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AHN Foundation

We meet you where you are, not where we want you to be.

aka Advantage Health Now   |   Cerritos, CA   |  https://advantagehealthnow.com

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AHN Foundation

EIN: 86-3945529


Mission

AHN Foundation is a non-profit (tax exempt) organization that centers its work in abolishing inequities in vulnerable and historically marginalized communities within the State of California. We do this by partnering with and empowering communities to develop and evaluate current and past programming. All of our work is rooted and grounded in science and data and delivered to the communities we serve in a culturally competent and sensitive manner.

Notes from the nonprofit

AHN Foundation was born from our CEO, Alicia Coulters desire to provide life-saving health education and equitable access to health navigation services to the Black community. With over 10 years of experience working in healthcare, Alicia experienced a number of Black families losing their loved ones due to medical racism because of the lack of attention to saving Black lives. Alicia decided to leave the hospital and managed care all together and focus on using her experience in community-based work.

Ruling year info

2021

Chief Executive Officer

Mrs. Alicia Coulter MPH, MSW

Main address

11331 183rd Street 311

Cerritos, CA 90703 USA

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EIN

86-3945529

Subject area info

Health care quality

Health care access

Medical support services

Social rights

Population served info

Parents

People of African descent

Economically disadvantaged people

Victims and oppressed people

People with disabilities

NTEE code info

Health Support Services (E60)

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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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

AHN Foundations mission is to reduce the rates of racism by providing equitable services, health and wellness education, and aid in community capacity building within the Black community. We do this via community capacity building. Community capacity building is when the community is given the power of self-determination. Community capacity building allows them to determine what concerns they have and are empowered to develop and implement programming to reduce the concerns of their community.

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?

Save Black Womens Lives

Save Black Womens Lives through Safe Spaces for Black Women. The Save Black Womens Lives Project is funded by First 5 through their Best Start Network Grant and the State of California, Department of Healthcare Services. This program will provide 150 Black women in Los Angeles County access to safe spaces to discuss their health and wellness concerns with industry leaders and respected professionals. Register here for more information

Population(s) Served
People of African descent
Women

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated - Community Partner Award 2022

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Total dollars loaned to organizations

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Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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. Provide Safe Spaces for Black Women to over 150 Black women in Los Angeles County.
2. Educate physicians nationwide regarding cultural sensitivity and how to provide culturally sensitive healthcare to Black families.
3. Execute health education programs for underserved communities.

1. Provide Safe Spaces for Black Women to over 150 Black women in Los Angeles County.
Strategy - Develop sister circles where Black women receive support services in a group setting.

2. Educate physicians nationwide regarding cultural sensitivity and how to provide culturally sensitive healthcare to Black families.
Strategy - Collaborate with two healthcare organizations and clinics to provide health education to physicians

3. Execute health education programs for underserved communities.
Grow our partnerships with healthcare organizations to expand our reach.

1. Provide Safe Spaces for Black Women to over 150 Black women in Los Angeles County.
Strategy - Develop sister circles where Black women receive support services in a group setting.
Capabilities - AHN Foundation is a trusted partner within the Black community. This relationship affords us the opportunity to develop and execute culturally sensitive programming that is accepted within the Black community.

2. Educate physicians nationwide regarding cultural sensitivity and how to provide culturally sensitive healthcare to Black families.
Strategy - Collaborate with two healthcare organizations and clinics to provide health education to physicians
Capability - We've developed a comprehensive curriculum to provide culturally sensitive education.

3. Execute health education programs for underserved communities.
Strategy - Grow our partnerships with healthcare organizations to expand our reach.
Capability - Our leadership is built of MSWs and MPHs who have collectively over 20 years of experience in providing healthcare services to marginalized communities.
Progress - We have two contracts with a healthcare plan in Los Angeles County and provide classes 6 times per week to community members in underserved communities.

1. Provide Safe Spaces for Black Women to over 150 Black women in Los Angeles County.
Strategy - Develop sister circles where Black women receive support services in a group setting.
Capabilities - AHN Foundation is a trusted partner within the Black community. This relationship affords us the opportunity to develop and execute culturally sensitive programming that is accepted within the Black community.
Progress - We have met 50% of our goal, which is to be completed by June 2024

2. Educate physicians nationwide regarding cultural sensitivity and how to provide culturally sensitive healthcare to Black families.
Strategy - Collaborate with two healthcare organizations and clinics to provide health education to physicians
Capability - We've developed a comprehensive curriculum to provide culturally sensitive education.
Progress - We have completed several classes and series across the country.

3. Execute health education programs for underserved communities.
Strategy - Grow our partnerships with healthcare organizations to expand our reach.
Capability - Our leadership is built of MSWs and MPHs who have collectively over 20 years of experience in providing healthcare services to marginalized communities.
Progress - We have two contracts with a healthcare plan in Los Angeles County and provide classes 6 times per week to community members in underserved communities.

Financials

AHN Foundation
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
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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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Operations

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

Documents
Letter of Determination is not available for this organization
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Chief Executive Officer

Mrs. Alicia Coulter MPH, MSW

Alicia is the CEO and co-founder of the AHN Foundation, a nonprofit organization committed to empowering Black women by offering them the sanctuary they deserve. The idea for these spaces was born from Alicia's own experiences in corporate America, where she often felt unsafe simply because of her identity as a Black woman. Born and raised in South Central Los Angeles, Alicia knows the importance of giving back to her community. She now resides in the suburbs of Los Angeles County with her husband of 22 years and their three amazing daughters. Her dedication to her family is matched only by her commitment to improving the world. Alicia earned a masters degree in social work from California State University Dominguez Hills with an emphasis in Critical Race Theory. Alicia also earned her masters degree in public from the University of California, Los Angeles, and is a Proud Bruin!

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Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Compensation
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AHN Foundation

Board of directors
as of 12/28/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

Mrs. Alicia Coulter

Chad Coulter

Los Angeles Unifeid School District

Brittney Murray

Mogul Behaviour

Kara Coulter

Student - Youth Leader

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 12/28/2023

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

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 12/28/2023

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • 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 disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • 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.
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 measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • 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.