Philanthropy, Voluntarism, and Grantmaking

Spread A Little Joy Foundation

Smithville, MO   |  http://www.spreadalittlejoy.org

Mission

Spread A Little Joy Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to making wishes come true for adults with life threatening illness, while offering their families lifetime memories, resources, and support.

Notes from the nonprofit

Our Story: When our mother was diagnosed with terminal leiomyosarcoma cancer, she felt helpless, scared, and frustrated. We realized the only thing we could do was to help keep her spirits up, and in an effort to do so, we chose to try to fulfill as many of her wishes as we could.
Through the efforts of family and friends, we were blessed to be able to make many of our mom's dreams come true. Watching her smile and laugh while she enjoyed these experiences was not only beneficial to her, it helped us as a family. We were making memories to last us a lifetime. Through our Spread A Little Joy Foundation, we now hope to pass these gifts on to others in need.

Ruling year info

2014

President

Lara Stanze

Co Principal Officer

Erick Gomer

Main address

603 Indian Trail Ct

Smithville, MO 64089 USA

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EIN

45-3445872

Cause area (NTEE code) info

Public Foundations (T30)

IRS filing requirement

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

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Spread A Little Joy Day

A day in which participants wear the "Colors of Hope" to stand in honor of or in memory of a loved one battling cancer. Each person donates $1 towards Spread A Little Joy while raising hope and awareness of what our foundation does to spread joy. This program enables us to grow our network by having schools, businesses, and families all participate, get involved, and expand our reach to help those who need our assistance making dreams come true.

Population(s) Served
Adults
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None
Budget
$0

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Financials

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Spread A Little Joy Foundation

Board of directors
as of 6/23/2014
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Erick Gomer

Madison Stanze Executive Board Secretary

Spread A Little Joy

Joshua Stanze Vice President

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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

Keywords

Cancer, dreamer, nonprofit, Joy, wishes