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Edina Give and Go

Unlocking opportunities, one student at a time.

aka Edina Give and Go   |   Edina, MN   |  www.edinagiveandgo.org

Mission

To bring life and learning opportunities to Edina Public Schools students who are economically disadvantaged. We do this by removing financial barriers to participation in athletic, arts and academic activities for students. We are focused on closing the opportunity gap and increasing access and engagement for students.

Ruling year info

2016

Executive Director

Caroline Pappajohn

Main address

5701 Normandale Rd Rm 163

Edina, MN 55424 USA

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EIN

47-5031672

NTEE code info

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (O12)

IRS filing requirement

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

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Edina Give and Go is focused on the opportunity gap. We believe that every student, no matter their socioeconomic status, should have access to the opportunities that exist in our community. Our focus is on removing barriers to academic, arts, athletic activities for students. We do this through connection, funding, and advocacy.

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?

Athletics

We remove financial barriers to participation in athletic activities that exist in the community. Activities like traveling sports, community education classses and much more.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

Bringing life and learning opportunities in the area of Arts to Edina Public Schools students who are economically disadvantaged.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

We remove financial barriers to participation in academic activities that exist within the community. Activities like AP test fees, ACT prep fees, drivers education, summer camps and classes and much more.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

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.

We are focused on removing financial barriers to participation for the 10% of Edina Public School students who are economically disadvantaged. Increased access and engagement for students to create a more vibrant and equitable community.

We have strategically aligned our organization with key community partners, in order to develop relationships with students and families so we can support student interests within extracurricular activities.

Collaborative partnerships, including being a mission-aligned school district partner
Community outreach and organization
Development planning and execution

We have created access to opportunities for over 600 students in our six years of existence. Last year (July 2019 through June 2020) we unlocked over 400 opportunities for roughly 250 students.

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 using feedback from the people you serve?

    To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

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

    We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection

Financials

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Operations

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

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Edina Give and Go

Board of directors
as of 05/06/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Sarah Hardy


Board co-chair

Alex Christianson

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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 5/6/2024

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

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

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 05/06/2024

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Data
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
Policies and processes
  • 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.