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LIGHT OF THE WORLD CLINIC, INC.

Keeping our community healthy since 1989!

aka Luz Del Mundo Light of the World Inc.   |   Oakland Park, FL   |  http://www.lightoftheworldclinic.org
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LIGHT OF THE WORLD CLINIC, INC.

EIN: 65-0266070


Mission

Our mission is to provide free quality healthcare and preventative medical services in over 15 different specialties to medically underserved qualified low-income uninsured children, adults, and elderly residents of Broward County, FL.

Notes from the nonprofit

The Light of the World Clinic is an accredited Countywide Indigent Healthcare Provider Volunteer Health Care Provider Program Clinic [FSS 766.115 (8)/110] and is authorized for the use of volunteers to augment the State’s public health duties and functions. (The State of Florida and Broward County Department of Health). The Light of the World is a unique and innovative community-based free Clinic serving as a “healthcare community safety net or medical home." The Clinic is a leading community healthcare organization that provides compassionate healthcare to those in need by collaborating with volunteers and community partners. Our work addresses eliminating health disparities and upgrading the health, education, and living standards of poor uninsured children, families, adults, and the elderly eliminating the cycle of poverty for those we serve.

Ruling year info

1989

Executive Director

Sandra Lozano Barry

Chairman of the Board

Esq. Hyram M. Montero Esq.

Main address

5333 N Dixie Highway, Suite 201

Oakland Park, FL 33334 USA

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Formerly known as

Luz Del Mundo - Light of the World Clinic, Inc.

EIN

65-0266070

Subject area info

Health care quality

Health care access

Health care clinics

Preventive care

Internal medicine

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Population served info

Age groups

Family relationships

Ethnic and racial groups

Economically disadvantaged people

Health

NTEE code info

Unknown (Z99)

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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?

Free Indigent Health Care, Outreach, Education & Treatment Program

Volunteer community-based clinic offers The Free Indigent Health Care, Outreach, Education & Treatment Program for Broward County residents: 1) Community Outreach, Program implementation: 1) Outreach, 2) Intake & Assessments and Education, 3) Healthcare Services and Medical Treatment, 4) Referrals, 5) Follow-up Care. The program will benefit economically disadvantaged, medically underserved, uninsured, residents within the County by providing access and FREE comprehensive health care services, medical treatment, education, and counseling with a licensed primary care physician.

Population(s) Served
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Ethnic and racial groups
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Economically disadvantaged people

Light of the World Clinic, Inc. was founded 31 years ago, in 1989 by the late Dr. Erwin Vasquez and volunteer doctors with a mission, “to provide free quality essential healthcare and preventative supportive medical services to the underserved, uninsured and at-risk indigent in Broward.” To support our mission, we reach out to the underserved that do not have access to/or cannot obtain healthcare due to cultural/language barriers, or lack of health insurance and provide free healthcare. The purpose of our work is to empower individuals and families to reach optimal health and be productive citizens.

Our vision is to provide access to healthcare for the medically underserved, the uninsured and to eliminate disparities for the people we serve. To meet this vision the Clinic provides access and upgrades the health, education, and living standards of the underserved thereby eliminating the cycle of poverty through healthy individuals and families.

Our Objectives include:
To be a leading organization providing compassionate healthcare to those in need by collaborating with volunteers and community partners.
To create a connected healthcare delivery system and to provide primary healthcare services to the underserved (200% below Federal poverty level) at no cost.
To meet the needs of the uninsured, develop an appropriate specialty care referral system and help patients navigate the complex healthcare system in Broward.
To educate the underserved on the importance of regular healthcare, annual checkups, proper nutrition, healthy lifestyles, and use of medications thereby avoiding unnecessary medical emergencies.

Free Primary Services include:
• Intake & Assessment/Medical Treatment/Case Management/Referrals
• Acupuncture
• Back to School Exams & Immunizations
• Cardiology & Diabetes Intervention
• Cholesterol Education and Treatment COPD/Asthma Control
• Dermatology & Dermatological Surgery
• Diagnostic Screening, Hearing Testing
• Family Wellness: Pediatrics/Men/Women’s Care/Gynecology
• General & Internal Medicine
• Hypertension Education and Treatment Infectious Diseases
• Laboratory Services (nominal fee)
• Social Work Clinical Services (counseling and connects patients to resources in the community to help them overcome challenges).
• Mammography/Nephrology
• Nutrition and Healthy Eating
• Ophthalmology/Vision Screening Orthopedic Services
• Oral Hygiene, education, toothbrush, toothpaste/floss distribution
• Podiatry, Prevention Education/Social Service Outreach
• Referrals to community resources navigates linkages to healthcare beyond Clinic’s scope (specialty care for more advanced care, neurological, surgery, dental, ultrasound, X-ray, CT/MRI), and other social service agency and government providers (SSI, Medicaid, WIC/SNAP, Access to Food Pantries for Food Insecure Patients, Food Distribution, TANF, Vaccines/STIs resources, Florida KidCare, MRIs, and access to employment agencies)

The Light of the World Clinic is Accredited by The State of Florida and Broward County Department of Health, Annually. Countywide Indigent Healthcare Provider Volunteer Health Care Provider Program Clinics [FSS 766.115 (8)/110] Authorized use of volunteers to augment State’s public health duties and functions.

