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Growing Home Inc

Westminster, CO   |  https://www.growinghome.org

Mission

In partnership with the community, Growing Home advances equity in food, housing, parenting education, and lifelong stability to create lasting change for the future.

Notes from the nonprofit

Growing Home is cultivating a thriving, healthy, and equitable North Metro Denver by connecting people to services and programs to drive community action in the areas of food, housing, parenting education, and lifelong stability. Our vision: Growing Home envisions a thriving, healthy, and equitable community for all. Our mission: In partnership with the community, Growing Home advances equity in food, housing, parenting education, and lifelong stability to create lasting change for the future.

Ruling year info

1998

Co-CEO, Finance and Operations

Ms. Carli Seeba

Co-CEO, Strategy and Impact

Ms. Veronica Perez

Main address

3489 W. 72nd Ave Suite 112

Westminster, CO 80030 USA

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EIN

84-1461503

NTEE code info

Family Services (P40)

Temporary Shelter For the Homeless (L41)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Growing Home works to alleviate poverty in the Denver metro area. We address many of the factors and systemic barriers involved in keeping families impoverished, including food stability, housing security, and early childhood education.

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?

Food Pantry

Growing Homes Food Pantry is open five days a week, Tuesday-Friday from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and Thursday from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Families may visit twice a month to receive a free three-day supply of food for their whole family. Our Pantry uses the choice model. Items vary weekly but often include fresh fruits and vegetables, meat and protein, dairy, and fresh bread. Ours is one of the few local food pantries which also provides diapers and hygiene supplies.

Population(s) Served
Families

Growing Home provides housing stability and homeless prevention programs to families at risk of becoming homeless.

Population(s) Served
Families

Parents as Teachers is an international curriculum designed to prepare children, ages 0-5, for success in school by working with parents and providing them with activities and games appropriate for each age. Growing Home has 15 parent educators, 13 of whom are bilingual English-Spanish.

Population(s) Served
Families

Growing Home provides equitable access to resources, opportunities, social capital, and economic mobility.

Population(s) Served
Families
Families

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 households that obtain/retain permanent housing for at least 6 months

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

Housing Stability

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

95%of households stably housed at program exit.

Number of clients for whom the transition plan is fully implemented (including receipt of all services as planned)

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

Lifelong Stability

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

76% of participants made progress toward stability by setting and meeting personal goals

Number of clients referred to other services as part of their support strategy

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

Housing Stability

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Connected 170 participants to financial housing assistance and individualized case management.

Number of households that retain permanent housing for at least 6 months

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

Housing Stability

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

76% of households that completed the program reduced housing cost burden.

Pounds of fresh produce distributed per year

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

Food Pantry

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Harvested 2683 pounds of fresh produce in 2023.

Pounds of produce distributed

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

Food Pantry

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Distributed 439,788 lbs. of food.

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.

Growing Home uses an innovative approach of connecting direct services, community-led projects, and advocacy to maximize impact in the areas of food, housing, parenting education, and lifelong stability.
Growing Homes approach is participant-centered, trauma-informed, and grounded in a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.

Integration: Growing Home addresses food, housing, parenting education, and lifelong stability through strategies that integrate service, community organizing, and advocacy.
Services: Growing Home's continuum of services are high quality, data-driven, impactful, and responsive in the areas of food, housing, parenting education, and lifelong stability.
Community Organizing (community-led projects & community-led advocacy): Growing Home impacts food justice, housing justice, access to parenting education, and lifelong stability through community-led advocacy and community-led projects.
Organizational Advocacy: Growing Home drives systems and policpolicy-levelges related to food, housing, parenting education, and lifelong stability through its organizational voice/influence.

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 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

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

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We share the feedback we received with the people we serve, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection

Financials

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Operations

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

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Growing Home Inc

Board of directors
as of 03/18/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. William Marquez

PBS Biotech

Term: 2022 - 2025

Bill Gonzalez

Rockies Surface Land of Occidental Petroleum Corporation

Kathleen Drozda

Retired

Mary-Ellen Litzau

Retired

Eric Sundberg

Slawson Exploration Company

William Marquez

Amgen, Inc.

Michelle Bettis

3W Races

Ming Montoya-Tang

Firefly Partners

Lea Brown

Retired

Bev Bishop

Retired

Kate Skarbek

City of Westminster

Joan LaRose

Retired

Mack Lewis

The Goddard School

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

GuideStar worked with BoardSource, the national leader in nonprofit board leadership and governance, to create this section.

  • 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 3/18/2024

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Hispanic/Latino/Latina/Latinx
Gender identity
Female

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/03/2024

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 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 to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • 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.