Arts, Culture, and Humanities

The Friendship Circle of Washington

  • Mercer Island, WA
  • www.FriendshipCircleWA.org

Mission Statement

Friendship Circle is an organization with a unique approach to helping children with special needs. Children with special needs often endure loneliness and isolation because of a lack of friends and social opportunities.  Our innovative programming is designed to foster enduring and meaningful friendships between spirited teen volunteers and children with special needs in the greater King County area. These shared friendship experiences accomplish two important goals: (1) special needs children experience firsthand the joy of friendship and gain confidence as they are empowered with enhanced social skills, improved language, and better behavior (2) teen volunteers learn the values of giving, civic responsibility, and gratitude.

Main Programs

  1. Sunday Circle
Service Areas

Self-reported

Washington

Teens, Children and Families that have Special Needs throughout King County in Washington State.

ruling year

2010

Principal Officer since 2012

Self-reported

Rabbi Elazar Bogomilsky

Keywords

Self-reported

Special Needs, Children, education, seattle, Humanitarian

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EIN

91-2173196

 Number

1632657522

Physical Address

2737 77th Ave. SE Suite 101

Mercer Island, WA 98040

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Humanities Organizations (A70)

Rehabilitative Medical Services (E50)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (B01)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Programs

Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Sunday Circle

Friends@ Home, Sunday Circle, Sib Workshops, Holiday Programs, Kong Fu, Moms Night Out,

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

Washington

Teens, Children and Families that have Special Needs throughout King County in Washington State.

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Financials

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THE FRIENDSHIP CIRCLE OF WASHINGTON
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

The Friendship Circle of Washington

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Rabbi Elazar Bogomilsky

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Elazar Bogomilsky

The Friendship Circle

Term: Mar 2012 - Dec 2016

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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Yes

BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?