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Next Up Foundation, Inc.

 311 E Broadway
 Anaheim, CA 92805
[P] (949) 395-2734
[F] --
[email protected]
Vinicius Tinoco
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Organization DBA Next Up Foundation
Former Names --
Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years No
Employer Identification Number 27-0575502 00000


Mission StatementMORE »


It's our mission to use skateboarding, art, and education to improve school GPA, promote youth leadership, and social mobility among Anaheim youth.

Mission Statement


It's our mission to use skateboarding, art, and education to improve school GPA, promote youth leadership, and social mobility among Anaheim youth.

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year 2018
Projected Expenses $50,000.00
Projected Revenue $50,000.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Next Up Pilot Program - Anaheim

Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2017 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2016 (%)

Expense Breakdown (%)

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Mission Statement


It's our mission to use skateboarding, art, and education to improve school GPA, promote youth leadership, and social mobility among Anaheim youth.

Background Statement

Vinicius Tinoco, founder and CEO, skateboarded his way out of a life of grinding poverty surrounded by gangs and drug dealers in Sao Paulo, Brasil. Tinoco´s hard-learned lessons and personal struggles inspired his vision for Next Up Foundation, a program that empowers at-risk youth through mentoring. Established in 2009, NUF uses skateboarding to teach our students important life skills needed to overcome social and environmental barriers impacting their quality of life.

Impact Statement

Since 2011, Next Up Foundation has accomplished some of the following:

  • Participation at the International Association of Skateboarding Companies Summit in Anaheim (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015)
  • Expansion of our mentoring program to Santa Ana in partnership with the Boys & Girls Club at Sierra Preparatory Academy as well as Long Beach
  • Participation at the TEDx Youth Bommer Canyon in Santa Ana
  • + 400 Skateboarding Program Sessions
  • + 2200 Non-duplicated Members
  • + 13,000 Members Visits

The City of Anaheim recently granted Next Up Foundation sole access to a 6000-square-foot building at 311 E. Broadway. Adjoining the city's skate park, this building serves as our first official headquarters and facilitates the inception of exciting new projects in support of youth development. 

Next Up's "Success Lab":

  • Encourages success in school by offering academic tutoring in math, English, and computer skills 
  • Cultivates creativity and innovation with workshops taught by academic and industry professionals of diverse fields (Entrepreneurship, photography/videography and editing, yoga for athletes, art, music, and S.T.E.M.-related activities)
  • Takes participants on field trips to action sports companies and events; provides opportunities for participants to meet and skate with professional skateboarders
  • Helps students set goals, gain self-discipline, and develop positive character traits and entrepreneurial mindsets
  • Encourages healthy lifestyles and resistance to peer pressure
  • Provides equipment, shoes, and clothing as needed.
2017 Statement of Impact 
  • 172 Sessions
  • 3640 visits made by 206 unique students
  • 848 visits through 134 homework sessions
  • 385 visits in 33 yoga classes
  • 620 visits in 62 computer classes
  • 20 workshops 



Needs Statement

  • Donors to help cover a variety of costs, including liability insurance, maintenance of our new official headquarters building, equipment and gear for increasing number of members, etc.
  • Paid staff to insure that we offer mentors who understand, share, and promote our vision and have our passion for helping young people.
  • Volunteers to mentor skaters and speakers to give workshops on relevant topics.


CEO Statement

Because skateboarding appeals to both boys and girls of all ages and demographics, we recognize skateboarding as a means to engage youth who would not otherwise participate in after-school programs. Boarding is not a traditional team sport, but it is a rewarding individual activity with a unique capacity to create a sense of community with other skaters and bridge cultural divides.

Board Chair Statement


Other Ways to Donate/Volunteer

Online donations at or checks payable to Next Up Foundation 311 E. Broadway, Anaheim,CA 92805

Geographic Area Served

Central Orange County
Anaheim,CA 92805

Organization Categories

  1. Youth Development - Youth Development Programs
  2. Recreation & Sports - Physical Fitness/Community Recreational Facilities
  3. Community Improvement, Capacity Building - Community Service Clubs



Next Up Pilot Program - Anaheim

Project Purpose

The mission of Next Up Foundation is to use skateboarding to help underserved youth overcome life challenges to become successful, goal-driven role models. The mentoring takes place after school when at-risk youth are most vulnerable to social and environmental challenges.

