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Art & Creativity for Healing, Inc.

 23011 Moulton Parkway, STE I-5
 Laguna Hills, CA 92653
[P] (949) 367-1902
[F] --
www.art4healing.org
[email protected]
Laurie Zagon
FOUNDED: 2001
INCORPORATED: 2000
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Organization DBA Art4Healing
Former Names --
Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years No
Employer Identification Number 33-0936136 00000

Summary


Mission StatementMORE »

The mission of Art & Creativity for Healing is to support emotional healing through art and creative expression for those living in pain, grief, fear or stress.

Mission Statement

The mission of Art & Creativity for Healing is to support emotional healing through art and creative expression for those living in pain, grief, fear or stress.

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year 2019
Projected Expenses $624,000.00
Projected Revenue $624,000.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Art4Healing Community Workshops
  • Healing for Heroes and their Families
  • Collaboration with Families and Communities Together (FaCT) Orange County
  • Raging Colors: Expressive Art for Teens
  • Art4Healing: Creative Tools for Homeless Children & their Families

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Overview


Mission Statement

The mission of Art & Creativity for Healing is to support emotional healing through art and creative expression for those living in pain, grief, fear or stress.

Background Statement

Since our inception, we have directly fostered transformational change in more than 75,000 children, women and families who have found our creative intervention a valuable tool to address the often-unbearable pain in their lives.  With more than 35 non-profit program partners in Orange County we have created an effective methodology for reaching people in pain. 

Our programmatic focus is to encompass six specific programs: women and their children who have been victimized by domestic violence at Human Options; children and teens from economically challenged families struggling with anger and dysfunction at 15 Families and Communities Together Orange County (FaCT) sites; at-risk youth from Orange County Department of Education's ACCESS program and Girls, Inc. Los Angeles; children hospitalized with cancer at Children’s Hospital in Orange County (CHOC); the “Healing for Heroes and their Families,” working with Camp Pendleton’s infantry personnel and their families; and homeless children and their families serviced by various homeless shelters in Orange County, such as OC Rescue Mission.


Impact Statement

Our most significant accomplishments over the last year includes serving over 4,500 individuals through the expansion of our current programs as well as partnering with several new organizations to bring Art4Healing® to an even broader group of participants.

Our goals for 2019 include the following:

  • Expand our “Healing for Heroes and their Families” Program by offering more workshops to our returning veterans and their families.
  • Expand “Art4Healing®: Raging Colors: Expressive Painting for Teens” Program for suffering teens that are experiencing bullying, exposure to drugs and alcohol, peer pressure, teen pregnancy, depression, and low self-esteem.
  • Expand our “Art4Healing®: Out of the Darkness: Women Survivors” Program by offering more workshops to survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking in partnership with Human Option, CSP, Inc., and others agencies.
  • Expand "Creative Tools for Homeless Children & their Families" Program by offering more workshops to underserved youth and adults living in poverty.
  • Expand “Art4Healing®: Vintage Colors (healing over 60)” Program for the underserved, low-income senior population of Orange County living with the challenges of aging, including loneliness, grief, stress, fear, economic hardship or illness.
  • Expand our Art4Healing International Certificate Program online and reach more individuals around the world.


Needs Statement

The majority of those served by Art & Creativity for Healing, Inc. come from low-income or working poor families, who can barely afford to provide life's necessities including food, shelter and clothing, let alone art supplies for their children. The families we serve through our programs face many hardships, including those associated with military deployments, domestic violence, poverty and hunger, and lack of resources to educate their children.

As such, our most pressing need is funding that will enable us to continue our collaboration with our nonprofit agency partners; volunteers to help us ensure that we have the people and resources to run our programs; and art supplies for our programs and the "healing art boxes" that are provided to the children served by our nonprofit agency partners. We are grateful for donations of any size. For example, a donation of $5,000 can help provide 6 Art4Healing workshop to 62 children or adults through any of our nonprofit partners; a donation of $600 will enable us to deliver "Healing Art Boxes" to a classroom of 30 children participating in our "Healing for Heroes and their Families" program at Camp Pendleton.

CEO Statement

"One of the programs that makes Art & Creativity for Healing stand-out from other organizations is the "Healing for Heroes and their Families" program located at Camp Pendleton Marine Base. In 2008, we began offering a series of targeted on-site Art for Healing workshops designed to address the unique needs of military personnel and their families associated with deployment through the use of collage, journaling, and painting. Currently, we are the only organization on Camp Pendleton to offer such a program. We are aware of individual artists who have come to the base to offer “arts & crafts” programs, however, there are no other formal programs similar to those offered by Art & Creativity for Healing."

 
Laurie Zagon
Founder/Director
Art & Creativity for Healing, Inc. 

Board Chair Statement

 

"I have had the privilege to be involved and participate on the board of directors with Art & Creativity for Healing for the past 7 years. I am proud to be associated with an organization that helps foster healing and comfort for a diverse range of people in need. We are a very frugal organization that rates our performance on the number of people we serve, and manage finances better than most for profit enterprises. The demand for our programs continue to grow in both Orange and San Diego Counties, and it is the goal of this organization to serve as many as we possibly can. With the demand in programs comes a need for additional resources and many of the non-profit organizations that request our programs do not have the funds themselves to sponsor these workshops. The board of directors and our HeARTs for Healing Women’s Guild work throughout the year to raise the funds needed to support the programs in our community.

What I love about Art and Creativity for Healing is how we work with other organizations and programs to create thoughtful and insightful curriculums that draw out emotion with paint strokes and color. There are so many people who have lost their voice through life and Art & Creativity helps draw this to the surface in a safe place. It is always amazing to me how quiet a class can start out, yet by the end of the class, some participates are sharing and expressing their emotion by sharing what the color on the canvas represents.

I feel blessed to be apart of this wonderful organization."

Michelle Moreno, Chair
Art & Creativity for Healing, Inc. Board of Directors
Director of Compliance and Information Systems, NexusTek


Other Ways to Donate/Volunteer

We are always in need of scholarship donations for the following Art4HealingĀ® programs. To pledge a scholarship, visit https://www.art4healing.org/donate

Geographic Area Served

In a specific U.S. city, cities, state(s) and/or region.
In a specific U.S. city, cities, state(s) and/or region.
South Orange County
West Orange County
Central Orange County
North Orange County
Art & Creativity for Healing, Inc. serves the Orange County, Los Angeles County, and San Diego County regions.

Organization Categories

  1. Arts,Culture & Humanities - Visual Arts
  2. Human Services - Family Services
  3. Public & Societal Benefit - Military/Veterans' Organizations

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Programs


Art4Healing Community Workshops

Art & Creativity For Healing facilitates programs for the following agencies:

American Family Housing

Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Orange County

Boys & Girls Clubs of Orange County

Camp Pendleton Marine Base

Children’s Hospital Orange County (CHOC)

Santa Ana Families and Communities Together (FaCT)

Anaheim-Fullerton FRC, Anaheim

The Friendly Center

Illumination Foundation

La Habra FRC

Minnie St. FRC, Santa Ana

Oak View FRC, Huntington Beach

Project Hope Alliance, Costa Mesa

Stanton FRC, Stanton

Tustin FRC, Tustin

Westminster FRC

Girls Inc., Los Angeles

Hoag Hospital, Newport Beach

Human Options, Irvine

OCDE Alternative, Community, and Correctional Education Schools and Services (ACCESS)

Skyview School for the Homeless, Orange

Someone Cares Soup Kitchen, Costa Mesa

Costa Mesa FRC

Mission Viejo ACCESS

Harbor Learning Center

Fountain Valley Education Center

17th & Ross School, Santa Ana

Western Youth Services, Orange County

KidWorks OC, Santa Ana

Budget  $275,000.00
Category  Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Visual Arts
Population Served Adults Families At-Risk Populations
Program Short-Term Success 

Art & Creativity for Healing anticipates meeting the following objectives and outcomes through its programs:

  • Participants will have completed a series of guided fine art exercises using acrylic paint on canvas to process their feelings regarding their journey with homelessness
  • Workshop instructors will have created a safe and supportive environment where participants can experience a deep sense of release and healing.
  • Workshop instructors will have taught participants to use the Art4Healing method as an
    outlet for their feelings, and as a means of relaxation and stress reduction to enhance their daily lives.
  •  Each of the workshop participants will have experienced a sense of accomplishment by completing a series of fine art exercises including drawing, painting and collage. 
Program Long-Term Success  Reached a milestone of having served more than 80,000 children and adults through our "Art for Healing" workshops and program since 2001.
Program Success Monitored By 

The impact of our programs is evaluated by a third party research firm. The methodology relied on post workshop questionnaires completed by participants, and has proven to be an effective measurement for the impact and success of this program. Art & Creativity for Healing will assess the program's outcomes and efficacy annually. 

