The Big Table

Serving Hope

aka Big Table   |   SPOKANE, WA   |  https://big-table.com/

Mission

Big Table exists to see the lives of those working in the restaurant and hospitality industry transformed by building community and caring for those in crisis, transition, or falling through the cracks.

Ruling year info

2011

Executive Director & Founder

Kevin Finch

Associate Executive Director

Jill Lemon

Main address

PO BOX 372

SPOKANE, WA 99210 USA

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EIN

20-8931223

NTEE code info

Other Philanthropy, Voluntarism, and Grantmaking Foundations N.E.C. (T99)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We focus on those in crisis in the restaurant and hospitality industry - many of whom are the working poor. Statistics show this one industry has the highest concentration of need because it collects all of our most vulnerable demographics. It is also the largest industry sector in the nation. Using existing relationships to identify, stabilize, and give long-term hope - solving one of the most deadly risk factors for those most vulnerable...isolation. Leveraging a referral process that targets the most critical needs rapidly, ensures in a simple relational way the validity of the need, and changes the dynamics of the care relationship from the moment it begins.

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?

Caring for those working in the hospitality industry

Coming alongside those working in restaurants and hotels and helping them not fall off the ledge.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

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.

Big Table care starts with a referral that leads to initial crisis care in one of these five impact areas;
1. Housing Stability
2. Medical + Dental Care
3. Mental + Emotional Health and Life Coaching
4. Job Readiness
5. Addiction Recovery

We pair this crisis care with on-going relational coaching and mentoring that builds on the initial crisis to support long-term hope, resilience, and capacity.

We start not with a request from the person in crisis, but with a referral from someone close to them - often a manager or colleague who sees this need. This referral allows us to
1. target the most critical needs quickly through the community around them
2. eliminate almost all those trying to work the system
3. change the power dynamics and shame present when someone asks for help themselves

We have care teams established in each city (Spokane, Seattle, and San Diego). These care engagment coordinators meet with those referred to Big Table and walk alongside them through crisis and help where we can. Strategically we catch people before they fall. This allows us to help far more individuals and families and radically increases the chances of long-term success.

We have filled a gap that wasn't previously filled by a charity. Instead of focusing on a cause, we are focusing on a high risk population - who are working - but who often fall in the "working poor" category. We continue to be the only non-profit that provides financial help as well as long-term relational coaching. We have helped thousands of people over the past decade and continue to receive referrals on a daily basis. We plan to add 7 cities by 2029.

Financials

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Operations

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

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The Big Table

Board of directors
as of 10/26/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Brad Williams

B4 Church

Term: 2018 - 2022


Board co-chair

Dan Erb

Able Label

Term: 2019 - 2023

Paul Cunningham

Foster Chase

Dan Erb

Marty McClintock

Patrik Parsons

Diane Smith

Darren Sprunk

Julie Taylor

Becki Wheeler

Brad Williams

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/24/2020

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 without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data