CSF MEDICAL NONPROFIT FOUNDATION

Sharing the Hope

aka CSF Foundation   |   Bakersfield, CA   |  https://www.csffoundation.org/

Mission

CSF Medical Non-Profit Foundation, a 501(c)3 a national non-profit organization provides aid, advocacy, and community resources to underserved, uninsured, low-income individuals who lack access to affordable health care and the fundamental means necessary for healthy living. CSF Foundation provides support for the under-served communities to improve equity and promote access to quality care. CSF believes equitable resource accessibility is a cornerstone of democracy. To provide this care access regardless of socio-economics promotes inclusion to community members who are underrepresented at the table of resource allocation. CSF outreach goals and objectives demonstrate genuine concern thereby building healthier and stronger community partnerships.

Ruling year info

2014

Director and Founder

Mrs. Karla Terrazas

Main address

3811 Mt Vernon Ave

Bakersfield, CA 93306 USA

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EIN

46-2612125

NTEE code info

Surgery (G9B)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (G01)

Single Organization Support (G11)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Across the nation, access to health care is limited for undocumented and uninsured individuals. In the Central Valley, where we are located, most residents living under the poverty line are immigrant farm-workers. Most have limited to no resources for medical services. What initially can be an easily treatable medical condition, can now evolve to a painful and expensive endeavor; creating hardships and a burden on a family. CSF has first-hand experience with the severity of the number of individuals who don’t have access to health care services. In our 2019 “Sharing the Hope” Health Fair, 98% were Hispanic, 97% with no medical insurance and 94% undocumented; we had an attendance of over 1500 individuals. Over 480 medical screenings were conducted, 45% required further diagnostic testing and medical evaluation. We want to ensure for all members in our community health awareness and accessibility to healthcare and wellness prevention regardless of their social, economic or legal status.

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?

Economic Assistance for Medical Surgery

CSF Medical Non-Profit Foundation provides reduce or no-cost assistance for required medical surgical procedures.
Reduced or no-cost access to Specialty Care Services.
Patient Advocacy Services.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Annual Community Health Fair.
Community Health Resources and Referrals.
Gynecological Health Awareness and Screenings.
Male Wellness Supportive Services.
Health and Wellness Prevention.
Senior Health and Wellness Prevention.
Follow-up and Treatment options for those with Positive Results
Community Education.

Population(s) Served
Adults

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 clients who report a greater sense of purpose and improved overall wellness

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

Adults, Immigrants and migrants, Health

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We use patient intake and referrals forms to document numbers served. Results are tracked through our patient data base program.

Number of individuals without a usual source of care

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

Adults, Immigrants and migrants, Health

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We use patient intake and referrals forms to document numbers served. Results are tracked through our patient data base program.

Number of death caused by cancer

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Decreasing

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.

• Increase access to reduce cost or no-cost required medical surgeries to individuals who are uninsured, medically disenfranchised and/or low income.
• Increase access to reduce or low-cost specialty health services to individuals who are uninsured, medically disenfranchise and/or low income.
• Expand a network of collaborative partners across the US, Consisting of medical professionals, organizations, providers and specialist.
• Increase community awareness on health and wellness prevention to under-served, low income families.
• Reduce the incident of gynecological disease to under-served, low-income women.

CSF "Sharing the Hope" Health Fair is our yearly platform to bringing services and health education to the community in the area of Bakersfield, CA. We partner with local organizations, non-profits and institutions to bring multiple exams and services such as but not limited to: eye exams, mammograms, ultrasounds, bone density, prostate and colon cancer, glucose, BMI, muscle therapy, etc.
By partnering with multiple institutions, we are able to provide free screenings and services one day a year for all regardless of their background and social status. This allows us to see an up-close reality of the needs in our community. All individuals who had a positive result are guided about their options whether they have medical insurance or not. Those who have medical insurance are guide to their primary health doctor and provider. We proceed to offer low to no-cost consultations with the specialist and low to no-cost diagnostic exams for those uninsured individuals.
CSF Medical Non-Profit Foundation then follows up the progress of those individuals who accepted our services. From diagnostic, to surgery (if needed), to recovery, CSF will procure the patient’s best interest.

CSF Medical Non-Profit Foundation intents to start in 2020 a program of Health Awareness in the community with the sole intention of educating individuals about common activities to prevent or early diagnose diseases that are prevalent in our community. With the Support of local entities CSF will give an informative interactive workshop and offer free preventive exams for those individuals who constantly participated on said workshop.

CSF Medical Non-Profit Foundation has been building solid partnerships with multiple organizations, non-profits and medical institutions to bring low-cost or free services to our community.

By having multiple sponsors for the Health Fair and donors we are able to sustain our program and pay for the services at a reduce cost. This includes the diagnostic exams and appointments with the specialist for uninsured individuals with positive results.

The organization CSF Surgery helps us connect with medical service providers and obtain a reduce cost or medical rate price for our patients and services.

Founded out of the visible needs in the Bakersfield community, the purpose of the foundation is to help low income uninsured individuals that are in the need of a life changing surgery with the total or partial cost of the procedure. CSF Foundation has help since not only the inhabitants of Bakersfield but individuals across California and the US. As of today, CSF Medial Non-Profit foundation has help 75 individuals. We use 80% of donations to pay for surgery costs, 10% for fundraising expenses and 10% for administration costs. We offer though CSF Surgery procedures in the areas of: General Surgery, Gynecology, Urology, Gastroenterologist, Reconstructive Surgery, Orthopedics, Podiatry, Hematology/Oncology, Otolaryngology, and Ophthalmology. Our goal is to serve and provide for those in need regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, or legal status. We strive to maintain our community healthy and promote the early diagnose and prevention of illnesses allowing patients to prevent complications even if they don’t have access to medical insurance.

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 shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Case management notes, Suggestion box/email,

  • 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 make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

Financials

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Operations

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

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CSF MEDICAL NONPROFIT FOUNDATION

Board of directors
as of 4/8/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mrs. Karla Terrazas

CSF Surgery and CSF Medical Non-Profit Foundation

Term: 2016 -


Board co-chair

Dr. Fernando Mata, M.D.

Jorge Enriquez

Patricia Lico

Mariela Kinn

Fernando Mata

Karla Terrazas

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

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 03/27/2020

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
Hispanic/Latino/Latina/Latinx
Gender identity
Female, 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: 03/27/2020

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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 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.