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Amplife Foundation

Helping & empowering the disabled community.

Sacramento, CA   |  https://amplifefoundation.org

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Mission

*Disability affects everybody. The Amplife Foundation's mission is to help & empower the disabled community*.

Notes from the nonprofit

Through our programs, the Amplife Foundation continues to help people with disabilities by providing imperative disabled information & resources, and connects the fragmented disabled community with causes, stories, ambassadors, and organizations, in their neighborhood and across the globe.

Ruling year info

2023

Vice President of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Armando Nevarez

Main address

1401 21st St #6862

Sacramento, CA 95811 USA

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EIN

93-2297201

NTEE code info

Human Services - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (P99)

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

Even though people have had disabilities since the beginning of time, the resources are limited, conflicting, and the community remains fragmented. From the lack of resources in the hospital where a person receives care, to not being able to find the right offerings for their specific disability, to becoming isolated from the lack of connections with the disabled community in their area, people with disabilities often have difficulty finding the products, services, events, information and community they need to thrive in their Amplife. The Amplife Foundation brings the disabled community together and empowers people worldwide.

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?

Amplife Love

Amplife Love is a website operated by Amplife that lets customers enjoy the same shopping experience as on amplife.co with the added benefit that when a customer chooses a Cause with Amplife Love, the Amplife Foundation will donate 1.43% of the price of eligible purchases to the customers chosen Cause. Vendors may contribute or choose to match the 1.43% that the Amplife Foundation donates. There is no cost to Causes or to Amplife Love customers.

All donation amounts generated by the Amplife Love Program are remitted to the Amplife Foundation. In turn, the Amplife Foundation donates those amounts to the Causes chosen by customers on amplife.co. Amplife pays all expenses of the Amplife Love Program; they are not deducted from the donation amounts generated by purchases on Amplife Love.

The purpose of the program is for Causes to receive donations when customers make purchases through Amplife Love.

Amplife Love supports, individuals, nonprofits, support groups, and businesses.

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

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 Causes in the Amplife Love Program

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

Ethnic and racial groups, Adults, Children and youth, People with disabilities, People with diseases and illnesses

Related Program

Amplife Love

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

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.

Amplife Foundations mission is to help & empower the disabled community by connecting them to support programs and imperative disabled information and resources.

The Amplife Foundation aims to:

1. Connect with the community, with causes, stories, ambassadors, and organizations.

Disability is the largest (1 billion+ people) and only minority group that anybody can join, at any time.
This is when we, people with disabilities, will really be part of society; we will be educated in every kindergarten and any school with personal assistance; live in the community; work in all places and in any position with accessible means; will have full accessibility to the public sphere; and people may feel comfortable to sit next to us on the bus.

World Report on Disability - World Health Organization


2. Provide imperative disabled information and resources to the community about how they can:

Learn about the different aspects of disability.
Find bills and petitions to advocate for or against.
Access grants to eliminate barriers to live their lives without limits.

Disability is part of the human condition. Almost everybody will be temporarily or permanently impaired at some point in life, and those who survive to old age will experience increasing difficulties in functioning. Many people with disabilities do not have equal access to health care, education, and employment opportunities, do not receive the disability-related services that they require, experience exclusion from everyday life activities, and experience worse socioeconomic outcomes and poverty than persons without disabilities. Despite the magnitude of the issue, both awareness of and scientific information on disability issues are lacking.

A persons environment has a huge impact on the types of obstacles they have to overcome: judgment without being spoken to, unable to exist and do daily tasks comfortably, limited physical access of schools, parks, shops, and homes, a deaf individual without a sign language interpreter, a blind person using a website that cannot be used with a screen reading software, unsafe water and sanitary conditions.

A lack of data and research evidence can create a significant barrier for policy-makers and decision-makers, which in turn can influence the ability of people with disabilities to access mainstream health services. Improving disability data may be a long-term enterprise, but it will provide essential underpinning for enhanced functioning of individuals, communities and nations.

Advancing the rights of people with disabilities should be regarded as a multidimensional strategy that includes prevention of disabling barriers as well as prevention and treatment of underlying health conditions.

World Report on Disability - World Health Organization


3. Connect to support programs that help & empower the community to break barriers, against all odds.

Community is imperative. Having the support of the community is a critical part of the Amplife journey.

- Create a platform and community to provide support for people with disabilities, family, friends, and anybody else to share their Stories, connect with resources and to rock their Amplife.
- Educate about the prevalence of disability while providing resources and information to make informed decisions about their specific disability.

Amplife Foundation's program delivery tools include the following:
- Amplife Love: Provides people a platform to support their favorite Cause every time they shop on amplife.co, at no extra cost, and to purchase items for them, to give back to the disabled community.
- Amplife Awareness: Provides imperative information about the disabled community while raising awareness to the world about the disabled community's reality and how to help. April is our designated month where we celebrate victories, share empowering stories.

Amplife was created out of necessity by Abdul Nevarez and his family in the Bay Area, less than 2 years after his near-fatal hit-and-run motorcycle accident on October 22nd, 2012. Abdul couldn't find gear he would rock that supported the disabled community. That's when he founded Amplife Clothing in 2014, empowering people with and without disabilities all over the world.

This wasn't enough though. With our drive to help as many people as possible, we knew we had to do so much more.

In 2023, the Amplife Foundation was created by Amplife to help & empower the disabled community. Our ability to draw on the business strengths of Amplife, providing more than just funding, amplifies our foundations ability to impact the lives of the disabled community.

Amplife is a vertically integrated platform comprising a marketplace, in-house full service agency, media distribution, community and resource made by people with disabilities, for everybody.

Through the Amplife Foundation & Amplife, we empower and elevate our community, providing a platform where people with and without disabilities can find products, services, events, information and resources, specifically for them and their disabilities, to help them live their best Amplife, without limits.

We have created major pillars, including Amplife Love, Team Amplife, Amplife Stories, Amplife Awareness, Amplife Action, Amplife Vendor and Club 112 to serve, support, include, and empower everybody in the disabled community in order to offer Everything Disabled.

We have been able to reach all 50 states and 6 continents. We continue to work with a variety of sponsors, organizations, and individuals to help raise awareness and take action. The Amplife Foundation is always striving to bring our programs to everybody in the community, and we hope to one day fully fund all of our grant requests, as the need is still bigger than our ability to financially fulfill it.

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

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

Financials

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Operations

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

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Amplife Foundation

Board of directors
as of 01/22/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Abdul Nevarez

Founder of Amplife

Term: 2023 -

Armando Nevarez

CEO of Amplife

Alesandra Barros

CMO of Amplife

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 12/4/2023

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
Hispanic/Latino/Latina/Latinx
Gender identity
Male, 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: 12/04/2023

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

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 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.