Maryam Parman Foundation for Injured Children Inc

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aka MPFIC   |   ORANGE, CA   |  https://www.mpfic.org

Mission

Our mission is to provide various forms of aid to severely injured children and their families. We fund healthcare services such as in-home nursing, physical therapy, swim therapy, occupational therapy, and more. We also provide wheelchairs, wheelchair vans, scooters, lifts, ramps, medical devices, rides to and from appointments, and more.

Ruling year info

2018

Executive Director

Taylor Nicole Smith

Main address

1421 N WANDA ROAD SUITE 120

ORANGE, CA 92867 USA

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EIN

82-3765508

NTEE code info

Health (General and Financing) (E80)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The Maryam Parman Foundation for Injured Children provides various forms of aid to injured children and their families. Each child’s needs are assessed before an individualized funding and treatment plan is formed.Our Founder, through her work representing plaintiffs in personal injury cases, sees children who have experienced a catastrophic injury often times not get the compensation they need in order to cover their medical expenses or necessary future medical care. She decided to do something about this problem by founding The Maryam Parman Foundation for Injured Children, a foundation that will solely focus on funding healthcare services and providing mobility accommodations to children in need. The families of these injured children need to make large purchases and life-style adjustments to cope with these injuries, which can put a serious financial strain on families. Our Founder decided to take action and help these families by founding MPFIC in hopes to change children's lives.

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?

Wheelchair Vans

Our foundation provides wheelchair vans to families who have a child suffering from an injury or a disability as a result of an injury.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Economically disadvantaged people

Our foundation provides various medical devices to children who have suffered a severe injury or are disabled due to an injury.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Economically disadvantaged people

Our foundation provides rides to and from therapy appointments for the children our foundation serves.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Economically disadvantaged people

Our foundation provides various forms of therapy for injured children such as; swimming therapy, horseback riding therapy, physical therapy, occupational therapy, tutoring, and more.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Economically disadvantaged people

Our foundation provides various handicap accessibilities to children suffering from an injury such as; wheelchairs, scooters, ramps, lifts, walkers, and more.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

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 children receiving medical services

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

Children and youth, Economically disadvantaged people, People with disabilities, Infants and toddler girls, Low-income people

Related Program

Therapy for Injuries

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Children with severe injuries receive different forms of therapy that are not covered by their insurance.

Number of children who have access to healthcare

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

Infants and toddlers, Children and youth, Low-income people, People with disabilities, Victims of crime and abuse

Related Program

Therapy for Injuries

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We provide aid to each child on a case-by-case basis to ensure no child is left without a resource to their healthcare.

Number of children receiving assistance with important legal documents

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

Children and youth

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of children served

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

Children and youth, People with disabilities, Low-income people, Victims of crime and abuse

Related Program

Handicap Accessibilities

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We have built stair lifts in homes of children with severe injuries and built various home modifications to accommodate their new disabilities.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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 Maryam Parman Foundation for Injured Children aims to help children who suffer from catastrophic injuries by taking some of the financial stress off of their families while they help their children heal. We fund healthcare services that insurance doesn't cover, as well as provide families with handicap accessibilities that insurance doesn't cover. Families have enough to worry about when their child is severely injured, and they shouldn't have to struggle to afford some of the treatment and tools the child will need to heal properly. Every child deserves the best, same chance at healing, and that is what our foundation aims to give them.

Our foundation aims to help families in California who have a child suffering from a severe injury. We focus primarily on low-income families, but each child is assessed on a case-by-case basis and an individualized plan is developed for them. In order to keep our programs funded, we depend on donations from the general public and income from our fundraisers.

Our fundraising covers our expenses and grants at this time. We have a great community of supporters that allows us to keep helping children suffering from severe injuries.

Only founded in December of 2017, we have already provided $62,000 worth of grants in 2018 to children in need. In 2019, we awarded $84,717. In 2020, despite the challenges we faced due to the pandemic, we awarded $89,404.00 in grants. We are currently completing our 2021 taxes, but in 2021 we awarded $90,259.82.

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.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Parents of the children we help.

  • 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 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,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    It is important to our parents to be able to contact us at all times with their questions. We recently gave parents a number they can text 24/7 and this has eased their worries about getting in touch with us after or before hours.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board,

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

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

Financials

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Operations

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

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Maryam Parman Foundation for Injured Children Inc

Board of directors
as of 03/07/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Maryam Parman

Avrek Law Firm

Term: 2017 - 2022


Board co-chair

Taylor Smith

Maryam Parman Foundation for Injured Children

Term: 2017 - 2022

Pamela Algorri

Elmira Najafi

Taylor Smith

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 ? 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? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 3/7/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/07/2022

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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 analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • 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 use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • 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 help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • 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.