Light Up To Live, Inc

Lighting a path to better health

aka Light Up To Live Foundation   |   Dallas, TX   |  lightuptolive.org

Mission

Light Up To Live Foundation provides polychromatic light therapy systems and highly trained service dogs to members of the U.S. Armed Forces and Veterans living with the effects of Post-Traumatic Stress, TBI, pain, and depression. We connect and support like-minded organizations that benefit this community.

Notes from the nonprofit

Light Up To Live Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity based in Dallas, TX, and founded by Randall and Sherry Reed. As a military family, they are dedicated to raising awareness about the members of our U.S. Armed Forces and Veterans living with the effects of Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), tissue injury, pain, and depression. Light Up To Live helps connect these military members and their families to other organizations that are in alignment with our mission to provide direct aid and assistance. We want to light a path to better health.

Ruling year info

2017

President and Founder

Randall Reed

Main address

PO Box 195158

Dallas, TX 75219 USA

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EIN

82-0635428

NTEE code info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (E12)

Public Foundations (T30)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

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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?

Polychromatic Light Therapy Systems

Provide Polychromatic Light Therapy Systems to other not-for-profit organizations that provide various therapies to improve the health of veterans with Post Traumatic Stress, TBI, Pain, Depression and other adaptive needs.

Population(s) Served
Veterans
Military personnel

We actively raise money to fund the training of superior canines for veterans living with symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress and Traumatic Brain Injury. Funding pays for training, 5 years of canine food and vetrinary care.

Population(s) Served
Veterans
Military personnel

Where we work

Accreditations

Silver Guide Star 2020

Affiliations & memberships

Patriotic Service Dog Foundation 2020

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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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 collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Case management notes,

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

    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,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    Light Up To Live Foundation recently added a testimonial page to our website from Military Veterans we have served by providing at no cost to the recipient a Polychromatic LED Light Therapy System to treat PTS, TBI, pain, and blood circulation. The Foundation has raised funds to train highly skilled service dogs at no charge to the handler to aid Veterans living with adaptive needs. The training of each dog takes 18-24 months before it is selectively paired with a Veteran. Every year the dog and Veteran have to go through a recertification program. The testimonials on this page are the direct result from each individual Veteran the Light Up To Live Foundation has served.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

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

  • 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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Light Up To Live, Inc

Board of directors
as of 3/30/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Angela Enright

Light Up To Live, Inc

Term: 2018 - 2021

Steve Ellis

Commerce Street Capital

Ben Michael

Commerce Street Capital

Sandi Vaughn

WCAO

Angela Enright

Park Cities Ford

Randall Reed

Reed Enterprises

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 1/28/2021,

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Gender identity
Male

Race & ethnicity

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Gender identity

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/28/2021

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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 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.
  • 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.