Our goals are:

  1. To improve life skills, such as teamwork, communication, self-esteem, and healthy habits
  2. To provide leadership development opportunities
  3. To provide access to caring adult role models outside of the family
  4. To promote goal-setting and social mobility in order to enhance the quality of life

Delivered Services

Bi-weekly youth mentoring and leadership programs are aimed at enhancing participants' life skills through the sport of skateboarding. Adult mentors act as positive role models, encouraging good habits (on and off the board), promoting self-esteem, and helping youth to build and strengthen relationships with peers and adults. The NUF curriculum focuses on the importance of education and life goals, maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and learning how to fall and get back up. We want our kids to develop grit to bounce back when facing life difficulties and to strive for greatness.

The two-hour program begins with attendance, safety gear application, and a proper warm up. The mentors guide small groups through the lesson plans for each session. After 30 minutes of discussion, the whole group regathers and the kids get to skate, supported by mentors. Participants perform drills that match their level and ability. Stretching and relaxing cool-down drills conclude the session. Students are encouraged to connect with mentors and peers and share experiences. Frequently, professional skateboarders visit and interact directly with our kids providing them with unforgettable experiences. Field trips to action sports companies connect them with successful individuals and resources and motivate them in career planning.

Budget  $14,000.00
Category  Recreation & Sports, General/Other Athletics & Sports
Population Served At-Risk Populations Children Only (5 - 14 years) Adolescents Only (13-19 years)
Program Short-Term Success 

Expected short term goals for participant that attend a minimum of 24 sessions:

1.         60% of the participants will report their quality of life has improved as indicated on Youth Mentorship survey.

2.         60% of participants will indicate an increase in the number of leadership development opportunities available by the youth survey and attendance tracking.

3.         60% of participants will indicate an increase in self-esteem as measured by the youth survey.

4.         60% of youth will indicate they have access to a caring adult as measured by youth survey.

5.         60% of youth will indicate an improvement in their life skills as measured by the youth survey.

Program Long-Term Success 

 Successful youth programs demonstrate a developmental framework that supports acquisitions of personal and social assets in a safe environment. Opportunities to mentoring and activities that youth enjoy and ask for such as skateboarding that promote both current well-being and future success as they transition into adulthood. It is important that these opportunities are provided to disadvantage youth that have social and environmental challenges, so that they too have an opportunity to become productive in adulthood. Therefore, for 70% of participants attending Next Up Foundation will develop an interest in setting and achieving their personal goals.

Program Success Monitored By  The Next Up Foundation will conduct a program evaluation to measure the goals of the program. The evaluation will consist of a design using data collection from enrollment packets, attendance, and Next Up Foundation Youth Survey. The survey will use Likert scale and categorical survey question to specifically address the goals of the program we achieved or not. Next Up Foundation plans on using survey monkey website to assist with creating a survey and evaluation tools. In addition, another survey for staff will be conducted to evaluate the program standard in order to improve the quality.
Examples of Program Success 
Martell Tottress, 13 years old 
"Skating with Next Up has helped accomplish in school and out, not doing bad stuff, minding my own business, not getting into trouble. Next Up helps kids learn a lot of tricks...and when we fall we just get back up and try it again." 
Jesus Aguilar, 16 years old 
“Next Up has really helped me a lot with staying out of trouble.  It’s been really wonderful.”
Francisco Arredondo, 21 years old
 “Next up has helped me grow as a person and make better decisions.” 


