Mission: PROVIDES FREE MEDICAL, DENTAL AND VISION SERVICES TO THOSE IN NEED IN CALIFORNIA.

Healing California is a 501(c)(3) organization, with an IRS ruling year of 2018, and donations are tax-deductible.

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Contact Information

  www.healingca.org

  919 S FREMONT AVE STE 338
Alhambra CA 91803-4742



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Encompass Rating System by Charity Navigator


Overall Score

Not Currently Scored

Encompass Scores are calculated from one or more Beacon Scores. Currently, we require either a Finance & Accountability Beacon, or an Impact & Results Beacon, to be eligible for an Encompass Score. See below to learn why this organization is not eligible.

  • This organization is ineligible for a Finance & Accountability score. Find out why.

  • This organization is ineligible for a Impact & Results score. Find out why.


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...   Finance & Accountability


This score provides an assessment of a nonprofit's financial health (stability, efficiency and sustainability) and its commitment to governance practices and policies.


Finance & Accountability Score

Not currently scored

This organization cannot be evaluated by our Encompass Rating methodology due to only having 2 years of electronically-filed IRS Form 990 data.


To ensure year-to-year consistency the Encompass Rating System’s Finance & Accountability beacon analyzes the three-year average of some data provided through the IRS 990.
Charity Navigator currently only has 2 years of consecutive e-filed Forms 990 from the IRS for Healing California under the EIN: 82-2805752.
Before Charity Navigator can evaluate this organization, Healing California will need to e-file for additional fiscal years.


Note: The absence of a score does not indicate a positive or negative assessment, it only indicates that we have not yet evaluated this organization.


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Additional Information

Unscored

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Total Revenue and Expenses

Total Revenue and Expenses

This chart displays the trend of revenue and expenses over the past several years for this organization, as reported on their IRS Form 990.

Salary of Key Persons

Presented here are up to five of this organization's highest compensated employees. This compensation data includes salary, cash bonuses, and expense accounts and is displayed exactly how it is reported to the IRS. The amounts do not include nontaxable benefits, deferred compensation, or other amounts not reported on Form W-2. In some cases, these amounts may include compensation from related organizations. Read the IRS policies for compensation reporting



MELISSA TILLMAN, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

$67,990


DEBORAH A SEWELL, FORMER EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

$27,049


LINWOOD BOOMER, BOARD CHAIR

$0


RENO YU, TREASURER

$0


DR WINSTON MUDITAJAYA, SECRETARY

$0


Source: IRS Form 990 (page 7), filing year 2019

Business Master File Data

Below are some key data points from the Exempt Organization IRS Business Master File (BMF) for this organization. Learn more about the BMF on the IRS website


Activities:

Activity data not reported from the IRS


Foundation Status:

Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi) (BMF foundation code: 15)


Affiliation:

Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations). (BMF affiliation code: 3)

Data Sources: IRS Forms 990

The Form 990 is a document that nonprofit organizations file with the IRS annually. We leverage finance and accountability data from it to form Encompass ratings. Click here to view this organization's Forms 990 on the IRS website (if any are available).

Pandemic Response

Due to the unprecedented nature of the pandemic, we give charities such as this one the opportunity to share the story of COVID's impact on them. Charities may submit their own pandemic responses through their nonprofit portal.


Healing California reported being impacted by COVID-19 in the following ways:
  • Program Delivery

  • Fundraising Capacity

  • Revenue


How COVID-19 impacted the organization's operations financially:

We pivoted to a van based approach to dental delivery. This affected our patient outputs and delivery numbers. This increased the cost per patient. Donations increased, we received COVID funding, and we continued to provide services.


How COVID-19 impacted the organization's delivery of programs:

We continued to provide services throughout the pandemic. Due to the aerosolized nature of the virus, dental delivery in our pre-COVID format was rendered impossible. We pivoted to a van based approach to dental delivery, procuring a custom Mobile Dental Van and altering our patient protocols to allow for social distancing and other covid safety precautions.


How this organization adapted to changing conditions caused by COVID-19:

When the pandemic hit and the world began living their everyday lives remotely, we did too. We continued to provide services and work remotely.


Innovations the organization intends to continue permanently after the pandemic:

Hybrid remote and in-person work. We are keeping our new patient scheduling system as it allows patients to have a shorter, more personalized experience when receiving care. Virtual services to reach more clients and to raise funds.


...   Impact & Results


This score estimates the actual impact a nonprofit has on the lives of those it serves, and determines whether it is making good use of donor resources to achieve that impact.


Impact & Results Score

Not Currently Scored

Healing California cannot currently be evaluated by our Encompass Rating Impact & Results methodology because either (A) it is eligible, but we have not yet received data; (B) we have not yet developed an algorithm to estimate its programmatic impact; (C) its programs are not direct services; or (D) it is not heavily reliant on contributions from individual donors.

Note: The absence of a score does not indicate a positive or negative assessment, it only indicates that we have not yet evaluated the organization.

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Largest Programs

Largest Programs



Healing California reported its largest program on its FY 2019 Form 990 as:


$589,600

Spent in most recent FY

100%

Percent of program expenses


HEALING CALIFORNIA PROVIDES FREE, QUALITY DENTAL, MEDICAL AND VISION CARE TO THOSE IN NEED IN CALIFORNIA. IN 2019, HEALING CALIFORNIA PARTICIPATED IN 15 COMMUNITY HEALTH CLINICS AND VETERAN STAND DOWN ... (More)


...   Leadership & Adaptability


This score provides an assessment of the organization's leadership capacity, strategic thinking and planning, and ability to innovate or respond to changes in constituent demand/need or other relevant social and economic conditions to achieve the organization's mission.


