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Goin Native Therapeutic Gardens

 31661 LOS RIOS ST
 SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA 92675
[P] (949) 6066386
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www.goinnative.net
www.instagram.com/goinnative
[email protected]
Marianne Taylor
FOUNDED: 2009
INCORPORATED: 2013
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Organization DBA --
Former Names --
Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years Yes
Employer Identification Number 46-3782999 00000

Summary


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Mission StatementMORE »

Goin Native Therapeutic Garden’s mission is to utilize public and private spaces to provide horticultural education, emotional & physical rehabilitation, and practical life skills to people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds. Nature is the healer. We plant with purpose in nature connecting people with the environment and each other. We gather new friends each week at the Los Rios Park gardens as we tend to the certified butterfly gardens as a whole. Our collaborative work has expanded with (CUSD) the ATP program with additional community partnership. We currently work with OC Bridges adult day program, creating a work type environment where clients sign in and out and have a task schedule. The weekly garden visits empowers each developmental disabled adult, giving them a purpose and meaning for their work while supporting our park goals.We have been adopted by the philanthrophy group, National Charity League, where moms and daughters volunteer during school breaks working side by side in the garden. Our all ages, background and abilities motto serves us well as we connect in the garden with the general population working as a team focusing on the tasks at hand and not our differences. Nature is an equalizer, it gives us life, we take from it and it takes from us. We are emotionally healthier when we connect in nature. Our goal is that the Los Rios Park Garden Angel Program concept will become a model for other cities to adopt to connect community to care for the local park gardens while the gardens care and nurture the people that tend to them. We live in a time of personal isolation with addiction, anxiety and depression on the rise. The garden programs we've created connect people, giving them a plan and purpose for their lives, halting the need to isolate. Our big idea is to create more park opportunities in our city and surrounding cities for people to tend and heal their emotional and physical selves while increasing the pollinators that help the gardens. 

 

Mission Statement

Goin Native Therapeutic Garden’s mission is to utilize public and private spaces to provide horticultural education, emotional & physical rehabilitation, and practical life skills to people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds. Nature is the healer. We plant with purpose in nature connecting people with the environment and each other. We gather new friends each week at the Los Rios Park gardens as we tend to the certified butterfly gardens as a whole. Our collaborative work has expanded with (CUSD) the ATP program with additional community partnership. We currently work with OC Bridges adult day program, creating a work type environment where clients sign in and out and have a task schedule. The weekly garden visits empowers each developmental disabled adult, giving them a purpose and meaning for their work while supporting our park goals.We have been adopted by the philanthrophy group, National Charity League, where moms and daughters volunteer during school breaks working side by side in the garden. Our all ages, background and abilities motto serves us well as we connect in the garden with the general population working as a team focusing on the tasks at hand and not our differences. Nature is an equalizer, it gives us life, we take from it and it takes from us. We are emotionally healthier when we connect in nature. Our goal is that the Los Rios Park Garden Angel Program concept will become a model for other cities to adopt to connect community to care for the local park gardens while the gardens care and nurture the people that tend to them. We live in a time of personal isolation with addiction, anxiety and depression on the rise. The garden programs we've created connect people, giving them a plan and purpose for their lives, halting the need to isolate. Our big idea is to create more park opportunities in our city and surrounding cities for people to tend and heal their emotional and physical selves while increasing the pollinators that help the gardens. 

 


FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year 2019
Projected Expenses $66,090.00
Projected Revenue $67,000.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Mayor's Monarch Day
  • Los Rios Garden Angel Program

