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Eye On the Sparrow Inc. (EOTS) Ministries

 216 Bryant Street , Suite 3
 Malden, MA 02148
[P] (617) 4628675
[F] --
www.eotsministries.wix.com/transformation
[email protected]
Karol McIlvaine
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INCORPORATED: 1999
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EIN 04-3415533

LAST UPDATED: 01/10/2019
Organization DBA Eye On The Sparrow Ministries
Former Names --
Organization received a competitive grant from the Boston Foundation in the past five years No

Summary

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Mission StatementMORE »

It is the mission of Eye On The Sparrow to bring together interfaith groups to celebrate one another’s differences and to discover a new found freedom of expression through all areas of the performing arts as a way to heal internal challenges.

Mission Statement

It is the mission of Eye On The Sparrow to bring together interfaith groups to celebrate one another’s differences and to discover a new found freedom of expression through all areas of the performing arts as a way to heal internal challenges.

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year July 01, 2018 to June 30, 2019
Projected Income $0.00
Projected Expense $750.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Eye On The Sparrow
  • Performing Arts
  • Uz Kingdom Kidz Arts Program

Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

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Overview

Mission Statement

It is the mission of Eye On The Sparrow to bring together interfaith groups to celebrate one another’s differences and to discover a new found freedom of expression through all areas of the performing arts as a way to heal internal challenges.

Background Statement

Karol McIlvaine is the brainchild and founder of Eye On The Sparrow (EOTS) a new breed in faith-based programs that seeks to train and convey to children and youth as well as, the community at large the diversity of religion expression through the performing arts. Performances are spiritually based to address those who are hurting and/or struggling with internal challenges and inspire a deeper understanding of God. The themes sometimes will include the resilient spirit of the African American and a call to human unity. This organization is a 501( c ) 3 nonprofit corporation that started 1990 and incorporated in 1999. We inspire and challenge our participants to be proactive. We encourage individual and group discussions and provide workshops geared toward aiding in their development and growth personally, academically, socially and spiritually. After many years working in human services Ms. McIlvaine realized that with all the programs for youth they were still falling through the cracks. Our program is designed to work with our participants holistically so to enable them to make good decisions toward a brighter future. Therefore, they see the light at the end of the tunnel. During their time in the program they learn what commitment and hard work will do.

Impact Statement

To answer God’s call to community development whereby, we can offer performing arts, counseling/advise, and prayer to hurting children, youths and adults and to address other ministry needs. We want to accomplish “The Sparrow House”. To successfully secure enough funding for start- up capital of one million dollars. To build a winning team of strategic business partners, associates, staff and volunteers.To ensure community support through collaborations, connecting with local politicians and community leaders. To fulfill Eye On The Sparrow’s mission and to grow the organization. We understand the importance of relationships, relationships and building relationships amongst donors is key for long term success.

Needs Statement

The social ills of society are depressing realities affecting our children and youths in ways that too often end in death, prison or living a meaningless life. The drugs, alcohol, street gangs, gun violence, prostitution and human trafficking are all easy targets that give false appearances of a way to have fun or find love. Attention must be made available as a preventive measure to those temptations by providing them with options to choose what is good. In addition many children and youths struggle with emotional, psychological and/or physical barriers that limits their social and lifestyle capabilities, which leaves them with internal challenges that can and should be addressed. We need and must provide new, safe and creative avenues whereby, they can freely express themselves in positive ways that impacts their lives holistically. Eye On The Sparrow’s performing arts program is like no other.Our approach is not just another song and dance but rather carefully crafted to bring closure and resolve to those challenges that are blockers to living a more fruitful life.The vision, mission and plans of this program are much needed to improve the quality of life for our children and youths.We are in need of finances for start-up capital and community development. Therefore, we are seeking to raise $1 million dollars.

CEO Statement

Eye On The Sparrow’s (EOTS) performing arts is a special program in that our focus always centers on how we can advance our program and services to participants. What is unique is the call for human unity in bringing together interfaith groups as well as, collaborating with children and youths with disabilities. This is reaching beyond the at-risk children and youths of below poverty families. It is important that our young people share their religious differences to develop a higher regard for one another’s beliefs. EOTS has grown deeper regarding how we can better implement counseling/advise and our core values. We know from past accomplishments and outcomes that we are on the right track for what our children and youth need and what they want. We are open to invite adults to partner with EOTS.

