Blue Bow Foundation

BOW Up for law enforcement

aka The Blue Bow Foundation, Inc   |   CYPRESS, TX   |  www.bluebow.org

Mission

The Blue Bow Foundation exists to provide ongoing support to law enforcement officers and their families through programs that offer emotional support, financial counseling and hardship assistance.

Ruling year info

2016

Chief Executive Officer

Kimberly Colley

Main address

P.O. Box 1384

CYPRESS, TX 77410 USA

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EIN

47-5318931

NTEE code info

Other Public Safety, Disaster Preparedness, and Relief N.E.C. (M99)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Everything we do is geared toward the support, encouragement and edification of police officers and their families.

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?

Emotional Counseling

We believe that providing an outlet for officers and their families is important--so important that it is the crux of what we do. By hosting family-friendly events, outings and special occasions, we provide an environment outside of work where officers, their spouses, and their families can build relationships with other like-minded people, showing them they're not alone.

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 groups/individuals benefiting from tools/resources/education materials provided

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

Emotional Counseling

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of financial literacy courses conducted

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

Emotional Counseling

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of health outcomes improved

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

Emotional Counseling

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of groups brought together in a coalition/alliance/partnership

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

Emotional Counseling

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of attendees present at rallies/events

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

Emotional Counseling

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of public events held to further mission

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

Emotional Counseling

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of participants counseled

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

Emotional Counseling

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

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 Blue Bow Foundation, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public charity that provides ongoing emotional and financial support to police officers and their families. We want to let officers and their families know that help is always there if and when they need it.

Once again, The Blue Bow Foundation, Inc., delivered on its mission of providing ongoing emotional and financial support to police officers and their families. Last year was yet another amazing one, with events like our “Skeet N’ Heat” Sporting Clays Tournament, Crawfish Boil & Cornhole Tournament, and annual Blue Plate Dinner all growing in attendance!

We also launched our annual and lifetime memberships and watched bows go up all over the Greater Houston Area and beyond! We were deeply touched by our blessed interaction with the Roman and Davis families, and we aim to continue our mission of supporting them.
Our supporters stepped up to help officers in need, and our amazing bond with the National Charity League’s Cypress Gems proved invaluable! And who could forget legendary news anchor and Houston icon Dave Ward’s talk at our 4th Annual Blue Plate Dinner?

The Blue Bow Foundation, Inc., is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation based in Houston, Texas. Our mission is to provide holistic support to law enforcement officers and their families that will help them grow, thrive and survive in a constantly changing world.

In order to provide the ongoing, supportive services we offer to law enforcement officers and their families, WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT! Giving to The Blue Bow Foundation ensures that the men and women that keep us safe get the support they need to stay focused, stay strong, and be at their best to protect us.

Donations are tax deductible and will help lend emotional and financial counseling services to officers and their families, offer financial assistance for officers experiencing hardship, assist officers with continuing their education to improve their expertise and enhance their careers, and provide officers with the critical equipment they need to perform their duties and come home safely each night.

Once again, The Blue Bow Foundation, Inc., delivered on its mission of providing ongoing emotional and financial support to police officers and their families. Last year was yet another amazing one, with events like our “Skeet N’ Heat” Sporting Clays Tournament, Crawfish Boil & Cornhole Tournament, and annual Blue Plate Dinner all growing in attendance!

We also launched our annual and lifetime memberships and watched bows go up all over the Greater Houston Area and beyond! We were deeply touched by our blessed interaction with the Roman and Davis families, and we aim to continue our mission of supporting them.
Our supporters stepped up to help officers in need, and our amazing bond with the National Charity League’s Cypress Gems proved invaluable! And who could forget legendary news anchor and Houston icon Dave Ward’s talk at our 4th Annual Blue Plate Dinner?

We couldn’t be more thankful for the support we received last year! 2020 looks to be even better, and we hope you will BOW UP and join us as we display CLARITY OF VISION and continue to make a regular, lasting difference in the lives of those who serve and protect us. Contact us today at www.bluebow.org/contact-us to find out how YOU can get involved.

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.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    We serve police officers and their spouses/families.

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

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Case management notes, Community meetings/Town halls, 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 strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We have found that because of COVID, we need to be more available through online programs and social media.

  • 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?

    From the beginning of The Blue Bow Foundation, we have always tried to adapt to changing times so that we are able to offer timely services in a professional manner to those in need. We focus on growing relationships and networking as much as possible so that we are able to be there for everyone in times of need or to help celebrate them for accomplishments.

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

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, 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 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, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Operations

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

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Blue Bow Foundation

Board of directors
as of 1/18/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Frank Mitchell

The Blue Bow Foundation

Term: 2015 -

Jennifer Bruner

The Blue Bow Foundation

Phillip Lillibridge

The Blue Bow Foundation

Frank Mitchell

The Blue Bow Foundation

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 1/18/2022,

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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

Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/18/2022

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Data
  • 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 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.