NEW MEXICO KIDNEY FOUNDATION

Enhancing Lives Affected By Kidney Disease

Albuquerque, NM   |  https://nmkidney.org/

Mission

THE NEW MEXICO KIDNEY FOUNDATION IS A NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION DEDICATED TO KIDNEY DISEASE PREVENTION BY ENHANCING AWARENESS, AND IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF LIFE OF PEOPLE WITH OR AT RISK OF KIDNEY DISEASE THROUGH EDUCATION, RESEARCH AND PHILANTHROPIC PROJECTS.

Ruling year info

2016

Board of Directors President

Dr. Fidel Barrantes

Main address

PO Box 92437

Albuquerque, NM 87199 USA

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EIN

47-5504391

NTEE code info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (E01)

IRS filing requirement

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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?

Kidney Health Awareness and Education

We provide education in schools, senior centers, community organizations, and disadvantaged communities, as well as education in Native American communities to reach those at risk of kidney disease. We also educate patients with kidney disease.

Population(s) Served
Age groups
Indigenous peoples
People of Latin American descent
People with diseases and illnesses

To educate healthcare providers, we sponsor an annual symposium for advancing the prevention of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) and improvement of treatment for those with kidney disease.

Population(s) Served

The New Mexico Kidney Foundation assists patients along the path to getting their transplant by providing a Dental Scholarship to those who do not have insurance. The scholarship will be awarded annually to at least 12 patients who are awaiting a kidney transplant.

Population(s) Served
Chronically ill people
Chronically ill people

This education program is free and is offered by kidney doctors or advanced care practitioner with experience in kidney disease. It includes elementary and middle school programs encouraging young people to make healthy life-style choices.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

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.

Priority 1: Funding – increase funding to advance our mission through additional donors, increased recurring donations, retaining existing donors and pursuing grants.
Priority 2: Outreach – expand our presence throughout the state with a focus on high-risk populations through partnerships with other organizations and increased use of our communication tools.
Priority 3: Education – increase education activities about kidney health to more individuals in schools and in communities.
Priority 4: Assistance for Patients with ESRD – provide effective assistance to more individuals with End Stage Renal Disease.

Funding
1. Create a Fundraising Committee and identify fundraising opportunities (create a strategy) by September 2021
2. Create Committee to oversee accounting by January 2022
3. Contract with a local organization for accounting by January 2022
4. Create monthly website infographic on income and expenditures by January 2022
5. Create donor database by January 2022
6. Seek out grant opportunities monthly beginning no later than January 2022
7. Use all means of communication to target the month of March (World Kidney Day is March 10, 2022) for fundraising
8. Have one grant written and submitted by January 2023

Outreach
1. Create an Outreach Committee by January 2022
2. Initiate weekly use of social media for awareness, education and fundraising by January 2022
3. Obtain written quotes and/or video of those
benefiting from NMKF, by March 2022
4. Diversify board membership with a member our targeted populations by May 2022
5. Diversify board membership with a member with connections in the area by May 2022
6. Identify nonprofit and healthcare organizations throughout the state and initiate collaboration by July 2022
7. Identify college/university programs throughout the state and initiate collaboration by July 2022
8. Collaborate with Higher Education institutions to engage interns to assist with outreach efforts by August 2022.
9. Expand contact and collaboration in the state by building committees in targeted communities or areas by January 2023

Education
1. Make presentations to at least 3 organizations with members that are 50+ years old, at least 3 Native American organizations/communities, and at least 3 Hispanic organizations/communities by January 2023
2. Identify and present to at least one organization each serving low-income individuals, individuals with diabetes, and individuals with hypertension by July 2022
3. Produce a project in collaboration with a higher education institution focused on engagement and education for High School students by August 2022
4. Identify and participate in at least one health fair or similar event by January 2023

Assistance
1. Create ESRD Assistance Committee to review and evaluate critical areas of intervention, by January 2022, and increase direct assistance to clients by 100%.

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?

    Those most at risk for kidney disease including American Indians, Hispanics, Seniors, individuals with diabetes or hypertension, and rural and low-income household.

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

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys, Community meetings/Town halls, 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 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?

    Expansion of our services to other needs for those needing clearance to be added to the kidney transplant list.

  • 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?

    It has made us aware there is more that they need than what we have historically served.

  • 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, 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 engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive,

  • 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, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time, It is difficult to get honest feedback from the people we serve, It is difficult to identify actionable feedback,

Financials

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NEW MEXICO KIDNEY FOUNDATION

Board of directors
as of 10/19/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Dr. Fidel Barrantes

Renal Medical Associates

Term: 2021 - 2025

Felicia C De Vaca

Vice President

Maria Sanders

Secretary

Rodrigo Gamarra

Treasurer

Amy Heflin

Member

Ron Ruybal

Member

Barbara Worthen

Member

Barbara Williamson

Member

Tracy Collyer

Member

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 10/18/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Hispanic/Latino/Latina/Latinx
Gender identity
Male
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 08/23/2021

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • 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 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.