PRISM FL, Inc

For Every Color, For Everyone

Boca Raton, FL   |  https://www.prismfl.org

Mission

PRISM aims to provide LGBTQ+ youth in South Florida and beyond with the education and support they need to live a happy, healthy life. It's our goal to make sure everyone feels included in their community, regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

Ruling year info

2020

President

Maxx Fenning

Main address

1232 NW 14th St

Boca Raton, FL 33486 USA

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EIN

85-0891778

NTEE code info

Lesbian/Gay Rights (R26)

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

LGBTQ+ youth have been historically marginalized in their families, schools, and communities. While South Florida has made great strides in the advancement of LGBT rights, public education has historically lacked a comprehensive LGBT-inclusive curriculum and sexual education. Additionally, the current state of LGBT activism is largely white-led and white-centric.

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?

STI Clinic Search

PRISM's STI Clinic Search is a network of easily accessible, affordable health centers that offer STI testing in South Florida. For every clinic in our system, PRISM provides the location, contact information, types of tests offered, pricing, and operating hours. For many clinics, PRISM also gives further information on wait times, parking, other services offered, and more!

Population(s) Served

PRISM's Social Media and Design Coordinators Task Force (SMDCT) is the primary driver of our educational content. This program creates thoroughly researched and culturally conscious web, social media, and print content in a way that is approachable and easily understood by youth in South Florida.

Approximately 35,000 individuals view our educational material each month on Instagram alone. These resources have already significantly impacted young people's understanding of these topics in South Florida and their ability to feel empowered in their identities and maintain their sexual health.

We intend to increase the number of youth who not only understand how to maintain their physical and mental health but who also take action to do so by seeking out testing, having deliberate conversations with sexual partners about protection and STI status, and utilizing community resources that they would not be aware of otherwise.

Population(s) Served
People with HIV/AIDS
People with HIV/AIDS

The PRISM Student Ambassador Program (P-SAP, for short) allows each public high school or university in Palm Beach, Broward, or Miami-Dade County to select one student to represent them as a PRISM Student Ambassador.

As part of P-SAP, students gain the opportunity to actively connect with other LGBTQ+ student leaders through monthly meetings, group activities, and even an exclusive P-SAP listserv! PRISM helps assist in coordinating LGBT-related observances on campus, navigating discussions on hard-hitting topics in club or group meetings, and more!

Population(s) Served
Young adults
Adolescents
LGBTQ people
Young adults
Adolescents
LGBTQ people
Young adults
Adolescents
LGBTQ 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.

Total number of volunteer hours contributed to the organization

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

Young adults, Adolescents, LGBTQ people, Ethnic and racial groups

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of website pageviews

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

Ethnic and racial groups, Young adults, Adolescents, LGBTQ people

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total revenue earned to support advocacy efforts

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

Ethnic and racial groups, Young adults, Adolescents, LGBTQ people

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Dollars donated to support advocacy efforts

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

Ethnic and racial groups, Young adults, Adolescents, LGBTQ people

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

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.

PRISM works to expand access to LGBT-inclusive curriculum and sexual health resources for LGBTQ+ youth, especially queer people of color. We're working towards comprehensive, consistent, and inclusive representations of history, social issues, and sexual health so that all individuals can live a happy, health life.

We work with a diversity-focused mindset, ensuring representation for the LGBTQ+ community as a whole rather than just one subsection of it. Through active feedback from our community and the individuals most affected by our work, we build sustainable change that carries through to South Florida youth.

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

    PRISM FL, Inc works to expand access to LGBT-inclusive education and sexual health resources for LGBTQ+ youth, especially queer people of color, ages 13-24 in Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami-Dade County.

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

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Suggestion box/email,

  • 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,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board,

  • 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 tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded,

  • 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, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time,

Financials

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Operations

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

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PRISM FL, Inc

Board of directors
as of 12/24/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Maxx Fenning

PRISM FL, Inc

Term: 2020 - 2022

Christian Walden

Grace Santos

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 ? Not applicable
  • 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 12/24/2021

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
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

We do not display disability information for organizations with fewer than 15 staff.

Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/27/2021

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 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 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 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.