Examples of Program Success 

The Art4Healing Method has already been proven effective in helping underserved and underprivileged children cope with the effects of military deployments, through our "Healing for Heroes and their Families" program at Camp Pendleton, and children and teens living in poverty in Orange County through our collaboration with Families and Communities Together (FaCT).

In fact, the latest outcomes report for the "Healing for Heroes and their Families" program revealed that:

  • 79% of participants strongly agreed that the workshop was better than expected, 70% strongly agreed that the workshop helped them express their emotions, and 72.5% strongly agreed that they felt better after the workshop.
  • 90% of child participants strongly agree that they were able to get everything they wanted about their work.· 96% of the participants that completed the survey were satisfied with their workshop. 

Healing for Heroes and their Families

In 2008, ACFH began to facilitate a series of targeted on-site Art for Healing workshops designed to address the unique needs of military personnel and their families associated with deployment through the use of collage, journaling, and painting. only organization on Camp Pendleton to offer such a program. We are aware of individual artists who have come to the base to offer “arts & crafts” programs, however, there are no other formal programs similar to those offered by Art & Creativity for Healing.

 

We initially launched this program at San Onofre Elementary School, located at the northern tip of Camp Pendleton. In 2010, Art & Creativity for Healing expanded the “Healing for Heroes and their Families” program to include special workshops for veterans, and Wounded Warriors. Art & Creativity for Healing created a unique curriculum designed to meet the needs of veterans, and Wounded Warriors, relative to the stress of deployment, resettlement or injuries, as they process their personal journey from deployment in a war zone, to the peace of the home front. Through this program, Art & Creativity for Healing teaches veterans a new and creative way to express themselves to that they will be able to continue to process their journey on their own, following the workshop. These programs are offered at the Wounded Warrior Battalion West, at on-base community centers, and other locations on Camp Pendleton.


Budget  $85,500.00
Category  Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Visual Arts
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) Adults Families
Program Short-Term Success 
  • Participants will have completed a series of guided fine art exercises using acrylic paint on canvas in order to process their feelings regarding their journey with abuse, illness, grief or stress.
  • Workshop instructors will have created a safe and supportive environment where participants can experience a deep sense of release and healing through the Art & Creativity for Healing process.
  • Workshop instructors will have taught participants to use the Art & Creativity for Healing method as an outlet for their feelings and as a means of relaxation and stress reduction to enhance their daily lives.
  • Each of the workshop participants will have experienced a sense of accomplishment by completing a series of fine art exercises including drawing, painting and collage.
Program Long-Term Success 

 

At the end of each workshop, participants complete written surveys regarding the extent to which Art4Healing helped them to identify, process, and express their feelings in a constructive way. These workshop questionnaires are entered into an online survey system and when sufficient data is compiled, a third-party research firm quantifies the program results into outcome reports. Based on data collected from 932 Art4Healing® workshop participants, we completed an Outcome Report for “Healing for Heroes & Their Families” program from July 2016-June 2018. We are thrilled with the results and excited to share the key findings below:

 

  • The top two psychological reasons that adult participants took the 2016-2018 workshops was Anxiety/Stress (82.70%) and Sadness (77.20%).
  • The top psychological reason that child participants took the 2016-2018 workshops was I Like Art (96.62%)
  • 79% of all participants strongly agreed that the workshop helped them express their emotions
  • 75% of all participants strongly agreed that they felt better after the workshop
  • 97% of all participants agreed they would take another workshop in the future

 

Program Success Monitored By  A third-party research firm based on surveys collected from participants following each workshop.
Examples of Program Success 

Below are the comments of personnel on Camp Pendleton Marine Base who have witnessed the impact of the “Healing for Heroes and their Families” program:

 “I would like to extend our appreciation for the weekly Art4Healing workshop you provide at the Wounded Warrior Battalion West. Since the Art4Healing classes began, we have seen a significant increase in interest and attendance. We value your organization’s contribution to the well-being of these men and women that have so bravely served our country.”

 

Emily L. Streeter, LCDR, USPHS

Wounded Warrior Battalion West

Camp Pendleton, Calif.




Collaboration with Families and Communities Together (FaCT) Orange County

In 2006, Art & Creativity for Healing began a collaborative program with the Families and Communities Together (FaCT) program. FaCT is a program of the County of Orange Social Services Agency designed to assist the most economically challenged, at-risk families with a host of supportive services. Art & Creativity for Healing was asked to establish workshops for children, adolescents and families. 

Over the past four years this program has expanded to serve 14 Family Resource Centers (FRC) with focus of those Centers located in Central County communities of Anaheim, Santa Ana, Garden Grove and Westminster. 

Budget  $50,000.00
Category  Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Visual Arts
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) Adults Families
Program Short-Term Success 
  • Participants will have completed a series of guided fine art exercises using acrylic paint on canvas in order to process their feelings regarding their journey with abuse, illness, grief or stress.
  • Workshop instructors will have created a safe and supportive environment where participants can experience a deep sense of release and healing through the Art & Creativity for Healing process.
  • Workshop instructors will have taught participants to use the Art & Creativity for Healing method as an outlet for their feelings and as a means of relaxation and stress reduction to enhance their daily lives.
  • Each of the workshop participants will have experienced a sense of accomplishment by completing a series of fine art exercises including drawing, painting and collage.
Program Long-Term Success 

A third party-program evaluation of the FaCT collaboration was completed in May 2011. Of the 396 children and parents who were referred to our workshops in 81% were Hispanic/Latino, and attending primarily due to anxiety and stress (24%) and depression (32%).

Seventy five percent of participants strongly agreed that the workshop was better than expected, 71% strongly agreed that the workshop helped them express their emotions, and 72% strongly agreed that they felt better after the workshop. 76% of the FaCT child participants strongly agreed that they were able to get everything they wanted about their work. For future workshops, 71% of the participants strongly agreed that they would refer a friend or family member to this workshop. Furthermore, 76% strongly agreed that they themselves would take another workshop from the program. Overall, it is significant to say that 95% of the FaCT program base participants that completed the survey were satisfied with their workshop.

Program Success Monitored By  A third-party research firm that evaluates written surveys collected from participants at the end of each workshop.
Examples of Program Success 

A third party-program evaluation of the FaCT collaboration was completed in May 2011. Of the 396 children and parents who were referred to our workshops in 81% were Hispanic/Latino, and attending primarily due to anxiety and stress (24%) and depression (32%).

 

Seventy five percent of participants strongly agreed that the workshop was better than expected, 71% strongly agreed that the workshop helped them express their emotions, and 72% strongly agreed that they felt better after the workshop. 76% of the FaCT child participants strongly agreed that they were able to get everything they wanted about their work. For future workshops, 71% of the participants strongly agreed that they would refer a friend or family member to this workshop. Furthermore, 76% strongly agreed that they themselves would take another workshop from the program. Overall, it is significant to say that 95% of the FaCT program base participants that completed the survey were satisfied with their workshop.    

Raging Colors: Expressive Art for Teens

The "Raging Colors: Expressive Art for Teens" program introduces students to expressive art & allows youth to create a series of abstract works of art that will give them a safe, creative place to reflect & share their experiences, frustrations, & struggles, including exposure to drugs & alcohol, peer pressure, teen pregnancy, bullying, depression, & low self-esteem. For many of these teens, their everyday lives are often stressful & they experience many difficulties, such as legal issues, foster emancipation, &/or homelessness. Art4Healing® teaches teens that art can be a constructive part of their everyday lives & a positive way to communicate tough issues that have negatively affected them or derailed their emotional growth. We work with the following non-profit partner agencies and/or schools: OCDE ACCESS, Girls, Inc. Los Angeles, KidWorks OC, Project Access, Western Youth Services, Boys & Girls Club of Westminster, and Boys & Girls Club of Stanton.

Budget  123,000
Category  Youth Development, General/Other Youth Development, General/Other
Population Served K-12 (5-19 years) At-Risk Populations Homeless
Program Short-Term Success 

The curriculum for the program has been specifically designed for teens and children, and during the workshops, participants will be introduced to expressive art and create a series of abstract works of art that will give teens a safe, creative place to reflect and share their experiences, frustrations, and struggles, including exposure to drugs and alcohol, peer pressure, teen pregnancy, bullying, depression, and low self-esteem. At each workshop session, participants are encouraged by the facilitator to share their artwork and their creative process with the entire group. At the end of each Art4Healing® workshop, we anticipate the following outcomes:

 

  • Participants will have completed a series of guided fine art exercises using acrylic painting on canvas in order to process their feelings regarding their journey with abuse, illness, grief or stress.
  • Workshop facilitators will have created a safe and supportive environment in which each participant can experience a sense of deep release and healing through the Art & Creativity for Healing Inc. process.
  • Workshop facilitators will have taught participants to use the Art & Creativity for Healing Inc. method as an outlet for their feelings and as a means of relaxation and stress reduction to enhance their daily lives.
  • Each of the workshop participants will have experienced a sense of accomplishment by completing a series of fine art exercises including drawing, painting and collage. Several of their completed works of art depicting their journey with abuse, illness, grief or stress will be framed, encouraging each participant to display their paintings
Program Long-Term Success 

At the end of each workshop, participants complete written surveys regarding the extent to which Art4Healing helped them to identify, process, and express their feelings in a constructive way. These workshop questionnaires are entered into an online survey system and when sufficient data is compiled, a third-party research firm quantifies the program results into outcome reports. Based on data collected from 2,151 Art4Healing® workshop participants, we completed an Outcome Report for “Raging Colors: Expressive Painting for Teens” program from July 2016-June 2018. We are thrilled with the results and excited to share the key findings below:

  • 68% of youth participants identified as Hispanic/Latino(a)
  • Over 32% of youth participants reside in Santa Ana, CA
  • 86.10% of youth participants indicated that they felt better after taking the workshop
  • 88.36% of youth participants indicated that the workshop helped them share their feelings
  • 88.9% of youth participants agreed that they would take another workshop
  • The top psychological reason that youth participants took the 2016-2018 workshops was I Like Art (66.79%)

Program Success Monitored By  At the end of each workshop, participants complete written surveys regarding the extent to which creating art helped them to identify, process, and express their feelings in a constructive way. These workshop questionnaires are entered into an online survey system and when sufficient data is compiled, we contract a third-party research firm to quantify the program results into outcome reports.
Examples of Program Success 

Art & Creativity for Healing has been a wonderful gift to our students. Our students go through much turmoil in their lives: divorce of their parents, parents incarcerated, personal trouble with the law, pregnancy and teen parenting are just a few of the issues they face. Many of these problems are out of their immediate control leaving them with feelings of anger, sadness, and hopelessness. The "Raging Colors-Expressive Art for Teens" program has been a tremendous tool for our students to express their feelings in a safe environment. 

One of our students, Franky, recently moved to California from Mexico to live with his uncle. He was very frustrated living in a new home, missing his parents, and not having the specific words to express his feelings. Franky has excelled. He is learning a new language (English) which he writes in his art journal provided. He draws pictures depicting his feelings and experiences. The art has boosted his confidence and he is very proud of the art work he has done.

Alondra, another student in the program writes, "When I go into Art for Healing I get really excited to start the class. After finishing the class, I feel peaceful and happy. Honestly, I love doing this class. It's the best. One time the teacher Miss Laura made us do something that was emotional that had to do with how we feel or felt in our painting. I really loved it because I got to say how I felt in my painting. I liked this experience because it relieved my stress. "

As a teacher for deeply troubled students it is a joy to be able to provide a program like "Raging Colors" to give them a safe place to express and be in touch with their feelings and have an avenue to release the pain. The students feel "heard" in the class.

Cyndie Borcoman, Teacher, Santiago Creek School, ACCESS, OCDE


Art4Healing: Creative Tools for Homeless Children & their Families

Our “Creative Tools for Homeless Children & their Families” Program offers Art4Healing workshops to homeless children & their families in crisis. We partner with 9 non-profit agencies: Project Hope Alliance, Illumination Foundation, Skyview School for the Homeless, LA CADA (Allen House), Regina House, OC Rescue Mission, and more. Participants create a series of abstract works of art that help surface their personal journey with homelessness. Through the process, they learn new and creative ways to intuitively express their feelings and emotions on canvas. This Program is specifically designed to help with the stress of growing up and coping without a permanent place to call home.

We also give 300 Healing Art Boxes to children in our program. Each box is valued at $20 and contains 10 new art supplies, including paint, paper, colored pencils, oil pastels, and other items. With these Healing Art Boxes, children will be able to continue to process their journey.

 

Budget  $57,600.00
Category  Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other General Arts Education
Population Served Homeless Children Only (5 - 14 years) Families
Program Short-Term Success 

Art & Creativity for Healing anticipates meeting the following objectives and outcomes through the "Art4Healing: Creative Tools for Homeless Children & their Families" program:

  • Participants will have completed a series of guided fine art exercises using acrylic paint on canvas to process their feelings regarding their journey with homelessness
  • Workshop instructors will have created a safe and supportive environment where participants can experience a deep sense of release and healing.
  • Workshop instructors will have taught participants to use the Art4Healing method as an outlet for their feelings, and as a means of relaxation and stress reduction to enhance their daily lives.
  • Each of the workshop participants will have experienced a sense of accomplishment by completing a series of fine art exercises including drawing, painting and collage.
Program Long-Term Success 

The long-term goal of this program is to help the majority of participants express their emotions, and feel relief from the stress that they are experiencing in their lives due to homelessness. 

Program Success Monitored By 

The impact of our programs is evaluated by a third party research firm. The methodology relied on post workshop questionnaires completed by participants, and has proven to be an effective measurement for the impact and success of this program. Art & Creativity for Healing will assess the program's outcomes and efficacy annually.

Examples of Program Success 

 

At the end of each workshop, participants complete written surveys regarding the extent to which Art4Healing helped them to identify, process, and express their feelings in a constructive way. These workshop questionnaires are entered into an online survey system and when sufficient data is compiled, a third-party research firm quantifies the program results into outcome reports. Based on data collected from 1,250 Art4Healing® workshop participants, we completed an Outcome Report for “Creative Tools for Homeless Children & Their Families” program from July 2016-June 2018. We are thrilled with the results and excited to share the key findings below:

 

  • The top psychological reason that adult participants took the 2016-2018 workshops was Anxiety/Stress (47.22%).
  • The top psychological reason that child participants took the 2016-2018 workshops was I Like Art (86.5%).
  • 82% of adult participants and 89% of child participants strongly agreed that the workshop helped them express their emotions
  • 82% of adult participants and 90% of child participants strongly agreed that they felt better after the workshop
  • 95.3% of all participants agreed that they would take another Art4Healing workshop in the future

 


Management


CEO/Executive Director Ms. Laurie Zagon
CEO Term Start Jan 2001
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience Laurie Zagon,M.F.A, is Art & Creativity For Healing's Founder and Director. Ms. Zagon is an accomplished artist, author, and university fine arts professor for over 14 years at the City University of New York. Ms. Zagon has personally facilitated the Art & Creativity For Healing curriculum to 10,000 children and adults over the past 15 years. She received the Clara Barton Award from the Red Cross of Orange County as Woman of the year in the arts in 2002 and the Ambassador of Peace Award from the Violence Prevention Coalition of Orange County in 2011.

Former CEOs and Terms

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Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
Ms. Amy D'Urso Program Coorindator --
Ms. Mary Grace Sanchez Program Director --

Awards

Award Awarding Organization Year
Ambassador of Peace/Laurie Zagon Violence Prevention Coalition of Orange County 2011

Affiliations

Affiliation Year
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External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
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Collaborations

Brandman University -- School of Extended Education (part of Chapman University)
City of Stanton
Western Youth Services 
Council on Aging - Southern California 

Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 3
Number of Part Time Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 100
Number of Contract Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % 100%
Staff Professional Development Yes

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 1
Caucasian: 2
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 92,653
Other: 0
Other (if specified): 0
Gender Female: 3
Male: 0
Not Specified 0

