Connections For Children in Santa Monica, California (CA)

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Connections For Children
Employer Identification Number (EIN)953839796
Name of OrganizationConnections For Children
Address2701 Ocean Park Blvd Ste 253, Santa Monica, CA 90405-5239
ActivitiesBoy Scouts, Girl Scouts, etc.
SubsectionCharitable Organization
Ruling Date06/1983
DeductibilityContributions are deductible
FoundationOrganization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public
OrganizationCorporation
Exempt Organization StatusUnconditional Exemption
Tax Period06/2012
Assets$1,000,000 to $4,999,999
Income$5,000,000 to $9,999,999
Filing Requirement990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Asset Amount$1,739,917
Amount of Income$7,037,760
Form 990 Revenue Amount$7,037,760
National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE)Human Services - Multipurpose and Other: Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution


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Amount of income in 2012: $7,037,760
This organization: 

 $7,037,760
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 $1,179,143

Assets in 2012: $1,739,917
Connections For Children: 

 $1,739,917
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 $1,509,302

Expenses in 2006: $9,899,439
This organization: 

 $9,899,439
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 $2,030,490

Income to expenses ratio in 2006: 1.0
This organization: 

 1.0
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 1.4

Expenses allocated to program services in 2006: 94.5%
Connections For Children: 

 94.5%
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 80.1%

Number of employees in 2006: 43
This organization: 

 43
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 6

Employees paid over $50,000 in 2006: 9.3%
This organization: 

 9.3%
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 5.2%

Grants share in income in 2006: 0.5%
Connections For Children: 

 0.5%
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 64.1%

Financial snapshot ($)

Revenue for 2006

Assets at end of 2006

Expenses for 2006

Functional Expenses for 2006 ($)

