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Joyful Child Foundation-In Memory of Samantha Runnion

 P.O. Box 12680
 Westminster, CA 92685
[P] (866) 756-9385
[F] (866) 702-8329
www.thejoyfulchild.org
https://www.youtube.com/user/JyfulChildFoundation
[email protected]
Julia Helgeson
FOUNDED: 2002
INCORPORATED: 2002
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Organization DBA The Joyful Child
Former Names --
Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years No
Employer Identification Number 55-0794474 00000

Summary


Mission StatementMORE »

The Joyful Child Foundation - In Memory of Samantha Runnion is dedicated to preventing crime against children through programs that educate, empower, and unite families communities.  In order to fulfill our mission, The Joyful Child will:
•  Be the resource for concerned parents to engage in the movement to stop predatory crimes against children.
•  Make proactive education and empowerment tools available to all children and families.
•  Facilitate collaboration among individuals, non-profit organizations, businesses, and government to ensure that safety education and community organizing for child protection continue in perpetuity.

Mission Statement

The Joyful Child Foundation - In Memory of Samantha Runnion is dedicated to preventing crime against children through programs that educate, empower, and unite families communities.  In order to fulfill our mission, The Joyful Child will:
•  Be the resource for concerned parents to engage in the movement to stop predatory crimes against children.
•  Make proactive education and empowerment tools available to all children and families.
•  Facilitate collaboration among individuals, non-profit organizations, businesses, and government to ensure that safety education and community organizing for child protection continue in perpetuity.

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year 2019
Projected Expenses $305,000.00
Projected Revenue $305,000.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Joyful Child Safety Empowerment Programs
  • Adult Education for Child Protection

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Overview


Mission Statement

The Joyful Child Foundation - In Memory of Samantha Runnion is dedicated to preventing crime against children through programs that educate, empower, and unite families communities.  In order to fulfill our mission, The Joyful Child will:
•  Be the resource for concerned parents to engage in the movement to stop predatory crimes against children.
•  Make proactive education and empowerment tools available to all children and families.
•  Facilitate collaboration among individuals, non-profit organizations, businesses, and government to ensure that safety education and community organizing for child protection continue in perpetuity.

Background Statement

The Joyful Child Foundation was founded in 2002 after the abduction, molestation, and murder of 5-year-old Samantha Runnion. Although inspired by a tragedy, The Joyful Child's programs focus on proactive approaches to address the difficult issues of violence against children while celebrating the joy that is every child. Our ultimate goal is to make child safety education available to every child in America.

Key initiatives have included an annual Children's Art Festival and a Community Awareness and Child Watch Program (Samantha's PRIDE), followed by a partnership with radKIDS and a 3-year contract under the Orange County Department of Education to provide abduction prevention education in schools and agencies throughout Orange County with a grant from the Health Care Agency.

In 2011, The Joyful Child developed and piloted its own BRAVE Programs, which formally launched in September 2013, and have been gaining steady momentum since. The goal of the BRAVE Initiative is to reduce the risk of child­ victimization by uniting communities in child protection through consistent messaging about safety for children, parents, and educators. The BRAVE Initiative offers interactive life-skills lessons designed to cultivate health, personal safety, and resilience skills for students in Kindergarten through 12th grade through two models of implementation: 1) the school-based model is a comprehensive BRAVE Curriculum for grades K-6 to supplement health and physical education curricula; and 2) the community-based model offers age-appropriate, 90-120-minute BRAVE Workshops for children and teens. Both models cultivate a child’s instinctual response to recognize, avoid, and if necessary, physically defend themselves against violence.


Impact Statement

The Joyful Child Foundation developed the BRAVE Initiative in 2011 to create a replicable model for instilling positive health, personal safety, and resilience skills for students in Kindergarten through 12th grade. After a peer-review among prevention specialists at the Orange County Department of Education and beta-testing with teachers and community partner agencies, BRAVE launched in 2013 with the following two implementation models that include BRAVE Parent Presentations:

1) School-based K-6 BRAVE Curriculum and Teacher Training with 10 grade-specific lessons;

2) Community-based Workshops with age-appropriate content for K-12 students provided to community partners serving high-risk youth.

