Educational Institutions

Saddleback College Foundation

  • Mission Viejo, CA
  • www.saddleback.edu/foundation

Mission Statement

The mission of the Saddleback College Foundation is to enhance the quality of higher education by gaining financial support for academic, athletic and cultural programs of Saddleback College. The Foundation initiates and coordinates college and community fund raising in support of Saddleback College and its students. By raising funds for scholarships and other programs, which directly benefit students, the Foundation is committed to increasing student success and the enhancing the excellent education offered by Saddleback College. Guided by a group of dedicated community leaders, the Foundation strives to make higher education attainable for all in South Orange County.

Main Programs

  1. Scholarships
Service Areas

Self-reported

California

ruling year

2005

Principal Officer since 2012

Self-reported

Dr. Donald Rickner

Keywords

Self-reported

Saddleback, Gauchos, Scholarships,

Sign in or create an account to view Form(s) 990 for 2015, 2014 and 2014.
Register now

EIN

33-0390547

 Number

1855698298

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Community/Junior College (B41)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (B12)

Scholarships, Student Financial Aid, Awards (B82)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

Self-reported by organization

Top five accomplishments for the College in the past year include enrollment management; Economic and Workforce Development Planning; Establishment of a Student Success Committee; Strategic Planning; Faculty Emergency Training. Top five College goals for 2014-15 Enrollments; Economic and Workforce Development; Strategic Planning; Career Technical Education Collaboration; K-12 Outreach.

Programs

Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Scholarships

In 2013, nearly 200 donors contributed almost $510,000 in scholarship dollars to 326 students. It was a record breaking year for Saddleback College Foundation, but there was still a tremendous amount of unmet need. In 2014, the record broke again, with over $720,000 awarded to 405 students. Ask a student, ""What is the biggest obstacle to completing your education?"" and you get a variety of answers. The most popular answer by far though is one word - MONEY. While many think of south Orange County as a wealthy community where residents have everything, the financial needs of our students are great. We often hear about students who are 'couch surfing', living in their cars and even making homes in storage units. They make these sacrifices in order to attend Saddleback to improve their lives.

Category

Education, General/Other

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$900,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

California

Funding Needs

Top five needs for the foundation in 2015 are in the following areas; scholarships, veterans, program support, the college food bank, and the KSBR radio station.

Accreditations

photos


External Reviews

Source: greatnonprofits.org

The review section is powered by Great Nonprofits

Financials

Financial information is an important part of gauging the short- and long-term health of the organization.

Saddleback College Foundation
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

NEED MORE INFO ON THIS NONPROFIT?

Free: Gain immediate access to the following:
  • Address, phone, website and contact information
  • Forms 990 for 2015, 2014 and 2014
  • Board Chair, Board Co-Chair and Board Members
  • Access to the GuideStar Community
Get all this now for free
Need the ability to download nonprofit data and more advanced search options? Consider a Premium or Pro Search subscription.

Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Saddleback College Foundation

Leadership

NEED MORE INFO ON THIS NONPROFIT?

Free: Gain immediate access to the following:
  • Address, phone, website and contact information
  • Forms 990 for 2015, 2014 and 2014
  • Board Chair, Board Co-Chair and Board Members
  • Access to the GuideStar Community
Need the ability to download nonprofit data and more advanced search options? Consider a Premium or Pro Search subscription.

Principal Officer

Dr. Donald Rickner

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. Mike Hamilton

Ernst & Young (retired)

Term: June 2015 - June 2017

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

GuideStar worked with BoardSource, the national leader in nonprofit board leadership and governance, to create this section, which enables organizations and donors to transparently share information about essential board leadership practices. Self-reported by organization


RESPONSE NOT PROVIDED

BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?


RESPONSE NOT PROVIDED

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?


RESPONSE NOT PROVIDED

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?


RESPONSE NOT PROVIDED

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?


RESPONSE NOT PROVIDED

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?