Mission: THROUGH COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT AND SUPPORT, CORONADO SCHOOLS FOUNDATION RAISES AND MANAGES FUNDS TO PROVIDE EXCEPTIONAL LEARNING EXPERIENCES FOR ALL CORONADO UNIFIED  ... (More)

Coronado Schools Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization, with an IRS ruling year of 1982, and donations are tax-deductible.

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Contact Information

  www.csfkids.org

  201 6TH ST
Coronado CA 92118-1638



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Encompass Rating System by Charity Navigator


Overall Score

100

out of 100

This charity's score is a passing score.
This overall score is calculated from multiple beacon scores: 90% Finance & Accountability and 10% Leadership & Adaptability


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...   Finance & Accountability


This score provides an assessment of a nonprofit's financial health (stability, efficiency and sustainability) and its commitment to governance practices and policies.


Finance & Accountability Score

100

out of 100

The score earned by Coronado Schools Foundation is a passing score

This V6 of the Finance & Accountability Score provides a baseline measure of an organization's health including the indicators listed in the report below.

This score represents Form 990 data from 2020, the latest year electronically filed and published by the IRS.



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Finance & Accountability Report

100

of 100 points

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Program Expense

Program Expense Ratio

82.09%

Higher effect on score

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The Program Expense Ratio is determined by Program Expenses divided by Total Expense (average of most recent three 990s). This measure reflects the percent of its total expenses a charity spends on the programs and services it exists to deliver.


Program Expense Percentage

Amount of Credit Received

70% or higherFull Credit
60% - 69.9%Partial Credit
50% - 59.9%Zero Points for Program Expense Score
Below 50%Zero Points for Both Program Expense AND Liabilities to Assets Scores

Source: IRS Form 990

Board Composition

13/14 Independent

Higher effect on score


Charity Navigator looks for at least 3 board members, with more than 50% of those members identified as independent (not salaried).


The presence of an independent governing body is strongly recommended by many industry professionals to allow for full deliberation and diversity of thinking on governance and other organizational matters.


Source: IRS Form 990

Independent Audit or Financial Review

Audited

Higher effect on score


An Audit, Review, or Compilation provides important information about financial accountability and accuracy. Organizations are scored based on their Total Revenue Amount:

Total Revenue Amount

Expectation to Receive Credit

$1 million or higherExpected to complete an audit
$500,000 - $1 millionExpected to complete an audit, review, or compilation
Less than $500,000No expectation (removed from scoring methodology)

Source: IRS Form 990

Liabilities to Assets Ratio

6.23%

Lower effect on score


The Liabilities to Assets Ratio is determined by Total Liabilities divided by Total Assets (most recent 990). This ratio is an indicator of an organization’s solvency and/or long-term sustainability.

Liabilities to Assets Ratio

Amount of Credit Received

Less than 50%Full Credit
50% - 59.9%Partial Credit
60% or moreNo Credit

Source: IRS Form 990

Website

Listed

Lower effect on score


Charity Navigator looks for a website on the Form 990 as an accountability and transparency metric.


Nonprofits act in the public trust and reporting publicly on activities is an important component.


Source: IRS Form 990

Conflict of Interest Policy

Listed

Lower effect on score


Charity Navigator looks for the existence of a conflict of interest policy on the Form 990 as an accountability and transparency measure.


This policy protects the organization and by extension those it serves, when it is considering entering into a transaction that may benefit the private interest of an officer, director and/or key employee of the organization.


Source: IRS Form 990

Board Meeting Minutes

Documented

Lower effect on score


Charity Navigator looks to confirm on the Form 990 that the organization has this process in place as an accountability and transparency measure.


An official record of the events that take place during a board meeting ensures that a contemporaneous document exists for future reference.


Source: IRS Form 990

Document Retention and Destruction

Listed

Lower effect on score


Charity Navigator looks for the existence of a document retention and destruction policy per the Form 990 as an accountability and transparency measure.


This policy establishes guidelines for the handling, backing up, archiving and destruction of documents. These guidelines foster good record keeping procedures that promote data integrity.


Source: IRS Form 990

Whistleblower Policy

Listed

Lower effect on score


Charity Navigator looks for the existence of a whistleblower policy per the Form 990 as an accountability and transparency measure.


This policy outlines procedures for handling employee complaints, as well as a confidential way for employees to report financial or other types of mismanagement.


Source: IRS Form 990

Additional Information

Unscored

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Total Revenue and Expenses

Total Revenue and Expenses

This chart displays the trend of revenue and expenses over the past several years for this organization, as reported on their IRS Form 990.

Salary of Key Persons

Presented here are up to five of this organization's highest compensated employees. This compensation data includes salary, cash bonuses, and expense accounts and is displayed exactly how it is reported to the IRS. The amounts do not include nontaxable benefits, deferred compensation, or other amounts not reported on Form W-2. In some cases, these amounts may include compensation from related organizations. Read the IRS policies for compensation reporting



JEANMARIE BOND, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO

$9,918


BOB BALFOUR, GOVERNANCE CHAIR/NAMING RIGHTS CHAIR

$0


JAMIE TUCKEY, MARKETING CHAIR

$0


RENEE CAVANAUGH, CHAIRPERSON

$0


RUSS HALEY, TREASURER/FINANCIAL SP CHA

$0


Source: IRS Form 990 (page 7), filing year 2020

Business Master File Data

Below are some key data points from the Exempt Organization IRS Business Master File (BMF) for this organization. Learn more about the BMF on the IRS website


Activities:

Other student aid (BMF activity code: 043)

Other school related activities (BMF activity code: 059)


Foundation Status:

Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi) (BMF foundation code: 15)


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). (BMF affiliation code: 3)

Data Sources: IRS Forms 990

The Form 990 is a document that nonprofit organizations file with the IRS annually. We leverage finance and accountability data from it to form Encompass ratings. Click here to view this organization's Forms 990 on the IRS website (if any are available).

Pandemic Response

Due to the unprecedented nature of the pandemic, we give charities such as this one the opportunity to share the story of COVID's impact on them. Charities may submit their own pandemic responses through their nonprofit portal.


Coronado Schools Foundation reported being impacted by COVID-19 in the following ways:
  • Program Delivery

  • Fundraising Capacity

  • Revenue

  • Administrative Capacity

  • Balance Sheet


How COVID-19 impacted the organization's operations financially:

Our annual Gala and Benefit Auction had to be held virtually and, as as a result, the net return for the event was less than half in person years. Donations to our organization declined significantly due to students learning in a fully virtual environment. We were able to apply and received the PPP loan and thus were able to employ a full staff.


How COVID-19 impacted the organization's delivery of programs:

Due to students learning in a fully virtual environment, we were unable to deliver hands on instruction in STEM and Arts classes such as innovation lab, choir, band, and visual arts.


How this organization adapted to changing conditions caused by COVID-19:

Our staff immediately shifted all in person fundraisers to fully virtual platforms. Staff spent many hours reaching out to longtime donors via phone, email, and mail.


Innovations the organization intends to continue permanently after the pandemic:

Aspects of virtual programs implemented during Covid that were successful, will continue to be offered moving forward.


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...   Impact & Results


This score estimates the actual impact a nonprofit has on the lives of those it serves, and determines whether it is making good use of donor resources to achieve that impact.


Impact & Results Score

Not Currently Scored

Coronado Schools Foundation cannot currently be evaluated by our Encompass Rating Impact & Results methodology because either (A) it is eligible, but we have not yet received data; (B) we have not yet developed an algorithm to estimate its programmatic impact; (C) its programs are not direct services; or (D) it is not heavily reliant on contributions from individual donors.

Note: The absence of a score does not indicate a positive or negative assessment, it only indicates that we have not yet evaluated the organization.

Learn more about Impact & Results.

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Additional Information

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Largest Programs

Largest Programs



Coronado Schools Foundation reported its three largest programs on its FY 2020 Form 990 as:


$875,863

Spent in most recent FY

92%

Percent of program expenses


THE PRIMARY PURPOSE OF SCHOOL SITE PROGRAM GRANTS WITHIN THE CORONADO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT (CUSD) IS TO ENRICH THE QUALITY OF THE CURRICULUM AND PROVIDE EXCEPTIONAL LEARNING EXPERIENCES FOR ALL CUS ... (More)


$29,697

Spent in most recent FY

3%

Percent of program expenses


DISTRICT PROGRAM FUNDING INLUDES TELETHON EVENT SUPPORT TO CORONADO MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOLS. CORONADO SCHOOLS FOUNDATION ENVISIONS A PUBLIC SCHOOLS COMMUNITY THAT PROVIDES STUDENTS AN OPPORTUNITY TO L ... (More)


$43,245

Spent in most recent FY

4%

Percent of program expenses


SCHOLARSHIPS FOR 27 GRADUATING CORONADO HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS FROM PRIVATE DONORS AS WELL AS ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIPS WITHIN CORONADO SCHOOLS FOUNDATION FIDELITY INVESTMENT ACCOUNTS. THE CORONADO HIGH SCHOO ... (More)


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...   Leadership & Adaptability


This score provides an assessment of the organization's leadership capacity, strategic thinking and planning, and ability to innovate or respond to changes in constituent demand/need or other relevant social and economic conditions to achieve the organization's mission.


Leadership & Adaptability Score

100

out of 100

The score earned by Coronado Schools Foundation is a passing score.

Encompass Rating V4 provides an evaluation of the organization's Leadership & Adaptability through the nonprofit organization submitting a survey response directly to Charity Navigator.


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Leadership & Adaptability Report

100

of 100 points

Mission

The nonprofit organization presents evidence of strategic thinking through articulating the organization’s mission


THROUGH COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT AND SUPPORT, CORONADO SCHOOLS FOUNDATION RAISES AND MANAGES FUNDS TO PROVIDE EXCEPTIONAL LEARNING EXPERIENCES FOR ALL CORONADO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT STUDENTS.


Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Vision

The nonprofit organization presents evidence of strategic thinking through articulating the organization’s vision.


