Berkeley Community Fund

Address
2111 Martin Luther King Jr Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
Contact
Website: http://www.berkfund.org
Phone: +1 (510) 542-2126
Nonprofit
NTEE: T31 - Community Foundations
EIN: 94-3264327

Mission

We help college-bound low income
 20162015201420132012
Basic features of the organization
Year of formation1998
Metropolitan statistical area7362
Form of organization
CorporationTrue
Human resources, including compensation
Summary compensation info
Total compensation of current key personnel$88,848.00$77,000.00$70,876.00$11,267.00 
Sum of reportable (W2/1099) compensation$88,848.00$77,000.00   
Number of employees00001
Number of people compensated >$100k 0   
Number of volunteers00 7030
Personnel
Argyris, Marcia
TitleDirectorDirectorDIRECTORDIRECTORDirector
Name of key/compensated personMARCIA ARGYRISMARCIA ARGYRISMARCIA ARGYRISMARCIA ARGYRISMARCIA ARGYRIS
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org2.002.002.001.002.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$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$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Battle, A
Title    Treasurer
Name of key/compensated person    A GEORGE SKIP BATTLE
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director    True
Average hours per week working for org    2.00
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
David, Narsai
Title    Director
Name of key/compensated person    NARSAI DAVID
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director    True
Average hours per week working for org    2
Fanning, Charles
Title Vice PresidentVICE PRESIDEVICE PRESIDEDirector
Name of key/compensated person CHARLES FANNINGCHARLES FANNINGCHARLES FANNINGCHARLES FANNING
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director TrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org 4.004.001.002.00
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
Fanning, Chuck
TitlePresident    
Name of key/compensated personCHUCK FANNING    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Average hours per week working for org4.00    
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    
Finnie, Penelope
TitleDirectorDirectorDIRECTORDIRECTORVice President
Name of key/compensated personPENELOPE MAYER FINNIEPENELOPE MAYER FINNIEPENELOPE MAYER FINNIEPENELOPE MAYER FINNIEPENELOPE MAYER FINNIE
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org2.002.002.001.002.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$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$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Gittlen, Mia
TitleDirector    
Name of key/compensated personMIA GITTLEN    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Average hours per week working for org2.00    
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    
Goodin, Susie
TitleSecretary DIRECTORDIRECTORDirector
Name of key/compensated personSUSIE GOODIN SUSIE GOODINSUSIE GOODINSUSIE GOODIN
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue TrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org4.00 2.001.002.00
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
Hanna, Tracy
Title    Director
Name of key/compensated person    TRACY HANNA
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director    True
Average hours per week working for org    2.00
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
Ikuenobe, Oseyi
TitleDirectorDirector   
Name of key/compensated personOSEYI IKUENOBEOSEYI IKUENOBE   
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrue   
Average hours per week working for org2.002.00   
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   
Krentzman, Jackie
TitleDirectorDirector   
Name of key/compensated personJACKIE KRENTZMANJACKIE KRENTZMAN   
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrue   
Average hours per week working for org2.002.00   
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   
McGilloway, Shane
Title  DIRECTORDIRECTOR 
Name of key/compensated person  SHANE MCGILLOWAYSHANE MCGILLOWAY 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director  TrueTrue 
Average hours per week working for org  2.001.00 
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 
McKown, Stephanie
TitleTreasurerTreasurerTREASURERTREASURER 
Name of key/compensated personSTEPHANIE MCKOWNSTEPHANIE MCKOWNSTEPHANIE MCKOWNSTEPHANIE MCKOWN 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrue 
Average hours per week working for org4.004.004.001.00 
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 
Meckfessel, Diana
TitleDirectorDirectorDIRECTORDIRECTORDirector
Name of key/compensated personDIANA MECKFESSELDIANA MECKFESSELDIANA MECKFESSELDIANA MECKFESSELDIANA MECKFESSEL
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org2.002.002.001.002.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$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$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Owen, Rachelle
Title Director   
Name of key/compensated person RACHELLE OWEN   
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director True   
Average hours per week working for org 2.00   
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   
Pers, Jessica
TitleDirectorPresidentPRESIDENTPRESIDENTPresident
Name of key/compensated personJESSICA PERSJESSICA PERSJESSICA PERSJESSICA PERSJESSICA PERS
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org2.004.004.004.002.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$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$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Robinson, Charles
Title  DIRECTORDIRECTORSecretary
Name of key/compensated person  CHARLES F ROBINSONCHARLES F ROBINSONCHARLES F ROBINSON
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director  TrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org  2.001.002.00
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
Robinson, Victoria
Title Director   
Name of key/compensated person VICTORIA ROBINSON   
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director True   
Average hours per week working for org 2.00   
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   
Ruffin, Joleen
TitleExecutive DirectortExecutive Directort   
Name of key/compensated personJOLEEN RUFFINJOLEEN RUFFIN   
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org4040   
Reportable compensation from org$88,848.00$77,000.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $2,150.00   
Sargent, Sue
Title    Director
Name of key/compensated person    SUE SARGENT
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director    True
Average hours per week working for org    2.00
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
Silbert, Rebecca
Title  DIRECTORDIRECTORDirector
Name of key/compensated person  REBECCA SILBERTREBECCA SILBERTREBECCA SILBERT
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director  TrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org  2.001.002.00
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
Singhal, Amrita
TitleDirectorDirectorDIRECTORDIRECTORDirector
Name of key/compensated personAMRITA SINGHALAMRITA SINGHALAMRITA SINGHALAMRITA SINGHALAMRITA SINGHAL
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org2.002.002.001.002.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$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$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Smulka, Ann
TitleVice PresidentSecretarySECRETARYSECRETARYDirector
Name of key/compensated personANN SMULKAANN SMULKAANN SMULKAANN SMULKAANN SMULKA
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org4.004.004.001.002.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$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$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Tam, Janet
TitleDirectorDirectorDIRECTORDIRECTORDirector
Name of key/compensated personJANET TAMJANET TAMJANET TAMJANET TAMJANET TAM
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org2.002.002.001.002.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$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$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Tippet, Jules
TitleDirectorDirectorDIRECTORDIRECTORDirector
Name of key/compensated personJULES TIPPETJULES TIPPETJULES TIPPETJULES TIPPETJULES TIPPET
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org2.002.002.001.002
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 
Traynor, Michael
TitleDirectorDirectorDIRECTORDIRECTORDirector
Name of key/compensated personMICHAEL TRAYNORMICHAEL TRAYNORMICHAEL TRAYNORMICHAEL TRAYNORMICHAEL TRAYNOR
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org222.001.002
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 
Wozniak, Evie
Title    Director
Name of key/compensated person    EVIE WOZNIAK
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director    True
Average hours per week working for org    2
Purpose: mission, activities, & accomplishments
Mission or significant activitiesWe help college-bound low income and first-generation Berkeley youth succeed in earning a bachelor's degree and pursue post-graduate opportinities by providing direct financial assistance and one-on-one mentoring support.We help college-bound low income and first-generation Berkeley youth succeed in earning a bachelor's degree and pursue post-graduate opportinities by providing direct financial assistance and one-on-one mentoring support.IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF COMMUNITY LIFE BY SUPPORTING THE COMMUNITY'S YOUTH. PROVIDING HOPE AND OPPORTUNITY TO PROMISING BERKELEY HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS THROUGH COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS AND MENTORING.IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF COMMUNITY LIFE BY SUPPORTING THE COMMUNITY'S YOUTH. PROVIDING HOPE AND OPPORTUNITY TO PROMISING BERKELEY HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS THROUGH COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS AND MENTORING.Improving the quality of community life by supporting the community's youth. Providing hope and opportunity to promising Berkeley high school students through college scholarships and mentoring.
