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Selfless Love Foundation Inc

Fostering Dreams

aka Selfless Love   |   Jupiter, FL   |  www.selflesslovefoundation.org

Mission

Selfless Love Foundation leverages resources, expertise, and proven solutions to improve the child welfare system, creating opportunities for more foster youth to find their forever families and thrive in adulthood. Our vision is child welfare transformed. A world where every child's dreams can come true. Fostering dreams for foster children. Selfless Love Foundation believes every child deserves a family. Whether we are helping a child get adopted, or serving as an extended family for youth who have aged out of foster care – we believe family is everything. We believe in collective impact, coming together in a structured way to achieve social change.

Ruling year info

2015

Founder and CEO

Mrs. Ashley Brown

Main address

1095 Military Trail #1033

Jupiter, FL 33458 USA

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EIN

47-4544148

NTEE code info

Foster Care (P32)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Adoption (P31)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Selfless Love Foundation exists to solve two problems within Florida’s child welfare system: (1) Helping children who are available for adoption find their forever family (2) Help youth successfully transition from the foster care system into adulthood. Our approach to moving the needle on these issues is unique. Rather than providing direct services, we seek to create collective impact by leading statewide initiatives. Selfless Love Foundation collaborates with child welfare agencies across the state; equipping them with innovative solutions, helping them raise awareness, and advocating for policy and practice changes.

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?

Adoption, Independent Living, and Advocacy

Selfless Love Foundation is a proven leader in child welfare in the state of Florida. Our unique approach involves educating and empowering the people who receive our programs. Selfless Love Foundation’s ability to leverage technology, collaborate with nonprofit partners and state leaders to implement research-based services, and build youth leaders into advocates has led to system-level changes.

Population(s) Served
Adults
At-risk youth

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Great Non Profits Top Rated Charity 2019

Great Non Profits Top Rated Charity 2020

Great Non Profits Top Rated Charity 2021

Charity Navigator 100/100 2021

Florida Coalition of Children - Lighting the Way Award 2019

Great Non Profits Top Rated Charity 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 foster youth provided life, leadership and advocacy skills.

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

Young adults

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Independent Living Brown's Harbor Supportive Housing & One Voice IMPAACT Training, Councils, Life Skills, and Leadership Program.

Number of foster children adopted.

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

Children and youth

Related Program

Adoption, Independent Living, and Advocacy

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Adoption Matching Technology

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Selfless Love Foundation has structured our program initiatives to improve adoption matching and elevate the voices of transition-age foster youth while advocating for systemic policy and practice change.

Adoption Initiative Goal: Reduce the time to adoption for waiting children and families.
Adoption Outcomes: 200 children matched & 100 adopted annually; impacts 800 children waiting to be adopted by a community family.
Adoption Systemic Outcomes: Streamline adoptions process and allow sharing families across county lines.

Independent Living Goal: Transition-age foster youth are better prepared for self-sufficiency.
Independent Living Outcomes: Increased advocacy, leadership, and life skills; Improved sense of belonging and self-worth
Independent Living Systemic Outcomes: Increase youth engagement at critical points in care – placement, permanency, & transition; impacts outcomes for 1,000 youth transitioning from the system each year.







Adoption Strategies
Level 1: Awareness
• Objective: To raise awareness about the need for adoptive families for children in care.
• Tactics: Family adoption videos; spearhead statewide campaign for National Adoption Month.
Level 2: Adoption Matching
• Objective: To create better matches in less time by providing innovative compatibility matching technology.
• Tactics: Provide a grant to Adoption-Share to implement their Family-Match program at no cost to child welfare agencies and families.
Level 3: Advocacy
• Objective: To advocate for state and national policy change that streamlines the adoption process and reduces the time to match waiting children and families.
• Tactics: State- Member of FCC Adoptions Committee; National- Member of Voices for Adoption

Independent Living Strategies
Level 1: Support
• Objective: To provide supportive housing and life skills education to bridge the gap between dependence and independence.
• Tactics: Provide a grant to Children’s Harbor to operate Brown’s Harbor, supportive housing for 36 youth in Broward County; Offer transitioning youth a comprehensive online life skills curriculum, Life Skills Reimagined.
Level 2: Leadership
• Objective: To assist youth in the development of leadership skills to improve self-confidence and self-worth.
• Tactics: Provide transition-age youth with high-quality leadership training through Dale Carnegie and an opportunity to participate in the statewide Dream Tank Competition.
Level 3: OVI Advocacy
• Objective: To elevate youth voice through local & state youth councils; developing youth leaders to advocate for system transformation.
• Tactics: Lead youth advocacy through statewide youth council and providing technical assistance to 17 local youth councils; provide youth voice opportunities, and improve system youth engagement practices.

Selfless Love Foundation's Founders Ed & Ashley Brown are passionate advocates for children in foster care. Ashley, a child of adoption, is committed to ensuring all children have the gift of a family. Their personal philanthropy inspires others to become selfless supporters of the Foundation resulting in very successful fundraising events.

Selfless Love Foundation's Executive Director, Dr. Elizabeth Wynter has more than 20 years of child welfare leadership experience. Dr. Wynter’s expertise in strategic planning and systems building has supported her transformative work in the areas of independent living and adoptions. Dr. Wynter is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Certified Addictions Professional, and an Adoption Competent Trainer. She serves as the Vice-Chair for the Florida Coalition for Children Foundation, Co-Chair of the FCC Systems Ops Committee, FCC-DCF Strategic Initiative Lead, and Adjunct Professor at Nova Southeastern University College of Psychology. In 2017, Dr. Wynter received the FCC Administrator of the Year award.

With this leadership at the helm of the organization and a desire to collaborate with other experts in the field, Selfless Love Foundation has the capability to achieve its goals.

Since the inception of SLF in 2015, the organization has launched the following initiatives to achieve our goals.

In 2017, Selfless Love Foundation partnered with Children’s Harbor to open, Brown’s Harbor, a supportive housing program in Broward County for former foster youth ages 18 to 23.

In 2018, Selfless Love Foundation partnered with Adoption-Share to launch an adoption matching technology called Family-Match at no cost to agencies or families. Adoption-Share’s Family-Match program is a data driven platform designed to match available children with adoptive families on markers of compatibility.

In 2019, Selfless Love Foundation partnered with Florida Coalition for Children to support One Voice IMPAACT (OVI), a youth voice movement for former foster youth. Selfless Love Foundation took over OVI in 2020 and is providing technical assistance in the development of fourteen youth councils across the state.

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?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), social media,

  • 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,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    Selfless Love Foundation recently sought feedback from our youth initiative One Voice IMPACT (OVI) on how to improve the program. We have instituted their response in the program mission and goals.

  • 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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Selfless Love Foundation Inc

Board of directors
as of 01/20/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Ed Brown

Hatem Dhiab

Gerber Kawasaki

Chad Poppell

KPMG

Shannon McCoy

Luxury Advisor Group

Garry Singer

ClearSports

Lee Applbaum

Wheels Up

Mark Tremblay

MMID

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? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 8/26/2022

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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

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data