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Save Our Youth

 2045 Meyer Place, Building E
 Costa Mesa, CA 92627
[P] (949) 5483255 x 5483255
[F] (949) 5483255
www.save-our-youth.org
[email protected]
Penelope Agosta
FOUNDED: 1993
INCORPORATED: 1994
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Organization DBA SOY
Former Names --
Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years Yes
Employer Identification Number 33-0585600 00000

Summary


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Mission StatementMORE »

SOY's mission is to provide a safe and welcoming space for teens to find hope, to nourish a sense of self and an ability to grow, and to develop interests and skills to become productive members of society through a variety of after school programs including academic, college guidance, dance, music & art, health & fitness and self empowerment, which help provide a bridge to college and beyond.

Mission Statement

SOY's mission is to provide a safe and welcoming space for teens to find hope, to nourish a sense of self and an ability to grow, and to develop interests and skills to become productive members of society through a variety of after school programs including academic, college guidance, dance, music & art, health & fitness and self empowerment, which help provide a bridge to college and beyond.

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year 2016
Projected Expenses $255,000.00
Projected Revenue $255,000.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Academic Program—Tutoring & College Prep
  • SOY Girls
  • Art & Music
  • Health & Fitness, Sports & Dance
  • SOY Scholarship Program

Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2013 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2010 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2009 (%)

For more details regarding the organization's financial information, select the financial tab and review available comments.


Overview


Mission Statement

SOY's mission is to provide a safe and welcoming space for teens to find hope, to nourish a sense of self and an ability to grow, and to develop interests and skills to become productive members of society through a variety of after school programs including academic, college guidance, dance, music & art, health & fitness and self empowerment, which help provide a bridge to college and beyond.

Background Statement

Save Our Youth (SOY) is a youth violence prevention center serving the low income Westside community of Costa Mesa. SOY was founded in 1993 by concerned mothers who were losing sons and daughters to a growing culture of gang violence.We operate in the after school hours and serve youths in grades 7– 12 in the Newport Mesa Unified School District. Our programming includes a community health and fitness program, a female empowerment program (SOY Girls), sports teams, recreational and educational field trips, monthly hikes, social activities, and our academic program which includes tutoring, mentoring, preparing college applications, SAT prep, college trips and scholarships for college.

Impact Statement

Current Year Goals:
1. Raise at least $75,000 for scholarships for SOY's 2016 graduates
SOY would like to continue to provide needed scholarships to our graduates who are often the first in their families to go to college
 
2. Engage more donors to participate in SOY's activities, fundraisers and programs
SOY would like to encourage donors to participate with our students in activities, fundraisers and field trips to get to know them and work together with them as the students become more self empowered and confident as they are becoming productive members of society
 
3. Obtain more volunteers to Support the Music Program
SOY would like to encourage more people to volunteer to teach piano, drums or guitar lessons to students.
 
Past Year Accomplishments
1. SOY provided outstanding college preparedness for our students, including college trips to Northern California for juniors, visiting all of the UCs and state colleges starting with UCSB and ending at UC Berkeley, and providing over $65,000 in scholarships to our seniors in our academic program even with the reduced funds available for scholarships. Our SOY students are attending great colleges and universities, including UC Berkeley, Cal Poly Pomona, UCI, UCSB, UCSD, CSULB, CSUF and Humboldt State University among others. 
 
2. SOY constantly collaborates with other agencies, nonprofits, businesses and city organizations for programming and community events, including YMCA (basketball league & free pool time for students), OC Hiking Club (monthly hikes with students), LoveArt& (Art Workhops), Volcom (Summer Surf Camp), City of Costa Mesa (Arts in the Park and Concerts in the Park)
 
3. SOY celebrated its 22nd year as a nonprofit serving the youth in Newport Mesa with our 7th Annual SOY Fiesta and raised over $80,000, which included sponsors from businesses and people in the community who support SOY, and included performances from students and participation of school district administrators, teachers and board members.
 

Needs Statement

1. Student Scholarships (at least $75,000)
2. Volunteer Fundraising Coordinator/Grant Writer
3. Funding for operational needs
4. Funding to hire additional staff to help with programming
5. Volunteer tutors (Math & Science) / Volunteer fitness instructors      
    (aerobics & zumba)

CEO Statement

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Board Chair Statement

Save Our Youth celebrated its 20th Anniversary last year and has stood out among nonprofits in the area to help underprivileged teens in the Newport Mesa Unified School District excel by providing tutoring, sports and fitness activities, arts and music, hiking trips, community service activities, scholarships, empowerment programs and most importantly a place to go after school where they have space to grow and belong. We operate from 3 pm till 7 pm Monday through Friday night, which allows students to receive academic help as well as a place to use their talents in art and music as well as participate in physical and social activities. There are not a lot of places for high school kids to go after hours, and because of our placement in a neighborhood that was once riddled by gangs, our students have alternatives and opportunities to succeed in life and to go off to a good college or university.
 