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 3
Management Succession Plan Yes
Organization Policies And Procedures Yes
Business Continuity of Operations Plan --

Risk Management Provisions

Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes

Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? --
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Semi-Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes --

Government Licenses

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CEO Comments


Foundation Comments

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Governance


Board Chair Ms. Michelle Moreno
Board Chair Company Affiliation NexusTek
Board Chair Term Jan 2018 -
Board Co-Chair Ms Sue Stinson
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Co-Chair Term Jan 2019 -

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Mr. Oscar Aviles Capital Group Voting
Mr. Matthew B. Burnias Thrivent Financial Voting
Mr. Lino Cambaliza Kieckhafer Schiffer LLP Voting
Dr. Carolyn Cherie Ph.D -- Voting
Ms. Jolie Eisner -- Voting
Ms. Sherri Elgas Arbonne International Voting
Mr. Don Goodwin Goodwin Inc. Voting
Ms. Dipika Kaur -- Voting
Mr. Robert Knop Assist You Today Consulting Voting
Ms. Irene Mendonis MEAR Construction Inc. Voting
Ms. Michelle Moreno Zumysis Voting
Ms. Sue Stinson Community Volunteer Voting
Ms. Kathleen Strukoff Pacific SW Market Leader at Aon Voting
Ms. Laurie Zagon Founder/Director, Art & Creativity for Healing, Inc. Exofficio

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Youth Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Additional Board Members and Affiliations

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 2
Caucasian: 10
Hispanic/Latino: 2
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): 0
Gender Female: 9
Male: 5
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 0
Board Meeting Attendance % 80%
Written Board Selection Criteria Yes
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy --
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions 100%
Board Orientation Yes

CEO Comments

"I am grateful to our board of directors for remaining steadfast in their commitment to furthering the mission of our organization. Art & Creativity for Healing has a diverse board of directors that comes from a large cross-section of the Orange County business community including financial services, manufacturing, clothing and retail, healthcare and communications."
 
Laurie Zagon
Founder/Director
Art & Creativity for Healing, Inc. 

Foundation Comments

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Standing Committees

  • Special Events (Golf Tournament, Walk / Run, Silent Auction, Dinner / Gala)

Financials


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2017 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2016 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2015 (%)

Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2019 to Dec 31, 2019
Projected Revenue $624,000.00
Projected Expenses $624,000.00
Form 990s

2017 Form 990

2016 Form 990

2015 Form 990

2014 Form 990

2013 Form 990 2013

2012 Form 990

Audit Documents

2017 Audit Review Report 2017

2016 Audit 2016

2015 Audit 2015

2014 Audit 2014

2013 Audit Report

2012 Auditreview2012

2011 2011 Financial Audit

IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Total Revenue $395,407 $397,799 $423,251
Total Expenses $402,798 $385,433 $346,893

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Revenue By Revenue Source
Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$223,489 $240,834 --
Government Contributions $0 $0 $0
    Federal -- -- --
    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified -- -- --
Individual Contributions -- -- --
Indirect Public Support -- -- --
Earned Revenue $86,822 $92,189 $50,599
Investment Income, Net of Losses -- -- --
Membership Dues -- -- --
Special Events $83,589 $58,716 --
Revenue In-Kind -- -- --
Other $1,507 $6,060 $10,360

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Expense By Type
Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Program Expense $342,784 $341,408 --
Administration Expense $53,913 $39,247 $346,893
Fundraising Expense $6,101 $4,778 --
Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 0.98 1.03 1.22
Program Expense/Total Expenses 85% 89% 0%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 2% 2% nan%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Total Assets $489,523 $384,279 $281,455
Current Assets $482,475 $376,657 --
Long-Term Liabilities -- -- --
Current Liabilities $205,572 $92,937 $2,479
Total Net Assets $283,951 $291,342 $278,976

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities 2.35 4.05 0.00

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 0% 0% 0%
Endowment Value --
Spending Policy N/A
Percentage(If selected) --
Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Purpose --
Campaign Goal --
Capital Campaign Dates -
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount --
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? --

CEO Comments

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Foundation Comments

Summary financial data is per the audited financials and Form 990s as well as consultation with the organization.