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Trellis for Tomorrow

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aka Formerly, Trellis for Tomorrow was associated with Triskeles Foundation (2002-2009). In 2009 the youth programs component was split off and renamed Triskeles Inc. In 2018, Triskeles, Inc. was officially changed to Trellis for Tomorrow to avoid confusion with Triskeles Foundation..   |   Phoenixville, PA   |  www.trellis4tomorrow.org
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Trellis for Tomorrow

EIN: 27-0268541


Mission

Trellis for Tomorrows mission is to foster resilience and compassion in individuals and inspire them to build sustainable communities. To accomplish this mission, the organization delivers experiential programs in organic gardening, environmental education, and food security that provide practical and behavioral life skills for youth and adults.

Ruling year info

2009

Executive Director

Jennifer Kurtz Anderson

Main address

35 Hall Street, Suite 302

Phoenixville, PA 19460 USA

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Formerly known as

Triskeles Foundation (was a program of)

Triskeles, Inc

EIN

27-0268541

Subject area info

Philanthropy

Agriculture

Community and economic development

Youth organizing

Population served info

Children and youth

Young adults

Economically disadvantaged people

NTEE code info

Community Improvement, Capacity Building N.E.C. (S99)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Agricultural Programs (K20)

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

At Trellis for Tomorrow, we work to build resilient communities from the ground up in underserved areas of the Greater Philadelphia region. Our programs deliver innovative and systematic approaches to address the effects of generational poverty: food insecurity, disenfranchised youth, and community instability.

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?

Food For All

Food for All is an innovative organic garden program providing life-giving, high-impact opportunities for corporations, universities, faith communities and other groups looking for meaningful community engagement. Trellis staff work together with partner organizations to design and install attractive raised-bed gardens on site, and provide a full stewardship plan for the garden and education of all volunteers.

Food for All provides rewarding opportunities in community engagement, volunteerism and social responsibility while meeting the needs of those struggling with food insecurity. Growing partners in the Food for All program commit to donating at least half of their harvest to local pantries and other food assistance programs, resulting in an immediate and significant impact on access to nutritionally dense, organic food.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

SEED Skills Crew is an earn while you learn program that challenges youth participants and their communities to think, interact, and grow in new ways.

This high-impact summer program offers youth participants ages 12-18 meaningful opportunities to build work-related skills while learning to manage organic gardens, engage in relationships and activities that enhance their social and emotional capacity, develop new understandings, and participate in the creation of youth-led enterprises that increase access to local, nutritious, and affordable food.

Population(s) Served
Low-income people
Working poor
Adolescents

The GROW Careers Program has paired over two dozen interns with mission-driven organizations since its inception in 2019. Trellis matches young people aged 18-26 with regional nonprofits and social impact businesses to provide meaningful, paid work experiences. These experiences range from 60 to 160 working hours and include one on one and group mentoring and professional development. Placements are primarily in Montgomery and Chester Counties, Pennsylvania (Lenapehoking), with limited hybrid-remote options.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Economically disadvantaged people
Young adults
Adolescents

Where we work

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 clients placed in internships

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

GROW Careers Crew

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The GROW Careers Program has paired over two dozen interns with mission-driven organizations since its inception in 2019.

Number of youth receiving services (e.g., groups, skills and job training, etc.) with youths living in their community

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

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This metric combines youth who participated in the SEED Skills program and interns, placed, paid, and mentored in a variety of partner organizations through GROW Careers.

Number of youth who have a positive adult role model

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

SEED Skills Crew

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

In 2023, 100% of participants in the SEED Skills program felt that the staff carved time out of their day to learn about and listen to them.

Number of youth who demonstrate that they have developed/maintained healthy eating habits

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

SEED Skills Crew

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

In 2023, 63% of participants in the SEED Skills program reported they are more prepared to make good food choices.

Number of youth who demonstrate civic participation skills (e.g., compromise, perspective-taking)

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

SEED Skills Crew

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

In 2023, 82% of the youth who participated in SEED Skills reported they developed new skills to use in a team or work environment.

Number of children served

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

SEED Skills Crew

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Our SEED Skills program serves young people aged 12-18.

Number of youth mentored

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

GROW Careers Crew

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

In 2023 placed, paid and mentored 10 interns in a variety of partner organizations, most of which were area non-profits that also greatly benefitted from their talents and hard work.

