Are donations to Liz Legacy tax deductible?
Yes, we are an IRS approved 501c3 organization. Contributions are tax deductible.
Can my current mental health counselor request these grants or scholarships?
Liz’s Legacy only provides these grants and scholarships to pre-approved counselors identified on this site.
What are the main obstacles that inhibit the fulfillment of your mission? How are you planning to overcome them?
Our biggest obstacle relates to the securing of donations for the need that has surfaced. Every week children and teenagers do not get mental health counseling for many issues, one of the largest is the lack of insurance and/or finances.
What was one of our recent annual goals, needs, and results?
For 2018, one of our goals was to add two more approved centers by the end of the year to reach more children and teenagers. We are on track to meet this goal.
How much turnover have you experienced of employees and board members in the last two years?
None, as we are a new organization.
To what degree have you attracted new people and new ideas to your organization and board?
To a large degree! Our board grew from 3 to 10 members in 2018. God has touched the heart of an outstanding group of men and women who have volunteered to serve on our board for two years or more. This excellent mix of talents and expertise has added many new processes and ideas that are now driving the Foundation.
How well have you utilized your funding? Describe how efficiently you have fulfilled your goals of recent years in relationship to the amount of funds you have raised.
All funding goals for 2018 have been met and exceeded! Due to this, we were able to double the number of scholarships to our current counseling centers in the last two quarters of 2018.
Most organizations have recently restructured themselves in recent years to become more efficient and productive. How, if at all, are you considering (or have you implemented) some version of this approach?
As a new Foundation, there is a focus to document our processes and procedures. That effort will be completed by the end of 2018. We have become more automated in the accounting area and streamlined the process counselors follow to obtain scholarships.
Also, to ensure we are accountable with funds that are donated, we are also working with ECFA (Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability) to become fully accredited in early 2019.
How efficiently is your organization run? To what degree have you assigned day-to-day management responsibilities to a tightly run executive committee instead of relying upon your full board?
The Foundation has 3 officers that manage the day to day operations. The full board meets on a quarterly basis to review all aspects of the foundation. Communications to others are via e-mails, letters, and phone calls.
Where does most of our funding come from?
What are your most urgent needs?
We need funding to help children and teenagers in need. Early intervention is key as 50% of all lifetime cases of mental illness surface in some form by age fourteen. However, diagnoses and treatment does not start for 8 to 10 years later. Mental Health disorders are chronic and progressive – meaning if left untreated, they worsen.
If I wanted to get to know the organization better, what are the best ways to learn more?
contact us at:
PO Box Liz’s Legacy Foundation; PO Box 155, Windermere, Fl 34786
Phone 321 352 7186