PLATINUM2023

Bloom To Life

A New Beginning

San Diego, CA   |  https://www.bloomtolife.org/
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Bloom To Life

EIN: 47-4496464


Mission

Bloom to life is a US-based humanitarian organization formed in July 2015 to save the lives of young children with Congenital Heart Disease (CHD). Financial assistance will be provided to the underprivileged children and their parents who don’t have the resources to pay for their child’s Heart surgery. 100% of your donation funds the children’s heart surgeries.

Notes from the nonprofit

Heart is the center of the universe in the human body. No human body can function without a HEART. Heart surgeries carry much higher risk than any other operation. There is always a risk to life. Without the operation they will not survive. Pediatric cardiac heart surgeries are extremely complex. People don't think that children can be born with Heart problems, they do not know that Heart surgery can take care of heart disease. Hundreds and thousands of children have heart problems. You can just imagine a baby's heart is slightly bigger than the size of our thumb nail. In that small heart there are two pumps, two receiving chambers and four valves. So it requires extremely dextrous work as the margin of error is extremely small. After surgery children's heart bounce back as if nothing ever happened. It's the most joyful experience! Cardiac surgery in a child's heart is a major event in the life of the child and the entire family. They will never forget the doctors & the people.

Ruling year info

2016

Founding Member & CEO

Ganesh kumar

Founding Member & BOD

Dr. Sangeetha Viswanathan

Main address

7934 Avenida Tamarindo

San Diego, CA 92129 USA

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EIN

47-4496464

Subject area info

Human services

Population served info

Children and youth

Low-income people

Extremely poor people

Working poor

Terminally ill people

NTEE code info

Human Service Organizations (P20)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

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

Tax forms

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Congenital heart disease (CHD) is the world’s most common major birth defect, affecting one in every 120 children. The situation is particularly grim in India: with a population of more than 1.21 billion and a high birth rate, more than 90 percent of CHDs go undiagnosed and only 10 percent of children who are actually diagnosed receive the necessary treatment.Unfortunately, access to high quality pediatric cardiac care is problematic in India due to a shortage of trained professionals to treat Children with CHDs and because many people cannot afford treatment. In India, up to 270,000 infants (age <1 year) are born with CHDs and each year an additional 37,000 children are diagnosed. Unfortunately, a majority of children living with CHDs in the poorer regions of India escape detection and diagnosis. Rheumatic fever and resultant rheumatic heart disease (RHD) also affect children in developing regions of the world.

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?

Pediatric Heart Surgeries

Bloom To Life has tied up with the best hospitals and top Pediatric Cardiology surgeons in India to do heart surgeries. Most of our surgeries are done in hospitals like AIMS, Apollo, MIOT & Narayana Hrudayalaya.

The heart is the center of the universe in the human body. No human body can function without a HEART. Heart surgeries carry much higher risk than any other operation. There is always a risk to life. Without the operation they will not survive. Pediatric cardiac heart surgeries are extremely complex.

Cardiac surgery in a child's heart is a major event in the life of the child and the entire family. They will never forget the doctors & the people who helped with the surgery. The events happening in the family are always described in the future as Before the Heart operation & After the Heart operation.

Since 2015 we have helped sponsor 55+ Pediatric Heart surgeries for the underprivileged. Today these 55+ children are alive and having a joyful life.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Extremely poor people
Low-income people
Working poor
Terminally ill people

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Amrita Institute of Medical Science 2017

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 free open heart surgeries performed

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth, Economically disadvantaged people, People with disabilities, People with diseases and illnesses

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of families served in heart-related treatment

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth, Economically disadvantaged people, People with disabilities, People with diseases and illnesses

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of children who underwent open heart surgery

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth, Economically disadvantaged people, People with diseases and illnesses, People with disabilities

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

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.

Our Goal is to provide Financial assistance to the underprivileged children and their parents who don’t have the resources to pay for their child’s Heart surgery.

We have tied up with the Best pediatric cardiology surgeons and best hospitals in India to make these surgeries happen.
We also make efforts to get volunteers and donors thru
1. Monthly Recurring Contribution ($25 or $50 or $100 etc)
2. One Time generous contribution
3. Contribute your time for Volunteering efforts
4. Corporate donations
5. Grants

We have a team of world class Pediatric Cardiology surgeons and hospitals from India

Since 2015 we have helped save 55+ underprivileged children in India.
Numbers by Year
2023 - 12 pediatric Heart Surgeries
2022 - 3 pediatric Heart Surgeries
2021 - 4 pediatric Heart Surgeries
2020 - 2 pediatric Heart Surgeries
2019 - 3 pediatric Heart Surgeries
2018 - 8 pediatric Heart Surgeries
2017 - 10 pediatric Heart Surgeries
2016 - 8 pediatric Heart Surgeries
2015 - 7 pediatric Heart Surgeries

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.
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    To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences

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    We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

Financials

Bloom To Life

Financial data

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Bloom To Life

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: 2021

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Revenue
Contributions, Grants, Gifts $3,702
Program Services $0
Membership Dues $0
Special Events $0
Other Revenue $0
Total Revenue $3,702
Expenses
Program Services $4,149
Administration $0
Fundraising $0
Payments to Affiliates $0
Other Expenses $29
Total Expenses $4,178

Bloom To Life

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: 2021

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Assets
Total Assets $1,635
Liabilities
Total Liabilities $0
Fund balance (EOY)
Net Assets $1,635

Operations

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

Documents
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Founding Member & CEO

Ganesh kumar

Founding Member & BOD

Sangeetha Viswanathan

Dr Sangeetha Viswanathan is a highly qualified and trained pediatric cardiologist who has completed her specialist training in pediatrics (1999-2003) and pediatric cardiology (2003-2009) in the UK. She worked as a Consultant Paediatric Cardiologist at Birmingham Children’s Hospital, the largest cardiac surgical centre in the UK (2009-2011) managing complex patients with congenital heart disease. Her qualifications include MBBS at Chennai (Madras) Medical College1992-1998, Membership of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (UK) 2001, Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training in Paediatric Cardiology (UK) 2009, MSc Medical Imaging (Dist.) University of Leeds (UK) 2009. She has been an outstanding student during her medical training obtaining several awards and distinctions. She has wide-ranging clinical experience in the diagnosis and management of congenital and acquired heart disease in children and adolescents.

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There are no highest paid employees recorded for this organization.

Bloom To Life

Board of directors
as of 09/06/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board chair

Ganesh Kumar

Sangeetha Vishwanathan

Pediatric Cardiologist

Vamsi Vella

Triniti Corporation

Ganesh Kumar

Sowmi Priya Kumar

Steve Wilson

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? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/12/2023

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Asian/Asian American
Gender identity
Male
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Asian/Asian American
Gender identity
Female
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/24/2023

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 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 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.