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Arts for All

Giving The Gift of Music

Dana Point, CA   |  https://www.artsforall-ca.org/

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Mission

Arts For All is dedicated to providing accessible and personalized music education to children and young adults, especially those with disabilities or from economically disadvantaged backgrounds. Our mission is to nurture individual talent and foster personal growth through music, thereby enriching our community and enhancing cultural engagement.

Notes from the nonprofit

Why you should donate: Direct Impact: 100% of your donation goes directly to funding our programs, ensuring that every dollar contributes to our mission without any administrative overhead. Founder's Personal Touch: Our disabled founder, who discovered the transformative power of music firsthand, personally selects each teacher and pairs them with students to ensure a match that fosters success and meets the child's specific needs. Exclusive Partnerships: Our partnerships with local music schools and venues offer discounted or free music lessons and consistent performance spaces, maximizing the reach and effectiveness of your donation. Funder Engagement: We actively engage with our donors by featuring them on our website and through regular updates in our email blasts, highlighting their vital role in our community. Support for Local Artists: Donations help employ local musicians and music teachers, providing them with stable opportunities and promoting cultural vibrancy.

Ruling year info

2022

CEO & Founder

Bryce Hansen

COO

Debbie Bosse

Main address

24699 Del Prado

Dana Point, CA 92629 USA

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EIN

92-0837042

NTEE code info

Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose (A20)

IRS filing requirement

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

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Programs and results

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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?

Spread The Music Initiative

The Spread The Music Initiative by Arts For All offers tailored, one-on-one music education to underserved youth, focusing on personal development and skill enhancement. This program supports children and young adults, especially those with disabilities or from economically disadvantaged backgrounds, through comprehensive music instruction. Participants receive lessons in a variety of instruments, taught by skilled musicians. The goal of the initiative is to provide 100 students with a five-month program for the instrument of their choice, culminating in a live performance to showcase their development. Beyond individual lessons, the initiative fosters community engagement and cultural enrichment by hosting these public student performances at local venues, thus also supporting local businesses. The program aims to empower participants, enhance their musical talents, and strengthen community ties through the universal language of music.

Population(s) Served
At-risk youth
Economically disadvantaged people
Victims and oppressed people
Academics
Artists and performers

Where we work

Awards

Certificate of Excellence 2024

The Flora May Foundation

Affiliations & memberships

Danman's Music School 2022

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, 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, The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome, 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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Arts for All

Board of directors
as of 05/09/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Bryce Hansen

Arts For All

Debbie Bosse

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Michelle Thelander

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Zoe Zehren

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Jill Fales

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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? Not applicable
  • 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? Not applicable
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Not applicable
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 5/9/2024

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
Multi-Racial/Multi-Ethnic (2+ races/ethnicities)
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person with a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Hispanic/Latino/Latina/Latinx
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

Equity strategies

Last updated: 05/01/2024

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.