Educational Institutions

Jonathan Tarr Foundation

  • Encinitas, CA , CA
  • www.JonathanTarrFoundation.org

Mission Statement

Jonathan Tarr Foundation is an education based nonprofit located in Encinitas, CA. recognizing the potential and rewarding the determination of students graduating from non-traditional and traditional high schools. JTF provides Scholarships, Workshops and Resources to help students succeed in college, university or professional career programs. 55% of the JTF recipients are "First Generation", first in their immediate families to attend post-secondary education.






 


 

     Student recipients enroll in post-secondary educational institutions such as community colleges, state certified vocational/trade programs or four year colleges and unversities.

Main Programs

  1. 1. Jonathan Tarr Foundation Scholarships
  2. 2. Windows of Opportunity Scholarships, Asian/ Pacific Islanders

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Service Areas

Self-reported

California

1999 to 2011: 300 JTF Scholarships were awarded totaling $226.700 at 63 high schools representing 18 high school districts.

100%  Recipients are Teens 12th Grade.

74%    Pacific Islander, Asian, Filipino, Hispanic and Black

26%    White.

62%    High Schools identified as Continuation, Independent, Charter, and Magnet.

38%    High Schools identified as Traditional/Secondary.

22%    Students participated in AVID

100%  Class of 2011 applied for FAFSA Federal Aid.

100% JTF recipients graduated from public school districts that qualify for Title 1 Federal Funding for improving the academic achievement of the low-income and disadvantaged.

33% reside in Urban Cluster Areas.

67% reside in Metro Areas.

67% recipients are Female.

33% recipients are Male.

ruling year

2001

Founder, CEO since 2001

Self-reported

Ms. Robin J Tarr

President since 2014

Self-reported

Sherry Yardley

Keywords

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"Recognizing Potential, Rewarding Determination"

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EIN

33-0951993

 Number

1617213962

Physical Address

162 S. Rancho Santa Fe Road Ste. F-20

Encinitas, CA 92024

Also Known As

Jonathan Tarr Foundation

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Scholarships, Student Financial Aid, Awards (B82)

Secondary/High School (B25)

Scholarships, Student Financial Aid, Awards (B82)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Programs + Results

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Overview

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1.  Windows of Opportunity Scholarships:  Targeting graduating high school Seniors with post-secondary education opportunity. Class of 2011 had 29 recipients at 28 high schools representing 13 school districts.

   2.  Educators Scholarship Recognition:   No charge event in February to honor teachers and counselors from targeted high schools providing a forum for educators to meet and exchange ideas with peers; be thanked and rewarded for their hard and thoughtful work; obtain valuable information from distinguished guest speakers and community leaders; and receive JTF scholarship application packets for their students.  In 2011 - 70 guests attended this event at University of San Diego Manchester Executive Center including the teachers and counselors from 28 high schools representing 13 high school districts.  Rarely would this diversity of teachers, counselors, San Diego County Office of Education, and university level administrators be in the same room together.

   3.  Scholarship Award Picnic: No charge event in May provides scholarship recipients, their families, teachers/counselors, and dignitaries a fun filled day to honor the students with Certificates of Recognition, inspirational awards, entertainment and exposure to peers. In 2011 - 200 were in attendance.

   4.  Humanitarian Award:  Annual recognition award to a local community leader who embodies the same JTF goals of supporting youth development, leadership and education opportunities.  This ticketed event takes place in November at the Windows to the World Tribute and Benefit Luncheon in San Diego.  The 9th Annual Humanitarian Award will be presented to Donna Frye and Skip Frye, Co-Founders of Surfers Tired of Pollution (S.T.O.clean beaches and education for children and adults through surfing and other water sports.  Donna Frye is a past member of San Diego City Council 6th District and Skip Frye is an elite member of the Surfing Hall of Fame.

