EIN 95-4590574

Create Now

IRS 501(c) type
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Create Now's mission is to motivate and inspire the most vulnerable youth to achieve success through the arts. Kids and young adults who've been abused, orphaned, homeless, incarcerated and dealing with similar challenges develop self-esteem and learn...
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Program areas at Create Now

Cultural Journeys (1,052 youth), Music (343 Students) Visual Arts (573 students)1) Cultural Journeys: Youth enjoyed concerts, plays, museums and unique events at premier venues, like Cirque du Soleil, Hollywood Bowl, Walt Disney Concert Hall and LA Ballet. 2)Music: Students at Brooklyn Ave. Elementary, Logan Ave. Schools and Elizabeth Learning Center enjoyed guitar. All Pre-K children at ELAC and 2nd & 3rd graders at Rowan Ave. Schools learned steady beat music.3) Visual Arts: All students at Camino Nuevo Charter learned fine art. Homeless kids at shelters loved our arts classes. During Covid-19, foster girls painted canvases, others made arts and crafts (see Schedule O for more details).
Fashion (12 students), Culinary Arts (8 students), Community Events1)Fashion: Teenage foster girls living at Maryvale in Rosemead were loving our Fashion Design workshop, until classes were interrupted by Covid-19. 2)Culinary Arts: Homeless young adults ages 18-24 at Covenant House in Hollywood learned how to shop for healthy food, and cooking techniques. 3)Community Events: Power of the Arts Festival for 200+ youth and a Holiday Party for 50 children. (see sch O for additional accomplishments)
Performing Arts (45 youth), Writing (33 students)1) Performing Arts: Children at Logan Avenue Schools learned to dance and sing, then performed at a ribbon-cutting ceremony, and for all their families thanks to the California Arts Council. During Covid-19, disadvantaged kids in DTLA enjoyed Hip-Hop Dance Zoom classes and toddlers loved singing at Penny Lane in Pacoima.2) Writing: Incarcerated teenage boys at Optimist Youth Homes in Highland Park flourished through our Hip-Hop Songwriting and Poetry workshop. Teenage foster youth living at Hillsides group home improved their creative writing skills. Students on probation at Central High near DTLA learned Creative Writing.

Who funds Create Now

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Kelly Day FoundationUnrestricted$18,000
The Negri FoundationFoster Children Programs$15,000
Greater Toledo Community FoundationGeneral Support$10,000
...and 6 more grants received

Personnel at Create Now

Jill GurrChief Executive Officer$64,008
Lauren DevillierDirector , Secretary$0
Tracy Solomon ClarkDirector , Vice - Chair$0
Daniel OghiTreasurer$0
Brandon Dean JohnsonBoard Chair$0

Financials for Create Now

RevenuesFYE 06/2020
Total grants, contributions, etc.$215,168
Program services$31,824
Investment income and dividends$0
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$0
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$10
Total revenues$247,002

Form 990s for Create Now

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2020-062021-04-05990View PDF
2019-062020-01-28990View PDF
2018-062019-06-17990View PDF
2017-122018-08-20990View PDF
2017-062018-12-11990View PDF
...and 9 more Form 990s
Data update history
August 3, 2022
Received grants
Identified 2 new grant, including a grant for $10,000 from The Canet Foundation
September 23, 2021
Received grants
Identified 6 new grant, including a grant for $18,000 from Kelly Day Foundation
August 23, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2020
June 20, 2021
Updated personnel
Identified 10 new personnel
April 29, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2019
Nonprofit Types
Civic / social organizationsSchoolsCharities
EducationArts, cultural, and humanitiesHuman servicesChildrenHomelessness
Partially liquidatedPeer-to-peer fundraisingReceives government fundingFundraising races, competitions, and tournamentsTax deductible donations
General information
1611 s Hope Street No E
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Metro area
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
Los Angeles County, CA
Website URL
(213) 747-2777
IRS details
Fiscal year end
Taxreturn type
Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
B28: Special Education Institutions, Programs
NAICS code, primary
813410: Civic and Social Organizations
Parent/child status
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