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Friends of Spare Parts

To advance reuse and sustainability through creativity and the arts.

aka Spare Parts   |   SAN ANTONIO, TX   |  http://sparepartssa.org/
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Friends of Spare Parts

EIN: 82-1540409


Mission

MISSION: To advance reuse and sustainability through creativity and the arts.

Ruling year info

2018

Board President

Martha Vasquez

Main address

13491 Wetmore Road

SAN ANTONIO, TX 78247 USA

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EIN

82-1540409

Subject area info

Arts exchange

Arts education

Visual arts

Recycling

Population served info

Children and youth

Adults

Families

Artists and performers

NTEE code info

Arts Education/Schools (A25)

Recycling (C27)

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

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

To bring much-needed art programs--specifically to schools serving predominantly children of low-income Hispanic San Antonio families,

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?

Creative Reuse Educational Programming​

Spare Parts takes art and reuse out into the community and provides hands-on demonstrations or make-and-take projects at various community and school programs, festivals, and family educational events around the San Antonio area. This program aims to advance reuse and sustainability through creativity and the arts by utilizing creative reuse materials directly with the general public.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Adults
Families

The Spare Parts Center for Creative Reuse facilitates the intake of pre-owned creative materials and supplies that would otherwise be thrown away or underutilized and offers them back into the community through our program offerings and storefront.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth
Families
Economically disadvantaged people
Artists and performers

The Spare Parts Workshop program strives to utilize materials already donated to the Center for Creative Reuse and offers a wide variety of educational workshops that span different arts areas. The workshops, which can run between 1 to 3 hours, emphasize sustainability and take place at the Center for Creative Reuse. Experienced and knowledgable facilitators guide participants through an arts project or process. Attendees can expect take their gained knowledge and continue to practice or apply it at home.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Families
Children and youth
Families

Where we work

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.

Spare Parts program offers affordable, sustainable art education by relying on donated materials, significantly decreasing project operating costs.

Friends of Spare Parts is actively seeking new funding sources to keep instructor fees low and help fund the collection and storage of re-use materials and exhibits in future years

Contract more Spare Parts educators to teach art classes at Charter, private and public schools. There is a need and we can fill it.

Increase Individual donation and grants.

Increase children served in poverty related zip codes in our City.

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

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

Financials

Friends of Spare Parts
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
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Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Friends of Spare Parts

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 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

Board President

Martha Vasquez

Friends of Spare Parts

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Compensation
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Board of directors
as of 02/22/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

Martha Vasquez

Andrea Puentes

North East Independent School District

Anna Rudolph Canter

Justin Kah

USAA

Veronica Emery

National Association of Boards of Pharmacy

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

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/1/2024

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Hispanic/Latino/Latina/Latinx
Gender identity
Female
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability