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MITCHELL THORP FOUNDATION

Giving Families Hope

Carlsbad, CA   |  www.mitchellthorp.org
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MITCHELL THORP FOUNDATION

EIN: 27-0824320


Mission

Mitchell Thorp Foundation" (MTF) supports families whose children suffer from life-threatening illnesses, diseases and disorders, by providing financial, emotional and resource support to their desperate situation.

Notes from the nonprofit

We know you have a choice when it comes to donating your dollars where it will make a difference and the greatest impact. Please know that the Mitchell Thorp Foundation is public 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. We run the organization with the utmost integrity. We are very conscious about keeping expenses low so we can provide the most care to the children and families we help. 87% is allocated to the vendors that help treat the children and families, 3% to salary and 10% to running events. By partnering with MTF will bring hope, encouragement and financial assistance to those families whose children are challenged with life-threatening illnesses, diseases and disorders. By doing so you can help change lives, save lives and impact lives. Thank you for your support and may God Bless you a hundred fold.\r\nVisit: www.mitchellthorp.org

Ruling year info

2010

CEO/President

Brad Thorp

Executive Director

Beth Thorp

Main address

2382 Faraday Ave Suite 150

Carlsbad, CA 92008 USA

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EIN

27-0824320

Subject area info

Diseases and conditions

Public affairs

Family services

Population served info

Families

Ethnic and racial groups

NTEE code info

Family Services (P40)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (G12)

Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (W99)

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Each year over half a million children are diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition in the United States averaging to approximately 2,500 children in San Diego County. The families of these children face loss of income, financial instability, and emotional stress that will test these families beyond their endurance, often bankrupting them financially, emotionally and physically. Our organization brings hope and security back to the families with critically ill children. We do this through our four primary programs; Medical and Home Assistance, Healing and Rehabilitation, Wheelchair Conversion Mobility Vans and our Youth Leadership Council. We have seen measurable success in our programs including a 100% success rate in keeping families together with a roof overhead. Last year, we helped reduce the medical and equipment costs of our families by up to 50%.

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?

Family Support Network Programs

We aim to preserve the family unit leading to a greater quality of life for the families. To date MTF has a 100% success rate in keeping families together and not having them end in divorce or separation. Over the next five years, MTF will strive to grow from assisting an average of 10 families a month to 20-30 families a month with an average investment of $2,500/month per family.

MTF aims to improve the quality of life for children and families, by bringing relief, hope and transforming their lives in the process. We provide this through our MTF programs:
Medical & Home Assistance Programs

• Medical Treatment Services: Provide financial support for required medical treatments that are not covered by insurance.
• Medical Equipment Services: Provide medical equipment following family assessment for need.
• Transportation Services: Provide funding for air or other transportation to and from medical facilities to receive required treatments. Gas cards are provided for local transport.
• Hotel stay: Covers the family’s hotel and meal expenses while away from home for their child’s treatments.
• Home Assistance Services: Provide home improvements that will improve the mobility and well-being of the child.
• Advocacy Services: for families with medical service professionals.
• MTF Family & Child Adventures Services: Provide families enriching camp experiences for siblings and children who are being treated.

Healing & Wellness Programs

• Physical Rehabilitation & Fitness Services:
Provide qualified expert instruction in rehabilitation, Aqua Therapy, Pilates, Yoga, Neuro Sensory Motor Integration and Cancer Training Programs.
• Integrative Medicine & Therapy Services:
Osteopaths, Chiropractic Kinesiology, Nutritional Therapy, Naturopathic Medicine, Cleansing & Detoxification, Electro-Lymphatic Therapy, Cranial Sacral Therapy, Lymph Drainage, Reiki, Allergy Clearings, Acupuncture, Essential Oils, Colon Hydrotherapy, Massage Therapy, Body Treatments, Chelation Therapy, Infrared Sauna Therapy.
• Educational Sessions & Retreats:
Provide Health and Prevention classes given monthly by experts in their respected fields. Teach classes in Natural Healing and Nutritional Cooking, Art Therapy, Stress Management, and more. Health & Wellness retreat.
• Counseling Services:
Counseling in Behavior Modification; Family & Marriage; Grief Counseling, Spiritual Healing and PTSD therapy from trauma.
• Personal Self-Care Services:
Constant stress of providing care can make caregivers more vulnerable to getting sick. The look good feel good program is designed to help the care giver and patient receive the beauty and grooming treatments in the hospital, home or spa.

Conversion Van Program
• Lauren’s Freedom Fund:
The Mitchell Thorp Foundation (MTF) has collaborated with Vanguard Mobility Solutions in offering accessible wheelchair vans at reliable and affordable pricing. A handicap accessible mobility van is a necessity, not a luxury. We started a new fund within MTF in 2015, in memory of Lauren Francis to help families purchase wheelchair accessible vehicles, affording them the freedom to enjoy their time together as long as that may be.

