THOUSAND SMILES FOUNDATION

aka Fundacion Mil Sonrisas, A.C.   |   Bonita, CA   |  http://www.thousandsmiles.org

Mission

To provide quality professional medical treatment without cost to patients with maxillofacial deformities who, without our help, would go untreated. To use our facilities to provide dental care to under privileged children in the areas in which we work. To promote a bilateral interchange of medical, dental and surgical techniques between the medical professionals from the USA and the countries in which we work. To foster strong international relationships between Rotarians from our District 5340 and the Districts in which we work.

Ruling year info

1992

President

Dr Michael Nussbaum

Main address

5261 Central Ave

Bonita, CA 91902 USA

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EIN

33-0169980

NTEE code info

Health Support Services (E60)

Health Treatment Facilities (Primarily Outpatient) (E30)

Health Treatment Facilities (Primarily Outpatient) (E30)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We have finished a complete building remodel, including 2 ambulatory operating rooms. All building and equipment complies with Mexican Health Authority (COFEPRIS) standards. This project has drained our reserves and we are now engaging in an energetic program to raise funds for project sustainability in 2021;

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?

Thousand Smiles - Ensenada

4 cleft palate clinics each year in Ensenada, Mexico. Each consists of around 80 volunteers and treats 100 to 150 patients

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Children and youth

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Number of dental patients screened

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

Children and youth, Low-income people, Working poor, Extremely poor people

Related Program

Thousand Smiles - Ensenada

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of cleft surgeries performed

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

Adolescents, Children, Infants and toddlers, Working poor, Extremely poor people

Related Program

Thousand Smiles - Ensenada

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

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.

Our goal is to open our facility to other programs aimed at assisting the financially challenged portion of the population of Mexico with health problems including but not limited to maxillofacial deformities and dental problems. We are open to all requests to use our facility.

We will continue to work with local Rotary Clubs, the Mexican DIF (Integral Family Development Agency) and the State Health Department (ISESALUD). We also have had talks with other non profits that do similar work in the area.

We are members of the Rotary International network. We have several bi lingual volunteers and board members. We maintain lines of communication with government agencies in the area in which we work.

We have been in the Ensenada area for 33 of our 36 years. We have treated around 1,900 surgery patients and 20,000 dental patients. This has changed the lives of these children. Changing them from outcasts to respected members of their classes and communities.

Financials

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

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THOUSAND SMILES FOUNDATION

Board of directors
as of 02/15/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Michael Nussbaum

Old Mission Rotary

Term: 2019 - 2023

Robert Chalfa

Old Mission Rotary Club

Kim Musluskey

Rancho Bernardo Sunrise Rotary

Dr David Irwin, DDS

Stan Vogelsang

Old Mission Rotary Club

Dee Thomas

Lake Elsinore Rotary Club

Dr Alberto Romero, DDS

Milton Rivera

Ensenada Centenaria Rotary

Lisa Roudebush

Dale Proctor

Route 78 Rotary

Bobby Chalfa, Jr

Hector Benet

Ensenada Centenaria Rotary

Ernesto Flores

Ensenada Centenaria Rotary

Cynthia Drake, RN

Old Mission Rotary

Dr Randolph Miles, DDS

El Centro Rotary

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 8/30/2021

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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

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability