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Bread & Roses Benefit Agency Inc

Hope and Healing Through Live Music

aka Bread & Roses   |   Corte Madera, CA   |  https://breadandroses.org/

Mission

Bread & Roses Presents is an arts organization with a human services mission. We bring free, live, high quality entertainment to people who are isolated, facing challenging circumstances while living apart from family, friends and society at large. In the process, we also touch the hearts and souls of those who make the show go on - performers, volunteer hosts, institutional staff, and the donors who support and understand that life requires not only bread but also roses. Our performances enrich the soul and promote wellness through the healing power of the performing arts; create a sense of community for our professional performers, in a non-commercial setting in which they can donate their talents to inspire and be inspired.

Ruling year info

1974

Executive Director

Mr. Dave Perron

Main address

233 Tamalpais Dr Ste 100

Corte Madera, CA 94925 USA

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EIN

94-2260301

NTEE code info

Music (A68)

Human Service Organizations (P20)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Bread & Roses Presents serves those who are economically, socially, emotionally and physically disadvantaged by bringing free, live music and performances to those who are isolated in Bay Area institutions. Many have suffered traumatic and often chronic challenges such as housing and food insecurity, substance abuse, loss of or diminished cognition or mobility, life-altering or terminal medical conditions, and poverty. Many find themselves suffering the debilitating effects of repetitive routines, the stigma of institutionalization and social deprivation. While these various institutionalized populations are receiving one or more essential services, such as food, housing, they may rarely if ever have access to enriching, cultural and life-enhancing activities that many of us take for granted. Our shows provide our clients the opportunity to have access to the unique, restorative experience of being lifted beyond their current circumstances through the healing power of live music.

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?

Hope and Healing Through Live Music

Bread & Roses Presents brings hope, healing and joy through live music in over 600 annual performances for isolated audiences in the San Francisco Bay Area. We serve children, teens, adults and elders in over 125 different institutional settings.

Population(s) Served
Seniors
Children and youth

Where we work

Awards

Heart of Marin -- Achievement in Nonprofit Excellence 2008

Center for Volunteer and Nonprofit Leadership

Heart of Marin: Excellence in Leadership 2014

Center for Volunteer and Nonprofit Leadership

Community Engagement Champion Award 2015

California Association of Nonprofits

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Total number of free performances given

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

Children and youth, Adults, Seniors

Related Program

Hope and Healing Through Live Music

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

We provided 624 shows in 125 facilities in eight Bay Area counties; on average more than one show every day of the year.

Total number of audience members

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

Children and youth, Adults, Seniors

Related Program

Hope and Healing Through Live Music

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

We brought hope, healing and joy to 34,159 audience members.

Number of volunteers

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

Children and youth, Adults, Seniors

Related Program

Hope and Healing Through Live Music

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

In 2018 we presented 843 talented performers with the help of 190 host and event volunteers to bring hope, healing and joy to our audiences.

Number of children served

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

Children and youth

Related Program

Hope and Healing Through Live Music

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

In 2018 we brought hope, healing and joy to 9671 children, of whom 82% are minority.

Number of audience members who are minorities

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

Ethnic and racial groups

Related Program

Hope and Healing Through Live Music

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

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.

Offer over 600 annual free high quality live music and performing arts programs

Expand audience impact and reach

Board development

Financial sustainability

Maintain quality of shows by cultivating and scheduling professional caliber performers
Increase number of shows for youth and in the North Bay; replace audiences as needed
Expand roster of volunteers by continuing to actively recruit, particularly performers for youth and multi-ethnic audiences.
Expand and enhance committees of the board
Meet individually with board members to strategize their involvement for the year
Develop and Implement a Board of Directors Yearly Calendar
Grow the Endowment
Work with Board of Directors on cultivation of Major Gifts
Promote planned giving program
Secure new grant sources

We have a highly talented staff team that are equipped to maintain the quality of shows and expand the roster of volunteers. Led by Vice President of Programs Carolyn Gauthier has been with the organization for 19 years. Both she and her team have the experience and commitment to continue to grow the program.

The program team has a wide reach of connections to add facilities. They are continually cultivating new relationships in the Bay Area social service community.

Executive Director Dave Perron and Vice President of Development Heidi James are committed to working with board members to increase the level of engagement and ensure that the board committees are working to have a positive impact on the community. In addition, staff work closely with the board to grow philanthropic revenue by identifying major gift donors, qualifying them for planned gifts and increasing grant revenue.

In 2018, we produced 624 shows , serving 34, 159 audience members. We had 65 new acts, 96 new performers and 116 shows by new performers.

We have maintained a board of 15, the limit of our bylaws and plan to bring on two new board members in 2018 for succession of members who are leaving.

About one-third of our annual performances are for low-income, disadvantaged children from high-risk neighborhoods. Many are homeless, or from immigrant families, or single-parent households who would otherwise not have access to high quality music or interactive shows. All over the Bay Area, we work with schools and community partners to help preschool-age children develop their motor skills, letter and word recognition, rhyming, socialization and much more.

We would like to increase the number of youth served, bringing more interactive programs to isolated children and increase the number of performers for these ethnically diverse audiences. We will continue to bring joy and educational experiences to our youngest audiences at their most formative time of life.

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 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 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?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback

Financials

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Operations

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

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Bread & Roses Benefit Agency Inc

Board of directors
as of 04/13/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

John Botti

Mt. Tam Capital Management

Term: 2018 - 2022

Raj Gopal

Bank of the West

Catherine Less

Baker Street Advisors, LLC

John Botti

Mt. Tam Capital Management

Donna Mezias

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Alex Wellins

The Blueshirt Group, LLC

Matt Jaffe

Gene Barnes

Heartstrings Bridge (Band)

Robin Eber

Adam Fells

Universal Tone Management|Santana

Kay Tittle

Contra Costa Family Justice Alliance and Lawyers for Family Justice

Terry Noyer

Jane Scott

John Amster

Rowan TELS Corporation

Shaina Kerrigan

Molly J

Burl Toler

Architect

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 4/13/2022

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
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data