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Boys & Girls Clubs of Capistrano Valley

 1 Via Positiva
 San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
[P] (949) 240-7898
[F] (949) 240-7805
[email protected]
Ron Sipiora
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Organization DBA Boys & Girls Clubs of Capistrano Valley
Former Names --
Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years No
Employer Identification Number 33-0529575 00000


Mission StatementMORE »

To inspire and enable all youth to reach their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens by providing stimulating and challenging programs through interaction with dedicated, caring people.

Mission Statement

To inspire and enable all youth to reach their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens by providing stimulating and challenging programs through interaction with dedicated, caring people.

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year 2019
Projected Expenses $2,065,000.00
Projected Revenue $2,065,000.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Capistrano Valley

Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2017 (%)

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Mission Statement

To inspire and enable all youth to reach their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens by providing stimulating and challenging programs through interaction with dedicated, caring people.

Background Statement

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Capistrano Valley has had some incredible accomplishments during its brief 21 year history. Established in 1991 the club was just a small service site located across the street from San Juan Elementary with the simple intent to help the youth of our community with the greatest need. Since the opening of our doors we have grown exponentially into a thriving non-profit organization that initially served 50 youth in 1991 to more than 2,300 youth across South Orange County by 2013. Here are some of the highlights:
  • Raised $2.1 million dollars and built the current San Juan Capistrano (Via Positiva) site in 2000.
  • Chartered the Aliso Viejo site in 2005
  • Embarked upon and completed a $4.2 million dollar Capital Campaign (March 2005) to expand our San Juan Capistrano services to include a State of the Art Teen Center (completed 2009)
  •  Began providing programs in Rancho Santa Margarita (July 2012)
  • Successfully retired our debt (December 2012)

The organization is proud to have served the South Orange Community in such a significant fashion over the past 20 plus years. Despite an incredibly tough economy the club not only remained committed to our members, but grew in total membership and average daily attendance while raising $4.8 million dollars to address a major concern in our community: providing out teen population with a state of the art facility that could call their own.

What we do!


The Boys & Girls Club of Capistrano Valley has moved forward the past 20 years leading with impactful programs and deepening the Clubs experience by ensuring each member realizes their dreams and reaches their full potential. This plan serves as a blueprint for increasing the effectiveness of our Clubs and furthering our mission so that together we will ensure a positive future for every child and a community empowered by great citizens.

Boys & Girls Clubs serve young people who need us most by:

  • Cultivating a developmentally rich environment incorporating the followingFive Key Elements for Positive Youth Development:
    • Safe, positive environment
    • Fun
    • Supportive relationships
    • Opportunities and expectations
    • Recognition
  • Increasing the frequency of attendance of all members
  • Offering a varied schedule of programs and high-yield activities

These elements drive all of our efforts, locally and nationally, and should be infused in a Club's programs and operations to create a developmentally rich environment that leads todeepening impact. Combined, these efforts will result in positive youth outcomes in threeareas –academic success, good character & citizenship and healthy lifestyles.

Impact Statement

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Capistrano Valley is developing a clear vision for our 21 year old organization. We believe that we can serve substantially more children in our service areas by the year 2020. We want to ensure that success is within reach for every child and that access to our life changing programs are available in as many communities as possible. The Club provides an environment that kids can discover how to see beyond the walls of their current situation and realize that they can succeed.

The Clubs mission is a positive mission that we meet head on with life-changing programs with a dedicated and caring staff during the critical after school hours of 2:00-8:00p.m. Simply stated, the Club makes a difference.

Today, more than ever, young people are confornted with tremendous obstacles. Today more than 13 million young people live in poverty with millions more barely above the poverty level. Kids living in poverty or very low income homes are far more likely to beleft alone unsupervised in the critical afterschool hours, when young poople are at greater risk to a variety of negative influences.

To accomplish our mission and help break the cycle, we provide services based upon principles of a youth development strategy- which promotes the health, social, educational, vocational, character and leadership development of boys and girls served. We play a crucial role in helping young people buld a sense of self worth, enabling them to achieve productive futures.

