Assistance League of Santa Monica

Mission

To assist children and young adults in need in our community to be successful in school and life.

Ruling year info

1947

President

Barbara Feick

Main address

1453 15th St

Santa Monica, CA 90404 USA

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EIN

95-1647807

NTEE code info

Human Service Organizations (P20)

Human Services - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (P99)

Thrift Shops (P29)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

To assist children and young adults in need in our community to be successful in school and life

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?

Operation School Bell

Provides about 780 backpacks with school supplies, vision and dental care for nearly 190 children in need in the Santa Monica/Malibu School District and West District/Bay Area of Los Angeles Unified School District. Emergency clothing was also provided to schools as requested by school nurses.

Population(s) Served

Puppeteers present performances of various scripts that address social issues in the community for schools in the Santa Monica school district.

Population(s) Served

Program provides scholarships to day camp and sleep-over camp for children in need. A special program for disabled youth provides summer day camp experiences for this population through Circle of Friends.

Population(s) Served

Full or partial one year scholarships for college are awarded to students at Santa Monica and Olympic High Schools. Students can apply for annual renewals of their awards.

Population(s) Served

Provides a flexible, rapid-response strategy by which we can respond to specific community needs that do not fit within currently existing programs and that can be addressed on a one-time only basis

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Awards

Most Loved Santa Monica Thrift Shop 2016

Buy Local Santa Monica

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 service recipients

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of customers reporting satisfaction with program

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We count thank-you notes and emails. Formal satisfaction survey every few years.

Number of organizational partners

This metric is no longer tracked.
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Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This represents the number of participating schools and other organizations we serve.

Number of students who receive scholarship funds and/or tuition assistance

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Assistance League Scholarships

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of groups/individuals benefiting from tools/resources/education materials provided

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

See metrics 1 and 3

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.

1. Membership Retention and Growth
2. Measure and evaluate philanthropic programs
3. Build leadership and
4. Investigate Resource Development options for future

1. Increase advertising, establish a mentor system, increase membership by 5% each year, increase hands-on philanthropic programs.
2. Measure and evaluate outcome of programs annually, educate membership, create task force to look at programs done by other chapters
3. Create vice chairs of committees, increase participation in committees, recruit new leaders, survey membership interests
4. Increase membership, increase marketing, increase community awareness

Chartered as the 4th chapter in National Assistance League in 1937, Assistance League of Santa Monica has been serving the community for over 80 years. Annually over 75 dedicated member volunteers have touched the lives of more than 4,000 people, volunteering more than 13,000 volunteer hours and returning over $217,000 to the Santa Monica community. An engaged Board of Directors leads a knowledgeable and dedicated chapter membership as they initiate, administer, fund and implement our community based philanthropic programs. We also do an annual review of our programs to ensure that our programs continue to meet the needs of our community. Our members are enabled to do the best job possible by adhering to the educational and legal policies and procedures provided by our national organization.

We have increased advertising. especially on Facebook, that gave us access to a new audience. Philanthropic Programs VP is managing the committees and getting measurement and evaluation of programs. We did a Chapter Self-Evaluation this year. The Chapter refreshed the Thrift Shop and revenue increased as did our audience. In both 2017 and 2018 our Thrift Shop was voted "Most Loved Santa Monica Business, Clothing Boutique Business of the Year featuring Sustainable/Reused Products."

Financials

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Operations

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

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Assistance League of Santa Monica

Board of directors
as of 8/10/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Barbara Parker

Barbara Parker

Assistance League of Santa Monica

Gloria Fowler

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Gaye Saxon

Assistance League of Santa Monica

Bonnie Butler

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Mary Ann Lessin

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Margaret Brown

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Leslie Nordby

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Gina Peled

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Nancy Wender

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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 ? 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? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 10/23/2019

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