OUTWARD BOUND CALIFORNIA

Address
PO BOX 29632
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94129
Contact
Website: http://obca.org
Phone: +1 (415) 933-6222
Nonprofit
NTEE: N11 - Single Organization Support
EIN: 26-4206241

Mission

THE PURPOSE OF THIS CORPORATION IS TO HELP PEOPLE OF ALL AGES AND WALKS OF LIFE BUILD PERSONAL STRENGTHS NEEDED TO SUCCEED IN LIFE, THROUGH OPERATING CHALLENGING EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING COURSES AND PROGRAMS IN SCHOOL, URBAN AND WILDERNESS VENUES THAT INSPIRE SELF-DISCOVERY AND CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT. THE MAIN EMPHASIS OF THESE PROGRAMS IS TO BUILD SELF CONFIDENCE, TEAMWORK AND LEADERSHIP SKILLS, AND A SENSE OF CONCERN FOR OTHERS, SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY AND CARE FOR THE ENVIRONMENT.
 20162015201420132012
Basic features of the organization
Year of formation2007
Metropolitan statistical area7362
Form of organization
CorporationTrue
Human resources, including compensation
Summary compensation info
Total compensation of current key personnel$135,871.00$124,745.00$120,805.00$121,374.00 
Sum of reportable (W2/1099) compensation$125,083.00$113,184.00$112,457.00$118,074.00 
Number of employees1181029388 
Number of people compensated >$100k1111 
Number of volunteers114000 
Number of highly compensated contractors0000 
Personnel
Arthur, Veronica
TitleDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTOR 
Name of key/compensated personVERONICA ARTHURVERONICA ARTHURVERONICA ARTHURVERONICA ARTHUR 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrue 
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.001.00 
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Boales, Eric
TitleDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTOR 
Name of key/compensated personERIC BOALESERIC BOALESERIC BOALESERIC BOALES 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrue 
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.001.00 
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Brankman, Joshua
TitleEXECUTIVE DIRECTOREXECUTIVE DIRECTOREXECUTIVE DIRECTOREXECUTIVE DIRECTOR 
Name of key/compensated personJOSHUA BRANKMANJOSHUA BRANKMANJOSHUA BRANKMANJOSHUA BRANKMAN 
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org40.0040.0040.0040.00 
Reportable compensation from org$125,083.00$113,184.00$112,457.00$108,074.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$10,788.00$11,561.00$8,347.00$3,300.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Bykhovsky, Michael
Title   DIRECTOR 
Name of key/compensated person   MICHAEL BYKHOVSKY 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director   True 
Average hours per week working for org   1.00 
Reportable compensation from org   $0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs   $0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs    $0.00 
Causey, Kevin
TitlePRESIDENTPRESIDENTPRESIDENTDIRECTOR 
Name of key/compensated personKEVIN CAUSEYKEVIN CAUSEYKEVIN CAUSEYKEVIN CAUSEY 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrue 
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.001.00 
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Coghlan, West
TitleDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTOR  
Name of key/compensated personWEST COGHLANWEST COGHLANWEST COGHLAN  
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrue  
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.00  
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00  
Colloton, Ed
TitleDIRECTOR    
Name of key/compensated personED COLLOTON    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Average hours per week working for org1.00    
Reportable compensation from org$0.00    
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00    
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00    
Dalal, Rajen
Title   DIRECTOR 
Name of key/compensated person   RAJEN DALAL 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director   True 
Average hours per week working for org   1.00 
Reportable compensation from org   $0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs   $0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs    $0.00 
Danielsen, Paul
TitleDIRECTOR    
Name of key/compensated personPAUL DANIELSEN    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Average hours per week working for org1.00    
Reportable compensation from org$0.00    
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00    
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00    
Ellis, Winn
TitleSECRETARYSECRETARYSECRETARYSECRETARY 
Name of key/compensated personWINN C ELLISWINN C ELLISWINN C ELLISWINN C ELLIS 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrue 