As of March 2018, Westminster School District is the first to implement BRAVE district-wide, training all K-6 Elementary Teachers to deliver 10 BRAVE lessons in the classroom. Over 350 teachers have been trained throughout Orange County and each year approximately 10,000 children learn realistic self-advocacy and resiliency skills to be brave and stay safe.

In March 2016, Capo Valley High School launched our first BRAVE Club. Sage Hill school launched a BRAVE Club in 2017 with the support of OC Cares and another formed at Edison High School in 2018.

EPIC Insurance’s annual golf tournament benefits The Joyful Child's expansion into the Inland Empire. Over 60 professionals have been trained throughout the Inland Empire. Proceeds support BRAVE Workshops throughout the region and will help offset BRAVE Teacher training and equipment costs for schools in the Inland Empire.

Our goal is to create an evidence-based program that can be implemented affordably, consistently, and ultimately offered nationwide. Thus, we have designed pre- and post- assessments for the students, parent evaluations, and teacher training evaluations and post-implementation surveys. BRAVE Teachers have consistently indicated that the training and the Curriculum is the “most important and relevant training of my career” and “every child deserves this!”

In 2018, The Joyful Child launched a new BRAVE Community Partner Initiative to develop digitally-formatted, multi-media lessons designed to be integrated into the culture of community partner agencies that serve low-income families and those living in transitional living situations due to domestic violence or homelessness. The Joyful Child's Board of Directors is committed to this project because they recognize the relevance of digital learning in today's world and the potential of building a library of professionally produced lessons to exponentially increase our impact and fulfill our mission. Contributions specifically support bringing all of our Be Brave - Be Safe Empowerment Programs to local high-risk youth. Together, we can create a safer world where every child can be a joyful child.


Needs Statement

Beginning in 2018, our focus has been a new BRAVE Initiative for Community Partners to add a new online model of implementation especially for agencies that serve the same children and families throughout each year. In discussing feedback from partner agencies, we learned that there is an interest in a more comprehensive and ongoing program model. At the same time, we learned that directors are challenged by a high rate of staff turnover and require a program model that does not require extensive in-person staff training. The new video lessons will enhance the current BRAVE Curriculum and the short multi-media lessons will be easily integrated into the ongoing programming of youth-serving agencies. This new BRAVE Initiative for Community Partners will include an online training program for agency staff and facilitation guidelines for BRAVE Parent presentations. We are eager to share this model with Boys & Girls Clubs, Project Access, and Girls, Inc. to name a few. We are eager to collaborate on this effort to create a K-12 program that can be replicated at all of their locations in Orange County and potentially throughout the nation.


CEO Statement

The Joyful Child is working to codify a scalable model of intervention that empowers children, raises awareness among parents and teaching staff, and promotes best practices related to child safety. The Joyful Child is one of very few organizations in the country that is dedicated to preventing child abduction as well as abuse. Children are victims of all violent crime more so than any other population group. It is conservatively estimated that one in five girls and one in ten boys are sexually abused before the age of 18. Additionally, every year over 800,000 children are reported missing. The devastating impact of childhood trauma has been well documented in terms of health and public safety costs. The Joyful Child works to end violence against children in all of its forms.  By engaging teachers, parents, non-profit partners, and law enforcement agencies in our programs we unite communities in the protection and wonderment of all children.

Our programs empower children, promote parent awareness, and utilize best practices related to child safety. Our success has been in large part due to our ability to utilize existing infrastructure and community partners to train instructors, implement child safety programs, and deploy community volunteers.  By doing so, we have created a platform for generating community awareness by engaging partners that are already committed to child safety, and which exist in every community throughout the nation. These partners include: families, public and private schools, school districts, city governments, law enforcement, neighborhood associations, faith-based organizations, and non-profit partners serving children and families.  It takes a community to keep children safe and we provide the tools, best-practices, and training necessary for them to do so.
By expanding our reach throughout Orange County and encouraging support for the safety and well-being of our children across generations, we have the opportunity to become the first county in the United States where these goals become fully operational. By doing this in a county with such a richly diverse population, we will create a model that will be more readily replicable throughout the country. When we educate and empower adults in every community to be pro-active in prevention, recognize potentially predatory behaviors, and teach their children to make brave, safe, and healthy choices, we can effectively deter predatory crimes and better protect all children.

