Impactful Fund

Supporting stories that improve the human condition because you matter and you belong

Seattle, WA   |

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Impactful Fund

EIN: 45-2562072


Supporting stories and programs that improve the human condition. Our goal is to provide free to low cost mental health literacy to educators, youth and their families and measure the impact. We focus on supporting access to these programs through school partnerships, non-profits and state agencies.

Notes from the nonprofit

We recently changed the name of the organization from IndieFlix Foundation to Impactful Fund.

Ruling year info



Scilla Andreen

Main address

4111 E Madison St Suite 310

Seattle, WA 98112 USA

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Formerly known as

Indieflix Foundation

Impactful Fund



Subject area info



Art and music therapy

Mental health care

Film and video

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Population served info




Ethnic and racial groups

Economically disadvantaged people

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NTEE code info

Film, Video (A31)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

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

Tax forms

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Breaking the stigma so we can talk about mental health which we believe is foundational to our physical and financial health and character development. Our mission is to help educators, youth and their families become more literate with regard to physical, financial and mental health and well being.

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?

MONEY - Financial Literacy SEL Film Program

A film-based, financial literacy program for elementary through higher education and their families. The program will educate by blending engaging micro-stories, expert perspectives, and supporting research and data to better understand budgeting, saving, spending wisely, and planning for the future in today's high tech world. It will also examine the impact of money on our mental health, self-esteem, relationships and our social and emotional well being.

Population(s) Served

The Creative Coping Toolkit: Angst Edition is a film program for all ages designed to raise awareness about anxiety.

Angst aims to remove the stigma and open up the conversation about mental health, helping our educators, youth and their families understand that a certain amount of anxiety is healthy and when to recognize when its too much. The program includes tips to recognize symptoms, and encourages when to reach out for help. Most importantly, it shows us that we are not alone, and that anxiety is 100% treatable.

This inspiring evidence and film based, program has helped over 5 million people around the world, weaving in the personal stories of kids and families with expert perspectives, who break down the brain science, how address it, and how to help others. Michael Phelps shares his own anxiety story, proving that anxiety can affect everyone, and there is no shame in asking for help. For many, Angst has been a catalyst for changing their lives for the better.

Population(s) Served
Ethnic and racial groups

LIKE inspires self-regulation and shares how to hack the brain to create balance in our digital world.
The LIKE Creative Coping Toolkit (CCT) explores the impact of social media on our lives and the effects of technology on the brain and on learning. Understanding that virtual connection is a huge part of our socialization and can have many benefits, how do we use it to best inform, educate and inspire us to self-regulate, so we can enjoy a more balanced and fulfilled life?

LIKE provides a dynamic learning opportunity for engagement by weaving in the stories and reflections of young people, their families and the perspectives of both brain scientists, mental health experts and tech creators, who explain how our online behavior is affected by algorithms, from being compelled to respond to notifications, to manipulating ourselves to gain more 'likes'. It introduces JOMO - the Joy Of Missing Out, along with simple tips for creating a healthier and safer relationship with technology.

Population(s) Served

The Upstanders is a year-long, film program about kindness, respect, resilience, and the power of connection to end bullying. It explores all sides of bullying, from the brain science to how it plays out from subtle scenarios to full blown bullying both online and offline. Bully behavior is now a 24/7 phenomenon, where even changing schools, jobs and phone numbers, or deleting accounts cannot stop the cycle. Covid has increased the incidence of cyber-bullying by 70%. The Upstanders film program shares safe proven strategies and is rooted in character building. It inspires kindness, honesty, respect, empathy, trust and connection. Weaving together personal stories of kids and their families, as well as educators, brain-scientists and mental health experts, The Upstanders shows the importance of safely modeling empathy and resilience to transform attitudes and action. It breaks down power dynamics and highlights new laws and established programs making a difference.

Population(s) Served
At-risk youth
Economically disadvantaged people
Multiracial people

RACE to Be Human focuses on the importance of character education as shared through the lens of students, families, experts and educators.
Created for schools and businesses, The RACE to Be Human Creative Coping Toolkit (CCT) is an evidence and film based program that addresses the role of character education such as kindness, respect, honesty and trust and learning about ally-ship, the role of social media, and more. It also shares how we can promote curiosity, self-reflection, integrity and empathy through conversations at home, school and work.
The program includes strategies to inspire self reflection, connection and accountability so that, as individuals, we are more aware and, as communities, we can collectively honor family, dignity, and respect to pursue belonging for ALL ethnicities to bond and to bridge. It weaves together personal narratives and insight from kids and parents and brain science from educators, mental health practitioners, and diversity and inclusion experts.

Population(s) Served
Ethnic and racial groups
Non-adult children
Ethnic and racial groups
Non-adult children

The diverse collaborators on the Many Messiahs team create new songs using material from the original Messiah, amplifying the work’s powerful themes of awakening and belonging. Performed by a genre-bending ensemble along with orchestra and chorus, Many Messiahs meets the vital need for classical music programming that addresses inequalities while also welcoming new audiences into concert halls.
Leading up to performances by the touring company each holiday season, Many Messiahs provides extensive programming in participating cities. To reach local youth, trained teaching artists work with underserved schools to deliver a curriculum that merges classical music, cutting-edge technology and social justice. For the community at large, facilitators lead workshops on how to sing together and listen to each other, uniting groups from many backgrounds and faiths.

