Richmond-Ermet Foundation

Providing aid for HIV, hunger and homeless youth programs

aka REAF / The Richmond/Ermet Aid Foundation   |   Cathedral City, CA   |  www.reaf-sf.org

Mission

REAF is a grass-roots agency founded by two mothers who lost their only sons to AIDS as a way of honoring their sons' memories and of supporting all the other sons and daughters still living with HIV. Through the production of high-profile entertainment events, REAF helps bridge the gap in decreasing government and other private funding sources for local AIDS service agencies, promotes awareness about AIDS as well as the services provided by local agencies. REAF also supports advocacy that affects public policy, education for the prevention of, and research for a cure to AIDS/HIV. REAF also provides funding for hunger programs and programs that serve and support homeless youth.

Ruling year info

1995

Executive Director/CEO

Mr. Kenneth Henderson

Main address

69858 Via Del Norte

Cathedral City, CA 92234 USA

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Formerly known as

The Richmond/Ermet AIDS Foundation

EIN

94-3232222

NTEE code info

AIDS (G81)

Other Art, Culture, Humanities Organizations/Services N.E.C. (A99)

Performing Arts (A60)

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Help is on the Way

REAF's signature fundraising event is "Help is on the Way" held each summer in San Francisco. This benefit features stars from Broadway, TV, film and the recording industry in an ensemble variety-style show sandwiched between a pre-concert gala reception and a post-concert dessert reception with the stars. 100% of the ticket sales have always gone directly to the beneficiaries of this event. Two agencies are chosen annually to participate as beneficiaries of this event.

Population(s) Served
Adults
LGBTQ people

A series of high-end cocktail parties with special entertainment hosted by and held at fabulous homes in the Palm Springs area to support local charities in the Coachella Valley focused on provided HIV services, hunger programs and programs for underserved seniors. These parties all feature a fun theme to make the parties exciting and feature a silent auction and other surprises throughout the party. All events are vaccinated only and attendees much show proof of vaccination to attend. Lead sponsor is Delta Dental Plan.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Seniors
LGBTQ people
People with diseases and illnesses

Where we work

Awards

Corporate Friend Award 2001

Positive Resource Center

Certificate of Honor 2002

San Francisco Board of Supervisors

Resolution Commendation 2004

California State Assembly

Corporate Friend Award 2007

AIDS Legal Referral Panel

Recognition of Service Award 2007

San Francisco Board of Supervisors

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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In addition to raising funds through our annual fundraising entertainment events, we are seeking to build a larger fund to provide small emergency grants to people facing short-term crisis situations such as housing evictions, medical or dental care, paying utilities and other day-to-day living needs. Our goal is triple the funds we provide annually over the next five years.

We have expanded our focus areas of what we fun from only funding HIV/AIDS services to also include hunger and homeless youth programs. In doing so, we are attracting new donors who's interests lie in these new focus areas. We are also building a broader support base through new, high-powered board members and strengthening our event committee structures.

We have already begun to build a more powerful board focused on development of resources and high-level donors. In addition we are creating partnerships with other non-profits to share resources and build cross promotional opportunities. We adopted a new calendar program called OurTownSF.org that is a one-stop calendar of LGBT Arts, sports and non-profit events.

We instituted our Small Emergency Grants program 2 years ago and have provided 5 grants to date that have helped cover deficiencies in rent, dental care and housing relocation.

We have also successfully instituted a new fund-a-need appeal at most major events that has in some cases equaled ticket sales in event revenue.

Both of these programs can be cultivated and grown substantially.

Financials

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Richmond-Ermet Foundation

Board of directors
as of 04/26/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Joseph Seiler

Delta Dental of California

Term: 2019 - 2020

Joseph Seiler

Delta Dental of California

Beth Schnitzer

Spritz Marketing

Kenneth Henderson

REAF

Gary Thackeray

Retired

Patrik Gallineaux

Stoli Vodka

Emmanuel Santos

EAS Financial Services

Sophie Azaoaou

Sophisticate Interiors

Shelley Brunetti

Alchemy Salon

Jeffrey Doney

Architect

Skye Paterson

Flight attendant

Ramon Santos

Retired

Gary Snow

Compass Real Estate

Darren Iverson

Stonestown Galleria

Cameron Steihl

The Ergo Lady

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 ? 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