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New Roots Institute

For a just food system.

Los Angeles, CA   |  www.newrootsinstitute.org

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New Roots Institute

EIN: 82-4594246


Mission

Our Mission: To empower the next generation with knowledge and training to end factory farming.

Ruling year info

2018

Executive Director

Monica Chen

Main address

1110 N Virgil Ave Suite 98280

Los Angeles, CA 90029 USA

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Formerly known as

Factory Farming Awareness Coalition

EIN

82-4594246

Subject area info

STEM education

Vocational secondary education

Vocational post-secondary education

Community college education

Undergraduate education

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Population served info

Adolescents

Adults

NTEE code info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (B01)

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

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Communication

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What we aim to solve

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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?

Leadership Program

Through our Leadership Program, we offer fellowships for students motivated to dig deeper into the impacts, and solutions, of factory farming—while being trained in effective communication, advocacy, and leadership skills. Upon completing the fellowship, alumni go on—with our continued support—to develop and empower other leaders to create change in their communities toward our shared goal of ending factory farming.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Adolescents
Young adults

Through interactive, high school and college lessons, we inspire critical thinking and dynamic discussions about the connections between industrial animal agriculture and current key issues impacting us all—like animal welfare, climate change and environmental sustainability, human rights, and personal and public health.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Adults
Young adults

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Association of Professional Humane Education 2022

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 new advocates recruited

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

Leadership Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of lessons taught

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

Educational Outreach

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

These numbers represent the total number of students in our lessons. The numbers declined due to the pandemic, but are steadily recovering.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

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

OUR MISSION
To empower the next generation with knowledge and training to end factory farming.

OUR VISION
A just and sustainable food system for all.

OUR VALUES
Our team is united around our shared mission and our shared values—what we call our DNA.

These values guide our culture and our approach to empowering the next generation with knowledge and training to end factory farming.

Fierce Competence
We focus on achieving the greatest impact by effectively empowering the largest number of
People.

Humble Self-Awareness
We recognize that we don’t have all the answers and will listen to others, including those we believe we disagree with, to grow as individuals and as an organization.

Ready Adaptation
We understand that social and informational contexts evolve, and seek new knowledge
to update our perspectives and optimize our approach.

Inclusive Collaboration
We strive to see beyond our egos to meet others where they’re at and collectively strengthen our impact.

Caring Accountability
We show our commitment to one another and our cause by holding ourselves to a standard no lower than excellence, openly addressing issues with honesty and directness.

WHO WE ARE, WHAT WE DO, HOW WE DO IT
New Roots Institute is a nonprofit organization empowering the next generation with knowledge and training to end factory farming.

Through interactive, high school and college lessons, we inspire critical thinking and dynamic discussions about the connections between industrial animal agriculture and current key issues impacting us all—like animal welfare, climate change and environmental sustainability, human rights, and personal and public health.

Through our Leadership Program, we offer fellowships for students motivated to dig deeper into the impacts, and solutions, of factory farming—while being trained in effective communication, advocacy, and leadership skills. Upon completing the fellowship, alumni go on—with our continued support—to develop and empower other leaders to create change in their communities toward our shared goal of ending factory farming.

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 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 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?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

Financials

New Roots Institute
Fiscal year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

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

35.74

Average of 19.14 over 4 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

13.1

Average of 10.2 over 4 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

15%

Average of 11% over 4 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

New Roots Institute

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 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: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Profitability info 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $317,735 $132,954 $519,863 $148,519
As % of expenses 54.1% 14.3% 51.9% 14.1%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $317,735 $132,954 $519,863 $148,519
As % of expenses 54.1% 14.3% 51.9% 14.1%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $921,966 $1,032,275 $1,508,083 $1,197,314
Total revenue, % change over prior year 0.0% 12.0% 46.1% -20.6%
Program services revenue 3.4% 0.5% 0.1% 0.1%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.1% 0.1% 0.0%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 7.2% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 96.6% 99.3% 91.6% 99.9%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.1% 1.1% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $587,655 $931,951 $1,002,017 $1,053,175
Total expenses, % change over prior year 0.0% 58.6% 7.5% 5.1%
Personnel 70.1% 58.3% 63.1% 81.3%
Professional fees 13.9% 35.0% 26.0% 6.5%
Occupancy 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.3%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 1.7% 2.5% 0.2%
All other expenses 16.0% 4.9% 8.3% 11.8%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $587,655 $931,951 $1,002,017 $1,053,175
One month of savings $48,971 $77,663 $83,501 $87,765
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $636,626 $1,009,614 $1,085,518 $1,140,940

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 7.8 7.9 12.2 13.1
Months of cash and investments 7.8 7.9 12.2 13.1
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 6.5 5.8 11.6 12.8
Balance sheet composition info 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $380,806 $613,216 $1,020,076 $1,149,180
Investments $0 $0 $274 $274
Receivables $1,025 $361 $0 $0
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $0 $0 $0 $0
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 6.1% 24.8% 4.7% 2.8%
Unrestricted net assets $317,735 $450,689 $970,552 $1,119,071
Temporarily restricted net assets $50,000 N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $50,000 $19,184 $5,423 $0
Total net assets $367,735 $469,873 $975,975 $1,119,071

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2019 2020 2021 2022
Material data errors 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

Monica Chen

Monica has a Master’s in Education and has enjoyed working with students at elementary, middle, and high school levels. In addition to classroom teaching, she has worked in residential environmental education, taught sexual health and served as an instructor for the Prison University Project at San Quentin. She currently volunteers her time as a crisis support counselor, and her activism is focused on the interconnectedness of social justice issues.

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 01/18/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

Naomi Sachs

Bonnie Brown

Naomi Sachs

James Glauber

Kia Hill

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? 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 8/15/2023

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
Asian/Asian American
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 04/29/2022

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 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.