Population(s) Served
Families

Where we work

Awards

Certificate of Recognition for all your work and dedication to helping families whose children suffer from life-threatening illnesses, diseases and disorders. 2013

State of California Legislature

Procolamation Honoring the "Mitchell Thorp Foundation" 2013

County of San Diego California

Finalist Non-Profit Association of the Year 2012

State of California Senate

Finalist Non-Profit Association of the Year 2012

Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce

Partnership Better Giving Program 2011

San Diego Foundation

Finalist Non-Profit Association of the Year 2011

Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce

Member recognition 2013

Nonprofit Alliance

I Leap Award 2016

San Diego County

Affiliations & memberships

Center for Nonprofit Management Excellence Network 2012

Chamber of Commerce 2018

Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce Non-Profit of the Year 2020 2020

Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce Community Impact Award 2022 2022

Awarded 2022 Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition by members of the United States Cong 2022

Recognized as 2022 Non-Profit and Corporate Citizen by San Diego Business Journal 2022

Published ANEW Creation book through Morgan James Publishing in NY. 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 clients placed

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

Children and youth, Ethnic and racial groups, Health

Related Program

Family Support Network Programs

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

These are families and children per month we are able to support

Average number of dollars per person served

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

Children and youth

Related Program

Family Support Network Programs

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total dollar amount of grants awarded

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

Family Support Network Programs

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

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.

We aim to help each child get the treatments they deserve in order to survive and thrive. We aim to preserve the family unit leading to a greater quality of life for the families in the home. To date MTF has a 100% success rate in keeping families together and not having them end in divorce or separation. Over the next five years, MTF will strive to grow from assisting an average of 15 families a month to 20-60 families a month with an average investment of $1,500/month per family. Medical Home Assistance Programs Medical Treatment Services: Provide financial support for required medical treatments that are not covered by insurance.\n• Medical Equipment Services: Provide medical equipment following family assessment for need. Transportation Services: Provide funding for air or other transportation to and from medical facilities to receive required treatments. 2022 Hotel stay: Covers the family hotel and meal expenses while away from home for their child's treatments. 2022 Home Assistance Services: Provide home improvements that will improve the mobility and well-being of the child. Advocacy Services: for families with medical service professionals. MTF Family Child Adventures Services: Provide families enriching camp experiences for siblings and children who are being treated. Healing Rehabilitation Programs\n Physical Therapy Motor Integration Services: Not covered by insurance, Physical and Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Aqua Therapy, Pilates, Yoga, Neuro Sensory Motor Integration. Integrative Medicine & Therapy Services: Osteopaths, Chiropractic Kinesiology, Nutritional Therapy, Naturopathic Medicine, Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatments, Cleansing Detoxification, Electro-Lymphatic Therapy, Cranial Sacral Therapy, Lymph Drainage, Reiki, Allergy Clearings, Acupuncture, Essential Oils, Colon Hydrotherapy, Massage Therapy, Body Treatments, Chelation Therapy, Infrared Sauna Therapy. Educational Sessions Personal Self-Care Services: Provide classes in Natural Healing and Nutritional Cooking, Art Therapy, Stress Management, and more. The look good feel good program is designed to help the care giver and patient receives some pampering treatments in the hospital or home. Counseling Services:\n Counseling in Behavior Modification; Family Marriage; Grief, Spiritual Healing and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder therapy from trauma. Conversion Van Program This fund is being established in loving memory of Lauren Christine Francis. Laurens Freedom Fund was established to help families purchase wheelchair accessible vehicles, affording them the freedom to enjoy their time together. A handicap accessible mobility van is a necessity, not a luxury. Youth Leadership Program MTF is all about helping kids, we believe the youth in our community need a place to volunteer and make a difference! The primary focus areas of the group are community service, fundraising and the leadership development program.

MTF has several strategies to continue our growth: We will continue to expand our reach from local to the state of California in 2015. We have relationships with the social workers with Rady Children's Hospital, Kaiser Permanente, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, Scripps Hospital, Tri-City Hospital and Kaiser Permanente, Children's Hospital of Orange County. Collaborate with other organizations to further help our families. For example, we established a relationship with Van Guard Mobility in 2015 to bring wheelchair accessible vans at a more affordable. We also collaborate with Pro Alliance who provides pro bono legal services to MTF families. MTF's growth pattern would entail hiring qualified personnel, to keep up with the demand. This would include the hiring of social workers who have the experience of dealing with medical issues, insurance companies, state and local agencies of services available to our families. Look for qualified board members that would complement the skill set of the current board to help move the foundation to greater growth. This board development would start with someone that can bring knowledge in helping us establish a comprehensive fundraising and endowment program. MTF has built a robust resource page with other health practitioners and health related organizations by collaborating with others and sharing their websites and information to help families find more information that can assist them in their journey. MTF believes in fostering collaboration towards a collective purpose, those that work together achieve shared goals and knowledge that MTF cannot always provide. MTF believes in reciprocity, and by helping others they in turn will help us.

