As a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization registered with the State of Florida, IMPOWER is committed to maintaining the highest levels of transparency and accountability. That means adhering to ethical leadership, fiscal responsibility and ensuring we are good stewards of donor contributions. Below is information regarding our values, governance, financials and more. Last updated August 2021.
IMPOWER is registered with the State of Florida and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
- Number: #CH12276
- EIN: 65-0439778
- Year of Incorporation: 1994
To download our full agency profile visit our page on the Central Florida Foundation’s website located here.
- The importance of relationships in shaping behavior and character.
- The intrinsic worth and potential for all individuals.
- The right of self-determination of all individuals in the pursuit of their goals.
- The interdependence of all aspects of an individual’s life; emotional, physical, social, spiritual, cultural, and intellectual.
- The obligation to provide effective services of the highest quality to individuals in need.
- The importance of working effectively with community partners to achieve individual and community goals.
- The responsibility to continually reach for new and creative approaches to more effectively meet individual and community needs.
Code of Ethics
IMPOWER is committed to compliance with the strictest standards of ethical conduct. The IMPOWER Code of Ethics governs all functions, programs, and services of the organization. Every employee, volunteer, intern and board member abides by both the IMPOWER Code of Ethics, and the ethical principles of any professional organization in which they are a member. This includes ethical responsibilities to children and families; ethical issues relating to other parties who are responsible for the care of children; ethical responsibilities to IMPOWER and to other IMPOWER employees; and general business ethics.
IMPOWER is governed by a volunteer, unpaid Board of Directors or Governing Body that operates to establish procedures and provides fiscal oversight. The Board is responsible in an oversight capacity for continuously improving the quality, efficiency and effectiveness of IMPOWER services. The essential functions of the Board of Directors is to select, hire, evaluate and terminate if necessary the President/CEO and to ensure fiscal responsibility.
Commitment to Innovation
IMPOWER has a history of innovation and forward thinking that has driven our growth and evolution. As an organization, we are driven by putting those we serve in the center and then creating services and programs that best meet those needs. To accomplish this, IMPOWER continues to reinvest in our programs to strategically position ourselves to grow and carry out our mission.
As an organization accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA), all of our programs adhere to rigorous professional and service delivery standards of quality.
Each year IMPOWER submits a FORM 990 to the IRS outlining the organization’s activities, governance and financial information. Note that IMPOWER operates on a fiscal year basis, therefore each reporting year for each 990 reflects the prior fiscal year.
Funding for IMPOWER is through contracts, grants, corporate and individual donations, fundraising projects, fee for service and other sources. Without funding support from the community IMPOWER would not be able to assist those in need to reach their full potential.
We adhere to principles outlined in the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ Donor Bill of Rights. We are proud to report that 91 cents of every dollar donated to IMPOWER goes directly back into our mission of “Changing lives by protecting, counseling, teaching and inspiring individuals and families to reach their full potential.”