Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Friends of Spare Parts

To advance reuse education through the arts.

aka Spare Parts   |   SAN ANTONIO, TX   |  http://sparepartssa.org/

Mission

MISSION: To advance reuse education through the arts. CORE VALUES: To support cultural and environmental sustainability; to provide affordability and accessibility to the arts; to offer community education; and to foster creativity, green-style. VISION: To increase reuse practices. Through programing, education and physical development, Spare Parts empowers citizens to reduce landfill tonnage through reuse and environmental accountability.

Ruling year info

2018

Executive Director

Mary Elizabeth Cantu

Main address

130 SUTTON DR

SAN ANTONIO, TX 78228 USA

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EIN

82-1540409

Cause area (NTEE code) info

Arts Education/Schools (A25)

Recycling (C27)

IRS filing requirement

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

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

To bring much-needed art programs--specifically to schools serving predominantly children of low-income Hispanic San Antonio families,

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?

Spare Parts Mini Art Museum

​The Mini Art Museum was created to bring the fine arts experience to schools and the community. Exhibition artwork is by professional artists and curated to express different, individual themes.

Population(s) Served
General/Unspecified

The value of Friends of Spare Parts' purpose increases annually with invitations to participate in community and school programs, festivals and family educational events. Spare Parts Exhibitions: To educate the public about reuse through art, through partnerships with artists and artistic programs, culminating in community exhibitions.

Population(s) Served
K-12 (5-19 years)
Families

Reuse art education, activities and corresponding curriculum for teachers K-12 and Spare Parts Educators are critical to furthering our mission and vision.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Through partnerships, Spare Parts educates the public about reuse through art--culminating in community exhibitions/projects.

Population(s) Served
General/Unspecified
General/Unspecified

Where we work

Charting impact

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

Spare Parts program offers affordable, sustainable art education by relying on donated materials, significantly decreasing project operating costs. Friends of Spare Parts is actively seeking new funding sources to keep instructor fees low and help fund the collection and storage of re-use materials and exhibits in future years Contract more Spare Parts educators to teach art classes at Charter, private and public schools. There is a need and we can fill it. Increase Individual donation and grants. Increase children served in poverty related zip codes in our City.

Financials

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Operations

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

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Friends of Spare Parts

Board of directors
as of 4/27/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Laura Carter

Retired Nonprofit Development and Communications

Term: 2017 - 2020

Chris Castillo

San Antonio Public Library

B. Kay Richter

San Antonio Express News, Sentinel

Jeanne Cantu

TAMU San Antonio

Jennifer Herrera

Nonprofit/Communications Consulting

Jonathon Guajardo

GA Media Productions, Editor in chief Sentinel

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? Not applicable

Keywords

education, arts, environmentalism, reuse, equity, advocacy