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CHOC Foundation

 1201 W La Veta Avenue
 Orange, CA 92868
[P] (714) 509-3007
[F] (714) 509-8380
[email protected]
Douglas Corbin
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Organization DBA CHOC Children's Foundation
Former Names CHOC Foundation for Children (2007)
Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years No
Employer Identification Number 95-6097416 00000



Mission StatementMORE »

CHOC Children's Foundation provides resources and creates partnerships that support CHOC Children's mission to nurture, advance and protect the health and well-being of children.  CHOC's vision is to be the leading destination for children's health by providing exceptional and innovative care.

Mission Statement

CHOC Children's Foundation provides resources and creates partnerships that support CHOC Children's mission to nurture, advance and protect the health and well-being of children.  CHOC's vision is to be the leading destination for children's health by providing exceptional and innovative care.

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year 2018
Projected Expenses $12,614,046.00
Projected Revenue $46,787,000.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Institutes and Other Programs
  • Patient and Family Support Programs
  • Neonatal and Perinatal Care
  • CHOC Clinics

Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2018 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2017 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2016 (%)

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Mission Statement

CHOC Children's Foundation provides resources and creates partnerships that support CHOC Children's mission to nurture, advance and protect the health and well-being of children.  CHOC's vision is to be the leading destination for children's health by providing exceptional and innovative care.

Background Statement

In the late 1950’s, an informal group of physicians began the push for a children’s hospital to meet Orange County's growing needs. An executive council, including such pioneers as Walt Disney and Walter Knott, formed to raise funds. Land was donated by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange. CHOC opened in 1964, and its Foundation was incorporated the following year. By the 1980’s, CHOC had established an academic affiliation with the University of California Irvine. A major facilities expansion occurred in 1991 with the opening of the CHOC Tower (now the North Tower). Through the 1990’s, CHOC continued its partnership with St. Joseph Hospital, including opening a joint Emergency Department (ED) that was, at the time, the largest in the state. CHOC also entered into agreements with Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian and St. Joseph Hospital to increase access to pediatric care, and these collaborations continue today. With the opening of the Bill Holmes Tower in 2013, CHOC Children’s in Orange has, for the first time, its own lab, radiology, ED, and operating rooms, joining the nation’s other top children’s hospitals in providing every aspect of patient care in an all-pediatric environment. In 2014, CHOC earned designation as a Level II Trauma Center.

CHOC Children’s regional healthcare network currently includes two inpatient facilities, four centers of excellence (Heart, Neuroscience, Orthopedics and Hyundai Cancer Institutes), five community clinics, close to 30 specialty care clinics/centers, a research institute, and a wide variety of education and outreach programs. The 316-bed main hospital in Orange offers a range of medical and surgical services as well as pediatric, cardiovascular, oncology and neonatal ICUs. To serve South County residents, CHOC also operates a 54-bed hospital within Mission Hospital (Mission Viejo) which includes general pediatrics, a NICU, and a PICU.

CHOC Children’s consistently ranks among the best children’s hospitals in several specialties by US News & World Report, including a top 20 ranking in Urology. CHOC has received the prestigious Magnet designation for nursing excellence.


Impact Statement

The CHOC 2020 Strategic Plan includes a commitment to the values of excellence, innovation, service, collaboration, compassion and accountability. Embedded in this commitment are such goals as:
  • improving population health, e.g., providing holistic support for children with special healthcare needs and their families;
  • driving clinical effectiveness and research to world-class levels and;
  • engaging new donors and partners to invest in improving the quality of life for every child in our care and our community.

Needs Statement

Financial needs include support for:
1) Our community-wide mental health initiative, including inpatient mental health services for children and adolescents in Orange;
2) Care for underinsured or uninsured patients, including those whose coverage is inadequate to support optimal quality of life and/or long-term needs;
3) CHOC's premier programs such as the Comprehensive Epilepsy Program, Small Baby Unit, Craniofacial Program, and Feeding Program;
4) CHOC's community (primary care) clinics serving families whose income and resources are limited;
5) CHOC's specialty care clinics serving children with complex, chronic illnesses;
6) Thompson Autism Center at CHOC, providing a multidisciplinary team to help children and families achieve the best possible quality of life through early identification, comprehensive treatment, and a whole child approach to meeting family's needs in caring for children with autism and other conditions, and;
7) Expansion of such important efforts as research, palliative care, spiritual care, mental health services, ongoing clinical education, and prevention programs.  