Number of youth programs offered

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

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

SEED Skills serves young people aged 12-18; our GROW Careers serves youth 18-26. In 2023 we piloted GardenCREWs at 3 schools.

Pounds of produce distributed

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

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Food for All partners donate at least half of their harvest to local pantries and other food assistance programs. Seed Skills participants distribute produce through an equitable business model.

Pounds of produce grown

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

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This metric represents pounds of produce harvested through the SEED Skills and Food For All programs.

Total dollar value of produce distributed

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

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This metric represents the total dollar value of produce distributed through the SEED Skills and Food For All programs. It is based on an average $ per pound for organic produce of $2.50.

Number of hours of training

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

GROW Careers Crew

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Trellis matches young people aged 18-26 with regional nonprofits and social impact businesses to provide meaningful, paid work experiences. This includes one-one-on and group mentoring and workshops.

Number of training workshops

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

GROW Careers Crew

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Trellis matches young people aged 18-26 with regional nonprofits and social impact businesses to provide meaningful, paid work experiences. This includes one-one-on and group mentoring and workshops.

Number of job skills training courses/workshops conducted

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

GROW Careers Crew

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Trellis matches young people aged 18-26 with regional nonprofits and social impact businesses to provide meaningful, paid work experiences. This includes one-one-on and group mentoring and workshops.

Number of new programs/program sites

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

Food For All

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This is the number of Food For All partner sites that include corporations, universities, faith communities and other groups looking for meaningful communityimpact and engagement.

Number of volunteers

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

Food For All

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Food for All provides rewarding opportunities in community engagement, volunteerism, and social responsibility while meeting the needs of those struggling with food insecurity.

Hours of mentoring

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

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Grow Careers includes group mentoring and workshops. Seed Skills includes supportive programming where youth participants learn about financial literacy, problem-solving, and time management.

Number of youth who demonstrate that they have developed knowledge about occupations

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

GROW Careers Crew

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Trellis matches young people aged 18-26 with regional nonprofits and social impact businesses to provide meaningful, paid work experiences.

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.

Trellis is a 15-year old organization that works to build more resilient communities through youth leadership and development, promotion of health and wellbeing, and the advancement of environmental sustainability. We inspire young people, families, and communities to acquire the skills, energy and momentum needed to shift their circumstances by connecting their lives to the natural world, through sustainable agriculture and conservation. Trellis' programs have a deep and lasting impact on communities in three key areas:

Meaningful Work: People feel best when they are both productive and purposeful in their daily lives. Our programs provide both youth and adults with opportunities to engage in work that benefits the communities in which they live. This creates positive feedback loops that bolster health, happiness, and economic prosperity for themselves and those around them.

Dynamic Relationships: Thriving communities offer many ways for people to get to know and support one another. Our programs create new connections and build bridges between those who may not otherwise have an opportunity to know one another. These relationships cultivate understanding and compassion and strengthen the fabric of the communities we serve.

Healthy Land: Our land sustains us at the most fundamental level. The health of our water and soil impacts individuals and communities. Through organic farming and environmental conservation, Trellis participants learn systems thinking, integrated problem solving, and how to best care for our natural world.

Each of our programs has specific goals and expected outcomes. In general, however, the outcomes we seek as an organization include the following:

1) Advancement of six key social and emotional (SEL) capacities by the youth participating in our programs as follows:
a) Self-management
b) Contribution
c) Academic Self Efficacy
d) Social Skills
e) Positive Identity
f) Social Capital

2) Skills acquisition in the areas of environmental stewardship, organic gardening, leadership, career building, 21st century life skills, entrepreneurship and community engagement.

3) Increased civic engagement among participants that includes youth community connection and awareness of issues impacting local communities.

4) Reduction in regional food insecurity--both our Youth Seed Enterprise and Food for All programs offer more dignified ways to provide nutrient dense food to populations in need

5) Improving the quality and health of the land around us--most of our programs promote sustainable land use. In our YES program, we teach diverse groups of youth hands on land conservation skills while also teaching them how these land conservation projects make a difference for large populations of people in their region. Similarly, through sustainable agricultural practices, participants learn how to maintain the health of soil so that food has the highest nutritional value possible, thereby impacting the health of their community.