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.001.00 
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Gust, Marla
TitleDIRECTOR    
Name of key/compensated personMARLA GUST    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Average hours per week working for org1.00    
Reportable compensation from org$0.00    
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00    
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00    
Hagler, Steve
TitleVICE PRESIDENTVICE PRESIDENTVICE PRESIDENTVICE CHAIR 
Name of key/compensated personSTEVE HAGLERSTEVE HAGLERSTEVE HAGLERSTEVE HAGLER 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrue 
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.001.00 
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$10,000.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Hwang, Helen
TitleDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTOR 
Name of key/compensated personHELEN HWANGHELEN HWANGHELEN HWANGHELEN HWANG 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrue 
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.001.00 
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Levick, Doug
TitleDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTORTREASURER 
Name of key/compensated personDOUG G LEVICKDOUG G LEVICKDOUG G LEVICKDOUG G LEVICK 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrue 
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.001.00 
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Liebtag, Jon
Title DIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTOR 
Name of key/compensated person JON LIEBTAGJON LIEBTAGJON LIEBTAG 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director TrueTrueTrue 
Average hours per week working for org 1.001.001.00 
Reportable compensation from org $0.00$0.00$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00$0.00$0.00 
McCullough, Natalie
TitleDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTOR  
Name of key/compensated personNATALIE MCCULLOUGHNATALIE MCCULLOUGHNATALIE MCCULLOUGH  
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrue  
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.00  
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00  
Pujari, Davina
Title DIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTOR 
Name of key/compensated person DAVINA PUJARIDAVINA PUJARIDAVINA PUJARI 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director TrueTrueTrue 
Average hours per week working for org 1.001.001.00 
Reportable compensation from org $0.00$0.00$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00$0.00$0.00 
Ringness, Art
TitleDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTORCHAIR 
Name of key/compensated personART RINGNESSART RINGNESSART RINGNESSART RINGNESS 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrue 
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.001.00 
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Ross, Lesley
Title DIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTOR 
Name of key/compensated person LESLEY ROSSLESLEY ROSSLESLEY ROSS 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director TrueTrueTrue 
Average hours per week working for org 1.001.001.00 
Reportable compensation from org $0.00$0.00$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00$0.00$0.00 
Scal, Woody
Title   DIRECTOR 
Name of key/compensated person   WOODY SCAL 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director   True 
Average hours per week working for org   1.00 
Reportable compensation from org   $0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs   $0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs    $0.00 
Schmidt, Jonathan
TitleDIRECTOR    
Name of key/compensated personJONATHAN SCHMIDT    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Average hours per week working for org1.00    
Reportable compensation from org$0.00    
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00    
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00    
Simmons, Abraham
TitleDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTOR  
Name of key/compensated personABRAHAM SIMMONSABRAHAM SIMMONSABRAHAM SIMMONS  
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrue  
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.00  
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00  
Solmssen, Topher
TitleDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTOR 
Name of key/compensated personTOPHER SOLMSSENTOPHER SOLMSSENTOPHER SOLMSSENTOPHER SOLMSSEN 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrue 
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.001.00 
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Taini, Reno
