MIXED ROOTS FOUNDATION

Identity. Diversity. Unity. A Legacy for the Adoption & Foster Care

Los Angeles, CA   |  www.mixedrootsfoundation.org

Mission

Mixed Roots Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with its global headquarters based in Los Angeles, CA with regional offices in San Francisco, CA, Minneapolis, MN and New York, NY. Mixed Roots Foundation serves as the first and only national / global multicultural foundation for adoptees and their families representative of the international, domestic, and foster care adoption experience that leverages philanthropy and grassroots fundraising to support important post-adoption resources for adoptees and their families including mentoring, DNA testing and unique scholarships/grants for the adoption and foster care community. For more info, visit www.mixedrootsfoundation.org, LIKE Mixed Roots Foundation on Facebook or Follow on Twitter and Instagram @mixedroots.

Ruling year info

2011

Founder and President

Holly Choon Hyang Bachman

Main address

445 S. Figueroa Street Suite 3100

Los Angeles, CA 90071 USA

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EIN

45-2207782

NTEE code info

Fund Raising Organizations That Cross Categories includes Community Funds/Trusts and Federated Giving Programs) e.g. United Way (T70)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (W12)

Community, Neighborhood Development, Improvement (S20)

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Adoptee Mentoring Partnership (AMP)

Inspiring and Connecting the Next Generation Through the Power of Mentoring. The Adoptee Mentoring Partnership (AMP) provides unqiue opportunities as well as important resources through its community partners existing mentoring programs where adult adoptee mentors are matched with youth who are adopted, so that they can share a common bond of adoption as well as share cross cultural experiences.  AMP will also provide scholarships and grants to mentors and mentees who are matched with youth between the ages of 7 - 17 that will allow them to further help them achieve their educational dreams and goals. The only requirement is that all participants must have some connection to adoption and/or foster care.

Population(s) Served

Helping Adoptees and Their Families discover their biological and cultural roots through DNA Testing and Search & Reunion Resources

Population(s) Served

Help Go to Bat for Kids by sponsoring adopted and foster kids to their first baseball game as well as provide a platform to help raise awareness and funds for the adoption and foster care community through teaming up with the major league sports including the MLB, NFL, NBA, MLS, WNBA, and various other Sports and Entertainment individuals, businesses and organizations

Population(s) Served

There is an estimated of over 500,000 kids in the Foster Care system in the United States...

Through the amazing collaborative efforts of Philip Bailey of Earth, Wind and Fire and his Music is Unity Foundation and Korean Adoptee, Founder and President, Holly Choon Hyang Bachman of Mixed Roots Foundation along with its valued Sponsors, Donors, Partners and their benefiting Community Partners, they officially kicked off on May 1st 2020 as well as joined the #GivingTuesdayNow global campaign that took place on May 5th 2020 where everyone was invited to Take the #FosterChallenge that will continue through June 30, 2020. Throughout the month of May that is recognized as National Foster Care Month and now June, the #FosterChallenge will continue to raise awareness and funds for our Foster Youth in need.

As the global pandemic of the #Coronavirus (#COVID19) continues and has forced the closing of many colleges, universities and schools across the country, many foster youth may not have homes or families to go to or have enough food to eat.

"With the Los Angeles County having the largest population of foster youth in the country, The Los Angeles County Department of Child and Family Services (LADCFS) ensures the safety of more than two million children across our diverse county. Currently, our department provides services to 34,000 children and youth, half of whom are in foster care. Through the works of Philip Bailey of Earth Wind and Fire and his Music is Unity Foundation and the Mixed Roots Foundation, They have always given generously and have demonstrated such passion for providing foster youth memorable experiences,” Ginger Pryor, Chief Deputy Director of the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services, said. “And even in these changing times, when everyone is sheltering at home and schools are closed, the special collaboration of these wonderful organizations continues to invest in our youth and bring attention to the needs of children in foster care.”

The #FosterChallenge is a national campaign, a first of its kind ever where individuals can donate and share to further support the newly established permanent fund under Mixed Roots Foundation - The #FosterChallenge Emergency Fund that will provide critical funding that will cover costs for meals/food, housing, computer/technological support, transportation, childcare, healthcare/medical, and educational needs.

The overall goal is to raise $1,000,000 and will be distributed across the country to Foster Youth in need and 26 Communty Partners that serve them - All whom have been hit the hardest by this devastating virus. Funds will be distributed in the first week of July 2020.

Population(s) Served

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Financials

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MIXED ROOTS FOUNDATION

Board of directors
as of 6/14/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Chair Kim Feder

Banner Bank

Term: 2018 -


Board co-chair

Vice Chair Shelby Jenkins

Bonnie Secretary

Burlington School District

Lilly Burchstead

Paramount Studios

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? 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