Since inception, Trellis' approach has been holistic and integrative, focusing on the personal development of humans in community with one another to achieve long-term sustainable impact. Now we are moving even more solidly to a systems-change approach. We seek to leverage the intergenerational strength of communities to address long term barriers to health through the co-creation of a more localized and sustainable solutions.

We have three signature programs:

1) Youth Seed Enterprise (YSE) program is an 8-week intensive summer experience for teens 13-18 years old. Two YSE cohorts build, plant, maintain, and harvest organic gardens in their community. From the gardens they create and run a pay-as-you-will Community Supported Agricultural (CSA) model that offers fresh, organic produce weekly to local residents. Each teen receives an educational grant for participation that enables the youth the participate without sacrificing income.

2) Youth Environmental Stewardship (YES) is a three season program (spring, summer and fall) that aims to cultivate the next generation of land stewards. In each season, a cohort of teens work together on a variety of conservation projects at local preserves and land trusts. They are also provided with a variety of experiences to explore possible career opportunities in environmental and land conservation oriented organizations.

3) Food for All (FFA) is an innovative organic garden program that provides rewarding opportunities in community engagement, volunteerism and social responsibility while meeting the needs of those struggling with food insecurity. Growing partners in the Food for All program commit to donating at least half of their harvest to local pantries and other food assistance programs, resulting in an immediate and significant impact on access to nutritionally dense, organic food. Trellis staff work together with partner organizations (corporations, universities, faith communities and other groups looking for meaningful community engagement) to design and install attractive raised-bed gardens on site and provide a full stewardship plan for the garden and education of all volunteers.

Trellis has a measurable, strong track record of excellence and impact recognized by community members and commendations from County Commissioners and our state Senator. Trellis is always accountable to its participants and the communities we serve, and our success rests heavily on the stability of operations, commitment of our board, and the internal financial controls we have in place. We are proud to have been one of six non-profits identified by Hello Insight as having exceptional impacts on youth, representing the top 15% of programs and the top 10% of the 500 in their system.

Our organization is successful because of several capabilities:

- We have a dedicated, trained, and experienced staff; most have been with Trellis for five or more years. Staff members are dedicated to the mission of the organization and committed to making a positive impact.

- We have a developed and effective system of evaluation that provides feedback and measures the impact of our programs. We hold ourselves accountable to our participants, our community and our funders. Year after year we have exceeded our goals and utilized the data we collect to strengthen our curriculum and improve our delivery.

- We have recently consolidated our programming in order to enhance scale and replicability, and we are poised to expand and increase the number of youth we serve annually.

- The organization is fiscally sound and maintains strong internal controls to ensure financial security.

- Having undergone a leadership and location change in 2019, the organization has clarified policies and galvanized its board, creating a powerfully dynamic relationship between staff and board.

Trellis has a longstanding and strong track record of excellence and impact which has been recognized by community members and includes commendations from County Commissioners and our state Senator. In 2018-19, we were proud to have been designated as one of six non-profits identified by Hello Insight as having exceptional impacts on youth, representing the top 15% of programs and the top 10% of the 500 youth programs in their system.

We are proud of the following accomplishments:
- Since 2013, Food for All garden partners have donated 140,000 pounds of organic produce to assist households experiencing food insecurity. FFA garden partners have maintained 278 raised beds at 17 locations throughout the region. Based on the USDA’s current recommendations for fruit and vegetable portions as a part of a healthy, balanced diet, we estimate that these 190,000 pounds of produce have positively impacted close to 800,000 meals. Additionally, 84% of the 449 volunteer FFA gardeners reported an increased knowledge of sustainable gardening practices.
- Since 2008 Trellis programs for teens has served over 450 teens and awarded over $60,000 worth of educational grants to teens, many of which are considered at-risk and socio-economically challenged
- Since inception, our YSE program has served more than 170 households in food deserts by providing weekly shares of produce to more than 210 residents who have little access to healthy, nutrient dense foods.
- In two years, our youth in our YES program have cleared miles of trails, removed dumpsters full of invasive species, removed miles of fencing and planted several acres of native species to improve habitats for local wildlife.
- Our flagship teen programs have earned Trellis for Tomorrow the designation of a High Impact Organization. The external evaluation of our youth programs indicates that 100% of participants made gains in at least 3 of the 6 SEL capacity areas. Hello Insight, reported that more youth made gains through our programs than the typical group. Specifically, youth in our programs significantly increased in the following 5 SEL capacities: Self-Management, Social Skills, Social Capital, Academic Self Efficacy and Positive Identity.
- Academic self-efficacy rose to the surface for a program that did not specifically highlight academic achievement but rather provided opportunities and activities for youth to master skills and build success and confidence through the use of multi-dimensional learning styles and the development of the ‘whole child.’

