It's My Community Initiative
3 E MAIN ST
OKLAHOMA CITY OK 73104-2405
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Organization Does Business As (DBA) Name(s)
Organization DBA
Safe Families
Institute for Marriage and Community Initiatives
Mission Statement
Its My Community Initiative's (IMCI) mission is developing and expanding efforts to strengthen communities by building strong, healthy families.
 
In our work, IMCI strives to strengthen families and help them overcome the many challenges of multi-generational poverty. That’s why in our logo, we use the Eban symbol, which represents love, safety and security.
 
IMCI executes its mission of developing and expanding efforts to strengthen communities by building strong, healthy families through developing and managing its own programs funded by federal and state grants (currently: workforce, fatherhood, life skills for new families, etc.) and by nurturing start-ups for community-led initiatives to reduce the unnecessary duplication of services and multiple non-profit providers (currently: Safe Families Oklahoma, Reading Explorers). Housing multiple programs in one space provides and more holisic, one stop shop approach for at risk families as well.
Circle of Support
Contact Information
Contact Name Jessica Waszak
Contact email Jessica.waszak@safefamiliesok.org
Address 3 E MAIN ST
OKLAHOMA CITY , OK 73104 2405
Phone (405) 418-3869
County Oklahoma
How to Give
Other ways to donate, support or volunteer
Families
Host Families are willing to take a child or children into their homes, under the right circumstances, in order for the biological parent(s) to focus on bettering their current situation without losing custody of their child(ren).
 
Churches
Safe Family Churches are committed to supporting and spreading the mission of Safe Families Oklahoma through the church community.
 
Individuals
Various volunteer opportunities are available, including becoming a Family Coach, Family Friend or Resource Friend.
 
Donation checks can be made out to Safe Families and mailed to:
Safe Families
Attn: Amy Booth
3 East Main St.
Oklahoma City, OK 73104
 
Or at our website https://imci.givingfuel.com/safefamiliesok
Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $3,539,800.00
Projected Expenses $3,868,300.00
History and Background
Supported Organization Safe Families Oklahoma
Year Founded 2003
IRS Ruling Year 2004
State Registration Expiration Nov 2019
Statements
Mission
Its My Community Initiative's (IMCI) mission is developing and expanding efforts to strengthen communities by building strong, healthy families.
 
In our work, IMCI strives to strengthen families and help them overcome the many challenges of multi-generational poverty. That’s why in our logo, we use the Eban symbol, which represents love, safety and security.
 
IMCI executes its mission of developing and expanding efforts to strengthen communities by building strong, healthy families through developing and managing its own programs funded by federal and state grants (currently: workforce, fatherhood, life skills for new families, etc.) and by nurturing start-ups for community-led initiatives to reduce the unnecessary duplication of services and multiple non-profit providers (currently: Safe Families Oklahoma, Reading Explorers). Housing multiple programs in one space provides and more holisic, one stop shop approach for at risk families as well.
Background
IMCI’s history shows a consistent pattern of developing partnerships and serving others, from organizations to individuals, with the goal of supporting best practice work in Oklahoma City through both leadership and support initiatives.
 
After legislation was passed in Oklahoma which made Safe Families possible. Safe Families Oklahoma (SFO) was launched in 2015 by CMI4K a citywide collaborative comprised of approximately 35 public and private organizations in Oklahoma City, with an agreement that IMCI would assume operational responsibility of the program and utilize a Safe Families Advisory Board to oversee its direct operations. SFO is a chapter of the national Safe Families for Children Alliance (SFFC).
Impact

Safe Families Oklahoma (SFO) had its best year yet in 2019. Partnering with 14 local institutions and utilizing almost 300 volunteers SFO was able to provide 60 children with 1,386 safe nights for the year. Our community partnerships increased 42% and volunteer engagement is up 56% preparing the way for greater expansion of the Safe Families mission in our area.

Needs
Safe Families Oklahoma (SFO) funding and staff capacity is our greatest need. While many of IMCI's programs are funded by federal and state grants, SFO is locally supported through a diversity funding strategy. We strive to have funding through the generosity of church partners, corporate/family foundations, community grants as well as private donors so we are not dependent on any one entity, but intertwining all available opportunities.
 
