Philanthropy, Voluntarism, and Grantmaking

A MOMENT OF MAGIC

Brave. Strong. Fearless.

Wilkes Barre, PA

Mission

A Moment of Magic Foundation provides medically vulnerable children with creative programming, outlets, and support to foster imagination, friendship, and hope through our college-student volunteers. A Moment of Magic Foundation operates on the mission of "restoring the magic of believing at a time when a child needs to 'just be a kid' and reminding them to be brave, strong, and fearless".

Ruling Year

2016

Executive Director

Miss Kylee Lauren McGrane

Main Address

38 Grebe St

Wilkes Barre, PA 18702 USA

Keywords

pediatric cancer, college students, programming

EIN

81-1740360

 Number

7604495472

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Voluntarism Promotion (T40)

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

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

IRS Filing Requirement

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

When a child is hospitalized, treatments and diagnoses become a priority for parents and doctors. As a result, play is often disregarded, or considered of minor importance. However, the role and value of play increases when the child is hospitalized, as it decisively contributes to emotional, mental well-being, self- confidence and self-esteem. Allowing a kid to 'just- be- a-kid' is proven to assist the recovery of ill children.

Our programs

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

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Creative Programming

Where we work

Our Results

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one. These quantitative program results are self-reported by the organization, illustrating their committment to transparency, learning, and interest in helping the whole sector learn and grow.

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Number of children receiving medical services

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

Numbers concluded through the use of our post-visit survey and numbers reported by organizations that we partner with.

Total number of hospitalizations across clients

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of organizational partners

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

Numbers concluded through the use of our post-visit survey and numbers reported by organizations that we partner with.

Number of media partnerships developed

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of volunteers

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total number of volunteer hours contributed to the organization

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of costumes owned

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of hotline calls completed

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Charting Impact

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

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

A Moment of Magic Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that allows college-age students to volunteer at children’s hospitals and schools dressed as some of the world's most beloved princesses. Our focus is to allow college students to volunteer in a hands-on environment by: 1.Visiting children in hospitals, special education schools, and other nonprofit organizations to foster creativity, imagination, friendship, and self confidence. 2. Promoting a positive community and idea of service. 3. Promoting an uplifting, safe, and communal environment for all members. 4. Creating awareness for pediatric cancer, female empowerment, and finding passion in service work.

Our main strategy is the growth of membership. A large membership base provides revenue from dues and also positions A Moment of Magic Foundation as the true representative of the creative programming nonprofit community. We want to finance growth solely through cash flow. We recognize that this means we will have to grow more slowly than we might like but that no assessment of members or borrowing is necessary.

Because of our ever expanding reach with pediatric hospitals, social service institutions, and parents as well as the implementation of our chapter system, our philanthropy outreach for visits is only projected to continuously expand. Our growth strategy will allow us to be more accessible geographically to continue to fulfill the needs of communities, pediatric hospitals, and social service institutions.

We will be able to quantitively measure our organizations' progress by sending follow up surveys to medical staff and parents evaluating our services, using our original, in depth , and hands on training curriculum, and keeping meticulous records of visit activity.

As of January 2019, A Moment of Magic has reached more than 40,000 children in 36 states and 7 countries. We have expanded to 15 chapters in 8 different states and will begin providing our services to children all over the world. In 2018, our college students logged nearly 17,000 hours of service. We have completed more than 900 visits in 2018 partnering with over 68 hospitals and 190 nonprofit organizations. Our main goal is to provide children facing serious illnesses with fun, creative programming and provide college students a hands-on, structured, and spirited way to give back.

External Reviews

Financials

A MOMENT OF MAGIC

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Operations

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Board Leadership Practices

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SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

BOARD ORIENTATION & 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?

Not Applicable

ETHICS & 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

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SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Gender

Sexual Orientation

This organization reports that it does not collect this information for Board Members.

Disability

This organization reports that it does not collect this information for Board Members.

Diversity Strategies

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We track the diversity of vendors (e.g., consultants, professional service firms)
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