Income-Producing Activities for 2006

Revenue, Expenses, and Changes in Net Assets or Fund Balances
200020012002200320042006
Total revenue$7,394,882$11,859,599$10,580,911$10,351,381$9,631,249$9,934,409
Contributions, gifts, grants, and similar amounts received$227,411$304,431$269,417$243,394$83,055$48,302
Contributions to donor advised funds$44,074
Direct public support$227,411$303,431$268,417$243,394$83,055$4,228
Indirect public support$0$0$0$0$0$0
Government contributions (grants)$0$1,000$1,000$0$0$0
Program service revenue including government fees and contracts$7,136,269$11,524,642$10,304,401$10,101,913$9,535,580$9,790,507
Membership dues and assessments$0$0$0$0$0$0
Interest on savings and temporary cash investments$30,698$30,151$7,078$6,231$4,178$20,121
Dividends and interest from securities$0$0$0$0$0$63,546
Net rental income or (loss)$0$0$0$0$0$0
Gross rents$0$0$0$0$0$0
Less: rental expenses$0$0$0$0$0$0
Other investment income$0$0$-185$-1,587$1,173$1,337
Gain or (loss) from sales of assets other than inventory$0$0$0$0$0$0
Gross amount from sales of assets other than inventory$0$0$0$0$0$0
Less: cost or other basis and sales expenses$0$0$0$0$0$0
Net income or (loss) from special events and activities$0$0$0$0$0$0
Gross revenue$0$0$0$0$0$0
Less: direct expenses other than fundraising expenses$0$0$0$0$0$0
Gross profit or (loss) from sales of inventory$0$0$0$0$0$0
Gross sales of inventory, less returns and allowances$0$0$0$0$0$0
Less: cost of goods sold$0$0$0$0$0$0
Other revenue$504$375$200$1,430$7,263$10,596
Total expenses$7,226,816$11,816,937$10,560,689$10,376,527$9,662,152$9,899,439
Program services$6,735,922$11,229,858$10,043,363$9,869,328$9,123,115$9,356,081
Management and general$490,894$587,079$515,433$490,442$494,622$531,398
Fundraising$0$0$1,893$16,757$44,415$11,960
Payments to affiliates$0$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets or fund balances at end of year$390,725$421,799$442,021$416,875$385,972$442,840
Excess or (deficit) for the year$168,066$42,662$20,222$-25,146$-30,903$34,970
Net assets or fund balances at beginning of year$222,659$390,725$421,799$442,021$416,875$407,870
Other changes in net assets or fund balances$0$-11,588$0$0$0$0
Statement of Functional Expenses (for 2006)
TotalProgram servicesManagement and generalFundraising
Total functional expenses$9,899,439$9,356,081$531,398$11,960
Grants paid from donor advised funds$0
Other grants and allocations$85,682
Specific assistance to individuals$0
Benefits paid to or for members$0
Compensation of current officers, directors, key employees, etc.$110,000$0$110,000$0
Compensation of former officers, directors, key employees, etc.$0$0$0$0
Compensation and other distributions, not included above, to disqualified persons (as defined under section 4958(f)(1)) and persons described in section 4958(c)(3)(B)$0$0$0$0
Salaries and wages of employees not included above$1,584,014$1,442,795$136,904$4,315
Pension plan contributions not included above$51,145$41,379$9,628$138
Employee benefits not included above$171,243$150,392$20,345$506
Payroll taxes$150,133$127,901$21,833$399
Professional fundraising fees$0$0$0$0
Accounting fees$52,794$0$52,794$0
Legal fees$0$0$0$0
Supplies$37,360$30,397$6,818$145
Telephone$24,190$17,925$6,265$0
Postage and shipping$33,014$25,575$6,092$1,347
Occupancy$308,360$262,049$45,694$617
Equipment rental and maintenance$22,477$19,310$3,167$0
Printing and publications$52,331$43,109$5,484$3,738
Travel$24,918$22,802$2,107$9
Conferences, conventions, and meetings$41,476$36,916$4,219$341
Interest$0$0$0$0
Depreciation, depletion, etc.$1,593$0$1,593$0
Other expenses not covered above$7,148,709$7,049,849$98,455$405
Balance Sheets
200020012002200320042006
Total assets$1,907,078$2,927,572$2,041,235$2,855,922$2,074,039$2,317,348
Cash - non-interest-bearing$300$300$300$300$300$300
Savings and temporary cash investments$1,084,385$1,488,127$392,037$3,719$807,182$1,251,308
Accounts receivable less allowance for doubtful accounts$4,711$7,473$9,466$0$0$0
Pledges receivable less allowance for doubtful accounts$0$0$0$0$0$0
Grants receivable$582,134$1,183,792$1,104,007$2,234,426$787,190$607,247
Receivables from current and former officers, directors, trustees, and key employees$0$0$0$0$0$0
Receivables from other disqualified persons (as defined under section 4958(f)(1)) and persons described in section 4958(c)(3)(B)$0
Other notes and loans receivable less allowance for doubtful accounts$0$2,961$13,437$21,136$63,212$15,581
Inventories for sale or use$0$0$0$0$0$0
Prepaid expenses and deferred charges$53,084$21,250$75,489$20,090$79,853$24,506
Investments - publicly-traded securities$0
Investments - other securities$0$0$236,340$199,301$46,349$0
Investments - land, buildings, and equipment less accumulated depreciation$0$0$0$0$0$0
Investments - other$0$0$0$0$0$49,923