CEO Statement


Board Chair Statement


Other Ways to Donate/Volunteer

CHOC Children's Foundation welcomes donations via website or check to support CHOC's many inpatient, outpatient and community programs. In-kind donations consistent with our work are also welcome, such as new children's books (for babies, children and teens) for our clinics and in-hospital lending library. The Foundation and CHOC Children's Hospital offer an array of volunteer opportunities, including supporting special events, joining a guild, or assisting in the hospital. Some opportunities require training, while others are short-term and simply benefit from generous hearts and helping hands. Please contact us for more information.

Geographic Area Served

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

CHOC Children's serves children and youth throughout Orange County and the surrounding region.  In certain specialties, CHOC serves children from other parts of California, and other states and nations.

Organization Categories

  1. Health Care - Hospitals
  2. Diseases Disorders & Medical Disciplines - Pediatrics
  3. Medical Research - Pediatrics Research



Institutes and Other Programs

At the CHOC Institutes, we specialize in bringing hope to patients and their families living with complex pediatric conditions. These Centers of Excellence include:

The Neuroscience Institute -- helping children with seizures, headaches, learning disabilities, sleep problems, and neurogenic, neurometabolic and neuromuscular disorders. Part of this Institute is the only Level 4 (highest level) pediatric Epilepsy Center in California.

The Heart Institute -- providing world-class detection and treatment of congenital and acquired defects and promoting heart health for all.
The Orthopaedic Institute -- offering comprehensive subspecialty programs to diagnose and treat complex orthopaedic injuries, illnesses and disorders.
Hyundai Cancer Institute -- specializing in cutting-edge approaches by nationally-recognized clinicians. CHOC is one of only 22 sites in the U.S. (and one of 2 in California) designated for Phase 1 clinical trials to treat the most challenging cancers. 
Other divisions featuring excellent inpatient and outpatient care programs include, but are not limited to, Neonatology, Urology, Pulmonology, Gastroenterology, Endocrinology, Metabolics, and Nephrology.   In addition, CHOC is undergoing an important expansion of mental health services both in our facilities and throughout the community.
Budget  443,105,000
Category  Health Care, General/Other Health Diagnostic, Intervention & Treatment Services
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Program Short-Term Success 
Each Institute and subspecialty has unique objectives. CHOC Children's Foundation is happy to provide additional information.
Program Long-Term Success 
The Institutes at CHOC Children's aim to diagnose, treat, and manage complex pediatric health conditions in a manner that considers the needs of the whole child and his/her family. In addition, the Institutes are involved in research that will contribute to both treatments and prevention. 
Program Success Monitored By 
Success is measured in a variety of domains including, but not limited to, clinical outcomes, quality of life changes, and patient/family satisfaction measures.  
Examples of Program Success  --

Patient and Family Support Programs

CHOC Children's offers a wide range of supports for children and their families to promote healing and attend to emotional, spiritual, social, and physical needs. Specific services and programs include, but are not limited to, the following:
Case Management
Child Life
Child Protection Team
Family Resource Center
Interpreter/Translation Services
Palliative/Supportive Care
Patient & Family-centered Care
Patient & Family Education
Social Services
Spiritual/Pastoral Care
Budget  $36,250,000.00
Category  Health Care, General/Other Quality of Health Care
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) Families
Program Short-Term Success 
Each support program is dedicated to achieving the optimal outcome for each child and his/her family, regardless of the difficulty of the condition or circumstances.
Program Long-Term Success 
To deliver high-quality, safe care and an exceptional experience to CHOC's patients and families by driving clinical effectiveness
to world-class levels, streamlining access to inpatient and outpatient services and becoming a top 10 children’s hospital for safety. Also, provide the "CHOC Signature Experience" for all, develop processes and tools to support physicians and attract and retain top talent.
Program Success Monitored By 
Each support program has its own unique measures, in addition to the common measure of patient/family satisfaction.
Examples of Program Success  --

Neonatal and Perinatal Care

Newborns needing critical specialized care - most often premature babies suffering from respiratory and circulatory problems - are transferred to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) as soon as possible after birth. CHOC's NICUs include facilities on the main campus in Orange, at St. Joseph Hospital in Orange, and at CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo. The Orange NICU includes the extraordinary Small Baby Unit for very low birthweight newborns. The Orange NICU is a Center of Excellence for Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO). The life-saving ECMO unit is the only one of its kind in Orange County. CHOC also operates Orange County's only ECMO transport unit.
Budget  $87,000,000.00
Category  Health Care, General/Other Health Diagnostic, Intervention & Treatment Services
Population Served Infants to Preschool (under age 5)
Program Short-Term Success 
NICU clinicians and their associates work to increase birthweight, optimize nutrition, reduce disability, minimize the possibility of infections and other adverse effects, and send babies home to their families as soon as possible.   
Program Long-Term Success 
CHOC's NICUs seek to achieve the optimal developmental outcome for each baby in their care, and to engage and support each baby's family.
Program Success Monitored By 
Measures include, but are not limited to, increased weight and baby's ability to breathe and eat on his/her own.
Examples of Program Success  --

CHOC Clinics

CHOC Children's operates ten community clinics to meet the primary care needs of families in and around Santa Ana, Garden Grove, and Orange. In addition, the Breathmobile offers consistent testing, treatment and support for children with asthma. CHOC Children's also provides specialized medical care in 30 outpatient clinics, including treatment for diabetes, cancer, arthritis, neurological problems, gastrointestinal disorders and many other challenging conditions.   
Budget  $109,150,000.00
Category  Health Care, General/Other Health Diagnostic, Intervention & Treatment Services
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Program Short-Term Success 
CHOC Children's community clinics provide comprehensive primary care to help children stay well through preventive care and treatment of minor illnesses. CHOC's specialty clinics work to optimize the health, development and well-being of children with challenging medical conditions.  
Program Long-Term Success 
To expand CHOC's geographic footprint and grow clinical programs by implementing ambulatory strategic plan to include ambulatory surgery, imaging, and expanding and adding new specialty office locations. CHOC Children's would also like to develop and expand selected service lines to meet unmet needs, grow volume and become a destination clinical services/centers of excellence.
Program Success Monitored By 
Measures of success in community clinics include, but are not limited to, patient/family satisfaction and the number/percentage of children being immunized, completing regular well child visits, and maintaining a healthy weight. Measures of success in specialty clinics vary by condition, but all share the objectives of preventing hospitalization and emergency department visits.
Examples of Program Success  --


CEO/Executive Director Douglas J. Corbin
CEO Term Start June 2018
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience

Bringing more than a quarter century of philanthropic leadership and organizational management experience, Doug Corbin has been named vice president, chief development officer of the CHOC Children’s Foundation.

In his role, Corbin will create and lead an integrated advancement program to maximize philanthropic support for CHOC Children’s, Orange County’s only pediatric health care system.

Previously the Foundation’s senior director of planned giving, Corbin’s work with the health system spans more than a decade. He was instrumental in securing a $27 million gift to CHOC – the largest gift in the organization’s history from a living donor, for whom a new patient care tower on the system’s Orange campus was named in 2013.

“CHOC’s mission and vision resonates deeply with me and I am grateful and excited for the opportunity to further the Foundation’s work in cultivating philanthropic support for CHOC in our community,” Corbin said.

A decades-long children’s health advocate, Corbin has dedicated his career to bolster fundraising efforts for top educational, health care, social services and arts institutes in Southern California. In addition to serving as assistant vice chancellor at Pepperdine University, he has worked with major charitable organizations such as the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation, the Motion Picture and Television Fund, the Los Angeles Urban League, Segerstrom Center for the Arts, the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and Vanguard University.

Corbin holds a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology from Pepperdine University. He also earned a designation as a certified specialist in planned giving (CSPG) from the American Institute of Philanthropic Studies at Cal State Long Beach, as well as a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) certification from CFRE International.

Former CEOs and Terms

Name Start End
Dennis McClellan Jan 2016 Feb 2018

Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
Zachariah Abrams Assistant Vice President --
Dr. Wayne Combs Associate Vice President, Administrative Services --
Kara Kipp Assistant Vice President, Major & Leadership Gifts --
Brian Panique Assistant Vice President, Leadership Giving --
Patrice Poidmore Associate Vice President, Community-Based Giving --


Award Awarding Organization Year
-- -- --


Affiliation Year
-- --

External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
-- --



Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 53
Number of Part Time Staff 2
Number of Volunteers 1,000
Number of Contract Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % 91%
Staff Professional Development Yes

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 2
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 7
Caucasian: 38
Hispanic/Latino: 8
Native American/American Indian: --
Other: --
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 46
Male: 9
Not Specified --

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 7
Management Succession Plan --
Organization Policies And Procedures Yes
Business Continuity of Operations Plan --

Risk Management Provisions

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

Reporting and Evaluations

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

Government Licenses


CEO Comments


Foundation Comments



Board Chair Cary Hyden
Board Chair Company Affiliation Latham & Watkins LLP
Board Chair Term July 2019 - June 2020
Board Co-Chair --
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Co-Chair Term -

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Hector Barreto Latino Coalition Voting
Christine Bixby M.D. CHOC Children's Neonatology Voting
Tony Boutelle CU Direct Voting
Michael Chao, M.D. Relativity Healthcare Partners Voting
Annika Chase Disneyland Resort Voting
Jim Conroy Boot Barn Voting
Kimberly Cripe CHOC Children's Exofficio
Lili Daftarian Daftarian Group Real Estate Voting
Niloofar Fakhimi Planet Beauty Voting
Jerry Flannery Hyundai Motor America Voting
Monica Furman Philanthropist Voting
Christopher Harrison Marriott Voting
Kevin J. Hayes Jr. Pendulum Property Partners Voting
Steve Holley Balboa Advisors Voting
Cary Hyden Latham & Watkins LLP Voting
Daniel Hyman PIMCO Voting
Curtis Knauss Signator Investors, Inc. Voting
Jason Knight M.D. CHOC Children's Critical Care Voting
Delphine Lee Philanthropist Voting
Matt Leinart FOX Sports Voting
Heather Madden Philanthropist Voting
Adrienne Matros PsyD Philanthropist Voting
Ryan Moore American Technologies Voting
Chris Rommel Wells Fargo Voting
Jon Storbeck Knott's Berry Farm Voting

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
-- -- --

Youth Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
-- -- --

Additional Board Members and Affiliations

Name Company Affiliations Status
-- -- --

Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 2
Caucasian: 20
Hispanic/Latino: 1
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 2
Other (if specified): Persian
Gender Female: 9
Male: 16
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 75%
Written Board Selection Criteria Yes
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Yes
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 84%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions 100%
Board Orientation Yes

CEO Comments


Foundation Comments


Standing Committees

  • Board Development / Board Orientation
  • Community Outreach / Community Relations
  • Executive


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2018 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2017 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2016 (%)

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2018 2017 2016
Total Revenue $40,270,971 $744,070,676 $24,384,092
Total Expenses $26,547,216 $676,656,022 $31,134,665

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Revenue By Revenue Source
Fiscal Year 2018 2017 2016
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$29,263,907 $15,767,517 $20,049,336
Government Contributions $0 $0 $0
    Federal -- -- --
    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified -- -- $0
Individual Contributions -- -- --
Indirect Public Support -- -- $0
Earned Revenue $6,236,501 $691,945,397 $0
Investment Income, Net of Losses $837,950 $6,063,558 $646,537
Membership Dues -- -- $0
Special Events $3,548,724 -- $3,572,969
Revenue In-Kind $383,889 -- $1,004,662
Other -- $30,294,204 $0

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Expense By Type
Fiscal Year 2018 2017 2016
Program Expense $18,088,181 $609,700,347 $24,946,468
Administration Expense $1,698,014 $66,955,675 $1,731,438
Fundraising Expense $6,761,021 -- $4,456,759
Payments to Affiliates -- -- $0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 1.52 1.10 0.78
Program Expense/Total Expenses 68% 90% 80%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 21% 0% 19%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year 2018 2017 2016
Total Assets $74,531,199 $1,108,265,101 $68,791,124
Current Assets $26,976,326 $473,947,411 $33,040,080
Long-Term Liabilities -- $76,555,975 $463,493
Current Liabilities $3,179,060 $433,894,639 $663,206
Total Net Assets $71,352,139 $597,814,487 $67,664,425

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2018 2017 2016
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities 8.49 1.09 49.82

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2018 2017 2016
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 0% 7% 1%
Endowment Value $45,536,728.00
Spending Policy Percentage
Percentage(If selected) 3%
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? Yes

CEO Comments


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.


Other Documents

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