Population(s) Served
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Ethnic and racial groups
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Health
Social and economic status
Age groups
Ethnic and racial groups
Family relationships
Health
Social and economic status

Where we work

Awards

Point of Light Award for Erwin M. Vasquez MD 1990

Office of the Governor State of Florida

Affiliations & memberships

Florida Association of Free and Charitable Clinics 2005

Florida Department of Health Countywide Indigent Healthcare Provider Volunteer Health Care Provider 2021

211 Broward Nonprofit Organization of the Year Finalist 2022

211 Broward Outstanding Non-Profit Leader of the Year Finalist 2022

Health Foundation of South Florida Inspiring Women in Health - Sandra Lozano Barry 2020

United Way of Broward County Health Grant 2022

State of Florida Department of Health 2022

Broward County Department of Health 2022

U of Miami Miller School of Medicine & Holy Cross Hospital Internal Medicine Doctors in Residency 2022

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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 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 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, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time

Financials

LIGHT OF THE WORLD CLINIC, INC.
Fiscal year: May 01 - Apr 30
Financial documents
2022 Charles Krblich 2020
done  Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant. info

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

43.01

Average of 12.97 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

14.3

Average of 7.1 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

17%

Average of 22% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

LIGHT OF THE WORLD CLINIC, INC.

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: May 01 - Apr 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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LIGHT OF THE WORLD CLINIC, INC.

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: May 01 - Apr 30

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: May 01 - Apr 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of LIGHT OF THE WORLD CLINIC, INC.’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 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation -$101,074 $24,065 $170,448 $553,674 $420,986
As % of expenses -13.8% 3.5% 23.0% 76.8% 61.6%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation -$120,687 $2,071 $146,431 $526,254 $393,766
As % of expenses -16.0% 0.3% 19.1% 70.3% 55.5%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $609,480 $708,458 $904,969 $1,275,069 $1,103,879
Total revenue, % change over prior year -21.4% 16.2% 27.7% 40.9% -13.4%
Program services revenue 4.9% 5.1% 3.9% 3.1% 3.8%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.0% 0.2% 0.1% 0.0%
Government grants 25.4% 21.1% 16.9% 20.1% 14.9%
All other grants and contributions 66.4% 70.9% 76.7% 75.1% 79.5%
Other revenue 3.3% 2.9% 2.2% 1.6% 1.8%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $733,985 $687,232 $741,975 $721,395 $682,893
Total expenses, % change over prior year 3.8% -6.4% 8.0% -2.8% -5.3%
Personnel 28.9% 32.0% 31.7% 35.8% 39.1%
Professional fees 11.9% 12.5% 13.0% 13.9% 13.6%
Occupancy 5.5% 5.7% 4.4% 5.5% 4.9%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 1.1% 3.1% 0.5%
All other expenses 53.7% 49.8% 49.8% 41.8% 41.9%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $753,598 $709,226 $765,992 $748,815 $710,113
One month of savings $61,165 $57,269 $61,831 $60,116 $56,908
Debt principal payment $23,583 $23,464 $24,406 $26,462 $344,188
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $838,346 $789,959 $852,229 $835,393 $1,111,209

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 4.5 5.6 6.1 13.9 14.3
Months of cash and investments 4.5 5.6 6.1 13.9 14.3
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 10.9 11.5 12.9 21.6 24.2
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $274,581 $318,389 $379,443 $834,327 $811,811
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $41,893 $38,670 $57,806 $74,521 $59,050
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $730,614 $739,937 $677,684 $703,435 $705,360
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 19.0% 21.7% 17.0% 20.1% 23.9%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 33.5% 32.1% 29.3% 19.5% 1.0%
Unrestricted net assets $843,070 $845,141 $991,572 $1,517,826 $1,911,592
Temporarily restricted net assets $10,293 $7,454 N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 $0 N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $10,293 $7,454 $0 $0 $0
Total net assets $853,363 $852,595 $991,572 $1,517,826 $1,911,592

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

Sandra Lozano Barry

Celebrating her 20th year of service as Executive Director, Sandy has made significant contributions vital to the success, stability, and growth of the Clinic. She worked closely with the late Dr. Erwin Vasquez to manage the daily clinic operations, implement operational procedures, and expanded the Clinic’s volunteer network. In 2010, Sandy took a key leadership role as Executive Director after the passing of its founder Dr. Erwin Vasquez. She continues his legacy to help those less fortunate than us. Since that time, Sandy worked closely with the Clinic’s Board of Directors and established formal partnerships with the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and Holy Cross Hospital Internal Medicine Residency Program. Each year, the program provides twelve resident physicians supervised by a Precept to work in the Clinic. The additional volunteers helped enhance the Clinic's services and increased the number of uninsured patients served annually by 38%.

Chairman of the Board

Hyram Montero

In 1988, Hyram founded Broward’s first multilingual law firm. For over 30 years, Hyram has devoted himself to representing plaintiffs in complex personal injury and wrongful death cases, including traumatic brain injury cases. Hyram has tried over 350 jury trials and 200 non-jury trials during his career. He is licensed in both Florida and Illinois. His professional affiliations include the American Bar Association, American Justice Association, The Florida Bar Association, Florida Justice Association, The Illinois Bar Association, Illinois Justice Association, Broward County Bar Association, Broward County Justice Association, Cuban American Bar Association, and Broward County Hispanic Bar Association where he served as president during '06-'07. He devotes himself to serving the community and is the Chairman of the Light of the World Clinic, Take Stock in Children, and Hispanic Unity of Florida.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

LIGHT OF THE WORLD CLINIC, INC.

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Compensation
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Board of directors
as of 06/08/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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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 ? 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 1/19/2023

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Hispanic/Latino/Latina/Latinx
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Hispanic/Latino/Latina/Latinx
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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Transgender Identity

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Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 06/18/2021

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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.