Assuaged Foundation Inc

Be your healthiest

Green Valley Lake, CA   |


Assuaged Foundation, Inc., is a national, 501(c)3 veteran-owned nonprofit organization headquartered in Green Valley Lake, California. Our online internship program is equipped with affluent celebrity mentors who upskill marginalized college students in a remote setting to aid in successful post-graduation job placement. Our virtual MAKERSPACE houses a team network of 650+ students. We use our plant-based vegan educational platform and public health advocacy as a tool for student skill-building. Students continuously demonstrate adopting an internal locus of control mindset by bridging the gap between academic study, self-care, and technology.

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Cynthia Cherise Murphy

Main address

PO Box 8502

Green Valley Lake, CA 92341 USA

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Human Service Organizations (P20)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.



Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Our foundation is addressing a crucial problem faced by marginalized college students - the lack of practical, real-world working experience in the digital age. Traditional educational resources aren't providing students with the necessary skills and exposure to master robust technology platforms, often due to institutional budget constraints and internship-related restrictions. In order to bridge this skill gap, we offer intimate and comprehensive training through workshops, one-on-one meetings, and webinars, all led by acclaimed industry professionals. Our foundation also prepares students for their careers through ATS-formatted resume revamp workshops and acts as a concierge conduit for partners in search of hiring top-performing students. By doing so, we empower marginalized students with the essential tools required to achieve success and thrive in the digital economy.

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?

Plant-Based Food Pricing Policy Proposal

Eating plant-based offers various health benefits that are favorable to individuals and the environment. A plant-based diet is rich in nutrients, promotes bodily functions, and lowers the risk of diseases and certain cancers. Despite these health benefits, plant-based meat markets and other alternatively processed plant-based specialty substitutions are priced higher than their meat-based counterparts.

Key plant-based ingredients are also not widely available to all consumers. This is problematic because the unavailability and higher-priced food options drive potential customers away. Research finds that consumers are more likely to use plant-based substitutions if they are priced similarly to traditional alternatives.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities
People with diseases and illnesses
Pregnant people
Children and youth

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Internship of the Year by Temple University 2021

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

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

Charting impact

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

Our foundation aims to achieve several important goals. These goals include providing access and training for marginalized college students to learn critical digital remote workplace skills, such as project management, marketing, creative content, social media, outreach, public speaking, SEO, communication, and teamwork, that will help them succeed in the job marketplace, fostering an inclusive and diverse workforce by empowering those who are traditionally underrepresented in the industry, promoting digital literacy and education by investing in and teaching students about the latest tools and technologies, and ultimately, helping to drive economic development and growth by preparing individuals for careers in high-demand and high-growth industries.

Our foundation provides a comprehensive health and wellness platform designed specifically for student learning, allowing them to research and craft unique creative contents that lead to healthier lifestyles while promoting overall well-being and mental health, benefiting their personal lives.

Our nonprofit believes that student learning through our health and wellness platform is crucial for promoting a healthier lifestyle and enhancing physical and mental health. By promoting work-life balance principles early on, we hope to increase career longevity and avoid burnout. We believe that by investing in the well-being of students, we can create a generation of individuals who are better equipped to take on the challenges of the future while maintaining a healthy balance between their personal and professional lives.

Our foundation uses the following strategies for training marginalized college students in a remote workplace environment:

1. We have created a comprehensive online learning platform easily accessible to every student. Our program includes digital skill training modules covering everything from marketing, social media, SEO, creative content, strategic partnerships (outreach), project management, and public speaking to design. We also provide comprehensive step-by-step tutorials that guide students through the learning process.

2. We provide one-on-one mentorship sessions between students and esteemed professionals in their respective fields. This serves as a way to offer personalized guidance and support to students as they navigate the professional world.

3. We organize workshops providing students with experiential knowledge and hands-on training. This assists students in grasping concepts better and putting theory into practice. We focus on essential topics like communication, leadership, teamwork, project planning and management, and self-development.

4. We promote access to free or low-cost digital tools and resources to help students enhance their knowledge of technology and promote successful digital employee experiences.

5. We establish a supportive community environment that is inclusive of holistic health options, including digital mental health resources, yoga classes, meditation instructed by professional instructors, and providing access to basic holistic health concepts such as herbal remedies and whole plant-based foods.

6. We encourage participation in team-building events and non-work-related activities. This promotes bonding in our community and reduces the physical and social isolation of remote work.

7. We regularly connect with students and collect feedback through surveys, enabling us to identify and resolve challenges and ensure that our training methods meet students' needs.

With these strategies and programs, our foundation can support college students from marginalized communities to equip them with skill sets that position them better in their chosen profession while bringing attention to their physical and mental well-being.

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?

    We primarily cater to college students from minority-range backgrounds, including disability, cultural/racial differences, LGBTQIA+, military, chronic disease sufferers, and low-income populations.

  • 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?

    Despite COVID causing a human disconnect, people still want to connect in social spaces beyond online and social communities. Assuaged Foundation started hosting celebrity charity events to foster the student community environment further and amplify the learning experience in a more connective and collaborative way beyond the online remote setting we offer.

  • 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?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback


Assuaged Foundation Inc

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Assuaged Foundation Inc

Board of directors
as of 04/13/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Cynthia Murphy

Assuaged Foundation, Inc.

Term: 2022 -

Board co-chair

Thane Murphy

Assuaged Foundation, Inc.

Term: 2022 -

Craig Dumnich

Assuaged Foundation, Inc.

Jennifer Dumnich

Assuaged Foundation, Inc.

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 4/13/2023

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


The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or straight
Disability status
Person with a disability

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No data

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Sexual orientation


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Equity strategies

Last updated: 04/13/2023

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  • 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.