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Project Angel Heart

A meal with heart gives hope

Denver, CO   |  www.projectangelheart.org

Mission

Project Angel Heart's mission is to improve health and well-being for people with life-threatening illnesses by preparing and delivering medically tailored meals and promoting the power of food as medicine.

Ruling year info

1993

President & CEO

Owen Ryan

Main address

4950 Washington Street

Denver, CO 80216 USA

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EIN

84-1199481

NTEE code info

Health Support Services (E60)

Meals on Wheels (K36)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Nutritious food is medicine for people facing illness. Doctors, dietitians, and researchers agree that eating the right foods is crucial for treating and managing chronic disease. For instance, people living with cancer need sufficient nutrients to maintain strength during treatments like chemotherapy. Those with kidney disease must limit consumption of certain minerals that weakened kidneys have trouble processing. People with heart disease can slow disease progression and manage symptoms by limiting the salt in their diet. Unfortunately, accessing nutritious meals is challenging for those who are ill. Limited energy and mobility can make cooking nearly impossible. For those living without a caregiver or struggling with the financial burden of hospital bills, accessing food is even harder. A wealth of research shows that lacking appropriate food leads to worse health outcomes, longer and more frequent hospital stays, and higher health care costs for those living with illness.

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?

Home-delivered, medically tailored meals

Project Angel Heart delivers medically tailored meals to improve quality of life, at no cost, for those coping with severe illness. Our meals are prepared fresh by our team of professional chefs and a registered dietitian and modified to meet the medical needs of those who are ill. Each week, we deliver 14,000 meals to neighbors all across the state of Colorado. With the help of more than 8,000 annual volunteers, we're able to serve people of any age who are affected by severe illnesses such as cancer, kidney/heart/lung disease, and HIV/AIDS, as well as their dependents.

Population(s) Served
People with diseases and illnesses

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 meals delivered

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Home-delivered, medically tailored meals

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of clients served

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Home-delivered, medically tailored meals

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

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.

Project Angel Heart's 2021-2025 organizational strategy sets a big, ambitious goal for our work: by 2025, we aim to provide at least 800,000 medically tailored meals a year to people living with severe illness between Fort Collins and Pueblo. That is an additional 1,600 square miles of delivery area and almost 60% more meals!

We’ve already taken big steps this year by expanding our home delivered meal service to 14 towns in Boulder, Weld and Douglas counties. More than 100 families in this expanded delivery zone are now receiving Project Angel Heart meals thanks to our community’s generosity and support.

We are also pushing ourselves to make sure that meals are only the first way we support our clients. By 2025, our nutrition services team is committed to delivering education, counseling, and peer-based support to every client who needs it, while our client services team connects them to other social support services including rental and utilities assistance, child care support, and other food benefits.

In addition to talking about our new goals, the strategy also firmly asserts what’s not changing: our commitment to our volunteers who embody the spirit of “neighbors helping neighbors”; improving the reach of our program to serve rural counties; and advocating for the needs and rights of people living with severe illness in Colorado to access health care and nutritious food.

Our job is clear: we are here to provide a path to health and well-being for those in need and comfort to those near the end of life.

This strategy brings us closer to our ultimate goal: ensuring medically tailored meals are available to all who need them in the State of Colorado.

Project Angel Heart prepared and delivered 660,000 meals to 4,600 critically ill individuals in 2022, and in the past 18 months, the agency has also expanded geographic boundaries by 45%, now serving 1,350 square miles.

Financials

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Operations

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

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Project Angel Heart

Board of directors
as of 03/07/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Heather Miller

UMB Bank

Term: 2024 - 2026

Randy Lindsay-Brisbin

Lindsay Precast, Inc.

Jeff Sepich

Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield

Jeff R Bontrager

Colorado Health Institute

Kevin Daly

Mountain Sun Pubs

John Steiner

Kaiser Permanente

Zula Solomon

Physician Health Partners

Suzy Ricklefs

Newmont Corporation

Beth Perez

Gary Outlaw

Merrick & Company

Brad Marzullo

DaVita

Kori Magallanez

Nymbl Science

Tracy Lippard

Kaiser Permanente

Tracy Johnson

Manatt Health

Jasmine Gonzalez

Polsinelli

Maureen Girard

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Aaron DeBoer

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Brad Clark

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Roopesh Aggarwal

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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 3/7/2024

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Leadership

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