We have provided over the last 17 years, mainly from the generous donations of one private philanthropist and a few other private foundations, hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarships each year for our SOY students to go off to some of the best colleges and universities in the State of California. Last year we gave out $99,000 in scholarships, but in 2010 we gave out over $438,000. Approximately $2.5 million has been provided to students going through our academic program over the years, and in a 5 year period from 2007-2011, we gave out over $1.7 million, with an average of $348,000. We are no longer able to provide scholarships at these levels, however, without more private donations.
 
Because our private donor's last year for donations was in 2011, not only has our scholarship budget been curtailed, but we are also working on a bare-bones budget, having to cut staff and expenses. After three years on a smaller budget, we are still thriving and our doors are still open and hundreds of kids are still coming to SOY and are benefiting from our programs.
 
We need help, however, to continue our operations and to grow back to the level we were once at, which included 4 employees, and an executive director. And we would also like to continue to give out scholarships that help our poorer student pay for their college tuition and fees.

Other Ways to Donate/Volunteer

As a non-profit organization, we rely heavily on the help of kind volunteers like you. Besides monetary donations, we are in great need of volunteers to help support our programs at our center, including:
tutors for our academic center (mainly in math, science and AP classes); college counselors to help with college applications and test prep; music instructors that can teach piano, drums, guitar and/or bass; personal trainers/instructors that can help in our health & fitness program and our fully equipped gym;  art teachers that can provide art workshops; dance instructors to help with our dance team; and people with specific talents that would like to teach workshops or classes for our students (like yoga, print making, photography, webdesign, etc... )
SOY values all the help volunteers provide!

We are a charitable non-profit organization fully funded by donations from donors like you.

On behalf of the Board of Directors, the staff here at Save Our Youth and the community we serve, we would like to thank you in advance for your donation. Your contribution assists us in helping our teenagers from our local schools and community to reach their potential and live productive lives.

Donations to support our programs or the scholarship fund can be made directly through our website or our mailing address.

Geographic Area Served

Central Orange County

SOY serves students in the Newport-Mesa Unified School District, primarily those from Estancia, Costa Mesa, Middle and Newport Harbor High Schools and Ensign, TeWinkle and Costa Mesa Intermediate Schools

Organization Categories

  1. Youth Development - Youth Centers and Clubs (includes Boys/Girls Clubs)- Multipurpose
  2. Education - Educational Services
  3. Education - Secondary & High Schools

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Programs


Academic Program—Tutoring & College Prep

Our academic program is one of our most popular programs and has a unique scholarship component. (See scholarship program.) Our focus is to encourage students to apply for and attend four-year universities. In order to accomplish this we start with students in 7th grade and work with them until thy are seniors in high school.
 
This program helps students of lower economic background receive the same benefits for free as students with higher economic means pay for, including advanced tutoring in AP classes from expert tutors, college counseling, SAT test prep, assistance filling out college apps and personal statements as well as an opportunity to visit college campuses and UCs in their junior year.  
 
We also provide tutoring in most subject areas including English, History, Spanish, Calculus and most math classes. Some students come to the academic center for a place to do their homework and receive free internet access, since they often do not have that at home.
 
Budget  $60,000.00
Category  Education, General/Other Tutorial Programs
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years) At-Risk Populations Hispanic, Latino Heritage
Program Short-Term Success 
For students participating in our program, 98% will graduate high school. Most will do better on their AP exams and tests, and they will be able to complete their college applications on time which allows them the opportunity to apply for a spot at a top university.
Program Long-Term Success 
For students participating in our academic program, 95% will enroll in an institute of higher learning. Most will enter a college or university of their choice and be the first in their family to do so. This program is helping students of lower economic background receive the same benefits for free as students with higher economic status pay for, which allows them to compete for placement in the same top universities and colleges. Long term, this changes their life and once they graduate, they have the opportunity to go on to graduate work, which many of our SOY graduates have done.
Program Success Monitored By 
Students attend our center weekly and submit their grades on a monthly bases. In addition, seniors meet with our SOY college mentor or program coordinator bi-monthly. Our academic coordinator checks with the students and make sure that they are on track with their A-G requirements to get into a UC; she checks to see that they are doing well in their classes; and she lines up individual tutors for them in difficult academic classes like AP Chemistry or Physics
Examples of Program Success 
All of our graduates from the SOY academic program last year entered a college, junior college or university. 85% entered a four year school, and 15% entered a junior college. We have over 400 kids that have graduated from the SOY academic program over the last 10 years with a third of them entering UCs, including Cal, UCLA, UCI, UCSB, UCSD, UCSC, UCR, UCM. Another 40% entered four year universities, including CSULB, CSUF, CSUSF, CSULA, CSUSD among others, and the rest of the students entered OCC and other junior colleges.
 

