexico"

GRANDVILLE, MI

Mission

"Helping The Needy & Disadvantaged Children In And Around Acapulco, Mexico"

Notes from the Nonprofit

We look forward to continue "Helping The Needy And Disadvantaged Children In And Around Acapulco, Mexico"

Ruling Year

2019

President/Executive Director

Douglas Hysell

Main Address

2885 SANFORD AVE SW STE 18047

GRANDVILLE, MI 49418-1342 USA

Keywords

Chicldren

EIN

83-4211069

 Number

1148040999

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

International Relief (Q33)

IRS Filing Requirement

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

Social Media

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

We support a Children's Home here in Acapulco, MX. We donate monthly from funds we raise through a yearly GALA. This year we hope to increase that amount donated to help cover more costs of running the Children's home.

Our programs

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

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Monthly Support

Where we work

Our Results

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Number of new grants received

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Children and youth (0-19 years)

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

We are new and hope to begin applying and receiving new grants

Number of return website visitors

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Children and youth (0-19 years)

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

Unique monthly visits to our website. We hope to increase this tremendously.

Number of donors retained

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Children and youth (0-19 years)

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

Yearly individual donors. We hope to increase this amount by retaining current donors and adding new ones.

Number of new donors

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Children and youth (0-19 years)

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

These are the numbers of new donoras added. We need to get our donor count up 100-150 to meet the needs of the children's home.

Number of volunteers

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Children and youth (0-19 years)

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

We are new and have just started a new Volunteer program for churches, missionaries and individuals. We hope to create more interest in visiting the home and helping the children.

Number of youth who have a positive adult role model

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Children and youth (0-19 years)

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

We hope to increase the number of children staying in the home that we can support. the home has a capacity for 80 children but economic conditions have lowered the amount of children to 32 this past

Charting Impact

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

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What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

We hope to increase our donations to be able to provide more for the children. We also hope to raise more money so that more children can live in the home and be supported with food, clothing, school transportation and medical care. The home currently has 32 children and we have the capacity for 80.

We hold a Gala each year in February to raise funds. (Entering our 36th year) We have created a Padrino Child Sponsorship program where donors can sponsor a child Monthly or Yearly. We will be hosting an Auction to raise money for the home.

We took over for an ad-hoc group of US, Canadian and Mexican citizens that have been helping the children for 56 years now. We decided to create Acapulco Angels to formalize that mission. We typically raise $10-12,000 per year. Our goal is to increas to $30, 35,000 to cover more costs of operating the home and be able to add more children. This year we also want to do a couple of capital improvement projects.

From our yearly GALA we take all the proceeds and divide by 12 and that determines the amount we can donate each month. The past 2 years we have been able to donate $10,000 MXN pesos per month to the home. That is about 20-25% of the homes operating expenses. We will know if we are making progress by checking the balance we have to donate after adding in the new funds from the Padrino Child Sponsorship program and Auction.

With our initial donations we have formed the legal entity Acapulco Angels, obtained IRS 501(c)3 status, created websites for donations and created the technology infrastructure to allow us to grow through software donations from Salesforce, Microsoft, Google and others. We have created a Padrino Child Sponsorship program to increase donations and we are organizing a new yearly Auction to raise money. The next steps are to advertise these programs and solicit donors to them.

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Board Leadership Practices

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BOARD ORIENTATION & 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?

Not Applicable

ETHICS & 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

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Not Applicable

Organizational Demographics

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Gender

Sexual Orientation

This organization reports that it does not collect this information for Board Members, Senior Staff, Full-Time Staff and Part-Time Staff.

Disability

This organization reports that it does not collect this information for Board Members, Senior Staff, Full-Time Staff and Part-Time Staff.

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