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Overview


Mission Statement

Goin Native Therapeutic Garden’s mission is to utilize public and private spaces to provide horticultural education, emotional & physical rehabilitation, and practical life skills to people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds. Nature is the healer. We plant with purpose in nature connecting people with the environment and each other. We gather new friends each week at the Los Rios Park gardens as we tend to the certified butterfly gardens as a whole. Our collaborative work has expanded with (CUSD) the ATP program with additional community partnership. We currently work with OC Bridges adult day program, creating a work type environment where clients sign in and out and have a task schedule. The weekly garden visits empowers each developmental disabled adult, giving them a purpose and meaning for their work while supporting our park goals.We have been adopted by the philanthrophy group, National Charity League, where moms and daughters volunteer during school breaks working side by side in the garden. Our all ages, background and abilities motto serves us well as we connect in the garden with the general population working as a team focusing on the tasks at hand and not our differences. Nature is an equalizer, it gives us life, we take from it and it takes from us. We are emotionally healthier when we connect in nature. Our goal is that the Los Rios Park Garden Angel Program concept will become a model for other cities to adopt to connect community to care for the local park gardens while the gardens care and nurture the people that tend to them. We live in a time of personal isolation with addiction, anxiety and depression on the rise. The garden programs we've created connect people, giving them a plan and purpose for their lives, halting the need to isolate. Our big idea is to create more park opportunities in our city and surrounding cities for people to tend and heal their emotional and physical selves while increasing the pollinators that help the gardens. 

 


Background Statement

Goin Native Therapeutic Gardens’ mission is to help people and plants thrive together. Our vision is focused on well-being and environmental sustainability. Our organization began in 2009 when Marianne Taylor approached the city of San Juan Capistrano with her idea of creating a volunteer group to manage and maintain native plants in local parks. Beginning with presenting a variety of plant workshops, this volunteer group grew to become Goin Native Therapeutic Gardens (GNTG). GNTG is now a 501(C)(3) organization providing basic garden, life, and employment skills through various outreach programs in the community. We educate, empower, and connect with local families, college students, disabled adults, at risk youth, seniors, recovering adults and the military using The Los Rios Park. We are committed to providing horticultural education, emotional & physical rehabilitation, and practical life skills to people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds.


Current programs include 12 free classes and workshops at Los Rios Park catering to children and adults in the community. Our volunteer force has grown to over 50 people of all ages, stages, and backgrounds, and who contribute over 4,800 service hours a year. Park volunteers been enriched through our local school district’s Adult Transition Work Program. This program provides adults with developmental disabilities ages18-22 with gardening and life skills, with vocational opportunities. We have received the American Society of Landscape Architects Public Stewardship Award for our significant contribution to enhancing the environment and quality of life in Southern California. We are certified by the North American Butterfly Association as an official butterfly sanctuary.


Impact Statement

Due to our success in caring for the Los Rios Park Garden in November 2018 the City of San Juan Capistrano and Goin Native Therapeutic Gardens enter into a five-year agreement for the continuing care of the gardens. We will be responsible for the maintenance and design development of additional native gardens at Los Rios Park. As part of our educational goals we will implement demonstration gardens showing the benefits of native plantings and water conservation as a way to nurture our butterflies and pollinators. We will work with interns from Saddleback College Horticulture program and local San Juan Capistrano K-12 schools to broaden our footprint in the six-acre park. We have begun to work with recovery and senior care facilities to expand the population we bring to the garden to connect and heal through workshops, classes or volunteer opportunities in the garden. Our successful work with the students ages 18-22 of the Adult Transition Program has resulted in physical improvements, improved cognitive skills for following directions, showing work initiative, completing tasks, increasing physical endurance, enhancing teamwork, and improving communication skills. The teachers also note that students are calmer, less agitated and are capable of more focused attention once they have returned to the classroom. We have a second community partner with OC Bridges Adult Day Program serving adults, ages 22 and older, with developmental disabilities as the results are replicated with their clientele. We developed sensory garden activities for children to experience the garden in an all-encompassing manner connecting them and their parents to nature through exploration and conversation. As we expand these programs we will gather more garden friends and increase our pollinators while teaching others garden nd life skills.


Needs Statement

We have formalized our relationship the city of San Juan Capistrano and will care for the gardens at Los Rios Park.  In this role we will educate the public on the environmental sustainability and conservation methods through free monthly workshops and lectures at the park. We need to fund 12 professional environmental speakers annually ($3600). As we are developing new demonstration gardens for teaching purposes. We collaborate with Saddleback College Horticulture Department for an annual internship. The intern will design gardens and work with the city officials through the approval and implementation process, gaining critical skills in urban design and planning. We require funding to ensure the highest level of student is involved in our ongoing internships ($14,000).

We expanded our relationship with programs for adults with developmental disabilities and adults in recovery facilities. We work with Capistrano Unified School District, private adult day programs for adults 18 years and older, and south Orange Country recovery treatment facilities. We created a vocational training program to provide real skill-based opportunities as volunteers or in a job market. We need funds for a training coordinator to direct and implement the tasks on a weekly basis ($24,000). 
 