Board Chair Statement

“Keep your eye on the sparrow and keep your eye on me I’ll keep on soaring higher I’ll keep on flying free and just like that little sparrow the mighty hand of God is watching me.” These words are taken from the theme song of Eye On The Sparrow Ministries (EOTS) which our participants recorded at Maurice Starr’s recording studios. Our vision, mission and plan for the participants, donors, Greater Boston and the faith-based community is a win, win for all. There’s an old saying “It takes a village to raise a child” well this is more real to the truth today than any other time in history. The challenge we face is securing enough capital for community development “The Sparrow House” and to be able to run the performing arts program and services with the same quality of years past. As president, I have joined as a partner with Philanthropy Massachusetts, set up profiles on GuideStar and Giving Common, and put EOTS on social media. In addition we have identified specific donors. As a wild flower in a lost world during tender years as a youth I found God which was a pivotal turning point with a heart for serving humanity. EOTS has witnessed time and time again the transformation of what God does through me and our children and youths. From developing new social skills, higher school grades, a deeper understanding of God in their lives, stronger relationships with parents and guardians and their contributions within their communities. In addition, one of our youth was chosen to sing the national anthem for the Boston Red Sox, another was enrolled in an ivy league middle and high school, one participant was accepted to medical school and another to study law. Our shared vision and working together will say to our children and youths that they do matter and that their contributions to society does make a difference and is valued. Let us help our future leaders to live, love and leave a legacy.

Geographic Area Served

GREATER BOSTON REGION, MA
The Sparrow House will be located in Malden, MA. However, we will serve and reach out to the Greater Boston Metropolitan Communities.

Organization Categories

  1. Arts,Culture & Humanities - Performing Arts
  2. Youth Development - Youth Development Programs
  3. Religion- Related - Interfaith Coalitions

Independent research has been conducted on this organization's theory of change or on the effectiveness of this organization's program(s)

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Programs

Eye On The Sparrow

For Eye On The Sparrow to start the performing arts program again in our own space. To position ourselves for getting the appropriate exposure and support necessary for obtaining financial start-up capital in establishing "The Sparrow House" and its staff, program and services. This will bring closure to depending on churches to provide us space. The problems we want to address regarding our participants are those inward challenges caused by emotional, psychological, and physical barriers . To influence targeted areas between program and organization that need to be addressed. However, we are confident that once we get into our programmatic spaces the organization and program will be successful, as in the past. Although EOTS raised $8,000 during that time in addition to our own financial contributions, we were very successful over the years obtaining in-kind contributions from local businesses, the Jewish community of Brookline and a host of volunteers.
Budget  --
Category  Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) Adults
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Program Success Monitored By  .
Examples of Program Success  .

Performing Arts

Eye On The Sparrow Ministries is one of a new breed in faith-based programs that seeks to train and convey to hurting youth and adults, as well as to the community at-large, the diversity of interfaith groups expressions through the arts; And providing counseling and/or advice, training, workshops and conferences. Performances will be spiritually based to address the needs of those who are hurting and to help bring closure and/or resolve to issues inherited throughout life's journey. Other ministry services include meeting the needs of faith-based leaders in management, ministry and administration.
Budget  --
Category  Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) Adults
Program Short-Term Success  .
Program Long-Term Success  .
Program Success Monitored By  .
Examples of Program Success  .

Uz Kingdom Kidz Arts Program

Dance, musical instruments, drama/skits, step ministry, comedy, poetry reading, speeches and singing. Training, workshops, classes and conferences.
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Category  Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) Adults
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Program Success Monitored By  .
Examples of Program Success  .

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

In the early years of the organization we consisted of a diverse group not just in gender and culture but also in backgrounds, religions, class, age and incomes. The hundreds of volunteers that helped shape Eye On The Sparrow through out the years were also diverse in skills and talents. Our plan is to continue in our diversity support but to also increase in our diversity of participants by putting more focus on bringing together groups from various religious sectors within the greater Boston metropolitan areas.

