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BLOOM AGAIN FOUNDATION

Bridging the Gap Between Health & Hope

Pasadena, CA   |  www.bloomagain.org

Mission

Bloom Again Foundation provides rapid response financial assistance for living essentials to economically vulnerable working women living at or near the poverty when medical challenges stretch their already limited resources.

Ruling year info

2008

Co-President

Rosetta Henderson

Co-President

Carolyn Sims

Main address

35 North Lake Avenue Suite 710

Pasadena, CA 91101 USA

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EIN

26-1550670

NTEE code info

Health (General and Financing) (E80)

Private Independent Foundations (T22)

Private Independent Foundations (T22)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The mission of Bloom Again Foundation is to provide rapid response financial assistance to economically vulnerable working women when they need it most due to personal or family medical emergencies. Millions of these women are one paycheck away from poverty. With no savings, equity or any other immediate financial assistance, and no paid time off of work, they scrape together what’s needed to get by from paycheck to paycheck without federal assistance, but one illness in the family, a car accident, or other medical emergency is life-changing for them. A gift from Bloom Again Foundation provides working women living at or near the poverty level with the security and peace of mind needed to recover from incapacitating illnesses or maintain their households during medical emergencies. Over 90% of donations go directly to women in financial need.

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?

Rapid Response Financial Assistance for Women

The exclusive mission of Bloom Again Foundation is to provide rapid response financial assistance for living essentials to economically vulnerable working women when personal or family medical challenges cause them to miss work, thereby depleting their already limited resources.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

Awards

Best of Pasadena 2017

Pasadena Weekly

Best of Pasadena 2015

Pasadena Weekly

Best of Pasadena 2019

Pasadena Weekly

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Total number of clients experiencing homelessness

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Women and girls, Families, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Rapid Response Financial Assistance for Women

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

0 Is a good thing! Bloom Again's mission is to help working women living at or near the poverty line, avoid homelessness while healing from a medical crisis, like cancer.

Number of clients served

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Women and girls, Families, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Rapid Response Financial Assistance for Women

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.

A gift from Bloom Again Foundation provides working women living at or near the poverty level with the security and peace of mind needed to recover from incapacitating illnesses or maintain their households during medical emergencies. We provide living essentials (rent, food, utilities, etc.) while they are enduring therapy with the goal in mind of helping them get through to a return to work or another funding source can takeover (Long-term disability, etc.).

All of the women referred to Bloom Again where identified by one of our strategic partner organizations within the communities we serve. These organizations vet the women and understand their circumstances. They refer the women in need and provide us with details about the medical need that has occurred and what would be needed to get the woman back on her feet, back to work. The funds we send to the landlord or utility companies come straight from donors, sponsors, and grantors.

We have a strong and diverse working board of directors who have many passionate and loyal supporters in our database of donors and potential supporters and sponsors. We have a strong list of ongoing recurring donors that support our mission and work.

We have accomplished doubling our operating fund, allowing us to help more women this year. Fundraising is our overall goal for this next year. We use these funds to directly impact the lives of women and families by paying rent, and utilities. Our goal is to help women for the entire duration of their medical incapacitation to make a more meaningful difference.

Financials

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Operations

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

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BLOOM AGAIN FOUNDATION

Board of directors
as of 11/29/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Rosetta Henderson


Board co-chair

Zee Najarian

Zee Najarian

Performance Coach

Rita Boccuzzi

Financial Educator, Consultant, Keynote Speaker

Victoire Prothro

African American Board Leadership Insitute

Rosetta Henderson

Southern California Edison

Carolyn Sims

Southern California Edison

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 ? Not applicable
  • 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? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/29/2023

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

Leadership

No data

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

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Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/22/2021

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.