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Pro Kids Golf Academy

The First Tee of San Diego

two stars

73.72

4085 52nd Street San Diego, CA 92105
tel: (619) 582-7884   Web Site
EIN: 33-0617741

Board Leadership
Howard Wright
Chair

CEO
Andrew Holets
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 73.72 two stars
  Financial 82.91 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 67.00 one star
This rating was published 04/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Pro Kids Golf Academy's mission is to challenge underserved youth to excel in life by promoting character development, life-skills, and values through education and the game of golf. We aim to be a leader in providing opportunity and hope through positive life-changing experiences to underserved youth in San Diego County. Pro Kids was founded by former AFL player Ernest H. Wright, Sr. and incorporated in 1994. That same year, we partnered with the City of San Diego and the San Diego Unified School District to use Colina Park Golf Course as an outdoor classroom to teach life-skills and golf to inner-city kids. In 1997, we were used as a model for The First Tee, an international organization and became The First Tee of San Diego. We initiated a scholarship program in 1999 awarding $1 million to 80 students over the past ten years.

Pro Kids Golf Academy's mission is to challenge underserved youth to excel in life by promoting character development, life-skills, and values through education and the game of golf. We aim to be a leader in providing opportunity and hope through positive life-changing experiences to underserved youth in San Diego County. Pro Kids was founded by former AFL player Ernest H. Wright, Sr. and incorporated in 1994. That same year, we partnered with the City of San Diego and the San Diego Unified School District to use Colina Park Golf Course as an outdoor classroom to teach life-skills and golf to inner-city kids. In 1997, we were used as a model for The First Tee, an international organization and became The First Tee of San Diego. We initiated a scholarship program in 1999 awarding $1 million to 80 students over the past ten years.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
Total number of fields trips
45
Number of academic scholarships awarded
43
Total dollar amount of scholarship awarded
147,500
This impact information is current as of August 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

82.91

Accountability & Transparency

one star

67.00

This rating was published 04/01/2020 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)
80.0%
  Administrative Expenses 8.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.21
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.51
  Program Expenses Growth 0.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Pro Kids Golf Academy on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Pro Kids Golf Academy on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Constituent Voice

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How is the organization collecting feedback?
Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Suggestion box/email
How is the organization using feedback?
To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve
With whom is the organization sharing feedback?
The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners
What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?
Online surveys are too heavily used, potentially leaving out a number of non-computer users
Describe a recent change in your organization that resulted from feedback.
We offered additional entry-level classes due to various difficulties and discrepancies regarding transportation for local communities
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Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Pro Kids Golf Academy (CA) 73.72 two stars
Thompson Island Outward Bound Education Center (TIOBEC) (MA) 90.56 four stars
IslandWood (WA) 88.57 three stars
Shake-A-Leg Miami (FL) 86.19 three stars
Birthright Israel Foundation (NY) 87.62 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,012,551
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $235,052
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $90,000
Total Contributions $1,337,603
   Program Service Revenue $266,733
Total Primary Revenue $1,604,336
   Other Revenue $711,317
TOTAL REVENUE $2,315,653
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,022,455
   Administrative Expenses $290,311
   Fundraising Expenses $224,481
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,537,247
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-221,594
   
Net Assets $6,575,559

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.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Golf Course and Life Skills Curriculum $976,646 48.3%
Education Support $901,519 44.6%
Scholarships $144,290 7.1%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 04/01/2020 73.72 two stars
2017-12 02/01/2019 82.87 three stars
2016-12 11/01/2018 86.77 three stars
2016-12 06/01/2018 85.73 three stars
2015-12 08/01/2017 88.20 three stars
2014-05 06/01/2016 88.42 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-05 08/01/2015 87.45 three stars
2013-05 09/01/2014 92.95 four stars
2012-05 07/01/2013 94.25 four stars
2011-05 05/01/2012 83.98 three stars
2010-05 09/20/2011 81.69 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-05 05/01/2011 72.99 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 33-0617741
Name in IRS Master File PRO KIDS GOLF ACADEMY INC
NTEE Code N6A
NTEE Classification Golf
NTEE Type Recreation, Sports, Leisure, Athletics
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (995) Described in section 509(a)(2) of the Code
(328) Combat juvenile delinquency
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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 February, 1995
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
  • May, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$119,929 4.72% Andrew Holets Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Pro Kids Golf Academy (CA) 73.72 two stars
Shake-A-Leg Miami (FL) 86.19 three stars
Birthright Israel Foundation (NY) 87.62 three stars
NYC Outward Bound Schools (NY) 90.12 four stars
Sea Education Association (MA) 87.47 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Pro Kids Golf Academy
4085 52nd Street
San Diego, CA 92105
tel: (619) 582-7884
EIN: 33-0617741

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Board Leadership

Howard Wright
Chair

CEO

Andrew Holets
Chief Executive Officer

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