American Red Cross of Santa Monica Bay (Santa Monica, CA)


  • Name:Julie Thomas
  • Title:Executive Director

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:American Red Cross of Santa Monica Bay
  • Address:1450 11th Street
    Santa Monica, CA 90401
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:(310) 394-3773
  • Main fax:(310) 395-4083

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  • Mission:
  • The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors

  • Overview:
  • The American Red Cross, through its strong network of volunteers, donors and partners, is always there in times of need. We aspire to turn compassion into action so that all people affected by disaster across the country and around the world receive care, shelter and hope; our communities are ready and prepared for disasters; everyone in our country has access to safe, lifesaving blood and blood products; all members of our armed services and their families find support and comfort whenever needed and in an emergency, there are always trained individuals nearby, ready to use their Red Cross skills to save lives.

    Our Five lines of service include:

    Disaster Relief - We provide care, compassion and emergency needs when disaster strikes

    Support for Military Families - We support members of the military, veterans and their families in coping, connecting and obtaining financial assistance.

    Health and Safety Training & Education - We train individuals, families and organizations with lifesaving skills and emergency and disaster preparedness information.

    Lifesaving Blood - We collect and distribute more than 40 percent of America’s blood supply

    International Services - We are a global leader in responding to emergencies, preparing for disasters, preventing disease and promoting humanitarian values.

    The American Red Cross Los Angeles Region serves nearly 10 million people in 88 cities within Los Angeles County. We also serve Inyo and Mono Counties and the eastern third of Kern County. We are dedicated to helping victims of disaster and providing programs and services that help our community prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies.

    The L.A. Region – part of a nationwide network of locally supported chapters - is comprised of the following five Red Cross chapters: Northern Valleys, Greater Long Beach, Los Angeles, San Gabriel Pomona Valley and Santa Monica Bay.

  • History:
  • As one of the nation’s premier humanitarian organizations, the American Red Cross is dedicated to helping people in need throughout the United States and, in association with other Red Cross networks, throughout the world. We depend on the many generous contributions of time, blood, and money from the American public to support our lifesaving services and programs.

    Clara Barton and a circle of her acquaintances founded the American Red Cross in Washington, D.C. on May 21, 1881. Barton first heard of the Swiss-inspired global Red Cross network while visiting Europe following the Civil War. Returning home, she campaigned for an American Red Cross and for ratification of the Geneva Convention protecting the war-injured, which the United States ratified in 1882.

    Barton led the Red Cross for 23 years, during which time we conducted our first domestic and overseas disaster relief efforts, aided the United States military during the Spanish-American War, and campaigned successfully for the inclusion of peacetime relief work as part of the global Red Cross network–the so-called “American Amendment” that initially met with some resistance in Europe.

    The Red Cross received our first congressional charter in 1900 and a second in 1905, the year after Barton resigned from the organization. The most recent version of the charter, which was adopted in May 2007, restates the traditional purposes of the organization which include giving relief to and serving as a medium of communication between members of the American armed forces and their families and providing national and international disaster relief and mitigation.

    Prior to the First World War, the Red Cross introduced its first aid, water safety, and public health nursing programs. With the outbreak of war, the organization experienced phenomenal growth. The number of local chapters jumped from 107 in 1914 to 3,864 in 1918 and membership grew from 17,000 to over 20 million adult and 11 million Junior Red Cross members. The public contributed $400 million in funds and material to support Red Cross programs, including those for American and Allied forces and civilian refugees. The Red Cross staffed hospitals and ambulance companies and recruited 20,000 registered nurses to serve the military. Additional Red Cross nurses came forward to combat the worldwide influenza epidemic of 1918.

    After the war, the Red Cross focused on service to veterans and enhanced our programs in safety training, accident prevention, home care for the sick, and nutrition education. We also provided relief for victims of such major disasters as the Mississippi River floods in 1927 and severe drought and the Depression during the 1930s.

    The Second World War called upon the Red Cross to provide extensive services once again to the U.S. military, Allies, and civilian war victims. We enrolled more than 104,000 nurses for military service, prepared 27 million packages for American and Allied prisoners of war, and shipped over 300,000 tons of supplies overseas. At the military’s request, the Red Cross also initiated a national blood program that collected 13.3 million pints of blood for use by the armed forces.

    After World War II, the Red Cross introduced the first nationwide civilian blood program that now supplies more than 40 percent of the blood and blood products in this country. During the 1990s, we engineered a massive modernization of our blood services operations to improve the safety of our blood products. We continued to provide services to members of the armed forces and their families, including during the Korean, Vietnam, and Gulf wars. The Red Cross also expanded our services into such fields as civil defense, CPR/AED training, HIV/AIDS education, and the provision of emotional care and support in the wake of disasters. Since 2006, the Red Cross and FEMA have worked together helping government agencies and community organizations plan, coordinate and provide feeding, sheltering and family reunification services for people affected by disasters.

    Today, the supporters, volunteers and employees of the American Red Cross provide compassionate care in five critical areas:

    People affected by disasters in America
    Support for members of the military and their families
    Blood collection, processing and distribution
    Health and safety education and training
    International relief and development

  • Year established:1881
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:19
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  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:None
  • Tax ID:53-0196605

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IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:530196605
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:SHARED SERVICES CENTER
  • Organization Address:431 18TH ST NW
  • Organization City:WASHINGTON
  • Organization State:DC
  • Organization Zip:20006-5310
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):1
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Charitable Organization
  • Affiliation Code:1
  • Ruling Date:December, 1938
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:15
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
  • Activity Code(s):902, 561
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):Emergency or disaster aid fund, Gifts or grants to individuals (other than scholarships)
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:June, 2017
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:June
  • NTEE Code:P210
  • Asset Amount:$3,142,581,145
  • Asset Code:9 ($50,000,000+)
  • Income Amount:$3,065,298,466
  • Income Code:9 ($50,000,000+)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$2,676,037,116
  • Last Updated:3/21/2018 7:01:52 pm

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