SFO is at it's core volunteer-driven and staff supported so growth and expansion are directly related to funding, partnerships and volunteer development. Each hosting costs $1,500 and engages between 3-5 volunteers. SFO is on track to expand by 35% to host 60 children in 2019 in the Oklahoma City metro area. Our goal is to expand beyond the OKC metro area to impact other areas of the state in the future.
Area Served
Area Served
Geographic Area Served
Oklahoma - Statewide
Oklahoma City Metropolitan Statistical Area (all 7 counties)
It's My Community Initiative serves in multiple areas in the state of Oklahoma to provide programs and resources. Primary services are offered in the Oklahoma City metro area.
Service Categories
Secondary Organizational Category Human Services/Children's and Youth Services
Tertiary Organizational Category Human Services/Foster Care
Programs
Description Safe Families Oklahoma provides support to an innovative collaboration of area churches, volunteers, non-profit organizations, business leaders, and government partners, all focused on ensuring that struggling parents have adequate options for meeting their children's needs for a short period of time.
Strategy
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Description Work Ready Oklahoma is a best-practices employment service, helping financially vulnerable families succeed in the workplace through high-quality training and placement partnerships, with a focus on building individual career pathways towards long term financial success.
Strategy
Population Served Adults
Description TRUE Dads is a free and innovative responsible fatherhood program in central Oklahoma that teaches relationship and parenting skills, provides employment help, and connects dads with other fathers and with local services.
Strategy
Population Served Males Adults
Description This is a re-entry program for Adults who were previously incarcerated and released within 180 days; currently under supervision with a projected release date within 6-months. The program provides soft skills training, an industry recognized credential, and job placement.
Strategy
Population Served At-Risk Populations Offenders/Ex-Offenders
Description This is a re-entry program for Young Adults 18 – 24 who are currently involved with or have been involved with the juvenile or adult justice systems. Provides Case Management, community based service referrals, soft skills training, Industry recognized credentials in high demand sectors, supportive services, and job placement.
Strategy
Population Served At-Risk Populations Offenders/Ex-Offenders
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Sandino Thompson
Start Date Jan 2010
Email sandino.thompson@itsmycommunity.org
Experience With a passion for revitalizing and engaging communities through multifaceted interventions, Sandino L. Thompson leads PS’ national portfolio in the areas of employment and workforce development (EWD) and community revitalization while contributing substantially to broader training and technical assistance contracts designed to improve program performance in governmental and community-based organizations. Additionally, he leads Work Ready Oklahoma, a statewide collaboration that aims to increase access to high-quality employment and training services for Oklahomans, especially financially vulnerable citizens at greater risk for underemployment and unemployment, as well as the long-term unemployed. Thompson provides guidance to federal consulting contracts designed to improve TANF (Temporary Assistance to Needy Families) services, especially around employment, and provides oversight to an innovative Oklahoma-based project that is receiving high acclaim for its success in training TANF and SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) clients through a unique program design, with an increase in employment outcomes. Since 2010, Thompson has also served as the Executive Director for It’s My Community Initiative (IMCI), a community-based organization in Oklahoma City. He has previously managed large-scale, multi-million-dollar construction and renovation projects throughout the United States, including whole neighborhood rebuilding efforts following Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Ivan, which devastated the Gulf Coast States. Thompson received a bachelor’s degree in Construction Management Engineering Technology with a minor in Political Science from Oklahoma State University. He is responsible for oversight of PS’ direct-to-consumer services designed to assist Oklahomans in achieving self-sufficiency; the firm’s national and state employment and workforce development consulting; and the team’s engagement in community revitalization.
Staff
Number of Full-time Staff 24
Number of Part-time Staff 32
Number of Contract Staff 3
Number of Volunteers 12
Are professional development opportunities provided? Yes
Does CEO/Executive Director have formal evaluations? Yes
Management reports to board? Yes
Organizational Plans
Fundraising Plan Under Development
Policy against commission-based compensation for fundraising consultant No
Communication Plan Under Development
Strategic Plan Under Development
Number of Years Strategic Plan Considers N/A
Management Succession Plan No
Organization Policies and Procedures Yes
Collaborations
It's My Community Initiative collaborates with many other organizations and agencies to serve at-risk families in Oklahoma. 
The development of Safe Families Oklahoma is one primary example of these partnerships and collaborations. Schools, government, other non-profit agencies, local businesses and even churches are all collaborative partners in IMCI programs. 
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government (federal, state and/or local)? No
Comments on Staff & Management
CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments “Safe Families Oklahoma gives support to families so they can weather the storm and stay together,” said Deb Shropshire, Oklahoma State Child Welfare Director. “Many of the 8,000 kids currently in foster care in Oklahoma encounter the child welfare system because their families face episodes of hardship that threaten the safety of their children.”
Board Chair
Name Greg Dewey
Company Affiliation Mach Resources
Term Dec 2018 to Dec 2019
Email gdewey@machresources.com
Board of Directors
List Current as of June 17, 2019
Board of Directors List
NameAffiliationStatus
Gina Bruno-DunnPilates on WesternVoting
Tony CaldwellOK Agents Alliance LLCVoting
Greg DeweyMACH ResourcesVoting
Jeff GeorgeKOKH Fox 25Voting
Raju KaulThe First State BankVoting
Jeff MortonAcorn Growth CompaniesVoting
Cheryl PenningtonOKC Public SchoolsVoting
Myron Pope Ph.D.University of Central OklahomaVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 2
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 5
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other Asian Indian - 1
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 6
Female 2
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3 years
Percentage of Board Making Monetary Contributions to the Organization 0 %
Percentage of Board Making In-Kind Contributions to the Organization 15 %
Board Orientation Yes
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Written Board Selection Criteria? No
Standing Committees
Executive
Advisory Board
Advisory Board Members
NameAffiliation
Pastor Clint ChamberlainCouncil Road Baptist Church
Ms. Robin JonesSalt & Light Leadership Training
Pastor Pam MillingtonCrossings Community Church
Ms. Mary Myrick, APRPublic Strategies
Dr. Deb ShropshireOK Dept. of Human Services
Mr. Marc TaylorTrue Dads, SFO Volunteer
Mr. Sandino ThompsonIt's My Community Initiative
Comments on Board & Governance
CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments
IMCI exists to build strong, healthy families in the midst of great challenge and financial vulnerability. While our interaction with a family is often comprehensive, Safe Families meets them in their time of immediate crisis. It only makes strategic sense to house these two programs together to more holistically serve the family and share oversight which leverages resources to do the most good. An investment into Safe Families is good stewardship in helping families stay together and sustain positive momentum in a life-changing direction.
 
