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Santa Claus, Inc.

Santa Claus Incorporated: "Where Poverty meets Provision for the Children of the IE."

two stars

73.76

824 East Sixth Street San Bernadino, CA 92410
tel: (909) 885-0090   Web Site
EIN: 95-6101275

Board Leadership
Larry O'Nan
Chair

CEO
Karen DiCarlo
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 73.76 two stars
  Financial 85.15 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 66.00 one star
This rating was published 03/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of Santa Claus, Inc.(SCI) is "To provide critical services to impoverished youth in the Inland Empire by empowering families through year-round and seasonal giving programs." SCI has alleviated the sting of poverty for vulnerable children across the Inland Empire since 1952. SCI began as a seasonal operation bringing gifts to the impoverished children of San Bernardino at Christmas time. After 6 decades, Santa went year round with YES! Youth Enrichment Services; providing *new* essential items to children in low-income circumstances. Since the launch of YES! in 2012, SCI has grown by an astounding 800%; becoming the single largest distributor of NEW critical needs items to low income children in the State of California. Our exclusive retail partnerships enable Santa to bring new toys, quality clothing, shoes and socks, books, coats, quilts, school supplies, personal care kits, birthday surprises, and holiday cheer to over 150,000 underprivileged children each year!

The mission of Santa Claus, Inc.(SCI) is "To provide critical services to impoverished youth in the Inland Empire by empowering families through year-round and seasonal giving programs." SCI has alleviated the sting of poverty for vulnerable children across the Inland Empire since 1952. SCI began as a seasonal operation bringing gifts to the impoverished children of San Bernardino at Christmas time. After 6 decades, Santa went year round with YES! Youth Enrichment Services; providing *new* essential items to children in low-income circumstances. Since the launch of YES! in 2012, SCI has grown by an astounding 800%; becoming the single largest distributor of NEW critical needs items to low income children in the State of California. Our exclusive retail partnerships enable Santa to bring new toys, quality clothing, shoes and socks, books, coats, quilts, school supplies, personal care kits, birthday surprises, and holiday cheer to over 150,000 underprivileged children each year!

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2019
Number of children served
150,000
This impact information is current as of March 2020, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

three stars

85.15

Accountability & Transparency

one star

66.00

This rating was published 03/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
91.8%
  Administrative Expenses 2.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.42
  Program Expenses Growth 0.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Santa Claus, Inc. on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Santa Claus, Inc. on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Santa Claus, Inc. (CA) 73.76 two stars
St. Vincent de Paul of Seattle|King County (WA) 86.35 three stars
ECHO (Everyone Cooperating to Help Others) (WI) 93.91 four stars
MIFA (Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association) (TN) 90.02 four stars
Yamhill Community Action Partnership (OR) 91.32 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,621,148
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,621,148
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,621,148
   Other Revenue $15,413
TOTAL REVENUE $1,636,561
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,564,201
   Administrative Expenses $34,914
   Fundraising Expenses $93,877
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,692,992
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-56,431
   
Net Assets $689,543

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 03/01/2020 73.76 two stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 95-6101275
Name in IRS Master File SANTA CLAUS INCORPORATED OF GREATER SAN BERNARDINO
NTEE Code P58
NTEE Classification Gift Distribution
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (927) Fundraising
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date July, 1957
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$60,000 3.54% Karen DiCarlo Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Santa Claus, Inc. (CA) 73.76 two stars
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Interfaith Outreach & Community Partners (MN) 95.89 four stars
Impact America (AL) 85.98 three stars
Community Shares of Minnesota (MN) 87.30 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Santa Claus, Inc.
824 East Sixth Street
San Bernadino, CA 92410
tel: (909) 885-0090
EIN: 95-6101275

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 2642
San Bernardino, CA 92410

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Board Leadership

Larry O'Nan
Chair

CEO

Karen DiCarlo
Executive Director

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