Title   DIRECTOR 
Name of key/compensated person   RENO TAINI 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director   True 
Average hours per week working for org   1.00 
Reportable compensation from org   $0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs   $0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs    $0.00 
Trembley, Vivian
Title DIRECTORDIRECTOR  
Name of key/compensated person VIVIAN TREMBLEYVIVIAN TREMBLEY  
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director TrueTrue  
Average hours per week working for org 1.001.00  
Reportable compensation from org $0.00$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00$0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00$0.00  
Yap, Greg
TitleTREASURERTREASURERTREASURERDIRECTOR 
Name of key/compensated personGREG YAPGREG YAPGREG YAPGREG YAP 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrue 
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.001.00 
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Purpose: mission, activities, & accomplishments
Mission or significant activitiesTHE MISSION OF OUTWARD BOUND CALIFORNIA IS TO CHANGE LIVES THROUGH CHALLENGE AND DISCOVERY AND TO INSPIRE CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT AND SELF-DISCOVERY IN PEOPLE OF ALL AGES AND WALKS OF LIFE THROUGH CHALLENGE AND ADVENTURE, AND TO IMPEL THEM TO ACHIEVE MORE THAN THEY EVER THOUGHT POSSIBLE, TO SHOW COMPASSION FOR OTHERS AND TO ACTIVELY ENGAGE IN CREATING A BETTER WORLD.THE MISSION OF OUTWARD BOUND CALIFORNIA IS TO CHANGE LIVES THROUGH CHALLENGE AND DISCOVERY AND TO INSPIRE CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT AND SELF-DISCOVERY IN PEOPLE OF ALL AGES AND WALKS OF LIFE THROUGH CHALLENGE AND ADVENTURE, AND TO IMPEL THEM TO ACHIEVE MORE THAN THEY EVER THOUGHT POSSIBLE, TO SHOW COMPASSION FOR OTHERS AND TO ACTIVELY ENGAGE IN CREATING A BETTER WORLD.THE MISSION OF OUTWARD BOUND CALIFORNIA IS TO CHANGE LIVES THROUGH CHALLENGE AND DISCOVERY AND TO INSPIRE CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT AND SELF-DISCOVERY IN PEOPLE OF ALL AGES AND WALKS OF LIFE THROUGH CHALLENGE AND ADVENTURE, AND TO IMPEL THEM TO ACHIEVE MORE THAN THEY EVER THOUGHT POSSIBLE, TO SHOW COMPASSION FOR OTHERS AND TO ACTIVELY ENGAGE IN CREATING A BETTER WORLD.THE MISSION OF OUTWARD BOUND CALIFORNIA IS TO CHANGE LIVES THROUGH CHALLENGE AND DISCOVERY AND TO INSPIRE CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT AND SELF-DISCOVERY IN PEOPLE OF ALL AGES AND WALKS OF LIFE THROUGH CHALLENGE AND ADVENTURE, AND TO IMPEL THEM TO ACHIEVE MORE THAN THEY EVER THOUGHT POSSIBLE, TO SHOW COMPASSION FOR OTHERS AND TO ACTIVELY ENGAGE IN CREATING A BETTER WORLD. 
Program service expenses, total$2,855,378.00$2,021,460.00$1,660,853.00$1,232,971.00 
Programs, including revenue & expenses
OUTWARD BOUND CALIFORNIA PROVIDED WILDERNESS AND URBAN EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS FOR 2296 STUDENTS IN 2016, OPERATING MORE THAN 120 COURSES OVER THE SPRING, SUMMER, AND FALL AND WORKING WITH OVER 43 PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS TO DELIVER 9712 STUDENT PROGRAM DAYS.
Program expenses$2,855,378.00$2,021,460.00$1,660,853.00$1,232,971.00 
Program revenue$1,416,247.00$1,175,506.00$986,606.00$939,610.00 
Program descriptionOUTWARD BOUND CALIFORNIA PROVIDED WILDERNESS AND URBAN EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS FOR 2296 STUDENTS IN 2016, OPERATING MORE THAN 120 COURSES OVER THE SPRING, SUMMER, AND FALL AND WORKING WITH OVER 43 PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS TO DELIVER 9712 STUDENT PROGRAM DAYS.OUTWARD BOUND CALIFORNIA PROVIDED WILDERNESS AND URBAN EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS FOR 1465 STUDENTS IN 2015, OPERATING MORE THAN 100 COURSES OVER THE SPRING, SUMMER, AND FALL AND WORKING WITH OVER 30 PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS TO DELIVER 7950 STUDENT PROGRAM DAYS.OUTWARD BOUND CALIFORNIA PROVIDED WILDERNESS AND URBAN EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS FOR 1450 STUDENTS IN 2014, OPERATING MORE THAN 60 COURSES OVER THE SPRING, SUMMER, AND FALL AND WORKING WITH OVER 20 PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS DURING THE ACADEMIC SCHOOL YEAR TOTALING UPWARDS OF 8000 STUDENT PROGRAM DAYS.OUTWARD BOUND CALIFORNIA PROVIDED WILDERNESS AND URBAN EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS FOR NEARLY 1300 STUDENTS IN 2012, OPERATING OVER 30 COURSES DURING THE SUMMER MONTHS (JUNE THROUGH AUGUST) AND WORKING WITH OVER 15 PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS DURING THE ACADEMIC SCHOOL YEAR (AUGUST THROUGH MAY) TOTALING NEARLY 9000 STUDENT PROGRAM DAYS'. 
