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Los Angeles Neighborhood Initiative is a 501(c)(3) organization, with an IRS ruling year of 1995, and donations are tax-deductible.

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Contact Information

  URL not available

  800 S FIGUEROA ST STE 970
Los Angeles CA 90017-2567



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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 because it does not e-file IRS Form 990


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 Form 990.
Charity Navigator does not currently have the data required from e-filed IRS Forms 990 for Los Angeles Neighborhood Initiative under the EIN: 95-4481955. 
This indicates that Los Angeles Neighborhood Initiative may still be filing paper Forms 990.


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

No Data Available


Revenue and expense data is not available for this organization. This data is only available if this charity has at least one year of electronically-filed Form 990 data filed within the last six years.

Salary of Key Persons

No Data Available


Key Persons data is currently unavailable for this organization. This data is only available if this charity has at least one year of electronically-filed Form 990 data filed within the last six years.

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:

Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code (BMF activity code: 994)

Area development, redevelopment of renewal (BMF activity code: 400)


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.


Los Angeles Neighborhood Initiative reported being impacted by COVID-19 in the following ways:
  • Program Delivery

  • Revenue

  • Grants Received

  • Grants Sent


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

We received two PPP loans which were both forgiven, which enabled us to maintain full staffing and keep all our projects on track.


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

A core component of our work is community engagement, which all had to pivot to online. Our staple activities -- community meetings, tabling at community events, knocking on doors, face-to-face local business outreach -- all had to be reimagined.


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

We shifted to holding all meetings online, many with simultaneous translation for non-English speakers. We shifted all paper surveys and questionnaires to electronic tools, and we publicized information via social media, email, and QR coded signage in project areas. We also provided new services such as meals for seniors in communities where we work.


Innovations the organization intends to continue permanently after the pandemic:

We will continue to offer community outreach in hybrid forms, utilizing both in-person and online methods and tools.


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...   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

Los Angeles Neighborhood Initiative 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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...   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 Los Angeles Neighborhood Initiative 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


Los Angeles Neighborhood Initiative (LANI) revitalizes neighborhoods by engaging people and building vibrant public spaces.


Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Vision

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


LANI envisions urban spaces where, regardless of location or population, every neighborhood is a vibrant, functional, and healthy place cultivated by engaged community members. Founded in 1994, LANI has helped revitalize more than 45 low and mixed-income neighborhoods in Los Angeles County. We work with communities to plan and implement projects like new parks and open spaces, business façade improvements, street tree plantings and sidewalk repairs, public art and placemaking, and transportation enhancements like crosswalks, bike lanes, lighting, bus shelters, and transit plazas.


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: Impact more communities and address new needs and opportunities

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


Goal Two: Raise awareness of LANI’s work in Southern California neighborhoods

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


Goal Three: Strengthen LANI’s long-term financial sustainability

Goal Type: Invest in the capacity of our organization (financial, management, technical, etc.).


Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Leadership Development

The nonprofit provides evidence of investment in leadership development


Describe an investment in leadership

Ongoing professional development for all staff members, including leadership team, appropriate to each staff person's role and experience.

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

  • Thought Leadership

  • Raising Awareness

  • Community Building

What are this organization’s external mobilizaton efforts?

Our work is by nature collaborative and our projects almost always require strategic partnerships with other nonprofit, public and/or private sector partners. Individual staff members regularly participate in relevant conferences; we have presented at 3 in 2021. Community building and training are part of our mission. We currently participate in three collective impact efforts in our field (SLATE-Z, City of L.A. Pedestrian Advisory Committee, Better Buses Working Group of Invest in Place). We are active on social media and highlight our own work, our partners' and colleagues' accomplishments, and issues related to our mission.

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.


In the past year, we moved from being entirely online in our work to a hybrid model that incorporates a combination of in-person and virtual meetings and community outreach and engagement. Using the lessons learned and skills and tools acquired during 2020, we have been able to expand our reach in the communities where we work.

Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

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...   Culture & Community


This score provides an assessment of the organization's culture and connectedness to the community it serves. Learn more about how and why we rate Culture & Community.


Culture & Community Score

90

out of 100

Los Angeles Neighborhood Initiative has earned a passing score. The organization provided data about its Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) practices (see report below).

The Culture & Community Beacon is comprised of the following metrics:

  • Constituent Feedback: Not Scored

  • Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion: 90/100 (100% of beacon score)


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Culture & Community Report

90

of 100 points

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Constituent Feedback

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

90/100 points

100% of beacon score


This organization's score of 90 is a passing score. The organization reported that it is implementing 7 diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) practices. Charity Navigator believes nonprofit organizations implementing effective DEI policies and practices can enhance a nonprofit's decision-making, staff motivation, innovation, and effectiveness.


View this organization's DEI Strategies


Methodology


We are utilizing data collected by Candid to document and assess the DEI practices implemented by the organization. Nonprofit organizations are encouraged to fill out the Equity Strategies section of their Candid profiles to receive a rating.


Learn more about the methodology.

Constituent Feedback

Not Scored


This organization reported that it is collecting feedback from the constituents and/or communities it serves. However, it did not respond to one or more survey questions, and therefore is not eligible for a score on this metric. (View our beacon 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.


View this organization's Constituent Feedback Practices




Methodology


We've partnered with 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.


Learn more about the methodology.

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. Below you can find more information about the metrics we currently evaluate in this beacon and their relevance to nonprofit performance.


Constituent Feedback


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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