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BRETHREN COMMUNITY FOUNDATION INC

 315 W 3RD ST
 SANTA ANA, CA 92701
[P] (714) 972 x 4554
[F] --
http://brethrencommunityfoundation.org
[email protected]
Sandi Hanscom
FOUNDED: 1964
INCORPORATED: 1972
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Organization DBA --
Former Names Long Beach Brethren Manor (2015)
Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years No
Employer Identification Number 95-6113648 00000

Summary


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Mission StatementMORE »

To benefit both youth and seniors through philanthropic grants to non-profit organizations and individuals of all backgrounds needing financial assistance due to family instability, poverty and/or challenges adapting to the community.

Specifically the Foundation intends to financially support youth education and literacy programs that focus on teaching in a multi-sensory approach, language for low-income youth. It will assist youth who show potential through effort and academic success with scholarships at colleges and universities.

The Foundation intends to support seniors with housing needs by providing rent assistance, care assistance which may include support in the areas of medical, food, and clothing.

Mission Statement

To benefit both youth and seniors through philanthropic grants to non-profit organizations and individuals of all backgrounds needing financial assistance due to family instability, poverty and/or challenges adapting to the community.

Specifically the Foundation intends to financially support youth education and literacy programs that focus on teaching in a multi-sensory approach, language for low-income youth. It will assist youth who show potential through effort and academic success with scholarships at colleges and universities.

The Foundation intends to support seniors with housing needs by providing rent assistance, care assistance which may include support in the areas of medical, food, and clothing.


FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year 2016
Projected Expenses $46,500.00
Projected Revenue $376,500.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • EDUCATIONAL GRANT AWARDS
  • HEALTH and LONGEVITY for Seniors

Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2014 (%)

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Overview


Mission Statement

To benefit both youth and seniors through philanthropic grants to non-profit organizations and individuals of all backgrounds needing financial assistance due to family instability, poverty and/or challenges adapting to the community.

Specifically the Foundation intends to financially support youth education and literacy programs that focus on teaching in a multi-sensory approach, language for low-income youth. It will assist youth who show potential through effort and academic success with scholarships at colleges and universities.

The Foundation intends to support seniors with housing needs by providing rent assistance, care assistance which may include support in the areas of medical, food, and clothing.


Background Statement

Pride, hope, and economic security for the elderly who are less fortunate were a part of the transformational vision of the Brethren church leaders who championed the construction and establishment of the Long Beach Brethren Manor back in 1964. Rev. Leroy Doty – President of the incorporated Brethren Manor, Willard V. Harris, Sr.‐ Vice President, Lowell Reed‐ Treasurer, RobertWalker‐ Secretary, Mary Swift Beeks‐ Board member and legal counsel; Frank Howell and Homer Fike, Board members worked together in establishing the “rightful dignity” of the elderly. They gave them an affordable home, a nurturing environment with a quality dining experience, and an opportunity to interact with others in recreational and social activities. This Brethren vision continued for Seniors over the past 50 years, leaving a footprint of Brethren values, tradition, family, friends and community.

The legacy of the Brethren Manor and their founding leaders continues on today through the Brethren Community Foundation giving seniors their “rightful dignity” by providing support through programs,supplies and transportation so they may live stress free in the twilight of their years. The Brethren Community Foundation believes in laying the foundation for our future seniors by investing in the youth today through literacy and education.


Impact Statement

Pride, hope, and economic security for the elderly who are less fortunate were a part of the transformational vision of the Brethren church leaders who championed the construction and establishment of the Long Beach Brethren Manor back in 1964. 

Board members worked together in establishing the “rightful dignity” of the elderly. They gave them an affordable home, a nurturing environment with a quality dining experience, and an opportunity to interact with others in recreational and social activities. This Brethren vision continues for seniors over the past 50 years, leaving a footprint of Brethren values, tradition, family, friends and community.    In 2015, we formed the Brethren Community Foundation, celebrating a transformation of a 50 year footprint to a new generation of philanthropic giving which reaches out to youth education and literacy programs in our communities and nation wide.  In 2015 we funded 10 organizations that met our mission requirements and we look forward to continuing to make a difference in the lives of seniors and youth year after year.


Needs Statement

We feel that, while there are many fine charities, and hundreds of thousands of worthy causes, the Brethren Community Foundation is positioned to passionately serve the two ends of our citizenry, youth and the elderly, who frame our family life.

We wish our legacy to be that of giving to children from low-income or negative family circumstances the opportunities otherwise out of reach for them. Likewise, we strive to assure seniors the dignity of appropriate living conditions and access to good health.

These can feel like monumental goals. They are. That’s why we hope you’ll join us in these tasks. We have already seen a difference when our attention and financial support have been applied. It is very gratifying.

There are children without books. There are seniors without a place to sleep. You can be a part of the solutions.

We are a completely transparent charity. You are encouraged to contact our office and meet with any of our board members.


CEO Statement

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Board Chair Statement

Won't you help us help others?  We are eager to support a variety of charities around the nation and world that meet our criteria.  In 2015, we rewarded the following organizations with grants:
*At My Day Counts® / Orange County Adult Achievement Center, Long Beach, California
*Boys and Girls Clubs of Philadelphia, Philadelphia
*Whittier College, Whittier, California 
*Kiwanis Club of Greater Jamul Foundation, Jamul,  California
*Boys and Girls Clubs of Fontana, Fontana, California
*Prentice School, Tustin, California 
*Boys and Girls Clubs of Long Beach, Long Beach, California 
*Freedom 4U, Palos Verdes, California 
 

Other Ways to Donate/Volunteer

Feel free to mail any donation to:
Brethren Community Foundation
315 W. 3rd Street 
Santa Ana, Ca 92701 
OR
Donate online from our SUPPORT tab on our website:
http://brethrencommunityfoundation.org/support/
 

Geographic Area Served

Central Orange County
West Orange County
South Orange County
North Orange County
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Organization Categories

  1. Youth Development - Youth Development Programs
  2. Human Services - Supportive Housing for Older Adults
  3. Education - Scholarships & Student Financial Aid

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Programs


EDUCATIONAL GRANT AWARDS

The purpose of the educational grants is to financially support education and literacy programs for low-income, “at risk” youth of all backgrounds, races and creeds. Brethren Community Foundation will also provide financial support to  youth who show potential through hard work, determination and academic success with scholarships at private schools, colleges and universities.

Once eligibility of a student is determined by a non-profit or educational institution, the proposed funded organization and/or school will invite the student to submit a short essay on one of two topics of their choice: 1) Why education is important them 2) How does this scholarship support their educational goals and objectives, as part of the application process. Students may be invited to share with the Board their goals and aspirations as requested by the funded organization and/or school, or as deemed necessary for continued funding by the governing board. Interviews with youth will not be a normal practice, but may be required as deemed necessary. A student who may be failing and struggling, but is diligently working to improve will qualify for a grant as long as they show a 98% attendance rate, record of full class participation in school, and report that they are receiving academic support/tutoring in areas that need improvement.

Budget  $50,000.00
Category  Education, General/Other Postsecondary Education
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) At-Risk Populations Minorities
Program Short-Term Success  will add later 
Program Long-Term Success  will add later   
Program Success Monitored By  later
Examples of Program Success  later

HEALTH and LONGEVITY for Seniors

The Brethren Community Foundation seeks to fund foundations that help the frailest, low-income seniors to live dignified, meaningful and engaged lives within the community and maintain their independence for as long as possible. Seniors (ages 65+) may apply for financial aide to help support the health and longevity of a senior “at risk”, with needed life necessities such as glasses, dental work, hearing aids, walkers, electric wheel chairs and other needed services. A non-profit or educational institution will be responsible for recommending Senior aide needs to the Board of Directors in the form of an LOI.  We will also review program grants for facility costs, transportation and food security.

Budget  $50,000.00
Category  Human Services, General/Other Senior Services
Population Served Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens At-Risk Populations Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent
Program Short-Term Success  will do
Program Long-Term Success  will do
Program Success Monitored By  will do
Examples of Program Success  will do

Management


CEO/Executive Director Mrs. Sandi Hanscom
CEO Term Start Jan 2016
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience I am pleased to be working part time as the Development Director for Brethren Community Foundation.  The foundation's first 50-years will be quite different from the next 50, and I look forward to finding funds and friends to help us serve our mission to support youth and seniors who need it.

Former CEOs and Terms

Name Start End
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Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
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Awards

Award Awarding Organization Year
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Affiliations

Affiliation Year
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External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
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Collaborations

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Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 0
Number of Part Time Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 0
Number of Contract Staff 1
Staff Retention Rate % --
Staff Professional Development No

Staff Demographics

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

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has Strategic Plan? Under Development
Years Strategic Plan Considers N/A
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Organization Policies And Procedures Under Development
Business Continuity of Operations Plan No

Risk Management Provisions

Nondiscrimination Policy Under Development
Whistle Blower Policy --
Document Destruction Policy --
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes

Reporting and Evaluations

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

Government Licenses

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CEO Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Governance


Board Chair Mr. John Hornsby
Board Chair Company Affiliation Mason Lite
Board Chair Term Jan 2015 - Dec 2018
Board Co-Chair --
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Co-Chair Term -

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Mr. Bruce Crouch Retired Voting
Mr. Bill P. Harris Mason Lite Voting
Mrs. Harriet Harris Harris Taylor Management Voting
Mr. Willard Harris Harris Taylor Management Voting
Mr. John Hornsby Mason Lite Voting
Mrs. Lisabeth Marziello Boys and Girls Clubs of Philadelphia Voting
Mr. Michael Rademaker MGR Services Voting
Mrs. Janet Riedman GTE Voting
Ms Joyce Shadburn retired Voting

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: 0
Caucasian: 100
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: --
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: --
Male: --
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 90%
Written Board Selection Criteria Under Development
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Under Development
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions 25%
Board Orientation Yes

CEO Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Standing Committees

  • Board Development / Board Orientation
  • Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
  • Finance

Financials


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2014 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2013 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2012 (%)

Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2016 to Dec 31, 2016
Projected Revenue $376,500.00
Projected Expenses $46,500.00
Form 990s

2014 Brethren Community Foundation 990

2013 BRETHREN 990

2012 BRETHREN 990

Audit Documents

2014 Brethren Community Foundation Audit

2013 BRETHREN AUDIT

2012 BRETHREN AUDIT

IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
Total Revenue $1,673,155 $1,649,730 $1,576,032
Total Expenses $1,413,886 $1,454,324 $1,385,014

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Revenue By Revenue Source
Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$0 $0 $0
Government Contributions $157,657 $159,131 $154,449
    Federal -- -- --
    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified $157,657 $159,131 $154,449
Individual Contributions -- -- --
Indirect Public Support $0 $0 $0
Earned Revenue $1,496,912 $1,471,174 $1,403,942
Investment Income, Net of Losses $1,920 $1,581 $595
Membership Dues $0 $0 $0
Special Events $0 $0 $0
Revenue In-Kind $0 $0 $0
Other $16,666 $17,844 $17,046

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Expense By Type
Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
Program Expense $969,646 $1,026,600 $963,978
Administration Expense $444,240 $427,724 $421,036
Fundraising Expense $0 $0 $0
Payments to Affiliates $0 $0 $0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 1.18 1.13 1.14
Program Expense/Total Expenses 69% 71% 70%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 0% 0% 0%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
Total Assets $1,975,310 $1,850,812 $1,794,478
Current Assets $1,107,394 $965,604 $765,502
Long-Term Liabilities $251,902 $394,920 $500,344
Current Liabilities $73,420 $65,173 $98,821
Total Net Assets $1,649,988 $1,390,719 $1,195,313

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities 15.08 14.82 7.75

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 13% 21% 28%
Endowment Value --
Spending Policy Income Only
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

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Documents


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