-Greg Dewey
Chairman of the Board
Current Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year July 01, 2019-June 30, 2020
Current Year Budgeted Total Income $3,539,800
Current Year Budgeted Total Expenses $3,868,300
IRS Letter of Determination
Prior Three Years' Financial History
Revenue and ExpensesHelpFinancial data for prior years is entered by foundation staff based on the documents submitted by nonprofit organizations.Foundation staff members enter this information to assure consistency in the presentation of financial data across all organizations.
Fiscal Year201820172016
Total Revenue$6,694,824$6,379,792$2,995,841
Total Expenses$6,897,911$6,170,418$2,998,695
Revenue Less Expenses($203,087)$209,374($2,854)
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201820172016
Contributions$259,793$243,164$265,074
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
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Government Contributions$6,418,706$5,978,377$2,730,767
Federal------
State------
Local------
Unspecified$6,418,706$5,978,377$2,730,767
Individual Contributions------
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Investment Income, Net of Losses------
Unrealized Gain/Loss------
Membership Dues------
Special Events------
Revenue In-Kind------
Other$16,325$158,251--
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201820172016
Program Expense$6,772,913$6,122,186$2,859,402
Administration Expense$124,998$48,232$139,293
Fundraising Expense------
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.971.031.00
Program Expense/Total Expenses98%99%95%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201820172016
Total Assets$765,153$934,818$1,273,688
Current Assets$170,412$40,359$191,516
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities$608,553$575,131$1,123,375
Total Net Assets$156,600$359,687$150,313
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201820172016
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities0.280.070.17
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201820172016
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Funding Sources
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201820172016
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountGov't - Unspecified $6,418,706Gov't - Unspecified $5,978,377Gov't - Unspecified $2,730,767
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions $259,793Contributions $243,164Contributions $265,074
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountOther $16,325Other $158,251 --
Endowment? No
Endowment Spending Policy Income Only
Credit Line? Yes
Reserve Fund? No
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next Five Years? No
Comments on Financials
Foundation Staff Comments
All prior year financial information is from the IRS Form 990s.
 
Contributions may include foundations and corporations when the breakout was not available.
 
The financial information presented is obtained from the following sources: IRS Form 990, independent audit reports, financial statements – board approved when available, and supplemental information from the organization. We do not warrant or guarantee the timeliness, errors or inaccuracies. With respect to information regarding financial performance, nothing on this website should be interpreted as a statement or interpretation by OCCF staff.
 
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Address 3 E MAIN ST
OKLAHOMA CITY , OK 73104 2405
Primary Phone 405 418-3869
CEO/Executive Director Sandino Thompson
Board Chair Greg Dewey
Board Chair Company Affiliation Mach Resources