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Human Services : Children's and Family Services

Just in Time for Foster Youth

Engage a caring community to help transition age foster youth achieve self-sufficiency and well-being.

three stars

86.36

4560 Alvarado Canyon Road, Suite 2G San Diego, CA 92120
tel: (619) 770-1850   Web Site
EIN: 20-5448416

Board Leadership
Brad Livingston
Chair

CEO
Don Wells
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.36 three stars
  Financial 81.14 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Just in Time for Foster Youth's mission is to engage a caring community to help transition age foster youth achieve self-sufficiency and well-being. When transition age youth (18-26) leave the System, we invite them to join a reliable community that helps them become confident, capable and connected. We envision a future in which every youth leaving the foster care system has access to a Community of caring adults after 18. We believe forging consistent, lasting relationships is the foundation for the success of our youth so they can thrive and enjoy productive, satisfying lives.

Just in Time for Foster Youth's mission is to engage a caring community to help transition age foster youth achieve self-sufficiency and well-being. When transition age youth (18-26) leave the System, we invite them to join a reliable community that helps them become confident, capable and connected. We envision a future in which every youth leaving the foster care system has access to a Community of caring adults after 18. We believe forging consistent, lasting relationships is the foundation for the success of our youth so they can thrive and enjoy productive, satisfying lives.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2018
Total number of services touchpoints (financial distributions/resources/staff connections) to participants FY19
9,380
Number of unduplicated/unique transition age foster youth (18-26) served FY19
761
Toal number of active volunteers (all categories) FY19
640
Total volunteer hours FY19
9,643
Total My First Home furnishings set-up FY19
129
Total Emergency Basic Needs distributions FY19
818
Total College Bound participants since 2007
608
Percentage of College Bound participants enrolled/graduated since 2007
80
Percentage of youth saving each month after partcipating in Pathways to Financial Power
70
Percentage of young men after participating in Bridges to Success who say they have someone they can talk to about thier problems
82
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

81.14

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

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)
71.5%
  Administrative Expenses 8.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 20.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.16
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.98
  Program Expenses Growth 25.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Just in Time for Foster Youth on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Just in Time for Foster Youth 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), Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Case management notes
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 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?
We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback
Describe a recent change in your organization that resulted from feedback.
Based on feedback and observations about a need for a stronger focus on participant well-being, we launch our Rise to Resilience service with extensive feedback from the youth to be served and led by a staff member with lived foster care experience
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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Just in Time for Foster Youth (CA) 86.36 three stars
Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption (OH) 95.04 four stars
Lifesong for Orphans (IL) 100.00 four stars
Hope Cottage (TX) 90.42 four stars
Spence-Chapin Services to Families and Children (NY) 85.27 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,452,454
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $525,373
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $44,225
Total Contributions $4,022,052
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $4,022,052
   Other Revenue $83,608
TOTAL REVENUE $4,105,660
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,800,857
   Administrative Expenses $215,020
   Fundraising Expenses $545,914
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,561,791
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,543,869
   
Net Assets $2,144,590

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
Emergency Basic Needs and My First Home $623,862 34.6%
Career Horizons and Bridges to Success $303,577 16.9%
Community $249,855 13.9%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 04/01/2020 86.36 three 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 20-5448416
Name in IRS Master File JUST IN TIME FOR FOSTER YOUTH
NTEE Code O50
NTEE Classification Youth Development Programs, Other
NTEE Type Youth Development
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities
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 May, 2007
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$112,950 4.40% Donald Wells Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Just in Time for Foster Youth (CA) 86.36 three stars
New Mexico Christian Children's Home (NM) 91.57 four stars
Christian Alliance for Orphans (VA) 94.69 four stars
Treehouse, Washington (WA) 92.23 four stars
Spence-Chapin Services to Families and Children (NY) 85.27 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Just in Time for Foster Youth
4560 Alvarado Canyon Road, Suite 2G
San Diego, CA 92120
tel: (619) 770-1850
EIN: 20-5448416

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 601627
San Diego, CA 92160

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Board Leadership

Brad Livingston
Chair

CEO

Don Wells
Executive Director

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