Arts, Culture, and Humanities

CYPRESS CREEK FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS AND COMMUNITY ENRICHMENT

Bringing the Arts to You!

aka Cypress Creek FACE

Spring, TX

Mission

Cypress Creek FACE's mission is to provide sponsorship of cultural arts programming for the Northwest Houston area and provide educational opportunities for the community. The arts programming features a wide range of the highest caliber classical, cultural, and popular performing artists and companies. The FACE educational outreach provides workshops, master classes, collaborative concerts, free children's concerts, and special student ticket prices. Due to flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey, we have relocated our Box Office to Louetta Rd. Our concerts have also been relocated to various venues in the community. Check our website for specific concert locations.

Notes from the Nonprofit

On August 26, 2017, Hurricane Harvey hit our area and flooded our home hall, The Centrum. We realized that day we had two choices: we could cancel the season or we could move forward and find new locations for our concerts and office. We are proud to say we chose the second option. In the process, we learned just how important our mission is to the community. We learned that we truly do make a difference in peoples lives and they want us to survive and thrive. It’s been a humbling and rewarding experience. We have so many to thank and a responsibility to the future. It’s been a year and, unfortunately, The Centrum is still not available but that’s not going to stop us from continuing our mission. We have found alternate venues for our concerts. We have been told The Centrum will be functional by fall of 2020. Until then, we will continue to work with our community partners to find homes for our concerts.

Ruling Year

1997

Executive Director

Nanci Decker

Main Address

6450 Louetta Rd. Suite 200

Spring, TX 77379 USA

Keywords

Northwest Houston performing arts concerts

EIN

76-0538799

 Number

8332796112

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Performing Arts (A60)

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve New!

Cypress Creek FACE was founded to fill a void in community: a lack of accessible, affordable performing arts performances and educational opportunities for young musically talented students in the community.

Our programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

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Star-Lit! Series

Promenade Series

Residency Program

Children's Series

Focus on Education Program

Where we workNew!

Our Results

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Total number of free performances given

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Children and youth (0-19 years),

Families,

Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people

Related program

Children's Series

Total number of performances

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

Context notes

The total number includes our Star-Lit!, Promenade, Family and Free Children's series' performances. It does not include our Summer Strings Camp program or new Residency Program (beginning 2018-19).

Number of students registered in summer camps

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

K-12 (5-19 years),

Artists and performers,

Students

Related program

Focus on Education Program

Context notes

Strings Camp for 6th graders started in June 2013. In 2015, we added a 7th & 8th grade camp, Summer Strings.

Charting Impact

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have and haven't they accomplished so far?

The Cypress Creek Foundation for the Arts & Community Enrichment (FACE) is a non-profit foundation with the mission to provide cultural arts programming and educational opportunities for the community.

Through five different series, Cypress Creek FACE is able to reach seniors with the Promenade Series; children with the Free Children's Series and Family Series; adults and seniors with the Star-Lit! Series; students with Klein Art Day field trips; and young aspiring music students with the Strings Camp Program.

Part of Cypress Creek FACE's mission is to provide educational opportunities for the community. In order to fulfill this promise, we provide workshops, master classes, collaborative concerts, special family concerts, free children's concerts, special student ticket prices, and programs such as Klein Art Days and Strings Camp.

With staff and volunteers who have a combined 50+ years of experience in the presenting arts, Cypress Creek FACE has been able to accomplish many things in the last 20 years. The biggest challenge to the organization was the flooding of their home venue, The Centrum, during Hurricane Harvey's path through the Gulf Coast region in the fall of 2017. Since losing their hall and offices, Cypress Creek FACE has relocated to a new office, moved all of their concerts to new venues, secured locations for future seasons while awaiting the repairs to their home venue.
Strong leadership, committed volunteers and board members, and the support of the community has made this possible.
While Hurricane Harvey caused much destruction to our community, it also brought us together, committed to continuing forward stronger than before. It provided a renewal of our mission.

Participation by the Community, ticket sales and attendance of students and children.

Over the last 20 years, Cypress Creek FACE has grown from an organization that presented 12 concerts to now presenting 25+ concerts; an Art Day field trip program for third graders (16 performances) that highlight the performing, visual, and literary arts; and two summer camps for junior high orchestra students. FACE presents four free performances for young audiences allowing children who might never see a live performance the opportunity to do so free of charge. From flooding images of The Centrum posted on our Facebook page, we have read about the impact our organization and The Centrum has made in the lives of so many across the state and country. We reach over 12,000 patrons each season.
We haven't let a hurricane destroy what our community has helped us build. We move forward finding new venues for the amazing artists we bring to our community. We continue to create community partnerships that enhance not only our foundation but others as well. We grow stronger as a foundation in a community that desperately needs the arts to improve their quality of life.

External Reviews

Awards & Accreditations

Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance

Affiliations & Memberships

Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance - Organization

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Financials

CYPRESS CREEK FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS AND COMMUNITY ENRICHMENT

Fiscal year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

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Operations

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Board Leadership Practices

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BOARD ORIENTATION & 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?

Yes

ETHICS & 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

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Gender

Race & Ethnicity

Sexual Orientation

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Disability

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