Financial data
Revenue
Total revenue$6,170,391.00$2,976,814.00$2,802,812.00$1,562,433.00 
Revenue from contributions (total)$4,745,815.00$1,797,786.00$1,816,206.00$622,823.00$765,180.00
Revenue from noncash contributions$243,473.00$10,083.00$10,036.00  
Investment income, current yr$8,329.00$3,522.00$0.00$0.00 
Total revenue from grants, etc., current yr$4,745,815.00$1,797,786.00$1,816,206.00$622,823.00 
Total unrelated business revenue$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Other revenue, current yr$65,767.00$26,263.00$11,236.00$9,422.00 
Net unrelated business taxable revenue$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Program service revenue (total)$1,350,480.00$1,149,243.00$975,370.00$930,188.00$654,841.00
Gross receipts$6,170,391.00$2,976,992.00$2,802,812.00$1,562,433.00 
Sources of contributions
Revenue from all other contributions$4,745,815.00$1,797,786.00$1,816,206.00$622,823.00 
Other types of revenue
Miscellaneous revenue (total)$65,767.00$26,263.00$11,236.00$9,422.00 
Income from dividends, interest, and similar investments$329.00    
Net rental income $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Expense categories (totals)
Total functional expenses: sum of all$3,474,893.00$2,645,589.00$2,074,813.00$1,657,461.00 
Total functional expenses: program service $2,855,378.00$2,021,460.00$1,660,853.00$1,232,971.00 
Total functional expenses: management and general$97,582.00$184,999.00$93,231.00$200,397.00 
Total functional expenses: fundraising$521,933.00$439,130.00$320,729.00$224,093.00 
Fees for services
Fundraising service fees (total)$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Assets and liabilities
Total assets$4,808,218.00$2,106,761.00$1,561,793.00$779,452.00$827,241.00
Total assets, beginning of year$2,106,761.00$1,561,793.00$779,452.00$827,241.00 
Total liabilities$297,603.00$288,064.00$87,938.00$126,221.00$78,982.00
Total liabilities, beginning of year$288,064.00$87,938.00$126,221.00$78,982.00 
Pledges & accounts receivable, net$2,886,612.00$1,078,909.00$711,300.00$54,892.00 
Unrestricted net assets, end of yr$646,270.00$634,588.00$723,693.00$584,934.00 
Temporarily restricted net assets$3,617,386.00$937,150.00$750,162.00$68,297.00 
Permanently restricted net assets, end of yr$246,959.00$246,959.00   
Net assets$4,510,615.00$1,818,697.00$1,473,855.00$653,231.00 
Net assets, beginning of year$1,818,697.00$1,473,855.00$653,231.00$748,259.00 
Other liabilities$977.00$2,187.00   
Other assets$22,310.00$17,239.00   
Investments: other securities$100,938.00$104,518.00$92,625.00  
Cash: non-interest bearing$1,333,949.00$717,116.00$595,423.00$580,078.00 
Cash: non-interest bearing, beginning of year$717,116.00$595,423.00$580,078.00$502,027.00 
Other financial variables
Revenue less expenses$2,695,498.00$331,225.00$727,999.00-$95,028.00 
Advertising (total)$36,887.00$25,360.00$11,296.00$8,510.00 
Savings & temp cash investment$246,959.00    
Accounts receivable, net$5,374.00$23,543.00$73,501.00$75,413.00 
Prepaid expenses & deferred charges$66,195.00$65,031.00$74,948.00$53,830.00 
Accounts payable & accrued expenses$187,025.00$187,596.00$69,703.00$78,386.00 
Deferred revenue$42,258.00$47,619.00$18,235.00$47,835.00 
Secured mortgages and notes payable$67,343.00$50,662.00   
Total net assets or fund balances$4,510,615.00$1,818,697.00$1,473,855.00$653,231.00 
Depreciation, depletion, amortization$29,709.00$13,452.00$9,546.00$6,990.00 
Payment to affiliates$176,944.00$133,046.00$132,216.00$108,633.00 
Governance and accountability
Number of voting members17171712 
Number of independent voting members17171712 
Financial sheets auditedTrueTrueTrueTrue 
Relationships among key personnel TrueTrue  
Accrual accountingTrueTrueTrueTrue 
Tax year start date2016-01-012015-01-012014-01-012013-01-01 
Tax year end date2016-12-012015-12-012014-12-012013-12-012012-12-01
Metadata about the filing
E-return type: 990, 990EZ, or 990PF990990990990 
Reason for form submission
Address changeTrue    
Date e-filing submitted2017-10-262016-11-022015-08-032014-10-27 
IRS schema version2016v3.02015v2.12014v5.02013v3.0 
Filing identifier201732489349300188201612009349300826201521339349303982201431979349300933 
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