While today’s youth facing many challenges, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Capistrano Valley continues to build upon our 21 year histroy of offering proven solutions that work.  We may be a realatively young organization, but we have achieved much in our short history.

Our vision is clear….20/20. Build upon our past successes and reach out and serve more youth.

Needs Statement

As the Boys & Girls Clubs of Capistrano Valley grows our footprint our mot pressing needs are to expand our fundraising capacity to support growing program and infrastructure needs.

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Board Chair Statement


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Geographic Area Served

South Orange County

We serve South Orange County, with three branches located in San Juan Capistrano, Aliso Viejo and Ranch Santa Margarita

Organization Categories

  1. Youth Development - Boys and Girls Clubs (Combined)
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Boys & Girls Clubs of Capistrano Valley

The Arts Programs in this area enable youth to develop their creativity and cultural awareness through knowledge and appreciation of the visual arts, crafts, performing arts and creative writing. Character and Leadership Development Programs in this Core Program Area empower youth to support and influence their Club and community, sustain meaningful relationships with others, develop a positive self-image, participate in the democratic process and respect their own and others’ cultural identities. Education and Career Development-Programs in this Core Program Area enable youth to become proficient in basic educational disciplines apply learning to everyday situations and embrace technology to achieve success in a career. Health and Life SkillsPrograms in this area develop young people’s capacity to engage in positive behaviors that nurture their own well-being, set personal goals and live successfully as self-sufficient adults. Sports, Fitness and Recreation-Programs in this area develop fitness, positive use of leisure time, skills for stress management, appreciation for the environment and social skills.
Budget  1,300,000
Category  Youth Development, General/Other Youth Development, General/Other
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Program Short-Term Success  All of our programs are geared to deliver three key outcomes: 1. Healthy Lifestyles 2. Academic Success 3. Good Character and Leadership
Program Long-Term Success 
All of our programs are geared to deliver three key outcomes:
1.  Healthy Lifestyles
2. Academic Success
3. Good Character and Leadership
Program Success Monitored By 
All members attendance is tracked on a daily basis.  We are also affiliated with Boys & Girls Clubs of Americas National Youth outcomes Initiative where our members are surveyed on an annual basis to measure program impact.
Examples of Program Success 
Our current Youth of the Year is a 7 year member that recently won the State of Califonia Youth of the Year competition.  He gives credit to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Capistrano Valley from turning a shy-mexican only speaking boy into the Class Valledictoarin that he is today.


CEO/Executive Director James Littlejohn
CEO Term Start Jan 2001
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience
James has over 25 years of experience with Boys & Girls Clubs.  He worked with the Columbia Park Boys & Girls Clubs in San Fransicso as the Operations Director.  He then moved to take over as the CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Martinez. 

Former CEOs and Terms

Name Start End
Jim Williams Jan 1998 Jan 2001

Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
Ron Sipiora Director of Rresource Development
Ron has worked for Boys & Girls Clubs for more than 22 years.  He has extensive program experience working a variety of roles including; Athletic Director, Unit Director, Director of Operations and Executive Director.
Lynn Watson Office Manager --
Nicole Watson Area Director --


Award Awarding Organization Year
-- -- --


Affiliation Year
United Way Member Agency 1993

External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
-- --


The Club collaborates with dozens of agencies over the course of the year including the following:
City of San Juan Capistrano
City of Aliso Viejo
City of Rancho Santa Margarita
United Way
Rotary Clubs
Kiwana's Clubs
Chamber of Commerce (Multiple Cities)
Boys & Girls Clubs of America
Local Law enforcement agencies

Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 11
Number of Part Time Staff 13
Number of Volunteers 250
Number of Contract Staff 1
Staff Retention Rate % 50%
Staff Professional Development Yes

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 12
Hispanic/Latino: 11
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): 0
Gender Female: 11
Male: 13
Not Specified --

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 6
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Organization Policies And Procedures Under Development
Business Continuity of Operations Plan No

Risk Management Provisions

Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes

Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? Yes
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually

Government Licenses


CEO Comments


Foundation Comments



Board Chair Mr Rick Friess
Board Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Chair Term July 2014 - June 2016
Board Co-Chair --
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Co-Chair Term -

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Mohammed Baghdadi -- Voting
Rosa Beas -- Voting
Matt Brabeck -- Voting
Tom Brabeck -- --
Duane Cave -- --
Mike Chambers Partners Bacnk Voting
Lynn Chichi -- --
Bill Cvengros -- --
Marta Egan -- Voting
Terek El Nabli -- --
Klara Farkas -- --
Cyril Ffolks -- --
Janice Frechette-Artinger -- --
Ken Friess Allen Matkins Voting
Stephanie Frisch -- --
Mike Helton -- --
Todd Henderson -- --
Anne Joseph -- --
Beal Leah -- Voting
Jacqueline London -- --
Elise Millington -- Voting
David Robinson -- --
William Ryan -- --
Damon Stone -- --
Thomas Tillotson -- --

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
-- -- --

Youth Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
-- -- --

Additional Board Members and Affiliations

Name Company Affiliations Status
Kasia Mays -- --
Bill & Katie Shreve -- --
John & Michelle Williams -- --

Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 5
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 85
Hispanic/Latino: 10
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): 0
Gender Female: 40
Male: 60
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 5
Board Meeting Attendance % 65%
Written Board Selection Criteria No
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Yes
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions 70%
Board Orientation Yes

CEO Comments

The Club is always looking for passionate dedicated board members to help guide and fund raise for the organization.

Foundation Comments


Standing Committees

  • Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
  • Executive
  • Finance


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2017 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2016 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2015 (%)

Fiscal Year July 01, 2018 to June 30, 2019
Projected Revenue $2,065,000.00
Projected Expenses $2,065,000.00
Form 990s

2017 Form 990

2016 Form 990

2015 Form 990

2014 Form 990

Audit Documents

2017 Audit

2016 Audit

2015 Audit

2014 Audit 2013-4

2012 Audit

IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Total Revenue $1,990,682 $2,033,754 $1,715,162
Total Expenses $2,082,849 $1,958,671 $1,851,615

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Revenue By Revenue Source
Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$704,949 $866,051 $661,505
Government Contributions $389,705 $176,722 $404,127
    Federal -- -- --
    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified $389,705 $176,722 $404,127
Individual Contributions -- -- --
Indirect Public Support -- $0 $0
Earned Revenue $434,851 $597,295 $348,384
Investment Income, Net of Losses $168 $1,798 $867
Membership Dues -- $0 $0
Special Events $458,639 $391,888 $300,279
Revenue In-Kind $2,370 $45,349 $56,968
Other -- $-101,899 $-94,568

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Expense By Type
Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Program Expense $1,619,504 $1,527,696 $1,448,098
Administration Expense $372,672 $358,599 $351,554
Fundraising Expense $90,673 $72,376 $51,963
Payments to Affiliates -- $0 $0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 0.96 1.04 0.93
Program Expense/Total Expenses 78% 78% 78%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 6% 5% 4%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Total Assets $5,462,809 $5,591,228 $5,484,350
Current Assets $2,557,144 $2,731,042 $2,482,777
Long-Term Liabilities $1,500 $1,500 $1,500
Current Liabilities $132,506 $168,758 $136,963
Total Net Assets $5,328,803 $5,420,970 $5,345,887

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities 19.30 16.18 18.13

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 0% 0% 0%
Endowment Value --
Spending Policy Income plus capital appreciation
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? No

CEO Comments

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Capistrano is currently updating our Strategic Plan as we move forward toawrds the year 2020.  We hope to serve significantly more youth and expand our geographic footprint to include additional sites and cities.

Foundation Comments

Summary financial data is per the audited financial statements and Form 990s and consultation with the organization. Foundation/corporate and individual contributions are combined under Foundation and Corporation Contributions.


Other Documents

No Other Documents currently available.