The Joyful Child Foundation thanks you for considering investing in our vision for a safer world for our children.

Board Chair Statement

As Chairman of the Board for a non-profit organization that seeks to eliminate crimes against children, the challenge is not to convince others that this is a worthy cause.  Most reasonable citizens would agree that this mission is noble and just.  The challenge is to motivate charitable people to act on their instinctual moral consciousness. 
 
Over the last 16 years, The Joyful Child Foundation has raised over $3,000,000, engaged over 700 volunteers, and trained more than 500 teachers and youth-agency staff.  Each partner has been touched by Samantha’s story and inspired by Erin’s spirit to protect all children in Samantha’s memory.  However, as the Foundation has matured, so too have our goals.  In the beginning, our mission was to motivate neighborhoods to unite, mobilize, and become vigilant.  As our work continued to grow, we then looked to engage large community partners like the local Law Enforcement agencies and the Department of Education.  In doing so, we have been able to leverage the scope of our programming and messaging across larger regional domains. 
 
History has been a good teacher for our work.  We have moved from local activism, through policy-making, beyond regional programming, and now towards developing a framework for a national curriculum to be delivered to all children in K-12 public and private schools. 
 
And with this as our highest aspiration, we face our greatest challenge; to move members of communities to take action, in essence, to raise their voice, on behalf of children. When communities unite with one voice, positive action is inevitable.  When action is organized, it drives policy.  When policy is established, compliance becomes the norm.  When our collective conscience demands that protecting children must be our highest priority, then members within each community will stand to ensure that it becomes the norm.  When we invest in children collectively, then we will empower children to be resourceful, resilient, and BRAVE. 
 
As an educator for over 30 years, I have worked with children of all ages in a variety of environments: school settings, after-school programming, summer camp, Sunday school, youth sports - just to name a few.  Something happens when I’m working with children of all ages.  In every moment with them…I am inspired.  I am touched deeply by each child’s future possibilities.  And in their presence, I am suspended from adult worries and captured by their endless imagination, energy, and innocence.  Such purity is God’s creation.  I suppose that is why, in the depths of my heart, I cannot stand idly by in a world that brings pain and suffering to so many children.  In educational circles, there’s a favorite story about starfish that suggests that if you help just one child…it matters to that child. When my days walking the beach are done, I want what we have accomplished to matter to all children. 

Other Ways to Donate/Volunteer

Donations may be made on-line or by mailing a check. Volunteers are needed for special events. Others may be trained to assist teaching BRAVE Workshops for children Parent Presentations to reduce the risk of child sexual abuse, abduction, and violence. Background check required for educational outreach programs.

Geographic Area Served

Central Orange County
West Orange County
South Orange County
North Orange County
South Orange County
South Orange County
The Joyful Child delivers programming throughout Orange County. The following cities have been directly impacted: Westminster, Garden Grove, Stanton, Anaheim, Seal Beach, Fountain Valley, Santa Ana, Huntington Beach, Aliso Viejo, Mission Viejo, Ladera Ranch, San Juan Capistrano, San Clemente, Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, Buena Park, Lake Forest, Tustin, Rancho Santa Margarita, La Habra, and Irvine.

