UPLIFT

Transforming Lives, Uplifting San Diego

SAN DIEGO, CA   |  www.upliftsandiego.org

Mission

UPLIFT serves to accelerate community transformation through free services to San Diego's most vulnerable populations, helping house our homeless neighbors and academically advance low income students so all may live into their potential.

Notes from the nonprofit

2019 was the first year our revenue met the level required to file a full 990 vs the 990 EZ form. Our original 2019 full 990 did not reflect proper allocation of expenses to Programs. Please see 2019 UPLIFT Amended 990, uploaded in additional documents, for expense allocation. The accurate Functional Expense allocations from amended 990 are as follows - Total Functional Expenses: $173,459 | Programs: $92,535 = 53.3% | Administration: $30,753 = 17.7% | Fundraising: $50,171 = 28.9%

Ruling year info

1991

Programs Director

Martin Arceo

Main address

2801 B Street #26

SAN DIEGO, CA 92102 USA

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EIN

33-0210280

NTEE code info

Homeless Services/Centers (P85)

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

UPLIFT serves to accelerate community transformation and lift vulnerable populations to their full potential through free services to low income students & people experiencing homelessness

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?

Student Services - Kids At Heart Tutoring

Kids at Heart provides free one-to-one tutoring advancing academic achievement and accelerating literacy skills to lift low income students above their circumstances.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Low-income people
Multiracial people

Swimming Upstream young adult mentoring offers leadership training and life skills through multi-week speaker sessions and group activities to help navigate the rough waters of modern teen life.

Population(s) Served
Young adults
Multiracial people
At-risk youth
Low-income people

The Home Team steps up to fill gaps and move obstacles in the flow to housing for people experiencing homelessness with Volunteer Advocates assisting professional Case Managers & Client with added supports moving through the housing placement process.

Population(s) Served
Homeless people
Seniors
Children and youth
Multiracial people
Veterans

Triple Cross unlocks housing options for homeless neighbors by providing free application assistance and transportation to the DMV for CA ID’s, the essential document for all homeless services access.

Population(s) Served
Homeless people
Adults
Multiracial people

Where we work

Accreditations

San Diego County Live Well Partner 2018

Affiliations & memberships

Assessment or Accreditation Year Actions San Diego Chamber of Commerce 2021

Association of Fundraising Professionals 2021

San Diego Council on Literacy 2021

Downtown San Diego Partnership 2021

San Diego Regional Task force on the Homeless 2021

Downtown Fellowship 2021

Urban Landuse Insitute 2021

San Diego Chamber of Commerce 2021

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

    UPLIFT serves San Diego's most vulnerable populations, offering free sercives to help house our homeless neighbors and ​academically advance low income students.

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

    Follow-up phone calls,

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

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    Expanding services for current Clients: Now filling clothing requests for homeless Clients at Convention Center & connecting Tutoring Student families to rental assistance

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    We seek to be responsive to emerging needs revealed through current programs.

  • 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 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, We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, This part of capacity building currently in progress!,

Financials

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Operations

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

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UPLIFT

Board of directors
as of 3/9/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Monica Ball

UPLIFT

Term: 2021 - 2023

Robert Annett

Retired General Electric

Genny Crane

Executive Director Rebuilding Green

Bob Link

COO, CNN Modular Structures

Jan Magot

Retired Realtor

Tommie Morrow

Founder Blue Wagon Ministry

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? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • 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? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • 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 03/04/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Multi-Racial/Multi-Ethnic (2+ races/ethnicities)
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/04/2021

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.