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The MAGIC Charities Foundation

Making A Great Investment in Children

aka MAGIC Charities   |   New Hope, PA   |  www.magiccharities.org

Mission

The mission of the MAGIC Charities Foundation is to advocate for and invest in the well-being of children.

Notes from the nonprofit

We receive feedback from community partners regarding the impact of services. Sometimes, we distribute items, and the people we serve wish to remain anonymous, and we respect that right. When we can survey and collect feedback, such as in certain grant partnership situations, we do. Sometimes, the instability of the child's situation such as a new placement in a group home, makes it difficult in the formal sense to find a person who knows the child well enough to do a "before survey" so we find other metrics such as what services are now being provided to a child that were not prior to us funding educational advocacy.

Ruling year info

2017

Executive Director

Ms Sharon Grosso

Chairman and CEO

Mr Steve Grosso

Main address

6805 Route 202

New Hope, PA 18938 USA

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EIN

81-3801305

NTEE code info

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

Student Services and Organizations (B80)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (P01)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

MAGIC aims to help children now to ensure a brighter future. Many children and families face barriers to health, education, and healthy family relationships. We offer programs and services to provide short-term solutions to immediate needs and give children and families the tools to overcome the odds of a more challenging future trajectory.

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?

MAGIC (Managing a Gap in Children's) Meals

We supply meals during school breaks to low-income children reliant upon free meals at school. We distribute through area food pantries and schools.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Economically disadvantaged people

The MAGIC Scholarship Fund is a fund awarded to students to help overcome barriers, both academic and non-academic, to education.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Adolescents

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 advocate for policies that support children and families to receive the support and services they need for health, education, and family stability.

It is our vision to create a world that, above all, values our children's health, education, safety and family relationships.

We invest in children's health by providing meals to insecure children. Addressing food security directly improves the ability to learn and decreases the chances of long-term health conditions.

We help students overcome barriers to education by providing school supplies, coats, scholarships, and advocacy to help families receive the learning support they are entitled to help their children learn. Children with learning disabilities who do not receive support or finish high school are more likely to end up in the school-to-prison pipeline.

Foster and adoptive families have unique challenges and trauma. We support these families by providing specialized counseling and therapeutic experiences to help them bond and increase the success of a foster care arrangement or adoption.

The MAGIC Meals Program: providing healthy meals to hungry children. We pack and deliver meals on weekends and during school breaks for food-insecure students.

The MAGIC Scholarship Fund: providing funding, resources, and access to education. We deliver coats, backpacks, and school supplies directly to our community and provide grants to organizations and individuals for items such as laptops, school supplies, college housing, and tuition expenses.

The Adoptive and Foster Youth Initiative: providing specialized counseling & therapeutic services. We have provided several grants for specialized family counseling, camps, and wellness initiatives.

The MAGIC Advocacy Program: advocating for children to get the educational support they need. This program provides an educational advocate, free of charge or at a discounted cost, to families needing special education services.

Advocacy of policies that support families through coalition memberships or communication with lawmakers.

To date, we have provided the following:
Over 12,000 meals to food-insecure students
Hundreds of backpacks and school supply kits
Hundred of coats
A grant for 11 highly subsidized laptops for college students
One college scholarship
Four years of summer camp for low-income children
Specialized TBRI counseling for four adoptive and foster families
Grants for counselors for two summers sessions of TBRI therapeutic camp with Holt International
Supplies for children and parents in need (diapers, strollers, car seats, beds)
Nutrition education for teens




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 make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, 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 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 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

Financials

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Operations

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

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The MAGIC Charities Foundation

Board of directors
as of 02/19/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr Steve Grosso

Auxilior Capital Partners

Term: 2017 - 2023

Steve Grosso

The MAGIC Charities Foundation

Martin Babicki

Auxilior Capital Partners

Sharon Grosso

The MAGIC Charities Foundation

Peter Murphy

Vantage Linguistics

Lauren Pura

GE Capital

Rick Atherholt

Flamm Walton Heimbach

Kathleen Juliano

Auxilior Capital Partners

Lisa Rafter

The Monitor Daily

Christopher Brown

Merrill Lynch

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 ? 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? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/19/2024

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
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male
Sexual orientation
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/19/2024

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Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.