Organization Categories

  1. Youth Development - Youth Development Programs
  2. Education - Elementary & Secondary Schools
  3. Health Care - Public Health

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Programs


Joyful Child Safety Empowerment Programs

The Joyful Child's Be Brave - Be Safe Empowerment Programs are interactive life skills programs designed to promote positive health, personal safety, and resilience skills for students in Kindergarten-12th grade. The New BRAVE Initiative for Community Partners will add a third multi-media model that will enhance our two existing implementation models: 1) school-based, grade-specific curricula for K-6 students to supplement health and physical education as part of the school day; and 2) age-appropriate 90-minute workshops outside of school hours for children designed to address the logistical considerations of partner agencies that serve families in high-risk neighborhoods and transitional living programs. Since our inception, our goal has been to make best-practices for child safety and risk reduction available to every child, parent, and educator. Leveraging digital technology and online learning to simplify implementation and expand our reach is an exciting and essential step toward achieving our mission.
Budget  $150,000.00
Category  Youth Development, General/Other Youth Development, General/Other
Population Served K-12 (5-19 years) Families Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent
Program Short-Term Success 

 In 2015, we trained nearly 100 teachers from the Westminster School District as part of a 3-year implementation model to train all of the District's teachers, and in the year ahead we hope to train more teachers at multiple school sites so that we may also collect more meaningful data and testimonials around changes in school culture and climate when all of the students are being empowered to be brave and safe. 

Through Westminster School District, we will teach 8,000 more students to increase their individual ability to reduce the risk of victimization by providing knowledge and skills about safety in 2015.

100% of our students will know that no one has the right to hurt them. Students will have a plan for what to do if they are lost, threatened by a violent attack, or in an uncomfortable situation. Students will be able to demonstrate at least ten physical defense skills.

 

Program Long-Term Success 

Our long-term goal is for violence, sexual abuse, and abduction prevention education as well as physical defense skills included in the Common Core for Health and Physical Education standards nationwide.   

 

In the interim, our first priority is to successfully launch our programs with the capacity and infrastructure necessary to collect data about our programs that will allow for a robust research study on the program’s efficacy.  The pre/post student evaluations are designed to show any change in a student’s sense of personal safety in the community, at school, or at home, as well as their confidence in handling a variety of situations including emergencies, bullying or threats of violence, and inappropriate touch.

 


Program Success Monitored By 

The Joyful Child uses pre and post evaluations for students, as well as post-surveys for teachers and parents.  We are also inviting students and teachers to participate in focus groups to collect candid feedback about the programs.  We will continue to collect this data and will be able to compare it to the data we collected when delivering other prevention education programs in the past. 

Examples of Program Success 

Student surveys indicate significant increases in knowledge and confidence around personal safety. After the initial Teacher Training, surveys indicated that over 90% of the teachers felt the curriculum was user-friendly, they felt competent teaching the curriculum and they did not think the time required was prohibitive.  The teachers felt it was very important that many lesson activities are linked to Common Core standards and they welcome more multi-media content.

Comments from parent surveys include:

“Thank you for teaching these important skills to our children!” 

“The Adult Education presentation encouraged me to confront a family member who has been making my daughter uncomfortable.”

“My child learned a lot and now we can talk about safety in a way I didn’t know how to before. Thank you.”

Comments from student surveys include: 
 
"I learned no one has the right to hurt me and I can stop someone if I am scared."
 
I learned.."to stay away from random people who make me uncomfortable." 
 
I learned.."to not let anyone hurt me."
 
"I liked the moves." 
 
 

Adult Education for Child Protection

The Joyful Child’s Adult Education for Child Protection cultivates awareness of predatory crimes against children and offers specific steps to reduce the risk of victimization and encourages ongoing prevention education in communities.  We offer the following one-hour presentations for adults:

 

1.  Preventing Crimes Against Children

OBJECTIVE:  To provide adults with an overview of crimes against children in America and specific steps to reduce the risk of violence against children as well as information about what to do and expect should a child go missing.  Also, to provide adults with information about typical tactics and behaviors of child molesters and abductors so that they can better recognize and respond to potentially dangerous people or situations. 

  

 

Joyful Child Ambassadors

The Joyful Child Foundation trains Ambassadors to deliver this presentation on their own or as an introduction to the children’s empowerment programs.

