Philanthropy, Voluntarism, and Grantmaking

Spread A Little Joy Foundation

Quick Facts

Smithville, MO

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

2014

President

Lara Stanze

Co Principal Officer

Erick Gomer

Main Address

603 Indian Trail Ct

Smithville, MO 64089 USA

Keywords

Cancer, dreamer, nonprofit, Joy, wishes

EIN

45-3445872

 Number

6801998137

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Public Foundations (T30)

IRS Filing Requirement

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

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BOARD ORIENTATION & 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 & 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