Population(s) Served

A chapter by chapter film based program addressing the 4 pillars of health and UNESCO’s 8 key concepts, topics and the World Health Organizations 5 pillars providing learning objectives for schools, organizations and corporations to address, sleep, nutrition, movement, stress & mindfulness and human sexuality education. Release date 2026

Population(s) Served
Ethnic and racial groups
At-risk youth
Economically disadvantaged people
Artists and performers
Ethnic and racial groups
At-risk youth
Economically disadvantaged people
Artists and performers

Where we work

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.

Support access to film and evidence based, mental health literacy programs designed for educators, youth and their families.

Funding for behavioral, physical and financial well being programming that supports and educates our youth, educators and their families.

Partnering with other like minded institutions to educate, empower and inspire inclusivity, kindness, empathy and respect.

Fiscal sponsorship for projects whether they be music, art, film, theater or gaming that promote kindness, diversity, inclusivity and trust.

Working with school districts by providing funding to offset costs to access programming, training and onboarding.

Partnering with other like minded institutions with a focus on families to reach a broader audience to educate, empower and inspire inclusivity, kindness, empathy and respect.

Fiscal sponsorship for projects whether they be music, art, film, theater or gaming that promote kindness, diversity, inclusivity and trust.

Working with legislators, educators, medial practitioners and brain scientists to partner and reach a wider audience.

Marketing, promotion and live events to spread awareness.

Leveraging existing partnerships with educational institutions, healthcare companies and other large corporations to raise awareness and provide access especially to underserved communities.

Exiting relationships with large and small distributors to provide access to schools, non-profits, places of worship and youth oriented organizations.

Excellent track record of identifying like minded partners to raise awareness, deliver content and engage key personnel in communities and provide hands on training and onboarding of programs.

We were instrumental in helping to fund 3 year access to the Creative Coping Toolkit (CCT) Angst edition a film and evidence based mental health literacy program for all K-12 public schools in the state of California for 3 years. Now in the third year. We partnered with CalHOPE, Blue Sheild and worked with IndieFlix Education to distribute and provide engagement.

We have provided funding for over 100 Title 1 schools to access mental health literacy programs addressing, bullying, social media addiction, anxiety, depression and character building skills.

We have worked with Michael Phelps Foundation, Girls Scouts, Boys an Girls Club of America, ASCA, ISCA and many more organizations.

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 using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, 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

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

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We share the feedback we received with the people we serve, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback


Impactful Fund
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2021 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 0.00 over 7 years

Months of cash in 2021 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 12.1 over 7 years

Fringe rate in 2021 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 0% over 7 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Impactful Fund’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $80,096 $9,145 $48,397 $13,097 $807,154
As % of expenses 125.3% 6.9% 30.1% 13.6% 219.0%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $80,096 $9,145 $48,397 $13,097 $807,154
As % of expenses 125.3% 6.9% 30.1% 13.6% 219.0%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $192,185 $139,197 $119,765 $114,497 $1,183,201
Total revenue, % change over prior year 28.6% -27.6% -14.0% -4.4% 933.4%
Program services revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 132.2% 91.1% 56.5% 68.3% 99.6%
Other revenue -32.2% 8.9% 43.5% 31.7% 0.4%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $63,899 $131,778 $160,626 $96,492 $368,614
Total expenses, % change over prior year -74.0% 106.2% 21.9% -39.9% 282.0%
Personnel 30.4% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Professional fees 22.5% 50.8% 15.7% 22.5% 0.1%
Occupancy 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 47.1% 49.2% 84.3% 77.5% 99.9%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Total expenses (after depreciation) $63,899 $131,778 $160,626 $96,492 $368,614
One month of savings $5,325 $10,982 $13,386 $8,041 $30,718
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $69,224 $142,760 $174,012 $104,533 $399,332

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Months of cash 21.7 10.3 3.5 5.5 28.0
Months of cash and investments 21.7 10.3 3.5 5.5 28.0
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 15.0 8.1 10.3 18.7 31.2
Balance sheet composition info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Cash $115,631 $112,569 $46,972 $44,626 $858,770
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Unrestricted net assets $80,096 $89,241 $137,638 $150,735 $957,889
Temporarily restricted net assets $103,743 $102,017 N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 $0 N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $103,743 $102,017 $12,759 $17,667 $17,667
Total net assets $183,839 $191,258 $150,397 $168,402 $975,556

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Material data errors No No No No No


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

Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization


Scilla Andreen

Scilla Andreen is an award-winning Producer, Director, Author & Founder of Working closely with mental health professionals, brain scientists, educators, and experts in Wellness, DEI and HR; she created the Creative Coping Toolkit (CCT): A film-based online learning platform built around the mental health film collection, Angst, LIKE, The Upstanders and RACE to Be Human. Using story the CCT is designed to normalize talking about mental health by bringing about awareness, deeper understanding and character building education through engagement tools and support services for employees, educators, students and their families. Her work has been featured in The New York Times ,Good Morning America and Today. Additionally, she’s produced and/or distributed social impact films, Nevertheless, Screenagers, Empowerment Project and Finding Kind. Scilla works with corporations, nonprofits and thousands of schools around the world.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

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Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

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Board of directors
as of 07/28/2023
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Board chair

Ali Mohsenian

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Term: 2019 - 2024

Linda Wyman

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Sarah Alemany

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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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 7/25/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.


The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Multi-Racial/Multi-Ethnic (2+ races/ethnicities)
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity


Sexual orientation


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Equity strategies

Last updated: 07/20/2023

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  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.