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Assistance League of Inland North County

Transforming Lives • Strengthening Community

aka Assistance League Inland North County   |   Escondido, CA   |  www.assistanceleague.org/inland-north-county

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Assistance League of Inland North County

EIN: 95-3768372


Mission

Assistance League of Inland North County is a nonprofit, all-volunteer organization actively involved in enriching the lives of children and adults in our community through philanthropic and charitable programs.

Ruling year info

1985

President

Diana Towne

Main address

P.O. Box 300793

Escondido, CA 92030 USA

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EIN

95-3768372

Subject area info

Education

Philanthropy

Human services

Youth services

Population served info

Children and youth

Adults

Homeless people

Low-income people

Working poor

NTEE code info

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

Human Services - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (P99)

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

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We are a non-profit, all-volunteer organization actively involved in transforming the lives of children and adults through community programs.

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®

Provides new clothing and a shoe voucher to students in grades K-8 and to high school students. In the 2020 - 2021 fiscal year, Operation School Bell provided new clothing and a shoe voucher to 1650 students in the Inland North County area, including Camp Pendleton children who were also serviced by the program. 18 volunteers plus Assisteens gave 715 hours to the program.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Provides teddy bears to local police departments, fire departments, a battered women’s shelter, the Humane Society, hospital emergency rooms and several other organizations for distribution to children who are lost, abused, or suffering trauma. At times this bear has been known to comfort an adult in need. In the 2020 - 2021 fiscal year, many children received comfort from the teddy bear distribution. Volunteers gave 63 hours to this program.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Adults

Provides stickers, books, television, TV cart, TV and pajamas in a variety of sizes to the Palomar Medical Center Emergency Department children’s waiting area. New pajamas used to replace torn or missing clothes which were removed in an emergency situation are provided in sizes from newborn to 4-toddler. Newborns receive knitted caps and blankets. In the 2020 - 2021 fiscal year, 4,000 children were serviced by this program. Volunteer also knitting caps and blankets for newborns. 100 volunteer hours.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Provides duffel bags filled with practical items to graduating seniors at San Pasqual Academy, a residential facility for foster students. Students receive duffel bags which contain dinnerware, a crockpot, personal blender, coffee maker, George Foreman grill, microwave oven, tool kit and first aid kit. Each bag is valued at more than $500. In the 2020 to 2021 fiscal year, 78 graduates were presented with duffel bags. Fifteen volunteers donated 150 hours to this program.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents

The program provides a flexible, rapid-response strategy by which Assistance League of Inland North County can respond to specific community needs. These needs do not fit within currently existing programs and have to be addressed on a one-time-only basis. The program also allows the Outreach Committee to identify an array of critical issues facing the community for potential development of future stand-alone programs. In the 2020 – 2021 fiscal year, many donations were approved so a variety of community programs.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Homeless people

Develops and implements projects to benefit the homeless and seniors in the community. Project Seniors is partnered with Palomar Pomerado Health Foundation to provide seniors with Lifeline personal emergency response service. In the 2020 - 2021 fiscal year, 2 volunteers gave 20 volunteer hours to many seniors and homeless. Program services include Operation Shoe Box (holiday boxes filled with little luxuries), Homeless Bags (stuffed with food items and other necessities), Lifeline, and at the direction of the senior center liaison, fans and blankets were distributed. Seniors also received knitted scarves. 80 rooms at Interfaith Recuperative Care were furnished with microwaves, bedding and towels.

Population(s) Served
Seniors
Homeless people

Provides chapter members to work with students in conjunction with the Accelerated Reader, a computer based literacy program. Also provided are children’s author speakers for special programs. In the 2020 - 2021 fiscal year, 1 volunteers gave 40 hours to this program. 100 books were delivered to area schools.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Provides scholarships to graduating high school seniors to be used for their tuition, books, and or supplies during their continuing education. Nursing Program college students at Palomar College and California State University, San Marcos also receive scholarships. As do Paramedics and Career Tech Program students at Palomar College. In the 2020 - 2021 fiscal year, 10 volunteers gave 120 hours to the program. $87,000 in scholarships in various denominations was awarded.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Adults

Assisteens® is an auxiliary of Assistance League of Inland North County. This teen group (now 7th grade -12th grade students) has completed numerous activities and projects that are making a difference in the lives of those less fortunate.
The program provides a unique opportunity for high school students to develop a sense of community responsibility, self-reliance, personal responsibility, and leadership skills. At the same time the students are meeting their requirements for community service. With the guidance of Co-Coordinators, the Assisteens run their own meetings guided by parliamentary procedure rules. Co-Coordinators mentor the teens as they make decisions which affect the lives of those in need. In the 2020 – 2021 fiscal year, 27 Assisteens donated 307 hours serving hundreds of community people and animals. These busy teens do a variety of projects to support local community needs.

