Assistance League of Los Altos

Transforming Lives - Strengthening Community

aka Assistance League of Santa Clara County   |   Los Altos, CA   |  www.losaltos-assistanceleague.org

Mission

Assistance League of Los Altos volunteers improve the lives of people through local community programs.

Notes from the nonprofit

We review our Strategic Plan annually.

Ruling year info

1962

President

Adele Hennig

VP Membership

Nancy Brubaker

Main address

PO Box 804

Los Altos, CA 94023 USA

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Formerly known as

Assistance League of Santa Clara County

EIN

94-6085013

NTEE code info

Philanthropy / Charity / Voluntarism Promotion (General) (T50)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Voluntarism Promotion (T40)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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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?

Baby Bundles

Our program furnishes hand-made blankets, diapers, sleepers washcloths, wipes, developmental toys, and books in an Assitance League of Los Altos tote. We may also provide Boppy (nursing pillow), stroller, portable Bassinet (Swaddle Me), and portable cribs. to babies at risk in northern Santa Clara County. Distribution through the Santa Clara County Department of Public Health Visiting Nurses.

Population(s) Served
Infants and toddlers
Parents

We provide school supplies, classroom books, iPads, and books for the hospital school library. This program serves children while hospitalized to undergo medical treatment for serious medical conditions who are in K - 12 grades attending Hospital School. This school supports a curriculum in tune with their home school.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

This program provides classroom books, library books, Spanish library books, uniforms, tech equipment such as iPads, and other gears, STEM kits, PE equipment, snack food pantry, and science camp scholarship to qualified low-income students attending Bishop Elementary, Columbia Middle, Lakewood Elementary, San Miguel Elementary, and Vargas Elementary schools. We also provide tool kits and books to schools' social workers when they work with students with social, emotional and behavioral issues.

Supplying books for classrooms and iPads for struggling readers at Lakewood School.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
At-risk youth

Our program furnishes books for underserved student’s home library. These students range from TK-2nd grades @ Almond Elementary School in Los Altos.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Our program furnishes school supplies, computer equipment for students and/or teaching equipment. This includes but not limited to 2 sets of 36 Chromebooks in a charging cart for learning in the classroom.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Economically disadvantaged people

Our program provides books/classroom supplies to students attending 'Summer Learning Loss Program' and 'After-School Program' run by the Northwest YMCA division. Students attending these 2 programs are from low-income familes. Both programs are held at Lakewood Elementary School located in Sunnyvale.

Summer Learning Loss Program - A 6-week summer program for 48 to 64 students in 1st-4th grades whose reading skill is below their grade level. Our program provides books and school supplies for each enrolled student.
After-School Program – This program enrolls between 50 to 60 TK-5th grades students during school year in-service days. Our program provides books and school supplies for each enrolled student.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Economically disadvantaged people

We donate school supplies, classroom books, school library books, and other items to Castro Elementary School in the Mountain View Whisman School District.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Social and economic status

We provide support to low-income students enrolled at Foothill College.

Population(s) Served
Young adults
Children
Preteens
At-risk youth
Economically disadvantaged people
Young adults
Children
Preteens
At-risk youth
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

Awards

Congressional Recognition Certificate 2020

US House Representative, Anna G. Eshoo

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 students who demonstrate the desire to succeed in the academic setting

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

Age groups

Related Program

Operation School Bell / Alphabet @ Sunnyvale School District

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total number of volunteer hours contributed to the organization

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

Infants and toddlers, Children and youth, Adults

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of students enrolled

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

Age groups

Related Program

Operation School Bell / Alphabet @ Sunnyvale School District

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of students who feel their program structure provides opportunities to engage in interdisciplinary work

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

Age groups

Related Program

Operation School Bell / Alphabet @ Sunnyvale School District

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

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.

Our goals are to affect and improve the lives of vulnerable families, teenagers and children in our community.

We have forged judicious partnerships with social service agencies and school district. We endeavor to create corporate partnerships to support our goals.

Our enthusiastic member/volunteers work to raise funds and forge partnerships.

Strategic partnerships with Santa Clara County Social Service agencies, Sunnyvale School District, Mountain View Whisman School District, Palo Altos Unified School District, Fremont Union High School District, Los Altos School District and Foothill DeAnza Community College District have been formed to help identify needs and our Board has developed programs to fill those needs. We have grown to 9 major programs which support 10 schools (including one community college), 2 local government agencies and 1 YMCA nonprofit organization.

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 collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.),

  • 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,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our board,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually,

  • 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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Assistance League of Los Altos

Board of directors
as of 12/7/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Adele Hennig

Adele Hennig

Assistance League of Los Altos

Dianne Chambliss

Assistance League of Los Altos

Rose Rambo

Assistance League of Los Altos

Nancy Brubaker

Assistance League of Los Altos

Tiffany Chui

Assistance League of Los Altos

Debbie Dadok

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? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 12/07/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 12/07/2021

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Data
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.