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We Saw the Light

Anoka, MN   |  https://wesawthelight.org
GuideStar Charity Check

We Saw the Light

EIN: 87-3734281


Mission

Walking alongside families in Minnesota who are faced with losing a loved one to suicide.

Notes from the nonprofit

We are a small, fairly new nonprofit working with families in Minnesota who have lost a loved one to suicide. We send small gifts each month to each family member for the first year after the death. We strive to keep expenses low and look for donations of gifts whenever we can. Therefore, our expenses are not very high for the impact we are making.

Ruling year info

2022

President/Founder

Codi Leary Leitch

Secretary/Treasurer

Lisa Burnside

Main address

PO Box 901

Anoka, MN 55303 USA

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EIN

87-3734281

Subject area info

Gift distribution

Population served info

Families

NTEE code info

Gift Distribution (P58)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

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

Tax forms

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Programs and results

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?

Peer Support

Walking alongside families in Minnesota who are faced with losing a loved one to suicide.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

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 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 take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, 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

Financials

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Financial data

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: 2023

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Revenue
Contributions, Grants, Gifts $12,573
Program Services $0
Membership Dues $0
Special Events $660
Other Revenue $160
Total Revenue $13,811
Expenses
Program Services $8,613
Administration $2,177
Fundraising $282
Payments to Affiliates $250
Other Expenses $79
Total Expenses $11,400

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: 2023

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Assets
Total Assets $6,509
Liabilities
Total Liabilities $0
Fund balance (EOY)
Net Assets $6,509

Operations

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

Documents
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

President/Founder

Codi Leary Leitch

Secretary/Treasurer

Lisa Burnside

There are no officers, directors or key employees recorded for this organization

There are no highest paid employees recorded for this organization.

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Board of directors
as of 01/23/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board chair

Codi Leary Leitch

Lisa Marie Burnside

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Kevin Bisek

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Jamie Mosley

Conscious Healing

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

GuideStar worked with BoardSource, the national leader in nonprofit board leadership and governance, to create this section.

  • 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? No
  • 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? No
  • 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 1/20/2024

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
White/Caucasian/European
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
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