MTF's funding to support our programs comes from several sources; our annual events, corporate sponsors, private donations, grants, legacy giving, monthly giving and in-kind donations. MTF currently disburses 87% of donations to assist families by paying the vendors directly to ensure the monies are going to help the child in need; 3% to administration and 10% in putting on events. MTF looks to the community for volunteers to help in all events. Notably, MTF has a Junior Advisory Committee that comprises of over 50 outstanding students from various schools throughout the San Diego County. Participation in the Junior Advisory Committee is a two year commitment during which students participate in a Leadership Program and get experience in implementing their own fundraising campaigns to assist MTF children. In return for their participation, students receive community service hours, a certificate of distinguished service and a letter of recommendation for their contribution

As outlined in more detail below since our founding in August 2009, MTF has made great strides and grows every year. We raised $650,000 in our short beginnings and look to raising $3 - 5 million over the next 5 years. Additionally, at our inception we helped 2 families in 2009 and grew this number each year, assisting a total of over 70 families. Currently MTF helps on average 40 families a month with an average need of assistance at $1,000/month/family or $480,000 a year. In addition we developed all of MTF's board policies to govern the operation of the organization, and currently have 7 Board Members.
2010-Present Member North County Philanthropy Council (NCPC)
• 45% increase in the number of children and families we are supporting.
• 100% of whole family units are still married today, not ending in divorce or separation.
• Awarded 2022 Community Impact Award by Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce.
• Awarded 2020 Non-Profit of the Year by Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce.
• Awarded 2022 Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition by members of the United States Congress.
• Recognized as 2022 Non-Profit and Corporate Citizen by San Diego Business Journal.
• Published ANEW Creation book through Morgan James Publishing in NY. All proceeds go back to the Mitchell Thorp Foundation. Released June 2022.
• Media attention through TV, Print, Podcasts, Speaking & Book Signings throughout the world.

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 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 ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

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 2023 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

206.99

Average of 504.38 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2023 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

25.4

Average of 21.6 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2023 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

0%

Average of 6% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

MITCHELL THORP FOUNDATION

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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Business model indicators

Profitability info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $71,643 $80,448 $159,618 $268,241 $204,924
As % of expenses 20.4% 22.9% 65.5% 70.6% 36.2%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $71,643 $80,448 $159,618 $268,241 $204,924
As % of expenses 20.4% 22.9% 65.5% 70.6% 36.2%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $422,386 $402,309 $403,295 $652,157 $771,570
Total revenue, % change over prior year 46.9% -4.8% 0.2% 61.7% 18.3%
Program services revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 2.9% 0.0% 11.2% 0.0% 1.0%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 3.8% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 97.1% 100.0% 88.8% 96.2% 99.0%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $350,743 $351,285 $243,677 $379,962 $566,646
Total expenses, % change over prior year 70.8% 0.2% -30.6% 55.9% 49.1%
Personnel 20.5% 29.8% 61.2% 43.1% 37.3%
Professional fees 8.9% 8.1% 0.2% 6.5% 2.6%
Occupancy 5.8% 0.0% 0.0% 2.0% 1.7%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 1.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 46.3% 43.9% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 18.5% 18.2% 37.6% 48.4% 58.3%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Total expenses (after depreciation) $350,743 $351,285 $243,677 $379,962 $566,646
One month of savings $29,229 $29,274 $20,306 $31,664 $47,221
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $379,972 $380,559 $263,983 $411,626 $613,867

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Months of cash 16.6 19.3 35.5 31.3 25.4
Months of cash and investments 16.6 19.3 35.5 31.3 25.4
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 16.4 19.2 35.5 31.2 25.3
Balance sheet composition info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Cash $485,671 $563,745 $721,721 $990,620 $1,199,732
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 1.0% 0.5% 0.1% 0.2% 0.5%
Unrestricted net assets $480,706 $561,154 $0 $0 $0
Temporarily restricted net assets $0 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 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total net assets $480,706 $561,154 $720,772 $989,013 $1,193,937

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Material data errors No No No No No

Operations

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

CEO/President

Brad Thorp

Executive Director

Beth Thorp

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

MITCHELL THORP FOUNDATION

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Compensation
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MITCHELL THORP FOUNDATION

Board of directors
as of 02/19/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board chair

Mr BRAD THORP

Mitchell Thorp Foundation

Term: 2009 -

Kelly McLaughlin

George Jackson

Kurt Ergene

Marcus Shaw

Kenny Wood

Michell Nutter

Beth Thorp

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 1/27/2023

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, 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

No data

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/27/2023

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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 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.