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Assistance League Sierra Foothills Subordinate

Transforming Lives-Strengthening Communities

aka NATIONAL ASSISTANCE LEAGUE   |   El Dorado Hills, CA   |  www.assistanceleague.org/sierrafoothills
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Assistance League Sierra Foothills

EIN: 80-0220452  Subordinate info


Mission

Assistance League volunteers transforming the lives of children and adults through community programs.

Ruling year info

1994

President

Ms. Bonni Bergstrom

President-Elect

Ms. Judy Gan

Main address

2201 Francisco Dr. Suite 140-249

El Dorado Hills, CA 95762 USA

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EIN

80-0220452

Subject area info

Education

Youth services

Senior services

Population served info

Children and youth

Adolescents

Adults

Seniors

Students

NTEE code info

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

Scholarships, Student Financial Aid, Awards (B82)

Remedial Reading, Reading Encouragement (B92)

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

Affiliations

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?

Operation School Bell

Operation School Bell provides disadvantaged school age children to shop for new, warm and appropriate school clothing. Each child was given the opportunity to choose a new book as well.Our goal is to improve the children's sense of self-worth and encourage the children to attend ,stay in school and excel. In 2021, 814 students from 45 schools in El Dorado County spent $81,400 on new school clothing.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Sports Locker helps children develop a positive self-image through involvement with organized youth sports. Assistance League of Sierra Foothills provides new equipment and registration scholarships, helping children play sports when their families can not afford youth sports programs. Currently we support four soccer clubs and three little leaque organizations. In 2021 54 disadvantaged El Dorado County children were given scholarships to play community organized soccer or Little League sports.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

For the past eleven years we have provided medium and large size tote bags for children who are displaced from their homes. We currently support El Dorado County Child Protective Service and the New Morning Youth and Family Services. 2021 their were 118 children received personal duffel bags after being taken into protective custody.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth

Once per week 32 member volunteers coordinate with 6 elementary schools to provide reading/reading comprehension assistance to144 2nd and 3rd graders. The students were assigned by their teacher. At the end of the year we give each student a book to keep.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Monthly senior activities are arranged with the Program Director of Gold Country Health Care Center. We currently are working with 31 seniors. These activities are designed to have our member volunteers interacting with the residents. Programs may include jewelry making, cookie decorating, storytelling, etc. A holiday shopping activity will be included (formerly Senior Shopping Spree. Members also proviced large print books flowers, puzzles and games throughout the year.

Population(s) Served
Seniors

In 2014, a scholarship program was initiated. It is open to high school graduates who demonstrate outstanding community service work throughout their high school years and are in good standing academically. During the designated submission period, students begin their application process through the CALocalscholarships.org website. Assistance League receives and reviews the applications and then rates and prioritizes the candidates before making a final selection. A total of four scholarships in the amount of $1500 each were awarded this year. Scholarship recipients are notified through their respective schools and given the scholarship during the schools’ award ceremonies.

Since its inception eight years ago almost $30,000 has been award through the SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM to outstanding local graduates who have enriched and improved the lives of others or individuals in need of assistance.


Population(s) Served
Adolescents

Where we work

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 students clothed.

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

Children and youth, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Operation School Bell

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Operation School Bell®-number of students shopping for new and appropriate school clothing. Currently our program met the needs of 18% of the disadvantaged and homeless children in our county.

Number of books given to participants

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

Children and youth, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Operation School Bell

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

We partner with First Book to provide appropriate books selected by participating students.

Number of Schools Served.

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

Children and youth, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Operation School Bell

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Number of participating schools. School's liaisons select students for participation. This is all the public schools in El Dorado County.

Number of students in grades 2 and 3 offered reading/comprehension assistance.

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

Children and youth

Related Program

Books and Beyond

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Teacher referred students offered weekly help with reading/comprehension assistance. Due to Covid-19 schools did not allow visitors. It wasn't until November 2021 that this program resumed.

Total number of member volunteer hours.

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

Children and youth

Related Program

Books and Beyond

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Temporarily stopped due to Covid-19 in March 2020 with only $209 spent on supplies. This program resumed in November 2021.

Number of clubs/leagues participating.

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

Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Sports Locker

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Number of soccer clubs and baseball leagues participating in our sports scholarship program. Due to Covid-19, community sports programs were canceled in 2020. This program resumed in 2021.

Number of student scholarships given.

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

Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Sports Locker

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Number of disadvantaged youth who were able to participate in community sports via scholarships.

Number of scholarships granted

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

Adolescents, Young adults

Related Program

Community Service Scholarship and Advantage Scholarship

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We award scholarships for students who have overcome significant challenges and those that have been active in community service.

Number of participating senior residents

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

Seniors

Related Program

Senior Multi Interest Leisure Enrichment (S.M.I.L.E.)

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Residents will be receiving letters and cards, with positive messages from our volunteers, instead of in person visits due to Covid-19

Number of volunteers assisting seniors.

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

Seniors

Related Program

Senior Multi Interest Leisure Enrichment (S.M.I.L.E.)

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Due to Covid-19, volunteers have been asked to send letters and cards to participating seniors

Number of bags donated to foster youth or those removed from their homes by protective services (CPS).

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

Children and youth

Related Program

Bags For Belongings

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Duffel bags or backpacks are distributed to foster youth who are being relocated.

Number of participating seniors.

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

Seniors

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Program terminated.

Number of member volunteers.

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

Seniors

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Program terminated

Percent positive change in Classroom behavior

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

Operation School Bell

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Teachers give us feedback on how well the kids are doing with their new clothes. They raise their hands more, interaction with other children increases.

Percent positive change in student confidence.

