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Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary

 29322 Modjeska Canyon Road
 Silverado, CA 92676
[P] (714) 649-2760
[F] --
[email protected]
Marcella Gilchrist
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Organization DBA Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary
Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years Yes
Employer Identification Number 95-2081258 00001



Mission StatementMORE »

Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary has a dual mission-to support science and environmental education and to act as a sanctuary for the preservation of native habitat and wildlife. 


Mission Statement

Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary has a dual mission-to support science and environmental education and to act as a sanctuary for the preservation of native habitat and wildlife. 


FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year 2019
Projected Expenses $230,000.00
Projected Revenue $250,000.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Habitat Protection and Discovery
  • Outdoor Education Program
  • STEM Education and Laboratory
  • Public Education Program
  • Interpretive Program

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Mission Statement

Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary has a dual mission-to support science and environmental education and to act as a sanctuary for the preservation of native habitat and wildlife. 


Background Statement

Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary was dedicated to the Audubon Society as a wildlife preserve and public park in 1939 by Benjamin Tucker. In 1969, the facility was donated to California State University, Fullerton. Tucker's goal is to introduce its visitors to Orange County's native habitats and to ignite their interest in individual and community stewardship of our natural resources. Whether exploring, learning, or just relaxing, the facility offers visitors and students a rural, natural setting less than 10 miles from urban Orange County, California. The Sanctuary boasts a Natural Science Center with interactive exhibits, live animals, native animal taxidermy, and children’s activities. Our Native Plant Nursery sells drought tolerant plants that aid homeowners in their water conservation efforts. Souvenirs, books, gift items and snacks are available at the Gift Shop.

Our three nature trails offer visitors astounding views and a close up look at several native habitats. The Chaparral Trail winds through both chaparral and coastal sage scrub habitats. The Oakwood Trail provides handicap access to the Sanctuary’s most diverse nature trail. This easy trail leads visitors along a seasonal creek bordered by lush riparian habitat where willows and mulefat provide shelter for Western Ground Squirrels and numerous species of birds. Enjoy the two ponds along the trail, home to Red-Eared Slider Turtles, Koi, and several species of frogs and toads. Our Sensory Garden Trail highlights plants that appeal to your sense of smell, sight, touch, and sound. 

Renowned for its exceptional birding, the Sanctuary attracts birders of all experience levels. A secluded bird observation porch offers guests a chance to sit and observe the abundant bird species that visit here. The grounds also include an 80-seat amphitheater, picnic areas under a canopy of Coast Live Oak trees, and shaded park benches throughout. The amphitheater and picnic areas can be reserved for weddings, group activities, or social events. Contact [email protected] for more information.

The Sanctuary serves as a research center and an outdoor education facility. Students gain first-hand knowledge of the natural environment. We host school tours for K-12 and college level students. Guided tours are also available for Scouts, senior groups and other social organizations.


Impact Statement

Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary's primary focus is our Outdoor Education Program. The Program offers guided tours for visiting K-8 students that align to California State Science Standards. Students tour four distinct habitats, are introduced to the native plants and wildlife of the region, and interact with live animals. Over the last year, we have added opportunities for students to participate in STEM-related activities that challenge them to seek solutions to today's environmental issues.   

The public education portion of Program provides learning opportunities for Sanctuary visitors, both youths and adults. This year, we expanded our programing to include family-based learning, evening programs, guided hikes, birding events, adult classes, and back-to-nature activities.
The Sanctuary also provides valuable educational opportunities for our visitors. There are numerous interpretive signs along our trails highlighting native wildlife, habitats, and ecological concepts. Additional signage was added during the last year with topics related to watersheds, geology, and environmental stewardship. Take home literature has been added for birders, native plant enthusiasts, and children. Our social media efforts have increased and Tucker is now reaching more online visitors than ever before. 

Our plans for the next year include the implementation of the new in-class programs for K-6 students. Teachers who cannot bring their students for a field trip to Tucker will be able to have Tucker staff with props, activities, and lessons come to their classrooms. We will continue to increase our public education programs to include guest lecturers from CSUF, local non-profits, and wildlife protection groups. We are also adding more interpretive signage depicting fun facts about insects and we are developing a Wildlife Discovery Trail with information for children and adults. 


