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Human Services : Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services

California Youth Connection

Our Voices, Our Future

two stars

77.05

1611 Telegraph Avenue Suite 1100
Oakland, CA 94612
tel: (800) 397-8236   Web Site
EIN: 94-3141616

Board Leadership
Marissa Guerrero
President

CEO
Haydée Cuza
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 77.05 two stars
  Financial 68.32 one star
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

California Youth Connection (CYC) is a youth led organization that develops leaders who empower each other and their communities to transform the foster care system through legislative and policy change. CYC was founded in 1988 by a group of foster youth and supportive adults to provide a vehicle for California foster youth to learn leadership and advocacy skills and to engage directly with policymakers to improve the foster care system. Every year, CYC serves more than 500 foster youth members, ages 14-24, through 32 county-based chapters throughout the state.

California Youth Connection (CYC) is a youth led organization that develops leaders who empower each other and their communities to transform the foster care system through legislative and policy change. CYC was founded in 1988 by a group of foster youth and supportive adults to provide a vehicle for California foster youth to learn leadership and advocacy skills and to engage directly with policymakers to improve the foster care system. Every year, CYC serves more than 500 foster youth members, ages 14-24, through 32 county-based chapters throughout the state.

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Financial

one star

68.32

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 09/03/2019 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)
70.4%
  Administrative Expenses 21.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.23
  Program Expenses Growth -3.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 30.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by California Youth Connection on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by California Youth Connection on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
California Youth Connection (CA) 77.05 two stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson (AZ) 90.61 four stars
Urban Impact (PA) 87.50 three stars
Rodeheaver Boys Ranch (FL) 96.26 four stars
Boy Scouts of America Sioux Council (SD) 85.37 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $957,394
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $210
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,829,592
Total Contributions $2,787,196
   Program Service Revenue $145,437
Total Primary Revenue $2,932,633
   Other Revenue $4,218
TOTAL REVENUE $2,936,851
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,789,428
   Administrative Expenses $713,889
   Fundraising Expenses $163,996
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,667,313
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $269,538
   
Net Assets $632,484

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
Leadership and Advocacy Training for Youth $1,789,428 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 09/03/2019 77.05 two stars
2017-06 08/01/2018 78.22 two stars
2016-06 10/01/2017 87.10 three stars
2015-06 08/01/2016 90.58 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 92.74 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 92.05 four stars
2013-06 10/01/2014 94.38 four stars
2012-06 10/01/2013 94.34 four stars
2011-06 05/01/2013 91.36 four 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 94-3141616
Name in IRS Master File CALIFORNIA YOUTH CONNECTION
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (349) Other youth organization or activities
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 August, 1991
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$130,000 4.87% Haydee Cuza Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
California Youth Connection (CA) 77.05 two stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County (FL) 96.19 four stars
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee (TN) 87.61 three stars
Wakeman Boys & Girls Club (CT) 89.70 three stars
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles (CA) 86.66 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

California Youth Connection
1611 Telegraph Avenue
Suite 1100
Oakland, CA 94612
tel: (800) 397-8236
fax: (415) 442-0720
EIN: 94-3141616

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Board Leadership

Marissa Guerrero
President

CEO

Haydée Cuza
Executive Director

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