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LIPSTICK ANGELS

Using the power of beauty to transform and heal

aka Lipstick Angels   |   Los Angeles, CA   |  www.lipstickangels.org
GuideStar Charity Check

LIPSTICK ANGELS

EIN: 45-4295840


Mission

Lipstick Angels’ mission is to provide nurturing beauty support services to restore and strengthen the dignity, hope and self-esteem of cancer patients. Our Angels (industry professionals) visit cancer patients in the hospital at their bedside while they receive chemotherapy. Through physical touch, compassion and care, we create an intimate environment that fosters kindness, empathy, and support; contributing to recovery and nourishing the whole person – mind, body and spirit.

Ruling year info

2013

Founder and President

Renata Helfman

Main address

P.O. Box 480366

Los Angeles, CA 90048 USA

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EIN

45-4295840

Subject area info

Medical support services

Population served info

Caregivers

People with diseases and illnesses

NTEE code info

Health Support Services (E60)

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

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Many cancer patients experience changes to their appearance such as hair loss, premature aging, skin discoloration. These changes can negatively affect a person's self esteem and overall quality-of-life with patients reporting reluctance to go out in public, embarrassment about their appearance, and low self-esteem.

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?

City of Hope

Lipstick Angels utilizes nurturing beauty services and physical touch to restore, strengthen and protect the dignity, hope and self-respect of seriously ill patients undergoing debilitating treatments such as chemotherapy. Specifically, we provide complimentary, personalized one-on-one beauty and skin care services by professional makeup artists and estheticians at the patient’s bedside or while they are receiving chemotherapy infusions when they are at their most vulnerable.

Population(s) Served
People with diseases and illnesses
Caregivers

Lipstick Angels utilizes nurturing beauty services and physical touch to restore, strengthen and protect the dignity, hope and self-respect of seriously ill patients undergoing debilitating treatments such as chemotherapy. Specifically, we provide complimentary, personalized one-on-one beauty and skin care services by professional makeup artists and estheticians at the patient’s bedside or while they are receiving chemotherapy infusions when they are at their most vulnerable.

Population(s) Served
People with diseases and illnesses
Caregivers

Lipstick Angels utilizes nurturing beauty services and physical touch to restore, strengthen and protect the dignity, hope and self-respect of seriously ill patients undergoing debilitating treatments such as chemotherapy. Specifically, we provide complimentary, personalized one-on-one beauty and skin care services by professional makeup artists and estheticians at the patient’s bedside or while they are receiving chemotherapy infusions when they are at their most vulnerable.

Population(s) Served
People with diseases and illnesses
Caregivers

Lipstick Angels utilizes nurturing beauty services and physical touch to restore, strengthen and protect the dignity, hope and self-respect of seriously ill patients undergoing debilitating treatments such as chemotherapy. Specifically, we provide complimentary, personalized one-on-one beauty and skin care services by professional makeup artists and estheticians at the patient’s bedside or while they are receiving chemotherapy infusions when they are at their most vulnerable.

Population(s) Served
People with diseases and illnesses
Caregivers

Where we work

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.

Reduced anxiety, stress, and fatigue. Improved self-esteem and confidence. Increased human connection

During treatments, Angels physically touch every patient they serve. Whether it be a hand massage or relaxing skin care treatment, our Angels provide touch, comfort and relief. In addition, our aromatherapy services help reduce nausea, stress and fatigue. \n\nDuring services, patients not only receive skin care and makeup application, but also training on how to recreate the effects after they leave the hospital. After receiving services, patients indicate that they feel better about their appearance with an emphasis that Lipstick Angels helped them to feel "transformed".\n\nLipstick Angels visits offer patients the opportunity to have a conversation with someone who isn’t a caregiver or a healthcare provider. It provides a moment of respite from thinking about chemotherapy treatment and allows for a conversation about something other than their health. It also provides patients something exciting to discuss amongst each other, creating another level of connection even when Lipstick Angels are not present.

