Lime Foundation

Empowering our Community

aka The LIME Foundation   |   Santa Rosa, CA   |  www.thelimefoundation.org

Mission

The LIME Foundation provides educational resources, mentorship, and career exploration in order to develop sustainable empowerment among our diverse communities. Those served by The LIME Foundation will learn life-changing skills to harness their potential in music, performing arts, construction careers, technology, and health, encouraging all individuals to inspire their communities.

Ruling year info

2015

President

Letitia Hanke

Main address

3327 Mcmaude Pl

Santa Rosa, CA 95407 USA

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EIN

47-2046585

NTEE code info

Community, Neighborhood Development, Improvement (S20)

Housing Development, Construction, Management (L20)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The LIME Foundation aims to serve three areas of community benefit: workforce development for youth ages 16-24; arts and music development for youth 12-18; senior health and activity for people ages 55 and up.

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?

Roofing & Construction Vocational Program (NextGen Trades Academy)

This program is designed to offer home repair services to the under-served; allowing seniors, veterans, the disabled and low income families to stay in their own homes, remaining independent and safe. The vocational program will train men and women in the field of construction such as roofing, solar, general contracting and more. This program will incorporate Green Building products such as Cool Roofs, Solar and Energy Efficiency.

Population(s) Served
Adults

This program is designed to bring positive, structured activities to disadvantaged youth, while preventing or reducing negative influences that afflict young people (e.g., substance abuse, teen pregnancy, truancy, loneliness, obesity, bullying, exclusion, etc.) These youth will learn new technology, instruments but most of all, use music and dance as a means of expression. This program will feature a summer and after school program which will include mentoring, tutoring and an activity center.

Population(s) Served
Adults

This program is designed to provide a venue for seniors to remain active, while creating new friends. This program is designed to promote healthy eating, exercise through dance, bowling, hiking and many other activities in order to prevent or reverse heart disease, arthritis, diabetes and obesity.

Population(s) Served
Seniors
Families

NextGen Auto Academy is designed to offer career exploration, safety certification, and job placement in automotive careers. Potential careers range from sales to mechanical work and service advising. The program serves the underprivileged community of students ages 16-24 who are not necessarily college-bound.

Population(s) Served
Young adults
Ethnic and racial groups

LIMElight is a solar program aimed at educating and empowering young adult students in The Bahamas. Participants in LIMElight learn how to build solar kits in order to provide lighting and electronics operability in areas with sparse or inconsistent electricity. Every year, The LIME Foundation selects two of its brightest students from the NextGen Trades Academy to assist in teaching the program. The program is held with students of CTI, the Centre for Training and Innovation, located in Eleuthera.

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 participants who gain employment

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Roofing & Construction Vocational Program (NextGen Trades Academy)

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Number of NextGen Trades Academy graduates directly referred to new jobs, per calendar (not program) year.

Average hourly wage of clients who became employed after job skills training

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Roofing & Construction Vocational Program (NextGen Trades Academy)

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Average new job salary for a NextGen Trades Academy student is $17-23.

Hours of programing delivered

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Roofing & Construction Vocational Program (NextGen Trades Academy)

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of clients who complete job skills training

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

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of clients still enrolled after the first week of training

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Roofing & Construction Vocational Program (NextGen Trades Academy)

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

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 LIME Foundation provides community impact programming with the goal of advancing disadvantaged youth; providing vocational education and work opportunities; increasing wages for the underemployed; increasing wellness and satisfaction in life by decreasing teen drug use, suicides, teen pregnancy, etc ; and, improving nutrition and mobility for seniors.

The LIME Foundation provides the NextGen Trades Academy, a 40-hour class for youth ages 16-24 who wish to start careers in the construction trades. At the end of the class, youth are provided interview opportunities with local contractors with the opportunity for hire at living wages ranging from $15-23 per hour. The Turner Arts Initiative (TAI) will operate a year-round program during after school hours and in the summer months by providing a multi-component arts program that includes life skills training, the link between art and employment, and practical experiences in the workforce that will develop and/or strengthen the positive bonds of youth to their families, schools, and communities. TAI will incorporate life skill building, group activities, and exposure to mentors, seniors and established artist working in various mediums. Our Senior Activities Program (SAP) consists of a 6-week, 12-hour series of classes for seniors ages 55 and up. The classes incorporate healthy eating; eating on a budget; brain health; gentle stretching and chair yoga; food demonstrations. Classes are delivered at local senior centers and senior living facilities in order to maximize reach.

The LIME Foundation has two staff members and contracts with instructors to deliver classes. Letitia Hanke, the founder of The LIME Foundation, maintains a vast network of construction professionals with whom we partner as she has been in construction for 23 years. We raise funds through individual donations, private philanthropy, and grants in order to pay for our costs.

LIME has served 150 students through the NextGen Trades Academy; nearly 100 participants through the Senior Activities Program; and, five scholarship recipients through the Turner Arts Initiative. We are expanding our NextGen Trades Academy to include the NextGen Auto Academy, providing career pathways in both construction and automotive work. Geographically, we are seeking funding to expand our programs to Lake County, where economic mobility and health are of special concern.

Financials

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Operations

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

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Lime Foundation

Board of directors
as of 5/6/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Letitia Hanke

ARS Roofing, Gutters and Waterproofing

Term: 2015 -

Gloria Turner

Adventist Health

Tina Chavez

AJ's Tuxedos

Andrew Leonard

Board of Education

Fran Nguyen

Financial Planner

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? 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? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 05/06/2021

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Race & ethnicity

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