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DowntownDC Foundation

Washington, DC   |  http://downtowndcfoundation.org

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DowntownDC Foundation

EIN: 45-2933562


Mission

We serve and celebrate our vibrant and diverse DowntownDC community by providing homeless services, revitalizing parks, and enhancing public spaces and experiences.

Ruling year info

2014

Executive Director

Rachel Rose Hartman

Main address

1275 K Street NW Suite 1000

Washington, DC 20005 USA

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Formerly known as

Downtown Business Improvement District Foundation

EIN

45-2933562

Subject area info

Community improvement

Special population support

Population served info

Adults

Economically disadvantaged people

Ex-offenders

At-risk youth

NTEE code info

Community, Neighborhood Development, Improvement (S20)

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

Affiliations

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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?

Franklin Park

The renovation of DowntownDC’s largest green space into a premier urban park, which will be operated and managed by the BID upon its reopening

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth

Support and services for individuals experiencing homelessness, including services offered through the Downtown Day Services Center and the DC Landlord Partnership Fund

Population(s) Served
Homeless people
Extremely poor people
Low-income people
Ex-offenders
People with diseases and illnesses

Public art and public space enhancements such as art installations, plaza beautification, landscaping and design

Population(s) Served
Adults

Cultural and social impact programming, building on existing community offerings

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth

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 meals served or provided

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

Homeless Services

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

For 2021, 1800 of those meals were daily lunches served at the center, and 450 of the meals were catered, restaurant-quality meals served on holidays.

Number of clients served

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

Homeless Services

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Number of individuals served at the Downtown Day Services Center

Number of hygiene kits distributed

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

Homeless Services

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This includes toiletry kits as well as overnight backpacks that have hygiene items, blankets, hats, gloves, etc.

Total dollar amount of grants awarded

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

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total dollar amount of major gifts secured for Franklin Park

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

Franklin Park

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Hours of programing delivered

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

Events and Programming

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

2021 programming included movie nights, concert series, spring festivals, and more.

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.

Our goals are to:
- Serve more lunches and meals to individuals experiencing homelessness at the Downtown Day Services Center (DDSC)
- Expand services offered at the DDSC
- Provide more programming hours in Franklin Park and around DowntownDC
- Help connect more individuals with housing services
- Provide more Welcome Home Kits ($500 worth of furniture and household items) to individuals when they are matching with housing

Our strategies to achieve these goals include researching grants and funders specifically aligned with our program areas and creating a sponsorship package that gets them interested in our work. We are also working on gaining new non-profit, corporate, and individual partners to better serve the DowntownDC community.

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 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 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

  • 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

DowntownDC Foundation
Fiscal year: Oct 01 - Sep 30
done  Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant. info

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

7.01

Average of 6.66 over 2 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

9

Average of 11.4 over 2 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

0%

Average of 0% over 2 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

DowntownDC Foundation

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Oct 01 - Sep 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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DowntownDC Foundation

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Oct 01 - Sep 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: Oct 01 - Sep 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of DowntownDC Foundation’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 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $173,395 $26,120
As % of expenses 56.3% 5.1%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $173,395 $26,120
As % of expenses 56.3% 5.1%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $481,325 $539,958
Total revenue, % change over prior year 0.0% 12.2%
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% 100.0%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $307,930 $513,838
Total expenses, % change over prior year 0.0% 66.9%
Personnel 73.4% 58.3%
Professional fees 1.5% 0.5%
Occupancy 1.2% 0.8%
Interest 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 5.0% 34.7%
All other expenses 18.8% 5.7%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $307,930 $513,838
One month of savings $25,661 $42,820
Debt principal payment $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $333,591 $556,658

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2021 2022
Months of cash 13.9 9.0
Months of cash and investments 13.9 9.0
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 11.8 7.7
Balance sheet composition info 2021 2022
Cash $356,874 $383,741
Investments $0 $0
Receivables $3,000 $0
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $0 $0
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 0.0% 0.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 15.8% 14.3%
Unrestricted net assets $302,840 $328,960
Temporarily restricted net assets N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $0 $0
Total net assets $302,840 $328,960

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2021 2022
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

Executive Director

Rachel Rose Hartman

Rachel Rose Hartman began serving as founding Executive Director of the DowntownDC Foundation in May 2019, bringing to the role her five years of experience at the DowntownDC Business Improvement District (BID) building support and interest for the initiatives around which the Foundation is focused. In her previous role as Director of Interactive Marketing & Communications for the BID, Rachel directed all marketing and branding, events, programming and communications efforts for the organization and secured and managed related partnerships and sponsorships. Rachel joined the BID after 10 years in political journalism, including working as a White House Reporter for Yahoo News and a daily politics reporter for Congressional Quarterly.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

DowntownDC Foundation

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Compensation
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DowntownDC Foundation

Board of directors
as of 01/18/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board chair

Gigi Murphy

Gensler

Term: 2019 -

Lionel L. Lynch

JPMorgan Chase & Co

Lars Etzkorn

Lars Etzkorn Law PLLC

Clare Archer

Gilbane

Sean Cahill

SCahill LLC

Ann Friedman

Planet Word

Timothy Lowery

Hines/CityCenterDC

Gregory Leinweber

Kimpton Hotel Monaco

Rafael Etzion

Metro K Shipping LLC

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? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • 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 12/14/2022

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

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/18/2024

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 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 measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • 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.