Needs Statement

Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary's most pressing need is to raise $20,000 annually to fully fund our scholarship program for K-6 school field trips to Tucker. Our scholarships provide busing funds for low income schools as well as assistance with program fees for over 2,500 students annually. Continued development of our Interpretive Signage Program is also a priority for Tucker. Outdoor signage provides important learning opportunities for our guests. Plans for 2018 include the completion of a large display on local wildlife and the upgrade of hands-on activities for children to our existing displays. Costs for the project will be $18,000.  Finally, our 90th anniversary is approaching in 2019, and we are planning a year-long celebration that will include more public education than ever. Attendance to our events will increase Tucker's exposure, maximize our funding opportunities, and provide volunteer opportunities for hundreds of Sanctuary supporters.


CEO Statement

Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary (TWS) is unique in so many ways, beginning with the fact that it is a part of Cal State Fullerton. As an off-site education/research center, it has access to the university's depth of resources and Tucker's K-university and public education programs align with and support the university's mission to inspire learning. Unlike other environmental education facilities typically located in a city park, TWS is located in Modjeska Canyon, adjacent to the Cleveland National Forest where native wildlife and birds can be seen everyday. 

Tucker provides an array of educational programs ranging from K-8 school field trips to a variety of programs for the general public, such as birding or Native American uses of native plants. University/college students from 9 institutions frequently visit the sanctuary as a part of a class or research project. The Natural Science Center provides visitors an up-close look at native wildlife and habitat through its various exhibits. With more than 90 species of birds, the bird observation porch is always a favorite stop for guests of all ages. 

Board Chair Statement


Other Ways to Donate/Volunteer

Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary gratefully accepts cash, check and credit card donations, as well as in-kind gifts on-site at 29322 Modjeska Canyon Road, Silverado 92676.  Online donations are accepted at Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary is a unique facility which offers varied volunteer opportunities for all ages and abilities. Volunteers have several ways to share their special interests and talents. From working in our Natural Science Center, to helping maintain the grounds or greenhouse, leading nature hikes, or assisting in the office, there are many ways to join the over 250 supporters who volunteer at Tucker annually. A description of volunteer opportunities is available on our website.  Potential volunteers may inquire at Tucker or fill out an interest form online.  

Geographic Area Served

Central Orange County
West Orange County
South Orange County
North Orange County

Tucker's target area served is Orange County, however Tucker does work with visiting schools from Los Angeles and Riverside Counties. Many of Tucker's public visitors are local but some are out of state visitors who find information about Tucker through AAA, our website, or word of mouth.

Organization Categories

  1. Education - Universities
  2. Environment - Environmental Education
  3. Education - Elementary & Secondary Schools



Habitat Protection and Discovery

Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary was set aside in 1939, primarily for the purpose of preserving the habitat for wildlife use. As directed by Mr. Tucker at the time, the birds continue to be fed at the Sanctuary. Extensive work goes into maintaining native plant species diversity and removal of nonnative plants in the riparian, oak woodland, coastal sage scrub, and chaparral habitats found in the facility. Tucker promotes scientific research and environmental education that is focused on the protection of native plants and wildlife. Our citizen science projects allow our guests to participate in bird, wildlife, and water monitoring. Our hands-on nature center exhibits and Habitat Discovery Trail encourage exploration of our natural world. Guests can visit our bird porch and observe resident and migrant birds, exhibits help them locate tracks and other signs of wildlife, or guests can shop our Native Plant Nursery for plants and ideas to start their own backyard habitat at home.

Budget  $24,750.00
Category  Education, General/Other Education, General/Other
Population Served Families Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) Adults
Program Short-Term Success 

Tucker’s goal of protecting native habitats and encouraging public understanding of the natural world will result in a change of behavior in our visitors. The most immediate results can be seen as in increase in onsite donations and volunteers. Visitors that are inspired by our efforts will want to do something for the wildlife and habitats. Visitors with busy lifestyles that don’t allow them time to volunteer often donate cash or in-kind products so that we may continue our efforts. Others volunteer their time or their services. Tucker has experienced an annual increase in donations and volunteer hours each year. We hope to maintain this trend by inspiring people to participate in habitat protection projects, either at Tucker or a preserve near their home.    

