Ruby Holland Foundation

A gateway for future musicians

aka Ruby Holland Foundation   |   Apopka, FL   |  http://www.rubyhollandfoundation.org

Mission

The Ruby Holland Foundation for the Arts was created to continue Ruby’s life’s work by providing opportunities for aspiring musicians/artists to be able to pursue their studies in music and the arts through educational scholarship award grants, and arts related programs.

Notes from the nonprofit

Funding is the key to the success of our program activities. Our programs provide opportunities for the under-resourced students within the arts to not only expand, develop and refine skills in music, but also help them to move to the final cumulative step of college. We have only been able to provide benefits for 4 scholarship students out of 15 applicants. Much talent is waiting to be nurtured. Funding is critical.

Ruling year info

2014

Principal Officer

ELIZABETH Yvonne FULLINGTON Mrs

Main address

3613 E Lina Ln

Apopka, FL 32703 USA

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EIN

26-0529912

NTEE code info

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

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 problem is FUNDING!!. First step campaign is building awareness through Social Media exposure This is being done in tandem with working to find sustainable individual donors and working to established corporate donors within and outside of our direct community of Central Florida. Our first initiative of 2018 has already shown great results - 1 student is now a music major at Stetson University, Deland FL.

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?

Annual Music Competition Challenge

The RHFA Annual Music Competition or Challenge is a national competiton offering aspiring musicians or artist (string and voice players) a change to compete under the guidance of an internationally renowned panel of judges.

Population(s) Served

This program provides educational assistance to deserving female and male high school seniors from Orange and Seminole Counties in Central Florida. Monetary awards is based on scholarship, leadership, and financial need. Awards are funded through individual donations, and fundraiser events.

Population(s) Served

Program gives exposure and opportunities to young under-resourced and aspiring musician-artist. They receive exposure and advanced summer career training in their area of artistic studies. The goal is to strengthen, nurture and enhance their music education skills and set the foundation for possible future career development

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Orfeo Music Festival 2017

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Average number of dollars received per donor

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

The Ruby Holland Foundation Annual Scholarship Award for Summer Studies

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

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 focus on under-resourced talented students who are engaged in studies within the arts. We provide financial scholarships for them to be able to obtain advanced training and skills development. Our goal is to open doors of opportunity that were shut due to financial restraints. Now students are given the opportunity to explore their potential to the fullest. We are looking at life skills, the next level development process, foundation building and training..... steps into college, steps into career.

Our organization aims to make a difference in the lives of our youths!!!

Our programs are promoted:

* within the community through the guidance department of schools (Middle and High Schools), local music studios and schools

* on the Foundation's Website, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

*at events and also through our local music association of teachers and clubs.

*at Foundation Events - Annual Music Competition & Scholarships' Award Ceremony

FUNDING:
*Individual fundraising - our campaign to build funds starts month of August through December.
through on line fundraisers (crowdfunding) auctions, post card follow-ups, cold calling etc.

*Corporate funding requests

*Government funding and grants [local, state and federal]

The above are all attainable through networking and the combined and concentrated efforts and works of our volunteers and individual supporters

1: We have successfully accomplished our very first initiative of 2017 and was able to offer tuition and board financial scholarship to 3 students. One student his now a music major at Stetson University, Deland Florida.
Second student is getting set to major in music education in college - year 2021 and the third a music minor, with a major in nursing.

2: We are building recognition within the community and the world through our works published on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter

3: We have revamped our website for transparency, and user friendly. All applications forms for our programs are now ALL electronic and easy to submit

4:We have new partnerships - Amazon, The Woman's Club of Winter Park, bUneke Productions, Orfeo Music Festival and LogoMines

5:We have completed a documentary on the success of our first initiative of our 2018 Summer Studies Program which is being released on September 27th, 2020

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 demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Interview session and open discussions,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    Covid-19 and having to cancel a major program activity, led to valuable feedback as to how we can maintain our course and yet achieve an equitable results oriented action plan. Our organization now offers a new program with opportunities for students to still be able to participate in on line music competition and challenges. Feedback helped us to move to the next level necessary changes to deal with challenges of distancing due to Covid.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Operations

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

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Ruby Holland Foundation

Board of directors
as of 9/25/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

ELIZABETH FULLINGTON

Ruby Holland Foundation

Term: 2020 - 2021


Board co-chair

Edward FULLINGTON

Ruby Holland Foundation

Term: 2020 - 2021

Elizabeth Fullington

Ruby Holland Foundation

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 09/25/2020

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American/African
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

Equity strategies

Last updated: 09/22/2020

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Data
  • 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.
Policies and processes
  • 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.