Budget  $50,000
Category  Youth Development, General/Other Youth Development, General/Other
Population Served Adults Families Victims
Program Short-Term Success 

Studies have shown that it is human nature to defend yourself and your children, but that instinct can be undermined by habitually followed social conventions.  The Joyful Child’s programs encourage adults to trust their instincts and act accordingly even when an explanation cannot be articulated.  The short-term impact of our Adult Education for Child Protection presentations is an increase in awareness and vigilance.  We also aim to inspire adults to be brave advocates for children, so we are delighted to have over 60% of parents indicate that they are more likely to say something if someone’s behavior toward their child makes them uncomfortable.  As said earlier, over 90% of parents who attend our presentations subsequently register their child for one of our programs.  We believe that giving children and parents verbiage for communicating about personal safety is critical both to safety as well as healthy family relationships, and the child’s development.

Program Long-Term Success 

Adult participants will have increased knowledge and awareness about predatory crimes against children as well as specific steps they can take to better protect the children in their community. 5% of attendees will later become Ambassadors or Instructors; 20% of participants will elect to attend additional training opportunities; 95% of participants will elect to register their child/children in programs.  Studies of sex offenders indicate that over 90% of them intentionally ingratiate themselves to the families of their potential victims in order to gain legitimate access and authority to manipulate the child.  By empowering adults to better recognize typical grooming behaviors and tactics, fewer children will be victims of sexual abuse and abduction.  By providing opportunities for parents to be further trained to promote prevention education in the community, we will exponentially increase our capacity to reach more families.

Program Success Monitored By  As a consultant to the Orange County Department of Education for Abduction Prevention Education, The Joyful Child administered pre and post assessments at all parent education presentations for the first two years of implementation.  The results were overwhelmingly positive and as a result we were told to switch to using only a post-survey after the presentations.  The post-surveys also give some insight into how the Ambassadors are doing in presenting the information.  We aim to see over 90% of attendees satisfied that they learned information and specific things that they can do to help prevent crimes against children.
Examples of Program Success 

The results of two years worth of pre/post assessments were overwhelmingly positive with at least a 10% increase in knowledge about crimes against children and the following comments about how participating in the presentation will change their behavior: 

“Be aware of our environment and those who are close to the family”

“Be aware and be a part of it.”

“Be informed and teach my children”

“I’m going to talk with my children about what I learned today.”

“Help my community out more to make sure the kids are safe.”

“Make a child safety ID Kit”

“The Adult Education presentation encouraged me to confront a family member who has been making my daughter uncomfortable.”

“Keep my eyes open to my surroundings. Call the police if I see something abnormal.”


Management


CEO/Executive Director Erin D Runnion
CEO Term Start Oct 2002
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience

Erin Runnion is committed to sharing information and tools that can empower children and adults to work together to prevent childhood victimization and protect the joy of every child.  In addition to the roles below, she is a founding member of The Surviving Parents Coalition and a proud Board Member of the National Association to Protect Children.  Both organizations are dedicated to legislative advocacy for child victims.  Erin is also a member of the California Child Abduction Task Force and the Children's Justice Act Task Force, both under the Governor's Office of Emergency Services.

As the Founding Director of The Joyful Child, Erin is a highly respected spokesperson, inspiring a national dialogue about our collective responsibility to keep children safe.  Erin developed the Samantha’s PRIDE Neighborhood Child Protection and Awareness Program, a train-the-trainers Ambassador program for The Joyful Child’s Adult Education for Child Protection series, and wrote the Be Brave - Be Safe K-6 Curriculum and BRAVE Teacher Training. 

Honors include The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children’s 2003 Hope Award; A Certificate of Valor from The Department of Justice; People Magazine’s 2004 Heroes Among Us Award; Redbook Magazine’s 2005 Mothers and Shakers honor, and multiple state, county, city commendations. In 2013 Erin was honored with Child Help’s “Children’s Friend Award” and an annual award for Outstanding Public Service from theDelta Kappa Gamma Society for Key Women Educators – International.

