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Emilio Nares Foundation

We help families navigate through their child's journey with cancer and other life-threatening diseases.

aka ENFHope   |   SAN DIEGO, CA   |  www.ENFHope.org

Mission

ENF helps families navigate through their child's journey with cancer and other life-threatening diseases.

Ruling year info

2003

Executive Director

Elsa Morales-Roth

Main address

2650 Truxtun Road, Suite 202

SAN DIEGO, CA 92106 USA

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EIN

13-4229276

NTEE code info

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

ENF programs fill some of the most egregious gaps in mainstream healthcare that low-income families face daily. These include transportation to and from their treatments (Ride with Emilio), healthy nutrition (Emilio's Healthy Snack Bags), easy navigation to additional community services (ENF Family Resource Center), guided stress relief to help heal and cope (Creating for Hope knitting, sewing and crocheting), and sadly, facing and paying for the death of a child due to cancer. Funds may include dealing with the impact of lost wages when a parent will not leave their dying child's bedside for weeks at a time, burial costs, and emergency funds (End of Life Child and Family Care). Finally, Emilio’s Loving Tabs® improve the chemotherapy treatment process for children and medical providers. The Emilio Nares Foundation is the ONLY outside nonprofit granted program space inside Rady Children's Hospital; a testament to the value and trust placed in ENF programs and staff.

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?

Ride With Emilio

What began with ENF's co-founder driving families to and from life-saving cancer treatments in his own car steadily grew into a movement much bigger than any one person.

Today Ride With Emilio provides free transportation for underprivileged children and their parents to and from the hospital for cancer-related appointments. Some patients travel to an annual check-up to make sure their cancer didnt return, while others use the service daily.

Our mission is to ensure no child misses a life-saving cancer treatment due to a lack of transportation throughout Southern California, including San Diego County, Imperial County, and Orange County. Our goal is to bring Ride With Emilio to cities across the country. Ride With Emilio travels nearly 100,000 miles a year and in 2023 reached the 1.5 million mile mark, transporting over 5,000 children.

Population(s) Served

We are the only nonprofit offering services within Rady Children's Hospital through our Family Resource Center. Services offered include free transportation services to life-saving treatments (Ride with Emilio), post-treatment snack bags for patients (Emilio's Snack Bags), End of Life support, and assistance with applications for affordable healthcare, Social Security benefits, housing support, access to food and child care, and mental health resources. Our goal is to provide bilingual comprehensive programs and services aiming to create equitable access to healthcare and promote human welfare for low-income families with a sick child. Our target population are single parents, children, youth with disabilities and families living in BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of color) communities.

Population(s) Served

We provide healthy snack bags for children after treatment. Often times children have to fast in order to receive treatment or undergo a medical procedure. Hospital staff hands these bags to children according to their dietary needs. These bags contain hospital-approved, shelf stable, foods.

Population(s) Served
Ethnic and racial groups
People with diseases and illnesses
People with other disabilities
Immigrants and migrants
Economically disadvantaged people

There are no words to describe watching a family fight cancer and ultimately deal with the loss of a child. That's why we do everything in our power to anticipate their needs during this time of grief. We provide much needed assistance to families with financial aid, funeral costs, fulfillment of childrens wishes and more. We also connect families with bereavement and mental health resources in our community.

Population(s) Served
People with other disabilities
Economically disadvantaged people
Immigrants and migrants
People with other disabilities
Economically disadvantaged people
Immigrants and migrants

Where we work

Awards

Hero 2013

CNN

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback

Financials

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Operations

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

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Emilio Nares Foundation

Board of directors
as of 04/22/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Elizabeth Brann

Paul Hastings

Term: 2025 - 2024


Board co-chair

Mr. Nate Beasley

San Diego Gulls

Term: 2023 - 2025

Christine Lazott

Children's Health Plan of California

Jack Corrao

Corrao Group

Chris Larson

Roku, Inc.

Gregg Wolfson

Local Media San Diego

Victor Wong, MD

Rady Children's Hospital

Andy Zlotnik

Zlotnik Law

Paul Broussard

Cavignac Insurance Brokers

Corey Collins

In-N-Out Burgers

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 ? Yes
  • 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? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 4/22/2024

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Hispanic/Latino/Latina/Latinx
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

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Disability

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