Program service expenses, total$532,957.00$489,025.00$424,144.00$352,051.00$264,347.00
Programs, including revenue & expenses
OUR HIGH HOPES SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM PROVIDES MOTIVATED LOW-INCOME, FIRST GENERATION COLLEGE STUDENTS WITH DIRECT FINANCIAL SUPPORT OF $4,000 PER STUDENT, PER YEAR, FOR FOUR YEARS. SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS ARE USED TO PAY FOR COLLEGE TUITION, BOOKS, FEES, AND OTHER EDUCATIONAL EXPENSES. THE PROGRAM ALSO PROVIDES ONE-ON-ONE SUPPORT FROM A COLLEGE SUCCESS COUNSELOR TO HELP EACH SCHOLAR NAVIGATE FINANCIAL AID AND THE ACADEMIC AND EMOTIONAL CHALLENGES ENCOUNTERED IN SCHOOL. IT ALSO PAIRS EACH SCHOLAR WITH A VOLUNTEER MENTOR TO GIVE ADVICE, HELP CONNECT THEM TO A CAREER NETWORK, AND TO HELP BUILD RELATIONSHIPS NECESSARY TO SUCCEED IN COLLEGE. AS OF FY2014, OVER 92% OF OUR SCHOLARS HAVE SUCCEEDED IN EARNING A BACHELOR'S DEGREE OR ARE PERSISTING IN THEIR WORK TOWARDS A DEGREE.
Program expenses$532,957.00$489,025.00$424,144.00$352,051.00 
Grants and allocations made$400.00$378,000.00$371,000.00$315,000.00 
Program descriptionOUR HIGH HOPES SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM PROVIDES MOTIVATED LOW-INCOME, FIRST GENERATION COLLEGE STUDENTS WITH DIRECT FINANCIAL SUPPORT OF $4,000 PER STUDENT, PER YEAR, FOR FOUR YEARS. SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS ARE USED TO PAY FOR COLLEGE TUITION, BOOKS, FEES, AND OTHER EDUCATIONAL EXPENSES. THE PROGRAM ALSO PROVIDES ONE-ON-ONE SUPPORT FROM A COLLEGE SUCCESS COUNSELOR TO HELP EACH SCHOLAR NAVIGATE FINANCIAL AID AND THE ACADEMIC AND EMOTIONAL CHALLENGES ENCOUNTERED IN SCHOOL. IT ALSO PAIRS EACH SCHOLAR WITH A VOLUNTEER MENTOR TO GIVE ADVICE, HELP CONNECT THEM TO A CAREER NETWORK, AND TO HELP BUILD RELATIONSHIPS NECESSARY TO SUCCEED IN COLLEGE. AS OF FY2014, OVER 92% OF OUR SCHOLARS HAVE SUCCEEDED IN EARNING A BACHELOR'S DEGREE OR ARE PERSISTING IN THEIR WORK TOWARDS A DEGREE.OUR HIGH HOPES SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM PROVIDES MOTIVATED LOW-INCOME, FIRST GENERATION COLLEGE STUDENTS WITH DIRECT FINANCIAL SUPPORT OF $4,000 PER STUDENT, PER YEAR, FOR FOUR YEARS. SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS ARE USED TO PAY FOR COLLEGE TUITION, BOOKS, FEES, AND OTHER EDUCATIONAL EXPENSES. THE PROGRAM ALSO PROVIDES ONE-ON-ONE SUPPORT FROM A COLLEGE SUCCESS COUNSELOR TO HELP EACH SCHOLAR NAVIGATE FINANCIAL AID AND THE ACADEMIC AND EMOTIONAL CHALLENGES ENCOUNTERED IN SCHOOL. IT ALSO PAIRS EACH SCHOLAR WITH A VOLUNTEER MENTOR TO GIVE ADVICE, HELP CONNECT THEM TO A CAREER NETWORK, AND TO HELP BUILD RELATIONSHIPS NECESSARY TO SUCCEED IN COLLEGE. AS OF FY2014, OVER 92% OF OUR SCHOLARS HAVE SUCCEEDED IN EARNING A BACHELOR'S DEGREE OR ARE PERSISTING IN THEIR WORK TOWARDS A DEGREE.PROVIDING FOUR YEAR SCHOLARSHIPS TO STUDENTS ATTENDING COLLEGEPROVIDING FOUR YEAR SCHOLARSHIPS TO STUDENTS ATTENDING COLLEGE 
SCHOLARSHIPS TO BERKELEY STUDENTS GOING TO 4-YEAR COLLEGES
Program expenses    $264,347.00
Grants and allocations made    $234,500.00
Program description    SCHOLARSHIPS TO BERKELEY STUDENTS GOING TO 4-YEAR COLLEGES
Financial data
Revenue
Total revenue$572,922.00$581,278.00$511,257.00$545,260.00$406,565.00
Revenue from contributions (total)$561,572.00$581,356.00$466,481.00$524,216.00$408,576.00
Revenue from noncash contributions  $85.00 $2,975.00
Investment income, current yr$11,350.00-$78.00$44,776.00$21,044.00-$2,011.00
Total revenue from grants, etc., current yr$561,572.00$581,356.00$466,481.00$524,216.00$408,576.00