CEO Statement

Goin Native Therapeutic Gardens grew from my personal mental health and well-being. As a child surviving emotional abuse in an alcolholic family, I learned early on the benefits of gardening alongside my mother. Nature is a natural healer; calming anxiety and depression. I lived my childhood and youth outdoors tending the garden and spent numerous hours in my tree house. Nature provided me an outlet to be creative, problem solve and experience emotional relief during turbulent times at home. When I left home at 18, I surrounded myself with plants and gardening in my daily life to nurture my physical and emotional wellness. As a mother of two, my children, now 29 and 21 were raised in the garden learning the same healthy lessons, when you help grow nature it will help grow you. I continue these lessons as I share my passion with volunteers, adults with disabilities and adults in recovery, using the garden for healing.


My husband and I were accosted walking down the street in our home town and the helplessness one feels from a surprise attack spiraled me into depression. Through my pain I was able to heal myself using the lessons from the garden I learned as a child. I decided during that time of healing to focus my energies on Los Rios Park to help others who might be suffering or hurting physically or emotionally. In 2013 I established Goin Native Therapeutic Gardens and the Los Rios Garden Angels volunteer program. We also collaborated in a community partnership with Capistrano Unified School District (CUSD) and the Adult Transition Workability Program students with disabilities ages 18-22. Each week students, teachers, and aids join forces with the Garden Angels in the garden. We believe the garden heals and Goin Native Therapeutic Garden’s purpose is to help people and plants thrive together.


Board Chair Statement

My love of gardening, the outdoors and individuals with disabilities has drawn me into my role as Board Chair. And as a special education principal, I know the value in providing a variety of opportunities for individuals with disabilities to foster their abilities and make connections in areas of success. Interacting in the gardening and finding success is something that is fostered by Goin Native Therapeutic Gardens. To spend time in the gardening planting, maintaining and reaping the benefits of their efforts allows individuals with disabilities to achieve a level of success that is immeasurable. The long-term benefits include not only the therapeutic benefits but the potential vocational opportunities that can become available to the student participants. Unemployment among individuals with disabilities is very high and by creating potential job skills these individual’s lives are changed forever.

I could not be more proud of the work of GNTG and its contribution to the local community and beyond.


Other Ways to Donate/Volunteer

Goin Native Therapeutic Gardens is constantly growing and developing programs, restoring habitats, and creating opportunities for learning in outdoor classrooms to nurture people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds. We focus on wellbeing and environmental sustainability using the garden as an educational tool, for healing while caring for nature. The Los Rios Park is our classroom, the community is our student. We’ve created a place where people and plants thrive together, transforming lives and gardens. We also have established the San Juan Capistrano’s first North American certified butterfly garden in the Los Rios Park, home to seven Orange County native butterfly species. We have park volunteer opportunities every Thursdays and on the first Saturday of each month from 8:30am-10:30am. No experience necessary as we will teach volunteers how to garden. Organizations and schools are welcome to come and nurture and grow in our gardens. Volunteers are needed all year long for each of our park programs. All programs provide environmental and health education, products, and resources to the public as well as opportunities to help and assist with variety of operational tasks. We offer free garden workshops once a month catered to children and adults helping connect to nature through the garden. We invite you to help water our seeds of environmental sustainability and well-being programs. Our organization accepts, donations and welcomes a variety of in-kind support in services, talents and volunteer opportunities in the garden, events and office.

Geographic Area Served

South Orange County

Our volunteers come from South Orange County commuities and  our goal is to serve these communties through future park programs. Aliso Viejo, Dana Point, Ladera Ranch, Laguna Niguel, Mission Viejo, Rancho Mission Viejo, San  Clemente, San Juan Capistrano.  

Organization Categories

  1. Environment - Environmental Education
  2. Human Services - Developmentally Disabled Services/Centers
  3. Mental Health & Crisis Intervention - Eating Disorders & Addictions

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Programs


Mayor's Monarch Day

We will host a new annual event, Mayors Monarch Day, to celebrate our 10-year anniversary at the Los Rios Park in August 2019. Our goal is to increase awareness of the dire situation facing worldwide monarch butterfly populations which have decreased by 90% due to habitat destruction and use of pesticides We will highlight past and present mayors who supported the creation of the 6.5-acre native park. Our events includes enviornmental speakers focused on increasing pollinator populations.  There will be lectures and workshops foucsed on native plants and butterfly gardens.  This event celebrates our success in increasing butterfly habitats with seven of the native Orange County butterflies visiting our garden. We will highlight our sustainability practices used to ensure pollinators are supported, while not adding toxins to our local garden, protecting our waterways and community.


Budget  15,000
Category  Environment, General/Other Environmental & Sustainable Design
Population Served Families Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) Elderly and/or Disabled
Program Short-Term Success 

Our immediate success for this event will be demonstrated by large public attendance of 1200 individuals, continued engagement and support with the City of SJC, industry experts, and local merchants. We have established a Memorandum of Understanding (five-year contract) with the City to continue nurturing Los Rios Park gardens as we demonstrated our skills to establish and maintain a certified butterfly garden in a public park, provide free classes and workshops and educate community members. We will increase economic development through our event for local merchants and will help benefit our non-profit through our annual membership drive and fund-raising. Our goal is to grow our membership from 25 to 125 individuals during this event and to continue our monthly outreach through social media, newsletters and free monthly lectures.

Program Long-Term Success 

Having hosted our environmental event, Eco Garden Expo from 2014-2017, we demonstrated our effectiveness to educate and inform the community at alternative practices that sustain pollinators and environment. We will take this knowledge and concept and shape our new event to be an effective vehicle for local gardeners to increase knowledge of the issues facing monarchs and pollinators and the environment. Our past experience leads us to expect approximately 2500 individuals would attend and each subsequent year we hope to increase both attendees. From this event, our goal is to encourage 10% of our lecture attendees to take the pollinator plunge and become a citizen-scientists focused group to establish and monitor their own certified monarch butterfly garden. We will ensure they learn how to sustain pollinators and help spread the knowledge to other community members.



Program Success Monitored By 

From our past experience during our Eco Expo we learned that we did not have a membership drive to gather community data and grow our non-profit. We were not able to establish annual financial support or grow our membership community. Through our re-branding of our non-profit this year we have established a focus on membership growth and consolidating our efforts in one location to bring about the most impactful efforts on the importance of the plight of monarchs and other beneficial pollinators. We will gather information of attendees at points of entrance and during our membership drive at the event. We will follow-up through email contact and telephone outreach. Establishing a monthly citizen scientist meeting will enable us to monitor and track the effectiveness of our efforts to educate and enable community members to establish butterfly gardens.

Examples of Program Success 

We will document increased engagement of the community through attendees at the event and individuals becoming members of the non-profit.  We will be able to mark our success at the event through a simple count of community members who attend our event and will be able demonstrate annual growth of attendance.  We will seek feedback from the city officials and local merchants about increased revenues during August as this is a historically slow month for sales. 


Los Rios Garden Angel Program

The Los Rios Garden Angel Program began in 2009 at the time the park opened. The program began as a grass roots neighborhood garden group formed by resident Marianne Taylor of Goin Native to care and maintain the native plants around the Montanez Adobe in the park. Los Rios Park is located in the Historic District in San Juan Capistrano, which is the oldest residential street in California. In 2013, Goin Native Therapeutic Gardens was formed as a 501 c 3 to increase awareness of the native park, establish a certified butterfly garden and to help people find connection or healing in nature. Today the garden angels encompass over 50 volunteers each week, meeting on Thursday mornings 50 weeks out of the year. The populations that volunteer together to tend the gardens are adults from adult day programs from the Capistrano Unified School District, private adult day programs, recovery programs and the general public.The gardens are equalizers,we work as a team finding success in every step.
Budget  14,000
Category  Environment, General/Other Environmental & Urban Beautification
Population Served People/Families with People of Developmental Disabilities Families Alcohol, Drug, Substance Abusers
Program Short-Term Success  Our short term success is based on the thousands of visitors that flock to our gardens each week to emerse themselves. Our volunteers have beautified the park to the point of enticing photographers and people from all around for wedding, prom and holiday photos in the Los Rios Park Gardens. Our 50 plus garden volunteers are consistent and committed to giving two hours of service each Thursday morning. The attention to details and caring of plants while gently removing debris shows the love and care each volunteer gives to the garden. Tasks are shared, friendships are made, convivial conversations brighten the day. After ten years, the gardens are constantly changing giving us a new challenge each week. Volunteers problem solve, make decisions, create new ideas and share in the varied work loads. Collabortion is at its finest with our combined efforts.We may be all different but together we are the same completing the task at hand to leave the park better then when we found it.
Program Long-Term Success  Our long term success is measured by the ten years we have been established. We have converted and transformed eighteen gardens into native butterfly and pollinator habitats through the help of numerous volunteers and over 20,000 hours. With the partnership in 2013, with Capistrano Unified School District and the Adult Transition Workability Program, we have helped students find vocational opportunities with local retailers and golf course and have aided some students while in the garden emotionally and physical heal. School Psychologist have reported that two students who have never spoken found their voices while in our gardens. The garden heals. Our goal is to expand the remaining tweleve gardens transforming them into a butterfly and sensory gardens in the next year with the partnership with Saddleback College Horticulture Dept, Co Chair and student interns. We want to establish a yearly Internship program to further develop students understanding of Urban Design and Park Planning.
Program Success Monitored By  Our success is montored by the recognition we receive from the City of San Juan Capistrano City Council, City Manager, Local Merchants, Photographers, Residents and Newspaper articles about the butterfly gardens at the Los Rios Park. The gardens have thousands of vistors due to our garden care and efforst.  Each week our group connects in a postive way, engaging in conversation , laughter, work and play. We make a difference each week in a life and the plants we tend. We moniter human behavour and temperment while in the garden and moniter the plant life through observation. If each week both plant and person are doing well and thriving we know we are successful. Our goal is to encourage and help people and plants thrive together through acknowledgment and proper care. 
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Management


CEO/Executive Director Marianne Taylor
CEO Term Start Dec 2013
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience My background has been in private business for over 30 years. I have owned and operated hair salons since 1986 serving all ages and backgrounds. In 2009, I created Goin Native a -for -profit business to educate community in environmental sustainability and gardening practices for well being through paid garden workshops, garden grill dinners and creating a volunteer garden angel program at the newly opened Los Rios Park. In 2013, I transitioned the for profit business to a non profit 501 c 3 renamed to Goin Native Therapeutic Gardens. Since 2013, we have given more then 15,000 hours of volunteer hands and hearts to aid the park and help people grow. It is our mission to continue this program helping and serve people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities. Our big idea vision is to take our successful park program to other cities in our State and throughout the USA.

Former CEOs and Terms

Name Start End
John Taylor Jan 2015 June 2015
Karen Crocker Crocker Dec 2013 Dec 2014

Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
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Awards

Award Awarding Organization Year
Public Stewardship Award for the Los Rios Park Angels enhancing "Quality of Life" American Society of Landscape Architects of Southern California 2010

Affiliations

Affiliation Year
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External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
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Collaborations

  • City of San Juan Capistrano
  • Saddleback Community College: Horticulture Department
  • Capistrano Unified School District: Adult Transition Workability Program
  • OC Bridges: Adult Day Program
  • Abilities Unlimited: Adult Day Program
  • National Charity League
  • San Juan Capistrano Garden Club
  • Local Private and Public High School Students 

Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 0
Number of Part Time Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 53
Number of Contract Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % --
Staff Professional Development No

Staff Demographics

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

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has Strategic Plan? Under Development
Years Strategic Plan Considers N/A
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 No
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No

Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? N/A
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency N/A N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency N/A N/A
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency N/A N/A

Government Licenses

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CEO Comments

We reorganized our non profit management in 2018 to a 100% volunteer/membership based organization. We have a working volunteer board of directors. No staff or salaries are given. We pay for contract service work, accounting, advertisement and website management. Funds are used for operatonal costs of insurance, rent, utilities and program supplies.We finance the non profit through various annual fundraising; Environmental one day events, membership drives, garden workshops, plant sales, website sales, grants, and from in kind, online, personal and board donations. We direct our funds to grow our programs through internships or contract work and not used for daily administration nor management salaries.
 

Foundation Comments

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Governance


Board Chair Analee Kredel-Speer
Board Chair Company Affiliation Chief of Special Education, Orange County Department of Education
Board Chair Term May 2015 - June 2019
Board Co-Chair Mary Crawford
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
Board Co-Chair Term July 2017 - June 2019

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Ricardo Beas Business Owner, Ricardo's Place Voting
Mary Crawford Community Volunteer Voting
Paul King Community Volunteer Voting
Analee Kredel-Speer Principal, Orange County Board of Education Voting
Yvonne Murai Farmer Voting
Marcos Reyes Vice-President and Branch Manager, Farmers and Merchant Bank Voting
Dr. Mozelle Sukut Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, Author, Historian 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
Thomas Ferruzzo Attorney, Ferruzzo & Ferruzzo, LLP --
Ken Lee Professor of Horticulture, Saddleback Community College --

Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 1
Caucasian: 4
Hispanic/Latino: 2
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): 0
Gender Female: 4
Male: 3
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 0
Board Meeting Attendance % 75%
Written Board Selection Criteria Under Development
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Yes
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions 100%
Board Orientation Yes

CEO Comments

GNTG reorganized in 2018 to reduce our footprint at various venues and to focus and concentrate on the Los Rios Park beautification project while increasing people and pollintors to our park programs. We voted to not employ staff nor pay salaries. We voted to be a 100% volunteer organization and working board of directors. In our fundraising efforts and practices, our goal and needs are to raise funds to offer internship opportunities to Saddleback College Horticulture students to further their education as Urban designers and planners as well as Saddleback College Human Services students to further their concentration of helping people with new opportunities using nature as a lifestyle healing component reducing relapse of symptoms.In addition we assist our developmentally disabled population garden volunteers vocational opportunities.

Foundation Comments

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Standing Committees

  • Academic Affairs
  • Advisory Board / Advisory Council
  • Community Outreach / Community Relations
  • Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
  • Education
  • Finance

Financials


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2017 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2016 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2015 (%)

Fiscal Year July 01, 2018 to June 30, 2019
Projected Revenue $67,000.00
Projected Expenses $66,090.00
Form 990s

2017 GNTG 990 EZ

2016 GNTG 990 EZ

2015 GNTG 990 EZ

2014 GNTG 990 EZ

Audit Documents --
IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Total Revenue $104,894 $74,023 $53,676
Total Expenses $105,778 $74,501 $45,563

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Revenue By Revenue Source
Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$68,890 $25,000 $37,600
Government Contributions $0 $0 $0
    Federal -- -- $0
    State -- -- $0
    Local -- -- $0
    Unspecified -- -- $0
Individual Contributions -- $30,469 $0
Indirect Public Support -- -- $0
Earned Revenue $36,004 $3,497 $11,534
Investment Income, Net of Losses -- -- $4
Membership Dues -- -- $0
Special Events -- $15,057 $4,438
Revenue In-Kind -- -- --
Other -- -- --

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Expense By Type
Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Program Expense $104,968 $33,240 $30,421
Administration Expense $810 $41,261 $12,642
Fundraising Expense -- -- $2,500
Payments to Affiliates -- -- $0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 0.99 0.99 1.18
Program Expense/Total Expenses 99% 45% 67%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 0% 0% 6%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Total Assets $9,698 $9,716 $0
Current Assets $9,698 $9,238 $0
Long-Term Liabilities -- -- $0
Current Liabilities $1,344 -- $0
Total Net Assets $8,354 $9,238 --

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities 7.22 inf nan

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 0% 0% nan%
Endowment Value --
Spending Policy N/A
Percentage(If selected) --
Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Purpose Not at this time, we will re-evaluate in the next fiscal year.
Campaign Goal --
Capital Campaign Dates -
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount --
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? No

CEO Comments

Goin Native Therapeutic Gardens uses the local park as its classroom with a five year contract with the City of San Juan Capistrano beginning in 2018. We are limited with our offerings and impact for well being. In the next five years we would like to rent a building that has a kitchen and small garden to offer more classes indoors with an afterschool outreach program to educate students with horticulture and culinary arts skills to local public and private elementary and high schools and adult day programs, beginning and advanced cooking classes while tending to a vegetable garden using produce supplied from garden. We believe working with a vast and varied population creates understanding and promotes team work.

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


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