Program Long-Term Success 

Tucker’s ultimate goal is to promote long term environmental stewardship. We strive to maintain good quality habitat for the wildlife while balancing our efforts with education. By increasing our visitor understanding of nature, we will enable them to become more informed citizens. They will be better prepared to understand the environmental challenges of the decades to come. An overwhelming number of Tucker’s visitors recount their childhood visits to the Sanctuary. Our goal is to perpetuate that continuity; to provide experiences that inspire people long into the future. By providing an educational facility where visitors, especially children, can explore our native habitats and learn about the wildlife that inhabits our local mountains, we hope visitors will build a personal connection to nature.

Program Success Monitored By  The measure of success for any habitat protection effort is that the wildlife uses the area. Our volunteer citizen monitoring project has tracked bird diversity at Tucker for over seven years. Each year, over 90 species of birds use Tucker as a residence, a migratory stopover site, or a breeding site. Numerous native mammal and reptile species can be found at Tucker, including foxes, deer, squirrels, bobcats, snakes, newts, and lizards. Animal tracking activities are part of our public education programing. Each year, we host a hugely popular public educational event about the bats found at the Sanctuary. College level research projects have included post-fire regrowth, soil sampling, seed distribution, hummingbird activity, reptile diversity, and more.   
Examples of Program Success 

Birding has become the fastest growing outdoor sport in the nation. Birds help us connect to the wildlands; we marvel at their flight abilities, and they bring song and beauty to our world. Millions of dollars are spent locally on bird feeding supplies, bird viewing equipment, and outings to local bird watching sites. Orange Coast Magazine has chosen Tucker as Orange County’s “Best Birding Spot”. Bird sightings at Tucker are continually listed on local birding websites. Each year, Tucker is an Audubon Society Christmas Bird Count site. Tucker has become a must visit for many out-of-state birders.

Outdoor Education Program

Located in one of the few remaining wild and rural areas of Orange County, Tucker provides students a chance to experience native habitats first hand. Every year thousands of K-7 school children, Scouts, and other groups participate in field classes at Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary. Students are rewarded with a unique opportunity to explore outside the classroom and enjoy hands-on experience with nature. Our Outdoor Education Program is based on the California State Core Curriculum standards. Our presentations focus on the natural history of native Orange County plants and wildlife with the aim of fostering a deeper respect for animals and their habitats. The Program includes a Busing Scholarship that provides funds for busing students to Tucker from low-income Title 1 schools.

Budget  $60,200.00
Category  Education, General/Other Education, General/Other
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) Children Only (5 - 14 years) Families
Program Short-Term Success 

Thousands of students from numerous schools and organizations throughout Orange County participate in tours at Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary. Typical tour topics include fire ecology, native plants and animals, bird observation techniques, Native American use of natural resources, water conservation, and Endangered Species. Hike-based tours last about two hours and students often spend additional time in our Natural Science Center or Field Laboratory. 

Program Long-Term Success 

Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary is in a unique position to have a significant and long lasting impact on Orange County’s youth. Environmental education must begin at an early age. Sadly, fear of nature has somehow spread through our generation, a generation raised on family hikes and camping vacations, to affect our children in ways we are just beginning to understand. One thing we do know; if children do not appreciate and respect nature, they will care little about becoming responsible stewards of our natural environment. Tucker’s Outdoor Education Program seeks to develop a sense of connection to nature in Orange County’s youth. Our hike-based Program is based on hands-on experiences and cross-curricular subjects designed to get children back to the basics of understanding nature. It is our hope that if we reach out to these children in a way that is meaningful and fun, tomorrow’s environmental caretakers may emerge from among them. 

Program Success Monitored By 

Tucker’s Outdoor Education Program. Program success is monitored by several methods, primarily, pre-and-post testing of students on subject literacy. Monitoring will also track the number of classrooms visiting each year; number of students taught; teacher feedback; and returning classroom visits.

Examples of Program Success 

Tucker's Outdoor Education Program includes a Busing Scholarship that provides funds to Title 1 low-income schools to bring students to Tucker for an outdoor field trip. To date, Tucker has supplied 48 buses to Orange County public schools. Over 3,800 K-6 students have attended field trips on buses paid for by Tucker.  These students have had a great appreciation for the opportunity to interact with nature during their classroom field trip; an opportunity that rarely presents itself without funding assistance.

STEM Education and Laboratory

Tucker is developing a STEM-Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics- Education Program complete with an Environmental Science Laboratory. The Program consists of inquiry-based, team activities designed to get children back to the basics of understanding nature. Topics and activities will include environmental monitoring, population ecology, species identification, team observational events, peer education, and more. Tucker’s Laboratory will include equipment for scientific research such as digital microscopes, GPS units, electronic monitoring devices, and more. Students will work in teams, exploring and discovering the natural world as part of their class tours at Tucker. The Laboratory will be opened to the public as an extension of our Natural Science Center. Displays and hands-on exhibits will engage visitors in environmental monitoring projects. The Program will also include Teacher Workshops designed to provide teachers an introduction to outdoor STEM education.     

Budget  $43,560.00
Category  Education, General/Other Education, General/Other
Population Served Families
Program Short-Term Success 

STEM practices are designed to improve under-represented minority and low-income student achievements and increase high school graduation rates by providing them access to inquiry-based, interactive curriculum that, in the past, has been reserved for gifted programs. Over one-half of Tucker’s visiting school students are from low-income Title 1 schools. Most students that visit Tucker have had a basic education in caring for the environment through recycling, conserving water, and growing plants. Engaging the students in in a way that supports the current trend in STEM education will motivate them to care for the environment in other ways. Students will learn of human interconnectedness with the natural world and recognize the effects of human impacts on the environment. Introducing these students to the natural world with technology-based activities will expand student awareness of possible career options in environmental science.

Program Long-Term Success 

Introduction to STEM curriculum at an early age will give Orange County youths a competitive edge in the future of technological development and in the jobs of tomorrow that will require high-skilled, technologically advanced workers. Encouraging students to take an interest in the natural world can also be achieved using STEM subjects. Integrating STEM into the outdoor educational experience will serve several purposes. First, students will connect to nature in a way that cannot be achieved in a classroom. They will conduct opened experiments that provide them with an understanding of the interconnectedness of the natural world. Secondly, students will gain knowledge of how technology and science is applied in the field. Lastly, students will increase their STEM-related literacy. The Program will also strengthen the skills of teachers through additional training in science, mathematics and technology. A public Laboratory will provide opportunities to engage families in STEM education.  

Program Success Monitored By 

Tucker will complete development and begin implementation of its STEM Program in fall 2015. A STEM-based program option will be available to visiting schools as part of Tucker’s Outdoor Education Program. Program success will be monitored by several methods, primarily, pre-and-post testing of students on subject literacy. Monitoring will also track the number of classrooms visiting each year; number of students taught; teacher feedback; and returning classroom visits.

Examples of Program Success 

 Tucker has successfully offered STEM activities as part of our Public Education Program. Our Citizen Science Monitoring, conducted each Friday for over five years, uses hands-on technology, mathematics, and scientific concepts to monitor water quality in Santiago Creek, bird species diversity and density, and plant species diversity at Tucker. Volunteers from Scout and other organizations, senior care facilities, 7-12 and college classes, and the general public have participated in monitoring activities. The data gathered by the Program volunteers provides baseline data on the quality of the habitat at Tucker and the surrounding area and guides our habitat protection efforts.

Public Education Program

Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary’s Public Education Programing includes two large fundraisers each year, Summerfest and Batnight. These popular programs include live animals, hands-on activities, guest speakers, and cross-curricular educational opportunities. Our Critter Scene Investigators, Native American Cultures, and our Citizen Science Programs are also popular programs. Tucker staff conducts weekend naturalist lead hikes that are geared toward families and provide general knowledge of our natural world. Special Guest speakers also offer fun learning for Orange County families. Adult and older youth educational opportunities at the Sanctuary include birding, native plant gardening, general ecology, and more. Tucker is committed to expanding its calendar of public educational programming to include one additional large scale fundraiser, a summer camp for youths, an evening lecture series, art and music events, and science days.

Budget  $26,400.00
Category  Education, General/Other Education & Technology
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) Children Only (5 - 14 years) Families
Program Short-Term Success 

Tucker is currently putting together a calendar of public programs to engage Orange County families in outdoor education. As we move forward with our planning, we seek suggestions from our guests for program topics that will interest them. We plan to triple the number of educational events we offer to the public beginning Summer 2015. We anticipate a similar increase in the number of visitors to Tucker.

Program Long-Term Success 

As an extension facility of California State University, Fullerton, Tucker shares it commitment to excellence in education. In addition to supporting CSUF student research, Tucker provides educational opportunities to visiting colleges, K-7 schools, organized groups, and the public. Our Public Education Program offers cross-curricular activities that are designed to engage Orange County families in exploration of the natural world. We seek to introduce families to the educational, scientific, recreational, and aesthetical value of the few remaining wildlands of Orange County. We hope to inspire a sense of respect for wildlife and habitat, a sense of responsibility for their protection, and actions that provide good stewardship of our natural resources.      

Program Success Monitored By 

Tucker's Public Education Program success is monitored by attendance and visitor surveys. Ticket sales, donations, and purchases are tracked for each event.

Examples of Program Success 

Tucker expanded its Public Education Program in 2014. We offered more weekend events and adult/older youth programs than ever before. Over 2,000 people attended our large fundraising events last year. Proceeds from the events goes to supporting our Busing Scholarship Program which funds buses for low-income school fieldtrips to Tucker. Nearly every weekend program we offered filled our amphitheater seating. Our birding hikes were well attended and our children's holiday craft events were very successful at introducing first time families to Tucker.     

Interpretive Program

The National Association of Interpretation defines interpretation as “A communication process that forges emotional and intellectual connections between the interests of the audience and the meanings inherent in the resource.” Nature interpretation is the focus of daily activities at Tucker. A qualified staff of naturalists interacts with visiting guests, engaging them in nature-based conversation. Our Interpretive Program includes permanent signage, props, hands-on activities, and take-home literature.

Budget  $18,500.00
Category  Education, General/Other Education, General/Other
Population Served Families Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) Children Only (5 - 14 years)
Program Short-Term Success 

As an educational facility, Tucker's short-term success can be achieved in simple conversation with our visitors. Visitors to Tucker learn about the environment through conversation, reading signs, handling props, or participating in hands-on activities. If Tucker staff have effectively engaged our visitors they will return. Often, return visitors offer to volunteer at Tucker or seek our suggestions in ways they can help the environment at or near their home.        

Program Long-Term Success 

Tucker’s Interpretive Program addresses the need to develop a sense of connection to nature in Orange County’s citizenry. Our goal is to help visitors relate to the environment; to promote a skill (wildlife observation) that will enhance the visitor’s future experience in the out of doors; to dispel fear and myths about our environment; and to instill in visitors a sense of caring for the environment. to help visitors relate to our environment; to promote a skill (wildlife observation) that will enhance the visitor’s future experience in the out of doors; to dispel fear and myths about our environment; and to instill in visitors a sense of caring for the environment.

Program Success Monitored By 

The success of Tucker’s Interpretive Program is clear in the dedication of its volunteers. As Interpreters we strive to connect people to nature. Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary has been the site of 36 Eagle Scout Projects and over a dozen Girl Scout Silver and Gold Award Projects in the last five years. Volunteer groups from the Scouts, schools, churches, senior care facilities, and other organized groups have successfully restored six acres of native habitat that was severely impacted by nonnative vegetation. Tucker has hosted employee volunteer events for Disney, Microsoft, and others. Tucker has a core group of volunteers that works with us regularly. In addition, over 250 people volunteer each year to help with planting, weeding, maintenance, clerical, artwork, and more.  A log is maintained of volunteer hours. We track our success by the publication of news articles about Tucker. Numerous articles about Tucker have appeared in OC Register and various around town and parenting magazines 

Examples of Program Success 

At Tucker, we are proud to be a step in a learning process that helps young students prepare for their future careers. Many times young visitors have discovered or perpetuated their connection to nature along the trails at Tucker. They have dedicated themselves to our purpose through Scout projects, internships, part time positions, or volunteerism. Tucker staff has seen our young associates continue on to CSUF, UCLA, Berkeley, Oregon State, St. Mary’s, and more. Some have found careers in the U.S. Forest Service, the County of Orange, various interpretive centers and some have moved on to participate in research projects abroad. We look forward to fostering an appreciation to the natural world in all of our guest and are particularly pleased at the opportunity to help Orange County youths reach their goals.


CEO/Executive Director Mrs. Meg Sandquist
CEO Term Start Sept 2015
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience Meg Sandquist joined Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary as Director in 2015.  She has an MS in Biology from Georgetown University and a BA in Biology from Smith College.  Meg's background in science education spans from film research at National Geographic to radio at Earth & Sky, museum exhibit development, and informal science education at Ocean Institute and Pacific Marine Mammal Center.  She has a wide range of experience in nonprofit administration, fundraising and programs.  Most recently, she worked at Laguna Canyon Foundation as Executive Director and Special Projects Manager.  She is an adjunct faculty member at Irvine Valley College.  

Former CEOs and Terms

Name Start End
Ms. Karon Cornell 2003 2015
Mr. Bill Dickerson 1981 2011

Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
Ms. Marcella Gilchrist Site Manager --


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Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 1
Number of Part Time Staff 11
Number of Volunteers 23
Number of Contract Staff 1
Staff Retention Rate % 75%
Staff Professional Development Yes

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 11
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 1
Other: 0
Other (if specified): 0
Gender Female: 6
Male: 6
Not Specified 0

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has Strategic Plan? Under Development
Years Strategic Plan Considers --
Management Succession Plan No
Organization Policies And Procedures Yes
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 --

Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? No
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency No N/A

Government Licenses


CEO Comments


Foundation Comments



Board Chair Ms. Caroline Ben
Board Chair Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
Board Chair Term Mar 2014 - Mar 2016
Board Co-Chair Mr. Willem van der Pol
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation CSUF, Physical Plant Director
Board Co-Chair Term Oct 2014 - Oct 2016

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Ms. Caroline Ben community volunteer Voting
Mr. Gregory Dyment Director, Arboretum Voting
Mr. John Hasting Community Volunteer NonVoting
Mr. Michael Karg CSUF Resource Development Voting
Ms. Janet McNeil Community Volunteer Voting
Ms. Sylvia Milagro Administrative Assistant NonVoting
Ms. Lea Petersen Community Volunteer Voting
Mr. Willem van der Pol Director, Physical Plant 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
Dr. Joel Abraham -- --
Dr. Bill Hoese CSUF Professor NonVoting
Dr. Paul Stapp -- --

Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 7
Hispanic/Latino: 1
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): 0
Gender Female: 4
Male: 4
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 3
Board Meeting Attendance % 60%
Written Board Selection Criteria Under Development
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Under Development
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 66%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions 50%
Board Orientation No

CEO Comments


Foundation Comments


Standing Committees



Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2015 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2014 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2013 (%)

Fiscal Year July 01, 2018 to June 30, 2019
Projected Revenue $250,000.00
Projected Expenses $230,000.00
Form 990s

2016 CSUASC 990

2015 CSFPF 990

2014 CSFPF 990

2013 CSFPF 990

Audit Documents

2012 CSUFasc-audit


IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
Total Revenue $247,705 $218,243 $205,241
Total Expenses $201,213 $219,581 $178,277

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Revenue By Revenue Source
Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
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Government Contributions $130,735 $130,700 $131,700
    Federal -- -- --
    State -- -- --
    Local $130,735 $130,700 $131,700
    Unspecified -- -- --
Individual Contributions $37,776 $20,842 $15,000
Indirect Public Support -- -- --
Earned Revenue $51,317 $46,430 $40,688
Investment Income, Net of Losses $3,470 $2,819 $1,900
Membership Dues -- -- --
Special Events $20,857 $17,451 $15,953
Revenue In-Kind -- -- --
Other -- -- --

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Expense By Type
Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
Program Expense $124,611 $100,700 $120,476
Administration Expense $76,602 $118,881 $57,801
Fundraising Expense -- -- --
Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 1.23 0.99 1.15
Program Expense/Total Expenses 62% 46% 68%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 0% 0% 0%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
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Current Assets -- -- --
Long-Term Liabilities -- -- --
Current Liabilities -- -- --
Total Net Assets -- -- --

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities nan nan nan

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets nan% nan% nan%
Endowment Value $200,000.00
Spending Policy Income Only
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

This organization is fiscally sponsored by California State University Fullerton Philanthropic Foundation. The financial data provided in the charts and graphs for the previous three years reflects this organization's operations, while the posted audits and 990s reflect the Cal State University Fullerton Philanthropic Foundation. Foundation/corporate and individual contributions are combined under Foundation and Corporation Contributions. Summary financial data is per the financials and consultation with the organization.


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