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SUNFLOWER HILL

Pleasanton, CA   |  https://sunflowerhill.org/

Mission

Sunflower Hill is a registered 501c3 non-profit, dedicated to creating places and spaces where adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) live, work, learn, and thrive as part of the greater community. Our organization co-develops affordable residential communities and creates programs and activities for people with I/DD that support independence and interdependence.

Ruling year info

2014

President, Board of Directors

Janeen Rubino-Brumm

Main address

PO Box 11436

Pleasanton, CA 94588 USA

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EIN

80-0897595

NTEE code info

Other Mental Health, Crisis Intervention N.E.C. (F99)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

According to the Statewide Strategic Framework for Expanding Housing Opportunities for People with Intellectual Disabilities, “With more than 60% of adults with developmental disabilities living with an aging parent, the need to develop independent living communities with a broad scope of programs and amenities is very real.” Adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities need affordable options to live independently within the communities they've grown up in, gone to school in, and where their support systems are based. Sunflower Hill co-develops affordable housing and programs for adults with I/DD to address this critical need.

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?

Residential Community: Sunflower Hill at Irby Ranch

Sunflower Hill at Irby Ranch is a residential community providing affordable, independent housing for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in a welcoming and supportive environment.

Completed in September 2020, Sunflower Hill at Irby Ranch was co-developed with Satellite Affordable Housing Associates (SAHA). Sunflower Hill offers a wide range of community building and life-enhancing programs and activities, while SAHA provides property management services, service coordination (such as referrals and assessment of resident service needs), to ensure that residents receive the direct supports they need to live independently and thrive.

Irby Ranch is a 1.64-acre innovative, GreenPoint Rated Gold residential community offering 30 one and two-bedroom affordable and independent living units. Sunflower Hill at Irby Ranch is not a licensed facility, or assisted living, but rather independent living.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities
People with intellectual disabilities

As an instructional outdoor space, the Sunflower Hill Garden is a medium for educational, therapeutic, and life skills training; offering adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities opportunities to thrive.

Our multi-disciplinary programs and activities are led by our knowledgeable and dedicated Garden staff, and the curriculum is specially designed to offer unique experiences for individuals of all abilities.

The Sunflower Hill Garden produces thousands of pounds of fresh, organic produce each year, which is planted and harvested by our program participants. More than 90% of our produce is donated to local nonprofits, and flowers grown are put into bouquets by program participants and donated to the local hospice and senior centers. The remainder of produce and flowers are donated to our program participants and volunteers.

Population(s) Served
People with intellectual disabilities
People with disabilities

Sunflower Hill offers online programs providing person-centered curriculum for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Free activity videos can be found on our website; these videos were created specifically for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Videos include yoga and movement, cooking, arts and crafts, scavenger hunts, and skills challenge activities.

For information on our online programs, visit https://sunflowerhill.org/

Population(s) Served
People with intellectual disabilities
People with disabilities

Where we work

Awards

Excellence in Impact Award 2023

Tri-Valley Nonprofit Alliance

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Hours of programing delivered

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

People with disabilities

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

For Sunflower Hill Garden Programs and Garden Volunteer Program and Sunflower Hill at Irby Ranch activities.

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.

Sunflower Hill creates places and spaces where adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) live, work, learn, and thrive. Our organization co-develops affordable, independent-living residential communities and creates life skills and enrichment programs for adults with I/DD.

Sunflower Hill partners with leading organizations in the affordable housing sector to create housing opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Sunflower Hill partnered with SAHA to develop Irby Ranch, an affordable housing community for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the Tri-Valley; Irby Ranch was completed in the fall of 2020. Two other housing communities are in development in Lafayette and Dublin, California.

Our first community, Sunflower Hill at Irby Ranch, is located in Pleasanton, California, opened in 2020. Sunflower Hill at Irby Ranch offers in-person programs for residents and the community at large.

Sunflower Hill has new housing communities in development in Lafayette, California and Dublin, California.

Sunflower Hill also offers life skills and enrichment programs at the Sunflower Hill Garden in Livermore, California, as well as online programs, including free activities designed for adults with I/DD.

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 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, 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 collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, 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 share the feedback we received with the people we serve, 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?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback

Financials

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Operations

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

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SUNFLOWER HILL

Board of directors
as of 04/08/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mrs. Janeen Rubino-Brumm

President, Board of Directors

Term: 2024 - 2026

Karen Dito

Ricky Walters

Christine Fitzsimmons

Kathy Narum

Molly Torres

Rob Combi

Seema Chawla

Steve Van Dorn

Cindy Everson

Herb Ritter

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

GuideStar worked with BoardSource, the national leader in nonprofit board leadership and governance, to create this section.

  • 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 ? No
  • 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 4/8/2024

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

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/18/2024

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • 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 help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • 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.