San Diego Imperial Counties Developmental Services Foundation

aka Foundation for Developmental Disabilities   |   SAN DIEGO, CA   |  www.foundationfordd.org

Mission

To provide support in San Diego and Imperial Counties for individuals with developmental disabilities (and their families), and to raise and distribute monies to promote creative and innovative programs that enhance quality of life when needed services are not available from entities such as governmental or private resources

Ruling year info

1988

Chief Executive Officer

Sitara Sethi

Main address

6050 Santo Road Suite 145

SAN DIEGO, CA 92124 USA

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EIN

33-0209048

NTEE code info

Community Foundations (T31)

IRS filing requirement

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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?

Help Fund & Emergency Assistance

The Foundation Help Fund is a resource that provides individuals with developmental disabilities and their families with much needed assistance with urgent or emergency needs such as shelter, food, clothing, medical needs, etc. when no other resources are available.

Population(s) Served
People with intellectual disabilities

Many adults with developmental disabilities desire to live independently in a home they can call their own. Independent and supportive living services are available to help people achieve their dream, but in too many cases the income is not. Most people with developmental disabilities have limited income from Social Security or part time employment.

The Foundation was instrumental in creating the Southern California Housing Collaborative (SCHC) and both organizations have joined in planning to locate or create affordable housing options. The Foundation for Developmental Disabilities has created a giving campaign to further support the work of the SCHC, and to continue helping persons with developmental disabilities find places to live that are safe, accessible, and affordable.

Population(s) Served
People with intellectual disabilities

The Foundation for Developmental Disabilities financially supports a number of client-led groups including People First San Diego and Imperial Valley chapters. People First and other local groups encourage individuals to be self reliant through education, support of peers, sharing resources and tools, presentations, and the development of leadership skills.

Population(s) Served
People with intellectual disabilities

Where we work

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.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    We provide support in San Diego and Imperial Counties for individuals with developmental disabilities (and their families), and to raise and distribute monies to promote creative and innovative programs that enhance quality of life when needed services are not available from entities such as governmental or private resources. The primary way in which we do this is by providing Program Grants other nonprofits that provide innovative community programs to assist persons with developmental disabilities and their families.

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

    Paper surveys,

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

    To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive,

  • 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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San Diego Imperial Counties Developmental Services Foundation

Board of directors
as of 02/22/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Jan Adams

Home of Guiding Hands

Term: 2021 -


Board co-chair

Lori Kay

2021

David Drazenovich

Jerry Harris

Angela McNeece

Sylvia Paulson_Peterson

Linda Bay

Special Needs Resource Foundation

Rose Hanson

Community Interface Services

Lori Kay

Autism Society San Diego

Nathan Schmid

Bruce Wexler

Fred Finch Youth Center

Wade Wilde

Mountain Shadows Support Group

Jan Adams

Home of Guiding Hands

Ed Kenney

Dan Clark

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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/2/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Asian American/Pacific Islanders/Asian
Gender identity
Female

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/02/2022

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Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.