Our staff and volunteers are licensed estheticians and make-up artists who have been specially trained in oncology-sensitive skincare. We pay special attention to both the physical and the emotional aspects of living with cancer.

In 2018, Lipstick Angels served approximately 3750 patients in programs located in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York City, a 56% increase from the 2400 patients served the previous year and a 134% increase from 2016 numbers. Each year, the number of patients Lipstick Angels reaches continues to increase at a rapid pace. We hope to continue to expand to different hospitals in our current regions as well as expand to other states.

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

1.84

Average of 17.46 over 9 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

4.4

Average of 4.1 over 9 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

10%

Average of 11% over 9 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 LIPSTICK 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 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation -$111,127 $68,200 $78,832 $122,787 -$174,097
As % of expenses -20.2% 10.4% 15.5% 23.1% -22.5%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation -$112,199 $67,128 $77,760 $122,153 -$174,097
As % of expenses -20.4% 10.2% 15.3% 23.0% -22.5%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $651,740 $615,993 $558,520 $653,520 $599,674
Total revenue, % change over prior year 99.7% -5.5% -9.3% 17.0% -8.2%
Program services revenue 26.6% 30.3% 50.9% 34.5% 57.4%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 16.0% 13.0% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 73.4% 69.7% 33.1% 52.4% 42.6%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $549,558 $654,979 $507,188 $530,733 $773,771
Total expenses, % change over prior year 102.2% 19.2% -22.6% 4.6% 45.8%
Personnel 48.1% 66.4% 79.3% 69.4% 66.5%
Professional fees 11.0% 3.7% 2.7% 10.4% 11.5%
Occupancy 3.3% 3.2% 3.8% 4.0% 3.7%
Interest 0.0% 0.1% 0.1% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 37.6% 26.6% 14.1% 16.2% 18.3%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $550,630 $656,051 $508,260 $531,367 $773,771
One month of savings $45,797 $54,582 $42,266 $44,228 $64,481
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $2,778 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $599,205 $710,633 $550,526 $575,595 $838,252

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 0.3 2.5 8.0 10.3 4.4
Months of cash and investments 0.3 2.5 8.0 10.3 4.4
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 0.8 1.9 4.4 7.0 2.1
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $11,885 $134,598 $336,742 $456,835 $284,181
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $163,687 $10,000 $0 $0 $0
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $6,120 $7,192 $7,192 $7,192 $7,192
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 54.6% 76.3% 91.2% 100.0% 100.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 5.0% 9.9% 45.6% 33.2% 53.6%
Unrestricted net assets $40,644 $107,772 $185,532 $307,685 $133,588
Temporarily restricted net assets $134,686 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $134,686 $27,500 $0 $0 $0
Total net assets $175,330 $135,272 $185,532 $307,685 $133,588

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

Founder and President

Renata Helfman

For over 15 years, Renata Helfman has worked as a celebrity makeup artist. During this time she has cultivated a passion for chemical-free products. To further spread information about the benefits of clean beauty products, Renata began writing for the Huffington Post in 2009 and has received international editorial recognition from every sector of the beauty industry. She has been featured in Elle, The Los Angeles Times, Natural Health, Vogue.\n \nWhile volunteering at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in 2011, she was surprised to find that the hospital did not have a beauty program in place. Renata made it her mission to bring beauty and compassion to patients in need. With enthusiastic support from Cedars Sinai, Renata launched Lipstick Angels, a nonprofit organization that provides patients in hospitals with individualized makeup services by skilled professionals.\n\nRecently, Renata has been selected to be on the Philanthropic Committee of the Makeup Artists Union.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

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Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Compensation
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Board of directors
as of 03/15/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

Gayle Baigelman

Adam Holiber

Leilah Mundt

Ellen Cox

Annie Jackson

Barbara Reiss

Doug Cooper

Dr. Bobbie Rimel

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? Not applicable
  • 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 3/15/2023

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

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data