Leadership & Adaptability Score

100

out of 100

The score earned by Healing California is a passing score.

Encompass Rating V4 provides an evaluation of the organization's Leadership & Adaptability through the nonprofit organization submitting a survey response directly to Charity Navigator.


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Leadership & Adaptability Report

100

of 100 points

Mission

The nonprofit organization presents evidence of strategic thinking through articulating the organization’s mission


Provides free medical, dental, and vision services to those in need in California


Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Vision

The nonprofit organization presents evidence of strategic thinking through articulating the organization’s vision.


Healing California is working toward a time when all Californians have access to quality health care. Our priorities are to take patients out of pain, remove infection, and put them back on the path towards better health.


Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Strategic Goals

The nonprofit organization presents evidence of strategic thinking and goal setting through sharing their most important strategic goals.


Goal One: In 2020 (pre-COVID), Healing CA planned to serve over 3,000 patients at 20 different clinics throughout the state. This goal is still being implemented.

Goal Type: Grow, expand, scale or increase access to the existing programs and services.


Goal Two: We will not stop providing dental, vision, and medical care until every veteran and underserved person receives the healthcare they deserve.

Goal Type: This goal reflects our commitment to further our advocacy work for our organization and or cause area.


Goal Three: Continue to strengthen our vision and dental care while still providing free medical screenings.

Goal Type: Focus on core programs to achieve mission and scale back on programs not seen as core.


Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Leadership Development

The nonprofit provides evidence of investment in leadership development


Describe an investment in leadership

Because of our passion for this work we invest in top talent to ensure efficiency and effectiveness in our service delivery. We partner with licensed volunteer professionals with a record of success so that patients have the same standard of care one would expect from a commercial office. Due to the generosity of a founding patron, we have secured professional grade equipment and invested in developing best practice standards of procedure before we started to deliver programming. Healing California’s new Mobile Dental Van began rolling in September 2020. The van supports Healing California’s ongoing clinic operations, as well as supplementing outreach in rural areas, and in areas where clinics have been adversely affected by COVID-19. With these investments, our volunteer medical professionals have an easier time serving Californians in need and act as qualified leaders within our organization.

Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Mobilizing for Mission

The nonprofit provides evidence of leadership through focusing externally and mobilizing resources for the mission.


This organization mobilizes for mission in the following ways:
  • Strategic Partnerships

  • Networks of Collective Impact Efforts

  • Raising Awareness

  • Community Building

  • Policy Advocacy

What are this organization’s external mobilizaton efforts?

We’re committed to equity, inclusion and racial justice, because we know a diverse mix of backgrounds and life experience generates the best ideas while making us stronger. We hold ourselves to the highest standards of governance, accountability, and transparency, to deserve the absolute confidence of our donors and partners.

Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Story of Adaptability

The nonprofit has an opportunity to tell the story of how the organization adapted to tremendous external changes in the last year.


The biggest impacted area was program delivery. Due to the aerosolized nature of the virus, dental delivery in our pre-COVID format was rendered impossible. We pivoted to a van based approach to dental delivery, procuring a custom Mobile Dental Van and altering our patient protocols to allow for social distancing and other covid safety precautions. This affected our patient outputs and delivery numbers. We are keeping our new patient scheduling system as it allows patients to have a shorter, more personalized experience when receiving care.

Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

...   Culture & Community


This score provides an assessment of the organization's engagement with the constituents it serves, a practice we term Constituent Feedback. When organizations listen to constituents, they are able to better deliver on programs and meet the needs of stakeholders. A future version of this Beacon will also assess an organization's people operations and its Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) metrics.


Culture & Community Score

100

out of 100

The score earned by Healing California is a passing score.

Encompass Rating V4 provides an evaluation of an organization's Culture and Community by measuring its Constituent Feedback practices (see report below). Constituent Feedback data provides 100% of the basis for the initial evaluation of the Culture & Community Beacon.


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Culture & Community Report

100

of 100 points

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Constituent Feedback

Constituent Feedback

Full Credit


This organization reported that it is collecting feedback.


Here's how this organization is listening and learning from the people they serve:


How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys, Other means


How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve


With whom does your organization share the feedback you got from the people you serve?

Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners


What challenges does your organization face in collecting feedback from the people you serve?

We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback


Briefly describe a recent change that your organization made in response to feedback from the people you serve.

Changed our registration process to make it easier and quicker for patients to access services at a clinic.



Methodology


Charity Navigator believes nonprofit organizations that engage in inclusive practices, such as collecting feedback from the people and communities they serve, may be more effective. We've partnered with GuideStar by Candid to survey organizations about their feedback practices. Nonprofit organizations can fill out the How We Listen section of their Candid profile to receive a rating.


Charity Navigator awards full credit for this Beacon to every nonprofit that is eligible for an Encompass Rating that completes the survey, in recognition of their willingness to publicly share this information with the nonprofit and philanthropic communities. This data is not evaluated for quality at this time. Validation will be added in future iterations of this Beacon.

Analysis and Research


Like the overall Encompass Rating System, the Culture & Community Beacon is designed to evolve as metrics are developed and ready for integration. Our partnership with Feedback Labs and Guidestar by Candid, and other partners including Fund for Shared Insight, GlobalGiving, and Keystone Accountability, enables us to launch the first version of this beacon with Constituent Feedback information collected on Candid's site.


Feedback practices have been shown to support better Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion outcomes, an essential area of assessment that we intend to further expand and develop in the future. Feedback Labs has documented several studies which indicate that beyond achieving organizational goals, nonprofits that are attentive and responsive to concerns and ideas raised by beneficiaries establish stronger relationships with the people they serve, promote greater equity, and empower constituents in ways that can help to ensure better long-term outcomes. You can find resources to help nonprofits improve their feedback practices here.

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