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SNOW REDFERN MEMORIAL FOUNDATION

Investing in the GOOD life for kids!

aka Snow-Redfern Foundation   |   Alliance, NE   |  www.snowredfern.org

Mission

The Snow-Redfern Foundation will receive, earn, administer and distribute funds to qualifying charities and/or human service organizations, educational entities and faith based organizations. These organizations will in turn provide direct services to meet the needs, and education or training, of disadvantaged youth.

Ruling year info

1966

Executive Director

Sara S Nicholson

Main address

Po Box 639

Alliance, NE 69301 USA

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Formerly known as

Nebraska Boys Ranch

EIN

47-0491917

NTEE code info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (P12)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Snow-Redfern Foundation aims to create opportunities for Nebraska kids by utilizing data to determine how we can best support system partners that aim to address the greatest needs for kids within our core impact areas of education, well-being, and basic needs.

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?

Annual Grant Program

Snow-Redfern awards grants to public charities that provide services and supports to kids in Nebraska. There are four main grant streams, which include: Project Grants, Program Grans, Innovation Grants, and Career Pathways Grants. Additionally, Snow-Redfern Foundation operates Root2Rise, a Young Women's Leadership Experience. Through support from donors, scholarship awards are made to qualifying students.

Population(s) Served
At-risk youth
Economically disadvantaged people
Victims and oppressed people
Students
Children and youth

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Non-Profit Association of the Midlands- Guidelines and Principles Best Practices 2022

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 children served

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

At-risk youth, Economically disadvantaged people, Children and youth

Related Program

Annual Grant Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of independent organizations served

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

Children and youth

Related Program

Annual Grant Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

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.

The mission of the Snow-Redfern Memorial Foundation it to receive, earn, administer and distribute funds to qualifying charitable and/or human service organizations, educational entities, and faith-based organizations. These organizations will in turn provide direct services to meet the needs, education or training of disadvantaged youth.

Through grant funding to child-serving non-profit organizations, we aim to assist kids by ensuring they have their basic needs met, have educational and vocational opportunities, have leadership experiences, have access to services and supports that address their well-being.

1) Provide grant funds to organizations that provide services, programs, and support for at-risk and/or disadvantaged youth.
2) Provide scholarships to young people committed to completing college or a certification for a skilled trade.
3) Provide support to small non-profits that serve youth.
4) Collaborate with those that have a common mission to improve the lives of kids.

As a private foundation, we are fortunate to have funds that allow us to perpetuate our mission, staff with experience and skills to implement and maintain the organization, and a committed board of directors that steward the funds and nurture the vision.

Through grant funding and service delivery, Snow-Redfern Foundation has impacted 161,651 kids since its inception in 1951. Since the foundation began awarding grants in 2012, 607 non-profits have received grant funds amounting to $2,329,136.

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?

    We serve youth indirectly, with the exception of the Young Women's Leadership Experience and scholarship recipients. Non-profit organizations receiving our grant funds are the primary population we serve with our mission.

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

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Grant Reports,

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

    To inform the development of new programs/projects, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We recently engaged in an environmental scan, as part of a youth investment study, commissioned to two Nebraska-based researchers. This process included community partners, including grantees, providing input on the data presented and by providing them an opportunity to share input. This data and the input of the participants has led us to redesign our grantmaking programs, specifically to focus on the areas of need that arose from this process.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

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

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

    By providing community partners and organizations that we have awarded grant funds to, an opportunity to express their opinions and provide recommendations for how systems could best benefit from our grantmaking practices, we have opened the door for transformational growth as partners. This will hopefully produce a shift in perceived power.

  • 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, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome, It is difficult to identify actionable feedback,

Financials

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Operations

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

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SNOW REDFERN MEMORIAL FOUNDATION

Board of directors
as of 11/09/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms. Brooke Shelmadine

Box Butte General Hospital

Term: 2017 - 2023

Brooke Shelmadine

Box Butte General

Denise Harris

Parker Hannifin

Dustin Chester

Nebraska Bank

Jenny Lanik

Alliance Public Schools

Nathan Jaggers

Attorney

Donna Jones

Bank of the West

Jeff Fisher

BNSF

Andrew Hunzeker

EducationQuest

Glenda Ehler

Retired

Mara Andersen

ARC

Teresa Sanders

Business Owner

Leslie Shaver

UNL

Tom Elliot

Business Owner

Sean Ridgeway

FNBO

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 11/9/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data