Management


CEO/Executive Director Ms. Karol Ann McIlvaine
CEO Term Start Jan 1990
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience Brainchild and Founder of Eye On The Sparrow, Inc. I help people to bring closure and resolve to past hurts, anger and issues inherited throughout life's journey resulting in them writing their own story and experience positive outcomes in those areas of failure and/or internal challenges. I am a new breed in providing nouthetic/pastoral counseling as an alternative to therapy. I have twenty plus years in ministry, administration and management services. I am a graduate of Howard University, I hold a national chaplaincy license, ordained and a published author first of three books. Other ministry/faith-based experience is in the performing arts whereby, participants creatively convey to the community-at-large their new found freedom of expression.
Co-CEO --
Co-CEO Term Start --
Co-CEO Email --
Co-CEO Experience --

Former CEOs and Terms

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Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
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Awards

Award Awarding Organization Year
Chaplaincy World Wide Association of Small Churches --
End of Life Care (Hospice) World Wide Association of Small Churches --
Nouthetic/Pastoral Counseling Institute of Nouthetic Studies --

Affiliations

Affiliation Year
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Member of state association of nonprofits? No
Name of state association --

External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
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Collaborations

Organizing For Action

Xulon Press Publishing: "Transformation and Transparency in Thy Kingdom"

Democratic Committee Member: City of Malden

Archbishop Joseph Alexander New Covenant Christian Ministries World Wide: Ordained

Bishop Dr. Ebony Kirkland, PhD

Associated Grant Makers: Workshops, Seminars, Webinars

GuideStar: Webinars

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

In the early years of the organization we consisted of a diverse group not just in gender and culture but also in backgrounds, religions, class, age and incomes. The hundreds of volunteers that helped shape Eye On The Sparrow through out the years were also diverse in skills and talents. Our plan is to continue in our diversity support but to also increase in our diversity of participants by putting more focus on bringing together groups from various religious sectors within the greater Boston metropolitan areas.

Foundation Comments

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Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 0
Number of Part Time Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 2
Number of Contract Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % --

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 2
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 0
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 2
Male: 0
Not Specified 0

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers --
Management Succession Plan No
Business Continuity of Operations Plan No
Organization Policies And Procedures Under Development
Nondiscrimination Policy Under Development
Whistle Blower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy --
State Charitable Solicitations Permit --
State Registration --

Risk Management Provisions

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Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? N/A
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency N/A N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency N/A N/A
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency N/A N/A

Governance


Board Chair Ms. Karol McIlvaine
Board Chair Company Affiliation Eye On The Sparrow Inc.
Board Chair Term Jan 1990 -
Board Co-Chair --
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Co-Chair Term -

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Neal Anderson City of Malden Voting
Karol McIlvaine Karol McIlvaine Eye On The Sparrow Inc. Voting
Mia McIlvaine Eye On The Sparrow Inc. Voting
Vincent Siders Advisor Voting

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Youth Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Advisory Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 4
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 0
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 2
Male: 2
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths --
Board Term Limits --
Board Meeting Attendance % --
Written Board Selection Criteria Under Development
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Under Development
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions --
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes

Standing Committees

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CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

In the early years of the organization we consisted of a diverse group not just in gender and culture but also in backgrounds, religions, class, age and incomes. The hundreds of volunteers that helped shape Eye On The Sparrow through out the years were also diverse in skills and talents. Our plan is to continue in our diversity support but to also increase in our diversity of participants by putting more focus on bringing together groups from various religious sectors within the greater Boston metropolitan areas.

Foundation Comments

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Financials


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2018 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2017 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2016 (%)

Fiscal Year July 01, 2018 to June 30, 2019
Projected Income $0.00
Projected Expense $750.00
Form 990s

2018 Form 990

2017 Form 990

2016 Form 990

2015 Form 990

2014 Form 990

2013 Form 990

2012 Form 990

2011 Form 990

2010 Form 990

2009 Form 990

2008 Form 990

Audit Documents --
IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2018 2017 2016
Total Revenue $0 $0 $425
Total Expenses $715 $430 $6,495

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Fiscal Year 2018 2017 2016
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
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Government Contributions $0 $0 $0
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    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified -- -- --
Individual Contributions -- -- --
Indirect Public Support -- -- --
Earned Revenue -- -- --
Investment Income, Net of Losses -- -- --
Membership Dues -- -- --
Special Events -- -- $425
Revenue In-Kind -- -- --
Other -- -- --

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Fiscal Year 2018 2017 2016
Program Expense $715 $430 $6,495
Administration Expense -- -- --
Fundraising Expense -- -- --
Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 0.00 0.00 0.07
Program Expense/Total Expenses 100% 100% 100%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue nan% nan% 0%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Fiscal Year 2018 2017 2016
Total Assets $0 $0 $0
Current Assets $0 $0 $0
Long-Term Liabilities $0 $0 $0
Current Liabilities $0 $0 $0
Total Net Assets $0 $0 $0

Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources

Fiscal Year 2018 2017 2016
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2nd (Source and Amount) -- --
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3rd (Source and Amount) -- --
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Financial Planning

Endowment Value --
Spending Policy --
Percentage(If selected) --
Credit Line No
Reserve Fund No
How many months does reserve cover? --

Capital Campaign

Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? Yes
Capital Campaign Purpose --
Campaign Goal $1,000,000.00
Capital Campaign Dates Nov 2018 - Mar 2019
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount --
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? --

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2018 2017 2016
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities nan nan nan

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2018 2017 2016
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets nan% nan% nan%

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Foundation Comments

Financial summary data in the charts and graphs above is per the organization's IRS Form 990-EZs.

Documents


Other Documents

Logic Model (2018)

Impact

The Impact tab is a section on the Giving Common added in October 2013; as such the majority of nonprofits have not yet had the chance to complete this voluntary section. The purpose of the Impact section is to ask five deceptively simple questions that require reflection and promote communication about what really matters – results. The goal is to encourage strategic thinking about how a nonprofit will achieve its goals. The following Impact questions are being completed by nonprofits slowly, thoughtfully and at the right time for their respective organizations to ensure the most accurate information possible.


1. What is your organization aiming to accomplish?

Eye On The Sparrow Ministries is to answer God's call to community development whereby, we can offer performing arts, counseling/advice and prayer to hurting children, youths and adults as well as, address other ministry needs of faith-based leaders. To establish "The Sparrow House" building. To secure enough start-up capital of one million dollars. To build a winning team of strategic business partners, associates, staff and volunteers. To ensure community support through Collaborations and connecting with local politicians and community leaders. To fulfill Eye On The Sparrow's mission and to grow the organization. We understand the importance of relationships, relationships and relationship building amongst donors is key for success.

2. What are your strategies for making this happen?

-Develop methods/procedures and plans for achieving its missions, goals and objectives. -Engage a working board. -Invest in tools and staff. -develop grants strategy. -Create a Personnel handbook. -Maintain a financial projection chart for generating revenue. -Follow through on the first year's calendar of events. -To develop a five year strategic business plan. -To strengthen the organization's foundation by continuing to educate myself: through workshops, conferences, training, research and webinars. -Collaborating with other community leaders and our own network -To keep updated: lessons from the pros, foundation owners and our own supporters. -Perform annual assessments. -Conduct audits. -Social media blogs, links and widgets. -Develop a professional website and to ensure donation giving. -Connect with national network. -Marketing: Locally target locations and social media advertisement.

3. What are your organization’s capabilities for doing this?

-Twenty plus years experience in managing, counseling and administration working with children and youth, the community at-large, human services and providing ministry services for youths and to faith-based leaders. -I have a Bachelor's Degree, completed a Master's level Certificate curriculum in pastoral counseling, ordained pastor and I am certified as a National License Chaplain. I completed the DeVos Urban Leadership Initiative, Commonwealth of Massachusetts Business Program "Achieving the Competitive Advantage" and the City of Boston Small Business Program. -Skilled in bringing a group together to accomplish goals for 16 plus years. -Ran performing arts children and youth ministry program since 1990. -Active democratic committee member in Malden, MA and a founding member of Organizing for Action. -Eye On The Sparrow Ministries published its first book. -Established national platform. -Honored by churches, corporate arena, government officials and community leaders.

4. How will your organization know if you are making progress?

-Following plans, methods and procedures. -Monitor financial projection plans for sale of book(s), other products and services. -Surveys, comments from participants and customers. -Satisfied customers. -Grant donations. -Weekly meetings. -Annual assessments. -Conducting own audits. -Logic models.

5. What have and haven’t you accomplished so far?

We have accomplished the following: -Published the first of three books. -Logic Model -National platform. -Brand/Logo. -Letter of Determination. -Higher education personal and business. -Plan and first year calendar of events; vision, mission, core values and goals. -Business partners, associates. and community leaders. -Policies on governing board and staff  -Programmatic spaces/floor plan by architect needed. -Job Descriptions. What's next: -Building research "The Sparrow House" -Research donor prospects -Professional web site. -On-going fundraising and relationship building -Executive board/board members -Hire executive assistant and program coordinator. -Marketing -Associated Grant Makers workshops, training, etc. -Manuscripts to publisher for second book. -Strategic partnership for collaborating. -Professional memberships.