Western Eagle Foundation Inc

aka Western Eagle Foundation   |   Temecula, CA   |  www.westerneaglefoundation.org

Mission

Dedicated to feeding the hungry

Ruling year info

1996

Chief Executive Officer

Todd Sieja

Main address

40940 County Center Dr

Temecula, CA 92591 USA

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EIN

33-0498064

NTEE code info

Single Organization Support (D11)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Providing a low-cost grocery solution to food insecure single moms, seniors and families in Riverside and San Diego County.

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?

Low-cost food box

Western Eagle Foundation purchases food from farmers and grocery superstores to be able to offer a $15 Food Box (valued at $95.00) full of proteins, dairy, breads, fruits, and vegetables. Every month more than 1400 families take advantage of this low-cost option and use the food to supplement their weekly meals. Western Eagle Foundation never turns away a hungry mother and child or family and promises to always be there when you need us.

Population(s) Served
Age groups

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 individuals, seniors and families that have access to low-cost food solutions, customer survey of clients, sign-in

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

Adults, Children and youth, Ethnic and racial groups, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Low-cost food box

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Food boxes x 1200 a month x 12 months Bulk Food Distribution=117,000 families annually

Number of clients served

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

Adults, Children and youth, Ethnic and racial groups, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Low-cost food box

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Food boxes and Bulk Food Distribution

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.

Goals for October 2021 through September 30, 2022
*Increase number of suppliers providing nutritious food option/opportunities to purchase for Western Eagle Foundation food bank.
*Increase number of food boxes distributed to food insecure families in both Riverside and San Diego County
*Increase number of customers vising the Western Eagle Food Store and taking advantage of low-cost solutions to grocery purchases.
* Increase community engagement and awareness of products and program services.

Strategies:
Increase number of suppliers providing nutritious food option/opportunities to purchase for Western Eagle Foundation food bank by increasing communications and improving relationships with previous and current suppliers, forming good working relationships with fair equity for both parties;
*Increase number of food boxes distributed to food insecure families in both Riverside and San Diego County-by securing grant funding that funds food box vouchers to be distributed to food insecure populations to outlying communities, rural areas, limited income seniors and low-income single moms and families.
*Increase number of customers vising the Western Eagle Food Store and taking advantage of low-cost solutions to grocery purchases through community awareness and engagement, store promotions, advertisement, press releases, and store events.
* Increase community engagement and awareness of products and program services through store and product promotion by marketing firm to consumers and connecting with city councils, public offices, county supervisors and private funders to increase awareness of programs that benefit the community residents.

Western Eagle Foundation has hired both a nonprofit consultant and a marketing firm to assist with both Fund Development and Marketing/Advertising/Community Engagement.
Todd, CEO continues to work with suppliers, manage staff and volunteers. Western Eagle Foundation has the warehouse capacity and inventory to meet goals.

Hired Nonprofit Consultant and Grant Writer
Hired Marketing/Advertising firm
Brand image upgrade- in-progress
Community engagement has started.
Weekly email and social media content has improved.

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?

    Female and Male Low income All ethnicities All age groups Disabled/Impaired Addiction recovery groups Veterans Seniors

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

    SMS text surveys, Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Suggestion box/email, Client testimony,

  • 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 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?

    Western Eagle Foundation upgraded the staples included in the food box available seven days a week, to include more nutritious canned vegetables and fruits, healthy cereal, pasta and tuna. Additionally, easy to open cans were included for seniors obtaining food boxes.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff,

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

    Asking for feedback from the people we serve gives us confidence in that Western Eagle Foundation is providing the lowest cost food and best selection of food needed for all individuals and families.

  • 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 look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), 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?

    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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Western Eagle Foundation Inc

Board of directors
as of 06/21/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Todd Sieja

Western Eagle Foundation

Savy Sieja

Western Eagle Foundation

Curt Nicholas

Dave Tear

Paul Zarkowski

Pete Sanchez

Kevin Mcnamara

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? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 6/21/2022

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
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 06/21/2022

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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 analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • 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.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • 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 measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • 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.