NAMI Eastside

Providing support, education & advocacy for all those affected by mental illness.

Redmond, WA   |

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NAMI Eastside

EIN: 91-2106510


The mission of NAMI Eastside is to provide advocacy, education, support, and public awareness so that all people impacted by mental illness and mental health conditions can lead healthy and productive lives

Notes from the nonprofit

We have listened to the community, and grown the organization by 100% over the past several years. We have expanded our program offerings, and specialized our programs to ensure that we meet the diverse needs in our community. We see the need growing exponentially, and our mission is to offer no cost services to all individuals and family that would benefit from support for their mental health.

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Executive Director

Marc Oommen

Main address

16305 NE 87th Street Suite 122

Redmond, WA 98052 USA

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Subject area info


Psychology and behavioral science

Youth development

Mental health care

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NTEE code info

Mental Health Association, Multipurpose (F80)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (E01)

Counseling Support Groups (F60)

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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?

In Our Own Voice

Educational presentations given to middle school students, high school students, law enforcement officers and inpatient psychiatric facility residents on the lived experience of individuals successfully managing their diagnosis of serious mental illness.

Population(s) Served

NAMI Family-to-Family is a class for families, significant others and friends of people with mental health conditions. The course is designed to facilitate a better understanding of mental health conditions, increase coping skills and empower participants to become advocates for their family members. This program was designated as an evidence-based program by SAMHSA. The course is also available in Spanish, De Familia a Familia de NAMI.

Population(s) Served

NAMI Peer-to-Peer is a class for adults with mental health conditions. The course is designed to encourage growth, healing and recovery among participants.

Population(s) Served

NAMI Connection is a support group for people with mental health conditions. Groups meet weekly, every other week or monthly, depending on location.

Population(s) Served

NAMI Family Support Group is a support group for family members, significant others and friends of people with mental health conditions. Groups meet weekly, every other week or monthly, depending on location.

Population(s) Served

NAMI Smarts for Advocacy is a hands-on advocacy training program that helps people living with mental illness, friends and family transform their passion and lived experience into skillful grassroots advocacy.

Population(s) Served

The Youth Ambassadors program is a program of NAMI Eastside. The Youth Ambassadors program aims to support youth mental health, develop youth leadership, and encourage a life-long commitment to mental wellness.

In the 2023-2024 school year, Youth Ambassadors will have the opportunity to complete individual service projects, research projects, social media projects, outreach projects, event planning projects, and more to support mental health education, support, and advocacy.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

NAMI Washington & NAMI National 2001

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 served

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Totals By Year
Related Program

NAMI Family Support Group

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success


Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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

Connecting individuals in King County with no-cost support and education for mental health. To offer high quality, culturally competent service that promote recovery and hope. We will broad the scope of advocacy, build community, raise awareness, and offer strong programming to fill the gap for mental health care needs. Our goal is to create a sense of belonging and hope.

We seek to partner with local organizations to support each other's goals, serving clients with their mental health needs. We are focused on high-quality and dependable program delivery, We aim to reduce inequalities by understanding the underserved communities, providing programming in different languages, and customizing programs to meet specific needs, such as those with housing insecurity and youth. These efforts will make an impact on the overall health and wellbeing of our communities, and promote a sense of hope.

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 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, We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection


NAMI Eastside
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31
Financial documents
2022 2022 Form 990 2020 2018 990 2017 2018 Financial Audit
done  Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant. info

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 2021 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 5.14 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2021 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 3.1 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2021 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 4% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

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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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of NAMI Eastside’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
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $31,631 $21,107 $62,095 $150,729
As % of expenses 15.8% 8.9% 29.6% 45.3%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $31,631 $21,107 $62,064 $150,729
As % of expenses 15.8% 8.9% 29.6% 45.3%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $232,446 $257,932 $271,858 $500,833
Total revenue, % change over prior year 0.0% 11.0% 5.4% 84.2%
Program services revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Membership dues 0.9% 0.2% 0.1% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Government grants 16.0% 19.9% 25.4% 24.1%
All other grants and contributions 82.2% 79.8% 74.3% 75.9%
Other revenue 0.8% 0.2% 0.3% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $200,815 $237,925 $209,724 $332,396
Total expenses, % change over prior year 0.0% 18.5% -11.9% 58.5%
Personnel 59.9% 51.4% 57.9% 74.7%
Professional fees 5.7% 10.3% 9.8% 3.8%
Occupancy 11.1% 9.7% 10.2% 7.5%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.2% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 23.1% 28.6% 22.1% 13.9%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021
Total expenses (after depreciation) $200,815 $237,925 $209,755 $332,396
One month of savings $16,735 $19,827 $17,477 $27,700
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $21,890
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $1,100 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $217,550 $257,752 $228,332 $381,986

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021
Months of cash 3.8 4.2 10.3 13.1
Months of cash and investments 3.8 4.2 10.3 13.1
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 4.9 5.2 9.4 11.4
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021
Cash $64,349 $82,941 $179,876 $361,775
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $24,404 $26,825 $4,403 $28,761
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $7,654 $7,654 $8,754 $7,654
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 100.0% 100.0% 87.8% 100.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 7.9% 6.3% 11.7% 6.8%
Unrestricted net assets $81,740 $102,847 $164,911 $315,640
Temporarily restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $0 $0 $0 $57,143
Total net assets $81,740 $102,847 $164,911 $372,783

Key data checks

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


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

Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Executive Director

Marc Oommen

Marc graduated from Western Washington University with a BA in Law, Diversity, and Justice. After graduating, he worked for several years in marketing and program management for an organization dedicated to advancing the public purpose of higher education through student civic engagement. Marc has also worked and volunteered in politics, and is passionate about advocating for policies that help people access resources. Marc comes to NAMI Eastside after working for the state government where he helped folks navigate unemployment insurance during the pandemic. He is excited to be a part of the NAMI team and to be a part of an organization on the frontlines of destigmatizing mental illness and providing important resources to the community.

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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Board of directors
as of 08/22/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board chair

Donna Lurie

Donna Lurie

Ann Fitch

Ethan Seracka

Paul Charbonneau

Girish Joshi

Richard Taylor Jr.

Stephanie Nannariello

Reena Saxena

Matthew Bernstein

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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 8/22/2023

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
Multi-Racial/Multi-Ethnic (2+ races/ethnicities)
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or straight
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity


Sexual orientation

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 12/21/2022

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  • 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 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.
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SOURCE: IRS Form 990 Schedule G

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