EIN 95-1904857

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles (BBBSLA)

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To provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.
Related structure
BBBSLA is a subordinate organization under Big Brothers Big Sisters Of America.
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Program areas at BBBSLA

Community based mentoring: from july 2021 - june 2022, bbbsla served an estimated 694 children and youth ages 6-18 in the community-based mentoring program, the agency's largest program. In this program, which is administered and operates year-round, children and youth are matched with a professionally screened adult mentor to foster a positive and healthy relationship with the goal of supporting and strengthening the social, emotional, behavioral, and academic outcomes of youth in the program. On top of providing ongoing match support and recommendations for outings between mentors and mentees, bbbsla provided covid-19 resources to families who needed financial support, food & housing aid, educational tools, and mental health services. Bbbsla also hosted the first in-person event for mentors, staff members and youth post-covid at the agency's holiday match party. Community based matches slowly returned to in-person outings this year.
School based mentoring: from july 2021 to june 2022, bbbsla served an estimated 45 children and youth in the school based mentoring program. Due to local, state and national recommendations in response to the covid-19 pandemic and school restrictions for visitors, traditional sessions were suspended during most of the 2021-2022 school year. In late spring 2022, we were able to launch a program at mckinley elementary school. During the time that schools were closed, bbbsla conducted and administered socio-emotional development support to youth and their families as they navigated this challenging time. Bbbsla continued to provide covid-19 resources to families who needed financial support, food & housing aid, educational tools, and mental health services. About the program: through this program and in partnership with schools throughout Los Angeles county, bbbsla brings professionally screened adult mentors into the elementary school setting to provide weekly 1-hour mentoring sessions to elementary students in grades 2-5. An additional component of our school-based mentoring program is our high-school bigs program, a unique sub-program. This sub-program allows high school-aged students to volunteer as mentors to elementary students throughout the school year for weekly, 1-hour sessions. All school-based mentoring and high-school bigs sessions are guided by on-site bbbsla staff through a staff-curated, evidence-based curriculum.
Workplace mentoring: from july 2021 to june 2022, bbbsla served an estimated 272 high-school aged youth in the workplace mentoring program. In the same time frame, bbbsla conducted and administered an estimated total of 10 months of the workplace mentoring program, with a total of 12 program sites and an estimated 240 hours of sessions. Through this program and in partnership with l.a. county schools and corporations, bbbsla brings high-school students from under-resourced high schools into partnering workplace sites twice per month to conduct one-hour group and individual mentoring sessions led by bbbsla staff. Each student is matched with an employee through the partnering corporation over the course of the school year. The sessions offer group learning activities and engagement with the support of the staff-curated and evidence-based curriculum, followed by individual mentoring sessions between match relationships. This year, all sessions were moved to a virtual format to comply with local, state and national recommendations in response to the covid-19 pandemic. In spring 2022, bbbsla was able to host a few in-person sessions and year-end celebrations.
Other accomplishments: bbbsla served youth through two additional one-to-one mentoring programs: 1) college pac (preparation, access and completion); and 2) women in entertainment mentoring program. Additionally, graduating bbbsla youth are eligible to apply for and receive scholarships / academic enrichment grants to the college or university of their choice, as they pursue their goals of higher education and beyond.

Who funds Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles (BBBSLA)

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
California Community FoundationEducation$145,038
S Mark Taper FoundationGeneral Operating Support.$100,000
American Online Giving FoundationGeneral Support$66,205
...and 33 more grants received totalling $702,103

Personnel at BBBSLA

Lauren PlichtaPresident and Chief Executive Officer$184,914
Kimberly BringsDirector of Human Resources
Kimberly MebaneDirector of Human Resources and Bingo Operations
Nicole RingDirector of Special Events and Corporate Partners
Lisa LamponSenior Director of Programs
...and 13 more key personnel

Financials for BBBSLA

RevenuesFYE 06/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$7,112,485
Program services$12,194
Investment income and dividends$16,820
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$0
Net income from fundraising events$-291,096
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$6,850,403

Form 990s for BBBSLA

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2022-062023-05-12990View PDF
2021-062022-04-11990View PDF
2021-062022-03-29990View PDF
2020-062022-03-23990View PDF
2019-122021-04-02990View PDF
...and 10 more Form 990s
Data update history
June 8, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 4 new personnel
May 27, 2023
Used new vendors
Identified 1 new vendor, including
May 9, 2023
Received grants
Identified 1 new grant, including a grant for $1,000 from Garrison and Rita Grawoig Foundation
February 4, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2020
February 3, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2021
Nonprofit Types
Youth development programsYouth service charitiesChapter / child organizationsCharities
Human servicesChildren
Fundraising eventsState / local levelReceives government fundingEndowed supportCommunity engagement / volunteeringProvides scholarshipsGala fundraisersFundraising races, competitions, and tournamentsTax deductible donations
General information
3333 Wilshire Blvd 103
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Metro area
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
Website URL
(213) 213-2400
IRS details
Fiscal year end
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Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
O30: Adult, Child Matching Programs
NAICS code, primary
624110: Child and Youth Services
Parent/child status
Subordinate organization
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