The Delia Foundation

Committed to creating compassionate communities on each end of life's spectrum

Anthem, AZ   |  www.deliafoundation.org

Mission

The Delia Foundation is committed to creating awareness, empowering communities, and building a better, more rewarding world for everyone.

Ruling year info

2017

Executive Director

Laura Larkin

Main address

3655 W. Anthem Way Suite A-109 PMB 359

Anthem, AZ 85086 USA

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EIN

82-0639604

NTEE code info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (L01)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (O12)

Voluntarism Promotion (T40)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The Delia Foundation is working to address the housing need for low-income seniors and veterans that are burdened by severe housing costs. On the other end of life's spectrum, The Delia Foundation is addressing the needs of disabled orphans living in a government run institution who are in need of education, nutritional meals, and most important a family environment.

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?

Blu Village

Connecting Arizona's under-served senior population with resources. Giving OPTIONS to seniors will help them not miss out on benefits that could help them cover food, housing, medication, and other expenses because they are not aware of support programs for which they qualify, the Delia Foundation works with seniors to discover resources and opportunities they may not have been aware of.
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Population(s) Served
Seniors
Economically disadvantaged people

To create a foundation for institutionalized children, customizing programs for each individual need using a holistic approach. Encouraging emotional and intellectual growth while working towards forever families.
Barlad, Romania. Personal Development
​Personal Development Plans
Communication
Self-Initiative
Trust
Problem Solving
​Educational Support
​Listening/Music & Art

Whole Body Support
​Individual Nutritional plans
learning likes and dislikes
introduction of new foods
monitor growth & development
Exercise
​Well-being


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Emotional Wellness
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Social Interaction
Mindfulness
Awareness
Yoga for the Special Needs Child

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
People with disabilities

Where we work

Awards

Congressional Recognition 2020

Congresswoman Lesko

Affiliations & memberships

Congressional Recognition from Congresswoman Lesko 2020

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Number of teachers who report feeling prepared to address diverse student needs, including learning disabilities and limited English proficiency

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

Adults, Children and youth, People with learning disabilities

Related Program

Delias Learning Center

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of people in the area with access to affordable housing as a result of the nonprofit's efforts

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

LGBTQ people, Seniors, Homeless people

Related Program

Blu Village

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of groups/individuals benefiting from tools/resources/education materials provided

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

LGBTQ people, Seniors, Veterans

Related Program

Blu Village

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn more about Sustainable Development Goals.

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.

The Delia Foundation is one Foundation with two projects.
Blu Village
Senior|Options|Solutions
Aging in Community - Co-Housing
Preventing SENIOR homelessness
Giving OPTIONS to remain independent & healthy
Creating supervised independent living housing SOLUTIONS

Delias Learning Center
AREAS OF FOCUS
Prevention: Buying, distributing sanitizing products for the Government-run orphanage, protections implemented for our staff and children who attend the center.
Sustenance: Provision of food and other essential supplies for the children attending Delia's Learning Center, and families whose livelihoods have been severely affected by the pandemic.
Sustainability: The continued care and guidance for special needs children attending our center; assisting them with emotional, physical, and mental wellness
Together with our partnerships, we can help replace institutions with foster care group homes and forever families, working with community-based services that provide children access to health, education and social care tailored to their individual needs.
Creating thriving childhoods full of hope, life, and love to lead to change on a larger scale.

Blu Village Project
Our strategies for creating a successful SOS Project is to utilize Peer Peer Fundraising, Create Fundraising events and apply for Grants; this will enable us to:
Supplement utility cost for residents in hot summer months - Residents will pay 30% of their annual income for housing plus utilities. (Average low-income senior on SS receives between $770-1200 a month.
Furniture for those in need (furniture donations will also be accepted)
Supplemental meals if needed (food donations will also be accepted)
Staffing cost for non-medical minimum supervision - The Delia Foundation will also utilize volunteers.
Staffing cost for senior navigator -This will allow The Delia Foundation to assist residents with resources needed to maintain a healthy lifestyle of independence.
Grants and individual donations will be used to purchase non-profit SIL (Supervised Independent Living) houses.

Delias Learning Center
Our strategies for creating a successful Delias Learning center is to utilize Peer Peer Fundraising, create Fundraising events and apply for Grants; this will enable us to:
Identify disabled orphan children's individual needs, educational, mental, and physical capabilities.
No child should be denied a family life because they are disabled. Institutionalization denies them special love and care.
Together with our partnerships, we can help prepare children living in institutions for schooling and forever homes. Offering community-based services that provide children access to health, education, and social care tailored to their individual needs.
Create strategic partnerships with Romanian and international charities to help deliver needed services for educational and social opportunities.

The Delia Foundation along with the Executive Director and three Executive Board Members from the community are committed to completing the Foundations Project goals. A creation of a committee is also in the process to help implement fundraising events and determine incremental goals.

With over 25 years in the social service industry our team includes strong child and senior advocates, social worker, business entrepreneur and a senior marketer. The Delia Foundation has a strong team of advocates.

The Delia Foundation was created in March of 2017 and in a few short months we have a strong team, we have begun peer to peer fundraising, we have our first fundraising event scheduled for late summer with more events to follow. We are working with the City of Phoenix Homeless department along with International partners for the Romania project. The Executive Director will be visiting Barlad Romania again this year to work in person with partnerships.

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

    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,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our board, 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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The Delia Foundation

Board of directors
as of 3/1/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Laura Larkin

Lilytoday Senior Living Representatives

Term: 2017 - 2022

Kelly Fowler

Arizona Home Care

John Roope

Widsix

Lauren Fishbach

Campus to Careers

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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/21/2021,

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/21/2021

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 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 have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.