Looking forward, Trellis for Tomorrow seeks to maintain the momentum of its teen initiatives by increasing the number of sites and thereby the number of youth we serve and communities we can positively impact. We are currently developing new partnerships for hosting an additional cohort of participants in both YSE and YES for 2020. Our mission remains at the center of our work, and we are alert and responsive to the needs of our local communities.

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 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

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

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, 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, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

Financials

Trellis for Tomorrow
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

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

Liquidity in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

4.94

Average of 5.82 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

5.9

Average of 5.2 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

12%

Average of 10% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Trellis for Tomorrow

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

Fiscal year ending: cloud_download Download Data

Trellis for Tomorrow

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 Trellis for Tomorrow’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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* This organization changed its fiscal year accounting period in 2021. Please refer to its 2021 990s for more information.

Business model indicators

Profitability info 2018 2019 2020 2021 * 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation -$61,872 $8,265 $43,002 $117,665 $67,510
As % of expenses -12.8% 1.9% 9.2% 22.3% 10.9%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation -$63,169 $6,739 $42,190 $117,435 $55,879
As % of expenses -13.0% 1.5% 9.0% 22.2% 8.9%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $421,823 $471,665 $552,679 $546,657 $840,710
Total revenue, % change over prior year -13.8% 11.8% 17.2% -1.1% 53.8%
Program services revenue 46.1% 25.9% 28.7% 18.4% 19.0%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.0% 0.1% 0.3% 0.5%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 16.3% 17.8%
All other grants and contributions 53.9% 74.1% 71.2% 65.1% 62.6%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $483,747 $438,752 $468,967 $528,032 $618,294
Total expenses, % change over prior year 4.9% -9.3% 6.9% 12.6% 17.1%
Personnel 71.3% 66.0% 69.8% 72.5% 69.1%
Professional fees 4.2% 7.6% 9.5% 4.1% 5.6%
Occupancy 1.3% 1.4% 1.0% 0.9% 1.3%
Interest 0.0% 0.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 23.2% 24.9% 19.6% 22.5% 24.0%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $485,044 $440,278 $469,779 $528,262 $629,925
One month of savings $40,312 $36,563 $39,081 $44,003 $51,525
Debt principal payment $0 $5 $4,205 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $1,656 $0 $0 $0 $30,137
Total full costs (estimated) $527,012 $476,846 $513,065 $572,265 $711,587

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 2.4 2.8 5.1 4.0 5.9
Months of cash and investments 2.4 2.8 5.1 5.2 6.9
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 1.0 1.3 2.3 4.7 5.6
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $97,709 $103,205 $197,396 $176,464 $303,027
Investments $0 $0 $0 $51,484 $53,081
Receivables $13,376 $54,003 $34,852 $12,567 $172,055
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $16,567 $5,945 $5,945 $2,532 $46,722
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 84.5% 82.5% 96.1% 100.0% 30.3%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 24.0% 24.5% 14.0% 9.2% 13.2%
Unrestricted net assets $40,955 $47,694 $89,884 $207,319 $318,776
Temporarily restricted net assets $48,959 $73,607 N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 $0 N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $48,959 $73,607 $114,317 $16,148 $203,519
Total net assets $89,914 $121,301 $204,201 $223,467 $522,295

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Material data errors No No No No No

Operations

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

Documents
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Executive Director

Jennifer Kurtz Anderson

Trellis for Tomorrow is led by Executive Director, Jennifer Anderson, MPH, who has nearly 30 years of business and nonprofit management experience, most of which has been at the intersection of social impact and business. Since joining Trellis in 2019, she has doubled the annual budget, streamlined and grown programming, dramatically improved operational efficiency, and led the team to strengthen and deepen its programmatic impact.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

Trellis for Tomorrow

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Compensation
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Trellis for Tomorrow

Board of directors
as of 05/08/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

Robert Prachar

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Term: 2021 -

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Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • 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

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/22/2024

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
White/Caucasian/European
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

Equity strategies

Last updated: 04/18/2024

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 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 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.