Land, buildings, and equipment less accumulated depreciation$168,512$209,716$197,557$364,371$277,376$355,906
Other assets, including program-related investments$13,952$13,953$12,602$12,577$12,577$12,577
Total liabilities$1,516,353$2,505,773$1,599,214$2,439,047$1,688,067$1,874,508
Accounts payable and accrued expenses$914,783$1,704,048$976,671$1,311,464$898,215$944,271
Grants payable$449,341$564,415$364,152$364,439$508,694$535,520
Deferred revenue$0$38,677$66,717$83,968$3,995$37,218
Loans from officers, directors, trustees, and key employees$0$0$0$0$0$0
Tax-exempt bond liabilities$0$0$0$0$0$0
Mortgages and other notes payable$0$0$0$316,171$0$0
Other liabilities$152,229$198,633$191,674$363,005$277,163$357,499
Total liabilities and net assets/fund balances$1,907,078$2,927,572$2,041,235$2,855,922$2,074,039$2,317,348
Total net assets or fund balances$390,725$421,799$442,021$416,875$385,972$442,840
Reconciliation of Revenue per Audited Financial Statements With Revenue per Return
200020012002200320042006
Total revenue$7,394,882$11,859,599$10,580,911$10,351,381$9,631,249$9,934,409
Total revenue, gains, and other support per audited financial statements$7,394,882$11,859,599$10,580,911$10,351,381$9,631,249$9,934,409
Other expenses$0$0$0$0$0$0
Net unrealized gains on investments$0$0$0$0$0$0
Donated services and use of facilities$0$0$0$0$0$0
Recoveries of prior year grants$0$0$0$0$0$0
Other$0$0$0$0$0$0
Other revenue$0$0$0$0$0$0
Investment expenses$0$0$0$0$0$0
Other$0$0$0$0$0$0
Reconciliation of Expenses per Audited Financial Statements With Expenses per Return
200020012002200320042006
Total expenses$7,226,816$11,816,937$10,560,689$10,376,527$9,662,152$9,899,439
Total expenses and losses per audited financial statements$7,226,816$11,816,937$10,560,689$10,376,527$9,662,152$9,899,439
Other revenue$0$0$0$0$0$0
Donated services and use of facilities$0$0$0$0$0$0
Prior year adjustments$0$0$0$0$0$0
Losses$0$0$0$0$0$0
Other$0$0$0$0$0$0
Other expenses$0$0$0$0$0$0
Investment expenses$0$0$0$0$0$0
Other$0$0$0$0$0$0
Current Officers, Directors, Trustees, and Key Employees
Total number of officers, directors, and trustees permitted to vote on organization business at board meetings8
Are any officers, directors, trustees, or key employees listed in Form 990, Part V-A, or highest compensated employees listed in Schedule A, Part I, or highest compensated professional and other independent contractors listed in Schedule A, Part II-A or II-B, related to each other through family or business relationships?No
Do any officers, directors, trustees, or key employees listed in Form 990, Part V-A, or highest compensated employees listed in Schedule A, Part I, or highest compensated professional and other independent contractors listed in Schedule A, Part II-A or II-B, receive compensation from any other organizations, whether tax exempt or taxable, that are related to the organization?No
Does the organization have a written conflict of interest policy?Yes
Other Information
Did the organization have unrelated business gross income of $1,000 or more during the year covered by this return, and has it filed a tax return on Form 990-T for this year?No
Was there a liquidation, dissolution, termination, or substantial contraction during the year?No
Is the organization related (other than by association with a statewide or nationwide organization) through common membership, governing bodies, trustees, officers, etc., to any other exempt or nonexempt organization?No
Direct and indirect political expenditures$0
Did the organization file Form 1120-POL for this year?No
Were substantially all dues nondeductible by members?
Did the organization make only in-house lobbying expenditures of $2,000 or less?
Dues, assessments, and similar amounts from members$0
Section 162(e) lobbying and political expenditures$0
Aggregate nondeductible amount of section 6033(e)(1)(A) dues notices$0
Taxable amount of lobbying and political expenditures$0
Does the organization elect to pay the section 6033(e) tax on the amount above?
If section 6033(e)(1)(A) dues notices were sent, does the organization agree to add the amount above to its reasonable estimate of dues allocable to nondeductible lobbying and political expenditures for the following tax year?
Initiation fees and capital contributions$0
Gross receipts for public use of club facilities$0
At any time during the year, did the organization, directly or indirectly, own a controlled entity within the meaning of section 512(b)(13)?No
Amount of tax imposed on the organization during the year under: section 4911$0
Amount of tax imposed on the organization during the year under: section 4912$0
Amount of tax imposed on the organization during the year under: section 4955$0
Did the organization engage in any section 4958 excess benefit transaction during the year or did it become aware of an excess benefit transaction from a prior year?No