Erin was certified as an instructor for both the radKIDS and RADWomen's Self Defense programs. 

Erin holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Hampshire College, Amherst MA 1998

 
 

Former CEOs and Terms

Name Start End
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Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
Julia Helgeson Director of Programs & Operations

Non-Profit Experience                

  • Team Spiridon,  Austin, TX;  Director of Marketing and Business Development
  • Local Outreach Ministry, Mariners Church, Mission Viejo, CA; Program Development Leader
  • Katrina Relief Advisory Board, Mariners Church, Irvine, CA; Board Member
  • HopeBuilders, Mariners Church, Irvine, CA; Teen Challenge Makeover; Logistics Leader
  • Katrina Relief Operations, Metairie, LA; Operations Team; Advisor 

Legal Experience                       

Public School/Education Law, California; Attorney, Business, Property, Construction, Facilities and Finance

Education:                    

The University of Texas at Austin School Of Law, J.D.

The University of California at Los Angeles, B.A. Political Science  

 

Erin Runnion Executive Director --
V Tse Horiuchi Program and Events Coordinator --

Awards

Award Awarding Organization Year
Recognition LA County Board of Supervisors 2009
Recognition US House of Representatives 2008
Recognition CA Legislature 2007
Hope Award National Center for Missing & Exploited Children 2004
Certifiicate of Valor US Department of Justice 2003

Affiliations

Affiliation Year
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External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
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Collaborations

The Joyful Child is working with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Garden Grove, the OC High School for the Arts and other collaborators on the new multi-media model for the BRAVE Initiative. Currently, we have agreements in place to provide BRAVE Workshops to families served by Project Access, Women's Transitional Living Center, Cornucopia Services, the Stanton Family Resource Center, Centers Against Sexual Assault of SW Riverside and Perris, SafeHouse of Riverside, the Los Angeles, Riverside, and San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Departments. The Joyful Child has also provided BRAVE programming to American Family Housing, New Directions for Women, and Orange County Rescue Mission.

Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 3
Number of Part Time Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 124
Number of Contract Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % 100%
Staff Professional Development Yes

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 1
Caucasian: 2
Hispanic/Latino: --
Native American/American Indian: 92,685
Other: 0
Other (if specified): 0
Gender Female: 3
Male: 0
Not Specified 0

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 3
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Organization Policies And Procedures Yes
Business Continuity of Operations Plan Yes

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 No Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency N/A Annually
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually

Government Licenses

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CEO Comments

The Joyful Child Foundation trains teachers, non-profit partners, and law enforcement professionals to be Ambassadors and Instructors sharing our programs.  We also train a small group of individuals to directly assist in our outreach efforts and grant-supported programs.  Most of our instructors deliver our programs as volunteers. To ensure accountability, we offer a stipend to those delivering programs under grant-supported projects.  We have several instructors with over 10 years of experience whom we trained to be mentors to new volunteers. Most of our administrative tasks are handled by our staff and supported by several volunteers who come into our office weekly. The Joyful Child would like to hire a part-time bookkeeper, a full-time program development coordinator, and a qualified donor-relations specialist to design and implement a long-term resource development plan.

Foundation Comments

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Governance


Board Chair Mr. Arthur Cummins Ed.D.
Board Chair Company Affiliation Director, Student Services Garden Grove Unified School District
Board Chair Term July 2009 - Dec 2019
Board Co-Chair David Carr
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation Del Mar Lighting Company
Board Co-Chair Term Mar 2011 - Mar 2017

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Arthur Cummins Ed.D. Orange County Office of Education Voting
Jason Demas Broadcom Voting
Kenneth Donnelly Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Voting
Pat Helgeson Newport Equities Voting
Josh Ivey Adorn Group Voting
Allison Lusk-Mauvezin Community Volunteer Voting
Allison Martin Newmeyer & Dillion, LLP Voting
Carrie O'Malley Irvine Transportation Commissioner Voting
Mike Smith Exemplis Voting
Daryl Tallon Farmer's Insurance Voting

