Transformations By Amarillo Angels Subordinate

aka Amarillo Angels   |   Canyon, TX   |

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Transformations By Amarillo Angels

EIN: 84-4230967  Subordinate info


The Amarillo Angels mission is to walk alongside children, youth, and families in the foster care community by offering consistent support through intentional giving, relationship building, and mentorship

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Executive Director

Gwen Wilson Hicks

Main address

2200 4th Ave Ste 141

Canyon, TX 79015 USA

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Subject area info

Foster care

Adult and child mentoring

Intergenerational mentoring

Adult peer mentoring

Aging out of foster care

Population served info

Children and youth

Young adults

Families of origin

Families of choice


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

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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?

Love Box Program

The Love Box program provides fostering families (caregivers, children in foster care, and biological/adopted children) in the Panhandle and South Plains of Texas with community and holistic support. This wrap-around support enables caregivers to continue to do the important and meaningful work of being foster parents. As a Love Box group, you will be matched with a local foster family based on location, compatibility, and scope of needs. When our families are matched with committed volunteers who show up monthly, parents feel supported and children gain a greater sense of normalcy, relational permanency, and self confidence.

Volunteers seek to build relationships with their family by spending quality time with the whole family: playing games, sharing a meal, and being intentional. They can also create and deliver personal care packages based on current practical needs. We tell our volunteers to think of themselves as the fun “auntie” and “uncle” who visits once a month to bring love, encouragement, and hope. This program requires a one year commitment, but the connections and impact last a lifetime.

Population(s) Served
Foster and adoptive children
Foster and adoptive parents
Children and youth

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 foster care children placed with a family that were formally adopted

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

Love Box Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success


Context Notes

Seven children who were in families supported by a Love Box group were adopted in 2022

Number of care packages delivered

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

Love Box Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success


Context Notes

2022 was unusual and an outlier. This number reflects more accurately how we generally serve our community.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

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

We desire to change the way children, youth and families experience the foster care system in the Panhandle and South Plains of Texas. By providing consistent and tangible, essential support through our Love Box program for families that foster, children and youth experience extended placement longevity which in turn allows time for the traumatized brains to heal. This support is vital to reduce stress levels in the home and to offer community support to every single member of these amazing families. When children stay in placement longer their educational and emotional outcomes are like to improve which impacts the likelihood of their graduating from high school.

Our Dare to Dream mentoring program supports youth ages 11-22 as they navigate and explore the possibilities for their future. It is our desire that each youth in foster care in our area will eventually have a mentor who will walk alongside them and help them create a sustainable plan for their future independent living. This will offset the grim statistics that 97% of youth who leave care at 18 face.

Children in foster care move an average of seven times every two years. Each time they move they can regress in their educational attainment four to six months. 50% of all youth who leave foster care will be unemployed in their early 20's. We know that only 50% of foster youth will graduate from high school. Only 3% will take advantage of the college tuition waiver provided by the state of Texas. Of the 97% who do not take advantage of the tuition waiver, 2/3 will be homeless, incarcerated, trafficked or dead within a year.

Our Love Box program provides the one thing that families that foster say they need to keep their homes open - more support. When homes stay open and have support for every person in the home, children experiencing foster care won't have to move. The less they move the more likely they are to stay on grade level (or get to grade level) academically.

Our Dare to Dream Mentoring program is designed to support youth as they prepare their plan for the future.

Amarillo Angels has amazing community support - both financially and volunteers. We have two case manager's on staff who manage our programs - recruitment, onboarding, training, providing resources, tracking data etc.
We have a dedicated working board who assists our Executive Director and case management team with all aspects of the work - marketing, financial, program support, community engagement, volunteer recruitment, partnerships, and board development.

Community members also volunteer to provide additional support on committees.

We are part of National Angels who also provide support for our organization.

We have provided an average of 2.7 Love Boxes a day since we launched to the public in 2017. Families tell us that they would not be able to do what they do without our support.

Our mentoring program is new and small but very impactful in the lives of those being mentored.

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 demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
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 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 ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, 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


Transformations By Amarillo Angels
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 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 0.00 over 3 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 5.1 over 3 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 7% over 3 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Transformations By Amarillo Angels

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 Transformations By Amarillo Angels’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 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation -$30,870 $70,267
As % of expenses -13.1% 20.1%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation -$30,870 $70,267
As % of expenses -13.1% 20.1%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $204,549 $419,847
Total revenue, % change over prior year 0.0% 105.3%
Program services revenue 1.0% 0.4%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.0%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 99.0% 99.5%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $235,419 $349,580
Total expenses, % change over prior year 0.0% 48.5%
Personnel 38.8% 27.8%
Professional fees 1.8% 2.1%
Occupancy 4.2% 0.0%
Interest 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 55.2% 70.1%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $235,419 $349,580
One month of savings $19,618 $29,132
Debt principal payment $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $255,037 $378,712

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2021 2022
Months of cash 7.7 7.6
Months of cash and investments 7.7 7.6
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 7.8 7.7
Balance sheet composition info 2021 2022
Cash $151,931 $222,198
Investments $0 $0
Receivables $0 $0
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $0 $0
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 0.0% 0.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 0.0% 0.0%
Unrestricted net assets $152,931 $223,198
Temporarily restricted net assets N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $0 $0
Total net assets $152,931 $223,198

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2021 2022
Material data errors No No


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

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Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Executive Director

Gwen Wilson Hicks

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

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Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Transformations By Amarillo Angels

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

Mrs. Christian Bressler

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Erin Sherrill

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Lindsy Donathan

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 5/8/2024

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
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation