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ECHO Minnesota

ECHO's mission is to collaborate with diverse communities to deliver programs and services that help people be healthy, contribute, and succeed.

Mission Statement
Review Completed: 3/4/2013
125 Charles Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55103
Phone: (651)789-4342
Fax: (651)224-6540
Other Names Used Emergency Community Health Outreach
EIN 26-1475578
Principal Staff Lillian McDonald, Executive Director
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE) 4
Number of Volunteers 18
Tags / Keywords Disaster Relief & Response, Treatment & Prevention, Nonprofit Services, Civil Rights/Advocacy, Media & Communications
General Information
Board Chair Julie Ring
Number of Board Members 13
Board meetings with quorum 11
Average Member Attendance at Board Meetings 10.08
Publicly Available Documents Most Recent 990
Most Recent Audit
In 2012, ECHO provided Minnesota’s growing ethnic populations the mediums to have their voices heard through TV, radio, digital short videos, and a variety of other communication channels including online and social media. ECHO worked closely with Minnesota’s provider community to ensure critical messages were delivered to diverse communities in a way that was easy to understand and engaging. ECHO accomplished its work through a network of ethnic community leaders, subject matter experts, and 150 official partner organizations. ECHO organized its programs and services in five programmatic areas: Health and Safety Education, Civic Engagement and Self-Sufficiency, Community Engagement and Outreach, Training and Research, and Emergency Preparedness and Response. By providing easy access to such critical information, communities ECHO served were at a decreased risk for experiencing isolation, depression, negative health consequences, and poverty. The reach of ECHO’s services in 2012 includes: • 36 organizations became ECHO partners in disseminating information and educational materials to limited English proficiency communities • An estimated 2,657,696 viewers through programs on tptLife and tptMN. • Over 88,000 community members with voter information • Over 102,000 community members and service providers with culturally sensitive domestic abuse information • Over 500,000 community members and service providers with information on how to eat healthy on a budget • Over 56,000 community members with information on mental health and resiliency after recovering from major event such as the North Minneapolis tornado • Over 100 community events and meetings were attended by ECHO staff and spokespeople
Current Goals
Deliver vital programs and services to help people with limited or low English proficiency become healthier, safer, prepared for emergencies and self-sufficient. Reach more people in ECHO’s target communities efficiently and effectively. (Gaining 40 new partner organizations) Expand ECHO’s geographic reach. (Sharing ECHO resources with more than 780,000 community members) Grow ECHO’s visibility and brand. (Growing ECHOTV viewership by 5% and updating online resources for mobile phone usage) Build ECHO’s organizational capacity to support and sustain growth Ensure ECHO has the financial resources to sustain its growth. (Increasing fundraising and fee for service efforts)
Community or Constituency Served
Limited English proficiency population and organizations serving them
Geographic Area Served
Impact and Programs

3 Year Average Expenses

Program Services: $438,871 71.8%
Management: $116,199 19%
Fundraising: $55,933 9.2%

Unrestricted Net Assets

2011 2010 2009
End of Year: $427,304 $379,714 $363,590
Beginning of Year $379,714 $363,590 $160,129
Difference $47,590 $16,124 $203,461
Unrestricted Net Assets (End of Year), Current 990 $427,304
Based on information provided on 2009 to 2011
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