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Youth Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Additional Board Members and Affiliations

Name Company Affiliations Status
David Carr Del Mar Lighting --
Sherry Colgan Stone -- --
Laura Diaz Fox 11 News --
Andrew Dorchester Dorchester Group --
Francisco Fonseca Francisco's Automotive --
Darla Kitchen Westminster School District --
David McNeil -- --
Debbie Nguyen -- --
Debbie Nguyen Debbie Nguyen Agency --
Lisa Preciado Westminster School District --
Jerry Ristrom INCO Commercial NonVoting
Joan Rullo -- --
Melinda Runnion Retired --
Melisa Sayles -- --
Kendie Schlecht Newmeyer & Dillion Law Firm --
Melissa Smith California Virtual Academies --
Don Taft C&H Testing --
Nicole Varner Orue Orange County District Attorney's Office --
Jannell Violi Orange County Department of Education --

Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 10
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): 0
Gender Female: 3
Male: 7
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 4
Board Meeting Attendance % 90%
Written Board Selection Criteria Yes
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Yes
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions 100%
Board Orientation Yes

CEO Comments

The Joyful Child Board of Directors is committed to building the Board with other dedicated community leaders who offer diverse perspectives and expertise.  

The Joyful Child’s Board of Directors is committed to bringing the BRAVE Initiative and the content of the Be Brave - Be Safe Empowerment Program online with new, short, multi-media lessons, because we recognize the relevance of digital learning in today’s world and building a library of professionally produced lessons has the potential to exponentially increase our positive impact and better protect thousands of our most vulnerable children. May we empower every child to be a joyful child.

Foundation Comments

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Standing Committees

  • Advisory Board / Advisory Council
  • Board Development / Board Orientation
  • Communications / Promotion / Publicity / Public Relations
  • Special Events (Golf Tournament, Walk / Run, Silent Auction, Dinner / Gala)
  • Strategic Planning / Strategic Direction

Financials


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2017 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2016 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2015 (%)

Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2019 to Dec 31, 2019
Projected Revenue $305,000.00
Projected Expenses $305,000.00
Form 990s

2017 Joyful Child Form 990

2016 Joyful Child IRS 990

2015 Joyful Child IRS Form 990

2014 Joyful Child IRS 990

2013 Form 990

Audit Documents

2019 Letter regading audited financial statement

Audited Financials [2]

IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Total Revenue $402,554 $292,705 $193,929
Total Expenses $370,058 $259,688 $209,467

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Revenue By Revenue Source
Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$369,526 $292,705 $193,929
Government Contributions $0 $0 $0
    Federal -- -- --
    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified $0 $0 --
Individual Contributions -- -- --
Indirect Public Support $0 $0 --
Earned Revenue $33,028 $0 --
Investment Income, Net of Losses $0 $0 --
Membership Dues $0 $0 --
Special Events $0 $0 --
Revenue In-Kind $0 $0 --
Other $0 $0 --

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Expense By Type
Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Program Expense $351,718 $255,860 $179,312
Administration Expense $18,340 $3,828 $30,155
Fundraising Expense $0 $0 --
Payments to Affiliates $0 $0 --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 1.09 1.13 0.93
Program Expense/Total Expenses 95% 99% 86%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 0% 0% 0%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Total Assets $101,532 $69,036 $36,018
Current Assets $101,532 $69,036 --
Long-Term Liabilities $0 $0 --
Current Liabilities $0 $0 --
Total Net Assets $101,532 $69,036 $36,018

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities inf inf nan

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 0% 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 -
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Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes

CEO Comments

In accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), the organization's financial statements and records are prepared by a CPA and made available upon request.  Since the Foundation raises approximately $300,000 annually, the added expense and additional time demands of an audited financial statement have been prohibitive.  The Joyful Child intends to hire administrative support to help manage the auditing process when it is financially feasible.  In the meantime, The Joyful Child has submitted our financial data to Guidestar since our inception and is transparent with financial records.

Foundation Comments

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

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