Buddy Fund

Changing Lives Through Sports

aka The Buddy Fund   |   SAINT LOUIS, MO   |  www.buddyfund.org

Mission

We serve our local at-risk youth in partnership with dedicated schools, recreation, and youth organizations by providing new sports and recreation equipment to create opportunities for development of their physical and mental health, confidence and character, teamwork and respect for others, and academic expectations and personal responsibility.

Ruling year info

1964

Executive Director

Ann M Lederman

Chairman

Tim Murch

Main address

2827 CLARK AVE

SAINT LOUIS, MO 63103 USA

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EIN

23-7024008

NTEE code info

Youth Centers, Clubs, (includes Boys/Girls Clubs)- Multipurpose (O20)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (N12)

Youth Centers, Clubs, (includes Boys/Girls Clubs)- Multipurpose (O20)

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Programs and results

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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?

Yearly Distribution to 80+ Recipient Organizations

Yearly Distribution to 80+ Reciepant Organizations
Each year we provide new sports and recreation equipment and supplies to approximately 80+ organizations that are located in low income neighborhoods, where they have direct access to the at-risk youth. Since 1962, cumulative efforts by The Buddy Fund have helped over 450,000 youngsters and provided more than $3,800,000 in sports equipment.

Population(s) Served
At-risk youth
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Sport Hall of Fame Community Service Award 2019

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 bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve

  • 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, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • 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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Buddy Fund

Board of directors
as of 01/25/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mr Timothy Murch

Buddy Fund


Board co-chair

Mr Bill Lawson

Buddy Fund

Term: 2019 - 2023

Bruce Conner

Massage Envy, Severin Investments, The Joint "the Chiropractic place".

Carol Dohrman

Edward jones

Chris Ferrari

Contractor

Chris Knopp

Peoples National Bank

George G. Kriegshauser

Kriegshauser West Mortuary

George W. Kriegshauser

Stifel Bank

Nick Lamb

Thompson Coburn LLP

Bill Lawson

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak and Stewart, P.C.

Drew McLaughlin

UBS Financial Services

Dr. Rajiv Patel

SSM Medical

Joan Rejda-Heath,

Bayer U.S. – Crop Science

Shawn Rowan

Retired

Tom Wesolowski

Cushman & Wakefield

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
  • 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 1/25/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

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

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/25/2022

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Policies and processes
  • 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 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.