Casa Foundation

New Name, Same Heart

aka Children's Foundation of Las Vegas   |   Las Vegas, NV   |  www.cflv.org

Mission

The Children's Foundation of Las Vegas, formerly the CASA Foundation, our mission is to identify and fund the individual needs of children who are in or have been in foster care in Clark County, NV. These needs would go unmet if it weren't for the Children's Foundation of Las Vegas and its generous donors.

Ruling year info

1993

President

Dawnelle Gallo

Treasurer

Richard Walker

Main address

4045 South Buffalo Drive A101-160

Las Vegas, NV 89147 USA

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Formerly known as

CASA Foundation

EIN

94-2920606

NTEE code info

Child Abuse, Prevention of (I72)

Protection Against and Prevention of Neglect, Abuse, Exploitation (I70)

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The Children’s Foundation of Las Vegas, formerly the CASA Foundation of Las Vegas, was established in June 1983. Over the 30 years, the Foundation's mission is to address the children’s unmet needs not provided for through other means. This includes items such as tutoring, medical and dental needs, transportation costs for visits with family members, specialty camps, sports, music lessons, driving lessons, and more. The Children’s Foundation of Las Vegas aims to ease the stigma that affects many foster children and help pave a smoother pathway in their lives through social and other experiences. The Children’s Foundation of Las Vegas is committed to making a difference in the lives of children in foster care in Clark County, Nevada.

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?

Special Needs

The Children's Foundation of Las Vegas, formerly the CASA Foundation, identifies and provides the unmet needs of children and youth in foster care.
These unmet needs range from:
-tutoring
-music and art programs
-sports programs
-specialty camps
-travel for family reunification
-medical and dental assistance
-driving lessons(16 years-24 years)
-housing assistance(18 years+ Step-Up)
-Transportation(Uber/Lyft, Bicycles)
-Utility assistance(18 years+ Step-Up)
-Just ask!

Population(s) Served
At-risk youth

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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

The Foundation's goal is to bring awareness to the ongoing epidemic of neglected and abused children in foster care. The Foundation’s Unmet Special Needs program actively helps children gain opportunities they would otherwise not have. These children long to fit in with their peers at school and have “normal” childhood experiences. However, participating in an extracurricular activity is often beyond a foster child’s reach, causing them to not only feel different and separate from their peers but miss out on opportunities and experiences that allow them to build skills and relationships. The Foundation's program helps foster children achieve a sense of normalcy, gain self-confidence, and feel like welcomed members of our community while instilling hope and preparing them for a brighter future.

The Children's Foundation of Las Vegas, formerly the CASA Foundation,

Help increase community awareness of the mission of the Children's Foundation of Las Vegas and its Program.
Promote and fund marketing and public relations related to program campaigns.
Provide support and funding for children in foster care through grants, donors, angel donors, online campaigns, fundraising, and community drives.
Build collaborative and strategic partnerships in the local community.

The organization raises money directly with the Las Vegas community through fundraising and applies for grants and additional funding/sponsorships for specific Foundations programs and events such as Back to School, Graduation and Angel Tree. The Children's Foundation of Las Vegas partners with Southern Nevada and Nevada State organizations to make an impact and to share the voices of our youth in our community.

The Children's Foundation of Las Vegas provided $50 gift bags for 3,000 children in foster care worth $150,000 at Angel Tree Event 2021.

The Children's Foundation of Las Vegas provided 2,966 hours of tutoring for children in foster care totaling $107,292 for an average of 45-49 children every month from January to June 2022. This equates to 67 separate children who were part of the tutoring program for the first and second quarters of 2022.

The Children's Foundation of Las Vegas recently provided 86 gift bags worth $24,000 to assist young adults in their next phase of independent living.

The Angel Tree program provides gifts for all children in care. In 2019, 3,300 children received Christmas gift bags.

In June 2020, 23 children were enrolled in tutoring, 12 were given funding to attend summer camp and 15 young adults received driver's licenses.

Financials

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Operations

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

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Casa Foundation

Board of directors
as of 09/21/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Dawnelle Gallo

Dawnelle Gallo

Children's Foundation of Las Vegas

Elizabeth Ghanem

Children's Foundation of Las Vegas

Richard Walker

Children's Foundation of Las Vegas

Elizabeth Douglas

Children's Foundation of Las Vegas

Laura Norton

Children's Foundation of Las Vegas

Erica Chee

Children's Foundation of Las Vegas

Wendy Thomas

Children's Foundation of Las Vegas

Pamela Kendall

Children's Foundation of Las Vegas

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 9/21/2022

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