SOY Girls

For years the Girls Program has been an integral part of our centers programming. Our adolescent girls are a demographic that faces many challenges, from bullying at school to pressures to conform to the ideal that being super thin determines your beauty. Many of these girls seek attention that they do not receive at home or in school. For this and many other reasons, the girls program was created. 

 

The SOY Girls Program is designed to give support to teenagers relating to issues prevalent in a woman’s life. We have a goal of offering a comfortable atmosphere in which participants can receive information relating to teen issues such as: nutrition and health, leadership and communication, academic achievement and educational goals, pregnancy prevention and STD’s, information on relationships, dating, alcohol and drug abuse, rape prevention, life issues and etc. These issues are discussed in a responsible manner through workshops, presentations, guest speakers and field trips. Being a part of this program is important because programs such as this are not very common. The SOY Girls program is here to assist young women to reach their fullest potential!

 

In order to accomplish these goals we provide a wide variety of activities. Aside from the important presentations and workshops, we provide hiking excursions once a month that target fitness, community service events that teach the importance of giving back to the community, academic counseling to help with career goals, and special trips such as Mt. Whitney that empower our girls. In addition, we collaborate with local organizations like Girls Inc, Camp Fire USA and Love & Art that assist us with our mission.

Budget  $10,000.00
Category  Youth Development, General/Other Youth Leadership
Population Served Females Adolescents Only (13-19 years) Hispanic, Latino Heritage
Program Short-Term Success 
By the end of the program, girls will have a higher level of motivation and self esteem. Most will also participate in the SOY academic program and all of the students participate in one of the other programs at SOY, increasing their self esteem and health and fitness through the dance and fitness programs, art and music and by going on numerous field trips.
Program Long-Term Success 
Adolescent girls completing the program will learn valuable information relating to teen issues such as: nutrition and health, leadership and communication, academic achievement and educational goals, pregnancy prevention and STD’s, information on relationships, dating, alcohol and drug abuse, rape prevention, life issues and etc.
Program Success Monitored By 
Girls take a pre and post test.
The girls also share their experiences throughout the program and comments on the healthy changes in their lives. They participate in weekly discussions and share in small groups and they demonstrate their strengths and growth through art, dance, music  and writing.
 
Examples of Program Success 
" SOY Girls, to me, was a memorable experience that enabled me to make new friends and build a stronger character. The time I spent in SOY girls was always refreshing and exciting. We learned so many important things and I always felt comfortable to discuss my issues. I will never forget the warm ambiance in every meeting."
 
Isa Ahuatzi
 
There has been a dramatic drop in teen pregnancy in our area due to the education provided by our and other programs in the area.
 
We collaborate with Girls Inc. and they also provide classes to our SOY girls. Most of our girls graduate from high school and go on to college.
 
 
 

Art & Music

SOY has a very strong arts and music component that allows students to explore their artist side after school in a caring environment. This arts & music program was added to our programming in 2006 and includes art workshops, mural paintings, seasonal art projects, vocal and instrumental music classes and participation in community arts and music events. Volunteer teachers teach students the basics of painting, drawing and mural painting, learn how to play an instruments, with classes in piano, drums, guitar or base, and/or get coached vocally. These classes are free to the students. Many SOY students also created their own SOY band and they practice in the large music room at SOY. Students play and perform at our talent show and also at our music and poetry recitals. We also have a professional DJ on staff that teaches students DJ lessons and in turn the students show their acquired skills at our community events and youth dances. 

Budget  $15,000.00
Category  Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Music
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years) At-Risk Populations Hispanic, Latino Heritage
Program Short-Term Success 
100% of students in the program learn the basics of reading music and how to play a particular instrument if they are in the music program. 100% of the students learn to use their artistic talent through painting in murals and large paintings to be be exhibited at the city and community events.
Program Long-Term Success 
Students learn art skills and/or learn how to play an instrument. They become proficient in their art and perform in front of groups at recitals, concerts and community events. This allows them to gain a life-long skill without having to pay for years of private lessons.
Program Success Monitored By 
Success is measured by student progress and ability to perform in various shows, such as our annual talent show and the OC Fair. Students also perform at their own local high school shows and events, like the battle of the band, and also at city community events through the arts and cultural events.
Examples of Program Success 
Students have performed and played at various events throughout their local areas. The SOY band won the Battle of the Bands at Newport Harbor High School and many students have perform in videos and DJ events around the county. Art students display their work at city hall and art shows.The SOY arts and music program has also been a part of the arts and cultural events at the City of Costa Mesa, like the arts in the park program.

Health & Fitness, Sports & Dance

SOY provides a variety of recreational activities to promote the health and well being of all of our teens. Not only do we have sports and workout programs, but we also provide dance and yoga for our students. Our large facility allows numerous types of activities, fitness classes for our youth, both indoors in the weight room, gym and dance room, but also outside on the basketball courts and soccer fields. The health and fitness program also assesses the fitness needs of our students, plans work out routines and conducts nutrition workshops. We also have hiking trips monthly with the OC Hiking Club to state parks, and we have surf, sail and swim camps in the summer.  SOY also has a thriving dance program with 30 kids in 3 different dance classes a week, jazz, hip hop, and contemporary. Our dance UCI instructors and SOY alumni are dance students. The students practice throughout the year and then perform at dance recitals, the SOY Talent Show, the OC Fair, and their own SOY Dance Show.  SOY provides a variety of recreational activities to promote the health and well being of all of our teens. Not only do we have sports and workout programs, but we also provide dance and yoga for our students. Our large facility allows numerous types of activities, fitness classes for our youth, both indoors in the weight room, gym and dance room, but also outside on the basketball courts and soccer fields. The health and fitness program also assesses the fitness needs of our students, plans work out routines and conducts nutrition workshops. We also have hiking trips monthly with the OC Hiking Club to state parks, and we have surf, sail and swim camps in the summer.  SOY also has a thriving dance program with 30 kids in dance classes of jazz, hip hop, and contemporary. The students practice throughout the year and then perform at dance recitals, the SOY Talent Show, the OC Fair, and their own SOY Dance Show.
Budget  $30,000.00
Category  Recreation & Sports, General/Other Athletics & Sports
Population Served At-Risk Populations Adolescents Only (13-19 years)
Program Short-Term Success 
Students learn about nutrition and become more active.
Program Long-Term Success 
Students in the program live a healthier life style.
Program Success Monitored By 
Success is monitored by weight loss and improved strength and flexibility. Pre and post test are conducted.
Examples of Program Success 
Participants have learned how to read food labels.
Participants have a healthier life style.
Participants lose weight.

SOY Scholarship Program

SOY offers scholarships for college to students in their Academic program. Since 1997, SOY's Scholarship Program has been fully funded by private donors and private foundations. Over these past 18 years, SOY has provided over $2.5 million in scholarships to students from low-economic means. Many started participating in the academic program since 7th grade and upon graduation from high school are eligible for scholarships. Over 400 students have received scholarships from SOY over the years, with an average of $140,000 given out per year to the graduating class, with 2010 being the highest year with $438,000 in scholarships.
 
Currently for 2016, SOY has raised $75,000 in private donations and would like to raise another $75,000 to get back to the 2012 level. The recipients of these SOY scholarships are students of the Newport Mesa Unified School District's high schools. Currently there are SOY alumni at most UC's including CAL and UCI, and most Cal States, including Cal Poly SLO.
Budget  $150,000.00
Category  Education, General/Other Student Financial Aid
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years) Hispanic, Latino Heritage At-Risk Populations
Program Short-Term Success  So many in college
Program Long-Term Success  Over 400 graduating with scholarships
Program Success Monitored By  Actual students in college
Examples of Program Success  Students at Cal, UCLA, UCI

Management


CEO/Executive Director Penelope Agosta
CEO Term Start 2016
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience Penelope is an accomplished executive with 20 years of experience working in the nonprofit sector. Throughout Penelope's career, she has advised and directed key philanthropic organizations on community partnership, outreach, feasibility studies, strategic planning, board cultivation, fund development, grant writing and capital campaign building. In addition to Penelope's professional accomplishments, she feels a strong sense of achievement as she continues to serve her community in a variety of volunteer roles with the Children’s Miracle Network, Children's Hospital of Orange County, Ronald McDonald House, Autism Speaks, Rehabilitation Institute of Southern California, Anaheim Family YMCA, Next Up Foundation and Anaheim Union High School District. She graduated from the University of Nevada Reno with her M.S. in Human Development & Family Studies and her M.S.W. in Social Work. In addition she has earned a C.F.R.E. through the Association for Fundraising Professionals as well as a Grant Writing Certification from the American Grant Writers Association.

Former CEOs and Terms

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Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
Silvia Rosales Operations Manager
BA in Psychology and Social Behavior from UCI
Minor in Education
 
Has worked in the education field for 12+ years.

Awards

Award Awarding Organization Year
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Affiliations

Affiliation Year
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External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
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Collaborations

SOY collaborates with many organizations, including, but not limited to Girls Inc., YMCA,  LoveArt&, OC Hiking Club, UCI, Newport Mesa Unified School District, City of Costa Mesa, St. Simon & Jude Catholic Church and Youth Employment Services.

Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 1
Number of Part Time Staff 1
Number of Volunteers 45
Number of Contract Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % 100%
Staff Professional Development No

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 0
Hispanic/Latino: 3
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): 0
Gender Female: 1
Male: 1
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Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 3
Management Succession Plan Yes
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 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

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CEO Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Governance


Board Chair Cesar Cappellini
Board Chair Company Affiliation CEO, Bell Foundry
Board Chair Term -
Board Co-Chair --
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Co-Chair Term -

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Ivan Calderon Taco Mesa & Taco Rosa, Owner --
Chair Cesar Cappellini CEO, Bell Foundry --
Mary Cappellini Educational Consultant & Author --
Gerry Demarsico Retired Engineer --
Bobby Lovell Clinical Psychologist --
Fred Macias VP, Matrix Medical Solutions --
Treasurer Wendy Maddocks -- --
Secretary Don Maher Retired Aerospace Engineer --
Jose Sanchez SOY Alumni, Trainer, UCI --
Bob Sterling Avid Teacher, Estancia High School --
Adriana Suarez-Desmond Attorney, Skikos, Crawford & Skikos --

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
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Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 5
Hispanic/Latino: 6
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: --
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 4
Male: 7
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths --
Board Term Limits --
Board Meeting Attendance % 80%
Written Board Selection Criteria Yes
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Yes
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions 90%
Board Orientation Yes

CEO Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Standing Committees

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Financials


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2013 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2010 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2009 (%)

Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2016 to Dec 31, 2016
Projected Revenue $255,000.00
Projected Expenses $255,000.00
Form 990s

2015 Form 990

2014 Form 990

2013 990

2012 990

2011 990

2010 Form 990

Audit Documents --
IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2013 2010 2009
Total Revenue $186,761 $783,655 $708,842
Total Expenses $279,813 $781,642 $691,398

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Revenue By Revenue Source
Fiscal Year 2013 2010 2009
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$100,880 $757,160 $681,872
Government Contributions $0 $0 $0
    Federal -- -- --
    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified -- $0 $0
Individual Contributions -- -- --
Indirect Public Support -- $0 $0
Earned Revenue -- $0 $0
Investment Income, Net of Losses $305 $1,330 $3,284
Membership Dues -- $0 $0
Special Events $85,576 $25,165 $23,686
Revenue In-Kind -- $0 $0
Other $0 $-25,165 $-23,686

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Expense By Type
Fiscal Year 2013 2010 2009
Program Expense $236,920 $703,710 $618,927
Administration Expense $42,893 $71,379 $66,021
Fundraising Expense -- $6,553 $6,450
Payments to Affiliates -- $0 $0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 0.67 1.00 1.03
Program Expense/Total Expenses 85% 90% 90%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 0% 1% 1%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year 2013 2010 2009
Total Assets $328,689 $409,368 $407,355
Current Assets $328,689 $409,368 $407,355
Long-Term Liabilities $0 $0 $0
Current Liabilities -- $10,825 $10,825
Total Net Assets $328,689 $398,543 $396,530

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2013 2010 2009
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities inf 37.82 37.63

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2013 2010 2009
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 0% 0% 0%
Endowment Value --
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? No

CEO Comments

 
We had a long-term anonymous donor who provided us with a large revenue stream, including money specifically designated for scholarships. Over a seventeen year period we gave out over $2.5 million in scholarships. In 2011 alone, we gave out over $438,000 in scholarships to SOY students due to his generosity. In 2012 we received the last donations from him and our income stream dropped dramatically. As a very generous philanthropist to many organizations over the years, he explained that we were the last of his nonprofits to receive funding. The last two years without his funding we still gave out over $209,000 in scholarships, even though our operating budget was cut dramatically. We have stayed afloat through frugal ways, a streamlined budget, and continual support from our other donors, with no major drop in services or programs to the students we serve. This year we hope to give out $150,000 in scholarships, with approximately $75,000 raised so far. Our two annual fundraisers, grants and donations from donors throughout the year have helped us provide needed services and still give out college scholarships to the teens that we serve.

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.

Documents


Other Documents

No Other Documents currently available.