Coronado Schools Foundation envisions a public school community that provides students an opportunity to learn, thrive and reach their highest potential today and into their future.


Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Strategic Goals

The nonprofit organization presents evidence of strategic thinking and goal setting through sharing their most important strategic goals.


Goal One: Grow programs in STEM and Arts areas to ensure that all students in Coronado Public Schools receive equal access from Kindergarten through 12th grade.

Goal Type: Grow, expand, scale or increase access to the existing programs and services.


Goal Two: Leverage recently launched the Naming Rights campaign to increase our endowment to generate unrestricted funds and sustainable annual returns.

Goal Type: Invest in the capacity of our organization (financial, management, technical, etc.).


Goal Three: Increase the number of CSF-hosted Enrichment Programs to allow students equal access. Enrichment programs address social and emotional learning as well as diversity and inclusion.

Goal Type: This goal reflects our commitment to further our advocacy work for our organization and or cause area.


Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Leadership Development

The nonprofit provides evidence of investment in leadership development


Describe an investment in leadership

IN October. 2021 Coronado Schools Foundation invested in two Strategic Planning Consultants to work with the CEO, staff, and board on a three-year Strategic Plan. One strategic plan outcome has been data-based leadership consulting for the CEO/President. In addition, we have invested in Leadership training for our CEO /President via a weekly session with a licensed leadership coach.

Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Mobilizing for Mission

The nonprofit provides evidence of leadership through focusing externally and mobilizing resources for the mission.


This organization mobilizes for mission in the following ways:
  • Strategic Partnerships

  • Thought Leadership

  • Raising Awareness

What are this organization’s external mobilizaton efforts?

CSF works closely with community organizations to improve the culture at the schools and further the mission of our organization. As an example, CSF works with fellow non-profit, the Coronado Safe Harbor organization, to host after school curriculum to support social-emotional learning and well-being. In addition, Coronado Schools Foundation partners with the Coronado Arts Commission, the City of Coronado, and Coronado Schools of the Arts to host community concerts and events. Michelle Gilmore, CFRE, the CEO and President of CSF is a published co-author and hosts workshops and trainings on Event Fundraising success. Her book titled Eventology, the science behind non-profit fundraising is a top-rated fundraising book. CSF uses email marketing, extensive social media, and our local media affiliates to successfully raise awareness of the mission. The Coronado Times and The Coronado Eagle are strategic partners with CSF supporting the schools with complimentary press releases.

Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Story of Adaptability

The nonprofit has an opportunity to tell the story of how the organization adapted to tremendous external changes in the last year.


As an event-based fundraising organization, the Coronado Schools Foundation had to make extreme and creative adjustments to continue our mission to fund STEM learning opportunities. We converted our in-person gala, for example, to a virtual event. Typically a 400 person gala, the staff recorded impact videos and hosted an online auction, a virtual live auction, and a "virtual scavenger hunt" to raise funds and continue the traditional community event. We raised 70% of the revenue we typically raise but saw a significant decrease in expenses with the virtual format. In addition, we relied on Zoom and Teams to work remotely for the safety and health of staff and board. All meetings were converted to virtual and we saw a large fall off from volunteers. As soon as our fiscal year and the 2021 school year started we re-engaged our volunteers with outdoor coffee meetings and in-person training opportunities. These adaptations have paid off and we are starting to see the fundraising increase again.

Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

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...   Culture & Community


This score provides an assessment of the organization's culture and connectedness to the community it serves. Learn more about how and why we rate Culture & Community.


Culture & Community Score

Not Currently Scored

Coronado Schools Foundation is currently not eligible for a Culture & Community score because we have not received its Constituent Feedback or Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion data. Nonprofit organizations are encouraged to fill out the How We Listen and Equity Practices sections of their Candid profile.

Note: The absence of a score does not indicate a positive or negative assessment, it only indicates that we have not yet evaluated the organization.


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Culture & Community Report

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Constituent Feedback

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion


This organization has not provided information regarding the diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) practices it is presently implementing. As such, the organization has not earned a score on this metric. Charity Navigator believes nonprofit organizations implementing effective DEI policies and practices can enhance a nonprofit's decision-making, staff motivation, innovation, and effectiveness.


Methodology


We are utilizing data collected by Candid to document and assess the DEI practices implemented by the organization. Nonprofit organizations are encouraged to fill out the Equity Strategies section of their Candid profiles to receive a rating.


Learn more about the methodology.

Constituent Feedback


Constituent Feedback and Listening Practice data are not available for this organization. Charity Navigator believes nonprofit organizations that engage in inclusive practices, such as collecting feedback from the people and communities they serve, may be more effective.



Methodology


We've partnered with Candid to survey organizations about their feedback practices. Nonprofit organizations can fill out the How We Listen section of their Candid profile to receive a rating.


Learn more about the methodology.

Analysis and Research


Like the overall Encompass Rating System, the Culture & Community Beacon is designed to evolve as metrics are developed and ready for integration. Below you can find more information about the metrics we currently evaluate in this beacon and their relevance to nonprofit performance.


Constituent Feedback


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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