CEO/Executive Director Vinicius Tinoco
CEO Term Start Jan 2009
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience --

Former CEOs and Terms

Name Start End
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Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
-- -- --


Award Awarding Organization Year
-- -- --


Affiliation Year
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External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
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  • Boys & Girls Club of Anaheim, Long Beach & Santa Ana
  • OneOC 
  • KidWorks
  • Vans
  • Transworld Skateboarding Magazine
  • USA Skateboarding
  • International Association of Skateboard Companies

Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 0
Number of Part Time Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 7
Number of Contract Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % 0%
Staff Professional Development No

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: --
Asian American/Pacific Islander: --
Caucasian: --
Hispanic/Latino: --
Native American/American Indian: --
Other: --
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: --
Male: --
Not Specified --

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has Strategic Plan? Under Development
Years Strategic Plan Considers N/A
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Organization Policies And Procedures Yes
Business Continuity of Operations Plan No

Risk Management Provisions

Nondiscrimination Policy Under Development
Whistle Blower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes

Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? Yes
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency N/A N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency N/A N/A
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency N/A N/A

Government Licenses


CEO Comments

Working with advisory board members, we have developed a business plan and will soon have a completed marketing plan.  One challenge has been data collection, but a more comprehensive data collection plan that involves greater coordination with our students' schools will soon be implemented. 

Foundation Comments



Board Chair Penelope Agosta
Board Chair Company Affiliation Muzeo
Board Chair Term Jan 2017 - Jan 2019
Board Co-Chair Josh Friedberg
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation International Skateboarding Federation
Board Co-Chair Term Jan 2017 - Jan 2019

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Penelope Agosta Muzeo's Director of Development Voting
Andres Alfonso Educational Insights Voting
Austin Black Community Volunteer Voting
Richard Farris Community Volunteer Voting
Josh Friedberg Executive Director at International Association of Skateboard Companies Voting
Andre Genovesi Financial Revolution Voting
Joseph Madrid Organizational Equanimity Voting

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
-- -- --

Youth Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
-- -- --

Additional Board Members and Affiliations

Name Company Affiliations Status
-- -- --

Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 4
Hispanic/Latino: 3
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: --
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 1
Male: 6
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 10
Board Meeting Attendance % 70%
Written Board Selection Criteria Under Development
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Under Development
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 15%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions 100%
Board Orientation Yes

CEO Comments


Foundation Comments


Standing Committees



Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2017 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2016 (%)

Expense Breakdown (%)

No data available

Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2018 to Dec 31, 2018
Projected Revenue $50,000.00
Projected Expenses $50,000.00
Form 990s

2017 990EZ form

2016 990EZ form

2015 E-PostCard

2014 E-PostCard

Audit Documents --
IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 --
Total Revenue $17,441 $47,867 --
Total Expenses $41,497 $22,675 --

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Revenue By Revenue Source
Fiscal Year 2017 2016 --
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$17,441 $47,867 --
Government Contributions $0 $0 --
    Federal -- -- --
    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified -- -- --
Individual Contributions -- -- --
Indirect Public Support -- -- --
Earned Revenue -- -- --
Investment Income, Net of Losses -- -- --
Membership Dues -- -- --
Special Events -- -- --
Revenue In-Kind -- -- --
Other -- -- --

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Expense By Type
Fiscal Year 2017 2016 --
Program Expense $41,497 $18,193 --
Administration Expense -- $4,482 --
Fundraising Expense -- -- --
Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 0.42 2.11 --
Program Expense/Total Expenses 100% 80% --
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 0% 0% --

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year 2017 2016 --
Total Assets $4,099 $28,155 --
Current Assets $4,099 $28,155 --
Long-Term Liabilities -- -- --
Current Liabilities -- -- --
Total Net Assets $4,099 $28,155 --

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 --
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities inf inf --

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 --
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 0% 0% --
Endowment Value --
Spending Policy N/A
Percentage(If selected) --
Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Purpose --
Campaign Goal --
Capital Campaign Dates -
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount --
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? --

CEO Comments


Foundation Comments

Summary financial data is per the Form 990s and consultation with the organization.


Other Documents

Business Plan (2018)

Business Plan (2015)

Introduction to Next Up for parents (2016)

No Other Documents currently available.