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First Place for Youth

Program areas | Form 990s | Financials | Vendors | Personnel | Peers

First Place for Youth is a foster care system based in Oakland, CA that was founded in 1999. As of 2018 they had $23 million in revenue and $10 million in assets.

First Place for Youth serves foster kids who have the greatest needs in their community, helping them find their way as adults and build a foundation for a bright future.

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Program areas at First Place for Youth

My first place, a transitional housing program, provides stability for current and former foster youth through safe, permanent, affordable housing, intensive case management, and advocacy and support services. Youth receive support with move-in costs, rent, food, self-reliance planning, life skills training, health and mental health advocacy, transportation assistance, and employment and education services. Steps to success, is an essential part of my first place program an education and employment program, provides current and former foster youth with intensive one-on-one counseling and support in completing their high school diploma or ged certificate, enrolling in college, securing financial aid, and tutoring. Steps to success also supports youth with employment assistance, career planning, and in building their workplace skills, including job search and job retention. The program is operated in six counties in California: alameda, contra costa, los angeles, san francisco, santa clara and solano.

The goal of the my first place affiliate network is to create a group of providers across the country who use my first place to deliver strong outcomes for transition age youth and advocate for improved policies and supports for these youth in their local communities and at the federal level. First place provides affiliates in the network with deep technical assistance and support in the areas of program, fundraising and policy to implement the my first place model successfully.

Independent living skills program ("ilsp") and first foundation is offered to youth in san francisco and solano counties. Through ilsp, the organization provides a full range of services, including education and employment assistance, career development, family finding and permanency services, life skills workshops and community events. First foundation is an educational support program that begins with high school sophomores who are willing to commit to the program through high school graduation. Throughout high school, the organization staff members provide one-on-one support designed to help increase on-time high school graduation rates along with workshops on educational and social skills development.

Form 990s for First Place for Youth

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2018-06May 14, 2019990View PDF
2017-06Jan 19, 2018990View PDF
2016-06Aug 16, 2017990View PDF
2015-06Aug 8, 2016990View PDF
2014-06Jun 26, 2015990View PDF
...and four more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for First Place for Youth

Total grants, contributions, etc.$23,924,577
Program services$0
Investment income and dividends$3,439
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$2,739
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$10,745
Total revenues$23,941,500

Vendors for First Place for Youth

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
BPM LLPTax accounting; Audit accounting2020-02-04
█████████CRM software; Fundraising software2019-11-04
█████████Content management system software2019-11-04
█████████ ████████Software2019-10-25
████ ██████ █████ ███Tax accounting2015-06-26
███████ ███████Maintenance Repair$117,0052014-06-01

Personnel at First Place for Youth

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
Heidi McIntoshChief Executive Officer-Aug. 8, 2019
Kathie JacobsonChief Operating Officer$193,412Dec. 19, 2018
███ ██████Chief Finance and Growth Officer-Dec. 19, 2018
████ █████████Chief of Staff and Chief Legal Counsel-Aug. 8, 2019
███████ ██████Vice President of Advancement$133,154Aug. 8, 2019
█████ ███ █████Vice President of Evaluation and Learning$161,735Aug. 8, 2019
█████ ██████Vice President of Programs / Regional Director of Programs , N Ca$105,372Aug. 8, 2019
███████ █████Executive Director, Southern California-Aug. 8, 2019
██████ ███████Director of Finance-Feb. 28, 2020
██████ ████████ ███████Director of Talent$106,496June 30, 2018
...and 21 more key personnel

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5Community Partnership for Children501(c)(3)$37 millionDaytona Beach, FL
6Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty To Children (MSPCC)501(c)(3)$17 millionLexington, MA
7Kansas Children's Service League (KCSL)501(c)(3)$16 millionWichita, KS
8Stanford Youth Solutions501(c)(3)$11 millionSacramento, CA
9Environmental Alternatives (EA)501(c)(3)$28 millionQuincy, CA
10Optimist Youth Homes and Family Services (OYHFS)501(c)(3)$28 millionLos Angeles, CA
11Sunny Hills Services501(c)(3)$11 millionSan Anselmo, CA
12Alternative Family Services501(c)(3)$21 millionSanta Rosa, CA
13A Better Way501(c)(3)$11 millionBerkeley, CA
14Edgewood Center for Children and Families501(c)(3)$30 millionSan Francisco, CA
15Penny Lane Centers501(c)(3)$60 millionNorth Hills, CA
16Golden State Family Services501(c)(3)$6.7 millionKingburg, CA
17TLC Child & Family Services (TLC)501(c)(3)$8.1 millionSebastopol, CA
18Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services501(c)(3)$59 millionPasadena, CA
19Koinonia Foster Homes501(c)(3)$28 millionLoomis, CA
20Bienvenidos Children's Center501(c)(3)$6.3 millionLos Angeles, CA
21Five Acres501(c)(3)$37 millionPasadena, CA
22Nuevo Amanecer Latino Childrens Services (NALCS)501(c)(3)$11 millionLos Angeles, CA
23Olive Crest501(c)(3)$48 millionSanta Ana, CA
24ChildNet Youth & Family Services501(c)(3)$32 millionLong Beach, CA
25The Unity Care Group501(c)(3)$17 millionSan Jose, CA