Visual Aid Artists for AIDS Relief

aka Visual Aid   |   San Francisco, CA   |  www.visualaid.org

Mission

Visual Aid encourages artists with life-threatening illnesses to continue their creative work. The organization was founded by a group of artists, collectors, and art dealers to help preserve, present, and promote the work of professional artists from diverse backgrounds with life-threatening illnesses. For 25 years, Visual Aid has been an integral part of San Francisco’s passionate social activism in response to the HIV/AIDS pandemic. Today, the organization's focus is on selected curatorial projects and preserving artists' legacies through the Visual Aid Archives Project.

Ruling year info

1994

Executive Director

Ms. Julie R. Blankenship

Main address

3181 Mission Street # 7

San Francisco, CA 94110 USA

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EIN

94-3089742

NTEE code info

Visual Arts Organizations (A40)

Arts Service Activities/Organizations (A90)

AIDS (G81)

IRS filing requirement

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

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Communication

Programs and results

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Our programs

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Archives Project

Today, Visual Aid Projects focuses on curatorial projects and archives documenting artists responses to the AIDS pandemic.

Population(s) Served

Visual Aid is involved in curatorial projects and presents exciting, sometimes controversial exhibitions of contemporary art at various galleries and community venues.

Population(s) Served

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Awards

Ideas that Matter 2008

Sappi Fine Paper

Certificate of Honor 2007

Bevan Dufty/San Francisco Board of Supervisors

Community Spotlight Hero 2008

Energy 92.7FM/Cingulair

Certificate of Recognition 2008

Mark Leno / California Legislature Assembly

Certificate of Recognition 2007

Mark Leno / California Legislature Assembly

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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

With Visual Aid's help, the creative work of artists with illnesses will be sustained and their legacies preserved. The goals of Visual Aid exhibitions and Archive Project are to stimulate dialogue about creativity and healing, sustain creative legacies and build a healthy and vibrant community.

Financials

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Operations

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Visual Aid Artists for AIDS Relief

Board of directors
as of 10/6/2014
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Board chair

Tim Losch

The Foundation of the American Academy of Opthalmology

Term: Jan 2009 -

Tim Losch President

The Foundation of the American Academy of Opthalmology

Howard Thornton General Manager, Museum Store / Visitor Services

Oakland Museum of California

Bill Larsen Director

Voicebox Creative

Mark Hamner Events Director

The Jay at Mavericks Big Wave Surf Competition

Martine Jardel Visual Aid Artist

Independent

Deborah Stegman Sales Representative

Mondo Eyewear and recently founded The Only Cookie, a public benefit corporation

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? Yes
  • 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? 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? No