Amount of tax imposed on the organization managers or disqualified persons during the year under sections 4912, 4955, and 4958$0
Amount of tax above, reimbursed by the organization$0
At any time during the tax year, was the organization a party to a prohibited tax shelter transaction?No
Did the organization acquire a direct or indirect interest in any applicable insurance contract?No
Did the supporting organization, or a fund maintained by a sponsoring organization, have excess business holdings at any time during the year?No
Number of employees employed in the pay period that includes March 12, 200643
Analysis of Income-Producing Activities (for 2006)
Unrelated business incomeExcluded by section 512, 513, or 514Related or exempt function income
Business codeAmountExclusion codeAmount
Total$0$95,600$9,790,507
Program service revenue
Program service revenue 1000000$000$0$194,937
Program service revenue 2000000$000$0$190
Program service revenue 3000000$000$0$0
Program service revenue 4000000$000$0$0
Program service revenue 5000000$000$0$0
Medicare/Medicaid payments000000$000$0$0
Fees and contracts from government agencies000000$000$0$9,595,380
Membership dues and assessments000000$000$0$0
Interest on savings and temporary cash investments000000$0Dividends, interest, payments with respect to securities loans, annuities, income from notional principal contracts, loan commitment fees, and other substantially similar income from ordinary and routine investments excluded by section 512(b)(1)$20,121$0
Dividends and interest from securities000000$0Dividends, interest, payments with respect to securities loans, annuities, income from notional principal contracts, loan commitment fees, and other substantially similar income from ordinary and routine investments excluded by section 512(b)(1)$63,546$0
Net rental income or (loss) from real estate
debt-financed property000000$000$0$0
not debt-financed property000000$000$0$0
Net rental income or (loss) from personal property000000$000$0$0
Other investment income000000$0Dividends, interest, payments with respect to securities loans, annuities, income from notional principal contracts, loan commitment fees, and other substantially similar income from ordinary and routine investments excluded by section 512(b)(1)$1,337$0
Gain or (loss) from sales of assets other than inventory000000$000$0$0
Net income or (loss) from special events000000$000$0$0
Gross profit or (loss) from sales of inventory000000$000$0$0
Other revenue000000$0Section 501(c)(3) organization - Income from an activity carried on primarily for the convenience of the organization's members, students, patients, visitors, officers, or employees (hospital parking lot or museum cafeteria, for example) (section 513(a)(2))$10,596$0
Information Regarding Taxable Subsidiaries and Disregarded Entities (for 2006)
EIN of corporation, partnership, or disregarded entityPercentage of ownership interestTotal incomeEnd-of-year assets
0000000000%$0$0
0000000000%$0$0
0000000000%$0$0
0000000000%$0$0
Compensation of the Five Highest Paid Employees Other Than Officers, Directors, and Trustees (for 2006)
CompensationContributions to employee benefit plans & deferred compensationExpense account and other allowances
$76,192$2,286$0
$68,657$2,060$0
$54,423$1,633$0
$53,371$1,601$0
$0$0$0
Total number of other employees paid over $50,0000
Statements About Activities (for 2006)
Expenses paid or incurred in connection with the lobbying activities$0
Did the organization receive or hold an easement for conservation purposes, including easements to preserve open space, the environment, historic land areas or historic structures?No
Did the organization provide credit counseling, debt management, credit repair, or debt negotiation services?No
Did the organization maintain any donor advised funds?No
Did the organization make any taxable distributions under section 4966?No
Did the organization make a distribution to a donor, donor advisor, or related person?No
Enter the total number of donor advised funds owned at the end of the tax year$0
Enter the aggregate value of assets held in all donor advised funds owned at the end of the tax year$0
Enter the total number of separate funds or accounts owned at the end of the tax year (excluding donor advised funds included above) where donors have the right to provide advice on the distribution or investment of amounts in such funds or accounts$0
Enter the aggregate value of assets held in all funds or accounts included above at the end of the tax year$0
Reason for Non-Private Foundation Status
The organization is not a private foundation because it isOrganization that normally receives: less than 1/3 of its support from gross investment income and unrelated taxable business income and more than 1/3 of its support from contribution, membership fees
Support Schedule
