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ACEs Matter

Nurture the Neurons - Strengthen the Roots

Winter Park, FL   |  http://www.acesmatter.org

Mission

Our mission is to start the conversation about ACEs where the conversation doesn’t exist. Our vision is to significantly reduce generational ACEs and increase generational positive childhood experiences.

Ruling year info

2020

Principal Officer

Cendie Stanford

Main address

4046 N Goldenrod Rd Ste 245

Winter Park, FL 32792 USA

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EIN

85-1246674

NTEE code info

Education N.E.C. (B99)

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

Our goal at ACES Matter is to foster a reality in which coming to terms with one’s childhood suffering, trauma, and mental health regulation is more accessible and less stigmatized. Decrease in mental illnesses caused from childhood increased willingness to seek professional help Decrease in physical illnesses caused by aces decrease in community violence healthier responses to children with aces increase in community capacity to intervene

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?

ACEs Have Faces - REACHER Residency

ACEs Matter is devoted to finding communities that have never heard of the ACEs Study. Our primary mission is to start the conversation about ACEs where the conversation does not exist. Our vision is to significantly reduce generational exposure to ACEs.
Through multimedia platforms and community outreach events, ACEs Matter REACHERs will develop the skills to teach mission beneficiaries the Causes, Consequences, and Cure for reducing generational ACEs.
REACHERs will explore essential questions like:
o How do my lived experiences shape my decisions, mental stability, brain function, expectations of self, and life expectancy?
o How can I use my experiences to produce better outcomes for myself, my community, and the next generation?

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Substance abusers
At-risk youth
Victims and oppressed people
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 hours of training

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

ACEs Have Faces - REACHER Residency

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of hours of coaching

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

Multiracial people, People of African descent, People with diseases and illnesses, Substance abusers, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

ACEs Have Faces - REACHER Residency

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn more about Sustainable Development Goals.

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

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

We aim to achieve this by providing a complimentary service that anyone with an internet connection can use.

With the right funding, we could take this conversation from Good to Great.

Goals

10 ACE Awareness Events each calendar year
Free access to ACE score survey to anyone with an internet connection; increase reach by 10% each month

With funding and staffing, we could exceed this metric 10X fold.

Our process is simple and effective. People who visit acesmatter.org can take the ACE questionnaire and receive a follow-up response with recommended next steps.

The ACE questionnaire calculates childhood adversities by category and can be a tool that participants use as their roadmap for healing.

Once the participant submits their responses, an email containing their ACE score, free referral resources, and contact information for specialized products, services, or support groups will be provided.

We offer every ACE score recipient an opportunity to participate in an online “ACE Awareness Party” where they can gain deeper insight into the findings.

we started the conversation in 2021

We've reached 10,000 people organically
Issued 800 ACE digital surveys
Hosted/Co-Hosted 20 ACE Awareness Events

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.
  • 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 inform the development of new programs/projects

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

    We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    Staffing to collect and follow up on the feedback

Financials

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Operations

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

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ACEs Matter

Board of directors
as of 06/08/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Cendie Stanford


Board co-chair

Matt Perelstein

eq4peace.org

Term: 2023 - 2026

Michael Stegall

Children's Services

Renee Granata

N/A

Cendie Stanford

ACEs Matter, Corp

Matt Perelstein

eq4peace.org

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 ? No
  • 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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 3/30/2022

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
Black/African American
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

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

Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/30/2022

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 ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
Policies and processes
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.