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Ignite Arts & STEM

Bringing equity to ignite arts & STEM!

Tarzana, CA   |  https://www.igniteartsandstem.org
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Ignite Arts & STEM

EIN: 82-4537269


Mission

We work to bridge the gap between representation and access to education for students of color pursuing the Arts and STEM fields through scholarships, and mentorship, helping to facilitate the transition from student to professional.

Ruling year info

2018

Board President

Crystal M Jones

Vice President

Pia Williams

Main address

5609 Yolanda Ave #571255

Tarzana, CA 91357 USA

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Formerly known as

The Ashe Academy

Ashe Arts & STEM

EIN

82-4537269

Subject area info

Arts education

STEM education

Population served info

Parents

Ethnic and racial groups

Students

Teachers

NTEE code info

Arts Education/Schools (A25)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

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

Tax forms

Show Forms 990

Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Ignite Arts & STEM aims to address the lack of access to Arts & STEM education and resources for underserved BIPOC students. They bridge the digital divide, equip students with in-demand skills, and foster a passion for these fields, creating a brighter future for the next generation of artists, scientists, and innovators.

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?

Mentoring

- Mentoring programs which partners BIPOC students to professional in Arts & STEM fields.
- Professional and educational development which includes resume writing, interview & presentation skills, applying for educational programs and scholarships
- Exposing Parents of Middle school through High school-aged BIPOC students to careers and educational options in the Arts & STEM fields.

Population(s) Served

Our scholarship program seeks to support first-generation BIPOC high school students who are passionate about pursuing careers in Arts or STEM.

Any first-generation, BIPOC high school senior who’s a US citizen, has non-profit or community service experience, has at least a 2.4 GPA, and is pursuing STEM disciplines may apply.

Population(s) Served
Parents
Ethnic and racial groups
Students
Adolescents
Preteens
Parents
Ethnic and racial groups
Students
Adolescents
Preteens

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

EIPMA Board of Representatives 2020

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 academic scholarships awarded

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

Indigenous peoples, People of African descent, People of Latin American descent, Adolescents

Related Program

Scholarships

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of backpacks filled with school supplies distributed

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

Economically disadvantaged people, Adolescents, Children, Preteens

Related Program

Scholarships

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of children who received school supplies

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

Economically disadvantaged people, Children and youth

Related Program

Scholarships

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of public events held to further mission

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

Indigenous peoples, People of African descent, People of Latin American descent, Economically disadvantaged people, Adolescents

Related Program

Scholarships

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Average online donation

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

Scholarships

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of grants received

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

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of attendees present at rallies/events

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

Output - describing our activities and reach

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.

Ignite Arts & STEM has two main goals:

1. Empower underserved BIPOC students: We focus on providing opportunities and resources to students from underrepresented communities who might otherwise lack access to quality Arts & STEM education.
2. Ignite passions in Arts & STEM: Our programs aim to spark creativity, critical thinking, and equip students with the skills they need to excel in artistic and scientific fields.


Ignite Arts & STEM uses a three-pronged approach to achieve their goals:

1. Engaging Programs: We develop unique and accessible programs that bridge the digital divide and address the specific needs of our students.
2. Strong Community Network: We build partnerships with schools, organizations, and potential donors to expand program reach and access resources.
3. Resource Development: We actively pursue grants, develop corporate sponsorships, and explore individual giving opportunities to ensure program sustainability and growth.


Ignite Arts & STEM has several key capabilities that position them well to meet their goals:

- Passionate Team: A dedicated staff and volunteers with expertise in Arts & STEM education are committed to student success.
- Effective Programs: Engaging and impactful programs address the digital divide, equip students with in-demand skills, and spark their interest in Arts & STEM fields.
- Established Network: Strong partnerships with schools, organizations, and potential donors expand program reach, resources, and access to students.
- Data-Driven Approach (if applicable): A commitment to program evaluation using data allows them to measure impact, adapt programs to student needs, and demonstrate success to funders.
- Focus on Equity: Their programs specifically target underserved BIPOC students, addressing a critical need and ensuring inclusivity in Arts & STEM fields.

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 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?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

Financials

Ignite Arts & STEM
Fiscal year: Feb 01 - Jan 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 2023 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Average of 0.00 over 6 years

Months of cash in 2023 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Average of 0 over 6 years

Fringe rate in 2023 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

%

Average of 0% over 6 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Ignite Arts & STEM

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Feb 01 - Jan 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

Fiscal year ending: cloud_download Download Data

Ignite Arts & STEM

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Feb 01 - Jan 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.

Fiscal year ending: cloud_download Download Data

Ignite Arts & STEM

Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Ignite Arts & STEM’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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Business model indicators

Profitability info 2018 2019
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $100 $0
As % of expenses 0.0% 0.0%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $100 $0
As % of expenses 0.0% 0.0%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $100 $0
Total revenue, % change over prior year 0.0% 0.0%
Program services revenue 0.0% 0.0%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.0%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 100.0% 0.0%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $0 $0
Total expenses, % change over prior year 0.0% 0.0%
Personnel 0.0% 0.0%
Professional fees 0.0% 0.0%
Occupancy 0.0% 0.0%
Interest 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 0.0% 0.0%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019
Total expenses (after depreciation) $0 $0
One month of savings $0 $0
Debt principal payment $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $0 $0

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019
Months of cash 0.0 0.0
Months of cash and investments 0.0 0.0
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 0.0 0.0
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019
Cash $100 $0
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 $0 $0
Temporarily restricted net assets $0 N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 N/A
Total restricted net assets $0 $0
Total net assets $100 $0

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2018 2019
Material data errors No No

Operations

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

Documents
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Board President

Crystal M Jones

• Convene the executive board in regular meetings & planning board activities/events. • Make board & committee appointments & assign workloads to board members. • Monitors progress of committees & align their work with organizational mission & goals. • Work with Board of Directors to oversee marketing, & fundraising. • Attends public events on behalf of the non-profit as needed.

Vice President

Pia Williams

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

Ignite Arts & STEM

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Compensation
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Ignite Arts & STEM

Board of directors
as of 03/03/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board co-chair

Crystal Jones

IGNITE ARTS & STEM, INC.

Term: 2024 - 2026


Board co-chair

Pia Williams

IGNITE ARTS & STEM, INC.

Term: 2024 - 2026

Kimberly Pierce

IGNITE ARTS & STEM, INC.

Kat Coronel

IGNITE ARTS & STEM, INC.

Max Grigoryan

IGNITE ARTS & STEM, INC.

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 ? Not applicable
  • 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 3/2/2024

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
Black/African American
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
Black/African American
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: 08/23/2022

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 employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • 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.