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    Positive Coaching Alliance

    Positive Coaching Alliance


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    ...501(c)(3) organization

    ...Donations are tax-deductible


    ...66 FRANKLIN ST STE 300
    Oakland CA 94607-3734

    ...Mail donations to:
    Dept LA 22216
    Pasadena CA 91185


    Oakland CA | IRS ruling year: 1999 | EIN: 77-0485946  


    Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) is a national non-profit founded at Stanford University in 1998 with the mission to serve as a catalyst for a positive youth sports culture in communities across the United States.

    In more than two decades of work, PCA expanded from a small local nonprofit to a strong, nationwide organization that provides programming in all 50 states. PCA has now partnered with roughly 3,500 schools and youth sports organizations nationwide to deliver more than 20,000 live group workshops, reaching more than 20 million youth.

    PCA's Double-Goal Coach® curriculum helps coaches adopt the model that the first goal is winning and the second, more important goal is teaching life lessons through sports. PCA material for Second-Goal Parent® trains parents to focus on children's life lessons and not the scoreboard. PCA's Triple-Impact Competitor® program develops youth who are committed to improving themselves, their teammates and their sport as a whole.


    Rating Information


    This charity's score is 83%, earning it a Three-Star rating. If this organization aligns with your passions and values, you can give with confidence.

    This overall score is calculated from multiple beacon scores: 90% Accountability & Finance, 10% Culture & Community. Learn more about our criteria and methodology.

    Beacon Weights
    Historical Ratings
     Important note on the timeliness of ratings

    The IRS is significantly delayed in processing nonprofits' annual tax filings (Forms 990). As a result, the Accountability & Finance score for Positive Coaching Alliance is outdated and the overall rating may not be representative of its current operations. Please check with the charity directly for any questions you may have.

    Rating Report

    • Impact & Results
    • Accountability & Finance
    • Culture & Community
    • Leadership & Adaptability
    Accountability & Finance
    Impact & ResultsAccountability & FinanceCulture & CommunityLeadership & Adaptability


    Accountability & Finance


    Positive Coaching Alliance has earned a 82% for the Accountability & Finance beacon. See the metrics below for more information.

    This beacon provides an assessment of a charity's financial health (financial efficiency, sustainability, and trustworthiness) and its commitment to governance practices and policies.

    This Accountability & Finance score represents IRS Form 990 data up until FY 2019. More recent filing data is available, but it has not been factored into this score, due to COVID-19's effect on this organization.

    Rating update postponed due to COVID-19's impact on this organization. View Positive Coaching Alliance's response.

    Learn more


    Accountability and Transparency
    ...Full Credit
    ...Partial Credit
    ...No Credit
    ...Not Applicable

    Financial Metrics
    ...Full Credit
    ...Partial Credit
    ...No Credit
    ...Not Applicable
    ...Liabilities to Assets Ratio - 40.90% - 5/10 pts
    ...Working Capital Ratio - 0.26 years - 5/10 pts
    ...Fundraising Efficiency - $0.19 - 7.5/10 pts
    ...Administrative Expense Ratio - 13.60% - 10/10 pts
    ...Fundraising Expense Ratio - 13.00% - 7.5/10 pts
    ...Program Expense Ratio - 73.30% - 6.65/10 pts
    ...Program Expense Growth - 1.27% - 3.27/10 pts

    Unscored Information

    Total Revenue and Expenses - Data Available
    Salary of Key Persons - Data Available
    IRS Published Data (Business Master File) - Data Available
    Data Sources (IRS Forms 990) - Data Available
    Pandemic Response - Data Available

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