199920002001200220032005
Total$7,087,024$7,533,477$10,786,859$10,786,859$9,520,271$10,493,714
Gifts, grants, and contributions received$37,234$227,411$304,431$304,431$243,394$130,401
Membership fees received$0$0$0$0$0$0
Gross receipts from admissions, merchandise sold or services performed, or furnishing of facilities in any activity that is related to the organization's charitable, etc., purpose$7,037,151$7,274,864$10,451,902$10,451,902$9,269,216$10,324,657
Gross income from interest, dividends, amounts received from payments on securities loans (section 512(a)(5)), rents, royalties, and unrelated business taxable income (less section 511 taxes) from businesses acquired by the organization after June 30, 1975$11,207$30,698$30,151$30,151$6,231$29,829
Net income from unrelated business activities not included above$0$0$0$0$0$0
Tax revenues levied for the organization's benefit and either paid to it or expended on its behalf$0$0$0$0$0$0
The value of services or facilities furnished to the organization by a governmental unit without charge. Do not include the value of services or facilities generally furnished to the public without charge$0$0$0$0$0$0
Other income$1,432$504$375$375$1,430$8,827
Lobbying Expenditures by Electing Public Charities (for 2006)
Total exempt purpose expenditures$0
Total lobbying expenditures$0
Total lobbying expenditures to influence public opinion (grassroots lobbying)$0
Total lobbying expenditures to influence a legislative body (direct lobbying)$0
Other exempt purpose expenditures$0
Lobbying nontaxable amount$0
Grassroots nontaxable amount$0
Statements Regarding Other IRS Filings and Tax Compliance (for 2011)
Did the organization have unrelated business gross income of $1,000 or more during the year?No
Initiation fees and capital contributions$0
Gross receipts for public use of club facilities $0
Gross income from members or shareholders$0
Gross income from other sources$0
Statement of Revenue (for 2011)
Total revenue$6,984,881
Contributions, Gifts, Grants and Other Similar Amounts$31,214
Program Service Revenue$6,945,258
Other Revenue
Investment income (including dividends, interest, and other similar amounts)$5,100
Income from investment of tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalties$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sales of assets other than inventory$0
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous Revenue$3,309
Statement of Functional Expenses (for 2011)
Total functional expenses$7,022,171
Compensation of current officers, directors, trustees, and key employees$237,641
Other salaries and wages$929,518
Payroll taxes$100,075
Professional fundraising services$0
Other$5,754,937
Balance Sheet (for 2011)
Total assets$1,787,350
Total liabilities$1,171,319
Tax-exempt bond liabilities$0
Secured mortgages and notes payable to unrelated third parties$0
Unsecured notes and loans payable to unrelated third parties$0
Other$1,171,319
Total net assets or fund balances$616,031
Retained earnings, endowment, accumulated income, or other funds$0
Reason for Public Charity Status (for 2011)
The organization is not a private foundation because it is:An organization that normally receives: (1) more than 33 1/3 % of its support from contributions, membership fees, and gross receipts from activities related to its exempt functions - subject to certain exceptions, and (2) no more than 33 1/3 % of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business taxable income (less section 511 tax) from businesses acquired by the organization after June 30, 1975
Support Schedule for Organizations Described in Section 509(a)(2) (for 2011)
2007 - 2011 Total
Total support$43,290,115
Gifts, grants, contributions, and membership fees received$265,240
Gross receipts from admissions, merchandise sold or services performed, or facilities furnished in any activity that is related to the organization's tax-exempt purpose$42,823,966
Tax revenues levied for the organization's benefit and either paid to or expended on its behalf$0
The value of services or facilities furnished by a governmental unit to the organization without charge$0
Gross income from interest, dividends, payments received on securities loans, rents, royalties and income from similar sources and Unrelated business taxable income (less section 511 taxes) from businesses acquired after June 30, 1975$157,529
Other$43,380
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California16
Colorado1
Connecticut1
District of Columbia2
Delaware1
Florida7
Iowa1
Illinois11
Kansas2
Kentucky2
Louisiana1
Massachusetts3
Maryland3
Michigan4
Minnesota3
Missouri1
Montana1
North Carolina1
Nebraska1
New Hampshire1
New Jersey4
New Mexico1
Nevada1
New York17
Ohio5
Pennsylvania8
Tennessee3
Texas4
Virginia1
Vermont2
Washington3
Wisconsin1
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