Total unrelated business revenue$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other revenue, current yr$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Program service revenue (total) $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Gross receipts$600,172.00$601,484.00$530,184.00$560,432.00$422,594.00
Sources of contributions
Revenue from fundraising events$50,820.00$60,195.00$60,570.00$54,991.00$48,641.00
Revenue from all other contributions$510,752.00$521,161.00$405,911.00$469,225.00$359,935.00
Other types of revenue
Income from dividends, interest, and similar investments$11,350.00-$78.00$44,776.00$21,044.00-$2,011.00
Net rental income $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Expense categories (totals)
Total functional expenses: sum of all$623,723.00$568,913.00$500,523.00$421,100.00$332,892.00
Total functional expenses: program service $532,957.00$489,025.00$424,144.00$352,051.00$264,347.00
Total functional expenses: management and general$85,924.00$68,291.00$51,836.00$42,828.00$44,956.00
Total functional expenses: fundraising$4,842.00$11,597.00$24,543.00$26,221.00$23,589.00
Fees for services
Fundraising service fees (total)$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Investment management fees (total)  $8,361.00$7,534.00 
Assets and liabilities
Total assets$1,983,782.00$2,013,877.00$1,861,729.00$1,711,292.00$1,494,695.00
Total assets, beginning of year$2,013,877.00$1,861,729.00$1,711,292.00$1,493,756.00$1,371,089.00
Total liabilities$1,006,526.00$985,820.00$846,042.00$706,888.00$613,512.00
Total liabilities, beginning of year$985,820.00$846,042.00$706,888.00$613,512.00$563,579.00
Pledges & accounts receivable, net$290,285.00$246,475.00$234,325.00$273,725.00$189,000.00
Unrestricted net assets, end of yr$551,429.00$533,092.00$501,356.00$457,015.00$331,915.00
Temporarily restricted net assets$425,827.00$494,965.00$514,331.00$547,389.00$549,268.00
Net assets$977,256.00$1,028,057.00$1,015,687.00$1,004,404.00$881,183.00
Net assets, beginning of year$1,028,057.00$1,015,687.00$1,004,404.00$880,244.00$807,510.00
Cash: non-interest bearing$112,666.00$1,214,426.00$933,973.00$873,988.00$1,140,549.00
Cash: non-interest bearing, beginning of year$1,214,426.00$933,973.00$873,988.00$745,416.00$982,132.00
Grants payable$1,004,010.00$942,910.00$826,000.00$700,000.00$608,000.00
Other financial variables
Revenue less expenses-$50,801.00$12,365.00$10,734.00$124,160.00$73,673.00
Advertising (total)$1,706.00$2,538.00$825.00$333.00 
Savings & temp cash investment$1,579,106.00$549,698.00$691,589.00$560,219.00$153,246.00
Prepaid expenses & deferred charges$1,675.00$2,629.00$594.00$3,360.00$1,504.00
Accounts payable & accrued expenses$2,516.00$42,910.00$20,042.00$6,888.00$5,512.00
Total net assets or fund balances$977,256.00$1,028,057.00$1,015,687.00$1,004,404.00$881,183.00
Depreciation, depletion, amortization$599.00$599.00$549.00  
Governance and accountability
Number of voting members1515151518
Number of independent voting members1515151518
Accrual accountingTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Tax year start date2015-07-012014-07-012013-07-012012-07-012011-07-01
Tax year end date2016-06-012015-06-012014-06-012013-06-012012-06-01
Metadata about the filing
E-return type: 990, 990EZ, or 990PF990990990990990
Date e-filing submitted2017-08-142016-08-012015-07-152014-04-032012-12-31
IRS schema version2015v3.02014v6.02013v4.02012v2.32011v1.2
Filing identifier201710799349300761201621339349305347201501339349305805201400809349300320201243569349300219
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