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Glennwood Housing Foundation, Inc.

 2130 S Coast Highway
 Laguna Beach, CA 92651
[P] (949) 715-4863
[F] (949) 715-1189
[email protected]
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Organization DBA Glennwood House of Laguna Beach
Former Names --
Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years Yes
Employer Identification Number 01-0796325 00000


Mission StatementMORE »

To provide nonprofit housing and supported living for  adults with special needs with an emphasis on community.

Mission Statement

To provide nonprofit housing and supported living for  adults with special needs with an emphasis on community.

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year 2019
Projected Expenses $1,985,884.00
Projected Revenue $2,278,122.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Glennwood House of Laguna Beach

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Mission Statement

To provide nonprofit housing and supported living for  adults with special needs with an emphasis on community.

Background Statement

Glennwood Housing Foundation's (GHF) mission is to provide a loving and unique housing and supportive living community for  adults  with intellectual/developmental disabilities in a community setting that is local, safe, and affordable and promises to enhance the quality of their lives. The mission is guided by a vision where  residents have unsurpassed opportunities for social growth, emotional fulfillment, enhanced dignity and equality through assisted independence. In summer 2013 GHF opened its doors to a 42-room adult residential facility that is home to up to 50 young adults with very diverse developmental disabilities. The facility is located at 2130 South Coast Highway in Laguna Beach. 

     Glennwood Housing Foundation, Inc. received full 501 (c) 3 status in 2010. The purpose of this unique program was to move beyond the interaction provided by recreational sports activities and address the social, spiritual and financial needs of this distinctive group of young adults as they mature beyond their teenage years. The facility has its Community Care Licensing facility number (306004493) and is licensed by the state as an Adult Residential Facility.  

Impact Statement

In 2016 Glennwood hired the position of Chief Executive Officer, filled by Faith Manners.  Ms. Manners has over 20 years experience leading and consulting with non-profit organizations.  Ms. Manners is responsible for working wth the Glennwood Board of Directors in strategic and financial planning to ensure the sustainability of Glennwood Housing Foundation.  In addition, Glennwood Housing Foundation is in the process of increasing the diversity of the Board of Directors, with the addition of two members from the health care field, who are able to advise with the very complex physical and emotional challenges faced by the Glennwood residents.

In 2018 Glennwood received a grant from the Edwards Lifescience Foundation allowing for the expansion of a heart healthy program as many of Glennwood residents with Down Syndrome and Autism need specialized diet and exercise care in this area.  The organic garden was replanted and Glennwood continues to produce organic fruits and vegetables used in this program.
Glennwood also expanded it medical coordination department with the addition of an evening medical coordinator who will assist in any medicine management needs throughout the evening as well as assist the online staff should any residents require transportation for any medical needs during the evening hours. In early 2019 Glennwood added a Behavioral Consultant to assist Residents in further development of self esteem and furthering inclusion in their local community.

Needs Statement

The goal of Glennwood Housing Foundation is to continue to support, and build partnerships that will increase the quality of life for residents living at Glennwood House of Laguna Beach. The ultimate goal remains  to retire the mortgage at the Laguna Beach facility thereby ensuring the continuation of not only the Glennwood residence but the ability of Glennwood to be at the forefront of the field in providing supportive living services to the developmentally disabled.   The Glennwood program continues to be chosen as a model for replication and will continue to serve as an advisor to developing programs nationwide. The Glennwood program is licensed to age 59, however, as residents approach that age and their needs increase Glennwood is looking toward the next step in the continuum of care and supportive services.  The number one concern of parents of the developmentally disabled is whether or not the trust funds established will be sufficient to care for their child throughout his/her life and if their child will have access to continued supportive residential services when they, as parents, are no longer able to care for their child. These long term options for care are of vital importance to the strategic planning currently in process at Glennwood Housing Foundation.

CEO Statement

The Glennwood program serves a very diverse population of adults with disabilities all with special talents and goals. Through the supportive services and encouragement for independent living Glennwood has been able to watch its Residents grow in their confidence, achieve their dreams and be active and inclusive members of the community both in Laguna and beyond.  In 2018 as a testament to their vision the Residents began their very own outreach program -" G-Force - Glennwood For Good" and monthly work with other non-profits and community programs to serve the marginalized and give back to their community.  In addition to their daily employment and school duties they are involved in a multitude of cause related projects from serving in food banks, assisting in serving the homeless, environmental cleanups, and visiting community senior living facilities. Glennwood Residents are an amazing group of adults who are very passionate about their families, their friends and co-workers, and dedicated to making a difference in our world.

Board Chair Statement

As a founding Parent and Board Member, myself and my wife, Vinita, have been involved with the special needs community for over 30 years.  My daughter, Lauren, suffered from a birth disability caused by a rare form of cancer tumor. and our family has for many years coached baseball, soccer, and organized a bowling league for special needs children. I am committed to Glennwood being the "model" for future special needs housing projects around the country as the need is tremendous due to a continued shortage of affordable housing and services for the special needs community. We believe in the dignity and the passion of persons with disabilities and our Board of Directors is very committed to ensuring the sustainability of programs like Glennwood House of Laguna Beach.




Other Ways to Donate/Volunteer

Glennwood Housing Foundation has many different opportunities for people to get involved. Glennwood currently hosts on-going fundraisers and events to help with our program services. All up- coming events are posted on the website and online registration and donation opportunities are posted and updated.  To Donate directly you can visit our website and select the “Donate” button on the home page. Checks can be mailed to 2130 South Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach CA 92651. We are extremely appreciative of our supporters’ generosity and their commitment towards adults with developmental disabilities. There are also many options to volunteer your time and services. Glennwood has an Activities and Community Engagement Coordinator that organizes at least 3 activities a day for our residents to choose from. If you have a gift or talent that you would be willing to teach, or if you would like to help out with the many events that are already planned please contact the Glennwood at (949) 715-4863 or email us at [email protected] Daily events include art classes, yoga, walking groups, beach visits, dances, gardening, karaoke and much more. 

Geographic Area Served

South Orange County
Glennwood Housing Foundation is located in Laguna Beach, California. Our residents that currently live on site are mostly from Southern California however, several of our residents have joined us from Northern California and across the United States. 

Organization Categories

  1. Housing, Shelter - Independent Housing for People With Disabilities
  2. Human Services - Developmentally Disabled Services/Centers
  3. Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy - Disabled Persons' Rights



Glennwood House of Laguna Beach

Glennwood House of Laguna Beach,  (GHLB) is a 42-room adult residential facility in Laguna Beach that became the home for up to 50  adults with developmental disabilities ages 18-59. The facility is located on a 30,000 square foot site with views of the Pacific Ocean, this facility accommodates state-of-the-art ADA compliant living, dining, kitchen, recreational, and social spaces.

       For many of these remarkable young men and women, this represents their first opportunity to fully realize personal growth as an adult. Under the guidance of 20 direct care staff,  residents receive support and encouragement to take steps towards independent living. They have the opportunity to develop skills including self-care, grocery shopping, money management, apartment house keeping, and socialization within a diverse community.  Residents attend local colleges, work in a variety of local organizations and/or attend programs designed to further their self confidence and social and life skills.

Budget  $186,000.00
Category  Human Services, General/Other Residential Care for Individuals with Disabilities
Population Served People/Families with People of Developmental Disabilities Adults Elderly and/or Disabled
Program Short-Term Success 

       Glennwood House provides supported independent residential care which also addresses the personal & social needs of adult residents who reside there. Upon admission an individualized service plan is developed including personal objectives and goals to help guide the resident's activities. For some residents this will be their forever home. Others will have Glennwood as a stepping stone toward achieving their independence and eventually living on their own. 100% of Glennwood residents are participate either in work programs or programs that increase their self confidence and inclusion into the local community.  The Glennwood staff closely monitors both the physical and emotional health of the residents encouraging continued progress in these areas.

Program Long-Term Success 

The Glennwood Housing Foundation, Inc. (GHF) is addressing the growing need for affordable housing for people with developmental disabilities. Secure living arrangements are critical to the physical and mental health of individuals already facing the challenges of living with a developmental disability.

       GHF will continue to seek properties in communities open to addressing this need and partnering in development.GHF wants to provide the highest quality services and environments so that these individuals can move out of poverty and insecurity and live their lives to their full potential.The State of California Housing and Human Services committee has stated that the Glennwood Housing Model is the future of Housing for Adults with D.D. and provided a link to GHF on their website. GHF wants to fulfill their purpose not only for the individuals living at Glennwood facilities, but by reaching out to and mentoring the future programs that will need to support this special population
Program Success Monitored By 

How do we measure success? One individual at a time living the life they are meant to live. Success is measured by individuals reaching their goals and reaching toward the future. Friendships, community involvement, personal growth and independence are markers of anyone’s growth and especially important for this special population for whom these things are a daily challenge. Developing an endowment fund is just one way GHF is working toward providing stability for residents and hope for families. As an organization Glennwood is  constantly looking toward partnerships and both the needs of the residents and the community.  Forward movement is key and seizing opportunities as they are presented. The GHF Board of Director is committed to collaboration with other organizations, parent groups, and committees with common goals as a part of the on-going effort. 

Examples of Program Success  Each Glennwood Resident has been able to enroll in and participate in either work, school, volunteer, or creative programs attending those daily.  Their success is measured by their ability to maintain their apartment, be responsible for their personal health programs as directed by their physicians and participate not only in the Glennwood Community but also as members of a very active and vibrant community in Laguna Beach.  To date every Resident at Glennwood House of Laguna Beach is successfully maintaining their Individual Program Plan.


CEO/Executive Director Faith Manners
CEO Term Start Feb 2016
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience

      Chief Executive Officer, Faith Manners has over 20 years experience in strategic and fund development working in education, healthcare, state-wide program reform, and non-profits. She holds a master’s degree in Organizational Leadership with a particular emphasis in Corporate Ethics from Chapman University, and she also holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Chapman University. She has previously held positions in the training field developing curriculum with both Nordstrom and Disney. Faith’s professional experience includes working with both for-profit and non-profit organizations to develop branding and communication strategies that will effectively tell “their story” and increase public visibility and develop greater mission awareness. Faith has extensive experience as a certified program administrator and facilitator of government funding sources and collaborative partnerships.

Former CEOs and Terms

Name Start End
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Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
Myrna Carrillo Administrative Coordinator/Medical --
Rachel Landers Associate Director --


Award Awarding Organization Year
% Year Anniversary Award Supervisor Lisa Bartlett's office 2019


Affiliation Year
-- --

External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
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Glennwood Housing Foundation is in the process of a three agency collaboration proposal with the Pacific Marine Mammal Center and the OC Creativity Lab which will combine resources for a community fundraising event and a collaboration of services beneficial to Glennwood Residents and community partners.

Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 15
Number of Part Time Staff 6
Number of Volunteers 5
Number of Contract Staff 5
Staff Retention Rate % 100%
Staff Professional Development Yes

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 12
Hispanic/Latino: 8
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): 0
Gender Female: 16
Male: 5
Not Specified 0

Plans & Policies

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

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? Yes
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually

Government Licenses

Adult Care/Residential Facilities

CEO Comments

Glennwood Housing Foundation is annual licensed by the State of California Community Care Licensing Division with the license renewal date July 31st annually.

Foundation Comments



Board Chair Maarten Voogd
Board Chair Company Affiliation Water Ventures
Board Chair Term June 2016 -
Board Co-Chair --
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Co-Chair Term -

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Carolyn Berndt Sierra Produce - Owner Voting
Dr. Ralph Clayman UCI Medical Center --
Faith Manners Chief Operating Officer - Glennwood Housing Foundation Voting
Jeff Meberg Philanthropist Voting
Debbie Neev Laguna Beach Water Commissioner and Design Review Board Member Voting
David Perry Retired Voting
Maarten Voogd Water Ventures, Inc. Voting

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
-- -- --

Youth Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
-- -- --

Additional Board Members and Affiliations

Name Company Affiliations Status
-- -- --

Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 6
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: --
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 3
Male: 4
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths --
Board Term Limits --
Board Meeting Attendance % 90%
Written Board Selection Criteria Yes
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Yes
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions 75%
Board Orientation Yes

CEO Comments


Foundation Comments


Standing Committees

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


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2017 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2016 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2015 (%)

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Total Revenue $1,859,848 $1,638,771 $1,757,762
Total Expenses $1,768,027 $1,558,607 $1,541,359

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Revenue By Revenue Source
Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$152,092 $142,939 $231,606
Government Contributions $0 $0 $0
    Federal -- -- --
    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified -- -- $0
Individual Contributions -- -- --
Indirect Public Support -- -- $0
Earned Revenue $1,595,510 $1,383,808 $1,379,567
Investment Income, Net of Losses $512 $326 $0
Membership Dues -- -- $0
Special Events $111,734 $111,698 $146,589
Revenue In-Kind -- -- $129,583
Other -- -- $-146,589

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Expense By Type
Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Program Expense $1,488,023 $1,308,809 $1,301,928
Administration Expense $237,628 $204,429 $203,786
Fundraising Expense $42,376 $45,369 $35,645
Payments to Affiliates -- -- $0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 1.05 1.05 1.14
Program Expense/Total Expenses 84% 84% 84%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 16% 18% 9%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Total Assets $8,538,650 $8,659,338 $8,725,364
Current Assets $495,395 $535,641 $547,759
Long-Term Liabilities $7,034,563 $7,718,451 $7,861,890
Current Liabilities $522,846 $51,467 $66,458
Total Net Assets $981,241 $889,420 $797,016

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities 0.95 10.41 8.24

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 82% 89% 90%
Endowment Value --
Spending Policy Income Only
Percentage(If selected) --
Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Purpose Upgrade air conditioning and heating systems for Resident Rooms
Campaign Goal --
Capital Campaign Dates Jan - Dec
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount --
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes

CEO Comments

 Families of adult children with developmental disabilities and individuals living with these disabilities are facing major challenges in finding affordable, safe and local housing.Housing for adults with developmental disabilities has reached a crisis. Glennwood Housing Foundation was formed to help meet these challenges. The Technical Assistance Collaborative (TAC) and the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Housing Task Force have released a study, Priced Out 2010, which shows that the national average rent for a modestly priced one-bedroom apartment is greater than the entire Supplemental Security Income (SSI) of a person with a disability. The study sheds light on the serious problems experienced by our nation’s most vulnerable citizens – extremely low-income people with significant and long-term disabilities. People with disabilities who receive SSI/SSDI payments continue to be the nation’s poorest citizens. “This study makes it crystal clear why vulnerable people with disabilities become homeless or remain unnecessarily in high cost institutional settings,” said Ann O’Hara of the Technical Assistance Collaborative, who co-authored the study.

    Glennwood's motto is "Local, Affordable, and Safe". With endowments and fundraisers our goal is to face this crisis head on and allow people in South Orange County with developmental disabilities to live, work and play in their own community. Many clients receive supports through Orange County Regional Center to live in group homes, live independently in their own apartments, or live at home; however this funding doesn’t cover their basic living expenses. They continue to live below poverty levels and work for minimum wage or less if involved in a vocational workshop program. The waiting list for HUD housing in Orange County is about 7 years and once they receive the voucher, availability is limited. With a multi-faceted approach of government supports, special needs trusts, conservatorships, insurance plans and endowments families are looking to place their children in Glennwood and finally have peace of mind about their future. We are working to keep all costs down and still be self sustaining while reaching out to obtain private funding through grants, donations and community foundations to create endowments. With no guarantee that government supports will be there in the future for these individuals, we want to create a safety net to ensure secure housing and supports. The ultimate goal would be to pay the mortgage off on the property and pass that savings on to residents and their families.

Foundation Comments

Summary financial data is per the Form 990s and consultation with the organization. Foundation/corporate and individual contributions are combined under Foundation and Corporation Contributions.


Other Documents

Priced Out in 2014 (2014)

2010 Priced out (2010)

No Other Documents currently available.