Programs

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Program 1

1. Jonathan Tarr Foundation Scholarships

1999 to 2015: 416 Graduating High School Seniors representing 81 high schools and 19 school districts in San Diego, Imperial and Orange Counties have received $313,000 to attend colleges, universities
and career programs

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Ethnic/Racial Minorities -- General

Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)

Budget

$75,000

Program 2

2. Windows of Opportunity Scholarships, Asian/ Pacific Islanders

5 Windows of Opportunity Scholarships  ($1,000 each) are given  annually and targeted for Asian/Pacific Islander/Filipino  students through the Hui O Hawaii San Diego, Samoan Community Council San Diego, Pacific Islander Festival San Diego, Ahahui Kiwila O San Diego, and the Chamorro Foundation (Guam).   Usually these students are high achieving and do well in college even though they may be the first in their families to have the opportunity to do so.  These students will definitely make a difference in their communities.  Scholarship Recipients are chosen by the Education Director of each respective chosen community.  The student must have SS#, apply for FAFSA Federal Scholarship, complete JTF requirements and attend the Scholarship Award Picnic. These Asian/Pacific Islander/Filipino students are not usually targeted for any kind of academic assistance to attend college.

Category

Education, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Asian/Pacific Islander

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Ethnic/Racial Minorities -- General

Budget

5375.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

California

1999 to 2011: 300 JTF Scholarships were awarded totaling $226.700 at 63 high schools representing 18 high school districts.

100%  Recipients are Teens 12th Grade.

74%    Pacific Islander, Asian, Filipino, Hispanic and Black

26%    White.

62%    High Schools identified as Continuation, Independent, Charter, and Magnet.

38%    High Schools identified as Traditional/Secondary.

22%    Students participated in AVID

100%  Class of 2011 applied for FAFSA Federal Aid.

100% JTF recipients graduated from public school districts that qualify for Title 1 Federal Funding for improving the academic achievement of the low-income and disadvantaged.

33% reside in Urban Cluster Areas.

67% reside in Metro Areas.

67% recipients are Female.

33% recipients are Male.

Funding Needs

Short Term:1.  Chairperson for Educators Scholarship Recognition      Chairperson for Scholarship Award Picnic      Chairperson for Annual Fundraiser                                                2.  Matching Funding           Windows of Opportunity Scholarships Class of 2012        3.  Sponsorship  2012 Educators Scholarship  Recognition 2,000              4.  Sponsorship  2012 Scholarship Award Picnic                 2,000 5.  Sponsorship   2012 Annual Fundraiser starts at               1,000 6.  Volunteers to personally attend any Senior Awards or Graduation Ceremonies for 28 student recipients at 28 high schools to present the JTF Scholarship certificate. 7.  Volunteers  to represent JTF for public speaking/ appearances at community events or civic organizations, mentoring students. 8.  Potential Board Members    9.  Volunteer Coordinator for Development/Fundraising, Social Media, Volunteers Management         Long term: 1.  Basic office and two paid employees. Ex Dir. $50,000        Admin Assist  $25,000.   Start up costs, Rent, Utilities, Office Equipment, basic furnishings, computers/software. This could be accomplished annual costs approx                      $125,000

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Jonathan Tarr Foundation

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Founder, CEO

Ms. Robin J Tarr

President

Sherry Yardley

BIO

Robin J. Tarr is an active and accomplished San Diego North County resident with a can do/will do attitude to make a difference in San Diego, Imperial and Orange Counties. Her life's mission was discovered when her son, Jonathan Tarr, died in a tragic auto accident at 17.
* Robin Tarr is the founder of the Jonathan Tarr Foundation.
* UCSD Extension - Professional Certificate in Fundraising and Development
* Core Qualifications - Event Planning, Grant Writing for Government and Private, Public Speaking, Data Management, Bookkeeping, Administration
* Created U Drive, Arrive Alive! Program fro teens and adults promoting safer neighborhoods and communities Buckle Up for Safety; Don't Drink and Drive; U Drive, U Text, U Pay!

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BOARD CHAIR

Sherry Yardley

Yardley Enterprises

Term: Jan 2014 - Dec 2016

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