My Hometown Heroes, Inc.

Bridging the gap between cancer and college, one scholarship at a timeKEv

aka My Hometown Heroes, Inc.   |   Reno, NV   |  http://myhometownheroes.org/

Mission

My Hometown Heroes is a 501(c)3 organization designed to provide scholarships for young adult cancer survivors between the ages of 17 and 39. Our mission is to financially assist and recognize these amazing individuals who are pursuing a college education. Through community outreach, collaboration, and creativity we inspire with stories of hope and progress. Every year there are over 77,000 young adults between the ages of 15 and 39 years old who are diagnosed with cancer. Between the years 2016 and 2020, the cumulative student debt among this college bound population will be over $5 billion. Join us in our effort to award $1,000,000 in scholarships by 2020.

Ruling year info

2014

Executive Director

Danny Heinsohn

Main address

PO Box 11855

Reno, NV 89510 USA

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EIN

90-0519262

NTEE code info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (P12)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (T01)

Leadership Development (W70)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Every year there are over 77,000 young adults in the US, between the ages of 15 and 39 years old, who are diagnosed with cancer. The young adult cancer survivor population is one of the most overlooked and underserved demographics in our country. Traditional awareness and resources in mainstream media address pediatric/childhood cancers, and cancers that are commonly known to develop later on in life such as colon cancer, breast cancer, prostate cancer, and lung cancer. While no type of cancer diagnosis is easy to navigate, the young adult population faces it's own set of unique challenges. As they transition from managing a diagnosis to entering remission, many have a desire to begin or continue on with pursuing a college education. College isn't cheap nor is the cost of treating cancer, with the average student debt upon college graduation being over $40,000. These financial challenges can devastate or take an immense financial toll on survivors and their families.

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?

Scholar Squad Challenge

Fundraising opportunity for any person, group, or organization to dedicate their time and effort to fundraising $1500 in one calendar year.

http://myhometownheroes.org/scholarsquad/

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Financials

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Operations

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

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My Hometown Heroes, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 5/13/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Danny Heinsohn

My Hometown Heroes, Inc.

Term: 2010 -

Leonard Remington

Morgan Stanley

Darrell Plummer

Sierra Nevada Properties

Morgan Brantner

Sierra Pacific Mortgage

Board leadership practices

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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? No
  • 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? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No