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

Adolescents, Children, Ethnic and racial groups

Related Program

Operation School Bell

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Children did not attend school due to COVID. Results of comments from surveying school personnel, families and students about the effects of the program on its recipients.

Percent positive change in participation with peers and/or school activities.

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

Operation School Bell

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Result of surveying school personnel about the effects of the program on it's recipients.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

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The Strategic Plan for 2018-2023 for the Assistance League Sierra Foothills is to work toward the betterment of the communities in El Dorado County through volunteer commitments includes the following goals:
1. Build a successful, sustainable organization by assessing the needs of the community and the viability of our current programs.
2.Ensure a financially viable life for the organization by reviewing a monthly budget. Build revenue through grants, donations and fundraising.
3. Identify the needs of the communities in El Dorado County by communicating and collaborating with other County Agencies.
4. Establish and maintain philanthropic programs the effectively and efficiently meet community needs on an ongoing basis.
5.Ensure the accuracy and integrity of the financial records by preparing an annual budget. Online software used to prepare financial statements.
6. Grow and maintain a diverse, informed and committed membership by involving the membership, and recruiting additional members.
7. Raise funds to support and grow our Chapter's current and future programs by developing internal and external funding opportunities.
8. Increase Community awareness and visibility of Assistance League Sierra Foothills in order to increase membership, event revenue and private funding.

1. Update and maintain a strategic plan.
2. Maintain all contracts, grants and PSR's.
3. Annually assess community needs and current programs.
4. Encourage member participation in national and regional opportunities.
5.Monthly review and evaluation of the budget.
6. Develop new fundraising avenues.
7. Collaborate with El Dorado County entities of identify community needs.
8. Evaluate, develop and fund programs.
9. Produce and review a monthly financial statement, and distribute to membership.
10. Work with Marketing Communications Chairman to develop membership program and recruit new members.
11.Develop internal funding sources.
12. Develop external funding sources( e..g., grants, private donations and endowments).
13. Increase Marketing Communications by updating Chapter brochure, use multi-media press releases for all fundraising, and create a press package for membership drives.
13. Hold orientation meetings for new members and update all Chapter Handbooks.
14. Strengthen communication within the organization (e.g, Maintain a current manual for for Chapter Management and distribute to officers and chairmen and review and update Board job descriptions) .

1. Outside Advisory Council which offers assessments, advise, and support.
2. An internal Board of directors is elected each fiscal year representing a cross section of the organization and community (June 1 - May 31).
3, Board members review the organizational plan and work with all members in elected and appointed postiions.
4. Philanthropic Chairman and Board assess community needs and work with all members.
5. Treasurer/Finance Chairman and Board review monthly budget.
6. Treasurer/Finance Chairman and President prepare and annual budget from committee chairmen and Board.
7. Treasurer/ Finance Chairman maintain registers, ledgers, and reconciliations using Quick Books and On-line software to produce financial statements.
8. Grant committee writes all grants and other requests for funding.
9. Board and all members develop new fundraising opportunities.
10. Philanthropic Committee conducts El Dorado County Needs Assessment and communicates with County resources, evaluates existing programs, develops new programs, and ensure adequate funding for programs.
11.Membership and Marketing Communications Chairmen work to recruit and develop membership.
12. Resource Chairman and Committee along with Marketing Communications and Grant Committees work to design and implement internal and external funding sources.
13. Education Chairman and Committee along with Newsletter Editor hold new member orientation meetings, plan development opportunities and publish a newsletter highlighting Chapter achievements and activities.
14. Education Chairman and Committee keep the general membership updated of relevant changes in procedures.

Our Operation School Bell program goal was to clothe disadvantaged school children in fiscal year 2020-20221.By February 2021 814 students were clothed. The goal for 2021-2022 is to clothe 1,000 disadvantaged children. There are over 6,026 socioeconomically disadvantaged children in El Dorado County, demonstrating the long-term need. Since 2008 when we became the 120th chapter of the National Assistance League, our Grant awards have increased and our credibility in El Dorado County is strengthening. Our two fundraising events are recognized in the community and advertisers are easily obtained. We are proud that approximately 50 community volunteers assist in providing safe and enjoyable atmosphere during our garden and holiday tours. Homeowners are willing to show their beautiful gardens and holiday decorated homes knowing that the money that is earned will go toward clothing disadvantaged children as well as providing scholarships and soccer or baseball equipment to children whose parents or guardians do not have the money to pay for registration. Our continuing goal remains finding ways toward sustainability. Involving and retaining membership also is a continuing long term goal. Our accomplishments to date have been great with 105 member volunteer members and no paid staff. However, growth in programs and earnings depends on an increasing membership.

Financials

Assistance League Sierra Foothills
Fiscal year: Jun 01 - May 31

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
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Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Assistance League Sierra Foothills

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jun 01 - May 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Assistance League Sierra Foothills

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jun 01 - May 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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Operations

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

Documents
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

President

Ms. Bonni Bergstrom

President-Elect

Judy Gan

Assistance League Sierra Foothills

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Compensation
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Assistance League Sierra Foothills

Board of directors
as of 10/06/2023
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Board chair

Ms. Irene Muzio

Assistance League Sierra Foothills

Term: 2022 - 2023

Irene Muzio

President

Bonnie Bergstrom

President-Elect

Susan Ledesma

V.P. Resources

Joy Wright

Treasurer

Stacy Rogers

V.P. Philanthropic Programs

Bonnie Bergstrom

Education

Sharon Rondone

Strategic Planning

Lesie Hall

Recording Secretary

Deanna Souther

Technology

Pat Wendt

Parliamentarian

Board leadership practices

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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? Not applicable
  • 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? Not applicable
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable