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Orange County Foundation for Oncology Children & Families, Inc.

 PO Box 6023
 Orange, CA 92863
[P] (949) 855-1972
[F] (949) 305-8760
http://www.ocf-ocf.org
[email protected]
David Merrill
FOUNDED: 1982
INCORPORATED: 1983
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Organization DBA OCF-OCF
Former Names --
Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years No
Employer Identification Number 95-3786863 00000

Summary


Mission StatementMORE »

Our objective is to provide the kind of peer support recommended by the American Cancer Society and the National Institutes of Health for cancer patients and their families while also providing a free, fun, recreational respite from the stressful daily routine of coping with cancer. Born of necessity in 1982, the Orange County Foundation for Oncology Children and Families (OCF-OCF) is a 501 (c)(3) not for profit, volunteer-run organization providing year-round recreational and social activities designed to foster supportive relationships for pediatric cancer patients and their families. As the leading organization in Orange County for pediatric cancer patients and their families, we strive to turn fear and isolation into support, friendship, and hope through year-round free activities, including our “World's Greatest Camp."

Mission Statement

Our objective is to provide the kind of peer support recommended by the American Cancer Society and the National Institutes of Health for cancer patients and their families while also providing a free, fun, recreational respite from the stressful daily routine of coping with cancer. Born of necessity in 1982, the Orange County Foundation for Oncology Children and Families (OCF-OCF) is a 501 (c)(3) not for profit, volunteer-run organization providing year-round recreational and social activities designed to foster supportive relationships for pediatric cancer patients and their families. As the leading organization in Orange County for pediatric cancer patients and their families, we strive to turn fear and isolation into support, friendship, and hope through year-round free activities, including our “World's Greatest Camp."

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year 2017
Projected Expenses $65,000.00
Projected Revenue $24,000.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • The World's Greatest Camp

Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2016 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2015 (%)

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Overview


Mission Statement

Our objective is to provide the kind of peer support recommended by the American Cancer Society and the National Institutes of Health for cancer patients and their families while also providing a free, fun, recreational respite from the stressful daily routine of coping with cancer. Born of necessity in 1982, the Orange County Foundation for Oncology Children and Families (OCF-OCF) is a 501 (c)(3) not for profit, volunteer-run organization providing year-round recreational and social activities designed to foster supportive relationships for pediatric cancer patients and their families. As the leading organization in Orange County for pediatric cancer patients and their families, we strive to turn fear and isolation into support, friendship, and hope through year-round free activities, including our “World's Greatest Camp."

Background Statement

In 1982 a group of parents whose children were receiving treatment for cancer at CHOC were lamenting the fact that their children were missing out on so many of the normal activities that their friends were participating in. They pulled together resources to organize a group of 21 kids and 23 parents who made their way up into the mountains near Big Bear. The kids, along with a dedicated handful of volunteer counselors, were separated into cabin groups by age and gender. Moms and Dads were also separated into their own cabins. According to founder Ron VanWinkle, “the whole idea was to separate the parents from the kids; to let the kids run around and be kids without having to worry about others staring at their bald heads (from chemotherapy), or remarking about their frail conditions.” That first camp was so successful that they committed to doing it again and formed a non-profit corporation in order to be able to raise money so that cost would not hinder anyone from participating. Other activities were later added throughout the year in order to help families stay in touch and nurture the supportive relationships formed at camp. To this day, OCF-OCF is an entirely volunteer-run organization.

Impact Statement

Each year in Orange County over 100 children are newly diagnosed with some form of cancer. Combined with children already undergoing treatment, hundreds of families share a common challenge as they are all dealing with stresses that are unimaginable to people who have never been touched by childhood cancer. Medical, financial, emotional, and social hardships can be overwhelming for patients, parents and siblings during and after treatment. With this in mind, the Orange County Foundation for Oncology Children and Families (OCF-OCF) provides support activities, free of charge, to over 400 family members each year and with continued support,we hope to reach out to even more.

Needs Statement

Our main goal is to be able to provide The World's Greatest Camp for pediatric oncology patients and families twice per year, in June and September, at no cost to families. Our budget for each camp is approximately $25,000. Each year, funding permitted, we have a minimum of 2 camps and a holiday party, bringing our monetary needs for the year to around $60,000. Funds permitting, we would love to be able to bring back some other recreational activities throughout the year. These include "The World's Coolest Camp" specifically for teens as well as trips to theme parks and sporting events. 

CEO Statement

The beneficiaries of our project encompass all ages and income levels. Our only requirement is that the family lives in, or the child with cancer is treated in, Orange County, CA or a nearby area. If a family feels that our organization can assist them, we want to offer help. As a community-based organization we have the flexibility to meet the needs of all kinds of families. Grandparents or aunts and uncles can fill in for parents when necessary. We can welcome families whose diagnosis is not technically cancer, but who endure the same difficult treatment regimens. We can always make accommodations for children and adults with all types of special needs; from diabetes to Down syndrome, from infants on special diets to grandparents with oxygen tanks. There are similar camp programs for children with cancer and their families, but OCF-OCF is the only one developed and run by the parents of the cancer patients. We understand the impact a cancer diagnosis has on the entire family. OCF-OCF is unique in making no distinctions whatsoever between patients and siblings at our events. They are all made to feel equally special. Many organizations do wonderful things for kids with cancer, but their siblings often feel left out. This only adds to the strain on an already stressed family. We address the needs of patients, siblings, parents, and of the family as a whole. We are also unique in welcoming those in all phases of the disease – on treatment, in remission, in relapse, “cured," or bereaved.

Board Chair Statement

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Other Ways to Donate/Volunteer

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Geographic Area Served

In a specific U.S. city, cities, state(s) and/or region.
Central Orange County
West Orange County
South Orange County
North Orange County
OCF-OCF activities are available to pediatric cancer patients and their families who reside in or receive(d) (past or present) treatment in the Orange County, California area.  If you are interested and live outside of Orange County, please feel free to contact us. In addition to Orange County, we presently support a few families who reside in Los Angeles, Riverside and Ventura Counties. We will try to help any family who needs our services.

Organization Categories

  1. Diseases Disorders & Medical Disciplines - Pediatrics
  2. Diseases Disorders & Medical Disciplines - Cancer
  3. Recreation & Sports - Camps

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Programs


The World's Greatest Camp

The main focus of activity for OCF-OCF is the preparation and presentation of "The World's Greatest Camp," a twice-a-summer weekend camp in the mountains of Big Bear; patients and siblings are divided into cabin groups by age and sex, but not by medical condition; they participate in various athletic endeavors, camp traditions and spirit-building activities. Throughout the year, OCF hosts other social activities designed to strengthen the bonds formed at camp.
Budget  $25,000.00
Category  Diseases, Disorders & Medical Disciplines, General/Other Cancer
Population Served Families People/Families of People with Cancer People/Families with of People with Disabilities
Program Short-Term Success 
By hosting two three-day weekend camps for pediatric cancer patients and their families, we benefit those families by turning isolation and fear into friendship and hope. We aid dozens of families per year. 
Program Long-Term Success  Camp families benefit greatly by forming long term relationships with other families going through similar issues. Campers make friends and parents are able to discuss issues important to them. 
Program Success Monitored By  periodic parent surveys 
Examples of Program Success  --

Management


CEO/Executive Director Ms. Brenda Hohnstein
CEO Term Start Jan 2017
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience --

Former CEOs and Terms

Name Start End
Mrs. Cheri Barbour Jan 2013 Dec 2016
Mr. Neil Barbour Jan 2011 Dec 2012

Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
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Awards

Award Awarding Organization Year
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Affiliations

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External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
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Collaborations

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Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 0
Number of Part Time Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 35
Number of Contract Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % --
Staff Professional Development --

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

Risk Management Provisions

Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy --

Reporting and Evaluations

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

Government Licenses

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CEO Comments

Our organization is all volunteer. There are no paid staff members. Board members and camp staff are completely voluntary and consist of some of the families that have benefited from our programs in the past.

Foundation Comments

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Governance


Board Chair Brenda Hohnstein
Board Chair Company Affiliation No Affiliation
Board Chair Term Jan 2017 -
Board Co-Chair --
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Co-Chair Term -

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Mrs. Cheri Barbour Executive Director Voting
Mr Kevin Criddle Director of Activities Voting
Annabelle Davis Member at Large --
Denise Davison Member at Large Voting
Brenda Hohnstein Director of Activities Voting
Marelly Landeau Member at Large --
Mark Lummas Director of IT Voting
David Merrill Director of Ways and Means Voting
Lucille Smith Secretary Voting
Tammie Smith Treasurer --
Drew Spoonhower Director of Outreach 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
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Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 75
Hispanic/Latino: 25
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): 0
Gender Female: 75
Male: 25
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths --
Board Term Limits --
Board Meeting Attendance % 85%
Written Board Selection Criteria Under Development
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Under Development
Percentage of Monetary Contributions --
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions --
Board Orientation --

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 2016 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2015 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2014 (%)

Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2017 to Dec 31, 2017
Projected Revenue $24,000.00
Projected Expenses $65,000.00
Form 990s

2016 Form 990

2015 Form 990

2014 Form 990

Audit Documents --
IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Total Revenue $657,446 $58,615 $42,866
Total Expenses $56,470 $45,349 $45,348

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Revenue By Revenue Source
Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
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Government Contributions $0 $0 $0
    Federal -- -- --
    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified -- -- --
Individual Contributions $276,934 $58,615 $42,866
Indirect Public Support -- -- --
Earned Revenue -- -- --
Investment Income, Net of Losses -- -- --
Membership Dues -- -- --
Special Events -- -- --
Revenue In-Kind $380,512 -- --
Other -- -- --

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Expense By Type
Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Program Expense $48,299 $38,991 $38,627
Administration Expense $8,171 $6,358 $6,721
Fundraising Expense -- -- --
Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 11.64 1.29 0.95
Program Expense/Total Expenses 86% 86% 85%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 0% 0% 0%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Total Assets $646,123 $45,147 $31,881
Current Assets -- -- --
Long-Term Liabilities -- -- --
Current Liabilities -- -- --
Total Net Assets $646,123 $45,147 $31,881

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities nan nan nan

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 0% 0% 0%
Endowment Value --
Spending Policy N/A
Percentage(If selected) --
Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Purpose --
Campaign Goal --
Capital Campaign Dates -
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount --
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes

CEO Comments

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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.