Population(s) Served
Homeless people
People with psychosocial disabilities

Waste Not Program oversees the distribution of unusable items donated to, or purchased for use by, thrift shop, Operation School Bell® or any other Assistance League of Inland North County program to other 501(c)(3) organizations.

Population(s) Served
Family relationships
Health

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 children who receive new clothing

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

Adolescents, Children, Preteens

Related Program

Operation School Bell®

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

The pandemic impacted our 2021 numbers. Numbers improved in 2022 but revenues in 2023 are not expected to rise.

Estimated dollar value of clothing and household goods donations

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

Age groups, At-risk 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

The pandemic impacted our 2021 numbers. We were able to increase in 2022 but budget may be cut in 2023

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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 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 people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), 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, The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time

Financials

Assistance League of Inland North County
Fiscal year: Jun 01 - May 31

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

74.66

Average of 48.52 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2023 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

6.3

Average of 5 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2023 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

0%

Average of 0% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Assistance League of Inland North County

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jun 01 - May 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Assistance League of Inland North County

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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Assistance League of Inland North County

Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jun 01 - May 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Assistance League of Inland North County’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 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation -$194,199 $69,917 $260,521 -$335,781 -$85,491
As % of expenses -37.6% 14.3% 66.1% -53.8% -17.3%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation -$220,039 $39,153 $229,181 -$367,457 -$117,550
As % of expenses -40.6% 7.5% 53.9% -56.1% -22.3%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $366,503 $566,577 $338,101 $390,674 $456,639
Total revenue, % change over prior year -9.9% 54.6% -40.3% 15.5% 16.9%
Program services revenue 4.4% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Membership dues 0.0% 2.0% 3.4% 2.3% 1.8%
Investment income 4.4% 4.8% 6.3% 7.5% 5.5%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 2.6% 2.2%
All other grants and contributions 76.4% 92.9% 90.3% 87.6% 90.5%
Other revenue 14.8% 0.3% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $516,561 $488,140 $393,915 $623,603 $494,459
Total expenses, % change over prior year -19.1% -5.5% -19.3% 58.3% -20.7%
Personnel 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Professional fees 0.0% 5.5% 7.7% 6.3% 7.9%
Occupancy 13.2% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 50.5% 62.5% 65.9% 69.6%
All other expenses 86.8% 43.9% 29.8% 27.7% 22.5%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Total expenses (after depreciation) $542,401 $518,904 $425,255 $655,279 $526,518
One month of savings $43,047 $40,678 $32,826 $51,967 $41,205
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $34,498 $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $585,448 $594,080 $458,081 $707,246 $567,723

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Months of cash 5.6 7.3 5.8 5.4 6.3
Months of cash and investments 37.5 35.6 50.5 25.7 30.8
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 34.6 37.5 54.4 27.7 32.8
Balance sheet composition info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Cash $242,957 $297,476 $190,265 $280,914 $261,349
Investments $1,369,917 $1,151,549 $1,466,887 $1,052,425 $1,006,158
Receivables $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $1,203,875 $1,178,999 $1,178,999 $1,191,129 $1,191,129
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 38.5% 36.9% 39.6% 41.8% 44.5%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 6.4% 0.5% 1.3% 1.0% 0.8%
Unrestricted net assets $2,230,930 $2,270,083 $2,499,264 $2,131,807 $2,014,257
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 $2,230,930 $2,270,083 $2,499,264 $2,131,807 $2,014,257

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.

Documents
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

President

Diana Towne

The President of Assistance League of Inland North County is the chief executive officer of the corporation and presides at meetings of the Board and membership. She appoints chairmen of appointive committees; signs legal documents with the Recording Secretary; is an ex officio member of all committees except the Nominating Committee; presents an annual report to the membership and to ASSISTANCE LEAGUE and she is a delegate to the ASSISTANCE LEAGUE Annual Meeting.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

Assistance League of Inland North County

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Compensation
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Assistance League of Inland North County

Board of directors
as of 06/30/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board chair

Ms. Diana Towne

Assistance League of Inland North County

Term: 2022 - 2024

Susan McLaughlin

Connie Etheridge

Carole Comeau

Jeanne Bente

Judy Davis

Deborah Goodrich

Patty Meddleton

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 5/14/2023

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Leadership

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Race & ethnicity

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Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

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Disability

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